Our Courses


Wood Turning for Beginners

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

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!




Router Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 20, 2018
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.




Wood Turning

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 25, 2018 - May 3, 2018
alternating Thursdays
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$300

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

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 Finishing

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 10, 2018
Instructor: Gary Wood
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
$100

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.




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 - 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

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

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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