Our Courses


Shaker Oval Boxes

Friday Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
October 28, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Saturday 9:00AM - Noon
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$160 + 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.




Cutting Boards for Christmas!

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
November 5, 2022
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$160 + $20 materials
max students = 10
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.




Shaker Dining Room Tray with Hand-cut Dovetails

Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
November 19, 2022
Instructor:
Level: all
$160 + $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.




Wood Finishing

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
December 3, 2022
four spots available
Instructor: Gary Wood
Level: all
$160 + $20 materials
max students = 10

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.




Woodturning - Christmas Tree Ornaments

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
December 17, 2022
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$160 + $10 materials
max students = 9
Sorry, Class full.

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. If not, we have plenty to share.




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 2, 2023 - March 6, 2023
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: all
$375 + 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 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 2, 2023 - March 6, 2023
Some dates may have to be changed to accommodate holidays
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$375 + materials
max students = 9
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
January 3, 2023 - March 7, 2023
Instructor: Scott Goodell
Level: all
$375 + 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 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 3, 2023 - March 7, 2023
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$375 + 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 4, 2023 - March 8, 2023
Only three spaces left!
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$375 + 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 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 4, 2023 - March 8, 2023
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: all
$375 + 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.




Basic Woodworking 101

Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 5, 2023 - March 9, 2023
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner+
$375 + $50 materials
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

Learn the basics of woodworking from a master craftsman. Bob will teach you about selecting and buying lumber, project design, joinery, lay out methods and tools, hand tools, sharpening, machine use and safety, and a whole lot more. Instruction will be a combination of lessons and hands-on activities to reinforce the skills you are shown. This class is an excellent way for someone to get started in the world of woodworking. You will learn many ' tricks of the trade’ and skills that will help you for future projects. Class will meet once a week, Thursdays, from 1-4 in the afternoon, for a total of ten weeks.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 7, 2023
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$170 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! Projects include a bud vase and a pen!




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 14, 2023
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$160 + $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!




Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 21, 2023

Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: beginner
$70 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.




Spindle Turning Basics

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 26, 2023 - February 16, 2023
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner
$225 materials
max students = 8

This four night seminar provides hands-on instruction in basic spindle turning. Class will meet every Thursday eve from 6:30-9:30, for a total of 4 classes. You will learn the fundamentals of tool selection, sharpening, and turning between centers. Each night you will learn new skills and build on the ones you had the previous week. We will provide materials for practice and projects. Class will begin on September 29th and end on October 20.




Hands-on Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
January 28, 2023
Prerequisite: Router Workshop
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: beginner+
$165 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!




Lidded Boxes

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 11, 2023
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$160 + $10 materials
max students = 8

Learn end grain hollowing as you make a round, keepsake box with a tight fitting lid. Matt 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.




Table Saw Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 18, 2023
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: beginner
$70 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.




Bowl Turning Basics

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
February 23, 2023 - March 16, 2023
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner
$225 materials
max students = 8

This bowl turning class will meet on Thursday nights for four classes. You will learn how to cut and select your wood, mounting methods, tool selection, and the proper methods of using the tools. We will also teach you how to sharpen your tools, finishing methods, and a whole lot more! The Homestead Woodworking School will provide materials for practice and projects. This class is a great chance to learn the proper techniques to bowl turning, bowl design, and to get your questions answered!




Basic Woodworking weekend

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 25, 2023 - February 26, 2023
Two day class
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: beginner+
$320 materials
max students = 10

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 Selection and Stock Preparation

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 4, 2023
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$160 + $10 materials
max students = 10

We get so many questions about how to buy lumber and properly prepare it for our projects, that we’ve designed this class for you! Roger will cover selecting and buying lumber, and how it is graded and sold. He will also explain the differences in the ways lumber is sawn (flat sawn, rift sawn, quarter sawn) and why it is important to understand. Learn how to develop your stock list before you visit the lumber yard, and how to lay out and choose the right boards for your project. Book matches, slip matches and grain orientation will all be discussed. From there, you will learn the milling operations to go from rough sawn to ready to use lumber. Including; rough ripping, and cross-cutting, jointer operation, planer operation, table saw and band saw. All of this through demonstrations and individual hands-on activities. Save the return trips to the lumber yard, and get it right the first time!




Sharpening Clinic

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
March 18, 2023
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$60 materials
max students = 10

Learn different methods of sharpening edge tools, and take the mystery out of getting that "perfect edge." Bob will cover the difference between natural stones, oil stones, diamond stones, and water stones. He will also teach you how to select a grinder, and use it to create the bevel you need. Feel free to bring bench chisels, plane irons, marking knives, lathe turning tools, and more. Or, you can sharpen some of ours!



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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