Our Courses


Introduction to Woodworking Tools for Women

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Instructor: Liz Hallen
Level: beginner
$100 + $20 materials

This class is for women, or moms and daughters, who would like to become comfortable and competent using everyday hand tools. In this weekend, you will make a beautiful lidded box, while learning how to use a variety of tools including a measuring tape, bevel gauge, combination square, drill driver, palm sander, hand plane, Japanese handsaw, wood burner, chisels and the small bandsaw. Moms who wish to also sign up their daughters, may due so. Minimum age is 10 years old. What a great way to work together while you each create your own 'masterpiece'! Liz is a professional woodworker who teaches woodworking to girls at Camp Oneway in Hebron, New Hampshire, during the summers. She owns and operates River's Bend Woodworking Studio in Plymouth, and is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.




Shaker Oval Boxes

Friday Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
October 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018
Saturday 9:00AM - Noon
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$100 + materials
max students = 10

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 3, 2018
Instructor: Steve Marcq
Level: all
$100 + $30 materials

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 17, 2018
Instructor: Kevin Gelinas
Level: all
$100

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 Project Class Five Days

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
November 26, 2018 - November 30, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$550 + materials
max students = 8

This is an intensive five day 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.




Woodturning - Christmas Tree Ornaments

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
December 1, 2018
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: all
$100

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 8, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$100
max students = 15

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.




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.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 5, 2019
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 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.




Wood Turning

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
January 24, 2019 - May 2, 2019
alternating Thursdays
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: beginner+
$325

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 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.




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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