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Build A Mission-Style Coffee Table
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, October 02, 2014 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, October 03, 2014 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: contact the store for details
Description: This the first in a series of hands-on furniture making classes involving traditional Mission or Arts & Craft style furniture made from quarter-sawn white oak. In this class, students will build a Mission-style coffee table over the course of five days. Mission furniture promises to add style to any living room or family room while showcasing your new learned skills and craftsmanship. As students are guided by Mickey, they will learn how to cut and fit mortise and tenon joinery, prepare and dimension stock, make simple drawers used to store TV and DVD remotes, magazines,etc. In addition, there is an open bottom shelf to display books and art objects. Best of all, there will be future classes in making complimentary end tables or night stands, a bookcase, and TV stand. There is a separate materials fee of $250 that includes all wood and hardware.
Tuition: $475

How To Make Kitchen Cabinets Series, Part 1 Making
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Saturday, October 04, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
Tools Required: pen/pencil & paper and camera
Description: This is Part 1 of a four part series on how to make kitchen cabinets and become a better cabinet maker. In this class, students will learn how to develop a plan and layout necessary to generate the information required to make premium cabinets and develop a fool-proof way to make accurate carcasses and face frames.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: $280 for all four classes in the 4-part series

Turn a Three Corner Bowl
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Sunday, October 05, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: half-round scraper, narrow parting too, small detail gouge
Description: Who said that all bowls need to be round! Here's an opportunity to improve your bowl turning skills by making a unique three-corner bowl with the help of Bruce Pratt, Woodcraft's residence wood turning expert. Bruce will be providing the materials at a small additional cost to students.
Tuition: $110

Scroll Saw Skeletons for Halloween
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye protection & dust mask
Description: Students will have fun creating wooden skeletons that can be hung for Halloween. Even if you have some scroll saw experience, you will have fun with this class. Melita will have you stepping up to the scroll saw so you can get familiar with the basic cuts needed for the project along with an explanation of "stack cutting" that will be used through out the project. Each student will assemble and complete two skeletons with interchangeable skulls that add to the fun. When you bring them home, get the kids involved in decorating them with "glow in the dark" paint so they will really scare your trick-or-treaters. No painting will be done in the class.
Tuition: $75

Introduction to Routers 101
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, October 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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.
Tuition: $60

Build An Acoustic Guitar with Scott Dixon
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014 9:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, October 13, 2014 9:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: none
Description: Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner/imtermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a kit. You will learn the terminology and techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your personalized instrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck including truss rod installation, fingerboard & fretting, abalone inlay and construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system. Each guitar will be completed leaving the final top coat finish up to the student. Look for other classes designed for finishing techniques. Two models will be available to choose from, either Sapele or Sycamore. Tuition fee includes the guitar kit along with a hard-shell case.
Tuition: $675

Fundamentals of Wood Finishing
Instructor: Bill Hammond
Class Times: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
Tools Required: notebook and pencil
Description: This is a three part series spread out over the course of three consecutive Wednesday evenings that introduces students to the fundamentals of wood finishing. Bill Hammond, a professional finisher and furniture restoration expert, will cover the following in this series: Part 1 starts off by addressing the characteristics of wood such as grain and color, wood surface preparation using abrasives and cutting edge tools and how to address grain raising issues. Part 2 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. Part 3 in the series looks into various final finishes that include the use of oils or film building finishes such as shellac or varnishes along with a discussion on the various available products and their corresponding pros and cons. There will also be a discussion and demonstrating of "finishing the finish" through the use of various abrasive materials to bring about a more uniform surface free of dust and brush marks if present. This series should clear up any confusion or mysteries surrounding one's ability to achieve a near-perfect finish.
Tuition: $185

Make Your Own Wooden Mallet
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: 1" & 1/4" chisels, block plane, smoothing plane, spoke shave, combination square, pencil
Description: This a great opportunity for you to make your own classic wooden mallet. The mallet is an essential hand tool perfect for guiding chisels through wood in the making of dovetails, mortise and tenon joinery and a multitude of other tasks requiring the use of controlled force in woodworking. The making of a mallet in this hands-on class will be a testament to your skill and dedication as a woodworker. There will be an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $25

How To Make Kitchen Cabinets, Part 2 Making Drawer
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
Tools Required: pen/pencil & camera
Description: This is Part 2 of a four part series on how to make kitchen cabinets. In this class, students will learn how to make drawers using several methods, including the making of dovetail joints using a router and jig. In addition, students will learn how to hang drawers and shelves properly using various methods and hardware. Each person will have the opportunity to make a dovetail joint.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Materials fee per student: $4

How To Make and Use Mortise & Tenon Joinery
Instructor: Rob Porcaro
Class Times: Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: mortise gauge, marking knife, small rule, backsaw, bench chisels
Description: The objective of this class is to teach students the understanding and execution of the mortise and tenon joint with an emphasis on post and rail construction. In this hands-on class, students will learn how to employ various methods of making this important joint in furniture and cabinet making. Rob is an experienced woodworker and teacher who will also focus on proper safety and helping students develop an accurate and efficient approach to making this type of wood joint that can be incorporated in future project classes.
Tuition: $90

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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: $90

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:30 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: $60

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Contact Walpole store for tool list
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to woodcarving through the use of several simple exercises designed to teach students about proper chisel selection and how to keep them sharp. In addition, the carving exercises will teach students about basic design principals along with consideration of wood characteristics and how to read the grain in determining the direction of cuts. These simple exercises involve low relief type carving and can be the basis for learning more advanced skills as they apply to carving in the round and other forms of woodcarving.
Tuition: $110

How To Make Kitchen Cabinets - Part 3 Making Panel
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
Tools Required: pen/pencil & camera
Description: This is Part 3 of a four part series on how to make kitchen cabinets. In this class, students will learn how to make cabinet doors using various panel designs including raised panels incorporating cope and stick frames made on the router table. Each student will have the opportunity to make the components of a frame and panel system.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Materials fee per student: $5

Turn A Wood Christmas Ornament
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: none
Description: With the Christmas Holiday season fast approaching, why not enjoy a little of the festivities by turning a wood ornament that you'll be proud to display year after year and have it passed down as a family heirloom. Bruce will demonstrate the techniques used in hollow and outside turning as students are given an opportunity to turn their ornament under his supervision and instruction.
Tuition: $110

Introduction To Making Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Marking gauge, bench chisels, dovetail backsaw, pencil, combination square, coping saw
Description: Making dovetail joints by hand can be a challenge but easily learned through a methodical approach. In this hands-on class, Andrew will 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, hidden, and mitered dovetails.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $10

Making Kitchen Cabinets - Part 4 Hanging Doors, Dr
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Saturday, November 01, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
Tools Required: Note Book & Pen, Camera
Description: This class is the last in a four part series on How To Make Kitchen Cabinets. In this class, Tony will cover how to position and hang doors and drawer fronts. Students will also learn the easiest ways to install and adjust the finished cabinets.
Tuition: $75

Build A Router Bit Storage Cabinet
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, November 02, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 10
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 an additional materials fee of $40.
Tuition: $115
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $40

Turn A Wooden Pepper Mill for the Holidays
Instructor: Bruce Platt
Class Times: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Store will provide all turning tools unless students wish to provide their own.
Description: With the holiday season fast approaching, learn how to turn a wooden 10 inch pepper mill as a holiday gift or for use at your holiday meals. This two-part class is primarily intended for students who wish to turn a functional and useful wooden pepper mill while learning and improving their techniques for turning between centers on the wood lathe. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $110

Introduction To Using Pocket-Hole Screws For Wood
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Thursday, November 06, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
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.
Tuition: $60

Make An Elegant Scroll Sawed Bread Basket for the Holidays
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Sunday, November 09, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye protection & dust mask
Description: This is a class where you don't need any previous experience with the scroll saw. However, more experienced students are also welcome. Students will spend the first hour going over the basics - blade tensioning and an introduction to the four major steps for every cut. Students will also practice going over simple cutting exercises to get comfortable with the saw and the types of cuts needed for this particular basket. The remainder of the class will involve the actual cutting and making of the basket. After a lot of fun and a few hours of scrolling, students can WOW their guests as they pass the bread around at their holiday meal. All materials are included in the tuition fee.
Tuition: $80

How To Turn Natural Edge/Bark Rimmed Bowls
Instructor: Ken Lindgren
Class Times: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: This is a two part class that will teach students how to turn natural edge or bark rimmed bowls. Ken will teach students the techniques necessary for the layout and preparation of the stock that will ensure that the bark remains on the rim of the bowl during the turning process. This technique will open up many new opportunities to create and expand your creative approach to turning one-of-kind bowls from the log pile. While students are encouraged to bring their own turning tools and logs, the instructor will have extra material for a small fee that he will collect at the time of the class.
Tuition: $125

Make a Shaker Sugar Scoop
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
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
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $25

Introduction To Veneering
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, November 14, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: none
Description: Veneering today doesn't require any special skills and can be quickly learned. Whether you have a concern for the environment or the scarcity of select hardwoods, veneering provides the means to use beautiful figured woods at a fraction of the cost of solid wood. It also allows woodworkers to use more stable substrates such as plywood and MDF and still achieve beautiful results. In this class, Mickey will demonstrate the tools, and materials used that are necessary to cut, join, and clamp veneers as well as the various clamping devices such as mechanical and vacuum presses. In addition, Mickey will discuss how veneers are made and the best sources for them. This introductory class is a prerequisite for further project related classes that will be offered in the near future.
Tuition: $65

More Essential Jigs and Fixtures
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Based on the concepts used in a previous class of Essential Jigs & Fixtures for the workshop, students will once again make a number of jigs for them to take home. Included is a jig for cutting tapers safely on the table saw and a self-centering mortising jig for the router. Students are encouraged to bring in their own router but it is not necessary. There is an additional materials fee of $40.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $40

Make a Wine Goblet
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Sunday, November 16, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: none (bring your own if desired)
Description: Learn how to make one or two wine goblet stems out of kiln-dried hardwood and then add the glass bowl on top for a beautiful and functional wine or champagne glass suitable for holiday toasts. There will be a materials fee of $9 to $13 per stem depending on the choice of hardwood and glass bowl (payable to the instructor at time of class). When registering for the class, please specify choice of hardwood(s) which are: ash, cherry, walnut or mahogany and choice of glass bowl shape: wine glass or champagne flute.
Tuition: $115

Choosing and Using Hand Saws - Western and Japanes
Instructor: Rob Porcaro
Class Times: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
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: $60

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, November 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 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: $60

Relief Carve A Symbol of Hospitality - The Pineapple
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 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
Description: The pineapple is a traditional symbol of hospitality in New England. Learn to carve and finish a wooden pineapple and hang it on your door or wall letting all who enter your home know that a hearty welcome awaits them during the holiday season and through out the year. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $125
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $25

Turn a Three Corner Bowl
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Sunday, November 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: half-round scraper, narrow parting too, small detail gouge
Description: Who said that all bowls need to be round! Here's an opportunity to improve your bowl turning skills by making a unique three-corner bowl with the help of Bruce Pratt, Woodcraft's residence wood turning expert. Bruce will be providing the materials at a small additional cost to students.
Tuition: $115

Handles for the Holidays with Bruce Pratt
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Notebook & pencil. Students can provide their own tools or Woodcraft will provide
Description: Spend an evening at Woodcraft and learn to spindle turn a great gift for the holidys. Turn a handle of your choice for an ice cream paddle, coffee scoop, bottle opener, pizza cutter or vegetable peeler. This class will also introduce students to the joys of wood turning by learning how to spindle turn a wooden handle on the 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.
Tuition: $95

How to Make a Cabriole Leg
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, December 05, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: bench chisels, #49 or #50 pattern makers rasp, flat-sole spoke shave, eye & hearing protection
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 including cabriole legs with ball & claw feet. There is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $20

Build a Shaker Dovetailed Lap Desk
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 07, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 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 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
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $75

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Bruce Pratt
Class Times: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This two-part class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. Bruce 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 $10.
Tuition: $115
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $10

How To Make Half-Blind Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, marking gauge, sliding bevel gauge, coping or jeweler's saw, 1" and 1/4" bench chisels, pencil
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. Students will be given the opportunity to make their own half-blind dovetails. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $10

Learn How to Design and Make Ogee Bracket Feet
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, December 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: In Chippendale-style furniture of the late 18th century, the bracket foot is a very common design feature found in most case work such as chest of drawers and desks. In particular, the ogee-shaped bracket foot was used extensively in high-style designs. In this 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: $75

Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers Seminar - Making Curved and Other Complex Moldings
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 50
Tools Required: none
Description: Woodcraft in Walpole is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the December 2014 meeting of the Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers (EMGW) along with a presentation by Woodcraft's head instructor, Mickey Callahan, on the making of curved and other complex moldings.
Tuition: $0

Advanced Router Techniques
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: note book & pen/pencil, eye and hearing protection
Description: Due to popular demand in Andrew Teixeira's earlier basic router classes, he is now back to teach and take students to an advanced level of router techniques. Students will be shown methods for using and creating jigs and fixtures for the router table and hand held router that were not covered in his previous classes. This class will also give students more hands-on opportunities under Andrew's close supervision. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $10

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 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: $60

Tablesaw 101
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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: $60

Carve a Decorative Fan Shell
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Carving knife, #8 x 18 mm gouge, #5 x 25 mm gouge, #12 x 6 mm V-parting tool, #25 x 13 mm bent back gouge
Description: The fan shell carving has its roots in New England period furniture of the 18th Century. In this class, students will learn the proper geometric layout and carving of this timeless and historic motif that can be used in your next furniture design and project. Some experience in woodworking and tool sharpening is preferred. There is an addtional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: Materials feel: $10

Make A Band Sawn Wooden Box
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, December 19, 2014 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Boxes are fascinating. While an unopened box is only a vessel, a package, or container, it contents are unknown and presents an air of mystery. It lures us with a promise that something desirable lies concealed inside. In this hands-on class, students will be able to create their own air of mystery by constructing a simple box with only the use of the bandsaw, belt sander, and a few common hand tools. This a fun and creative way to stretch your imagination while developing skills that will be useful in other woodworking projects. The finished box will also make a wonderful gift for that special someone on your holiday gift list. All tools supplied by Woodcraft. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: Materials fee: $15