Our Courses


Comprehensive Seven-Week Course in Woodworking

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 2, 2019 - February 22, 2019
no school Mon and Tue afternoons from 1-4
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$3600 + materials
max students = 8

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. Because of other classes that are scheduled during the week, Monday and Tuesday classes will end at noon. Some Saturday classes will be offered at no additional charge.




Woodworking - All Levels

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 8, 2019 - March 19, 2019
No classes Feb. 24-March 3 for school vacation.
Instructor: Scott Goodell
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 twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Router Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 19, 2019
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$35

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.




Table Saw Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 26, 2019
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$35

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 2, 2019
Prerequisite: Router Workshop
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner+
$100

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 9, 2019
Instructor: Gary Wood
Level: beginner+
$110 + $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.




Veneering

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 9, 2019
Instructor: Brian Sargant
Level: all
$100 + $30 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 15, 2019 - March 16, 2019
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 23, 2019
Instructor: Gary Wood
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.




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 1, 2019 - June 10, 2019
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325
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 twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 stude




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 1, 2019 - June 10, 2019
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325
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 twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 2, 2019 - June 11, 2019
Instructor: Scott Goodell
Level: all
$325
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 twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 2, 2019 - June 11, 2019
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 twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 3, 2019 - June 12, 2019
no class on April 24th due to vacation
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$325
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 twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Build a Shaker Candle Stand

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 13, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$200 + $80 materials
max students = 8

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 18, 2019
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$110

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!



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