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How to Make Through Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
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, Mickey 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: $85

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: Step into the classroom and right up to the scroll saw, even if it's your first time using one! We'll get right down to several practice exercises that increase in difficulty as you go. Cover these items: Overview of scroll saw history, types, parts and uses. Introduction of the four major steps for every cut. Transfer of patterns to wood and completion of simple cuts: straight, wavy, jagged. Cutting of a simple object on the scroll saw. Use of the loop method to create continuous, flowing cuts. Use of a drill bit to start interior cuts and completion of the cuts on the scroll saw. Use of a backing board to cut very small objects.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, April 26, 2018 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

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, April 27, 2018 9:30 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. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $125

Make an Entryway Shelf
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil along with a combination square.
Description: Make an easy access place for your on the go, out the door items! In this two day class, students will make an entry shelf that features a storage tray that will fit your smartphone or wallet and hooks for your coats and keys. The striking design features mortise and tenon joints as well as figured woods. Watch Andrew build this project from scratch on his YouTube channel, americanartisan and go to his website, americanartisan.com to see more of his work. There is an additional materials fee of $80.00.
Tuition: $220

How to Build Flat, Straight, & Square
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, May 1, 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

Fundamentals of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, and U
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, May 2, 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

Learn How To Properly Sharpen Wood Turning Chisels
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, May 3, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
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

Build A Classic Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: The Adirondack chair is an American icon that invokes images of lazy summer days at the lake, by the pool or at a barbecue. Even a few minutes in this comfortable seat puts your mind into vacation mode. In this two day class, not only will you enjoy building a lasting classic but also enjoy the chair's durability by being made from decay resistant wood such as cypress or red cedar. By using simple pattern-routing techniques and simple joinery will ensure simple assembly and rock-solid construction for years of use. There is an additional materials fee of $90.
Tuition: $235

Jig of the Month - Make a Moxon Double-Screw Vise
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 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 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 of $30.
Tuition: $175

Date Night- Make a Shaker Style Coat Rack
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye & hearing protection
Description: This is another class in a series of classes that encourages you to bring your significant other and enjoy an evening in the workshop while working together to make something useful out of wood. In this class, Mickey will guide couples in the making of a Shaker style coat rack. Light refreshments will also be provided to round off the evening of fun and creativity. The tuition fee is for each couple.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Sunday, May 13, 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 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 Bowl Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 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: $125

Introduction to CNC
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 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

Hand Saw Sharpening 101
Instructor: Matt Cianci
Class Times: Saturday, May 19, 2018 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

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, May 23, 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

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, May 24, 2018 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

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, May 30, 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