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!




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 5, 2021 - June 7, 2021
Instructor:
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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 5, 2021 - June 7, 2021
Some dates may have to be adjusted due to holidays.
Instructor: Roger Myers
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

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 6, 2021 - June 8, 2021
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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 6, 2021 - June 8, 2021
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 7, 2021 - June 9, 2021
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 7, 2021 - June 9, 2021
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
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 forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




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'!




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 8, 2021
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$135 + $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!




Basic Woodworking 2

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 15, 2021 - May 16, 2021
Two day class
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner+
$295 materials
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

We have added this class because of the overwhelming response to the one listed in February. Sign up quickly, as this too will fill up! 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
June 5, 2021
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$135 + $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
June 12, 2021
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: all
$145 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!




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.




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

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

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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 2, 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!




Wood Finishing

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
October 16, 2021
Instructor:
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.



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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