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February 2014
Hands-on Router Class
Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM
Feb 1
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Prerequisite: Router Workshop
$90
Bring your own router or use one of ours. This class is designed to help you get familiar with a router's parts, setup and use. We'll do a number of exercises and projects, and you will learn edge routing, inside and outside profiling, various methods of holding your workpiece and how to use a router table. Space is limited!

Sorry, class full.

Wood Turning Small Projects
Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM
Feb 1
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: Beginner +
$90 includes materials
It's a fun day for all skill levels to learn new tricks and to go home with a variety of turned projects like tops, miniature baseball bats, kitchen utensils, vases, etc. And, as always, we'll discuss tool selection, sharpening and safety.
Picture Framing - Mat Cutting
Fri 7:00PM - 9:30PM
& Sat 9:00AM - Noon
Feb 7 & 8
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$75 + $15 materials
In this two-part workshop, Alan will teach you basic picture frame construction, including moldings, mat board, mounting, finishing, and hanging.  You will construct a picture frame in class.

Sorry, class full.

Woodworking Five Days
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM
Feb 10-14
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: All
$550 + materials Space is limited
This is an intensive one week course for all skill levels.  Choose your own project, and receive individualized instruction, whether you're a beginner or an advanced woodworker.  Bring your own materials, or purchase them from our inventory.

Sorry, class full.

Veneering
Sat 9:00AM-4:00PM
Feb 15
Instructor: Brian Sargent
Level: all
$90 + $20 for materials
Learn the tools and techniques to successfully cut, match, tape and glue veneers. Brian will cover substrates and adhesives, inlay and boarder techniques, and the use of a vacuum press. will be discussed and demonstrated. Make your own table top in this hands-on workshop.

Sorry, class full.

March 2014
Joinery
Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM
Mar 8
Instructor: Robert J. LaCivita
Level: all
$90
Robert will discuss all the basic woodworking joints, including edge joints, splines, mortise and tennons, dovetails, cope & stick, and more. You'll get a chance to create a variety of joints.
Turning Hollow Vessels
Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM
Mar 8
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: All
$90
Learn to turn hollow, bottle shaped, vessels using chucks to hold the wood on the lathe, and hollowing tools and techniques to hollow it out. These new, challenging skills will open up all sorts of different and exciting projects for you . Be creative and artful as you make another 'masterpiece' on the lathe!

Sorry, Class full.

Inlay
Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM
Mar 15
Instructor: Bob LaCivita
Level: All
$90
Add decorations and embellishments to your projects by adding inlays. Learn to make different banding for inlays as well as stringing for outlining edges. Bob will demonstrate how to use common and simple tools to make the inlays and then 'let' them into your work. He will also show how to do corner fans, and other designs that can add a whole new dimension to your work. You will be working on your own sample board to take home with you for future reference.
Furniture Refinishing and Restoration
Sat 9:00AM-4:00PM
Mar 22
Instructor: Gary Wood
Level: all
$90 plus $10 materials
Caring for antiques and fine furniture requires special attention to the finish. You'll learn about historical materials and techniaques, and how to recreate traditional finishes using today's shellac, varnish, wax and natural pigments. New, safer finish removers make refinishing more enhoyable, but we'll also show you how revive finishes without stripping. Feel free to bring a small item to touch up, or a problem photo for class discussion. Practice materials will be provided. Ten students maximum.

Sorry, Class full.

Woodworking - All Levels
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Mar 31 - Jun 9
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$300 + materials
Max Students = 8
A ten week general woodworking course for all skill levels.  Here's your chance to make that project you never dared to tackle.  Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience.  Limited to 8 students.

Sorry, Class full.

April 2014
Woodworking - All Levels
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Apr 1 - Jun 10
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$300 + materials
Max Students = 8
A ten week course for all skill levels.  Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before.  Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience.  Limited to 8 students.

Sorry, Class full.

Woodworking - All Levels
Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Apr 2 - Jun 11
Instructor: Dave Richards
Level: all
$300 + materials
Max Students = 8
A ten week course for all skill levels.  Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before.  Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience.  Limited to 8 students.

Sorry, Class full.

Wood Turning for Beginners
Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Apr 5
Instructor: Jon Siegel
Level: beginner
$90
This one-day seminar provides hands-on instruction in basic spindle turning. You’ll learn the fundamentals of tool selection, sharpening, and turning between centers. Do you own your own lathe tools? Bring them to class, and take them home properly sharpened!

Sorry, Class Full.
Sharpening Clinic
Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 AM
April 12
Alan Mitchell & P. David Richards
Level: all
$35
Learn different methods of sharpening edge tools, and take the mystery out of getting that "perfect edge."  We will cover bench chisels, plane irons, marking knives, lathe turning tools, and more. Bring your own tools, and go home with them sharpened!

May 2014
Bowl Turning
Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM
May 3
Instructor: Marcel Durrette
Level: beginner+
$90
This class will cover the fundamentals of bowl turning, including tool selection and sharpening, mounting methods, turning procedures, and finishes.  You will also be introduced to "green" bowl turning. Everyone turns a bowl!
Cabinet Making 101
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM
May 5 - 9
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$550 + $100 for materials
Learn the basics of building kitchen cabinets and face frame furniture. We will cover design and layout, drawing plans, different types of construction, materials etc. You will also learn work procedures, efficiency tricks, how to safely handle large sheets of plywood, joinery options, hardware options and the construction of doors & drawers. Each student will build either a base cabinet or a wall hung unit. This class could start you on your way to building your own cabinets and saving thousands, or, starting your own custom cabinet business.
Picture Framing - Mat Cutting
Fri 7:00PM - 9:30PM
& Sat 9:00AM - Noon
May 9 & 10
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$75 + $15 materials
In this two-part workshop, Alan will teach you basic picture frame construction, including moldings, mat board, mounting, finishing, and hanging.  You will construct a picture frame in class.
Build A Shaker Candle Stand
Sat & Sun 9:00AM-3:00PM
May 17 & 18
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: All
$170 + $80 materials
Spend two days in the shop with us and build a shaker candle stand table. The table will have a turned pedistal, three curved legs with sliding dovetails and a round top. Shaker Candle Stand
Wood Turning
Alternate Thurs 6:30 - 9:30 PM
May 29 - Sep 4
Instructor: Marcel Durrette
Level: beginner+
$275
An introductory class for beginning and intermediate wood turners. Marcel will spend time on both spindle turning and bowl turning. He will cover tool selection, sharpening, tool use and control, mounting methods, and finishing techniques. You will work on a variety of projects, and we will provide practice materials.
June 2014
Basic Woodworking
Sat-Sun 9:00AM-3:00PM
June 7-8
Instructor: Robert LaCivita
Level: beginner
$210 Space is limited
An intensive 2-day course designed to give you the foundation you need to build projects without the "oops" factor! This class will concentrate on material choice, layout, joinery, hand and power tools and more. Through instructor demonstrations and extensive hands-on student work, the mysteries of woodworking will be clearified.
September 2014
Woodworking - All Levels
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Sep 2 - Nov 4
Instructor: Alan Mitchell & David Richards
Level: all
$325 + materials
Max Students = 8
A ten week course for all skill levels.  Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before.  Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience.  Limited to 8 students.

Sorry, Class full.

Woodworking - All Levels
Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Sep 3 - Nov 5
Instructor: Alan Mitchell & David Richards
Level: all
$325 + materials
Max Students = 8
A ten week course for all skill levels.  Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before.  Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience.  Limited to 8 students.
Wood Turning for Beginners
Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sep 6
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$100
This one-day seminar provides hands-on instruction in basic spindle turning. You'll learn the fundamentals of tool selection, sharpening, and turning between centers. Do you own your own lathe tools? Bring them to class, and take them home properly sharpened!
Woodworking - All Levels
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Sep 8 - Nov 10
Instructor: Alan Mitchell & Dave Richards
Level: all
$325 + materials
Max Students = 8
A ten week course for all skill levels.  Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before.  Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience.  Limited to 8 students.
Wood Turning
Alternate Thurs 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Sep 25 - Jan 1
(Note: some class dates may be revised to accommodate holidays)
Instructor: Marcel Durrette
Level: beginner+
$300
An introductory class for beginning and intermediate wood turners. Marcel will spend time on both spindle turning and bowl turning. He will cover tool selection, sharpening, tool use and control, mounting methods, and finishing techniques. You will work on a variety of projects, and we will provide practice materials.
October 2014
Bowl Turning
Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM
Oct 11
Instructor: Marcel Durrette
Level: beginner+
$100
This class will cover the fundamentals of bowl turning, including tool selection and sharpening, mounting methods, turning procedures, and finishes.  You will also be introduced to "green" bowl turning. Everyone turns a bowl!
Shaker Oval Boxes
Fri 7:00-9:30PM
Sat 9:00AM-Noon
Oct 17 & 18
Instructors: Alan Mitchell & George Whippen
Level: All
$90 + materials
This two session workshop will teach you how to make oval Shaker boxes. You can make as many boxes as time allows (typically two or three). We include a class booklet with project instructions, patterns, and sources for all materials.
Wood Finishing
Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM
Oct 25
Instructor: Gary Wood
Level: beginner+
$100 + $10 materials
Excellent wood finishing results can be obtained using just a few tools and materials. You'll learn the basic steps to get a fine finish, using varnish, shellac and oil on practice boards. You'll also learn which brush or pad to use, and how to add color with stains, glazes and waxes. This is a one day intensive course with time for discussion.
November 2014
Shaker Dining Room Tray with Hand-cut Dovetails
Sat 8:30AM-4:30PM
Nov 1
Instructor: Steve Marcq
Level: All
$100 plus $30 for materials
Learn how to lay out and cut dovetails as you make a Shaker-style dining room tray. Steve has helped hundreds of students cut their first dovetails and complete a project that they can display with pride. Even if you have some dovetail experience, this is a great chance to perfect your technique under the tutelage of a master craftsman.
New!
Precision with Hand Planes
Sat & Sun 9:00AM-3:30PM
Nov 8 & 9
Instructor: Garrett Hack
Level: All
$250
Planes are the most useful and efficient of all hand tools. The incredible variety available - antique or new - allow you to cut anything from surfaces so polished they shine, to precise joints, moldings, and details. Tuning your planes and sharpening are key to getting the best work from your tools. We'll cover this a nd more, as we use a variety of planes to cut smooth surfaces, shapely curves, alluring edges, and if we have time, a joint or two.
Bring a #4 or similar sized bench plane, a block plane, rabbet plane, or any other planes you own that you are curious about using or tuning to work better.
Woodturning - Christmas Tree Ornaments
Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM
Nov 15
Instructor: Marcel Durette
Level: All
$100
This class will be a fun day of turning small ornaments to decorate your tree or give as gifts. No turning experience is required. If you have some turning experience, you can turn some captured rings or work on another challenging project. If you have your own turning tools, bring them to class and we'll help you sharpen them.
Woodworking Five Days
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM
Nov 17-21
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: All
$550 + materials Space is limited
This is an intensive one week course for all skill levels.  Choose your own project, and receive individualized instruction, whether you're a beginner or an advanced woodworker.  Bring your own materials, or purchase them from our inventory.
Scroll Saw Seminar
Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM
Nov 22
Instructors: Kevin Gelinas
Level: All
$100
There are many incredible ways to use the scroll saw, including countless techniques that most of us would never consider. We will share some of our techniques to help you get the most out of your scroll saw. Bring your scroll saw to class, or rent one of ours, and have fun as you learn!
December 2014
Pen Turning
Fri 9:00-11:00AM
Dec 6
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: All
$50 includes materials
By turning a pen out of your favorite wood you can create a beautiful and personal holiday gift. Turning pens is easy and incredibly fun, and once you've tried it, you'll always think twice before throwing out your wood scraps! The class price includes complete kits for two pens; extra kits will be available for you to purchase.
January 2015
Comprehensive Ten-week Course in Woodworking
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-4:30PM
Jan 5 - Mar 20 (week of 2/23-27 vacation)
Instructor: Alan Mitchell and others
Level: beginner+
$4,850 + materials
This course is designed for serious students who want to explore woodworking and furniture construction. We'll cover the study of wood; learning to draw and read plans; the care, use and sharpening of hand tools; and the safe use and maintenance of machine tools. Students will also learn joinery, project design, wood turning, veneering, and wood bending through a series of lessons and individual projects.
Woodworking - All Levels
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Jan 5 - Mar 20 (vacation Feb. 23)
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325 + materials
Max Students = 8
A ten week course for all skill levels.  Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before.  Learn the tricks of the trade from our forty+ years of experience.  Limited to 8 students.
Woodworking - All Levels
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Jan 6 - Mar 17 (vacation Feb. 24)
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325 + materials
Max Students = 8
A ten week course for all skill levels.  Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before.  Learn the tricks of the trade from our forty+ years of experience.  Limited to 8 students.
Woodworking - All Levels
Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Jan 7 - Mar 10
Instructor: Dave Richards
Level: all
$325 + materials
Max Students = 8
A ten week course for all skill levels.  Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before.  Learn the tricks of the trade from our forty+ years of experience.  Limited to 8 students.
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