Our Courses


Picture Framing - Mat Cutting

Friday Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
October 11, 2019 - October 12, 2019
Saturday 9:00 - Noon
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$90 + $20 materials

In this two-part workshop, Alan will teach you basic picture frame construction, including moldings, mat board, mounting, finishing, and hanging. You will construct a picture frame in class. You will construct an 8"x10" picture frame in class.




Wood Finishing

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 26, 2019
Instructor:
Level: beginner+
$125 + $10 materials

Excellent wood finishing results can be obtained using just a few tools and materials. You'll learn the basic steps to get a fine finish, using varnish, shellac and oil on practice boards. You'll also learn which brush or pad to use, and how to add color with stains, glazes and waxes. This is a one day intensive course with time for discussion.




Shaker Dining Room Tray with Hand-cut Dovetails

Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
November 2, 2019
Instructor:
Level: all
$125 + $30 materials

Learn how to lay out and cut dovetails as you make a Shaker-style dining room tray. Steve has helped hundreds of students cut their first dovetails and complete a project that they can display with pride. Even if you have some dovetail experience, this is a great chance to perfect your technique under the tutelage of a master craftsman.




Pen Turning

Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
November 8, 2019
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$75 materials
max students = 10

By turning a pen out of your favorite wood you can create a beautiful and personal holiday gift. Turning pens is easy and incredibly fun, and once you've tried it, you'll always think twice before throwing out your wood scraps! The class price includes a complete kit for one pen.




Woodworking Project Class Five Days

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$600 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

This is an intensive five day course for all skill levels. Choose your own project, and receive individualized instruction, whether you're a beginner or an advanced woodworker. Bring your own materials, or purchase them from our inventory.




Scroll Saw Seminar

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
November 23, 2019
Instructor: Kevin Gelinas
Level: all
$125 materials

There are many incredible ways to use the scroll saw, including countless techniques that most of us would never consider. We will share some of our techniques to help you get the most out of your scroll saw. Bring your scroll saw to class, or rent one of ours, and have fun as you learn!




Woodturning - Christmas Tree Ornaments

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
December 7, 2019
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: all
$125 materials

This class will be a fun day of turning small ornaments to decorate your tree or give as gifts. No turning experience is required. If you have some turning experience, you can turn some captured rings or work on another challenging project. If you have your own turning tools, bring them to class and we'll help you sharpen them.




Cutting Boards for Christmas!

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
December 14, 2019
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$125 materials
max students = 12
Sorry, Class full.

The perfect time to spend a day in the shop and crank out some useful Christmas gifts for your loved ones. You may choose from several designs to make some small slicing boards and also a 'glued-up' lamination with personalized design stripes of different woods.




Drafting 101 Monday pm

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
December 30, 2019
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$50 materials

This is a great class to learn how to visualize and draw your projects on paper. If you have taken any of our project classes, you already know that we will be asking for some plans. Brian will teach you how to draw your plans, in an organized format. He will show you the best way to draw the views, what tools to use, and also will explain how to scale your drawings so they will fit on the paper. We will offer this class in two nights. However, if you can only make one of the nights, you will still gain a wealth of information. Sign up for Tue and Wed night separately, or just one of the nights.




Drafting 101 Friday pm

Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 3, 2020
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$50 materials

This is a great class to learn how to visualize and draw your projects on paper. If you have taken any of our project classes, you already know that we will be asking for some plans. Brian will teach you how to draw your plans, in an organized format. He will show you the best way to draw the views, what tools to use, and also will explain how to scale your drawings so they will fit on the paper. We will offer this class in two nights. However, if you can only make one of the nights, you will still gain a wealth of information. Sign up for Monday and Friday night separately, or just one of the nights.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 4, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$125 materials
Sorry, Class full.

This one-day seminar provides hands-on instruction in basic spindle turning. You'll learn the fundamentals of tool selection, sharpening, and turning between centers. Do you own your own lathe tools? Bring them to class, and take them home properly sharpened!




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 6, 2020 - March 16, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$350 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 stude




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 6, 2020 - March 16, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$350 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 7, 2020 - March 17, 2020
Instructor: Scott Goodell
Level: all
$350 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking- All Levels - Afternoons

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 7, 2020 - March 17, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$350 + materials
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 8, 2020 - March 18, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$350 + materials
max students = 8

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 8, 2020 - March 18, 2020
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$350 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Router Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 18, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$50 materials

Alan will help you learn to get the most out of your router. You will learn how to select a router, do partial and full edge shaping, decorative and plain edging, dado and rabbet cuts, picture frame moldings, dovetails, etc. He will also discuss jigs, guides and templates.




Wood Turning

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 23, 2020 - April 30, 2020
alternating Thursdays
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$350 materials
max students = 8

An introductory class for beginning and intermediate wood turners. Marcel will spend time on both spindle turning and bowl turning. He will cover tool selection, sharpening, tool use and control, mounting methods, and finishing techniques. You will work on a variety of projects, and we will provide practice materials.




Table Saw Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 25, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$50 materials

Demonstrations and discussions on how to select a table saw and operate it safely. Instruction will include basic cutting methods, making raised panels, joints and more. Also learn about jigs and fixtures you can build yourself.




Hands-on Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 1, 2020
Prerequisite: Router Workshop
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner+
$125 materials

Bring your own router or use one of ours. This class is designed to help you get familiar with a router's parts, setup and use. We'll do a number of exercises and projects, and you will learn edge routing, inside and outside profiling, various methods of holding your workpiece and how to use a router table. Space is limited!




Lidded Boxes

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 1, 2020
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level:
$125 + $10 materials
max students = 8

Learn end grain hollowing as you make a round, keepsake box with a tight fitting lid. Marcel will go over ways to hold the wood, tool selection and techniques, and of course safety. This is a new, challenging skill that will open up all sorts of different and exciting projects for you.




Veneering

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 7, 2020
Instructor:
Level: all
$125 + $30 materials
max students = 10

Learn the tools and techniques to successfully cut, match, tape and glue veneers. Brian will cover substrates and adhesives, inlay and boarder techniques, and the use of a vacuum press will be discussed and demonstrated. Make your own table top in this hands-on workshop.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 14, 2020
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$125 + $10 materials
max students = 8

This class will cover the fundamentals of bowl turning, including tool selection and sharpening, mounting methods, turning procedures, and finishes. You will also be introduced to "green" bowl turning. Everyone turns a bowl!




Furniture Refinishing and Restoration

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 21, 2020
Instructor:
Level: all
$125 + $20 materials
max students = 10

Caring for antiques and fine furniture requires special attention to the finish. You'll learn about historical materials and techniques, and how to recreate traditional finishes using today's shellac, varnish, wax and natural pigments. New, safer finish removers make refinishing more enjoyable, but we'll also show you how to revive finishes without stripping. Feel free to bring a small item to touch up, or a problem photo for class discussion. Practice materials will be provided. Ten students maximum.




Build a Shaker Candle Stand

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 28, 2020 - March 29, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$250 + $80 materials
max students = 8

Spend two days in the shop with us and build a shaker candle stand table. The table will have a turned pedistal, three curved legs with sliding dovetails and a round top.



About Homestead

Homestead Woodworking School offers a variety of classes for novice, intermediate, and advanced woodworkers who are eager to improve their skills. Our enthusiastic instructors are professional woodworkers with different areas of specialization, but with a common dedication to helping others learn the intricacies of their craft.

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