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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

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

Build a Shaker Drop-Leaf Harvest Table
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 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

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

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

How to Make a Cabriole Leg
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, March 07, 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

Introduction to Routers 101
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, March 08, 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

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

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

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