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Make a Traditional Wooden Hand Plane
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: 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

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

Date Night - Make a Shelf Clock
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, March 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Here's an opportunity to spend some quality time with your significant other and in the process make a shelf clock that can be used to enhance your decor or simply use it as a gift during the holiday season. Couples will work together to create a wooden case for an elegantly designed battery operated clock movement while enjoying free refreshments of snacks and soft drinks. All materials are included in the couple's class fee.
Tuition: $110

Scroll Saw Your Favorite Family Photo or Pet Into
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, March 7, 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 vavaction 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

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 Veneering
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: none
Description: Veneering today doesn't require any special skills and can be quickly learned. Whether you have a concern for the environment or the scarcity of select hardwoods, veneering provides the means to use beautiful figured woods at a fraction of the cost of solid wood. It also allows woodworkers to use more stable substrates such as plywood and MDF and still achieve beautiful results. In this class, Mickey will demonstrate the tools, and materials used that are necessary to cut, join, and clamp veneers as well as the various clamping devices such as mechanical and vacuum presses. In addition, Mickey will discuss how veneers are made and the best sources for them. This introductory class is a prerequisite for further project related classes that will be offered in the near future.
Tuition: $75

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 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

Introduction to CNC
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This class will help you decide if CNC Routing is right for you. This class will focus on the essential CNC processes and knowledge needed to help you with your decision. Students will learn the basics regarding the CAD/CAM software that drives the CNC routing machines as well as the general operation of a CNC router. The class includes a demonstration of the popular VCarve Pro CAD/CAM software and hands-on time creating toolpaths, setting up a job and operating the Axiom Pro CNC router. Woodcraft will supply all necessary materials.
Tuition: $80

Make A Band Sawn Wooden Box
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, March 16, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
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. All tools and materials are supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $125

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

How to Build Flat, Straight, & Square
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Sunday, March 18, 2018 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: To build with clean, tight-fitting joints and properly dimensioned parts, you must be able to accurately flatten, square, and true-up your boards ahead of time. In this class students will learn how to use the jointer and thickness planers along with the tablesaw to help achieve this fundamental, but necessary task. Students will also learn how to edge-join boards.
Tuition: $65

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: The tablesaw is considered to be the focal point of any well-equipped workshop. This class is designed primarily for the beginner just starting out in woodworking and to introduce students through hands-on experience the safe and proper way of using the tablesaw. Mickey will demonstrate the basic operations of ripping and crosscutting along with the proper setup and blade selection for each of the operations. In addition, various jigs will be demonstrated and used to augment the tablesaw's versatility in making wood joints safely and efficiently. This class will also be a prerequisite for more advanced courses that involve tablesaw use.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, March 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

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

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
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

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

Introduction To Hand Tools
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: None
Description: This class is designed for those woodworkers who are either just getting into the craft or have been exclusively using woodworking machinery in their work and wonder why they can't make wood joints fit properly or have a hard time preparing wood surfaces for a flawless finish. Part of the answer to these problems is in the proper use of hand tools such as hand saws, chisels, planes and scrapers. Mickey will also introduce students to the proper selection and use of layout and measuring tools for consistency and accuracy. By incorporating properly tuned-up hand tools into your work, you are bound to become a better woodworker.
Tuition: $65

Cabinet Scrapers - Use and Care
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, April 4, 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

Date Night - Make a Decorative Picture Frame
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, April 5, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: What a better way to spend time with your significant other than at Woodcraft making a decorative picture frame. A frame that can be used to show off an 8" X 10" picture of your favorite someone or your latest art work. Why not come and enjoy the company of couples out for an evening while learning some basic woodworking skills. Since this is Woodcraft's monthly date night at the Walpole store, Woodcraft will be supplying all refreshments and materials. Tuition fee is per couple.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Saturday, April 7, 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

Scroll Saw Club Meeting
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Sunday, April 8, 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.
Tuition: $0

Learn How to Design and Make Ogee Bracket Feet
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: In Chippendale-style furniture of the late 18th century, the bracket foot is a very common design feature found in most case work such as chest of drawers and desks. In particular, the ogee-shaped bracket foot was used extensively in high-style designs. In this class, Mickey will show students how to design a well proportioned foot and with the use of the common power tools and hand tools, he will show you how to make this stylish furniture element.
Tuition: $65

Jig of the Month - Make a Shooting Board
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, April 11, 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: $65

Introduction To Using Pocket-Hole Screws For Wood
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 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 number of small projects. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Turn A Lidded Box
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: Why limit your wood turning projects to wooden bowls and spindles when you can turn lidded boxes out of a single piece of wood or even vary the kind of wood in order to make a useful lidded vessel with a variety of uses. They can be used to store jewelry, coins, and dry ingredients from the kitchen to name a few. Whatever its size, they are sure to please. Come and make a lidded box that you will be proud to use and display while learning the necessary steps to complete a successful project. There is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $125

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
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

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: This class is an overview of the various sharpening methods, techniques, jigs and abrasives/sharpening stones commonly used to sharpen most woodworking hand tools. The lecture and demonstration by Mickey will also cover the use of power grinding, both wet and dry, with various abrasives along with slower and less efficient methods employed to achieve a sharp edge on chisels, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. This class is intended to clear up any confusion or mysteries that beginners or even advanced woodworkers have about tool sharpening. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to use some of the available equipment. Students are also encouraged to bring in a dull chisel or plane blade to enhance the discussion.
Tuition: $65

Introduction to Routers 101
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: The router is considered to be the most versatile power tool in any workshop. In addition, it offers a means to complete complex tasks efficiently. In this class, Andrew will provide insight through a series of demonstrations on how a hand-held router can be employed safely in a variety of basic tasks used in wood joinery as well as edge and surface shaping. There will also be a demonstration of various jigs that can be employed with the hand-held router. Time permitting, students will be given a hands-on opportunity to perform certain tasks under close supervision of the instructor. By taking this class, students will have a fundamental understanding of the router that will be helpful in future, more advanced woodworking classes. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

How to Make Through Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
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, Mickey 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.
Tuition: $85

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
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

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, April 26, 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

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, April 27, 2018 9:30 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. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $125

Make an Entryway Shelf
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil along with a combination square.
Description: Make an easy access place for your on the go, out the door items! In this two day class, students will make an entry shelf that features a storage tray that will fit your smartphone or wallet and hooks for your coats and keys. The striking design features mortise and tenon joints as well as figured woods. Watch Andrew build this project from scratch on his YouTube channel, americanartisan and go to his website, americanartisan.com to see more of his work. There is an additional materials fee of $80.00.
Tuition: $220

How to Build Flat, Straight, & Square
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, May 1, 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

Fundamentals of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, and U
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, May 2, 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

Learn How To Properly Sharpen Wood Turning Chisels
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, May 3, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
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

Build A Classic Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: The Adirondack chair is an American icon that invokes images of lazy summer days at the lake, by the pool or at a barbecue. Even a few minutes in this comfortable seat puts your mind into vacation mode. In this two day class, not only will you enjoy building a lasting classic but also enjoy the chair's durability by being made from decay resistant wood such as cypress or red cedar. By using simple pattern-routing techniques and simple joinery will ensure simple assembly and rock-solid construction for years of use. There is an additional materials fee of $90.
Tuition: $235

Jig of the Month - Make a Moxon Double-Screw Vise
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: #4 or 5 bench plane, bench chisels, measuring tools, eye & hearing protection
Description: This class is 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 of $30.
Tuition: $175

Date Night- Make a Shaker Style Coat Rack
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye & hearing protection
Description: This is another class in a series of classes that encourages you to bring your significant other and enjoy an evening in the workshop while working together to make something useful out of wood. In this class, Mickey will guide couples in the making of a Shaker style coat rack. Light refreshments will also be provided to round off the evening of fun and creativity. The tuition fee is for each couple.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Sunday, May 13, 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 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 Bowl Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Sunday, May 13, 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 CNC
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This class will help you decide if CNC Routing is right for you. This class will focus on the essential CNC processes and knowledge needed to help you with your decision. Students will learn the basics regarding the CAD/CAM software that drives the CNC routing machines as well as the general operation of a CNC router. The class includes a demonstration of the popular VCarve Pro CAD/CAM software and hands-on time creating toolpaths, setting up a job and operating the Axiom Pro CNC router. Woodcraft will supply all necessary materials.
Tuition: $80

Hand Saw Sharpening 101
Instructor: Matt Cianci
Class Times: Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection, rip & crosscut toothed handsaws
Description: Nothing beats the cut and feel of a properly sharpened hand saw. Come learn the forgotten secrets to filing your own saws and cut the power cord to your table saw. In this introductory class, professional saw doctor, Matt Cianci, will guide students through the critical steps of sharpening both rip and crosscut saws used in woodworking. Students will learn the four functional elements of all western-style handsaw teeth including tooth spacing, rake, set, and bevel, along with the necessary tools and techniques used in sharpening. Students are encouraged to bring one each of a rip and crosscut saw. There is an additional materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor which covers two saw files with handles needed for filing saw teeth. All other saw sharpening tools including saw vises will be available for use in class.
Tuition: $125

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, May 23, 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

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, May 24, 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

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, May 30, 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