Our Courses


Level Two Spindle Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
October 9, 2021
Some spindle turning experience required
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level:
$80
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
Sorry, Class full.

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
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!




Woodturning - Christmas Tree Ornaments

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
December 11, 2021
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$135 + $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 3, 2022 - March 7, 2022
Some dates may need to be changed to accommodate holidays
Instructor: Owain Harris
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

Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 3, 2022 - March 7, 2022
Some dates may have to be changed to accommodate holidays
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 twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 4, 2022 - March 8, 2022
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 4, 2022 - March 8, 2022
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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 5, 2022 - March 9, 2022
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 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 5, 2022 - March 9, 2022
Instructor:
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 6, 2022 - March 10, 2022
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.




Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 15, 2022

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

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 27, 2022 - May 5, 2022
alternating Thursdays
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$350 materials
max students = 8

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.




Table Saw Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5, 2022
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.




Basic Woodworking weekend

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 19, 2022 - February 20, 2022
Two day class
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 12, 2022
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!




Sharpening Clinic

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
March 19, 2022
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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