Our Courses


Shaker Dining Room Tray with Hand-cut Dovetails

Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
November 6, 2021
Instructor:
Level: all
$145 + $30 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

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.




Woodturning - Christmas Tree Ornaments

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
December 11, 2021
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$135 + $10 materials
max students = 9
Sorry, Class full.

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. If not, we have plenty to share.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 2, 2022
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner
$145 materials
max students = 8
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!




Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 15, 2022

Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: beginner
$60 materials

Roger 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.




Hands-on Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
January 22, 2022
Prerequisite: Router Workshop
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: beginner+
$140 materials
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

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!




Wood Turning

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 27, 2022 - May 5, 2022
alternating Thursdays
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$350 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

An introductory class for beginning and intermediate wood turners. Matt 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
February 5, 2022
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: beginner
$60 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.




Sharpening Clinic

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
March 19, 2022
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$60 materials
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

Learn different methods of sharpening edge tools, and take the mystery out of getting that "perfect edge." Bob will cover the difference between natural stones, oil stones, diamond stones, and water stones. He will also teach you how to select a grinder, and use it to create the bevel you need. Feel free to bring bench chisels, plane irons, marking knives, lathe turning tools, and more. Or, you can sharpen some of ours!




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
March 28, 2022 - May 30, 2022
Instructor: Owain Harris
Level: all
$375 + 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 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
March 28, 2022 - May 30, 2022
Some dates may have to be changed to accommodate holidays
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$375 + materials
max students = 9
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
March 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Instructor: Scott Goodell
Level: all
$375 + 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 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
March 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$375 + materials
max students = 9
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.




Woodworking - All Levels

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
March 30, 2022 - June 1, 2022
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$375 + 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.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
March 30, 2022 - June 1, 2022
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: all
$375 + 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.




Basic Woodworking 101

Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
March 31, 2022 - June 2, 2022
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner+
$375 + $50 materials
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

Learn the basics of woodworking from a master craftsman. Bob will teach you about selecting and buying lumber, project design, joinery, lay out methods and tools, hand tools, sharpening, machine use and safety, and a whole lot more. Instruction will be a combination of lessons and hands-on activities to reinforce the skills you are shown. This class is an excellent way for someone to get started in the world of woodworking. You will learn many ' tricks of the trade’ and skills that will help you for future projects. Class will meet once a week, Thursdays, from 1-4 in the afternoon, for a total of ten weeks.




Basic Woodworking weekend May

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 21, 2022 - May 22, 2022
Two day class
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner+
$320 materials
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

An intensive 2-day course designed to give you the foundation you need to build projects without the "oops" factor! This class will concentrate on material choice, layout, joinery, hand and power tools and more. Through instructor demonstrations and extensive hands-on student work, the mysteries of woodworking will be clarified.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 28, 2022
ONE SPOT OPEN!
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$150 + $10 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

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!




Joinery

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 4, 2022
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$150 materials
max students = 12

Bob will discuss all the basic woodworking joints, including edge joints, splines, mortise and tenons, dovetails, cope & stick, and more. You'll get a chance to create a variety of joints as well.




Basic Woodworking Weekend June

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 11, 2022 - June 12, 2022
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner+
$320 materials
max students = 10

An intensive 2-day course designed to give you the foundation you need to build projects without the "oops" factor! This class will concentrate on material choice, layout, joinery, hand and power tools and more. Through instructor demonstrations and extensive hands-on student work, the mysteries of woodworking will be clarified.




Bowl Turning

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 18, 2022
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$140 + $10 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

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!




Summer Projects Class Tuesday Evenings

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
June 28, 2022 - July 26, 2022
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$200 + materials
max students = 8

This class is for those who have taken the 10 week 'All Levels' project classes, and need a little extra time to finish their projects. Or, perhaps to start a new project and get a head start on the next session. And, anyone else who would like to come and work on a project in our shop, with the guidance of an instructor. The class will meet from 6:30-9:30pm, for 5 classes. The dates will be; Tuesday June 28, Tuesday July 5, Tuesday July 12, Tuesday July 19, and Tuesday July 26. Space will be limited. You supply your own lumber. (no recycled lumber please)




Summer Projects Class Thursday Evenings

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
June 30, 2022 - July 28, 2022
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$200 + materials
max students = 8

This class is for those who have taken the 10 week 'All Levels' project classes, and need a little extra time to finish their projects. Or, perhaps to start a new project and get a head start on the next session. And, anyone else who would like to come and work on a project in our shop, with the guidance of an instructor. The class will meet from 6:30-9:30pm, for 5 classes. The dates will be; Thursday June 30, Thursday July 7, Thursday July 14, Thursday July 21, and Thursday July 28. Space will be limited. You supply your own lumber. (no recycled lumber please)




Bowl Turning July

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
July 16, 2022
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: all
$150 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

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!



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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