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Introduction to Routers 101
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
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, Mickey 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.
Tuition: $70

How To Make Half-Blind Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, July 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: none
Description: In this demonstration, Mickey 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.
Tuition: $65

Build A Tusk-Pinned Trestle Table
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, July 11, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, July 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Woodcraft will supply all necessary hand tools but students are encouraged to bring their own
Description: Since colonial days, kitchen and dining room tables have served as the heart of the home. This trestle table follows in the footsteps of its Colonial predecessors. Simple but sturdy, this table is the perfect multi-purpose meeting place for serving meals, doing homework, or sharing conversation. In this week-long class, students will learn how to construct this timeless design which will compliment nearly any decor. With its rock-solid joinery and economical design, students will come to appreciate its attractive and functional knock-down assembly. There is an additional materials fee of $250.
Tuition: $385

Make a Craftsman Tool Tote
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, July 17, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: All tools and materials supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Many of you may have remembered your Dad's toolbox and how it always seemed to have everything needed to repair a broken chair or hang a screen door. In this two-day, hands-on class, students will learn the basics of hand-cut dovetails and wedge-tenon joinery as they build a nostalgic and useful woodworkers tool tote. This project is a great way to learn and practice the use of traditional wood joinery. This tool tote was originally designed by Mario Rodriguez and was featured in the April/May 2013 issue of Woodcraft Magazine. There is an additional materials fee of $80.
Tuition: $210

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: The tablesaw is considered to be the focal point of any well-equipped workshop. This class is designed primarily for the beginner just starting out in woodworking and to introduce students through hands-on experience the safe and proper way of using the tablesaw. Mickey will demonstrate the basic operations of ripping and crosscutting along with the proper setup and blade selection for each of the operations. In addition, various jigs will be demonstrated and used to augment the tablesaw's versatility in making wood joints safely and efficiently. This class will also be a prerequisite for more advanced courses that involve tablesaw use.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to the joys of wood turning by learning how to make a wooden pen on the wood lathe. Students will also be introduced to lathe safety, lathe turning tools and important accessories as they apply to both spindle and bowl turning. By taking this introductory course, students will be better prepared to take further hands-on wood turning classes. All tools and materials will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
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. This 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

Spindle Turn a Wooden Mallet
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: A round, wooden mallet is an essential part of any woodworker's tool kit. In this class Mickey will guide students in the basics of spindle turning while making a useful and unique looking mallet. Students will be given an opportunity to create different shapes and sizes in their quest to design and make a useful tool while learning a practical approach to spindle turning. There is a separate materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Build A Classic Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 31, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: The Adirondack chair is an American icon that invokes images of lazy summer days at the lake, by the pool or at a barbecue. Even a few minutes in this comfortable seat puts your mind into vacation mode. Not only will you enjoy building a lasting classic but also enjoy the chair's durability by being made from decay resistant wood such as cypress or red cedar. By using simple pattern-routing techniques and simple joinery will ensure simple assembly and rock-solid construction for years of use. There is an additional materials fee of $85.
Tuition: $225

Introduction to Routers 101
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
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 $10 materials fee.
Tuition: $85

Scroll Saw Club Meeting
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 20
Tools Required: none
Description: Attention all scroll saw users and woodworkers. A new Scroll Saw Club that will give like minded woodworkers the opportunity to get together in order to share and enjoy the scroll saw and the many avenues open to this form of woodworking. This meeting is free and open to everybody with an interest in scrolling. No experience is necessary. You don't need to own a scroll saw to get involved. The only prerequisite is to bring enthusiasm and willingness to share ideas. This is a club so it will be as good as what we all bring to it....Ideas, sharing, and enthusiasm.
Tuition: $0

Build An Heirloom Bookcase
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, August 19, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, bench chisels, coping saw, combination square, #4 bench plane, marking gauge, pencil and paper, eye & hearing protection
Description: Everyone can use a few extra shelves especially bookcases. Bookshelves can work in any room and probably would be filled as soon as the finish dries. In this week-long class, Mickey will guide students in the construction of a free-standing, elegant, solid wood bookcase with four shelves. Students will learn how to construct a carcass using dovetails and face frames that employ mortise and tenon joinery. Approximate size is: 50"H x 30"W x 11"D. There is an additional materials fee of $180.
Tuition: $400

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to the joys of wood turning by learning how to make a wooden pen on the wood lathe. Students will also be introduced to lathe safety, lathe turning tools and important accessories as they apply to both spindle and bowl turning. By taking this introductory course, students will be better prepared to take further hands-on wood turning classes. All tools and materials will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
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. This 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

Introduction to Routers 101
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, September 01, 2016 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
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: $65

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: The bandsaw is capable of many useful operations in the workshop that include re-sawing, cutting curved parts and an efficient backup to cutting wood when a table saw or chop saw are not practical. In this class, Mickey will explain and demonstrate the basic operation and uses of the bandsaw that also include several useful jigs to maximize the bandsaw's efficiency and accuracy. Students will also learn how to setup and align the machine using various blade sizes and teeth configurations along with proper maintenance practices and trouble shooting.
Tuition: $65

How to Build Flat, Straight, & Square
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, September 08, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: To build with clean, tight-fitting joints and properly dimensioned parts, you must be able to accurately flatten, square, and true-up your boards ahead of time. In this class students will learn how to use the jointer and thickness planers along with the tablesaw to help achieve this fundamental, but necessary task. Students will also learn how to edge-join boards.
Tuition: $65

Steam Bending 101 - Build A Carryall With a Steam
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye & hearing protection
Description: Steam bending allows a woodworker many more options for project design. Knowing how and why wood bends will ensure a successful project. This class is offered in two 1 day sessions. Session 1 is focused on steam bending fundamentals with each student making a bentwood handle. In Session 2, students have an opportunity to use the steam-bent handle on a project - a small carryall. Students have the option of registering for either session individually or for both. A detailed student handout for the projects is provided with each session. Session 1: Steam bending fundamentals and make a bentwood handle. Class Fee: $110 Session 2: Make a carryall with bentwood handle. Class Fee: $85 Sign up for both sessions. Class Fee: $175.00
Tuition: $175

Introduction To Veneering
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: none
Description: Veneering today doesn't require any special skills and can be quickly learned. Whether you have a concern for the environment or the scarcity of select hardwoods, veneering provides the means to use beautiful figured woods at a fraction of the cost of solid wood. It also allows woodworkers to use more stable substrates such as plywood and MDF and still achieve beautiful results. In this class, Mickey will demonstrate the tools, and materials used that are necessary to cut, join, and clamp veneers as well as the various clamping devices such as mechanical and vacuum presses. In addition, Mickey will discuss how veneers are made and the best sources for them. This introductory class is a prerequisite for further project related classes that will be offered in the near future.
Tuition: $85

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: Step into the classroom and right up to the scroll saw, even if it's your first time using one! We'll get right down to several practice exercises that increase in difficulty as you go. Cover these items: Overview of scroll saw history, types, parts and uses. Introduction of the four major steps for every cut. Transfer of patterns to wood and completion of simple cuts: straight, wavy, jagged. Cutting of a simple object on the scroll saw. Use of the loop method to create continuous, flowing cuts. Use of a drill bit to start interior cuts and completion of the cuts on the scroll saw. Use of a backing board to cut very small objects.
Tuition: $75

How to Make Through Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: set of bench chisels, dovetail backsaw, combination square, mallet, coping saw, marking gauge
Description: Making dovetail 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 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 is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Make A Band Sawn Wooden Box
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, September 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Boxes are fascinating. While an unopened box is only a vessel, a package, or container, it contents are unknown and presents an air of mystery. It lures us with a promise that something desirable lies concealed inside. In this hands-on class, students will be able to create their own air of mystery by constructing a simple box with only the use of the bandsaw, belt sander, and a few common hand tools. This a fun and creative way to stretch your imagination while developing skills that will be useful in other woodworking projects. The finished box will also make a wonderful gift for that special someone on your holiday gift list. All tools and materials are supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $125

Make a Moxon Double-Screw Vise
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: #4 or 5 bench plane, bench chisels, measuring tools, eye & hearing protection
Description: This class is the first in a new series of classes called "Jig of the Month." Each month we will introduce a new jig or fixture that can be built here in Woodcraft's classroom/workshop under the guidance and supervision of one of our experienced instructors. The Moxon double-screw vise was originally created by Joseph Moxon in 1678. Although our vise is not an exact copy of Moxon's, the term "Moxon vise" has been widely adopted to describe this type of vise. This vise has been recently resurrected by Chris Shwartz from "Popular Woodworking" and makes a wonderful compliment to one's workbench allowing boards to be raised to a comfortable working level and is able to hold boards and panels just over 16" wide. The vise screws will be cut from wood using wood screw taps and dies.
Tuition: $225

Introduction To Hand Tools
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: None
Description: This class is designed for those woodworkers who are either just getting into the craft or have been exclusively using woodworking machinery in their work and wonder why they can't make wood joints fit properly or have a hard time preparing wood surfaces for a flawless finish. Part of the answer to these problems is in the proper use of hand tools such as hand saws, chisels, planes and scrapers. Mickey will also introduce students to the proper selection and use of layout and measuring tools for consistency and accuracy. By incorporating properly tuned-up hand tools into your work, you are bound to become a better woodworker.
Tuition: $65

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: The tablesaw is considered to be the focal point of any well-equipped workshop. This class is designed primarily for the beginner just starting out in woodworking and to introduce students through hands-on experience the safe and proper way of using the tablesaw. Mickey will demonstrate the basic operations of ripping and crosscutting along with the proper setup and blade selection for each of the operations. In addition, various jigs will be demonstrated and used to augment the tablesaw's versatility in making wood joints safely and efficiently. This class will also be a prerequisite for more advanced courses that involve tablesaw use.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to the joys of wood turning by learning how to make a wooden pen on the wood lathe. Students will also be introduced to lathe safety, lathe turning tools and important accessories as they apply to both spindle and bowl turning. By taking this introductory course, students will be better prepared to take further hands-on wood turning classes. All tools and materials will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

Make a Craftsman Tool Tote
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: All tools and materials supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Many of you may have remembered your Dad's toolbox and how it always seemed to have everything needed to repair a broken chair or hang a screen door. In this two-day, hands-on class, students will learn the basics of hand-cut dovetails and wedge-tenon joinery as they build a nostalgic and useful woodworkers tool tote. This project is a great way to learn and practice the use of traditional wood joinery. This tool tote was originally designed by Mario Rodriguez and was featured in the April/May 2013 issue of Woodcraft Magazine. There is an additional materials fee of $80.
Tuition: $210

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
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. This 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

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, September 30, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Contact Walpole store for tool list
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to woodcarving through the use of several simple exercises designed to teach students about proper chisel selection and how to keep them sharp. In addition, the carving exercises will teach students about basic design principals along with consideration of wood characteristics and how to read the grain in determining the direction of cuts. These simple exercises involve low relief type carving and can be the basis for learning more advanced skills as they apply to carving in the round and other forms of woodcarving.
Tuition: $125

Beginning Fine Woodworking
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, October 01, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Are you new to woodworking? Uncomfortable around machinery or wondering what woodworking is all about? Come spend a day getting to know your way around the woodworking workshop with an experienced woodworker and instructor. Students will learn the purpose and safe operation of the primary stationary tools, such as the tablesaw, jointer & thickness planers, bandsaw and drill press. This hands-on class will give students a taste of how to take raw materials and turn it into a useful, functional, and finished project. This class is intended to pave the way for participation in the Fine Woodworking Fundamentals I & II classes offered at a later date. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $85

Build a Farm Table Using the Festool System
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2016 9:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection, measuring tools
Description: Students will learn to use the necessary tools and techniques necessary to construct a simple, but classic piece of furniture in the form of a traditional farm table. Students will walk away with a broaden range of skills that concentrate on the precise and efficient breakdown, processing, and finishing of raw materials using various Festool saws, sanders, and more as applied to real-world furniture making.
Tuition: $425