Participant Information – Chippendale Chair Class



The total materials cost for Walnut Chair kits are $160.

Please bring a check for Jeff Miller to class.


Tool List for the Chippendale Chair Class


  • #4 smoothing plane
  • block plane or #2 smoothing plane
  • router plane
  • shoulder plane
  • flat bottom and curved bottom spokeshaves

optional: jointer plane, compass plane



  • A set of bench chisels
  • 3/16”, ¼”, and 5/16” mortise chisels



  •  Tenon saw (rip)
  • Crosscut saw
  • Small flush-trim saw (I like the Lee Valley kugihiki saw)


Card scraper, file, and burnisher

Carving gouge #7 sweep, somewhere in the range of 11 to 14 mm wide

Rasps – medium/fine cabinetmaker’s rasp

Marking gauges. It will help to have more than one. I prefer the type with the cutting disk or a knife to the ones with points.


Bevel Gauge

6” and 24” rules

.5mm and regular pencils

Safety gear: eye and hearing protection, dust mask


Lie-Nielsen Toolworks extends a 10% discount to our students, please contact them for more details.


A fully catered lunch is served every day and drinks and snacks are provided all day. Please let us know in advance of any special dietary needs.  It is a good idea to make your lodging reservations well in advance.


Call or email Jeff with any questions on tools, materials or design and please check the web site for any updates.  |   Kelly Mehler (859) 986-5540   |