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Make a Queen Anne Style Foot Stool
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, February 20, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: 1 inch bench chisel, #49 or #50 pattern makers rasp (or equivalent), flat-sole spoke shave, card scraper, marking gauge, eye & hearing protection
Description: What better way to develop and improve your skills in making cabriole legs by making a Queen Anne style foot stool. With the use of a few basic hand tools and machinery, students will be guided over four days (two separate weekends) in making an elegant piece of furniture that will fit well with any decor. Besides making the cabriole legs, students will also learn about sound design and construction techniques using mortise and tenon joinery. This is going to be a popular class due to high demand so sign up early to save your space. Mickey is a professional furniture maker specializing in period furniture design and construction. Materials costs are included in the class tuition fee.
Tuition: $425

Learn How to Repair and Refinish Furniture
Instructor: Ron Reynolds
Class Times: Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 12
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: In this first to be a series of classes on repairing and refinishing furniture, Ron will demonstrate the first steps to getting rid of a worn out finish. With the use of paint strippers, Ron will show students how to safely and effectively remove the finish from a small piece of furniture. He will also show typical problems that you are likely to encounter and how to deal with them. Students who wish to help Ron during the class are encouraged to wear old clothing as the process can get messy but unavoidable. Ron will also be placing an emphasis on safety. If you're an avid DIY, this class is sure to help you in your efforts.
Tuition: $65

Make a One-of-a-kind Cutting Board
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, February 12, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection,
Description: Are you tired of your plain old wood cutting board made from square blocks and straight lines? In this class, students will be given an opportunity to make a unique, one-of-a-kind cutting board that can either liven up your kitchen or be used as a holiday or house-warming gift. With the use of exotic and colorful bent wood laminations that are sandwiched between solid pieces of wood and incorporating common machine and hand tools, students will walk away with their very own cutting board, ready for use. There will be extensive use of the router table and cabinet scrapers. which will be provided by Woodcraft. There is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $90

Build and Learn To Fly a Radio Control Model Airpl
Instructor: Scott Annis
Class Times: Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 19, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: none
Description: This is a three 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 who is a member of the Millis Model Airplane Club and is an experienced model builders and RC flight instructor. 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 to make it flight-worthy. The basic electronic gear will be available as an option at an additional cost and includes such things as servos, electric motor, motor speed control, battery, and RC receiver. Students will also have an opportunity to receive free flying lessons from Scott and Mickey Callahan at their club's flying field located in Medfield, MA. There is an additional materials fee of $80.
Tuition: $150

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking & Furniture Makin
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, February 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, February 19, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: none
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 tools and materials are included in the tuition fee. Mickey has been a custom furniture maker and teacher of the craft for over 25 years. This is a wonderful opportunity to establish a strong foundation for your future woodworking endeavors. Class size is limited so sign up soon.
Tuition: $525

How to Make Through Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 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, 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: $65

Fundamentals of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, and U
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 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

Scroll Saw Your Favorite Family Photo or Pet Into
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:30 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

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, February 25, 2016 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 Band Sawn Wooden Box
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, February 26, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 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. The finished box will also make a wonderful gift for that special someone on your holiday gift list. All tools and materials are supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $125

Fundamentals of Wood Finishing
Instructor: Bill Hammond
Class Times: Sunday, February 28, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, March 06, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: notebook and pencil
Description: This is a two part series spread 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: 1) He 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. 2) Bill covers methods and techniques in applying and coloring wood using dyes and stains and discussing the pros and cons of both. In addition, there will be a short discussion on using chemicals or mordants to also alter the color of wood. 3) In this part Bill 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

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 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

Learn How to Design and Make Ogee Bracket Feet
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, March 04, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 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. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $90

Introduction to Shaker Oval Box Making
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Saturday, March 05, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: The Shaker oval box is a classic project and one that is fun for beginners and experienced woodworkers alike. This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of Shaker oval box making so students can then go on to making oval boxes in their own shop. Each student will be supplied with the John Wilson box kit which includes all the necessary material to make three oval boxes. During the class, each student will make the #3 box (approx. 4-1/2" wide by 7" long) from the kit. The remaining two boxes can be made outside of the class using the new skills and knowledge gained in the class. This one day class focuses on the process and techniques associated with making Shaker oval boxes. Additionally, we will discuss how to make the various jigs and templates necessary for oval box making.
Tuition: $175

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 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

Carve a Decorative Fan Shell
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, March 10, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 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: $65

Build A Classic Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, March 13, 2016 10:00 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 $85.
Tuition: $225

Choosing and Using Hand Saws - Western and Japanes
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: students may bring their saws but not required
Description: Skillful use of hand saws is fundamental to high quality woodworking, even for woodworkers who primarily use power tools. Hand saw skills start with knowledgeable saw selection, which can be confusing with the dizzying array of options. This class will make things clear for you by exploring both Western and Japanese saws, and bring you along the road to real skill. These skills and knowledge will apply to many other classes at Woodcraft, especially those involving hand tool joinery.
Tuition: $65

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, March 18, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:30 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

How To Make Half-Blind Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, March 20, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: In this demonstration and hands-on class, 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: $85

Getting Started in Woodworking
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 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: $65

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
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: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 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

Steam Bending 101 - Build A Carryall With a Steam
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Saturday, April 02, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 03, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye & hearing protection
Description: Building a carryall with a steam bent handle is a two part class spread over over two days. 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. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $175

Introduction to Routers 101
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 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, Mickey 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.
Tuition: $70

Wood Turning Series - Beyond the Basics
Instructor: Ken Lindgren
Class Times: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: personal turning chisels
Description: This three 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: $120

Make A Band Sawn Wooden Box
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, April 08, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 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 and materials are supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $125

Carve a Decorative Pineapple
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, April 09, 2016 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 30 or 35 mm x #5 straight gouge, 20 mm x #5 fish tail gouge, #12 x 6 mm V- parting tool, short & straight carving knife, mallet, eye & hearing protection
Description: The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality in New England. In this two evening class, students will be able to take their carving skills and knowledge to the next level by completing a high-relief carved pineapple that can be hung from your front door as a sign that a hearty welcome awaits within. Mickey will cover the development of the full-size pattern and have students cut out their carving blanks on the bandsaw before carving can begin at the bench. Close attention to detail will be stressed along with learning how to precisely control chisel movements and execute delicate details while creating and texturing a historic decoration. This a good "second" class to the Woodcarving for Beginners. Thjere is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $125

Scroll Saw Club Meeting
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Sunday, April 10, 2016 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 inaugural meeting of a new Scroll Saw 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

Introduction To Making Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
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, Mickey 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 dedicated to making dovetails by hand.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Hand Tools
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 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

Make a Shaker Sugar Scoop
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, April 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Pencil, flat spoke shave, convex spoke shave, #3 x 25 mm gouge, #8 x 18 mm gouge
Description: Shaker artisans applied precision and care to even the most common objects. This sugar scoop is a handsome design for a very practical application. Students will have the chance to use the band-saw to cut out the rough shape and refine the shape further with hand tools like a spoke shave and carving gouge. A simple finish of salad bowl oil will allow the scoop to be used to prepare many holiday desserts. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Saturday, April 16, 2016 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: $120

How to Make Through Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:30 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. There is an additional materials charge of $10.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 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

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 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: $75

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, April 21, 2016 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

Build a Shaker Dovetailed Lap Desk
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, April 23, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, April 24, 2016 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 didn't keep many diaries but they used these small lap desks to keep ledgers of their day's work. They employed the same discipline in cutting the dovetails for this lap desk as they did in the ledgers it held. In this two day class, students will have the chance to develop their own dovetailing skills as they make this classic design. The lap desk is approximately 18-3/4" W x 12-1/4" D x 5" H. There is an additional materials fee of $75.
Tuition: $150

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 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

Learn How to Repair and Refinish Furniture
Instructor: Ron Reynolds
Class Times: Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 12
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: In this first to be a series of classes on repairing and refinishing furniture, Ron will demonstrate the first steps to getting rid of a worn out finish. With the use of paint strippers, Ron will show students how to safely and effectively remove the finish from a small piece of furniture. He will also show typical problems that you are likely to encounter and how to deal with them. Students who wish to help Ron during the class are encouraged to wear old clothing as the process can get messy but unavoidable. Ron will also be placing an emphasis on safety. If you're an avid DIY, this class is sure to help you in your efforts.
Tuition: $65

How to Make a Cabriole Leg
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, April 29, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 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 is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $125

Make a Queen Anne Style Foot Stool
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, April 30, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 01, 2016 9:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 1 inch bench chisel, #49 or #50 pattern makers rasp (or equivalent), flat-sole spoke shave, card scraper, marking gauge, eye & hearing protection
Description: What better way to develop and improve your skills in making cabriole legs by making a Queen Anne style foot stool. With the use of a few basic hand tools and machinery, students will be guided over four days (two separate weekends) in making an elegant piece of furniture that will fit well with any decor. Besides making the cabriole legs, students will also learn about sound design and construction techniques using mortise and tenon joinery. This is going to be a popular class due to high demand so sign up early to save your space. Mickey is a professional furniture maker specializing in period furniture design and construction. Materials costs are included in the class tuition fee.
Tuition: $425

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 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 Intarsia
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye protection & dust mask
Description: This class employs the fine-line cutting capability of the scroll saw in combination with some elementary wood-shaping techniques to make decorative wood pieces that appear to be carved. In this introduction students will focus on Segmentation, essentially the same process but easier and faster. Melita will discuss wood selection, grain direstion, layout, sanding and shaping to bring out the depth of the project. This is a two part class spread over two evenings with a break in between so students can do some work at home before returning to complete the course. The second evening will concentrate on the finishing and gluing sequence. Time permitting, Melita will also demonstrate Ebonizing...a simple process that results in a black ebony color thus saving cost of obtaining more exotic woods.
Tuition: $150

Introduction to Knife Making
Instructor: Bob Pacini
Class Times: Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
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

Fun With Veneering - A Hands-on Class
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, May 06, 2016 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye protection, notebook and pencil
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 hands-on 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 hands-on class will give students the opportunity to prepare veneer that will be glued to their own substrate that could be used in a future project. This class is also a prerequisite for further project related classes that will be offered in the future. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking & Furniture Makin
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, May 09, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, May 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: none
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 tools and materials are included in the tuition fee. Mickey has been a custom furniture maker and teacher of the craft for over 25 years.
Tuition: $525

Introduction To Router Table Use and Techniques
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
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 is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Fundamentals of Bowl Turning
Instructor: Rick Angus
Class Times: Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye protection & dust mask
Description: A shallow but functional bowl is the perfect introduction to the fun of bowl turning. In this two day class, students will be trained in fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques while developing an eye for making the desired shape. Using these techniques, turners cut wood efficiently and leave a smooth and accurate surface in their work. Students will learn how to manipulate the turning tools gracefully by guiding the knife edge along a smooth curve. Various methods of mounting the wood on the lathe will also be covered and discussed.
Tuition: $225

Fundamentals of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, and U
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 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

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, May 19, 2016 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 Veneering
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 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 Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 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 Routed Dovetails
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
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

Carve a Decorative Pineapple
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, May 27, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: 30 or 35 mm x #5 straight gouge, 20 mm x #5 fish tail gouge, #12 x 6 mm V- parting tool, short & straight carving knife, mallet, eye & hearing protection
Description: The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality in New England. In this two evening class, students will be able to take their carving skills and knowledge to the next level by completing a high-relief carved pineapple that can be hung from your front door as a sign that a hearty welcome awaits within. Mickey will cover the development of the full-size pattern and have students cut out their carving blanks on the bandsaw before carving can begin at the bench. Close attention to detail will be stressed along with learning how to precisely control chisel movements and execute delicate details while creating and texturing a historic decoration. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $125

Introduction To Using Pocket-Hole Screws For Wood
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 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 small project. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Eye protection & dust mask
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

The KISS Philosophy On Wood Finishing
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, June 02, 2016 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

Build A Planter Box Using Pocket-Hole Joinery
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Friday, June 03, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: The deck/patio planter is made using pocket-hole joinery and is challenging enough for even the intermediate woodworker. During the class, students have an opportunity to use the Kreg pocket-hole system to make right angle, edge and miter joints. This project uses cypress wood which is rot resistant and can be oiled or left to weather naturally. The overall design will be provided in the student handout and can be easily adapted for planters of different shapes and heights. There is an additional materials fee of $65.
Tuition: $110

Build A Classic Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, June 04, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, June 05, 2016 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 $85.
Tuition: $225

Scroll Saw Club Meeting
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Sunday, June 12, 2016 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 30
Tools Required: none
Description: Attention all scroll saw users and woodworkers. This is the second meeting of a new Scroll Saw 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