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Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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

Build A Classic Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 31, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 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 $80.
Tuition: $225

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 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: $70

Make A Band Sawn Wooden Box
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, June 05, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Boxes are fascinating. While an unopened box is only a vessel, a package, or container, it contents are unknown and presents an air of mystery. It lures us with a promise that something desirable lies concealed inside. In this hands-on class, students will be able to create their own air of mystery by constructing a simple box with only the use of the bandsaw, belt sander, and a few common hand tools. This a fun and creative way to stretch your imagination while developing skills that will be useful in other woodworking projects. The finished box will also make a wonderful gift for that special someone on your holiday gift list. All tools and materials are supplied by Woodcraft. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $110

Make a Craftsman Tool Tote
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, June 06, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 07, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: All tools and materials supplied by Woodcraft unless students wish to bring their own hand tools
Description: Many of you may have remembered your Dad's toolbox and how it always seemed to have everything needed to repair a broken chair or hang a screen door. In this two-day, hands-on class, students will learn the basics of hand-cut dovetails and wedge-tenon joinery as they build a nostalgic and useful woodworkers tool tote. This project is a great way to learn and practice the use of traditional wood joinery. This tool tote was originally designed by Mario Rodriguez and was featured in the April/May 2013 issue of Woodcraft Magazine.There is an additional materials fee of $80.
Tuition: $210

Learn How To Flatten and Thickness Boards By Hand
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, June 11, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: None
Description: One of the main goals in fine woodworking is to prepare all wood stock to finished dimensions by first flattening one side and then planning the opposite face in order to achieve a desired thickness. While a jointer planer and thickness planer are important machines in a well equipped wood shop, not everyone has them and if they do, their capacity to prepare wide boards may be limited. In this clinic, Mickey will demonstrate how to flatten and thickness rough-sawn wide boards by simply using some common layout tools and hand planes. An approach that any wood worker can easily master.
Tuition: $65

Make a Stackable Wine Bottle Rack
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None. Woodcraft will supply all the necessary tools
Description: Create a handsome storage for your favorite vintages. Every woodworker looks for a project that they can make in one or two days or mass-produce for welcome gifts. In this two day, hands-on class students will make a pleasing design of just four different interlocking parts that will easily assemble like Lincoln Logs. In this class students will build a basic two-rack system that will allow the holding of up to 12 wine bottles. The system can be easily expanded in the future if more storage is required. There is an additional materials fee of $35.
Tuition: $185

Introduction to Routers 101
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: The router is considered to be the most versatile power tool in any workshop. In addition, it offers a means to complete complex tasks efficiently. In this class, Andrew will provide insight through a series of demonstrations on how a hand-held router can be employed safely in a variety of basic tasks used in wood joinery as well as edge and surface shaping. There will also be a demonstration of various jigs that can be employed with the hand-held router. Time permitting, students will be given a hands-on opportunity to perform certain tasks under close supervision of the instructor. By taking this class, students will have a fundamental understanding of the router that will be helpful in future, more advanced woodworking classes. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Essentials of Drawer Construction
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, June 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, marking gauge, 14 degree dovetail marker, coping or jeweler's saw, 1" & 1/4" chisels, pencil
Description: The essential skills for making hand crafted drawers that are beautiful as they are functional will be demonstrated in this class. All the tricks that make a drawer work smoothly will be revealed in detail. Students will observe the construction of a classic drawer using half-blind and through dovetails. Students will have an opportunity to cut samples of these joints under Andrew's supervion. The skills learned in this class wiil prepare students for projects in future classes.There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, June 25, 2015 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 a Cabriole Leg
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: bench chisels, #49 or #50 pattern makers rasp, flat-sole spoke shave
Description: The cabriole leg represents the essence of Queen Anne furniture that was popular in the 18th Century and is still today, a very pleasing and useful furniture form that can be incorporated into your next furniture project, whether it be a table, chair or case piece. In this hands-on class, Mickey will teach students how to properly design a well proportioned cabriole leg and create a pattern that can be used multiple times. In addition, students will have an opportunity to work along side Mickey as everyone is given the opportunity to make a cabriole leg on their own. Not only will students learn how to make the cabriole leg, but they will also learn new machine and hand tool skills that can be applied in future projects. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: none
Description: The bandsaw is capable of many useful operations in the workshop that include re-sawing, cutting curved parts and an efficient backup to cutting wood when a table saw or chop saw are not practical. In this class, Mickey will explain and demonstrate the basic operation and uses of the bandsaw that also include several useful jigs to maximize the bandsaw's efficiency and accuracy. Students will also learn how to setup and align the machine using various blade sizes and teeth configurations along with proper maintenance practices and trouble shooting.
Tuition: $65

Build A Tusk-Pinned Trestle Table
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, July 06, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, July 09, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, July 10, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Woodcraft will supply all necessary hand tools but students are encouraged to bring their own
Description: Since colonial days, kitchen and dining room tables have served as the heart of the home. This trestle table follows in the footsteps of its Colonial predecessors. Simple but sturdy, this table is the perfect multi-purpose meeting place for serving meals, doing homework, or sharing conversation. In this week-long class, students will learn how to construct this timeless design which will compliment nearly any decor. With its rock-solid joinery and economical design, students will come to appreciate its attractive and functional knock-down assembly. There is an additional materials fee of $250.
Tuition: $385

Build A Shaker Stand with a Drawer
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, July 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, July 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, July 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 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, Andrew 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. There is an additional materials fee of $80.
Tuition: $420
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $80

Fundamentals of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, and U
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, July 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: hand plane if available
Description: Hand planes are at the core of the woodworker's tool set, but must be properly tuned to get consistent results. The details of setup, adjustment, and technique can make the difference between frustration and success with the hand plane. This course will equip students with the understanding and skills to directly apply to using hand planes in your workshop. Students are encouraged to bring in a hand plane if available, as this course will be hands-on as well as a lecture and demonstration.
Tuition: $65

Build An Heirloom Bookcase
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, July 20, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, July 24, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, bench chisels, coping saw, combination square, #4 bench plane, marking gauge, pencil and paper, eye & hearing protection
Description: Everyone can use a few extra shelves especially bookcases. Bookshelves can work in any room and probably would be filled as soon as the finish dries. In this week-long class, Mickey will guide students in the construction of a free-standing, elegant, solid wood bookcase with four shelves. Students will learn how to construct a carcass using dovetails and face frames that employ mortise and tenon joinery. Approximate size is: 50"H x 30"W x 11"D. There is an additional materials fee of $180.
Tuition: $400

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

Build A Dovetailed Traveler's Chest
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, August 01, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, August 02, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: dovetail back saw, marking gauge, bevel gauge, coping saw, 1" and 1/4" bench chisels
Description: The dovetailed traveler's chest is a wonderful project (in this two-day class) to further broaden your dovetailing skills. This unique and compact, barrel-shaped chest was used in early America by traveling colonists and could be tucked easily under the arm or stowed discretely on a ship or carriage. The barrel shape is achieved by hollowing out wood planks which are then dovetailed together. The approximate size of the chest is 10-1/8"H x 23-1/4"W x 11-1/2"D. Here's an opportunity to hone your hand-tool skills while making something that is not only functional but unique to look at also. Amaze all your woodworking friends with this unusual design. There is an additional materials fee of $150. (Hardware is not included)
Tuition: $210
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: 4150

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, August 07, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
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. Materials fee included in class tuition fee.
Tuition: $125

Tablesaw 101
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: The tablesaw is considered to be the focal point of any well-equipped workshop. This class is designed primarily for the beginner just starting out in woodworking and to introduce students through hands-on experience the safe and proper way of using the tablesaw. Mickey will demonstrate the basic operations of ripping and crosscutting along with the proper setup and blade selection for each of the operations. In addition, various jigs will be demonstrated and used to augment the tablesaw's versatility in making wood joints safely and efficiently. This class will also be a prerequisite for more advanced courses that involve tablesaw use.
Tuition: $65

Build A Classic Chimney Cupboard
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, August 17, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, August 20, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, August 21, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Basic woodworking hand tools
Description: The narrow, tall lines of this cupboard so resembled a chimney that old-timers affectionately referred to it as a chimney cupboard. Originally found in kitchens, the small footprint provided storage in an area of the house where space was limited. However, because of its versatility, this country classic soon found its way into other areas of the house. In this five day class, students will have an opportunity to make their own pine chimney cupboard with overall measurements of: 23-11/16" W x 14-1/8" D x 78-1/2" H. The tuition fee includes all materials and hardware.
Tuition: $575

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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