Joiners Horse

12 hrs     $140 + $75 f/ materials

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Class Description

The Joiner’s Horse is a solid-compact work-holding shop or worksite companion that is portable and versatile.  .  It will hold the work piece firmly for hand planing, sawing; chisel work, or routing and sanding.  Prepared stock for the project is bored, edged, glued, smoothed and assembled by the student.  The Horse disassembles into easy to disassemble and transport pieces. 

2 days    (6hrs ea. day)     9am-4pm     4-6 people       $140 + $75 materials = $215

Day One:

  • plans and layout

  • boring dog holes

  • gluing the top to the apron and

  • gluing the leg pieces. 

Day Two:

  • Un-clamp to and clean up the glue joints

  • round of all edges; drill dog holes in legs

  • un-clamp the legs and clean up the glue joints

  • round of all edges

  • cut foot notches on band-saw

  • prepare pre-cut stretcher and assemble horse

  • assemble vice.

About the Instructor

With John Shinneman as your guide with his 38 years of furniture joinery and shop machinery expertise at your service.

How to Get Here & Where to Stay:

We’re in-town with many choices for lodging, stores, and restaurants, all within a 5 minute walk through our little Seaside Village.   There are airport shuttles, Lyft/Uber/Taxi, and a popular free bus system.  A car is unnecessary here.  Recommending a place to stay (there are plenty to choose from) is difficult as they range greatly in price and accommodations, from B&B, Motel, Inn, and Air B&B/VRBO.  Let Google be your guide.   

The Learning Lab’s Wood Shop is located behind Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), and behind the Children’s Theater, and behind the Island Dance Theater.  The address is 723 Camano Avenue in Langley WA (commonly known as the old Langley Middle School) and parking for the Wood Shop is best on the West side of the campus in what is now The South Whidbey Community Center.

Class Policies, Liability Waiver, & Cancellations:

When a class is reserved by you, you may CANCEL the class up to 10 business days prior to the day of the class for a full refund (minus a $25 fee that covers credit card processing fees and administrative work). Cancellations less than 10 business days prior will be given a refund (less $25) if we can find someone else to fill your place.  If we cancel a class for any reason, a full refund of any paid-in-advance funds will be returned to registrants.  Participants may be asked to sign a WAIVER of liability in which they take responsibility for their safety, represent they are not sensory impaired, have no medical conditions of which our Staff ought to be aware, are knowledgeable of and will abide by Shop SAFETY rules, and they are representing they can physically, knowledgeably, and safely operate the tools of the Shop.  

The Learning Lab is comprised of The Wood Shop, The Kitchen,

and The Garden/Greenhouse and located in the new South Whidbey Community Center

(old Middle School) and just behind WICA

 Sponsored by:   Living Design Foundation  a 501(c)(3)

723 Camano Ave. Langley WA 98260

Tel: 970-381-4091