Brief: Hand carve a vessel from a pine board; no sanding.

Brief: Hand carve a vessel from a pine board; no sanding.

Lamination sample: 8 ply

Lamination sample: 8 ply

Brief: Make a cleat by hand

Brief: Make a cleat by hand

Hand-turned maple handles. McCurdy acquired a set of hand forged chisels and gauges in Bali in 2011. She made handles for three of them in 2016 to demonstrate capability on a wood lathe.

Hand-turned maple handles. McCurdy acquired a set of hand forged chisels and gauges in Bali in 2011. She made handles for three of them in 2016 to demonstrate capability on a wood lathe.

A RISD right of passage: the hand-planed board.

A RISD right of passage: the hand-planed board.

Hand cut joints.

Cherry stool. Fabricated by McCurdy. 2015. Designed by Makeville, Brooklyn. Danish oil.

Cherry mallet. Fabricated by McCurdy using exclusively hand tools. 2015. Design by Makeville Brooklyn. Tung oil.