Classes

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    CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 1 Day CLASS DESCRIPTION: David Ray Pine will guide you through the process of building this charming reproduction Moravian footstool. It's design is based on antique footstools found at the Old Salem Moravian settlement. But this isn't just any footstool. It's splayed legs will give you the opportunity to learn to cut the infamous angled dovetail! You'll also learn to use a brace & bit, moulding plane, handplanes, chisels, miter box saw, coping saw, etc. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS LENGTH: 1 Day CLASS DESCRIPTION: Spend a day with Joshua Farnsworth, building a pair of saw benches that are functional enough for everyday hand sawing, but strong enough to hold very heavy timber, including large slabs for workbench building. Many of the workbenches in the school were built on these indispensable saw benches! Students will learn to layout and cut the mystical sliding dovetail joint on beefy splayed timber legs with marking gauges, hand saws, and chisels. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check, cash, or with a credit card over the phone.
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    CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 1 Day CLASS DESCRIPTION: In this joinery crash course, Joshua Farnsworth will teach you how to use hand tools to make some of the most common & useful woodworking joints for furniture making. We'll cover as many joints as we can get through in one day, including dovetails, mortise & tenon, dados, tongue & groove, and whatever other useful joints we can cram into one day! See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 1 Day CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join handplane expert, Bill Anderson, in this one-day, hands on clinic on learning to use, tune, sharpen, & refurbish wooden & metal bench planes. See below for class details. This class is held back-to-back with another complimentary introductory handplane class for those wishing to attend them both: "Hand Cut Moldings with Bill Anderson" WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 1 Day CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join handplane expert, Bill Anderson, in this one-day, hands on clinic on learning to use historic molding planes to cut custom furniture moldings. See below for class details. This class is held back-to-back with another complimentary introductory handplane class for those wishing to attend them both: "Hand Plane Skills with Bill Anderson" WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS LENGTH: 1 Day CLASS DESCRIPTION: Come spend an enjoyable day building a traditional wedged barn ladder, and gain some valuable woodworking skills. This strong ladder will look and function perfectly in your barn or your apartment! See below for more details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Renowned tool maker Tom Calisto will guide you through making an 18th Century Panel saw. Students will also learn how to sharpen hand saws, use a carving gouge, and much more. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: David Ray Pine will guide you through the process of building a lovely Moravian dovetailed candlebox. You'll learn basic and advanced hand tool woodworking methods, including making a raised panel, cutting mitered dovetails, using a moulding plane and hollows & rounds, cutting grooves, and attaching the bottom using traditional cut nails. Not only will you bring home a charming box, but you'll bring home a handful of advanced woodworking skills. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join the Ellis Brothers to build your very own German-style shave horse for green woodworking. Students will learn to layout with a framing square, use a froe to rive wood, experience hewing the dumbhead, bore holes using real "cordless drills", peg making, and much more. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Spend two days with Will Myers making a bunch of essential woodworking hand tools to fill your tool chest! Students will make a traditional joiner's mallet, a cutting marking gauge, a metal try square, and a traditional bench hook. See class details below. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: David Ray Pine will guide you through a fun two day class building this ingenious, yet simple, ratcheting candle stand from the colonial New England period. It is useful not only as a candle stand, but as a plant stand, as a small side table, and will definitely be a conversation piece. Students will not only come away with a nice pine table, but will gain practice in mortising, cutting tenons and cutting/shaping with hand saws, handplanes, a drawknife and a spokeshave. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Renowned tool maker Tom Calisto will guide you through making a hand saw till to store your traditional hand saws and back saws. Students will learn how to cut through-mortise & tenon joints and dovetail joints, in addition to taking a nice saw storage shelf home to their workshop. See below for class details. This class is held back-to-back with another complimentary handsaw class of Tom's, for those wishing to attend them both: "Make a Dovetail Saw + Tenon Saw with Tom Calisto". WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Spend two days with David Ray Pine learning to carve a classical fan and scallop shell, as well as learning to sharpen your carving tools. This class is open to students of all carving ability (or no carving ability). See the full class description below. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Renowned tool maker Tom Calisto will guide you through making a traditional wooden spokeshave, which is for use on chairs, beveling-edges, and any curved furniture work. Tom will guide you through making & shaping the wooden body and fitting the blade. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
  • CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Renowned tool maker Tom Calisto will guide you through making a historical custom dovetail saw and tenon saw. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
  • CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join handplane expert, Bill Anderson, in this hands on clinic on refurbishing and sharpening your antique handplanes. Students are welcome to bring their own hand planes to work on, or may purchase some from Bill. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone. SEE BILL’S COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS CLASS BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING
  • CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join Colonial Williamsburg woodworker Kaare Loftheim for two days of classical wood carving instruction. Students will learn wood carving fundamentals through some preliminary carving exercises, then move to carving a classic Philadelphia shell. This class is open to beginners, but will also be helpful to those with some more advanced carving experience. See required tools below. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
  • CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Our most-requested class! Bring your woodworking hand tools, and spend two days learning the fundamentals of sharpening different woodworking hand tools, including hand planes, chisels, hand saws, card scrapers, spoke shaves, cabinet scrapers, drawknives, etc. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone. SEE BILL’S COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS CLASS BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING
  • CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join Mike Cundall for a class on carving wooden spoons. Students will learn how to turn branches & blanks into spoons & spreaders (for butter or jam) that they can use at home or give as gifts! The class will cover blank prep, axe, and knife use/safety, and how to design wooden spoons with the user in mind. Students will leave with a knowledge of how to work the raw materials to a roughed state, and then be guided on how to "finish" carve the wooden spoons and apply a suitable finish. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join Dave Heller for an intense two day introduction to veneering and inlay. You can use these skills to embellish your furniture or musical instruments. We will cover the core concepts and practical hand skills required by making a charming inlaid & veneered keepsake box. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone. SEE DAVE'S COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS BELOW
  • CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Spend a couple days with hand tool expert, Bill Anderson, making a bundle of essential workbench fixtures, including a joiner's mallet, two wooden try squares, a straight edge, winding sticks, a shooting board, a Bird's Mouth, and a bench hook/miter box. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone. SEE BILL’S COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING
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    CLASS LENGTH: 3 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Spend three days with Will Myers, building this cherry replica of a famous candle stand that resides at the Shaker community at Hancock, Massachusetts. In this class you'll learn basic wood turning, sliding dovetail joinery, extensive spokeshave work, shaping legs, and much more. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS LENGTH: 3 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join Bill Anderson to build this Pembroke style occasional table, and gain many valuable hand tool skills along the way, like tapering legs, cutting mortise & tenon joints, making dropleaf joints with a matched pair of handmade rule joint planes, etc. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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    CLASS LENGTH: 3 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Make your own wooden handplane! Over three days students will learn to make a traditional 18th century wooden bench plane. Students can choose between making a jack plane, coffin block plane, toted coffin smoother, or a long jointer plane. See below for class details. WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date. PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don't accept credit cards over the phone.
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