Our Courses


Introduction to Woodworking Five Days

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner+
$700 + $175 materials
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

A comprehensive class in basic woodworking. We will cover how to select and buy hardwoods, how to calculate board feet, our own 7 step milling process to mill lumber from rough to finish dimensions, and how to match grains, etc while laminating boards together. We will also cover the use of hand tools, machine operations and safety, joinery, building a dovetailed drawer, sanding and finishing techniques, sharpening and tool maintenance, and anything else we can find time for! During this class, each student will build a Shaker design end table with mortise and tenon joinery, tapered legs, a fitted, dovetail drawer and a laminated top. While you are here you will enjoy the spacious, well lit, bench room, with your own personal bench to work on, and the machine room equipped with top notch machinery that is well maintained. If you are traveling from a long distance, we can offer you the option of having your projects shipped directly to your home (for an additional charge).




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
August 31, 2020 - November 8, 2020
Instructor:
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




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 5, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$135 + $10 materials
max students = 9

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

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 8, 2020 - November 10, 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
September 8, 2020 - November 10, 2020
There will be no class on April 7 and April 28
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

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 9, 2020 - November 11, 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 twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 9, 2020 - November 11, 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.




Lidded Boxes

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 19, 2020
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level:
$135 + $10 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

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.




Wood Turning

Thursday Saturday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 24, 2020
alternating Thursdays some dates may have to be altered to accommodate holidays
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$350 materials
max students = 9

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.




Basic Woodworking

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 26, 2020 - September 27, 2020
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner
$270 + $25 materials
max students = 9

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
October 3, 2020
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$135 + $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!




Wood Finishing

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 10, 2020
Instructor:
Level: beginner+
$135 + $20 materials
max students = 8

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 Oval Boxes

Friday Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
October 16, 2020 - October 17, 2020
Saturday: 9:00 AM to noon
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$135 + materials
max students = 8

This two session workshop will teach you how to make oval Shaker boxes. You can make as many boxes as time allows (typically two or three). We include a class booklet with project instructions, patterns, and sources for all materials.




Picture Framing - Mat Cutting

Friday Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
October 23, 2020 - October 24, 2020
Saturday 9:00 - Noon
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$135 + $25 materials
max students = 8

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.




Cutting Boards for Christmas!

Thursday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 31, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$135 + $20 materials
max students = 8

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.




Pen Turning

Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
November 6, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$80 + $5 materials
max students = 8

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.




Shaker Dining Room Tray with Hand-cut Dovetails

Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
November 7, 2020
Instructor:
Level: all
$135 + $30 materials
max students = 8

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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
November 14, 2020
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$135 + $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!




Woodturning - Christmas Tree Ornaments

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
December 5, 2020
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: all
$135 + $10 materials
max students = 8

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.



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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