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Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, August 25, 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

Build A Classic Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 28, 2016 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. 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: $225

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 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 101
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, September 01, 2016 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: The router is considered to be the most versatile power tool in any workshop. In addition, it offers a means to complete complex tasks efficiently. In this class, Andrew will provide insight through a series of demonstrations on how a hand-held router can be employed safely in a variety of basic tasks used in wood joinery as well as edge and surface shaping. There will also be a demonstration of various jigs that can be employed with the hand-held router. Time permitting, students will be given a hands-on opportunity to perform certain tasks under close supervision of the instructor. By taking this class, students will have a fundamental understanding of the router that will be helpful in future, more advanced woodworking classes. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye protection
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: Thursday, September 08, 2016 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

Steam Bending 101 - Build A Carryall With a Steam
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye & hearing protection
Description: Steam bending allows a woodworker many more options for project design. Knowing how and why wood bends will ensure a successful project. This class is offered in two 1 day sessions. Session 1 is focused on steam bending fundamentals with each student making a bentwood handle. In Session 2, students have an opportunity to use the steam-bent handle on a project - a small carryall. Students have the option of registering for either session individually or for both. A detailed student handout for the projects is provided with each session. Session 1: Steam bending fundamentals and make a bentwood handle. Class Fee: $110 Session 2: Make a carryall with bentwood handle. Class Fee: $85 Sign up for both sessions. Class Fee: $175.00
Tuition: $175

Introduction To Veneering
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 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

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 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

How to Make Through Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
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: $65

Make A Band Sawn Wooden Box
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, September 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Boxes are fascinating. While an unopened box is only a vessel, a package, or container, it contents are unknown and presents an air of mystery. It lures us with a promise that something desirable lies concealed inside. In this hands-on class, students will be able to create their own air of mystery by constructing a simple box with only the use of the bandsaw, belt sander, and a few common hand tools. This a fun and creative way to stretch your imagination while developing skills that will be useful in other woodworking projects. The finished box will also make a wonderful gift for that special someone on your holiday gift list. All tools and materials are supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $125

Make a Moxon Double-Screw Vise
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 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 the first in a new 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.
Tuition: $225

Introduction To Hand Tools
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: None
Description: This class is designed for those woodworkers who are either just getting into the craft or have been exclusively using woodworking machinery in their work and wonder why they can't make wood joints fit properly or have a hard time preparing wood surfaces for a flawless finish. Part of the answer to these problems is in the proper use of hand tools such as hand saws, chisels, planes and scrapers. Mickey will also introduce students to the proper selection and use of layout and measuring tools for consistency and accuracy. By incorporating properly tuned-up hand tools into your work, you are bound to become a better woodworker.
Tuition: $65

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 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 Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, September 22, 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

Make a Craftsman Tool Tote
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: All tools and materials supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Many of you may have remembered your Dad's toolbox and how it always seemed to have everything needed to repair a broken chair or hang a screen door. In this two-day, hands-on class, students will learn the basics of hand-cut dovetails and wedge-tenon joinery as they build a nostalgic and useful woodworkers tool tote. This project is a great way to learn and practice the use of traditional wood joinery. This tool tote was originally designed by Mario Rodriguez and was featured in the April/May 2013 issue of Woodcraft Magazine. There is an additional materials fee of $80.
Tuition: $210

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, September 28, 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

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, September 30, 2016 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

Beginning Fine Woodworking I
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, October 01, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Are you new to woodworking? Uncomfortable around machinery or wondering what woodworking is all about? Come spend a day getting to know your way around the woodworking workshop with an experienced woodworker and instructor. Students will learn the purpose and safe operation of the primary stationary tools, such as the tablesaw, jointer & thickness planers, bandsaw and drill press. This hands-on class will give students a taste of how to take raw materials and turn it into a useful, functional, and finished project. This class is intended to pave the way for participation in the Fine Woodworking Fundamentals II & III classes offered at a later date. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $85

Fundamentals of Wood Finishing
Instructor: Bill Hammond
Class Times: Sunday, October 02, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, October 09, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: notebook and pencil
Description: This is a two part series spread over the course of two consecutive Sundays that introduces students to the fundamentals of wood finishing. Bill Hammond, a professional finisher and furniture restoration expert, will cover the following in this series: 1) He starts off by addressing the characteristics of wood such as grain and color, wood surface preparation using abrasives and cutting edge tools and how to address grain raising issues. 2) Bill covers methods and techniques in applying and coloring wood using dyes and stains and discussing the pros and cons of both. In addition, there will be a short discussion on using chemicals or mordants to also alter the color of wood. 3) In this part Bill looks into various final finishes that include the use of oils or film building finishes such as shellac or varnishes along with a discussion on the various available products and their corresponding pros and cons. There will also be a discussion and demonstrating of "finishing the finish" through the use of various abrasive materials to bring about a more uniform surface free of dust and brush marks if present. This series should clear up any confusion or mysteries surrounding one's ability to achieve a near-perfect finish.
Tuition: $165

Cabinet Scrapers - Use and Care
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 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

Getting Started in Woodworking
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 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

Introduction to Knife Making
Instructor: Sheldon Cooper
Class Times: Thursday, October 06, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: This class is about taking a metal knife blank and adding a wooden handle by applying what is known as wooden scales. In this class, Sheldon will show students 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

Build a Ridiculously Simple Piece of Furniture - Make an Arts & Crafts Side Table
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: pencil, eye & hearing protection
Description: This is the first in 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 grandkids "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

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
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

Fundamentals of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, and U
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, October 13, 2016 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

Build a Farm Table Using the Festool System
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2016 9:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection, measuring tools
Description: Students will learn to use the necessary tools and techniques necessary to construct a simple, but classic piece of furniture in the form of a traditional farm table. Students will walk away with a broaden range of skills that concentrate on the precise and efficient breakdown, processing, and finishing of raw materials using various Festool saws, sanders, and more as applied to real-world furniture making.
Tuition: $425

Jig of the Month - Make a Shooting Board
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 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 $10.
Tuition: $85

How To Make Routed Dovetails
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 8 - 10
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

Carve a Decorative Pineapple
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, October 21, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: 30 or 35 mm x #5 straight gouge, 20 mm x #5 fish tail gouge, #12 x 6 mm V- parting tool, short & straight carving knife, mallet, eye & hearing protection
Description: The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality in New England. In this two evening class, students will be able to take their carving skills and knowledge to the next level by completing a high-relief carved pineapple that can be hung from your front door as a sign that a hearty welcome awaits within. Mickey will cover the development of the full-size pattern and have students cut out their carving blanks on the bandsaw before carving can begin at the bench. Close attention to detail will be stressed along with learning how to precisely control chisel movements and execute delicate details while creating and texturing a historic decoration.
Tuition: $130

Introduction to Shaker Oval Box Making
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Saturday, October 22, 2016 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

Introduction To Spindle Turning
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Sunday, October 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 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.
Tuition: $110

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, October 26, 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

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, October 27, 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

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 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

Date Night - Make a Decorative Picture Frame
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
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

Beginning Fine Woodworking - Session II
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, November 05, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Are you new to woodworking and have already taken the first session of Beginning Fine Woodworking? This class is meant as a continuation of Beginning Fine Woodworking that will further help you develop the knowledge and skills learned in Session I. Are you uncomfortable around machinery or wondering what hand tool woodworking is all about? In this second session come and continue to develop the skills and knowledge gained in the first session while Mickey continues to teach more advanced material essential to becoming a successful woodworker. This course is broken down into 5 sessions each with a unique approach to learning the fundamentals of fine woodworking that includes the use of machinery and hand tools. Session III is scheduled for December 3 with the schedule for Session IV and V to be announced at a later date.
Tuition: $85

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
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

The KISS Philosophy On Wood Finishing
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
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

Fundamentals of Bowl Turning
Instructor: Rick Angus
Class Times: Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye protection & dust mask
Description: A shallow but functional bowl is the perfect introduction to the fun of bowl turning. In this two day intensive class, students will be trained in fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques while developing an eye for making the desired shape. Using these techniques, turners cut wood efficiently and leave a smooth and accurate surface in their work. Students will learn how to manipulate the turning tools gracefully by guiding the knife edge along a smooth curve. Various methods of mounting the wood on the lathe will also be covered and discussed.
Tuition: $225

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, November 16, 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

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, November 17, 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

Build An Acoustic Guitar with Scott Dixon
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Friday, November 18, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner/imtermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a kit. You will learn the terminology and techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your personalized instrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck including truss rod installation, fingerboard & fretting, abalone inlay and construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system. Each guitar will be completed leaving the final top coat finish up to the student. Look for other classes designed for finishing techniques. Two models will be available to choose from, either Sapele or Sycamore. Tuition fee includes the guitar kit along with a hard-shell case.
Tuition: $675

Date Night - Make a Set of Snow Flake Coasters
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, December 01, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: eye & hearing protection
Description: Once again come with your significant other for an evening of learning, sharing and socializing as Andrew guides students through the process of making a set of coasters using contrasting woods in mosaic patterns to create a snow flake theme. After being introduced to the process, students can use the techniques to create a variety of mosaic patterns in future projects. The resulting set of coasters will make a great holiday gift or be helpful when entertaining. As usual, Woodcraft will be supplying all refreshments and materials. The tuition fee is per couple. If an additional set of coasters are made, there will be an additional $15 materials fee.
Tuition: $80

Beginning Fine Woodworking - Session III
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, December 03, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Are you new to woodworking and have already taken the first two sessions of Beginning Fine Woodworking? This class is meant as a continuation of Beginning Fine Woodworking that will further help you develop the knowledge and skills learned in Sessions I & II. Are you uncomfortable around machinery or wondering what hand tool woodworking is all about? In this third of five sessions, come and continue to develop the skills and knowledge gained in the sessions I & II while Mickey continues to teach more advanced material essential to becoming a successful woodworker. This course is broken down into 5 sessions each with a unique approach to learning the fundamentals of fine woodworking that includes the use of machinery and hand tools. Session III is scheduled for December 3 with the schedule for Session IV and V to be announced at a later date in early 2017.
Tuition: $85

Make a Mitered and splined Keepsake Box
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, December 04, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
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.
Tuition: $160

How To Make Half-Blind Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Dovetail back saw, marking gauge, 14 degree dovetail marker, coping saw, 1" & 1/4" chisels, pencil
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. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

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

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