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Sawhorses for the Shop: Service Learning in the Woodshop

Course Overview

A stable of sturdy timbered sawhorses is a must around a place like North House: from boats to timber frames to front doors, the sawhorses in our woodshop support lots of student work (and even serve as an occasional picnic table!) Sharpen your chisel and come lend a hand as we construct eight new timbered sawhorses for campus, designed to be both utilitarian and reflective of our commitment to high-quality work. Students will learn the basics of mortise and tenon joinery, use professional timber framing tools and leave a legacy on campus. Prior experience woodworking is a plus, but is not required. Your participation includes lunch each day.

Course Details

Length: 2½ Days