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Woodcraft of Walpole
3 Walpole Park South
Walpole, MA 02081
Call Us: 508-668-2413
Fax Us: 508-668-2675
  • Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM

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Instructors
 
Mickey Callahan
 
Mickey has more than 25 years of experience as a designer and maker of museum-quality, custom period and contemporary furniture. His work has also included the making of custom architectural elements and furniture repair and restoration. He is a graduate of the furniture making program at the prestigious North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA. Mickey has been a teacher of furniture making at the North Bennet Street School along with the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in Manchester, CT. He has also taught at various Woodcraft stores and for woodworking groups around the country. He has written articles for Fine Woodworking magazine and his work has been featured In FWW, American Woodworker, Woodwork and Woodshop News. In addition, Mickey is the co-founder and past president of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (www.sapfm.org) and currently serves on its Executive Council.
 
 
 
Bill Hammond
 
Bill Hammond continues to pursue his interests in American furniture as owner/operator of Hammonds Antiques & Restoration which offers furniture, oil painting and upholstery restoration and services. He has been a lifelong dealer in antique furniture and has a specialty in the Federal Period. In addition, his background was in textile manufacturing in several positions for Scalamandre’, a national company whose historic textiles contributed to many important sites, including Monticello, Newport, The Hermitage, US Treasury building, The White House, and more. Today he is personally and professionally involved in fine finishing, using traditional materials and techniques and where someday he will arrive at a truly perfect finish.
 
 
 
Rob Porcaro
 
Rob Porcaro has more than 25 years experience in woodworking. His work has been exhibited in top prestigious juried artisan shows and featured in numerous national and regional publications. His technical expertise is known and trusted in the field of woodworking as a widely published writer and teacher.
 
 
 
Vic D'Alfonso
 
Vic is a hobbyist woodworker making unique gifts and furniture for more than 30 years. Each project is learning experience as he builds new skills and techniques to broaden his abilities around design, planning and building. His latest focus is on turning and in particular, learning to make segmented bowls. Vic is currently a member of the Woodworkers Guild of RI and the New England Blacksmith’s Association.
 
 
 
Andrew Teixeira
 
Andrew was raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He attended public schools there and enjoyed the support of his family and community. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland, with the benefit of several scholarships including a generous scholarship from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Returning to his home town after graduating summa cum laude, he became interested in New England’s rich history of craftsmanship. He started his career in woodworking in 1999, making hand crafted beds at LeFort Fine Furniture. In 2003 he joined master-craftsman Erick Masaitis at his new workshop, Masaitis Furniture. Erick started the workshop with the goal of making custom furniture to the highest standards. Andrew worked hard and enjoyed the inspiration and mentorship his colleagues provided. In 2007, he was promoted to shop foreman and has labored to earn the respect of his staff and to use that enthusiasm to fulfill Erick’s vision for the company. Andrew’s portfolio is more varied than most due to the focus on custom pieces at Masaitis Furniture. He remains inspired by his projects and co-workers and hopes to, similarly, inspire his students.