Our Courses


Comprehensive Seven-Week Course in Woodworking

Monday Tuesday Wenesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 2, 2018 - February 22, 2018
no school Mon and Tue afternoons from 1-4
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$3400 + materials
max students = 8

This course is designed for serious students who want to explore woodworking and furniture construction. It covers the study of wood; learning to draw and read plans; the care, use and sharpening of hand tools; and the safe use and maintenance of machine tools. Students will also learn joinery, project design, wood turning, veneering, and wood bending through a series of lessons and individual projects. Because of other classes that are scheduled during the week, Monday and Tuesday classes will end at noon. Some Saturday classes will be offered at no additional charge.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 6, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$100 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!




Router Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 20, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$35 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.




Table Saw Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 27, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$35 materials
Sorry, Class full.

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 3, 2018
Prerequisite: Router Workshop
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner+
$100 materials
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!




Hollow Bottles

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 17, 2018
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level:
$100 materials
Sorry, Class full.

Learn end grain hollowing and turning a hollow vessel by means of a two part turning that will create a bottle so light, people will wonder how you ever hollowed it out through such a small hole! Teaches new methods of holding the stock, turning a tight fitting tenon, and new cuts and techniques.




Veneering

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 10, 2018
Instructor:
Level: all
$100 + $20 materials

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.




Picture Framing - Mat Cutting

Friday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Saturday 9:00 - Noon
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$75 + $15 materials
Sorry, Class full.

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.




Furniture Refinishing and Restoration

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 24, 2018
Instructor:
Level: all
$100 + $10 materials

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.




Woodworking- All Levels - Afternoons

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 3, 2018 - June 12, 2018
No classes Feb. 24-March 3 for school vacation.
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325 + 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.




Sharpening Clinic

Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
April 7, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$40 materials

Learn different methods of sharpening edge tools, and take the mystery out of getting that "perfect edge." We will cover bench chisels, plane irons, marking knives, lathe turning tools, and more. Bring your own tools, and go home with them sharpened!




Build a Shaker Candle Stand

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$180 + $80 materials
Sorry, Class full.

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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 19, 2018
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$100 materials
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!




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 9, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$100 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!




Joinery

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 16, 2018
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$100 materials

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




Woodworking Five Days in Four!

Monday Tuesday Wenesday Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
June 18, 2018 - June 21, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$550 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

This is an intensive one week course for all skill levels. We normally do this class Monday through Friday, but because of a scheduling conflict, we have lengthened the days and will do it Monday through Thursday. 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.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 8, 2018
Instructor: Jon Siegel
Level: beginner
$100 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

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 10, 2018 - November 12, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325 + 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
September 10, 2018 - November 12, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325 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
September 11, 2018 - November 13, 2018
Instructor:
Level: all
$325 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 11, 2018 - November 13, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325 + 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

Wenesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 12, 2018 - November 14, 2018
Instructor:
Level: all
$325 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.




Basic Woodworking

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner
$225 materials

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.




Wood Turning

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 20, 2018 - December 27, 2018
alternating Thursdays (Note: some class dates may be revised to accommodate holidays)
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$300 materials
Sorry, Class full.

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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 22, 2018
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$100 materials
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!




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 6, 2018
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$100 materials

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 13, 2018
Instructor:
Level: beginner+
$110 + $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.




Introduction to Woodworking Tools for Women

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Instructor:
Level: beginner
$100 + $20 materials

This class is for women, or moms and daughters, who would like to become comfortable and competent using everyday hand tools. In this weekend, you will make a beautiful lidded box, while learning how to use a variety of tools including a measuring tape, bevel gauge, combination square, drill driver, palm sander, hand plane, Japanese handsaw, wood burner, chisels and the small bandsaw. Moms who wish to also sign up their daughters, may due so. Minimum age is 10 years old. What a great way to work together while you each create your own 'masterpiece'! Liz is a professional woodworker who teaches woodworking to girls at Camp Oneway in Hebron, New Hampshire, during the summers. She owns and operates River's Bend Woodworking Studio in Plymouth, and is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.




Shaker Oval Boxes

Friday Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
October 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018
Saturday 9:00AM - Noon
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$100 + materials
max students = 10

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.




Shaker Dining Room Tray with Hand-cut Dovetails

Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
November 3, 2018
Instructor:
Level: all
$100 + $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.




Scroll Saw Seminar

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
November 17, 2018
Instructor: Kevin Gelinas
Level: all
$100 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!



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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