Kevin Drake Teaching at the Northwest Woodworking School, Summer 2012

Glen-Drake Dovetail Saw

Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake Tools will be teaching “Making and Using Western Handsaws” at The Northwest Woodworking School in Portland, OR this summer.

Jul 30 – Aug 3


Level: All Levels Welcome

Materials: $TBD

In this class Kevin Glen Drake will guide you through the saw-making process. Using the materials provided, you will make a saw-vise and two western carcass saws, one rip and one crosscut. Saw geometry and long-term saw maintenance will be emphasized. You will not only learn how to set and sharpen a saw, but you will also learn how to shape the teeth for the job at hand. The skills you will carry away from this class will enable you to maintain your saws the same way you maintain your planes and chisels to keep them sharp and effective.

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About Kevin Drake
After graduating from the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking nine-month program in 2000, Kevin Glen Drake remained in Fort Bragg, CA and launched the Glen-Drake Toolworks.  His growing line of attention-getting joinery tools includes two unique saw designs and an excellent marking gauge. Kevin is a confessed tool-junkie and focuses on the process of making and using tools.