Our Courses


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.




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
Sorry, Class full.

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.




Cutting Boards for Christmas!

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




Pen Turning

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

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
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 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.




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 4, 2021 - March 8, 2021
Some dates may have to be adjusted due to holidays. We will figure it out with the class
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




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 4, 2021 - March 8, 2021
Some dates may have to be adjusted due to holidays.
Instructor: Roger Myers
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 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 5, 2021 - March 9, 2021
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 5, 2021 - March 9, 2021
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
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
January 6, 2021 - March 10, 2021
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
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.




Woodworking - All Levels

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 6, 2021 - March 10, 2021
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 16, 2021
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.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 23, 2021
Instructor:
Level: beginner
$145 materials
max students = 8

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!




Wood Turning

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 28, 2021 - May 6, 2021
alternating Thursdays
Instructor:
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 30, 2021
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.




Hands-on Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 6, 2021
Prerequisite: Router Workshop
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: beginner+
$135 materials
max students = 10

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!




Basic Woodworking

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 20, 2021 - February 21, 2021
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.




Picture Framing - Mat Cutting

Friday Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
March 5, 2021 - March 6, 2021
Saturday 9:00 - Noon
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$135 + $25 materials
max students = 8

In this two-part workshop, Brian 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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 13, 2021
Instructor: Matt Newton
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!




Furniture Refinishing and Restoration

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 27, 2021
Instructor:
Level: all
$135 + $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.



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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