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$295.00

All Levels

Box Making 2

with Don Boudreau

Part 1: Saturday, July 20, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Part 2: Sunday, July 21, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

In this two-day class, students will learn to explore the endless design possibilities in box making. Students will learn pattern routing, cove cutting and use of the gooseneck scraper. The box will be constructed primarily of exotic woods including Leopardwood, Zebrawood and Wenge.

$75.00

All Levels

Introduction to Sharpening Methods and Techniques

with Mickey Callahan

Tuesday, July 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

This class is an overview of the various sharpening methods, techniques, jigs, and abrasives/sharpening stones commonly used to sharpen most woodworking hand tools. The lecture and demonstration by Mickey will also cover the use of power grinding, both wet and dry, with various abrasives along with slower and less efficient methods employed to achieve a sharp edge on primarily chisels and plane blades.This class is intended to clear up any confusion or mysteries that beginners or even advanced woodworkers have about tool sharpening. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to use some of the available equipment. Students are also encouraged to bring in a dull chisel or plane blade to enhance the discussion.

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$95.00

All Levels

Date Night - Make a Triple Wine Bottle Cradle

with Mickey Callahan

Thursday, July 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

This is another small project in our "Date Night Series" that will surely please all who enjoy a sip of vino from time-to-time. Couples will share in the joy and learning of how to create a simple but elegant display rack for your most favorite bottles of wine. However, if you are like me, the bottles never stay full for very long! Come and share a few laughs and enjoy the fun in making something with your hands. The class fee is for each couple (3 COUPLES).

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$325.00

All Levels

Build a Ridiculously Simple Piece of Furniture

with Mickey Callahan

Part 1: Saturday, July 27, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Part 2: Sunday, July 28, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

This is the first in a series of How To Build "Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects." This class will provide students the feeling of satisfaction in having built something with your own two hands; something you can point to and tell your friends and grandkids "I built that 10 years ago." To kick off this series, students will be guided over the course of two days in the making of an elegant but useful Arts and Crafts Style side table. So whether you're a woodworker who likes to dabble, a homeowner or apartment dweller looking to furnish a few rooms or a complete rookie that's been tempted to give woodworking a shot, here's your chance. Roll up your sleeves, enjoy the aroma of freshly cut wood and simply enjoy the experience.

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$85.00

All Levels

Mastering the Bench Chisel

with Mickey Callahan

Tuesday, July 30, 6 PM - 9 PM

In this class, students will learn how to sharpen and use the basic woodworking bench chisel. Through a series of short exercises, Mickey will teach students various techniques that will be sure to enhance their hand tool skills.

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$95.00

All Levels

Introduction to Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen

with Paul Cavalloro

Wednesday, July 31, 6 PM - 9 PM

With the combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on training, students will be introduced to the joys of wood turning by learning how to make a wooden pen on the wood lathe. Students will also be introduced to lathe safety, lathe turning tools and important accessories as they apply to both spindle and bowl turning. By taking this introductory course, students will be better prepared to take further hands-on wood turning classes. Woodcraft will supply all tools and materials.

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$95.00

All Levels

How to Make Half-Blind Dovetails by Hand

with Mickey Callahan

Thursday, August 1, 6 PM - 9 PM

In this demonstration, Mickey will show students how to properly layout and accurately cut and fit half-blind dovetails by using basic hand tools and skills anyone can master. This class is intended to show students what tools and skills are necessary to create this appealing and useful joint. Half-blind dovetails are commonly used to join sides to a drawer front as well as in traditional case construction. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to create this joint on their own.

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$195.00

All Levels

Box Making for Beginners

with Don Boudreau

Saturday, August 3, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Join us for a day of fun and informative class on box making taught by award-winning box maker Don Boudreau. You will design and build a compact keepsake box using a variety of exotic woods. Boxes can be functional as well as decorative and they make wonderful gifts. This class would be a good starter for someone wanting to get into some of the more advanced classes on box making. Material fees are included in the tuition fee.

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$200.00

All Levels

Make a Cutting Board With A Bread Knife

with Don Boudreau

Sunday, August 4, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

In this class, students will make a wooden cutting board made from the lamination of several different species of wood that will be sure to dazzle family and friends. In addition, students will make a small bread knife that can be used along with the cutting board. This will also make a wonderful hand-made gift. All materials and hardware are provided.

$75.00

Beginner

How to Build Flat, Straight, & Square

with Mickey Callahan

Tuesday, August 6, 6 PM - 9 PM

To build with clean, tight-fitting joints and properly dimensioned parts, you must be able to accurately flatten, square, and true-up your boards ahead of time. In this class students will learn how to use the jointer and thickness planers along with the tablesaw to help achieve this fundamental, but necessary task. Students will also learn how to edge-join boards.

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$490.00

All Levels

Make a Cast Epoxy Resin and Wood Charcuterie Board

with Hazem & Kella Bakir

Part 1: Saturday, August 10, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Part 2: Saturday, August 17, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

In this two day class spread over two consecutives Saturdays, students will be introduced to the properties and handling of epoxy resin along with learning the know how of selecting the appropriate wood so that each student can resin cast their own charcuterie board. Students will learn all the methods and techniques necessary for a successful outcome. Multiple class days are necessary due to the curing and finishing requirements of the epoxy resin. Whether you're a beginner or experienced woodworker, you will find this class to be informative and fun.

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$95.00

All Levels

Introduction to Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen

with Paul Cavalloro

Wednesday, August 14, 6 PM - 9 PM

With the combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on training, students will be introduced to the joys of wood turning by learning how to make a wooden pen on the wood lathe. Students will also be introduced to lathe safety, lathe turning tools and important accessories as they apply to both spindle and bowl turning. By taking this introductory course, students will be better prepared to take further hands-on wood turning classes. Woodcraft will supply all tools and materials.

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$95.00

All Levels

Date Night - Make a Shaker-Style Hat And Coat Rack

with Mickey Callahan

Thursday, August 15, 6 PM - 9 PM

Based on our very successful "Date Night" program, we have added a new class in how to make a Shaker-Style hat and coat rack. Not only is this class an opportunity for couples to enjoy making something useful, but also an opportunity to share an enjoyable evening, not only with your partner, but other couples as well. As part of the class, Woodcraft will be providing light refreshments and snacks to enhance the evening. The class is limited to four couples.

$750.00

Beginner to Advanced

Build a Shaker Table with a Drawer

with Mickey Callahan

Part 1: Monday, August 19, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Part 2: Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Part 3: Wednesday, August 21, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Part 4: Thursday, August 22, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Part 5: Friday, August 23, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

The Shakers crafted many fine examples of the one drawer table and is particularly handsome in proportion. In this week long, hands-on class, Mickey will cover the details of period construction that will give students a solid foundation for future projects. It will also develop their dovetailing, hand-planning and mortise and tenon skills. This classic and compact stand will fit comfortably in almost any spot in the home. It's approximate size is 27-1/2" high x 17" square. Students will make their table out of cherry

$75.00

All Levels

Introduction to the Bandsaw

with Mickey Callahan

Thursday, August 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

The bandsaw is capable of many useful operations in the workshop that include re-sawing, cutting curved parts and an efficient backup to cutting wood when a table saw or chop saw are not practical. In this class, Mickey will explain and demonstrate the basic operation and uses of the bandsaw that also include several useful jigs to maximize the bandsaw's efficiency and accuracy. Students will also learn how to setup and align the machine using various blade sizes and teeth configurations along with proper maintenance practices and trouble shooting.

$150.00

All Levels

Introduction to Bowl Turning

with Steve Wiseman

Saturday, August 31, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

This class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. Steve will begin by a review of safety precautions followed by a discussion and demonstration of the turning tools needed along with methods and proper sharpening techniques. Students will also learn about wood selection and grain orientation and the use of face plates and chucks. Under close supervision, students will be assigned to their own lathe where they will learn to turn one or two small bowls by the end of class. There is an additional materials fee of $25.

$75.00

All Levels

Fundamentals of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, and Use

with Mickey Callahan

Thursday, September 5, 6 PM - 9 PM

Hand planes are at the core of the woodworker's tool set, but must be properly tuned to get consistent results. The details of setup, adjustment, and technique can make the difference between frustration and success with the hand plane. This course will equip students with the understanding and skills to directly apply to using hand planes in your workshop. Students are encouraged to bring in a hand plane if available, as this course will be hands-on as well as a lecture and demonstration.

$375.00

All Levels

Build a Ridiculously Simple Piece of Furniture

with Mickey Callahan

Part 1: Saturday, September 7, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Part 2: Sunday, September 8, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

This is the first in a series of How To Build "Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects." This class will provide students the feeling of satisfaction in having built something with your own two hands; something you can point to and tell your friends and grandkids "I built that 40 years ago." To kick off this series, students will be guided over the course of two evening classes in the making of an elegant but useful Arts and Crafts Style side table. So whether you're a woodworker who likes to dabble, a homeowner or apartment dweller looking to furnish a few rooms or a complete rookie that's been tempted to give woodworking a shot, here's your chance. Roll up your sleeves, enjoy the aroma of freshly cut wood and simply enjoy the experience.

$75.00

All Levels

Getting Started in Woodworking

with Mickey Callahan

Tuesday, September 10, 6 PM - 9 PM

This class is intended to introduce people to the joys of woodworking and how it can enrich one's life. Mickey has been a passionate woodworker and custom furniture maker for over 35 years and will share in some of his experiences that will hopefully excite beginners to pursue woodworking as a favorite past time. He will also provide an overview of various kinds of wood, woodworking tools and machinery and how best to develop your interests and skills.

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$85.00

All Levels

Introduction to CNC

with Paul Cavalloro

Wednesday, September 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

This class will help you decide if CNC Routing is right for you. This class will focus on the essential CNC processes and knowledge needed to help you with your decision. Students will learn the basics regarding the CAD/CAM software that drives the CNC routing machines as well as the general operation of a CNC router. The class includes a demonstration of the popular VCarve Pro CAD/CAM software and hands-on time creating toolpaths, setting up a job and operating the Axiom Pro CNC router. Woodcraft will supply all necessary materials.

$75.00

All Levels

Introduction to the Bandsaw

with Mickey Callahan

Thursday, September 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

The bandsaw is capable of many useful operations in the workshop that include re-sawing, cutting curved parts and an efficient backup to cutting wood when a table saw or chop saw are not practical. In this class, Mickey will explain and demonstrate the basic operation and uses of the bandsaw that also include several useful jigs to maximize the bandsaw's efficiency and accuracy. Students will also learn how to setup and align the machine using various blade sizes and teeth configurations along with proper maintenance practices and trouble shooting.

$150.00

All Levels

Introduction to Bowl Turning

with Steve Wiseman

Saturday, September 14, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

This class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. Steve will begin by a review of safety precautions followed by a discussion and demonstration of the turning tools needed along with methods and proper sharpening techniques. Students will also learn about wood selection and grain orientation and the use of face plates and chucks. Under close supervision, students will be assigned to their own lathe where they will learn to turn one or two small bowls by the end of class.

$85.00

Beginner

Scroll Saw 101

with Jerry Aucoin

Sunday, September 15, 11 AM - 3 PM

Cover these items: Overview of scroll saw history, types, parts and uses. Introduction of the four major steps for every cut. Transfer of patterns to wood and completion of simple cuts: straight, wavy, jagged. Cutting of a simple object on the scroll saw. Use of the loop method to create continuous, flowing cuts. Use of a drill bit to start interior cuts and completion of the cuts on the scroll saw. Use of a backing board to cut very small objects.

$85.00

All Levels

Mastering the Basic Hand Saw

with Mickey Callahan

Tuesday, September 17, 6 PM - 9 PM

In this class, students will learn how to properly rip and crosscut wood using basic hand saws, such as dovetail back saws, panel saws as well as Japanese style hand saws. The class will be augmented with a series of hands-on exercises to help develop their confidence and skills. Students are encouraged to bring what ever hand saws they own so Mickey can evaluate their purpose and serviceability.

$85.00

All Levels

Introduction to Routers 101

with Justin Garnache

Wednesday, September 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

The router is considered to be the most versatile power tool in any workshop. In addition, it offers a means to complete complex tasks efficiently. In this class, Justin will provide insight through a series of demonstrations on how a hand-held router can be employed safely in a variety of basic tasks used in wood joinery as well as edge and surface shaping. There will also be a demonstration of various jigs that can be employed with the hand-held router. Time permitting, students will be given a hands-on opportunity to perform certain tasks under close supervision of the instructor. By taking this class, students will have a fundamental understanding of the router that will be helpful in future, more advanced woodworking classes.

$95.00

All Levels

How to Make Through Dovetails by Hand

with Mickey Callahan

Thursday, September 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Making dovetail joints by hand can be a challenge but easily learned through a methodical approach. In this hands-on class, Mickey intends to teach students how to make through dovetails by hand easily and efficiently. With a series of exercises, students will develop the skills and know-how to properly layout and fit the joint using nothing more than hand saws and chisels. This is a skill that will no doubt add eye-appeal and bragging rights to your next woodworking project. In addition, this class will create a firmer foundation for those wishing to learn more challenging hand tool skills used in other types of dovetail joinery such as half-blind and hidden, mitered dovetails.

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$325.00

Intermediate/Advanced

Box Making 3 - Build a Tea Box

with Don Boudreau

Part 1: Saturday, September 21, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Part 2: Sunday, September 22, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

In this two-day class, students will get to create a Tea Box from a combination of domestic and exotic hardwoods. Box making has endless possibilities, so this is an opportunity to learn some advanced box making techniques such as dovetail spline joinery, special hinge installation, and divider construction. There will be several jigs used in this class along with a discussion on their construction. Don is an experienced woodworking teacher and maker of exquisite wooden boxes. With Don's guidance, students will create their own box while giving them a memorable experience and the ability to take on more challenging box making projects.

$75.00

All Levels

Introduction to Sharpening Methods and Techniques

with Mickey Callahan

Tuesday, September 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

This class is an overview of the various sharpening methods, techniques, jigs, and abrasives/sharpening stones commonly used to sharpen most woodworking hand tools. The lecture and demonstration by Mickey will also cover the use of power grinding, both wet and dry, with various abrasives along with slower and less efficient methods employed to achieve a sharp edge on chisels and plane blades. This class is intended to clear up any confusion or mysteries that beginners or even advanced woodworkers have about tool sharpening. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to use some of the available equipment. Students are also encouraged to bring in a dull chisel or plane blade to enhance the discussion.

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$95.00

All Levels

Date Night - Make a Decorative Picture Frame

Thursday, September 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

What a better way to spend time with your significant other than at Woodcraft making a decorative picture frame. A frame that can be used to show off an 8" X 10" picture of your favorite someone or your latest art work. Why not come and enjoy the company of couples out for an evening while learning some basic woodworking skills. Since this is Woodcraft's monthly date night at the Walpole store, Woodcraft will be supplying all refreshments and materials. Tuition fee is per couple. Class will be limited to three couples.

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$180.00

All Levels

Intro to the Shaper Origin CNC Router

with Don Chapin

Saturday, September 28, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

In this class, students will learn of the vast capabilities of the new Shaper Origin CNC router. Don will demonstrate its use cutting joinery for furniture, performing wood inlays as well making templates. These are only a few examples of it's almost unlimited applications. Students will also work with Don to obtain hands-on experience while making their own portable folding chair. This class has been designed to provide the knowledge and experience to the Shaper user to allow them to successfully set-up a workspace, load a design, and begin cutting.

$75.00

All Levels

How to Build Flat, Straight, & Square

with Mickey Callahan

Thursday, October 3, 6 PM - 9 PM

To build with clean, tight-fitting joints and properly dimensioned parts, you must be able to accurately flatten, square, and true-up your boards ahead of time. In this class students will learn how to use the jointer and thickness planers along with the tablesaw to help achieve this fundamental, but necessary task. Students will also learn how to edge-join boards.

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$165.00

All Levels

Turn a Lidded Box

with Ken Lindgren

Saturday, October 5, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Why limit your wood turning projects to wooden bowls and spindles when you can turn lidded boxes out of a single piece of wood or even vary the kind of wood in order to make a useful lidded vessel with a variety of uses. They can be used to store jewelry, coins, and dry ingredients from the kitchen to name a few. Whatever its size, they are sure to please. Come and make a lidded box that you will be proud to use and display while learning the necessary steps to complete a successful project.

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$75.00

All Levels

Getting the Most from Your Tablesaw Without Losing Blood or Tears

with Mickey Callahan

Tuesday, October 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

The tablesaw is the focal point of any well-equipped workshop. This class is designed primarily for the beginner just starting out in woodworking and to introduce students, through hands-on experience, to the safe and proper way of using the tablesaw. Mickey will demonstrate the basic operations of ripping and crosscutting along with the proper setup and blade selection for each of the operations. In addition, various jigs will be demonstrated and used to augment the tablesaw's versatility in making wood joints safely and efficiently. This class will also be a prerequisite for more advanced courses that involve tablesaw use.

$95.00

All Levels

Introduction to Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen

with Paul Cavalloro

Wednesday, October 9, 6 PM - 9 PM

With the combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on training, students will be introduced to the joys of wood turning by learning how to make a wooden pen on the wood lathe. Students will also be introduced to lathe safety, lathe turning tools and important accessories as they apply to both spindle and bowl turning. By taking this introductory course, students will be better prepared to take further hands-on wood turning classes. Woodcraft will supply all tools and materials.

$175.00

All Levels

Introduction to Bowl Turning

with Steve Wiseman

Saturday, October 12, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

This class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. Steve will begin by a review of safety precautions followed by a discussion and demonstration of the turning tools needed along with methods and proper sharpening techniques. Students will also learn about wood selection and grain orientation and the use of face plates and chucks. Under close supervision, students will be assigned to their own lathe where they will learn to turn one or two small bowls by the end of class.

$95.00

All Levels

How to Make Basic Mortise and Tenon Joints by Hand

with Mickey Callahan

Tuesday, October 15, 6 PM - 9 PM

The mortise and tenon joint in its simplest form is used to assemble fine furniture , or a massive joint in timber- framing construction. However, there are many variations on the mortise and tenon joint, all with a common basic form: a cross-grain hole (mortise) into which a long-grain tongue (tenon) is inserted. In this class, Mickey will demonstrate how to layout a mortise and tenon joint along with cutting and fitting it by hand using simple hand tools. Students will be given the opportunity to make their own mortise and tenon joint.