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The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Saturday, August 08, 2015 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: $99
Tuition Notes: includes all materials

How To Make Half-Blind Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, August 09, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: dovetail back saw, marking gauge, bevel gauge, coping saw, 1" and 1/4" bench chisels
Description: In this demonstration and hands-on class, Andrew will show students how to properly layout and accurately cut and fit half-blind dovetails by using basic hand tools and skills anyone can master. This class is intended to show students what tools and skills are necessary to create this appealing and useful joint. Half-blind dovetails are commonly used to join sides to a drawer front as well as in traditional case construction. There's an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $10

Router Table Use & Techniques
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, August 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: The router table expands the versatility of the hand-held router. In this class, Andrew will demonstrate how the router table can be easily employed safely and effectively in a variety of tasks involving wood joinery, edge, and surface decoratiion, and other useful applications that might be unsafe or impossible with a hand-held router. Various jigs, accessories, and router bit selection will also be covered. Time permitting; students will be given the opportunity to practice setting up and making cuts on their own under close supervision. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Learn How to Carve the Egg & Dart Motif
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, August 23, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: #7 x 25mm gouge, #7 x 20mm gouge, #7 x 18m gouge, #7 x 6mm gouge, #5 x 16mm gouge, #5 x 2mm gouge, #25 x 10mm back bent gouge, skew chisel, pencil
Description: Students will be given a small mitered frame on which they will carve a traditional egg and dart pattern along the outer border. Students will also be given step-by-step instructions with photography. The class will begin with a demonstration and continue with hands-on assistance. The goal of the class is to further student carving skills and ability to use their carving skills in their own projects. Not all students will complete the project in class and printed directions are intended to allow them to complete the project at home while practicing their newly learned skills. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $85

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Thursday, September 03, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 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: $99

Caricature Carving 101
Instructor: Fred Krafton Bill Bucceri
Class Times: Saturday, September 05, 2015 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 15
Tools Required: Basic set of carving tools. (available at discount)
Description: Summer's over, start your Labor Day weekend with Fred and Bill as they teach the intricacies of carving. This class has been popular each month it has been offered. Every month Bill and Fred pick a new carving to create. Check the website or come by the store and see the newest project. Includes Lunch! Special discount on related tools, books and supplies!
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: INCLUDES LUNCH AND MATERIALS

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Eye protection & dust mask
Description: The class covers the history, types, set-up and proper operation of the scroll saw. The class is hands-on and the students will participate in several practice exercises during the class. After completion of Scroll Saw 101 you will be ready for other more advanced scroll saw projects and classes such as scroll sawed bowls and other possibilities.
Tuition: $90

Introduction to Routing
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Your Router & Hearing Protection
Description: Michael will give you insight into this necessary shop tool. Safety will be stressed as you learn how to make the adjustments necessary to make climb cuts, dadoes, mortises and edge joining. Bring your safety equipment and have fun learning some basic techniques.
Tuition: $90

How To Make Kitchen Cabinets Hands-on Series
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, September 13, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, September 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, October 04, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 12
Tools Required: pen/pencil & notebook, cordless drill/driver, eye protection & camera
Description: This is a four part hands-on series spread over four consecutive Sundays on how to make your own kitchen cabinets. In the first class, students will learn to make and assemble a miniature version of a kitchen cabinet complete with a face frame. Students will learn techniques that will make it easy to create strong and accurate cabinets without cutting corners. Students will also see examples of how to take their woodworking projects to the next level. In part 2, students will focus on the inside of the cabinet, starting with how to drill the holes for shelf pins then going on to see several ways to make drawers including making a dovetailed drawer box using special jigs. Class 3 is where students will learn the safe and effective way to use a set of cope and stick router bits to make the three parts of a frame and panel system. The method can be used for cabinet doors, end panels or wainscoting. In Part 4 and final class, all elements of the first three classes will be brought together. Students will learn how to mount drawer fronts, install hardware, hang doors and install the cabinetry. Still photos will be allowed throughout the series and there is an additional materials fee of $138.
Tuition: $680

The Association of Revolutionary Turners Meeting
Instructor: TBA TBA
Class Times: Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 30
Description: Meeting
Tuition: $0

Tuning Up Your Stanley Plane
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: none
Description: Novices rejoice! Come in and learn how to get your old Stanley (or other bailey-style) plane tuned up and running the way it should be. This is primarily a lecture with some demonstrations, that will cover the basics of both resuscitation of an old plane, care and feeding of a plane once it is up and running. Areas of interest will cover simple methods of rust removal, flattening the sole, flattening, seating and aligning the frog, tuning the chip breaker/cap iron, and sharpening the blade. You will leave with the knowledge to rehab your old plane. Students are encouraged to bring in their hand plane so Mickey can provide advice in what is needed to get the plane working properly.
Tuition: $65

Turn A Lidded Box
Instructor: Mike Souter
Class Times: Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Bring your own turning tools
Description: In this class students will given the opportunity to turn a lidded box under Mike's direction and supervision. Techniques such as making waste allowances, and hollowing will be covered to ensure a well fitted lid and useful turned vessel.
Tuition: $90

How To Cut Through Dovetails by Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Bevel gauge, bench chisels, dovetail saw, combination square, coping saw, marking gauge, pencil
Description: Making dovetails joints by hand can be a challenge but easily learned through a methodical approach. In this hands-on class, Andrew intends to teach students how to make through dovetails by hand easily and efficiently. With a series of exercises, students will develop the skills and know-how to properly layout and fit the joint using nothing more than hand saws and chisels. This is a skill that will no doubt add eye-appeal and bragging rights to your next woodworking project. In addition, this class will create a firmer foundation for dovetail joinery such as half-blind and hidden, mitered dovetails. There is an additional materials cost of $10.
Tuition: $85

Make Puzzles With The Scroll Saw
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Thursday, October 01, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: With the use of various patterns, Joe will show you how to create "jig-saw" puzzles on the scroll saw. This a fun way to take your favorite photo or image and turn it into an intricate puzzle that is sure to please family and friends.
Tuition: $85

Caricature Carving 101
Instructor: Fred Krafton Bill Bucceri
Class Times: Saturday, October 03, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 15
Tools Required: Basic set of carving tools. (available at discount)
Description: Join Fred and Bill as they teach the intricacies of carving. This class has been popular each month it has been offered. Every month Bill and Fred pick a new carving to create. Check the website or come by the store and see the newest project. Includes Lunch! Special discount on related tools, books and supplies!
Tuition: $80

Table Saw Setup & Techniques
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, October 08, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6 - 10
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Learn the safest and most useful techniques of tablesaw setup and usage from a true woodworking master. Mike will teach you everything you need to know to safely and comfortably run your tablesaw with precise results. This is an excellent class for the beginner or person who just wants a good refresher on saw setup and functions.
Tuition: $65

How To Make a Cabriole Leg
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, October 17, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 8
Tools Required: bench chisels, #49 or #50 pattern makers rasp, flat-sole spoke shave
Description: The cabriole leg represents the essence of Queen Anne furniture that was popular in the 18th Century and is still today, a very pleasing and useful furniture form that can be incorporated into your next furniture project, whether it be a table, chair or case piece. In this hands-on class, Michael will teach students how to properly design a well proportioned leg and create a pattern that can be used multiple times. In addition, students will have an opportunity to work along side Michael as everyone is given the opportunity to make a cabriole leg on their own. Not only will students learn to make a cabriole leg, but they will also learn new machine and hand tool skills and techniques that are applicable in future projects.
Tuition: $100

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Sunday, October 18, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6 - 12
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: This class is an overview of the various sharpening methods, techniques,jigs, and abrasives/sharpening stones commonly used to sharpen most woodworking hand tools. The lecture and demonstration by Mickey will also cover the use of power grinding, both wet and dry, with various abrasives along with slower and less efficient methods employed to achieve a sharp edge on chisels, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers, and carving chisels. The class is intended to clear up any confusion or mysteries that beginners or even advanced woodworkers have about tool sharpening. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to use some of the available equipment. Students are also encouraged to bring in a dull chisel or plane blade to enhance the discussion.
Tuition: $65

Jointer & Thickness Planer Techniques
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, October 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6 - 12
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection & Notebook
Description: This class will focus on the safety and setup of both the jointer and the planer. You will learn how a dial indicator is used in the setup of the planer as the knives will be changed during the class. Michael will teach you how to machine rough sawn lumber as well as dimensioned stock. Each student will participate in the demonstration to get a hands-on feel for both machines. In addition Michael will demonstrate how to make a tapered leg and a spring joint on the jointer.
Tuition: $65

Caricature Carving 101
Instructor: Fred Krafton Bill Bucceri
Class Times: Saturday, November 07, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 15
Tools Required: Basic set of carving tools. (available at discount)
Description: Join Fred and Bill as they teach the intricacies of carving. This class has been popular each month it has been offered. Every month Bill and Fred pick a new carving to create. Check the website or come by the store and see the newest project. Includes Lunch! Special discount on related tools, books and supplies!
Tuition: $80