• CLASS LENGTH: 3 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Joshua Farnsworth will teach the fundamentals of traditional woodworking with hand tools. Students will learn the basics of woodworking hand tools, workbenches, and lumber. Students will then use hand saws, handplanes, and gauges to dimension a board, followed by learning to cut a variety of wood joints, including dovetails, mortise & tenon, tongue & groove, rabbets, dado, grooves, and whatever other useful joints time allows. 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 6 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Master furniture maker, David Ray Pine, will guide you through the process of building a lovely country-style Chippendale chair. The design of this chair has been simplified for students of all skill levels. Students will use a mixture of hand tools and power tools to build a dining chair of their own, which they should be able to replicate for a full set in their home workshop. Read more about this class in the full 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.
  • 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.
  • CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Our most-requested class is finally here! Bring your 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.
  • CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 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. This class is held back-to-back with another complimentary handsaw class of Tom's, for those wishing to attend them both: "Make a Hand Saw Till 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.
  • CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CLASS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join Colonial Williamsburg woodworker Kaare Loftheim for two days of classical wood carving instruction. Students will learn to sharpen their carving gouges, learn wood carving fundamentals through some preliminary carving exercises, then move to carving a traditional ball and claw foot. This class is open to beginners, but will also be helpful to those with some more advanced carving experience. 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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