Teaching Woodworking Can Educate The Instructor
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I was in the shop last night helping a friend with a project for a college design course.The course required her to carry a furniture piece through the construction phase but seems they didn't do a lot of teaching on that part and my friend has no woodworking background.
I was happy to help (and do a bit of teaching along the way), though as we progressed it was me who ended up learning - or rather, re-learning.The furniture piece is a small wall-hung wine and liquor storage cabinet made of plywood.
She had purchased ½' birch ply from one of the big-box stores so it was pre-cut into 24' x 48' pieces.We cut everything to size on the table saw, taking the opportunity to discuss the best yield of the pieces (college students like to save money, of course), and then started to assemble the small piece with nailed b*tt joints.
As I attached the last side, everything fit but I had to force things into place.We stopped and spent five minutes measuring then checking for square.And there was the problem, I had forgotten one of the cardinal rules of woodworking: Never trust a factory edge - or in...