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.




Wood Turning

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 25, 2018 - May 3, 2018
alternating Thursdays
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.




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!




Wood Finishing

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 10, 2018
Instructor:
Level: beginner+
$100 + $10 materials
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.




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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 31, 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!




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 2, 2018 - June 11, 2018
(No class vacation week, April 25)
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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 2, 2018 - June 11, 2018
(No class vacation week, April 24)
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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 3, 2018 - June 12, 2018
(No class vacation week, April 24)
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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




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.




Woodworking - All Levels

Wenesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 4, 2018 - June 13, 2018
(No class vacation week, April 24)
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 forty+ 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.




Basic Woodworking

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner
$225 materials
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 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!




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 2, 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

Thursday 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

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: Alan Mitchell
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

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

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

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

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.



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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