Belmont Hill School Summer Program Students’ work part 1

One of the greatest editions to any activity is having music play in the background; one of the greatest advantages of working with hand tools (as opposed to power tools) is that you can actually listen to music while woodworking. In our summer program classroom we have a Mac connected to speakers. I hooked the Mac to my play-list and ran my collections of song on random shuffle. If you want to listen to my play-list, here is the link:

In our class, she also built a doghouse and carved a dog paw to be fixed to the apex of the house's gable.

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Isabelle loves her little dog. For her Schnauzer she crafted several projects, including a beautiful ceramic leash hanger.

Kelly’s project was a one-drawer box. She learned how to make a
dovetail joint in just a few hours.

Then she made a tail on one piece flanked by two pins on the
other piece and connected the two pieces in a right angle dovetail.

First I gave her a cherry blank to
cut in two.

Once I saw she could make this joint with such great success, she went
on to build her box.





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Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.