Joinery Basics: Half-Blind Dovetails

  • July 12, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 22 High Street, 3rd Floor
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No woodworking experience required.

Dovetail joints are a sign of true craftsmanship. Learn how to make a half-blind dovetail, a type of joinery commonly used in drawer-making.

Learn: Students will learn how to layout and cut a half-blind dovetail joint using a handsaw and chisel, for use on drawers and case pieces. Joining drawer sides to drawer fronts using the half-blind joint leaves the front of the drawer without visible joiinery while providing superior, interlocking strength.

Tuesday, July 12  |  6pm - 9pm
Cost: $45 members; $54 supporters; $60 non-members

Instructor: Paul Boa

Fueled by a passion for woodworking, engineering and building, Paul’s career has included carpentry, cabinetmaking, timber framing, CAD/CAM, production design and teaching. After graduating from the George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology, Paul ran his own cabinetmaking shop in his native Toronto. During a timber framing class at Bensonwood in 1987, Paul found the path to combine his love of large construction with fine woodworking. He and his wife immigrated to Alstead, NH, Paul joined the Bensonwood Beam Team, and he hasn’t looked back.

Payment and Refund Policy

Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 14 days before the start of the class by contacting or by calling 802-257-3935.

There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. 

HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

HatchSpace is a project of The Hatch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  •  Brattleboro, VT  •  •  (802) 257-3935
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