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Relief Carving Flowers and Leaves
Instructor: Dana Farmer
Class Times: Thursday, March 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 8
Tools Required: TBA
Description: Learn basic relief carving techniques, while creating panels of flowers and leaves. The skills you acquire can then be used to make stand-alone panels, or decorative elements of furniture, architecture, or other projects. No prior carving experience required.
Tuition: $105

Sharpening Bench Tools
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: Your Old Bench Tools
Description: Edward will lead you through the process of sharpening your hand tools. Find out the various techniques available to you and learn how Edward sharpens. See how simple it is to get a long-lasting, razor-sharp edge. Also get tips to use this method on some of your other tools. Bring a dull chisel or two and breathe new life into them.
Tuition: $75

Band Saw Boxes
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, hearing protection
Description: This is a lot of fun. Making boxes on the bandsaw can be an easy way to create truly unique jewelry boxes. We have some samples of boxes on display in the store, stop in and see what you can make!
Tuition: $85

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Sunday, January 14, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, hearing protection
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, January 14, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: 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

Repairing Dents and Dings in your Furniture
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, January 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper
Description: Learn to asses the degree of damage then learn how to repair the dings and dents in your furniture, using Burn in tools, two part epoxy and fill sticks. Tools will also be available for purchase at a discounted price for students.
Tuition: $75

FREE OPEN WORKSHOP
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, February 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10 - 25
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper and ideas
Description: FREE OPEN WORKSHOP with Michael Wheeler. Let Michael and his 40 years woodworking experience answer questions and show how to complete your new or stalled projects. Topics to be covered will depend on student/instructors round table discussion at the end of class
Tuition: $0

Cabinet Making I: Carcass Construction
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, February 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 5 - 12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: In the first of this four part series students will learn to assemble a plywood carcass using traditional joinery methods and pocket screws. Cabinet assembly methods will be discussed and examples shown. Face frames will be assembled with pocket screws. Applying edge banding will be demonstrated. Includes Lunch! Special discount on related tools, books and supplies!
Tuition: $89

Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Monday, February 5, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, February 12, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, February 19, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, February 26, 2018 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

Cabinetmaking II: Drawer making / Using a dovetail
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, February 11, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 5 - 12
Tools Required: None Special discounts on related tools.
Description: This class, the second session of our four part cabinet series, will be a hands on/demonstration class. Students will learn to use a dovetail jig and router. Alternate construction methods, including strengths and limitations of the various styles will be discussed, along with special requirements for concealed drawer slides. Includes Lunch! Special discount on related tools, books and supplies!
Tuition: $89

The Association of Revolutionary Turners Meeting
Instructor: TBA TBA
Class Times: Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10 - 25
Description: Meeting
Tuition: $0

Cabinetmaking III: Raised Panel Doors
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, February 18, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5 - 12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Whether completing cabinets you’ve built yourself or updating your current cabinets, this class will provide you with the skills to build this attractive and sturdy door style. Tony will step you through the process from determining the size, to lining up the cutters for a perfect fit. Arched door style will be discussed. Includes Lunch! Special discount on related tools, books and supplies!
Tuition: $89

Cabinet Making IV: Assembly
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, February 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 5 - 12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: The final class in our four part series will help you put it all together (literally). Tony will show you how to install several different drawer slide styles including the newest Blum concealed slides. Installation and adjusting of European hinges will be demonstrated, along with installation of knobs and pulls. Tony will also discuss different finishing options. Includes Lunch! Special discount on related tools, books and supplies!
Tuition: $89

Relief Carving Flowers and Leaves
Instructor: Dana Farmer
Class Times: Thursday, March 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 8
Tools Required: TBA
Description: Learn basic relief carving techniques, while creating panels of flowers and leaves. The skills you acquire can then be used to make stand-alone panels, or decorative elements of furniture, architecture, or other projects. No prior carving experience required.
Tuition: $110

FREE OPEN WORKSHOP
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12 - 24
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper and ideas
Description: FREE OPEN WORKSHOP with Michael Wheeler. Let Michael and his 40 years woodworking experience answer questions and show how to complete your new or stalled projects. Topics to be covered will depend on student/instructors round table discussion at the end of class
Tuition: $0

Introduction to Hand Tools
Instructor: Dan Paret
Class Times: Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 31, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Learning to use hand tools is a foundation for life-long woodworking. Even the most seasoned contractors and furniture builders use hand tools in their everyday work. In this course each student will create a small box, made with mortise and tenon or dovetail joints, using saws, chisels, planes and a variety of woodworkers’ measuring tools. You’ll begin by making initial project choices, dimensioning wood stock and getting acquainted with each of the tools and processes required to complete your project. We’ll consider the advantages and limitations of working “unplugged”, talk about project possibilities, and generally explore a quiet approach to woodworking.
Tuition: $240

A Taste of Spindle Turning
Instructor: Rick Angus
Class Times: Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: In this fast-paced class, students will be trained in fundamental chisel and gouge spindle-cutting techniques of spindle woodturning. Using these techniques, turners cut wood efficiently and leave a smooth accurate surface in their work. We learn how to use the bevel gracefully to guide the knife edge along a smooth curve and why this technique allows such smooth tool control. This class focuses on practicing proper techniques and we make a series of totems that contain examples of each cut that you learn; these serve as a reminder of the techniques that you learned. Beginning by roughing the blank to a cylinder, we practice the planing, chamfer and peeling cuts with the skew chisel. We proceed to the detail gouge and learn coves and beads. By putting all the techniques together, we will develop an eye for making the shape desired. The results of your practice are your totems for use as reference when making other projects.
Tuition: $110

The Association of Revolutionary Turners Meeting
Instructor: TBA TBA
Class Times: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12 - 24
Description: Meeting
Tuition: $0

Sharpening Bench Tools
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 10
Tools Required: Your Old Bench Tools
Description: Ed will lead you through the process of sharpening your hand tools. Find out the various techniques available to you and learn how Ed sharpens. See how simple it is to get a long-lasting, razor-sharp edge. Also get tips to use this method on some of your other tools. Bring a dull chisel or two and breathe new life into them.
Tuition: $85

Build a Shaker End Table
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Friday, March 23, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday, March 30, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday, April 6, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday, April 13, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday, April 20, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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

Finishing 101: Basics of Finishing
Instructor: Dana Farmer
Class Times: Sunday, March 25, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 4 - 10
Tools Required: Notepad and pen.
Description: Wood finishing for amateurs and small shop professionals can be done with very few tools and materials to achieve good results. Learn the basic steps to a fine finish on your special projects. Commonly used finishes will be discussed, including varnish, shellac, and oil. This is a great foundation course to advance your skills.
Tuition: $65

Finishing 102 Staining, Coloring, and Decoration
Instructor: Dana Farmer
Class Times: Sunday, March 25, 2018 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 4 - 10
Tools Required: None
Description: Learn about a variety of techniques and products to introduce color into your woodworking practice. Stains, dyes and paints will be discussed and demonstrated.
Tuition: $65

Beyond Pens: Turning Tulips
Instructor: Steve Reznak
Class Times: Thursday, April 5, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: This spring, when tulips poke their heads out of recently-thawed soil, learn to create lifelike wooden tulips. Two turning skills will be utilized: spindle turning and hollowing a small, deep vessel. Prerequisite: basic spindle turning ability, such as pen turning.
Tuition: $65

FREE OPEN WORKSHOP
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12 - 24
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper and ideas
Description: FREE OPEN WORKSHOP with Michael Wheeler. Let Michael and his 40 years woodworking experience answer questions and show how to complete your new or stalled projects. Topics to be covered will depend on student/instructors round table discussion at the end of class.
Tuition: $0

A Taste of Bowl Turning
Instructor: Rick Angus
Class Times: Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: In this fast-paced class, we explore fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques for cross-grain woodturning. Using these techniques, turners cut wood efficiently and leave a smooth accurate surface on their work. We learn how to use the bevel gracefully to guide the knife edge along a smooth curve and why this technique allows such smooth tool control. Any surface imperfections are smoothed with a scraper and develop an eye for making the shape desired. We will mount a round section of a plank on a faceplate and turn the outside profile of the bowl and provide a spigot or recess on the bottom. Using a scroll chuck, we remount the blank on the spigot or in the recess and turn the rim and inside of the bowl. Lastly, we grip the bowl by the rim in a jam chuck and finish the foot. This fundamental technique can be used to turn bowls of many sizes and shapes. In such a short class, we focus on learning technique rather than production; it’s a perfect way to get a taste of bowl turning to see if you really like it.
Tuition: $110

The Association of Revolutionary Turners Meeting
Instructor: TBA TBA
Class Times: Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12 - 24
Description: Meeting
Tuition: $0

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