Our Courses


Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 7, 2019 - March 18, 2019
No classes Feb. 25-March 2 for school vacation
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

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 9, 2019 - March 20, 2019
Vacation Week 2/26/2017 - 3/2/2017
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
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.




Drafting 101 Friday pm

Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 3, 2020
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$50 materials

This is a great class to learn how to visualize and draw your projects on paper. If you have taken any of our project classes, you already know that we will be asking for some plans. Brian will teach you how to draw your plans, in an organized format. He will show you the best way to draw the views, what tools to use, and also will explain how to scale your drawings so they will fit on the paper.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 4, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$125 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 18, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$50 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 23, 2020 - April 30, 2020
alternating Thursdays
Instructor: Marcel Durette
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 25, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$50 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 1, 2020
Prerequisite: Router Workshop
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: beginner+
$125 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!




Hands-On Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 7, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$125 materials
max students = 12

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!




Picture Framing - Mat Cutting

Friday Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
March 13, 2020 - March 14, 2020
Saturday 9:00 - Noon
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$100 + $25 materials
max students = 10

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.




Lidded Boxes

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 21, 2020
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level:
$125 + $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.




Drafting 101 Wednesday pm

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
March 25, 2020
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$50 materials

This is a great class to learn how to visualize and draw your projects on paper. If you have taken any of our project classes, you already know that we will be asking for some plans. Brian will teach you how to draw your plans, in an organized format. He will show you the best way to draw the views, what tools to use, and also will explain how to scale your drawings so they will fit on the paper.




Build a Shaker Candle Stand

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 28, 2020 - March 29, 2020
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$250 + $80 materials
max students = 8

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.




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
March 30, 2020 - June 8, 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 stude




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
March 30, 2020 - June 15, 2020
There will be no class on April 6 and April 27
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$350 + 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
March 31, 2020 - June 9, 2020
There will be no class on April 28 for school vacation
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
March 31, 2020 - June 16, 2020
There will be no class on April 7 and April 28
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$350 + 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

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 1, 2020 - June 10, 2020
no class on April 24th due to vacation
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$350 + 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

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 1, 2020 - June 17, 2020
There will be no class on April 8 and April 29
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$350 + 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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 4, 2020
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$125 + $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!




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 9, 2020
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$125 + $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
June 13, 2020
Instructor:
Level: all
$125 + $20 materials
max students = 7

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 Five Days

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 29, 2020 - July 3, 2020
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$600 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

This is an intensive one week course for all skill levels. Choose your own project, and receive individualized instruction, whether you're a beginner or an advanced woodworker. Bring your own materials, or you may purchase them from our local sources.




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).



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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