• CLASS LENGTH: 3 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Former Smithsonian Furniture Conservator, Don Williams, will teach the fundamentals of historical wood finishing. Students will learn and practice surface preparation, finish material selection, how to use wood finishing tools, finish preparation, and wood finish application techniques. See more 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.
  • 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 LENGTH: 5 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join Mike Cundall for a five day green woodworking course on carving traditional wooden spoons and wooden bowls from branches and logs. Students will learn how to turn branches & logs into lovely family heirlooms! The class begins with a tutorial on carving wooden spoons, and then moves into bowl carving. We will focus on green wood selection, layout, stock preparation, and the safe and efficient use of the axe, adze, and gouge. Students will have at least one spoon and a rough bowl by the end of the class that can, after drying at home, be turned into a useful bowl. 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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
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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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    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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