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Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Monday, April 27, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: N/a
Description: Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner/intermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a unique kit. You will learn the terminology and the techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your own personalized instrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck including truss rod installation, fingerboard & fretting, abalone inlay and construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system. Each guitar will be completed leaving the final top coat finish up to the student. Look for our other classes designed for finishing techniques. Be sure to visit the store to see and play the finished guitar. Two models are available - Sapele or Sycamore. Class is held for 5 consecutive Monday nights.
Tuition: $675

Caricature Carving 101
Instructor: Fred Krafton Bill Bucceri
Class Times: Saturday, May 02, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 12
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
Tuition Notes: Includes materials and lunch!

How to Make Through Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, May 03, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Bench chisels, dovetail back saw, marking gauge, sliding bevel square, 12" combination square, coping saw
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 those wishing to learn more challenging hand tool skills used in other types of dovetail joinery such as half-blind, hidden, and mitered dovetails. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Woodturning: Bowls
Instructor: Mike Souter
Class Times: Sunday, May 10, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Face Shield, 1/2" Bowl Gouge & Parting Tool
Description: Have you been fascinated with wooden bowls and wanted to learn to make them yourself? You can! In this class, you will learn wood selection/mounting techniques, tool sharpening, and proper tool usage. In addition, you'll learn numerous shaping and smoothing tips/techniques. This is an intensive hands-on class where the wood shavings will fly! Drop into the store to see some of Mike's current work.
Tuition: $99
Tuition Notes: includes materials and lunch

Build A Router Bit Storage Cabinet
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, May 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: The skills taught in Andrew's previous router classes will be practically applied in this one day hands-on project class. In the making of a router bit storage cabinet, students will complete a series of tasks which will result in a handsome cabinet suitable to store their router bits in. Students will be encouraged to set-up the router for several steps themselves under Andrew's close supervision. The goal of the class is to give the woodworker more hands-on experience so they can complete projects more independently and with confidence. There is an additional materials fee of $35.
Tuition: $110

Router Table Use and Techniques
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:30 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 decoration, 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

Table Saw Setup & Techniques
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 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

Caricature Carving 101
Instructor: Fred Krafton Bill Bucceri
Class Times: Saturday, June 06, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 12
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

Turning A Natural Edge Goblet
Instructor: Mike Souter
Class Times: Sunday, June 07, 2015 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: 3/8 Or 1/2" Spindle Gouge, Parting Tool, Face Shield, A 1/2" Round Nose Scraper Is Optional
Description: Through the magic of woodturning learn how to turn a natural edge goblet. Techniques for holding the piece while turning the long stem will be taught. End grain hollowing and spindle turning techniques will be emphasized.
Tuition: $90

Introduction To Routers 101
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, June 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Eye and hearing protection
Description: The router is considered to be the most versatile power tool in any workshop. In addition, it offers a means to complete complex tasks efficiently. In this class, Andrew will provide insight through a series of demonstrations on how a hand-held router can be employed safely in a variety of basic tasks used in wood joinery as well as edge and surface shaping. There will also be a demonstration of various jigs that can be employed with the hand-held router. Time permitting, students will be given a hands-on opportunity to perform certain tasks under close supervision of the instructor. By taking this class, students will have a fundamental understanding of the router that will be helpful in future, more advanced woodworking classes. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Band Saw Techniques
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection & Notebook
Description: Michael will teach you all the tricks to get the most performance out of your band saw. He will cover alignment, tensioning techniques and common joinery cutting techniques. He will follow up with a demonstration on Cabriole, Queen Anne legs. Time permitting, each student may have the chance to cut out a leg.
Tuition: $65

Woodturning: Bowls
Instructor: Mike Souter
Class Times: Sunday, June 21, 2015 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Face Shield, Bowl Gouge & Parting Tool
Description: Have you been fascinated with wooden bowls and wanted to learn to make them yourself? You can! In this class, you will learn wood selection/mounting techniques, tool sharpening, and proper tool usage. In addition, you'll learn numerous shaping and smoothing tips/techniques. This is an intensive hands-on class where the wood shavings will fly!
Tuition: $100

Build A Classic Garden Bench
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: 1" chisel, block plane, #4 smmothing plane, 12' combination square, pencil
Description: In this hands-on class, students will make a classic garden bench well suited for a shaded corner of their summer garden or deck. This project will help students develop an artisan's hand planning skills along with the incorporation of some clever joinery. The legs will be joined to the seat with pierced and wedged through tenons and an unusual split bridal joint will join the shaped stretcher to the legs. The use and care of hand planes used in the class will also be demonstrated. Exterior grade wood will be used for the bench. There is an additional materials fee of $100.
Tuition: $210

How To Cut Through Dovetails by Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, July 26, 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: 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 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 those wishing to learn more challenging hand tool skills used in other types of dovetail joinery such as half-blind and hidden mitered dovetails. There's an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $10

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