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Caricature Carving 101
Instructor: Fred Krafton Bill Bucceri
Class Times: Saturday, May 07, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 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

Scroll Saw Secrets
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Sunday, May 08, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: None
Description: Learn the intricacies of this versatile tool. Students will be shown the proper setup and use of the scroll saw, including how to properly make clean cuts and how to do tight scroll-work. This is a hands-on class with many opportunities for students to use the scrollsaw.
Tuition: $75

Cutting Boards
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Monday, May 09, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, May 16, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5
Tools Required: None
Description: Make a classic cutting board for yourself or a loved one. Leave with a finished product that you made by hand. All materials included. Bring your favorite hand tools!
Tuition: $70

Essential Jigs and Fixtures
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, May 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: None
Description: Fixtures allow cabinetmakers to make specialized cuts safely and efficiently. In this class Students will make simple fixtures for their home shop. We will discuss how to make one of the most important fixtures for the table saw: the cross-cut sled. Students will observe how it is made and calibrated to produce perfect 90 degree cross-cuts. The details of how to make these essential jigs will be shared in the class hand-out.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Materials cost $60

Build a Shaker Lap Desk
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Dovetail Saw, Marking Gauge, Bevel Gauge or 14 degree Dovetail Marker, Coping or Jeweler’s Saw, 1” Chisel, ¼” Chisel, Pencil
Description: The Shakers did not keep many diaries but they used these small lap desks to keep ledgers of their day’s work. They employed the same discipline in cutting the dovetails for this lap desk as they did in the ledgers it held. Students will have the chance to develop their own dovetailing skills as they make this classic design. Approximate Size: 18 ¾” W x 12 ¼” D x 5”H
Tuition: $210
Tuition Notes: Materials fee $80

Repairing Dents and Dings in your Furniture
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, May 29, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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. Tool will also be available for purchase at a discounted price for students.
Tuition: $100

Caricature Carving 101
Instructor: Fred Krafton Bill Bucceri
Class Times: Saturday, June 04, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 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

Half-Blind Dovetails by Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, June 05, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Dovetail Saw, Marking Gauge, 14 deg. dovetail marker, coping saw, 1" chisel, 1/4" chisel
Description: Half-blind dovetails are commonly used to join sides to a drawer front as well as in traditional case construction. In this demonstration and hands-on class, Andrew will show students how to properly lay out 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.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Material cost $10

Power Tool Series: Tablesaw
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: None
Description: In this class Michael Wheeler will give you a complete understanding of the table saw. You will learn about tablesaw anatomy, how to maintain and tune your saw, proper cross-cutting and ripping techniques, types of blades, and various shop jigs. This is a hands-on class with proper operation and safety as the main topic.
Tuition: $65

Turn a Bud Vase
Instructor: Rick Angus
Class Times: Sunday, June 12, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Description: Make a beautiful bud vase from a single piece of wood; it will include a glass tube for holding your flower in water. This project uses all the basic spindle turning techniques including boring a hole to fit the glass tube. You may want to savor the beauty of the wood and apply an oil finish or paint it with a faux-metal patina.
Tuition: $80

Carving a Shaker Sugar Scoop
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, June 18, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Dovetail backsaw, spoke shave, coping saw, 7L/20 gouge, 5L/20 gouge, 5/20 gouge
Description: Shaker artisans applied precision and care to even the most common objects. This sugar scoop is a handsome design for a very practical application. Students will have the chance to use the band-saw to cut out the rough shape and refine the shape further with hand tools like a spoke shave and carving gouge. A simple finish of salad bowl oil will allow the scoop to be used to prepare many memorable desserts.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: $25 material cost

Furniture Embellishments
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 12
Tools Required: None
Description: In this class, Michael will focus on "Boston" Inlays & Paterae's, beginning with an education on the history, discoveries and applications. He will also cover black and white banding, sawtooth banding, pyramid banding, stringing, bellflowers and cuffs, conch shell paterae's, and veneered panels & ovals.
Tuition: $85

Focus on Scrolling
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Description: Learn the integral techniques of scroll-work including how to make clean straight cuts and how to cut smooth curves. As a hands-on class, students will be guided through the process of making ornaments & puzzles.
Tuition: $75

Cabinet Making I: Carcass Construction
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, July 03, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 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

BenchTool Sharpening 101
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Saturday, July 09, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5
Tools Required: none
Description: The most fundamental part of woodworking is sharp tools. A sharp tool cuts more cleanly, precisely, and is much safer than a dull one. This class will be part lecture and demonstration, and part hands on, covering natural and man made water stones, oil stones, diamond stones, and diamond paste. Feel free to bring an old chisel or two and come and see for yourself what a truly sharp tool looks like, and how it feels to use. No tools are required, and there will be a few chisels on hand to practice with for students who don't bring their own. Demonstrations will focus mainly on bench chisels and plane irons, but some of the lecture will cover special cases including, but not limited to draw knives, low angle spoke shaves, and mortise chisels.
Tuition: $99

Cabinetmaking II: Drawer making / Using a dovetail
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, July 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 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

Repairing Dents and Dings in your Furniture
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Saturday, July 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
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. Tool will also be available for purchase at a discounted price for students.
Tuition: $100

Cabinetmaking III: Raised Panel Doors
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, July 17, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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, July 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 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

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Saturday, July 30, 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

Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Monday, August 01, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, August 08, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, August 15, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, August 22, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, August 29, 2016 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

Cutting Boards
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5
Tools Required: None
Description: Make a classic cutting board for yourself or a loved one. Leave with a finished product that you made by hand. All materials included. Bring your favorite hand tools!
Tuition: $70