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Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 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: $85

Jig of the Month - Make Your Own Cross-cut Sled for the Table Saw
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Combination or framing square, pencil, eye and hearing protection
Description: Cutting boards and panels to length safely and accurately is essential in any home shop. In this class, Andrew will guide students through the process of making their own cross-cut sled for the table saw. He will also review the process of checking it for square so each woodworker can calibrate their sled at home on their own saw. There is an additional materials fee of $60.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, December 21, 2017 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: Thursday, December 28, 2017 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

Cabinet Scrapers - Use and Care
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 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 Bowl Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Saturday, January 6, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection & dust mask
Description: This class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. Steve 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 $20.
Tuition: $125

Introduction To Spindle Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Sunday, January 7, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This class is intended for beginners or those wishing to brush up on their wood turning skills. Steve will cover the importance of wood turning safety along with a review of the tools used in spindle turning and how to keep them sharp. Students will learn by watching the instructor demonstrate certain operations in the creation of coves and beads along with other complex shapes. In turn, students will practice on their assigned lathes by completing a number of exercises that will help develop their skills under close supervision of the instructor. Students will also be given the opportunity to turn their own wooden mallet. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $125

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
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

How to Build Flat, Straight, & Square
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
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

"Jig of the Month" - Make a "Duck" Scribe
Instructor: Chris Littlefield
Class Times: Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 1" bench chisel, hand plane, eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: In this hands on class, students will make a "duck-shaped" scribe. The scribe is a multipurpose marking tool that can be used from marking trim to floors and cabinets to leveling chair legs accurately. With the help of Chris Littlefield, students will be introduced to laying out the pattern and cutting it out on the bandsaw along with some shaping and fairing by hand. By the end of the class, students will have a handsome and useful tool to add to their collection. All materials will be provided by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, January 12, 2018 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

Introduction to Chip Carving
Instructor: Allison Greenberg
Class Times: Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Chip carving knives if you have them
Description: Chip carving is a unique form of wood carving which is fun and easy to learn using designs created with geometric shapes of triangles, squares, and free form lines. With just a few tools, you can effortlessly create artistic carvings to grace your home or as creative gifts for friends and family. Allison has been carving wood for almost 40 years and is currently the only certified chip carving instructor in Massachusetts. She has also studied under Wayne Barton, the foremost authority of chip carving in the US. Here's your opportunity to learn from one of the best chip carvers in our region. Allison will introduce students to the basic steps and techniques used in chip carving. She will also discuss knife selection and sharpening along with wood selection and preparation along with instruction in basic hand and knife positions to ensure that you get smooth and clean cuts in a safe manner. There is an additional materials fee of $10 and chip carving knives will be available for purchase using their student discount.
Tuition: $85

Carve a Decorative Fan Shell
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
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 $15..
Tuition: $85

Jig of the Month - Make a Moxon Double-Screw Vise
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: #4 or 5 bench plane, bench chisels, measuring tools, eye & hearing protection
Description: This is a two-part class and is one in a 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. There is an additional materials fee $25.
Tuition: $195

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 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

Date Night - Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: This Date-Night 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 along with light refreshments will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $125

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking & Furniture Makin
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 21, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 4, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye & hearing protection
Description: This is an intensive six day class spread over three weekends 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 tools and materials are included in the tuition fee. Mickey has been a custom furniture maker and teacher of the craft for over 28 years.
Tuition: $575

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 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: $85

Make a Simple Cutting Board
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: In this class Andrew will guide students through the process of making a simple cutting board. He'll review the proper way to glue up the boards as well as techniques for cutting and shaping the project. There is an additional materials fee of $25. This cutting board will add beauty and function for the home.
Tuition: $65

Fundamentals of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, and U
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
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

Scroll Saw Your Favorite Family Photo or Pet Into
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Eye protection and dust mask
Description: Students can bring a 8-1/2" by 11" copy of your favorite photo. This could be a photo of your family, wedding, favorite vacation or pet. Students will be attaching this photo to a wood blank and then cutting a 48 piece jig saw puzzle of the picture. Students and their family and friends will have fun putting the puzzle back together. Since this class will not be spending time on an overview of scrolling, some previous experience with the scroll saw is helpful. At the end of the class, each student will have a customized puzzle to bring home.
Tuition: $75

Date Night - Make a Triple Wine Bottle Cradle
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, February 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: This is another small project in our "Date Night Series" that will surely please all who enjoy a sip of vino from time-to-time. Couples will share in the joy and learning of how to create a simple but elegant display rack for your most favorite bottles of wine. However, if you're like me, the bottles never stay full for very long! Come and share a few laughs and enjoy the fun in making something with your hands. The class fee is for each couple.
Tuition: $95

The KISS Philosophy On Wood Finishing
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Notebook and pencil
Description: So you just finished constructing your masterpiece and you are suddenly aware that you now have to put a finish on it. So you go to the store and suddenly find yourself confronted with shelves of cans of all sorts with advertising that says this is the best finish since sliced bread! Who or what do you want to believe. In this class, Mickey will clear up those confusing questions and more by guiding students in the fine art and mysteries of choosing the proper finish. Students will learn the difference between materials and where and when to use them such as shellac, polyurethane varnish, and oil finishes just to name a few. Students are encouraged to bring their questions and enthusiasm to this fun and informative class. Here's an interesting question. Do you know why M&Ms don't melt in your hand? The first student to answer correctly will win a bag of M&Ms. Don't miss out!
Tuition: $65

Learn How to Design and Make Ogee Bracket Feet
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
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: $65

Introduction to Knife Making
Instructor: Sheldon Cooper
Class Times: Thursday, February 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: This class is about taking a metal knife blank and adding a wooden handle by applying what is known as wooden scales. Bob is an experienced knife maker and in this class he will show students how to create a one-of-a- kind product to call their own or use it as a unique gift. Knife makers are known to use either exotic or figured wood for the scales and are attached using rivets and finished with abrasives and a non-toxic finish. Various machine, hand tools and abrasives will be used in the process. All materials and tools will be provided as part of the class fee.
Tuition: $110

Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers Seminar
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 40
Tools Required: None
Description: Meeting of the Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers (EMGW). Presentation by Bob Van Dyke of the CT Valley School of Woodworking.
Tuition: $0

Scroll Saw Club Meeting
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 30
Tools Required: none
Description: Attention all scroll saw users and woodworkers. This is the bi-monthly meeting of the Bay State Scrollahs 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. New members are welcome to attend.
Tuition: $0

Make a Traditional Wooden Hand Plane
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, February 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: 12" combination square, eye & hearing protection
Description: As woodworkers, we know the satisfaction of creating something with your own hands that you recognize as being useful and good. In this class over the course of four evenings, students will make their own traditional wooden hand plane that will reward them with flat, gleaming wood surfaces and an unmatched planning experience. By reaching for a wooden hand plane that you have made, you will astound your woodworking friends. Students will be guided by Mickey in the construction of a Krenov-style smoothing plane equipped with a thick blade and chip breaker which can easily be sharpened. Lastly students will be encouraged to custom shape their plane's wooden body for a comfortable fit in their hands. There is an additional materials fee of $60.
Tuition: $225

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, February 15, 2018 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 Chip Carving
Instructor: Allison Greenberg
Class Times: Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Chip carving knives if you have them
Description: Chip carving is a unique form of wood carving which is fun and easy to learn using designs created with geometric shapes of triangles, squares, and free form lines. With just a few tools, you can effortlessly create artistic carvings to grace your home or as creative gifts for friends and family. Allison has been carving wood for almost 40 years and is currently the only certified chip carving instructor in Massachusetts. She has also studied under Wayne Barton, the foremost authority of chip carving in the US. Here's your opportunity to learn from one of the best chip carvers in our region. Allison will introduce students to the basic steps and techniques used in chip carving. She will also discuss knife selection and sharpening along with wood selection and preparation along with instruction in basic hand and knife positions to ensure that you get smooth and clean cuts in a safe manner. There is an additional materials fee of $10 and chip carving knives will be available for purchase using their student discount.
Tuition: $85

Build A Router Bit Storage Cabinet
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, February 18, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 8
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 a materials fee of $40.
Tuition: $110

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 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

How To Make Half-Blind Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: dovetail backsaw, marking gauge, sliding bevel, coping saw, 1" and 1/4" bench chisels, smoothing plane, combination square, and tape measure
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. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to create this joint on their own. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Build A Shaker Stand with a Drawer
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, February 25, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, March 11, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 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 crafted many fine examples of the one drawer stand and is particularly handsome in proportion. In this four day hands-on class, Mickey will cover the details of period construction that will give students a solid foundation for future projects. It will also develop their dovetailing, hand-planning and mortise and tenon skills. This classic and compact stand will fit comfortably in almost any spot in the home. It's approximate size is 27-1/2" high x 17" square.
Tuition: $420

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: dust mask & 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: $85

Jig of the Month - Make a Shooting Board
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, March 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Sharp hand plane & 12 inch combination square
Description: A shooting board is used to guide a hand plane when you're trimming the ends of mitered frame members and other similar parts. The board's sturdy fences support stock accurately at either a 45- or 90 - degree angle as the hand plane (lying on its side and sliding along a straight guide) is pushed past, trimming the part to a precision angle or length. In this class, students will be given the opportunity to build their very own shooting board that they will be proud to own and use. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $70

How To Make Routed Dovetails
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Many woodworkers find dovetailing jigs for the router very frustrating to set up. In this class, Andrew will explain his method for routing dovetails successfully. The Porter-Cable 4212 Dovetailing fixture will be used in class to route through dovetails; half blind dovetails and rabbeted half-blind dovetails. This class is meant to relieve the frustration that many encounter. Students will be given the opportunity to use the equipment that Andrew will focus on. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. Steve 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 $20.
Tuition: $125

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, March 22, 2018 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 Hardware Caddy
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: eye & hearing protection
Description: Stay organized on the go. Whether you are bringing your screws and hardware across the shop or to a worksite, this hardware caddy will keep all the screws, nuts, washers and hardware you need organized and close at hand. Go to Youtube and look for the anamericanartisan channel to watch a video for this project. There is an additional materials fee of $40.
Tuition: $110

Learn How To Properly Sharpen Wood Turning Chisels
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Bring your turning chisels
Description: Wood turning like any other form of woodworking requires sharp tools. In this class Steve will demonstrate the proper way of sharpening common wood turning chisels such as the spindle and bowl gouges, scrapers and the all important but challenging to use skew chisel. If you're wondering how to improve your wood turning efforts, this is a class you don't want to miss.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Spindle Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This class is intended for beginners or those wishing to brush up on their wood turning skills. Bruce will cover the importance of wood turning safety along with a review of the tools used in spindle turning and how to keep them sharp. Students will learn by watching the instructor demonstrate certain operations in the creation of coves and beads along with other complex shapes. In turn, students will practice on their assigned lathes by completing a number of exercises that will help develop their skills under close supervision of the instructor. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $110