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Build a Shaker End Table
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Friday, April 27, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday, May 4, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday, May 11, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: hand plane and chisels
Description: In this series of classes held on 8 consecutive Friday mornings, each student will build a timeless Shaker-style table with 4 tapered legs. We will learn and utilize a number of fundamental furniture making techniques, including stock selection, milling, mortise and tenon joinery, leg tapering, glue up and finishing, using both power and hand tools. This is an excellent class for intermediate woodworkers. We recommend taking our Introduction to Hand Tools class, as preparation.
Tuition: $375

How to Upholster: Build Your Own Ottoman
Instructor: Katina Leodas
Class Times: Monday, April 23, 2018 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday, April 30, 2018 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4 - 6
Tools Required: Available for sale on day of first class
Description: Learn how to build and upholster your very own footstool or ottoman from scratch. Using kits, we will construct a hardwood frame; customize the legs to enhance your fabric choice; and, install webbing, springs, burlap, finger roll, horsehair, foam and Dacron batting using time-tested methods. Finally, we will cover the piece with 1 yard of fabric of your choosing. This course is for beginners. Complete it and you'll be ready to tackle much more complex upholstery and recovering projects in the future.
Tuition: $500

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Pen Turning Tools, Bushings for your lathe
Description: Learn to make the same professional style pens as those available in fine gift shops. Ron will instruct you on the complete process from wood selection to final finish, along with numerous tips and techniques to help you produce excellent results every time. Soon you will be making pens for both fun and profit. Ron has been teaching pen turning for many years and has recently won both First Prize AND Best-in-Show at the annual MAPG/IAP meeting. Drop into the store to see some of his current work. The Class includes two pen kits and two wood blanks. And as a student in the class you are eligible to recieve a special offer of a complete set of pen turning tools all worth over $60 for only $30.
Tuition: $75

Turn a Bottle Stopper
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Sunday, April 22, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Roughing Gouge, Parting Tool, Small Spindle Gouge or Skew, Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: Learn to Turn an elegant Wine Bottle Stopper. This class is for Beginners to Experienced Turners. You will learn the "Ins and Outs" of making Unique Gifts for that someone special. Learn to make the same professional stoppers as those available in fine gift shops. Arthur will instruct you on the complete process from wood selection to final finish, along with numerous tips and techniques to help you produce excellent results every time. Soon you will be making stoppers for both fun and profit. Drop into the store to see some of his current work. As a student in the class you are eligible to recieve a special offer of a 3pc set of turning tools worth over $60 for only $25.The Class includes a Bottle Stopper kit and wood blank.
Tuition: $75

Turning Natural Edge Bowls
Instructor: Rick Angus
Class Times: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Turn natural edge bowls from wet local hardwoods recently cut and provided by instructor. Students will receive a refresher in the fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques. We focus on developing an eye for making a pleasing shape while incorporating the bark of the tree as the rim of the bowl. We touch-up your graceful bevel-guided cutting technique thus helping you to form the smooth curves of the bowl. This bowl requires a steady hand as cutting the rim is interrupted--you cut a bit of the high part of the rim then skip to the high part of the other side. We focus on careful aim to get a graceful curve through this interrupted cut. Blanks of wood will be mounted between centers and the “bowl inside the wood” will be visualized before cutting so you control that the grain pattern and bark rim position in the finished bowl. We shape the outside of the bowl, remount the blank in a chuck and cut the inside. At home, the bowls will dry and easily can be sanded with a round pad in a drill.
Tuition: $125

Introduction to Power Tools
Instructor: Michael Goulde
Class Times: Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: The first steps in any woodworking project are flattening, squaring and dimensioning your stock. There are four tools specifically designed to take rough sawn lumber and process it into boards that are straight, flat, and true! In this 3-session class, you'll learn the maintenance and safe operation of the jointer, thickness planer, table saw and band saw. This is a great course for beginners, as well as others wishing to ensure that they are using these tools properly and safely.
Tuition: $200