Our Courses


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.




Furniture Refinishing and Restoration

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 23, 2019
Instructor: Gary Wood
Level: all
$100 + $20 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.




Wood Finishing

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 6, 2019
Instructor: Gary Wood
Level: beginner+
$100 + $20 materials
max students = 10

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.




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.




Introduction to Woodworking Tools for Women

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 11, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Instructor: Liz Hallen
Level: beginner
$200 + $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.




Basic Woodworking

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner
$225

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.




Joinery

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 8, 2019
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$100 + $30 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.



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