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Fundamentals of Wood Finishing
Instructor: Bill Hammond
Class Times: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
Tools Required: notebook and pencil
Description: This is a three part series spread out over the course of three consecutive Wednesday evenings that introduces students to the fundamentals of wood finishing. Bill Hammond, a professional finisher and furniture restoration expert, will cover the following in this series: Part 1 starts off by addressing the characteristics of wood such as grain and color, wood surface preparation using abrasives and cutting edge tools and how to address grain raising issues. Part 2 covers methods and techniques in applying and coloring wood using dyes and stains and discussing the pros and cons of both. In addition, there will be a short discussion on using chemicals or mordants to also alter the color of wood. Part 3 in the series looks into various final finishes that include the use of oils or film building finishes such as shellac or varnishes along with a discussion on the various available products and their corresponding pros and cons. There will also be a discussion and demonstrating of "finishing the finish" through the use of various abrasive materials to bring about a more uniform surface free of dust and brush marks if present. This series should clear up any confusion or mysteries surrounding one's ability to achieve a near-perfect finish.
Tuition: $185

Turn A Wood Christmas Ornament
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: none
Description: With the Christmas Holiday season fast approaching, why not enjoy a little of the festivities by turning a wood ornament that you'll be proud to display year after year and have it passed down as a family heirloom. Bruce will demonstrate the techniques used in hollow and outside turning as students are given an opportunity to turn their ornament under his supervision and instruction.
Tuition: $110

Introduction To Making Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Marking gauge, bench chisels, dovetail backsaw, pencil, combination square, coping saw
Description: Making dovetail joints by hand can be a challenge but easily learned through a methodical approach. In this hands-on class, Andrew will 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, hidden, and mitered dovetails.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $10

Making Kitchen Cabinets - Part 4 Hanging Doors, Dr
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Saturday, November 01, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
Tools Required: Note Book & Pen, Camera
Description: This class is the last in a four part series on How To Make Kitchen Cabinets. In this class, Tony will cover how to position and hang doors and drawer fronts. Students will also learn the easiest ways to install and adjust the finished cabinets.
Tuition: $75

Build A Router Bit Storage Cabinet
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, November 02, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Tape measure, combination square, pencil
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 $40.
Tuition: $115
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $40

Turn A Wooden Pepper Mill for the Holidays
Instructor: Bruce Platt
Class Times: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Store will provide all turning tools unless students wish to provide their own.
Description: With the holiday season fast approaching, learn how to turn a wooden 10 inch pepper mill as a holiday gift or for use at your holiday meals. This two-part class is primarily intended for students who wish to turn a functional and useful wooden pepper mill while learning and improving their techniques for turning between centers on the wood lathe. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $110

Introduction To Using Pocket-Hole Screws For Wood
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Thursday, November 06, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: Using pocket-hole screw joinery is an incredibly fast, strong, and simple way of joining wood. It essentially involves drilling a hole at an angle into one work piece, and then joining it to a second workpiece with self-tapping screws. In this hands-on class, students will be given an opportunity to learn how and use the various jigs and methods designed to incorporate this technique of wood joinery by making a number of small projects.
Tuition: $60

Make An Elegant Scroll Sawed Bread Basket for the Holidays
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Sunday, November 09, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye protection & dust mask
Description: This is a class where you don't need any previous experience with the scroll saw. However, more experienced students are also welcome. Students will spend the first hour going over the basics - blade tensioning and an introduction to the four major steps for every cut. Students will also practice going over simple cutting exercises to get comfortable with the saw and the types of cuts needed for this particular basket. The remainder of the class will involve the actual cutting and making of the basket. After a lot of fun and a few hours of scrolling, students can WOW their guests as they pass the bread around at their holiday meal. All materials are included in the tuition fee.
Tuition: $80

How To Turn Natural Edge/Bark Rimmed Bowls
Instructor: Ken Lindgren
Class Times: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: This is a two part class that will teach students how to turn natural edge or bark rimmed bowls. Ken will teach students the techniques necessary for the layout and preparation of the stock that will ensure that the bark remains on the rim of the bowl during the turning process. This technique will open up many new opportunities to create and expand your creative approach to turning one-of-kind bowls from the log pile. While students are encouraged to bring their own turning tools and logs, the instructor will have extra material for a small fee that he will collect at the time of the class.
Tuition: $125

Make a Shaker Sugar Scoop
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Pencil, flat spoke shave, convex spoke shave, #3 x 25 mm gouge, #8 x 18 mm 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 holiday desserts. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $25

Introduction To Veneering
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, November 14, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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: $65

More Essential Jigs and Fixtures
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Based on the concepts used in a previous class of Essential Jigs & Fixtures for the workshop, students will once again make a number of jigs for them to take home. Included is a jig for cutting tapers safely on the table saw and a self-centering mortising jig for the router. Students are encouraged to bring in their own router but it is not necessary. There is an additional materials fee of $40.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $40

Make a Wine Goblet
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Sunday, November 16, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: none (bring your own if desired)
Description: Learn how to make one or two wine goblet stems out of kiln-dried hardwood and then add the glass bowl on top for a beautiful and functional wine or champagne glass suitable for holiday toasts. There will be a materials fee of $9 to $13 per stem depending on the choice of hardwood and glass bowl (payable to the instructor at time of class). When registering for the class, please specify choice of hardwood(s) which are: ash, cherry, walnut or mahogany and choice of glass bowl shape: wine glass or champagne flute.
Tuition: $115

Choosing and Using Hand Saws - Western and Japanes
Instructor: Rob Porcaro
Class Times: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: students may bring their saws but not required
Description: Skillful use of hand saws is fundamental to high quality woodworking, even for woodworkers who primarily use power tools. Hand saw skills start with knowledgeable saw selection, which can be confusing with the dizzying array of options. This class will make things clear for you by exploring both Western and Japanese saws, and bring you along the road to real skill. These skills and knowledge will apply to many other classes at Woodcraft, especially those involving hand tool joinery.
Tuition: $60

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, November 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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: $60

Relief Carve A Symbol of Hospitality - The Pineapple
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: 30 or 35 mm x #5 straight gouge, 20 mm x #5 fish tail gouge, #12 x 6 mm V- parting tool, short & straight carving knife
Description: The pineapple is a traditional symbol of hospitality in New England. Learn to carve and finish a wooden pineapple and hang it on your door or wall letting all who enter your home know that a hearty welcome awaits them during the holiday season and through out the year. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $125
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $25

Turn a Three Corner Bowl
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Sunday, November 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: half-round scraper, narrow parting too, small detail gouge
Description: Who said that all bowls need to be round! Here's an opportunity to improve your bowl turning skills by making a unique three-corner bowl with the help of Bruce Pratt, Woodcraft's residence wood turning expert. Bruce will be providing the materials at a small additional cost to students.
Tuition: $115

Handles for the Holidays with Bruce Pratt
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Notebook & pencil. Students can provide their own tools or Woodcraft will provide
Description: Spend an evening at Woodcraft and learn to spindle turn a great gift for the holidys. Turn a handle of your choice for an ice cream paddle, coffee scoop, bottle opener, pizza cutter or vegetable peeler. This class will also introduce students to the joys of wood turning by learning how to spindle turn a wooden handle on the 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.
Tuition: $95

How to Make a Cabriole Leg
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, December 05, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: bench chisels, #49 or #50 pattern makers rasp, flat-sole spoke shave, eye & hearing protection
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, Mickey will teach students how to properly design a well proportioned cabriole leg and create a pattern that can be used multiple times. In addition, students will have an opportunity to work along side Mickey as everyone is given the opportunity to make a cabriole leg on their own. Not only will students learn how to make the cabriole leg, but they will also learn new machine and hand tool skills that can be applied in future projects including cabriole legs with ball & claw feet. There is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $20

Build a Shaker Dovetailed Lap Desk
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 07, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: dovetail backsaw, marking gauge, sliding bevel, coping saw, 1" and 1/4" bench chisels, smoothing plane, combination square, and tape measure
Description: The Shakers didn't 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. In this two day class, students will have the chance to develop their own dovetailing skills as they make this classic design. The lap desk is approximately 18-3/4" W x 12-1/4" D x 5" H. There is an additional materials fee of $75.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $75

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This two-part class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. Bruce will begin by a review of safety precautions followed by a discussion and demonstration of the turning tools needed along with methods and proper sharpening techniques. Students will also learn about wood selection and grain orientation and the use of face plates and chucks. Under close supervision, students will be assigned to their own lathe where they will learn to turn one or two small bowls by the end class. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $115
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $10

How To Make Half-Blind Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, marking gauge, sliding bevel gauge, coping or jeweler's saw, 1" and 1/4" bench chisels, pencil
Description: In this demonstration, 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. Students will be given the opportunity to make their own half-blind dovetails. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $10

Learn How to Design and Make Ogee Bracket Feet
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, December 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: In Chippendale-style furniture of the late 18th century, the bracket foot is a very common design feature found in most case work such as chest of drawers and desks. In particular, the ogee-shaped bracket foot was used extensively in high-style designs. In this class, Mickey will show students how to design a well proportioned foot and with the use of the common power tools and hand tools, he will show you how to make this stylish furniture element.
Tuition: $75

Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers Seminar - Making Curved and Other Complex Moldings
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 50
Tools Required: none
Description: Woodcraft in Walpole is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the December 2014 meeting of the Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers (EMGW) along with a presentation by Woodcraft's head instructor, Mickey Callahan, on the making of curved and other complex moldings.
Tuition: $0

Advanced Router Techniques
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: note book & pen/pencil, eye and hearing protection
Description: Due to popular demand in Andrew Teixeira's earlier basic router classes, he is now back to teach and take students to an advanced level of router techniques. Students will be shown methods for using and creating jigs and fixtures for the router table and hand held router that were not covered in his previous classes. This class will also give students more hands-on opportunities under Andrew's close supervision. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $10

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: none
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: $60

Tablesaw 101
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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: $60

Carve a Decorative Fan Shell
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Carving knife, #8 x 18 mm gouge, #5 x 25 mm gouge, #12 x 6 mm V-parting tool, #25 x 13 mm bent back gouge
Description: The fan shell carving has its roots in New England period furniture of the 18th Century. In this class, students will learn the proper geometric layout and carving of this timeless and historic motif that can be used in your next furniture design and project. Some experience in woodworking and tool sharpening is preferred. There is an addtional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: Materials feel: $10

Make A Band Sawn Wooden Box
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, December 19, 2014 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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 supplied by Woodcraft. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $15

Router Table Use and Techniques
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, January 03, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
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

Essentials of Basic Wood Finishing
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: None
Description: In this introductory class, students will learn a few easy steps and techniques that can be used to create a successful wood finish on hard or soft wood. Through a series of demonstrations, students will learn the basic steps in preparing the wood surface for a final finish along with a discussion on various options to protect and enhance the beauty of the wood. This class is meant to be a prequel to our more advanced three part series on Wood Finishinhg that will be offered at a later date.
Tuition: $65

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, January 08, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
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 Veneering
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, January 09, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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: $75

Make A Chippendale Fretwork Mirror
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, January 10, 2015 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: One of the most popular mirror forms in the 18th-Century and still today, is the Chippendale fretwork mirror. The ornate and intricate shapes of the frame were copied from Japanese "cloud forms" first seen by cabinet makers on furniture imported from China. The English designer and furniture maker, Thomas Chippendale was one of the first to incorporate these features on his furniture and it soon became all the rage in both England and the American colonies. While it may look complicated, it is actually pretty simple to make and can be an wonderful addition to your home or office decor. In this two day class, students will be guided through a sequence of woodworking operations involving both machines and hand tools in the making of the mirror frame. There is an additional materials fee of $50 that includes the mirror glass.
Tuition: $165

Steam Bending 101 - Build A Carryall With a Steam Bent Handle
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Monday, January 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: eye & hearing protection
Description: Building a carryall with a steam bent handle is a two part class spread over over two evenings. After watching a short demonstration on how to steam bend the handle for this project, students will have the opportunity to do their own steam bending. The class is developed around building a carryall that requires a curved handle allowing for free access to the tray. In addition to the steam bending, students will learn how to cut box joints which are used for joining the sides of the carryall. Each students will come away from the class with the knowledge to tackle their own steam bending projects. Vic will also cover how he made his steam box so students will be able to construct their one in their own workshop. Tuition fee includes all materials and supplies.
Tuition: $200

Essential Joinery: The Rule Joint
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, January 15, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: Tables with drop-leaves have multiple uses in the home. They tuck away for everyday use but can be pulled to the center of the room and expanded to accommodate guests. The rule joint is a critical part of constructing these types of tables. The details of how to make a smooth operationg rule joint will be discussed in class. Students will make a sample joint as a reference for future projects. This class will help prepare craftspeople who intend to take a future class in "How to Build a Shaker Drop-Leaf Harvest Table." Hinges are included in the materials fee of $18.
Tuition: $60

Carve a Ball & Claw Foot
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Contact Walpole store for tool list
Description: The ball & claw foot is a classic design that has become an icon of American period furniture emerging in the mid-eighteenth century and quickly became a sign of wealth and status. In this class, students will learn how to carve with a hand full of carving chisels, a ball & claw foot by incorporating a process that will ensure success. Mickey is a professional period furniture maker, past president of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (www.sapfm.org) and head instructor at the Walpole store. There is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $125

Making Mitered Dovetails
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, January 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, marking gauge, bevel gauge, coping or jeweler's saw, 1" & 1/4" bench chisels, pencil
Description: The dovetail joint is often left exposed as a testament to the skills of the craftsperson. However, the outer edge is often covered by moldings. Not all designs require such moldings. By mitereing the outer edge of the dovetail joint, a cleaner, sleeker look can be achieved. Such cleaver use of joinery is a sign of a craftsperson's skills maturing. This class will guide students through the steps of cutting this useful joint so they may apply it in their own projects. It will also prepare students for an upcoming class "Build a Dovetail Hand Plane Storage Rack." There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $60

Advanced Table Saw Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: This class is a sequel to the Table Saw 101 class previously offered. In this class students will be introduced to advance techniques involving the cutting of coves, raised panels, and various methods of wood joinery such as machine cut dovetails and other interlocking wood joints used in case work and furniture. Mickey will also cover pattern sawing techniques as well as how to cut accurate and strong miter joints .
Tuition: $65

Wood Turning Series - Beyond the Basics
Instructor: Ken Lindgren
Class Times: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: personal turning chisels
Description: This two part series of classes is designed for students with prior woodturning experience. Learn to go beyond the round, functional shapes. Learn to handle interrupted cuts easily and safely. Learn to use unusual pieces of wood containing bark, knots, cracks and voids. Create pieces that combine artistry with functionality or create totally useless, non-functional wood art. Let Ken help you learn to go outside the box with your thinking and listen to wood as it talks to you. Students can provide their own wood or can obtain wood from the instructor for a nominal fee. Ken has been a full-time woodturning artist and teacher since 2003.
Tuition: $180

Essentials of Drawer Construction
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, marking gauge, bevel gauge, coping or jeweler's saw, 1" & 1/4" bench chisels, pencil
Description: The essential skills for making and fitting hand crafted drawers that are as beautiful as they are functional will be demonstrated in this class. All the tricks that make a drawer work smoothly will be revealed. Students will observe the construction of a classic drawer using half-blind and through dovetails. Students will have an opportunity to cut samples of these joints under Andrew's supervision. The skills learned in this class will prepare students for the "Build a Shaker Drop-Leaf Table" class to be offered later as well as for other projects in future classes. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking & Furniture Makin
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, January 26, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, January 30, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: This is an intensive five day class that will introduce students to the fundamentals of fine woodworking and furniture making. The class will cover wood properties and characteristics along with the proper selection of material, developing cut lists for projects and how to properly prepare and join wood for a small and useful project that will be part of the class experience. This class is designed for those who have very little or no knowledge and skills related to woodworking and wish to explore the craft and become more proficient. Students will also have an opportunity to develop the confidence that is necessary to work in a wood shop machine environment while also learning how to use basic hand tools such as bench chisels, hand planes and scrapers. All basic hand and machine tools will be provided by Woodcraft. Mickey has been a custom furniture maker and teacher of the craft for over 25 years. There is an an additional materials fee of $50.
Tuition: $450