Alan is the founder and director of the Homestead Woodworking School.
He is a state certified Industrial Education Teacher and taught cabinet
making and construction in the public school system for nine years.
For the past seventeen years Alan has owned and operated both a construction
business and a cabinet shop.
Marcel is a ten-year alumnus of the Homestead School. Beginning with Andy
Motter's Intro to Woodturning class, he went on to attend all of the subsequent
one-day workshops that were offered as well as workshops with Ellsworth,
Michelson, Martel and other renowned people in the field. An avid woodturner,
he has demonstrated at the Wood Days in Canterbury Village, the Sunapee fair,
the Big E and many other small venues. He is an active member of the Guild of
NH Woodworkers, and the American Association of Woodturners. Expertise in
technique and enthusiasm for the craft come together in Marcel's approach to
learning the basic skills as well as the subtleties of woodturning.
Kevin has been working at Homestead Woodworking School part-time for over five
years. He teaches our Scroll Saw Seminar and assists with many of our other
classes. An expert at using a scroll saw, he has lots of great tips to share
with students in that class. Kevin is currently a student at Keene State College.
Garrett is a professional furniture maker and writer from Thetford, VT.
He is a regular contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine and has taught
seminars all around the country. He is also the author of The Hand Plane
Book and Classic Tools Book published by the Taunton Press.
Bruce is a specialist in historical restoration. He studied finish conservation
at the Smithsonian Institution, and he has given seminars on furniture care and
restoration, spoken at industry conferences, and written articles for
Professional Refinishing magazine.
Robert J. LaCivita
Robert has been in the woodworking field for the past 27 years.
He attended Leeds Design Workshops in East Hampton, MA where he honed his
skills as an artisan, using traditional techniques for his contemporary style.
He studied industrial design at Rhode Island School of Design.
Upon graduation, Robert returned to Leeds Design Workshops where he spent two
years as a resident/instructor. His work ranges from fine furniture with
delicate details to massive architectural woodwork used at King Kaliad
International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has worked most recently on
period millwork projects in the Portsmouth, NH area.
P. David Richards
David is self-employed, and has extensive woodworking experience. Accomplished
in many of the trades, his real love is restoring and building mid 16th - 19th
century buildings. While working on old houses, Dave always takes into account
the techniques used by the historical carpenter. He believes in the tradition
of passing on to his apprentices the skills of the past.
Jon specializes in wood turning, and has been a professional woodworker for
over 30 years. As head of industrial arts at Proctor Academy, he taught
woodworking and metal working. Jon's business, Big Tree Turnings, creates
parts for furniture and architectural use. Jon has served as President of
the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers, holds patents on woodturning tools,
and has been published in American Woodturner magazine.
Bill has been a woodworker for toughly 30 years, designing and building custom
projects for a wide range of clients – from cabinetry to furniture, and from
sail and powerboats to kayaks. He takes pride in designing functional and
attractive pieces that enrich people’s lives. Bill has taught woodworking and
boatbuilding around the country, including at the Wooden Boat School in Maine,
and he shares his knowledge through writing and photography for various
magazines. More information is available on Bill’s web site: