Woodworking in depth!

Many of you have expressed interest in taking your woodworking to another level. Check the Courses page for the next starting date. Comprehensive Ten-week Course in Woodworking - that's specifically designed to help students advance to new levels of skill.

This course will be taught by several Homestead Woodworking School instructors, including Jon Siegel, and Robert LaCivita, as well as guest instructors that will include Bengamin Barrett, owner of Berkshire Veneer Company; Bruce Hamilton, a master refinisher and restoration expert; and Brian Sargent, a full-time furniture maker whose work has been shown in juried shows and at the Currier Gallery of Art.

The course will begin with the study of wood, as well as the proper use, care and sharpening of hand tools. Students will complete three projects, the first two of which will be the same for everyone. The first project will focus on using hand tools. The next one will incorporate the use of woodworking machines and joinery. Finally, the third project will give each student an opportunity to design, build and finish a unique "portfolio piece." They'll create detailed drawings showing joinery details, and then build their project to those drawings.

We'll cover a variety of topics in this course, including furniture design, drawing working plans, wood identification, use of hand tools, sharpening, machine use and maintenance, joinery, wood turning, wood bending, veneering and finishing.

This course costs $4,850. It will meet Mon-Fri from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. See Courses page for dates. Homework will be assigned, and an occasional Saturday class may be required.

We expect this course to be very popular. So, if you're interested in serious woodworking, we encourage you to contact us with any questions and to sign up promptly. Let us know if you're interested in room and board options.


Alan S Mitchell


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