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Make a Traditional Wooden Hand Plane
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: 12" combination square, eye & hearing protection
Description: As woodworkers, we know the satisfaction of creating something with your own hands that you recognize as being useful and good. In this class over the course of two days, students will make their own traditional wooden hand plane that will reward them with flat, gleaming wood surfaces and an unmatched planning experience. By reaching for a wooden hand plane that you have made, you will astound your woodworking friends. Students will be guided by Mickey in the construction of a Krenov-style smoothing plane equipped with a thick blade and chip breaker which can easily be sharpened. Lastly students will be encouraged to custom shape their plane's wooden body for a comfortable fit in their hands. There is an additional materials fee of $60.
Tuition: $225

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: Step into the classroom and right up to the scroll saw, even if it's your first time using one! We'll get right down to several practice exercises that increase in difficulty as you go. Cover these items: Overview of scroll saw history, types, parts and uses. Introduction of the four major steps for every cut. Transfer of patterns to wood and completion of simple cuts: straight, wavy, jagged. Cutting of a simple object on the scroll saw. Use of the loop method to create continuous, flowing cuts. Use of a drill bit to start interior cuts and completion of the cuts on the scroll saw. Use of a backing board to cut very small objects.
Tuition: $85

Learn How To Properly Sharpen Wood Turning Chisels
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: Wood turning like any other form of woodworking requires sharp tools. In this class Steve will demonstrate the proper way of sharpening common wood turning chisels such as the spindle and bowl gouges, scrapers and the all important but challenging to use skew chisel. If you're wondering how to improve your wood turning efforts, this is a class you don't want to miss.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Router Table Use and Techniques
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, November 2, 2017 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: $65

Introduction to Shaker Oval Box Making
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 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

Turn A Wooden Pepper Mill
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Sunday, November 5, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Store will provide all turning tools unless students wish to provide their own.
Description: This 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.All materials are included in the class fee.
Tuition: $140

Learn How To Use Pocket Hole Joinery
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Description: By making a coat and glove rack, students will learn in this hands-on class how to plan and use pocket holes to join wood as well as clamping techniques to obtain the strongest and best looking joint possible. Before beginning the building process, Vic will discuss the components of the Kreg Jig and some tips about working with it as well as making some practice joints. A high-level measured drawing and step-by-step instructions for the rack/shelf are supplied with the class. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Volunteer Toy Building Workshop
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: None
Description: This is Woodcraft's annual Volunteer Toy Building Workshop for underprivileged children. Woodcraft will be providing all the materials and tools so why not come in and volunteer for an hour or so and help make a child happy during the holiday season. Free refreshments will be available to all volunteers.
Tuition: $0

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking & Furniture Makin
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, November 13, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, November 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
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: $575

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, November 16, 2017 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 Mitered and splined Keepsake Box
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil, combination square
Description: In this class, Andrew will guide students in the making of a keepsake box which is joined at the corners with splines of contrasting wood. Students will be shown the details of cutting miters so that the corners of the box close perfectly. As always, projects like this make wonderful gifts during the holiday season. There is an additional materials fee of $45.
Tuition: $110

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 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

Date Night - Make a Decorative Picture Frame
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: What a better way to spend time with your significant other than at Woodcraft making a decorative picture frame. A frame that can be used to show off an 8" X 10" picture of your favorite someone or your latest art work. Why not come and enjoy the company of couples out for an evening while learning some basic woodworking skills. Since this is Woodcraft's monthly date night at the Walpole store, Woodcraft will be supplying all refreshments and materials. Tuition fee is per couple.
Tuition: $85

Hand Tool Clinic - Learn to Sharpen a Bench Chisel
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, December 1, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: 1 inch bench chisel
Description: This is one of several in a series of short clinics designed to be focused on a specific tool and/or technique as an affordable option to our more intense classes. In this class, students will learn how to grind and hone a simple bench chisel. Mickey will also outline the many methods and options available for tool sharpening. In addition, Mickey will also show the safe and proper way to use the bench chisel.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: $50

Introduction to CNC
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This class will help you decide if CNC Routing is right for you. This class will focus on the essential CNC processes and knowledge needed to help you with your decision. Students will learn the basics regarding the CAD/CAM software that drives the CNC routing machines as well as the general operation of a CNC router. The class includes a demonstration of the popular VCarve Pro CAD/CAM software and hands-on time creating toolpaths, setting up a job and operating the Axiom Pro CNC router. Woodcraft will supply all necessary materials.
Tuition: $80

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Sunday, December 3, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. 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 $20.
Tuition: $125

Make a Holiday Ornament With the Scroll Saw
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: This is a great class to put your scroll saw knowledge and techniques to work while making a holiday ornament under the close supervision of scroll saw expert, Melita Quesada. Students will get to choose a ornament from a number of different pattern books for the various winter holidays. A few hours of scrolling and you will have a gift ready for the holidays that you will treasure and display it with pride.
Tuition: $80

How To Make Half-Blind Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
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: $65

Date Night - Make a Shelf Clock
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, December 8, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Here's an opportunity to spend some quality time with your significant other and in the process make a shelf clock that can be used to enhance your decor or simply use it as a gift during the holiday season. Couples will work together to create a wooden case for an elegantly designed battery operated clock movement while enjoying free refreshments of snacks and soft drinks. All materials are included in the couple's class fee.
Tuition: $120

Hand Saw Sharpening 101
Instructor: Matt Cianci
Class Times: Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection, rip & crosscut toothed handsaws
Description: Nothing beats the cut and feel of a properly sharpened hand saw. Come learn the forgotten secrets to filing your own saws and cut the power cord to your table saw. In this introductory class, professional saw doctor, Matt Cianci, will guide students through the critical steps of sharpening both rip and crosscut saws used in woodworking. Students will learn the four functional elements of all western-style handsaw teeth including tooth spacing, rake, set, and bevel, along with the necessary tools and techniques used in sharpening. Students are encouraged to bring one each of a rip and crosscut saw. There is an additional materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor which covers two saw files with handles needed for filing saw teeth. All other saw sharpening tools including saw vises will be available for use in class.
Tuition: $125

Scroll Saw Club Meeting
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 20
Tools Required: none
Description: Attention all scroll saw users and woodworkers. This is the bi-monthly meeting of the 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

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: Step into the classroom and right up to the scroll saw, even if it's your first time using one! We'll get right down to several practice exercises that increase in difficulty as you go. Cover these items: Overview of scroll saw history, types, parts and uses. Introduction of the four major steps for every cut. Transfer of patterns to wood and completion of simple cuts: straight, wavy, jagged. Cutting of a simple object on the scroll saw. Use of the loop method to create continuous, flowing cuts. Use of a drill bit to start interior cuts and completion of the cuts on the scroll saw. Use of a backing board to cut very small objects.
Tuition: $85

Jig of the Month - Make Your Own Cross-cut Sled for the Table Saw
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Combination or framing square, pencil, eye and hearing protection
Description: Cutting boards and panels to length safely and accurately is essential in any home shop. In this class, Andrew will guide students through the process of making their own cross-cut sled for the table saw. He will also review the process of checking it for square so each woodworker can calibrate their sled at home on their own saw. There is an additional materials fee of $60.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, December 21, 2017 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 Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, December 28, 2017 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

Cabinet Scrapers - Use and Care
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Basic cabinet card scraper
Description: The cabinet card scraper is one of the most powerful but least understood hand tools. If sharpened and used properly, it can create a wood surface finish far superior to using abrasives and power sanders. In this hands-on class, students will learn the proper sharpening methods and techniques necessary to achieve a consistent sharp edge and results. Mickey will also introduce curved edge scrapers and how you can make your own from discarded tool steel. Learning how to use the basic cabinet scraper will immediately elevate your skill and abilities in fine woodworking.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Saturday, January 6, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection & dust mask
Description: This class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. Steve will begin by a review of safety precautions followed by a discussion and demonstration of the turning tools needed along with methods and proper sharpening techniques. Students will also learn about wood selection and grain orientation and the use of face plates and chucks. Under close supervision, students will be assigned to their own lathe where they will learn to turn one or two small bowls by the end class. There is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $125

Introduction To Spindle Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Sunday, January 7, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This class is intended for beginners or those wishing to brush up on their wood turning skills. Steve will cover the importance of wood turning safety along with a review of the tools used in spindle turning and how to keep them sharp. Students will learn by watching the instructor demonstrate certain operations in the creation of coves and beads along with other complex shapes. In turn, students will practice on their assigned lathes by completing a number of exercises that will help develop their skills under close supervision of the instructor. Students will also be given the opportunity to turn their own wooden mallet. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $125

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

How to Build Flat, Straight, & Square
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: To build with clean, tight-fitting joints and properly dimensioned parts, you must be able to accurately flatten, square, and true-up your boards ahead of time. In this class students will learn how to use the jointer and thickness planers along with the tablesaw to help achieve this fundamental, but necessary task. Students will also learn how to edge-join boards.
Tuition: $65

"Jig of the Month" - Make a "Duck" Scribe
Instructor: Chris Littlefield
Class Times: Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 1" bench chisel, hand plane, eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: In this hands on class, students will make a "duck-shaped" scribe. The scribe is a multipurpose marking tool that can be used from marking trim to floors and cabinets to leveling chair legs accurately. With the help of Chris Littlefield, students will be introduced to laying out the pattern and cutting it out on the bandsaw along with some shaping and fairing by hand. By the end of the class, students will have a handsome and useful tool to add to their collection. All materials will be provided by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, January 12, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Contact Walpole store for tool list
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to woodcarving through the use of several simple exercises designed to teach students about proper chisel selection and how to keep them sharp. In addition, the carving exercises will teach students about basic design principals along with consideration of wood characteristics and how to read the grain in determining the direction of cuts. These simple exercises involve low relief type carving and can be the basis for learning more advanced skills as they apply to carving in the round and other forms of woodcarving.
Tuition: $125

Carve a Decorative Fan Shell
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 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: $85

Jig of the Month - Make a Moxon Double-Screw Vise
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: #4 or 5 bench plane, bench chisels, measuring tools, eye & hearing protection
Description: This is a two-part class and is one in a series of classes called "Jig of the Month." Each month we will introduce a new jig or fixture that can be built here in Woodcraft's classroom/workshop under the guidance and supervision of one of our experienced instructors. The Moxon double-screw vise was originally created by Joseph Moxon in 1678. Although our vise is not an exact copy of Moxon's, the term "Moxon vise" has been widely adopted to describe this type of vise. This vise has been recently resurrected by Chris Shwartz from "Popular Woodworking" and makes a wonderful compliment to one's workbench allowing boards to be raised to a comfortable working level and is able to hold boards and panels just over 16" wide. The vise screws will be cut from wood using wood screw taps and dies. There is an additional materials fee $25.
Tuition: $195

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: This class is an overview of the various sharpening methods, techniques, jigs and abrasives/sharpening stones commonly used to sharpen most woodworking hand tools. The lecture and demonstration by Mickey will also cover the use of power grinding, both wet and dry, with various abrasives along with slower and less efficient methods employed to achieve a sharp edge on chisels, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. This class is intended to clear up any confusion or mysteries that beginners or even advanced woodworkers have about tool sharpening. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to use some of the available equipment. Students are also encouraged to bring in a dull chisel or plane blade to enhance the discussion.
Tuition: $65

Date Night - Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: This Date-Night 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 along with light refreshments will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $125

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking & Furniture Makin
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 21, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 4, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye & hearing protection
Description: This is an intensive six day class spread over three weekends 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 28 years.
Tuition: $575

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: Step into the classroom and right up to the scroll saw, even if it's your first time using one! We'll get right down to several practice exercises that increase in difficulty as you go. Cover these items: Overview of scroll saw history, types, parts and uses. Introduction of the four major steps for every cut. Transfer of patterns to wood and completion of simple cuts: straight, wavy, jagged. Cutting of a simple object on the scroll saw. Use of the loop method to create continuous, flowing cuts. Use of a drill bit to start interior cuts and completion of the cuts on the scroll saw. Use of a backing board to cut very small objects.
Tuition: $85

Make a Simple Cutting Board
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: In this class Andrew will guide students through the process of making a simple cutting board. He'll review the proper way to glue up the boards as well as techniques for cutting and shaping the project. There is an additional materials fee of $25. This cutting board will add beauty and function for the home.
Tuition: $65

Fundamentals of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, and U
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: hand plane if available
Description: Hand planes are at the core of the woodworker's tool set, but must be properly tuned to get consistent results. The details of setup, adjustment, and technique can make the difference between frustration and success with the hand plane. This course will equip students with the understanding and skills to directly apply to using hand planes in your workshop. Students are encouraged to bring in a hand plane if available, as this course will be hands-on as well as a lecture and demonstration.
Tuition: $65

Scroll Saw Your Favorite Family Photo or Pet Into
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Eye protection and dust mask
Description: Students can bring a 8-1/2" by 11" copy of your favorite photo. This could be a photo of your family, wedding, favorite vacation 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