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Fundamentals of Wood Finishing
Instructor: Bill Hammond
Class Times: Sunday, February 01, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 08, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: notebook and pencil
Description: This is a two part series spread out over the course of two consecutive Sundays 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. He will also start to cover 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 2 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: $165

Turn A Wooden Pepper Mill
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 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: Learn how to turn a wooden 10 inch long pepper mill as a gift or for use at your own table. 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 Making Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, February 05, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: none
Description: Hand-cut dovetails joints are considered to be the strongest and most eye-appealing of all wood joinery. In addition, they offer a challenge to woodworkers wishing to create a lasting effect on their work. In this class, Andrew will provide insight through a series of demonstrations on how these joints are created using basic hand tools and skills that anyone can master. This class is intended to show students what tools and skills are necessary so they too can create hand-cut dovetails either on their own or in future hands-on woodworking classes.There is a additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Woodshop Power Tools
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: notebook and pencil
Description: This class is an overview, primarily for beginners who want to equip and setup their workshop with the necessary stationary and portable power tools in order to become a more effective and efficient woodworker. With Mickey's 30 years of woodworking experience, he will demonstrate and explain to students the various capabilities of these tools that include table saws, band saws, jointer and thickness planners, drill presses, wood lathes, mortise & tenon machines, etc. Included in this overview are various routers and other useful portable power tools like sanders, biscuit joiners, and less known specialty power tools. Students will be given ample time to ask questions and try their hand with some of the machines. This class is a good starting point for those who wish to take advanced classes in the safe and proper use of individual machines that will be offered in future hands-on classes.
Tuition: $60

Learn The Techniques of Multi-Axis Wood Turning
Instructor: Ken Lindgren
Class Times: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Bring your own turning tools if you have them
Description: In this two part class and with the help of Ken Lindgren, Students will learn to improve their wood turning abilities while making a beautiful, and decorative turned object incorporating multi-axis turning techniques. Samples of the class project will be on display at the Walpole store for anyone seriously interested in taking this class.
Tuition: $120

Introduction to Routers 101
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 10
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: $85

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Monday, February 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 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: $65

Turn a Stylus Pen
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Store will provide all tools. Students are welcomed to bring their own tools and safety goggles.
Description: Learn how to turn a wooden stylus pen that can be used for writing on your tablet computer or smart phone. This a great introductory turning class. Students will complete a unique and functional stylus pen that they can use and be proud to give as a gift also. All materials costs are included in the tuition.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 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: $65

Make Your Own Marking Gauge
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, February 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Bench chisels & spoke shave
Description: Students will make their own marking gauge in this hands-on class. The marking gauge is an essential hand tool for laying out mortises and dovetails cut by hand. Many are commercially available but few things show one's dedication to woodworking more than a handmade marking gauge. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $65

Build a Shaker Drop-Leaf Harvest Table
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 07, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 08, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, marking gauge, bevel gauge, coping saw, 1" & 1/4" bench chisels, pencil
Description: This is a four day class spread over two consecutive weekends. The Shakers valued utility and simplicity in their designs. This fine drop-leaf table is based on an example from the Hancock Shaker Village that exemplifies these aspects of the Shaker aesthetic. This modest table would have provided a large work space for someone to labor on their daily chores with its drop-leaves in the up position. It could also be tucked aside at the end of the work day with the leaves down. Today, it could be set against a wall with the leaves down to support serving dishes or be used with its leaves up and accommodate four guests comfortably.The table will be built in cherry like the original and measures approximately 28-18"H x 18-3/4"W x 42"D (leaves down) and 37"-3/4"W (leaves up). There is an additional materials fee of $150
Tuition: $420

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 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

Introduction To Router Table Use and Techniques
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: hearing and eye 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's an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, February 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $110

Build and Learn To Fly a Radio Control Model Airplane
Instructor: Scott Annis
Class Times: Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: none
Description: This is a two part class intended for anyone wishing to learn how to scratch-build and fly a balsa wood and lite plywood radio control model airplane. This class is being offered by Scott Annis and Mickey Callahan who are both members of the Millis Model Airplane Club and are experienced model builders and RC instructor pilots. Along with learning how to scratch build your very own model airplane, students will also learn the theory of flight. At the end of the series of classes, students will have completed construction of their airplane that will include all the electronics and control surface linkages to make it flight-worthy. The basic electronic gear includes such things as servos, electric motor, motor speed control, battery, and RC receiver. These items along with all wood parts and covering materials are included in the class tuition fee. Students will also have an opportunity to receive free flying lessons from Scott and Mickey at their club's flying field located in Medfield, MA.
Tuition: $150

Turn a Three Corner Bowl
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Sunday, March 01, 2015 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: $110

Learn The Techniques of Multi-Axis Wood Turning
Instructor: Ken Lindgren
Class Times: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Bring your own turning tools if you have them
Description: In this two part class and with the help of Ken Lindgren, Students will learn to improve their wood turning abilities while making a beautiful, and decorative turned objects incorporating multi-axis turning techniques. Samples of the class project will be on display at the Walpole store for anyone seriously interested in taking this class. There is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $120

Introduction To Veneering
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, March 06, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:30 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: $90

Getting Started in Woodworking
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: notebook and pencil
Description: This class is intended to introduce people to the joys of woodworking and how it can enrich one's life. Mickey has been a passionate woodworker and custom furniture maker for over 30 years and will share in some of his experiences that will hopefully excite beginners to pursue woodworking as a favorite past time. He will also provide an overview of various kinds of wood, woodworking tools and machinery and how best to develop your interests and skills.
Tuition: $60

Make Your Own Wooden Mallet
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: eye & hearing protection,1" & 1/4" chisels, block plane, smoothing plane, spoke shave, combination square, pencil
Description: This a great opportunity for you to make your own classic wooden mallet. The mallet is an essential hand tool perfect for guiding chisels through wood in the making of dovetails, mortise and tenon joinery and a multitude of other tasks requiring the use of controlled force in woodworking. The making of a mallet in this hands-on class will be a testament to your skill and dedication as a woodworker. There will be an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $60

Learn How to Design and Make Ogee Bracket Feet
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, March 13, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 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 hands-on 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. Students will also have an opportunity to make their own bracket foot. The materials fee is included in the class tuition fee.
Tuition: $95

Fundamentals of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, and U
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: hand plane if available
Description: Hand planes are at the core of the woodworker's tool set, but must be properly tuned to get consistent results. The details of setup, adjustment, and technique can make the difference between frustration and success with the hand plane. This course will equip students with the understanding and skills to directly apply to using hand planes in your workshop. Students are encouraged to bring in a hand plane if available, as this course will be hands-on as well as a lecture and demonstration.
Tuition: $65

Tablesaw 101
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 10
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

How to Make a Cabriole Leg
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, March 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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, 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. There's an additional fee of $20.
Tuition: $110

Build a Dovetailed Hand Plane Rack
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, marking gauge, coping saw, 1" & 1/4" chisels, pencil, eye & hearing protection
Description: The storage of hand planes has been a dilemma for many woodworkers. How do you store planes so they are easily accessed but kept from becoming dull? Chris Gochnour, a furniture maker near Salt Lake City, solved this problem in his 2009 article in Fine Woodworking Magazine. His design uses a crafted rack that employs bootlaces to suspend planes to allow easy access while preserving the honed edge. In this two day hands-on class, Andrew will guide students through the steps of making this useful rack while employing the use of dovetail joinery. Approximate dimensions of the rack are 33-1/4" H x 18-1/4" W x 4-1/2" D. There is an additional materials charge of $90.
Tuition: $150

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 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

How to Make Through Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
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: $60

Build An Acoustic Guitar with Scott Dixon
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Friday, March 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: none
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/imtermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a kit. You will learn the terminology and techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your 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 other classes designed for finishing techniques. Two models will be available to choose from, either Sapele or Sycamore. Tuition fee includes the guitar kit along with a hard-shell case.
Tuition: $675

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 02, 2015 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 that is payable to the instructor at time of class.
Tuition: $120

Essential Jigs and Fixtures
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, April 04, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: Fixtures allow woodworkers to make specialized cuts safely and efficiently. In this class students will make two simple router fixtures for their home shop. These fixtures will be used to make one of the most important fixtures for the table saw: the cross-cut sled. Students will make their own sled and observe how it is calibrated to produce perfect 90 degree cross-cuts. The details how to make these essential jigs will be shared in the class hand-out. There is an additional materials fee of $60.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Using Pocket-Hole Screws For Wood
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
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 small project. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Hand Tools
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 10
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

Carve a Decorative Fan Shell
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, April 09, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Carving knife, #8 x 18 mm gouge, #5 x 25 mm gouge, #12 x 6 mm V-Part, #25 x 13 back bent gouge, #25 x 6 mm back bent gouge, pencil, compass
Description: The fan or 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 motif that can be used in your next project. Students who have taken this class before may choose to challenge themselves by attempting a different fan design. Some experience in woodworking and tool sharpening is preferred. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Using the Scroll Saw, Make A Segmented Americana Decor Flag
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Sunday, April 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: eye & dust protection
Description: Melita will guide students in the making of a segmented Americana Decor Flag that will be ready to display for Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, or any time to show off your patriotism. Segmentation is often considered the beginning step to learning Intarsia. Segmentation projects are cut from one piece of wood and provides more creative freedom since most segmentation projects are simply colored with paints and/or dyes. This class requires just a little experience with the scroll saw and students will be assigned practice exercises before completing their flag. All materials are include in the tuition fee.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 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: $65

Choosing and Using Hand Saws - Western and Japanese
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
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: $65

Advanced Router Techniques
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, April 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: note book & pen/pencil
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

Turn a Stylus Pen
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Store will provide all tools. Students are welcomed to bring their own tools and safety goggles.
Description: Learn how to turn a wooden stylus pen that can be used for writing on your tablet computer or smart phone. This a great introductory turning class. Students will complete a unique and functional stylus pen that they can use and be proud to give as a gift also. All materials costs are included in the tuition.
Tuition: $85

How To Make Mortise & Tenon Joinery By Hand and by Machine
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: mortise gauge, marking knife, 12 " combination square, backsaw, bench chisels
Description: The objective of this class is to teach students the understanding and execution of the mortise and tenon joint with an emphasis on post and rail construction. In this hands-on class, students will learn how to employ various methods of making this important joint in furniture and cabinet making.
Tuition: $85

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, April 24, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
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. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $110

Build A Classic Garden Bench
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, marking gauge, bevel gauge, 1" & 1/4" chisels, smoothing plane, block plane
Description: In this two day hands-on class, students will make a classic garden bench well suited for a shaded corner of their summer garden or deck. This project will help students develop an artisan's hand-planning skills along with the incorporation of some clever joinery. The legs will be joined to the seat with pierced and wedged through tenons and an unusual split bridal joint will join the shaped stretcher to the legs. The use and care of hand planes used in the class will be demonstrated also. Exterior grade wood will be used for the bench. There is an additional materials fee of $100.
Tuition: $210

Cabinet Scrapers - Use and Care
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Basic cabinet card scraper
Description: The cabinet card scraper is one of the most powerful but least understood hand tools. If sharpened and used properly, it can create a wood surface finish far superior to using abrasives and power sanders. In this hands-on class, students will learn the proper sharpening methods and techniques necessary to achieve a consistent sharp edge and results. Mickey will also introduce curved edge scrapers and how you can make your own from discarded tool steel. Learning how to use the basic cabinet scraper will immediately elevate your skill and abilities in fine woodworking.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 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