Our Courses


Sharpening Clinic

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
March 20, 2021
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$60
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

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!




Drawer construction with Bob LaCivita

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 10, 2021 - April 11, 2021
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner+
$290 + $20 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

Bob will teach you how to build a drawer that fits perfectly into the opening. We are looking for that 'piston fit' that moves like silk and stays aligned. Each piece will be meticulously fitted and then assembled. You will also learn to decorate the front with either string inlay, a cockbead, or other embellishments, as time allows. It is highly suggested you bring a Lie Nielsen low angle #60-1/2 block plane, or similar. This is a two day class. Materials will be provided.




Turning a Goblet

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 17, 2021
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level:
$135 + $10 materials
max students = 8

Learn end grain hollowing while turning a goblet type vessel. You will be turning between centers, and learning how to hold your workpiece in a chuck. This class is great for those with some turning experience, and especially for those of you who have taken the Thursday eve woodturning program. It teaches new methods of holding the stock, as well as new cuts and techniques. Maybe Matt will even show you how to include a 'captured ring'!




Summer Projects class Afternoons -All Levels

Tuesday Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
June 29, 2021 - August 18, 2021
Please check the dates below
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$225 + materials
max students = 10

This class is for those who have taken the 10 week 'All Levels' project classes, and need a little extra time to finish their projects. Or, perhaps to start a new project and get a head start on the next session. And, anyone else who would like to come and work on a project in our shop, with the guidance of an instructor. The class will meet from 2-5pm, for 6 classes. The dates will be; Tuesday June 29, Tuesday July 6, Tuesday July 20, Tuesday July 27, Tuesday August 17, and Wednesday, August 18. Space will be limited. You supply your own lumber. (no recycled lumber please)




Projects class- evening summer sessions

Monday Tuesday Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
July 19, 2021 - July 28, 2021
please check the dates below
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$225 + materials
max students = 10

This class is for those who have taken the 10 week 'All Levels' project classes, and need a little extra time to finish their projects. Or, perhaps to start a new project and get a head start on the next session. And, anyone else who would like to come and work on a project in our shop, with the guidance of an instructor. The class will meet from 6:30-9:30pm, six nights, on the following dates: Monday July 19, Tuesday July 20, Wednesday July 21, Monday July 26, Tuesday July 27 and Wednesday July 28th. You supply your own wood. (no recycled wood please). Space will be limited.




How to select and buy wood plus machine safety

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 21, 2021
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$60 materials

This class is designed to help the novice know how to identify and select the best lumber for his/her projects. We will discuss how lumber is milled, moisture content, wood characteristics, defects, etc. We will also talk about shop machine safety. If you have enrolled in one of the ten week Woodworking All Levels class, this will be very helpful. We can also help you calculate how much lumber to buy for your upcoming project.




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
August 23, 2021 - November 1, 2021
No class on Labor Day
Instructor: Alan Mitchell & Owain Harris
Level: all
$375 + 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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23, 2021 - November 1, 2021
No class on Labor Day
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
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
August 24, 2021 - October 26, 2021
Instructor: Scott Goodell
Level: all
$375 + 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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 24, 2021 - October 26, 2021
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
August 25, 2021 - October 27, 2021
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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 25, 2021 - October 27, 2021
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
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
August 26, 2021 - October 28, 2021
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner+
$350 + $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
August 28, 2021
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$140 + $10 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! Projects include a bud vase and pen!




Wood Turning

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 9, 2021 - December 16, 2021
alternating Thursdays some dates may have to be altered to accommodate holidays
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$350 materials
max students = 9
Sorry, Class full.

An introductory class for beginning and intermediate wood turners. Matt 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.




Router Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 11, 2021
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.




Basic Woodworking weekend

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 25, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Two day class
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner+
$300 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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 2, 2021
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$140 + $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!




Level Two Spindle Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
October 9, 2021
Some spindle turning experience required
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level:
$80 materials
max students = 8

This class is intended for students who have had some experience turning wood between centers. Learn how to turn small objects like drawer knobs, finials, wine bottle stoppers, etc. We will explore different methods of holding your work, how to make the 'proper' cuts, and how to finish the projects right on the lathe! There will be some demonstrations and plenty of hands-on practice for each student.




Wood Finishing

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
October 16, 2021
Instructor: Gary Wood
Level: beginner+
$140 + $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.




Shaker Oval Boxes

Friday Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
October 22, 2021 - October 23, 2021
Saturday 9:00AM - Noon
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$145 + 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
October 30, 2021
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$135 + $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 6, 2021
Instructor:
Level: all
$145 + $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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
November 13, 2021
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$140 + $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!



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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