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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

Introduction to Routers
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
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: $85

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, September 03, 2015 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: $120

Scroll Saw Your Favorite Family Photo or Pet Into a Puzzle
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Eye protection and dust mask
Description: Students can bring a 8-1/2" by 11" copy of your favorite photo. This could be a photo of your family, wedding, favorite vavaction or pet. Students will be attaching this photo to a wood blank and then cutting a 48 piece jig saw puzzle of the picture. Students and their family and friends will have fun putting the puzzle back together. Since this class will not be spending time on an overview of scrolling, some previous experience with the scroll saw is helpful. At the end of the class, each student will have a customized puzzle to bring home.
Tuition: $75

Fun With Veneering - A Hands-on Class
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, September 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
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. 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: $125

Introduction To Steam Bending - Build A Carryall With a Steam
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, September 13, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 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. Tuition fee includes all materials and supplies.
Tuition: $125

Learn How To Flatten and Thickness Boards By Hand
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
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 Shaker Sugar Scoop
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
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

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, September 18, 2015 9:30 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: $120

How To Make Kitchen Cabinets Hands-on Series
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 03, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: pen/pencil & paper, cordless drill/driver and camera
Description: This is a four part hands-on series spread over four consecutive Saturdays on how to make your own kitchen cabinets. In the first class, students will learn to make and assemble a miniature version of a kitchen cabinet complete with a face frame. Students will learn techniques that will make it easy to create strong and accurate cabinets without cutting corners. Students will also see examples of how to take their woodworking projects to the next level. In Part 2, students will focus on the inside of the cabinet, starting with how to drill the holes for shelf pins then going on to see several ways to make drawers including making a dovetailed drawer box using specials jigs. Class 3 is where students will learn the safe and effective way to use a set of cope and stick router bits to make the three parts of a frame and panel system. The method can be used for cabinet doors, end panels or wainscoting. In Part 4 and final class, all elements of the first three classes will be brought together. Students will learn how to mount drawer fronts, install hardware, hang doors and install the cabinetry. Still photos will be allowed throughout the series and there is an additional materials fee of $138.
Tuition: $680

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: This class is an overview of the various sharpening methods, techniques, jigs and abrasives/sharpening stones commonly used to sharpen most woodworking hand tools. The lecture and demonstration by Mickey will also cover the use of power grinding, both wet and dry, with various abrasives along with slower and less efficient methods employed to achieve a sharp edge on chisels, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. This class is intended to clear up any confusion or mysteries that beginners or even advanced woodworkers have about tool sharpening. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to use some of the available equipment. Students are also encouraged to bring in a dull chisel or plane blade to enhance the discussion.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Ken Lindgren
Class Times: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This two-evening class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. Ken 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 $25.
Tuition: $120

How to Make Through Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, September 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
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: $85

The KISS Philosophy On Wood Finishing
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 10
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

Getting Started in Woodworking
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, October 01, 2015 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

Make A Band Sawn Wooden Box
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, October 02, 2015 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: $120

Carve a Decorative Fan Shell
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, October 04, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
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 $10.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 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: $120

Celebrate Autumn with a Scrolled Keepsake Box
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Eye protection & dust mask
Description: Students will make a keepsake box in the shape of an Autumn oak leaf. Because this box is a celebration of the mighty oak, it is appropriate to use oak as the predominant wood. Since there will be cutting wood up to 2" thick, Some experience with the scroll saw is preferred. Each student will have an oak leaf keepsake box to take home.
Tuition: $85

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Shedding any Blood or Tears
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, October 08, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 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 and avoiding an unnecessary trip to the emergency room. 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