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  • 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.
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    CLASS CANCELLED 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 CANCELLED 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: 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: 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 CANCELLED 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.
  • CLASS LENGTH: 3 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join Mike Cundall for a three 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: 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 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 CANCELLED 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.
  • CLASS LENGTH: 3 Days CLASS DESCRIPTION: In this intensive three day timber frame workshop, students will learn about timber selection, layout, plan reading, and will cut and raise a small timber frame building. Students will receive a condensed, yet practical wealth of knowledge to enable them to start their own timber framing journey. 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: 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.