Drafting for Woodworkers - Philip Lowe Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Drafting for Woodworkers - Philip Lowe



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Drafting for Woodworkers

with Philip Lowe
August 8-9, 2020

Saturday (9am-5pm) & Sunday (9am-4pm)

Materials Fee: $40
Required Tools: See Below

Registration Information

Total cost is $315; $275 Ticket and $40 Materials Fee. Lunch included. Limited to 12 people.

Located at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks: Route 1, Warren, Maine 04864.

To sign up, click the 'Add to Cart' button above or call: 800-327-2520. Full payment is processed at checkout, including a non-refundable $125 deposit. Students are eligible for a partial refund if a ticket is cancelled more than 30 days from the Workshop. The full ticket price is non-refundable within 30 days of the workshop. In the event that a Workshop needs to be cancelled, we will contact you 30 days before the scheduled date. A shipping address is requested at checkout as a physical ticket will be mailed. For more information call or email us.

Note: For customers unable to take projects with them, shipping charges apply.


Drafting for furniture is directed to those that need experience in laying out furniture projects. This course will begin with the use of the drafting tools and line definition. This will be followed by the principles of orthographic and isometric drawing techniques using wood joint for the subjects. With the incorporation of these joints a full size furniture detail will be drawn and stock lists developed for a simple furniture forms.

About the Instructor

Philip Lowe is a professional woodworker, teacher, and author from Beverly, Massachusetts. He taught at the North Bennet Street School in Boston for ten years and acted as head of their furniture-making department from 1980-1985.

Phil owns and operates a furniture making and restoration shop as well as a school, the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts. He is also a long-time contributing editor for Fine Woodworking Magazine.

Required Tools

Below are some of the tools we'll learn about in the class. We encourage you to bring your own tools or buy the required tools when you get here, as there are not enough classroom tools to outfit everyone.

Please do not bring tools in need of repair or major fettling – there will not be time to fully tune them for use during the workshop.

Please keep in mind, the best way to guarantee available tools for the class is to call ahead with an order. Some items on this list may be specific to another toolmaker. Please call us with any questions.

Note: The list below references tools Lie-Nielsen carries, though you are welcome to bring tools from other makers.

  • 30" or 36" T-Square
  • 12" 30/60 Degree Triangle
  • 12" 45 Degree Triangle
  • Architect's Hand Scale (28-0708)
  • Large Bow Compass (31-0408)
  • Mechanical Drafting Pencil
  • #4H Lead For Pencil
  • Lead Pointer
  • Erasing Shield
  • Mars Eraser
  • Drafting Tape
  • Clear Print Vellum Pad 11 x 17

All of these tools and supplies can be purchased online at: