Our Courses


Comprehensive Seven-Week Course in Woodworking

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 2, 2018 - February 22, 2018
no school Mon and Tue afternoons from 1-4
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$3400 + materials
max students = 8

This course is designed for serious students who want to explore woodworking and furniture construction. It covers 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. Because of other classes that are scheduled during the week, Monday and Tuesday classes will end at noon. Some Saturday classes will be offered at no additional charge.




Router Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 20, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$35

Alan will help you learn to get the most out of your router. You will learn how to select a router, do partial and full edge shaping, decorative and plain edging, dado and rabbet cuts, picture frame moldings, dovetails, etc. He will also discuss jigs, guides and templates.




Table Saw Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 27, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$35

Demonstrations and discussions on how to select a table saw and operate it safely. Instruction will include basic cutting methods, making raised panels, joints and more. Also learn about jigs and fixtures you can build yourself.




Hands-on Router Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 3, 2018
Prerequisite: Router Workshop
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner+
$100

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!




Veneering

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 10, 2018
Instructor: Brian Sargant
Level: all
$100 + $20 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.




Picture Framing - Mat Cutting

Friday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Saturday 9:00 - Noon
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$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. You will construct an 8"x10" picture frame in class.




Furniture Refinishing and Restoration

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 24, 2018
Instructor: Gary Wood
Level: all
$100 + $10 materials

Caring for antiques and fine furniture requires special attention to the finish. You'll learn about historical materials and techniques, and how to recreate traditional finishes using today's shellac, varnish, wax and natural pigments. New, safer finish removers make refinishing more enjoyable, but we'll also show you how to 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.




Sharpening Clinic

Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
April 2, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$40

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!




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 2, 2018 - June 11, 2018
(No class vacation week, April 25)
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 - Afternoons

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 3, 2018 - June 12, 2018
No classes Feb. 24-March 3 for school vacation.
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$325 + materials

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.




Woodworking - All Levels

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 4, 2018 - June 13, 2018
(No class vacation week, April 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.




Build a Shaker Candle Stand

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$180 + $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.




Basic Woodworking

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner
$225

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 clarified.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 9, 2018
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!




Joinery

Thursday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 16, 2018
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$100

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 as well.




Woodworking Five Days

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$550 + materials

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.



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