Class: Building the Hancock Shaker Candle Stand with Will Myers (3 Days)

$480.00

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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.

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Description

Is there a more perfectly flowing three legged table in the world? This elegant candle stand design that probably originated at the Mt. Lebanon NY Shaker village in the early 19th century is a good project for the hand tool wood worker with at least some experience. The patterns we will be using to create this table were made from one of three tables of this design that currently reside in the collection at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield MA.

We will be making our tables from American cherry, same as the original. This class will require careful hand saw and chisel work to create the sliding dovetails that attach the legs to the spindle. You will also learn how to shape the legs, table top and top support with planes, spoke shaves and scrapers. Finish wood turning of the spindle will be covered as well.

We will also do some light metalwork in creating the metal “spider” that reinforces the leg joints, assuring a long life to your table.

Cherry Shaker Candle Stand on Woodworking Workbench in WoodAndShop Traditional Woodworking School Will Myers

About the Instructor:

Will Myers woodworking teacher at the Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

Will Myers is an expert furniture maker from North Carolina, who specializes in building reproduction furniture with historical hand tools. Will is featured in the best-selling DVD “Building the Portable Moravian Workbench with Will Myers” and on the PBS TV show “The Woodwright’s Shop“. He also teaches woodworking classes at Roy Underhill’s “Woodwright’s School”.

Materials Fee:

The material fee for this class is $100, and is payable to the instructor before or on the day of the class.

How to Get Here & Where to Stay:

The address of the school is 5700 Buffalo River Rd. Earlysville, Virginia 22936 (Google Maps here). The school is convenient to quite a few hotels, stores, and restaurants, and is only 8 minutes from the Charlottesville airport. Many more details are listed on the school’s main page here.

Class Policies, Liability Waiver, & Cancellations:

A PDF document with the full class policies and a liability waiver will be sent in the order confirmation email. All students are required to sign and return this document prior to attending the class. Anyone can cancel a class up to 2 weeks prior to the class for a full refund (minus a $25 fee that covers credit card processing fees and administrative work). Cancellations under two weeks before a class begins will be given a refund (less $25) if we can find someone else to fill the slot. If we have to cancel a class for an unforeseen emergency, inclement weather, or low number of registrations, a full refund will be given to students.

Photos from a Recent Class:

Will Myers demonstrating woodturning to students at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

Will Myers demonstrating woodturning to students at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

Will Myers holding a pattern to a spindle while woodturning at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

a woodworking student turning a shaker table spindle on the lathe at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School while Will Myers observes

woodworking student turning a shaker table spindle on the lathe at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

closeup of a woodworking student using a chisel to cut a sliding dovetail joint on a table spindle at his workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

a male woodworking student using a chisel to cut a sliding dovetail joint on a table spindle at his roubo workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

a male woodworking student using a chisel to cut a sliding dovetail joint on a table spindle at his workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

a male woodworking student using a chisel to cut a sliding dovetail joint on a table spindle at his workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

Will Myers taking a picture of a woodworking student at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

Will Myers taking a picture of a woodworking student at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

a male woodworking student fitting his sliding dovetail table legs to the spindle at his workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

Will Myers posing with thumbs up with a student at the hancock shaker candle stand class at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

A male student taking notes during the Hancock Shaker Candle Stand table class at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

a male woodworking student fitting his sliding dovetail table legs to the spindle at his workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

a sliding dovetail table leg being glued up with three clamps at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

a woodworking student using a dovetail saw at his roubo workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

a woodworking student gluing a sliding dovetail table leg at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

a woodworking student using a chisel at his Roubo workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

a woodworking student using a chisel at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

a woodworking student using a chisel at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

A brace and bit boring a hole at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School