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Build A Ridiculously Simple Three Board Pyramid Bookshelf
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: Historians claim that it took the Egyptians a couple of decades to build a pyramid to hold one dead guy! In this class students will learn to build a simple and fastener-free bookshelf in only two evenings! Better yet, you'll be able to disassemble the components, stack them flat and carry them under one arm. Try doing that with a real pyramid! There's an additional materials fee of $50.
Tuition: $125

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to the joys of wood turning by learning how to make a wooden pen on the wood lathe. Students will also be introduced to lathe safety, lathe turning tools and important accessories as they apply to both spindle and bowl turning. By taking this introductory course, students will be better prepared to take further hands-on wood turning classes. All tools and materials will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

Jig of the Month - Make a Moxon Double-Screw Vise
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: #4 or 5 bench plane, bench chisels, measuring tools, eye & hearing protection
Description: This class is conducted over the course of two evenings. 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.
Tuition: $225

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, December 29, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: This class is an overview of the various sharpening methods, techniques, jigs and abrasives/sharpening stones commonly used to sharpen most woodworking hand tools. The lecture and demonstration by Mickey will also cover the use of power grinding, both wet and dry, with various abrasives along with slower and less efficient methods employed to achieve a sharp edge on chisels, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. This class is intended to clear up any confusion or mysteries that beginners or even advanced woodworkers have about tool sharpening. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to use some of the available equipment. Students are also encouraged to bring in a dull chisel or plane blade to enhance the discussion.
Tuition: $65

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: The tablesaw is considered to be the focal point of any well-equipped workshop. This class is designed primarily for the beginner just starting out in woodworking and to introduce students through hands-on experience the safe and proper way of using the tablesaw. Mickey will demonstrate the basic operations of ripping and crosscutting along with the proper setup and blade selection for each of the operations. In addition, various jigs will be demonstrated and used to augment the tablesaw's versatility in making wood joints safely and efficiently. This class will also be a prerequisite for more advanced courses that involve tablesaw use.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Saturday, January 07, 2017 10:00 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. Steve will begin by a review of safety precautions followed by a discussion and demonstration of the turning tools needed along with methods and proper sharpening techniques. Students will also learn about wood selection and grain orientation and the use of face plates and chucks. Under close supervision, students will be assigned to their own lathe where they will learn to turn one or two small bowls by the end class. There is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $120

Build a Ridiculously Simple Piece of Furniture - M
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: pencil, eye & hearing protection
Description: This is a continuation of a series of How To Build "Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects." This class will provide students the feeling of satisfaction in having built something with your own two hands; something you can point to and tell your friends and grand kids "I built that 40 years ago." To kick off this series, students will be guided over the course of two evening classes in the making of an elegant but useful Arts and Crafts Style side table. So whether you're a woodworker who likes to dabble, a homeowner or apartment dweller looking to furnish a few rooms or a complete rookie that's been tempted to give woodworking a shot, here's your chance. Roll up your sleeves, enjoy the aroma of freshly cut wood and simply enjoy the experience. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Tuition: $140

Fundamentals of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, and U
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: hand plane if available
Description: Hand planes are at the core of the woodworker's tool set, but must be properly tuned to get consistent results. The details of setup, adjustment, and technique can make the difference between frustration and success with the hand plane. This course will equip students with the understanding and skills to directly apply to using hand planes in your workshop. Students are encouraged to bring in a hand plane if available, as this course will be hands-on as well as a lecture and demonstration.
Tuition: $65

How To Make Routed Dovetails With The Porter-Cable Dovetail Jig
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Many woodworkers find dovetailing jigs for the router very frustrating to set up. In this class, Andrew will explain his method for routing dovetails successfully. The Porter-Cable 4212 Dovetailing fixture will be used in class to route through dovetails; half blind dovetails and rabbeted half-blind dovetails. This class is meant to relieve the frustration that many encounter. Students will be given the opportunity to use the equipment that Andrew will focus on. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking & Furniture Makin
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: This is an intensive six day class spread out 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 25 years.
Tuition: $575

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, January 18, 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: $75

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, January 19, 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

Build a Splayed Leg Dovetailed Kitchen Stool
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 22, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection, dovetail saw, marking gauge, 14 degree dovetail marker, coping or jewler's saw, 1" and 1/4" bench chisels, pencil
Description: This class will introduce students to the task of cutting dovetails that are set on an angle. The contrasting wood used in the project will accent the striking look of the hand-cut dovetails. A through mortise support rail will add strength and beauty to the project. There is an additional materials fee of $100.
Tuition: $210

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, January 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

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: none
Description: The bandsaw is capable of many useful operations in the workshop that include re-sawing, cutting curved parts and an efficient backup to cutting wood when a table saw or chop saw are not practical. In this class, Mickey will explain and demonstrate the basic operation and uses of the bandsaw that also include several useful jigs to maximize the bandsaw's efficiency and accuracy. Students will also learn how to setup and align the machine using various blade sizes and teeth configurations along with proper maintenance practices and trouble shooting.
Tuition: $65

Date Night - Make a Simple Cutting Board
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: This couples only class is a continuation of our popular "Date Night" series of classes. In this class Andrew will guide couples 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. Free refreshments will be provided.
Tuition: $65

How to Build Flat, Straight, & Square
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
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

Getting Started in Woodworking
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, February 02, 2017 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

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, February 03, 2017 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

Build an Entry-Way Shelf
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, February 04, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 05, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: In this two day class Andrew will guide students through the process of building a shelf to organize the entry way in their home. This shelf features through and blind mortises and will be made in contrasting woods. It will provide a place to store coats and keys as well as a tray for glasses. A video of this project can be seen on the An American Artist channel on You Tube. There is an additional materials fee of $100.
Tuition: $210

Cabinet Scrapers - Use and Care
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
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 Veneering
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: none
Description: Veneering today doesn't require any special skills and can be quickly learned. Whether you have a concern for the environment or the scarcity of select hardwoods, veneering provides the means to use beautiful figured woods at a fraction of the cost of solid wood. It also allows woodworkers to use more stable substrates such as plywood and MDF and still achieve beautiful results. In this class, Mickey will demonstrate the tools, and materials used that are necessary to cut, join, and clamp veneers as well as the various clamping devices such as mechanical and vacuum presses. In addition, Mickey will discuss how veneers are made and the best sources for them. This introductory class is a prerequisite for further project related classes that will be offered in the near future.
Tuition: $85

Date Night - Introduction to Knife Making
Instructor: Sheldon Cooper
Class Times: Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: Welcome to another monthly "Date Night" class. This class is about taking a metal knife blank and adding a wooden handle by applying what is known as wooden scales. Sheldon is an experienced knife maker and in this class he will show couples how to create a one-of-a- kind product to call their own or use it as a unique gift. Knife makers are known to use either exotic or figured wood for the scales and are attached using rivets and finished with abrasives and a non-toxic finish. Various machine, hand tools and abrasives will be used in the process. All materials and tools will be provided as part of the class fee.
Tuition: $110

Make A Band Sawn Wooden Box
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Boxes are fascinating. While an unopened box is only a vessel, a package, or container, it contents are unknown and presents an air of mystery. It lures us with a promise that something desirable lies concealed inside. In this hands-on class, students will be able to create their own air of mystery by constructing a simple box with only the use of the bandsaw, belt sander, and a few common hand tools. This a fun and creative way to stretch your imagination while developing skills that will be useful in other woodworking projects. The finished box will also make a wonderful gift for that special someone on your holiday gift list. All tools and materials are supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $125

How to Build Flat, Straight, & Square
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
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

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

Build a Ridiculously Simple Piece of Furniture - Make a Tick-Tack-Toe Wall Shelf
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: This is another project in our series "Build A Ridiculously Simple Piece of Furniture." In this class students will learn how to build a unique and simple wall shelf using only four boards that are all the same size and shape. Hung on the wall, it will provide six compartments to show off your prized possessions, books, nick knacks or your paperweight collection. Best of all, you can build it in one evening class while learning how to create a pattern as well as size and shape wood using only basic woodworking tools. All materials are provided.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, February 22, 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

How to Make Through Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 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.
Tuition: $65

Introduction to Shaker Oval Box Making
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: The Shaker oval box is a classic project and one that is fun for beginners and experienced woodworkers alike. This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of Shaker oval box making so students can then go on to making oval boxes in their own shop. Each student will be supplied with the John Wilson box kit which includes all the necessary material to make three oval boxes. During the class, each student will make the #3 box (approx. 4-1/2" wide by 7" long) from the kit. The remaining two boxes can be made outside of the class using the new skills and knowledge gained in the class. This one day class focuses on the process and techniques associated with making Shaker oval boxes. Additionally, we will discuss how to make the various jigs and templates necessary for oval box making.
Tuition: $175

Jig of the Month - Make a Shooting Board
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Sharp hand plane & 12 inch combination square
Description: A shooting board is used to guide a hand plane when you're trimming the ends of mitered frame members and other similar parts. The board's sturdy fences support stock accurately at either a 45- or 90 - degree angle as the hand plane (lying on its side and sliding along a straight guide) is pushed past, trimming the part to a precision angle or length. In this class, students will be given the opportunity to build their very own shooting board that they will be proud to own and use. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $85