Our Courses


Basic Woodworking 101 January

Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 4, 2024 - March 7, 2024
One spot just opened up!
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner+
$425 + $25 materials
max students = 8

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.




Basic Woodworking 201

Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
January 4, 2024 - March 7, 2024
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner+
$425 + $80 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

This class is for the more advanced beginner, or students who have taken Bob's Basic Woodworking 101 class. We will build on the woodworking knowledge you have already acquired, discover new techniques, processes and skills by building a cabinet with a fitted door and drawer. If time allows, we may progress to building a table with slab legs dovetailed to the top, and a stretcher mortised into the legs. You will meet every Thursday morning, from 8:30-11:30 for ten weeks. Material fee will include the cabinet. Additional projects will cost extra.




Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 13, 2024

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.




Hands-on Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
January 27, 2024
Prerequisite: Router Workshop
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: beginner+
$170 materials
max students = 10
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 Turning

Sunday Thursday Saturday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
February 1, 2024 - March 21, 2024
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$400 materials
max students = 8
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.




Basic Woodworking weekend February

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 3, 2024 - February 4, 2024
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: beginner+
$340 + $15 materials
max students = 10
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.




Lidded Boxes

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 10, 2024
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$170 + $10 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

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 wood turning projects for you.




Table Saw Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 17, 2024
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: beginner
$75 materials
Sorry, Class full.

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.




Wood Selection and Stock Preparation

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 2, 2024
Only three spots left
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$170 + $10 materials
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

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 9, 2024
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$70 materials
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!




Bowl Turning March 2024

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 16, 2024
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$170 + $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 March 23

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 23, 2024
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner
$170 + $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!




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
March 25, 2024 - May 27, 2024
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: all
$425 + 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

Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
March 25, 2024 - May 27, 2024
one space available
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$425 + 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 9 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
March 26, 2024 - May 28, 2024
Instructor: Scott Goodell
Level: all
$425 + 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
March 26, 2024 - May 28, 2024
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$425 + 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
March 27, 2024 - May 29, 2024
Four spots available
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$425 + materials
max students = 9

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 9 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
March 27, 2024 - May 29, 2024
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: all
$425 + 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 March

Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
March 28, 2024 - May 30, 2024
Three spots left
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$425 + $25 materials
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.




Furniture Refinishing and Restoration

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 6, 2024
Instructor: Gary Wood
Level: all
$170 + $20 materials
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

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 April

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 20, 2024
one space just opened up.
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: all
$170 + $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 May

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 11, 2024
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$170 + $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 Weekend June

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 8, 2024 - June 9, 2024
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: beginner+
$340 + $15 materials
max students = 8
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.




Bowl Turning June

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 15, 2024
One spot just opened up!
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level:
$170 + $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!




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 7, 2024
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$170 + $10 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!



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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