Our Courses


Curved Work

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 9, 2016
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$100
Sorry, Class full.

Bob will demonstrate, and explain how to do curved work for your projects including, bent laminations, coopering, cutting curves with a band saw, fitting curved work to flat work, etc. There will be many new techniques and processes shown and he may even give you a chance to try some yourself!




Elegant Boxes

Friday 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
September 9, 2016 - October 14, 2016
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$100 + $30 materials
Sorry, Class full.

During the six weeks you will build a keepsake box from one of several designs you can choose from and then turn it into a one-of-a-kind treasure by embellishing it with inlay and banding. You will learn basic box construction and joinery options, inlay and decoration, and finishing. You will probably want to keep this for yourself, but note it will be done in time for Christmas!




Shaker Oval Boxes

Friday Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
October 28, 2016 - October 29, 2016
Saturday: 9:00 AM to noon
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$90 + materials
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.




Comprehensive Ten-Week Course in Woodworking

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
January 9, 2017 - March 24, 2017
no school the week of Feb. 20-24
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$4850 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

This course is designed for serious students who want to explore woodworking and furniture construction. It covers the study of wood; learning to draw and read plans; the care, use and sharpening of hand tools; and the safe use and maintenance of machine tools. Students will also learn joinery, project design, wood turning, veneering, and wood bending through a series of lessons and individual projects.




Lidded Boxes

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 28, 2017
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level:
$100 materials
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.




Joinery

Thursday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 11, 2017
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$100 materials

Robert will discuss all the basic woodworking joints, including edge joints, splines, mortise and tennons, dovetails, cope & stick, and more. You'll get a chance to create a variety of joints as well.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 9, 2017
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$100 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!




Basic Woodworking

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner
$210 materials
Sorry, Class full.

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 Turning

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 28, 2017 - January 4, 2018
alternating Thursdays (Note: some class dates may be revised to accommodate holidays)
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$300 materials
Sorry, Class full.

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.




Shaker Oval Boxes

Friday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Saturday 9:00AM - Noon
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$90 + materials
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.




Shaker Dining Room Tray with Hand-cut Dovetails

Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
November 4, 2017
Instructor:
Level: all
$100 + $30 materials
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.




Scroll Saw Seminar

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
November 18, 2017
Instructor: Kevin Gelinas
Level: all
$100 materials

There are many incredible ways to use the scroll saw, including countless techniques that most of us would never consider. We will share some of our techniques to help you get the most out of your scroll saw. Bring your scroll saw to class, or rent one of ours, and have fun as you learn!




Woodworking Five Days

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
November 27, 2017 - December 1, 2017
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$550 + materials
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 purchase them from our inventory.




Pen Turning

Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
December 1, 2017
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$50 materials
Sorry, Class full.

By turning a pen out of your favorite wood you can create a beautiful and personal holiday gift. Turning pens is easy and incredibly fun, and once you've tried it, you'll always think twice before throwing out your wood scraps! The class price includes complete kits for two pens; extra kits will be available for you to purchase.




Woodturning - Christmas Tree Ornaments

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
December 2, 2017
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: all
$100 materials
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 and we'll help you sharpen them.




Cutting Boards for Christmas!

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
December 9, 2017
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$100 materials
max students = 15
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.




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 1, 2018 - March 12, 2018
No classes Feb. 24-March 3 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

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 2, 2018 - March 13, 2018
No classes Feb. 24-March 3 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 - Afternoons

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 2, 2018 - March 13, 2018
No classes Feb. 24-March 3 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 3, 2018 - March 13, 2018
Vacation Week 2/26/2017 - 3/2/2017
Instructor:
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.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 6, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$100 materials

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!




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 8, 2018 - March 19, 2018
No classes Feb. 24-March 3 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.




Router Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 20, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$35 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 25, 2018 - May 3, 2018
alternating Thursdays
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$300 materials

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 27, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$35 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.




Hands-on Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 3, 2018
Prerequisite: Router Workshop
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner+
$100 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!




Wood Finishing

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 10, 2018
Instructor:
Level: beginner+
$100 + $10 materials

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.




Hollow Bottles

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 17, 2018
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level:
$100 materials

Learn end grain hollowing and turning a hollow vessel by means of a two part turning that will create a bottle so light, people will wonder how you ever hollowed it out through such a small hole! Teaches new methods of holding the stock, turning a tight fitting tenon, and new cuts and techniques.




Veneering

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 10, 2018
Instructor:
Level: all
$100 + $20 materials

Learn the tools and techniques to successfully cut, match, tape and glue veneers. Brian will cover substrates and adhesives, inlay and boarder techniques, and the use of a vacuum press will be discussed and demonstrated. Make your own table top in this hands-on workshop.




Picture Framing - Mat Cutting

Friday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Saturday 9:00 - Noon
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$75 + $15 materials

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.




Furniture Refinishing and Restoration

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 24, 2018
Instructor:
Level: all
$100 + $10 materials

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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 31, 2018
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$100 materials
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!




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 2, 2018 - June 11, 2018
(No class vacation week, April 25)
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325 + 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

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 2, 2018 - June 11, 2018
(No class vacation week, April 24)
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325 + 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

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 3, 2018 - June 12, 2018
(No class vacation week, April 24)
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325 + 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

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 3, 2018 - June 12, 2018
No classes Feb. 24-March 3 for school vacation.
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325 + materials

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 4, 2018 - June 13, 2018
(No class vacation week, April 24)
Instructor: P. David Richards
Level: all
$325 + 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.




Build a Shaker Candle Stand

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$180 + $80 materials

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.




Bowl Turning

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 19, 2018
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$100 materials

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!




Woodworking Five Days

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$550 + materials

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 purchase them from our inventory.



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