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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

Table Saw 102
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, November 05, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: none
Description: After you have learned to safely use a table saw for basic cross cuts and ripping, it's time to move up to the next level. This class will cover some useful techniques and jigs. Using a sled, making Ogee feet, using a tenoning jig and making raised panels on the table saw are covered.
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

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Sunday, November 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: $75

Creating Turned Bottle Stoppers
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Sunday, November 08, 2015 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Roughing gouge, 3/8" Spindle gouge, parting tool, skew, and faceshield
Description: Ron will show you how to transform those small cut offs into these elegant chrome stoppers. Students will each complete one stopper and go home with three additional kits, a mandrel and drill bit. See some examples on sale at the store.
Tuition: $75

Joinery 101
Instructor: Patrick Joyce
Class Times: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Part 1 of 3 in joinery seminar Techniques taught in this seminar are part of the core of knowledge necessary in woodworking. Learn 3 simple but common joints frequently used in making boxes, picture frames, furniture and more –Butt Joint, Miter Joint, Dowel Joint Students will be briefed on the application of joinery in woodworking and learn the reasoning behind each of the four joints including the benefits/drawbacks and the limitations. Students will be educated about joint size, shape, strength, complexity, capacity, and aesthetic. This class will familiarize students with frame joints, panel joints, edge joints, and case joints and where they are used in woodworking. Concerns such as wood movement and grain will also be addressed. Each student will do a project in class making their own box or picture frame using the appropriate joints learned.
Tuition: $135

Tuning Up Your Hand Plane
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Bring Your Planes
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 class 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.
Tuition: $50

Introduction to Veneer Workshop
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, November 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: None
Description: Veneering wood has been around for a long time. Applying techniques learned over many centuries has helped cabinetmakers/woodworkers create many beautiful projects that are appealing and eye catching. Learn how to prepare, layout, cut, assemble and glue your chosen veneers to a core/substructure will be covered. Hammered hot hide glue and vacuum bagging will be covered. The use of hand and power tools will round out this introductory class on veneering in the 21st Century.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Includes Lunch

Turning 101 Spindles
Instructor: TBA TBA
Class Times: Sunday, November 15, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Face Shield, Roughing Gouge, Parting Tool or Spindle Gouge & Outside Calipers
Description: You will learn how to sharpen the most common turning tools and use them to produce a variety of cuts in spindle work. You will learn about the functions of a lathe, turning speeds, chucking techniques and wood selection. This half lecture, half hands-on class is excellent for anyone just getting into turning.
Tuition: $85

Turn A Pepper Mill
Instructor: TBA TBA
Class Times: Sunday, November 15, 2015 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Roughing Gouge, 3/8 inch Spindle Gouge, Parting Tool And Face Shield
Description: You will turn a pepper mill using a Cherry Blank and a pepper mill mechanism. Mechanism and Cherry Blank included in fee. Every kitchen needs a pepper mill. The aroma and taste of freshly ground pepper brings a new dimension to your culinary skills. This class will use and build upon spindle turning techniques and wood holding methods while you make this beautiful and useful item. Completion of the Basic Lathe course or approval of the instructor is required for this course.
Tuition: $85

Bench Tool Sharpening and Use
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Bring in your tools
Description: Chisels, in all their various forms, are essential to fine woodworking.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: Includes Lunch

Router Table Use
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, November 28, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: None
Description: Placing a router in a table turns it into a whole new tool. Whether you have one already or your planning to get one or make your own, this class will have you appreciating what make a router table work.
Tuition: $85

Woodturning: Bowls
Instructor: Donna Banfield
Class Times: Sunday, November 29, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/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: $95
Tuition Notes: Includes Lunch and $10 material fee

Woburn Boxing Club
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Thursday, December 03, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 15
Description: No gloves needed. We're talking about making boxes; jewelry boxes, cigar boxes, veneered boxes, bandsawn boxes and whatever else the group wants to do. That's the idea, a group of creative woodworkers taking on a new project every month. Sign up for this introductory night and start making beautiful keepsakes. North Bennett grad Ed McCormack.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: monthly meeting. new project every month.

Caricature Carving 101
Instructor: Fred Krafton Bill Bucceri
Class Times: Saturday, December 05, 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: $85
Tuition Notes: Includes Lunch

Turn A Pepper Mill
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Sunday, December 06, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Roughing Gouge, 3/8" Spindle Goude, Parting Tool And Face Shield
Description: You will turn a pepper mill using a Cherry Blank and a pepper mill mechanism. Mechanism and Cherry Blank included in fee. Every kitchen needs a pepper mill. The aroma and taste of freshly ground pepper brings a new dimension to your culinary skills. This class will use and build upon spindle turning techniques and wood holding methods while you make this beautiful and useful item. Completion of the Basic Lathe course or approval of the instructor is required for this course.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: includes materials.

Cutting boards 101
Instructor: Patrick Joyce
Class Times: Monday, December 07, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, December 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
Description: Not only will you make a great cutting board of your own design, but you will learn the basic techniques of gluing up panels of wood. Great gift idea! Two part class.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: Includes material.

Scroll Saw Ornaments
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Learn the use of the scroll saw and have fun making some holiday ornaments at the same time.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: includes materials.

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Sunday, December 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 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: $95
Tuition Notes: Includes $10 material fee

Turn a Bottle Stopper
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Sunday, December 13, 2015 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. 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 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 receive a special offer of a 3 piece set of turning tools worth over $60 for only $25.The Class includes a Bottle Stopper kit and wood blank.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Includes $10 material fee

Caricature Carving 101
Instructor: Fred Krafton Bill Bucceri
Class Times: Saturday, January 09, 2016 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
Tuition Notes: includes lunch and materials.

Turning A Natural Edge Goblet
Instructor: Mike Souter
Class Times: Sunday, January 10, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: 3/8 Or 1/2 inch 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: $75

Making Bowls on the Scroll Saw
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Saturday, January 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Scroll Saw
Description: This is amazing just how easy it is to create beautiful free formed bowls on the scroll saw (you're not limited to just round). And with minimal amount of wood! come in and have some fun being creative. Speecial discounts for related tools.
Tuition: $75

How To Make Kitchen Cabinets Hands-on Series
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, January 17, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 07, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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: $130
Tuition Notes: per session. Includes materials and lunch!

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Saturday, January 23, 2016 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
Tuition Notes: includes materials.