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Phone:
(860) 647-0303
Fax:
(860) 647-0019
Email:
hartford-retail@woodcraft.com

249 Spencer Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Hours of Operation

sunday 10 AM - 4 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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Build a Traditional Cabinetmaker’s Workbench

Part 1: Saturday, August 26, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 27, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Monday, August 28, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, August 29, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Wednesday, August 30, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 6: Thursday, August 31, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 7: Friday, September 1, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bob Van Dyke and Steve Kain
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: In this fast paced class students will have the opportunity to build the traditional cabinetmaker’s workbench they have dreamed about! Let’s face it- the benches we build in the school during the year are great (especially for the price!) but nothing beats working on a traditional workbench constructed entirely of 8/4 and 12/4 rock maple. A flat top, wide enough to accommodate most work, wooden bench dogs to hold the work in conjunction with the end vise, a sturdy shoulder vise, a tool tray to keep the smaller tools you are working with in one place and about 300 pounds of dead weight all make this bench a pleasure to work on. The massive trestle base joined with wedged mortice and tenons knocks down for easier (relatively!) moving (We have fit these into mini vans easily). We use the Lie Nielsen tail vise and Chain drive shoulder vise hardware. It is hands down the best we have ever seen. The bench is 7' long and 26" wide and weighs about 300 pounds. This is a great project to furt
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $795.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials (materials are approximately $1495.00- includes all Lie Nielsen Vise hardware and our own wooden benchdogs)

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Build a Traditional Cabinetmaker’s Workbench

Part 1: Saturday, August 26, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 27, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Monday, August 28, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, August 29, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Wednesday, August 30, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 6: Thursday, August 31, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 7: Friday, September 1, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bob Van Dyke and Steve Kain
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: In this fast paced class students will have the opportunity to build the traditional cabinetmaker’s workbench they have dreamed about! Let’s face it- the benches we build in the school during the year are great (especially for the price!) but nothing beats working on a traditional workbench constructed entirely of 8/4 and 12/4 rock maple. A flat top, wide enough to accommodate most work, wooden bench dogs to hold the work in conjunction with the end vise, a sturdy shoulder vise, a tool tray to keep the smaller tools you are working with in one place and about 300 pounds of dead weight all make this bench a pleasure to work on. The massive trestle base joined with wedged mortice and tenons knocks down for easier (relatively!) moving (We have fit these into mini vans easily). We use the Lie Nielsen tail vise and Chain drive shoulder vise hardware. It is hands down the best we have ever seen. The bench is 7' long and 26" wide and weighs about 300 pounds. This is a great project to furt
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $795.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials (materials are approximately $1495.00- includes all Lie Nielsen Vise hardware and our own wooden benchdogs)

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Build an Arts & Crafts Rocking Chair

Part 1: Sunday, September 10, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Monday, September 11, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, September 12, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, September 13, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Thursday, September 14, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 6: Friday, September 15, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Pekovich
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required:
Description: Learn the basics of chair making and more while building a classic Arts and Crafts rocker. In this six-day class we'll cover bent lamination techniques, angled tenon joinery and cutting tenons on curved parts, while making a rocking chair guaranteed to be the most comfortable chair in your house. Fine Woodworking magazine executive art director, Mike Pekovich, will show you his method for breaking down a complex project into simple steps that you can put to use on any project. The class is also a great lesson in building an original piece using craftsman details for an authentic Arts & Crafts look. We anticipate that participants will have most of the chair completed by the end of the class but do not be surprised if you still have some minor “finishing up” work to complete in your own shops. As a special bonus we have arranged a follow up class with well-known upholsterer and CVSW instructor Mike Mascelli. In that Saturday and Sunday class participants will make the cushion necessary
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $795.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Woodturning

Part 1: Wednesday, September 13, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, September 20, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, September 27, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, October 4, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 5: Wednesday, October 11, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 6: Wednesday, October 18, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Corey Anderson
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-9
Tools Required:
Description: This six evening class is designed for the beginning (or frustrated) woodturner and features extensive hands-on practice each night. Woodturning is a skill that requires some basic instruction and lots of practice. Students are turning on their own lathe most of each night of the class. Class starts with basic spindle and includes a few simple projects like a mallet and spinning tops. We then move on to face plate turning which includes some cherry and mahogany bowls and plates. Along the way we spend time learning about tool sharpening and general information about lathes, tools, chucks and various jigs used in woodturning. This is a great way to safely get into woodturning and gives you a good foundation for other more advanced turning classes and projects. Corey Anderson is the past president of the Central Connecticut Woodturners Guild. Tuition:
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials ($49.00)

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Mission Rocker Drop in Seat

Saturday, September 16, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Mascelli
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: This is a class specifically designed for students who have completed the one week Mission Rocker class with Mike Pekovich. In this one day class, students who have completed their seat frames will get a short general introduction to basic upholstery, and then learn all of the specific techniques to professionally upholstery the seat for their chair. We will begin with installation of “zigger” springs and a sturdy decking material to form the foundation for the upholstery treatment. The padding layers will then be built up with firm foam, softer foam and finally a Dacron batting, all of which will be consolidated with a full muslin sub cover to create the final “sit” and “loft” for your chair. With the under upholstery complete, the show cover of premium leather-look vinyl will be properly tucked and folded, and the seat then finished off with a proper black dust cover on the bottom, making it ready for use. The materials fee will include all of the required springs, padding, mus
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Woodworking I: Walnut Jewelry Box

Part 1: Monday, September 18, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, September 20, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Monday, September 25, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, September 27, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 5: Monday, October 2, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 6: Wednesday, October 4, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 7: Monday, October 9, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 8: Wednesday, October 11, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 9: Monday, October 16, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: A hands-on course that covers the basic concepts of woodworking and furniture making. This eight-session class is a combination of demonstrations and hands-on practice. General shop safety (with particular concentration on using the tablesaw) is emphasized. Students will utilize the skills, techniques and tools (both power and hand-tools) being taught in the class in the making of a walnut jewelry box. This project could also be used to store a variety of other personal items. Skills learned will provide a strong foundation for subsequent furniture-making classes. Class size is limited to 12 students.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: Plus Materials ($59.00)

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Make a Craftsman Style Blanket Chest

Part 1: Thursday, September 21, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, September 28, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Thursday, October 5, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 4: Thursday, October 12, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 5: Thursday, October 19, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 6: Thursday, October 26, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 7: Thursday, November 2, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 8: Thursday, November 9, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 9: Thursday, November 16, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 10: Thursday, November 23, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 11: Thursday, November 30, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 12: Thursday, December 7, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 13: Thursday, December 14, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 14: Thursday, December 21, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 15: Thursday, December 28, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Van Dyke & Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required:
Description: This advanced workshop features a handsome frame and panel blanket chest with tiger maple panels and a cherry frame. It is based on a design by John McAlevey, a well-known custom furniture maker and author living in Maine. The chest was featured on the cover of Fine Woodworking Magazine a number of years ago. The project entails extensive through mortise and tenons, raised panels, chamfered legs, a number of curved parts and frame and panel construction. The techniques used in its construction are basic to many larger furniture pieces. Participants need to have taken at least the Woodworking I class or its equivalent.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $595.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Cabinet Making

Part 1: Saturday, September 23, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 24, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: This class concentrates on the techniques used in cabinet making rather than those used in furniture making. Tim Spratlin is a professional cabinetmaker who brings with him years of labor saving tricks and techniques which students will find invaluable when completing their own projects at home. A medium sized painted plywood bookshelf is the project for this class and features techniques such as cutting plywood panels to size, using solid wood edging, making and applying a molding, making a mitered base, using a Kreg jig and working with a router. The design of the bookcase features a plinth base, adjustable shelves and decorative moldings. This class is designed for beginner and intermediate woodworkers who are interested in learning techniques they can use in numerous home improvement projects. The bookcase utilizes common portable power tools that most homeowners would have or might be considering purchasing. This class will provide you with the foundation skills needed for more a
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Rural New England Style Inlays

Part 1: Saturday, September 30, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 1, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Latta
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required:
Description: The furniture makers of New England, both rural and urban alike, made huge contributions to what has become known as the Federal style. Stringings, bandings, pictorials and elaborate veneer work became the preferred method of ornamentation as the styling rebelled against what was perceived as the excesses of the Chippendale era. During the federal period, there were sharp contrasts between the inlay executed in the major urban centers and the less populated rural regions. Urban specialists provided ornate bandings, bell flowers, and complex pictorial inlays which were actually frequently imported from England. Their designs reflected classical themes fully rooted in the neo-classic tradition. Although perceived by many as the poor “country cousins” to the more established city shops, rural cabinetmakers such as Massachusetts’s Nathan Lombard displayed incredible ingenuity in their designs. Nationally known furniture maker, author and instructor, Steve Latta, has studied this style
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Rural New England Style Inlays

Part 1: Saturday, September 30, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 1, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Latta
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required:
Description: The furniture makers of New England, both rural and urban alike, made huge contributions to what has become known as the Federal style. Stringings, bandings, pictorials and elaborate veneer work became the preferred method of ornamentation as the styling rebelled against what was perceived as the excesses of the Chippendale era. During the federal period, there were sharp contrasts between the inlay executed in the major urban centers and the less populated rural regions. Urban specialists provided ornate bandings, bell flowers, and complex pictorial inlays which were actually frequently imported from England. Their designs reflected classical themes fully rooted in the neo-classic tradition. Although perceived by many as the poor “country cousins” to the more established city shops, rural cabinetmakers such as Massachusetts’s Nathan Lombard displayed incredible ingenuity in their designs. Nationally known furniture maker, author and instructor, Steve Latta, has studied this style
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Woodworking I: Walnut Jewelry Box

Part 1: Monday, September 18, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, September 20, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Monday, September 25, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, September 27, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 5: Monday, October 2, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 6: Wednesday, October 4, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 7: Monday, October 9, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 8: Wednesday, October 11, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 9: Monday, October 16, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: A hands-on course that covers the basic concepts of woodworking and furniture making. This eight-session class is a combination of demonstrations and hands-on practice. General shop safety (with particular concentration on using the tablesaw) is emphasized. Students will utilize the skills, techniques and tools (both power and hand-tools) being taught in the class in the making of a walnut jewelry box. This project could also be used to store a variety of other personal items. Skills learned will provide a strong foundation for subsequent furniture-making classes. Class size is limited to 12 students.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: Plus Materials ($59.00)

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Woodturning

Part 1: Wednesday, September 13, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, September 20, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, September 27, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, October 4, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 5: Wednesday, October 11, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 6: Wednesday, October 18, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Corey Anderson
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-9
Tools Required:
Description: This six evening class is designed for the beginning (or frustrated) woodturner and features extensive hands-on practice each night. Woodturning is a skill that requires some basic instruction and lots of practice. Students are turning on their own lathe most of each night of the class. Class starts with basic spindle and includes a few simple projects like a mallet and spinning tops. We then move on to face plate turning which includes some cherry and mahogany bowls and plates. Along the way we spend time learning about tool sharpening and general information about lathes, tools, chucks and various jigs used in woodturning. This is a great way to safely get into woodturning and gives you a good foundation for other more advanced turning classes and projects. Corey Anderson is the past president of the Central Connecticut Woodturners Guild. Tuition:
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials ($49.00)

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Make a Craftsman Style Blanket Chest

Part 1: Thursday, September 21, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, September 28, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Thursday, October 5, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 4: Thursday, October 12, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 5: Thursday, October 19, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 6: Thursday, October 26, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 7: Thursday, November 2, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 8: Thursday, November 9, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 9: Thursday, November 16, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 10: Thursday, November 23, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 11: Thursday, November 30, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 12: Thursday, December 7, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 13: Thursday, December 14, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 14: Thursday, December 21, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 15: Thursday, December 28, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Van Dyke & Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required:
Description: This advanced workshop features a handsome frame and panel blanket chest with tiger maple panels and a cherry frame. It is based on a design by John McAlevey, a well-known custom furniture maker and author living in Maine. The chest was featured on the cover of Fine Woodworking Magazine a number of years ago. The project entails extensive through mortise and tenons, raised panels, chamfered legs, a number of curved parts and frame and panel construction. The techniques used in its construction are basic to many larger furniture pieces. Participants need to have taken at least the Woodworking I class or its equivalent.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $595.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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A Woodworker's Guide to Finishing

Saturday, October 7, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Pekovich
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: Every woodworker knows the joy and stress of putting on that first coat of finish on a project. A finish can bring out the beauty of a piece, but it can also highlight every flaw. Add to that the wide range of dyes, stains and finishing products on the market and the finishing process can get down right scary. In this class, you’ll learn how easy it is to get the silky smooth, low-luster finish that is the hallmark of handcrafted furniture using a simple wipe-on finish. But there’s more to it than following the instructions on the can. Mike Pekovich, art director of Fine Woodworking magazine, will show you a simple step-by-step process that will yield excellent results every time. The class will cover everything you need to know from preparing the surface to building a finish to final waxing. You'll also learn a simple 30-minute finish that's perfect for small projects and last-minute gifts. And in the event you need to add a little color to your work, Mike will offer tips for preve
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Material are included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Six Week Intensive Furniture Making

Part 1: Tuesday, October 10, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, October 11, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Thursday, October 12, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 4: Monday, October 16, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 5: Tuesday, October 17, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 6: Wednesday, October 18, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 7: Thursday, October 19, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 8: Monday, October 23, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 9: Tuesday, October 24, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 10: Wednesday, October 25, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 11: Thursday, October 26, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 12: Monday, October 30, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 13: Tuesday, October 31, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 14: Wednesday, November 1, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 15: Thursday, November 2, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 16: Monday, November 6, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 17: Tuesday, November 7, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 18: Wednesday, November 8, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 19: Thursday, November 9, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 20: Monday, November 13, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 21: Tuesday, November 14, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 22: Wednesday, November 15, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 23: Thursday, November 16, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bob Van Dyke
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: Over the years I have done hundreds of classes which feature projects that teach particular skills. The problem with these project classes is that the logistics of the class prevent us from spending sufficient time on any given new skill to really understand and gain any kind of proficiency in it. In this 6 week (4 days per week) class there is no project– Just skills, technique and practice. With no project to distract us we are able to spend days rather than hours to insure learning of basic– and not so basic—furniture making skills and techniques. I just finished a five week class with this format in November and I really believe it was one of the best classes I have offered in years. Everyone really learned a lot and had a great time! Plan on spending two to three days on the basic milling process– a strong foundation is essential to more advanced techniques. Instead of learning just enough to get through dovetailing a drawer, plan on spending at least three full days– maybe fou
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $2,400.00
Tuition Notes: Plus Materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beyond Basic Inlay -Working with Shell, Mother of Pearl and Metals

Part 1: Saturday, October 14, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 15, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike South
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: Mike South will introduce students to the basics of cutting and inlaying various types of shell products and other materials into musical instruments and other flat surfaces. The techniques are applicable to many different materials such as veneers, brass, silver and gold sheet stock and some of the softer natural and reconstituted stones. Topics will include the choice of needed tools and supplies, types of materials, techniques for reproducing artwork for use as templates and techniques for cutting the materials and inlaying them into surfaces for decoration and embellishment. Although Mike’s current specialty is stringed instruments, he has years of experience in wood turning as well as furniture design and construction so the techniques can be used in decorating these types of projects as well. Students will be introduced to the basics of how to position themselves so that the time spent cutting is used to best advantage. Layout and routing of the channels for the inlays will be
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Furniture Finishing: Start To Finish

Part 1: Monday, October 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, October 23, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, October 30, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, November 6, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, November 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Monday, November 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 7: Monday, November 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Greg Massicotte
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Most woodworkers shy away from finishing or are disappointed in their attempts at finishing the projects they have spent so much time and effort in making. Greg Massicotte has been finishing furniture professionally for over twenty years and has taught countless seminars and classes. Students will learn about bleaching and wood preparation, how to use aniline dyes, pigmented stains and glazes in combination to create the dramatic effects and colors they want. The many different choices for top coats always create a lot of questions. This class will expose students to brushing on varnishes, wiping on oils and spraying lacquers. This experience will help clarify the strengths and weaknesses of each topcoat system. Rubbing out the finish and French Polishing will round out the class. With the huge number of finishing questions that come up daily, you should be sure to fit this valuable class in.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials ($45)

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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SketchUp Success for Woodworkers

Saturday, October 21, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Heim
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: This class is for people who are serious about woodworking and want to learn how to use the SketchUp 3D design program to save time and money in the shop. With SketchUp, you preview the actual construction of a piece and generate absolutely accurate plans, patterns, and templates. The class is built around four rules for success for using the program to its best advantage. You bring a Windows or Mac laptop loaded with the free version of SketchUp. We spend the morning on exercises that introduce the important SketchUp tools and get you accustomed to working in a 3D space on the computer. In the afternoon, you see how the rules for success work by designing a piece of furniture. You’ll also learn how to create measured drawings and a cutlist. Go to www.sketchup.com to download the free version, called SketchUp Make.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Woodworking I: Walnut Jewelry Box

Part 1: Saturday, October 21, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 22, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, November 4, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, November 5, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: A hands-on course that covers the basic concepts of woodworking and furniture making. This eight-session class is a combination of demonstrations and hands-on practice. General shop safety (with particular concentration on using the tablesaw) is emphasized. Students will utilize the skills, techniques and tools (both power and hand-tools) being taught in the class in the making of a walnut jewelry box. This project could also be used to store a variety of other personal items. Skills learned will provide a strong foundation for subsequent furniture-making classes. Class size is limited to 12 students.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: Plus Materials ($59.00)

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Woodworking II: Shaker Hall Table

Part 1: Monday, October 23, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Monday, October 30, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Monday, November 6, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 4: Monday, November 13, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 5: Monday, November 20, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 6: Monday, November 27, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 7: Monday, December 4, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 8: Monday, December 11, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required: N/A
Description: This class is a continuation of the Woodworking I class and is required before moving onto the Woodworking III classes. This class utilizes a combination of hand tools and power tools in the construction of a valuable piece of furniture. Techniques learned in the previous class are put to extensive use as more advanced techniques and skills are introduced. Mortise and tenon joints, grain matching and using hand planes are a few of the new skills students will learn while making a cherry hall table as their project.
Prerequisite: Woodworking I
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: Plus Materials ($195.00)

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Six Week Intensive Furniture Making

Part 1: Tuesday, October 10, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, October 11, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Thursday, October 12, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 4: Monday, October 16, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 5: Tuesday, October 17, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 6: Wednesday, October 18, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 7: Thursday, October 19, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 8: Monday, October 23, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 9: Tuesday, October 24, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 10: Wednesday, October 25, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 11: Thursday, October 26, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 12: Monday, October 30, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 13: Tuesday, October 31, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 14: Wednesday, November 1, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 15: Thursday, November 2, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 16: Monday, November 6, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 17: Tuesday, November 7, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 18: Wednesday, November 8, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 19: Thursday, November 9, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 20: Monday, November 13, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 21: Tuesday, November 14, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 22: Wednesday, November 15, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 23: Thursday, November 16, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bob Van Dyke
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: Over the years I have done hundreds of classes which feature projects that teach particular skills. The problem with these project classes is that the logistics of the class prevent us from spending sufficient time on any given new skill to really understand and gain any kind of proficiency in it. In this 6 week (4 days per week) class there is no project– Just skills, technique and practice. With no project to distract us we are able to spend days rather than hours to insure learning of basic– and not so basic—furniture making skills and techniques. I just finished a five week class with this format in November and I really believe it was one of the best classes I have offered in years. Everyone really learned a lot and had a great time! Plan on spending two to three days on the basic milling process– a strong foundation is essential to more advanced techniques. Instead of learning just enough to get through dovetailing a drawer, plan on spending at least three full days– maybe fou
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $2,400.00
Tuition Notes: Plus Materials

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Make a Craftsman Style Blanket Chest

Part 1: Thursday, September 21, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, September 28, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Thursday, October 5, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 4: Thursday, October 12, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 5: Thursday, October 19, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 6: Thursday, October 26, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 7: Thursday, November 2, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 8: Thursday, November 9, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 9: Thursday, November 16, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 10: Thursday, November 23, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 11: Thursday, November 30, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 12: Thursday, December 7, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 13: Thursday, December 14, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 14: Thursday, December 21, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 15: Thursday, December 28, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Van Dyke & Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required:
Description: This advanced workshop features a handsome frame and panel blanket chest with tiger maple panels and a cherry frame. It is based on a design by John McAlevey, a well-known custom furniture maker and author living in Maine. The chest was featured on the cover of Fine Woodworking Magazine a number of years ago. The project entails extensive through mortise and tenons, raised panels, chamfered legs, a number of curved parts and frame and panel construction. The techniques used in its construction are basic to many larger furniture pieces. Participants need to have taken at least the Woodworking I class or its equivalent.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $595.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Electric Guitars- Build a Telecaster or a Stratocaster

Part 1: Saturday, November 4, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 5, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, December 2, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, December 3, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike South
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required:
Description: In this class we jump into the world of electric guitar construction. Students will each build their own guitar based on the world famous Fender Telecaster (yeah- that’s the one Bruce Springsteen plays!) or the equally famous Fender Stratocaster. Starting with a solid wood body we will bandsaw and rout the basic shape, fit and fine tune the maple neck (we will purchase pre-made necks for this beginning class), fine tune the rosewood fingerboard and install all the hardware, electronics and both pickups. Finishing is an important part of any guitar so we will also spend a few nights of class time applying your choice of finishes. The end of the class will be final setup & tuning of the guitars and then a jam session to prove how good they are! Mike South has been building guitars, banjos and mandolins since 1981 and is the owner of Windjammer Instruments. Sign up today for this exciting new class and have the satisfaction of building (and playing) your own heirloom quality instrumen
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Tuition: $495.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials ($439)

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Woodworking I: Walnut Jewelry Box

Part 1: Saturday, October 21, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 22, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, November 4, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, November 5, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: A hands-on course that covers the basic concepts of woodworking and furniture making. This eight-session class is a combination of demonstrations and hands-on practice. General shop safety (with particular concentration on using the tablesaw) is emphasized. Students will utilize the skills, techniques and tools (both power and hand-tools) being taught in the class in the making of a walnut jewelry box. This project could also be used to store a variety of other personal items. Skills learned will provide a strong foundation for subsequent furniture-making classes. Class size is limited to 12 students.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: Plus Materials ($59.00)

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Woodworking II: Shaker Hall Table

Part 1: Monday, October 23, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Monday, October 30, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Monday, November 6, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 4: Monday, November 13, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 5: Monday, November 20, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 6: Monday, November 27, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 7: Monday, December 4, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 8: Monday, December 11, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required: N/A
Description: This class is a continuation of the Woodworking I class and is required before moving onto the Woodworking III classes. This class utilizes a combination of hand tools and power tools in the construction of a valuable piece of furniture. Techniques learned in the previous class are put to extensive use as more advanced techniques and skills are introduced. Mortise and tenon joints, grain matching and using hand planes are a few of the new skills students will learn while making a cherry hall table as their project.
Prerequisite: Woodworking I
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: Plus Materials ($195.00)

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Furniture Finishing: Start To Finish

Part 1: Monday, October 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, October 23, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, October 30, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, November 6, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, November 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Monday, November 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 7: Monday, November 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Greg Massicotte
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Most woodworkers shy away from finishing or are disappointed in their attempts at finishing the projects they have spent so much time and effort in making. Greg Massicotte has been finishing furniture professionally for over twenty years and has taught countless seminars and classes. Students will learn about bleaching and wood preparation, how to use aniline dyes, pigmented stains and glazes in combination to create the dramatic effects and colors they want. The many different choices for top coats always create a lot of questions. This class will expose students to brushing on varnishes, wiping on oils and spraying lacquers. This experience will help clarify the strengths and weaknesses of each topcoat system. Rubbing out the finish and French Polishing will round out the class. With the huge number of finishing questions that come up daily, you should be sure to fit this valuable class in.
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Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials ($45)

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Make a Carved Oak Box

Part 1: Friday, November 10, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, November 11, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, November 12, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Monday, November 13, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Peter Follansbee
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required:
Description: Learn about making carved oak boxes with well-known carver Peter Follansbee. Peter is one of the country’s leading authorities on 17th century carving and furniture construction and happens to be a great teacher! Based on his extensive Follansbee Carved Box 640study of 17th-century originals; these boxes will be oak, with pine tops and bottoms. The work features extensive carving on the front and sides, (“No blank space!” says Peter.) We’ll explore the various traditional patterns for the carvings, and after some practice, we’ll dive in and carve the box parts. Rabbet joints, secured by square wooden pins, form the box carcase. On the inside of the box we will make a lidded “till”, a small compartment fitting between the box front and back. Pine bottoms, attached with handmade nails, pine lids, along with a wooden “pintle” hinge, complete the project. Follansbee will have several examples along with him, and a slide presentation exploring the original boxes which will help provide con
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Tuition: $495.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

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Working with Hide Glue - Hammer Veneer a Sunburst Veneer Top

Part 1: Saturday, November 11, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 12, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Latta
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required:
Description: The use of hide glue and hammer veneering goes back thousands of years. The walls of ancient Egyptian tombs portray craftsmen sawing veneers, mixing glue in a pot and laying those veneers down with the same hammer technique that is just as effective today as it was back then. Why this ancient technique has fallen out of favor eludes me. It offers a no-nonsense, streamlined approach to veneering allowing for complex patterns and quick repairs or “do-over’s” as the need arises. Join nationally known furniture maker, Steve Latta for this information packed two day workshop where we will take a hard look at hide glue and its characteristics, veneers, their preparation and usage, and the hammer veneering technique for laying them down. We’ll focus on a few simple projects such as a fielded drawer front and work our way up to the pie-pattern of a demilune top. Sign up today- this is a class you will not want to miss!The use of hide glue and hammer veneering goes back thousands of years. The
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Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials

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Saw Sharpening 101 with Matt Cianci

Saturday, November 18, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Matt Cianci
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: This class is an introduction for woodworkers interested in learning how to sharpen their own handsaws and backsaws. The curriculum will cover jointing, filing teeth to uniform size and gullet depth, setting, and final sharpening. Topics discussed in depth will include the geometric and functional distinction between rip and crosscut teeth and how fleam and rake are combined to maximize the function of cutting along or across wood fibers. Proper file selection, filing technique, and saw vise requirements will also be discussed. No prior knowledge of saw sharpening is required. The class will be hands on with each student learning to sharpen a rip and crosscut saw. Students are encouraged to bring one or two saws only. These saws must be in decent shape. This is a sharpening class- not a saw rehab class!   Matt Cianci is a professional saw doctor. His website and blog are at  http://thesawwright.com  Sign up today- This is always a fun class!
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Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Plus Materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Make a Floating Top Table

Part 1: Saturday, November 18, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 19, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, December 9, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, December 10, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Pekovich
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: Temporary text for floating table top
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Sharpening Carving Tools

Sunday, November 19, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Will Neptune
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-9
Tools Required:
Description: This hands-on class features a day of sharpening and re-shaping of carving tools with nationally known furnituremaker and woodcarver Will Neptune. The tools that you buy are no where near ready to do good work. Even the “Swiss-Made” brand need significant regrinding in order to perform at their best. In this class students will regrind and sharpen at least one straight gouge along with a V tool, a double bevel skew and possibly a fishtail or backbend. With this hands-on practice you should be able to understand what is needed to keep your carving tools up to their total potential and be able to concentrate on your carving rather than the tools to do it! Sign up today– Space is limited. A tool list will be displayed on the class write up on the school website.
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Tuition: $145.00
Tuition Notes: Material are included

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Using Wooden Molding Planes

Part 1: Saturday, November 25, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 26, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Matt Bickford
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: Stop making compromises with your router. Stop getting “close enough”. Learn how to use some of the most abundant molding planes of the past to get the exact edge you are after. Hollows and rounds do not make specific profiles. They make specific arcs. Learn to transform these few arcs into scores of various profiles. From layout to execution, this weekend class will focus on creating various moldings with these extraordinarily versatile planes. The class will start off with maintaining the cutting edge, then move to laying out and ultimately sticking (planing) several moldings that will range from simple coves and ovolos through ogees, cymas and various combinations. The class will focus on hollows and rounds sized 6 and 10 along with a rabbet plane. Students will have the opportunity to bring their own performing planes or they can use newly made planes by M. S. Bickford, planemaker. Students will also have the opportunity to use a larger range of planes. Each student will leave wit
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Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

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Beginning Electric Guitars- Build a Telecaster or a Stratocaster

Part 1: Saturday, November 4, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 5, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, December 2, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, December 3, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike South
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required:
Description: In this class we jump into the world of electric guitar construction. Students will each build their own guitar based on the world famous Fender Telecaster (yeah- that’s the one Bruce Springsteen plays!) or the equally famous Fender Stratocaster. Starting with a solid wood body we will bandsaw and rout the basic shape, fit and fine tune the maple neck (we will purchase pre-made necks for this beginning class), fine tune the rosewood fingerboard and install all the hardware, electronics and both pickups. Finishing is an important part of any guitar so we will also spend a few nights of class time applying your choice of finishes. The end of the class will be final setup & tuning of the guitars and then a jam session to prove how good they are! Mike South has been building guitars, banjos and mandolins since 1981 and is the owner of Windjammer Instruments. Sign up today for this exciting new class and have the satisfaction of building (and playing) your own heirloom quality instrumen
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Tuition: $495.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials ($439)

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Black & White Bandings – An Intro to the Fascinating Art of Making Decorative Bandings

Part 1: Saturday, December 2, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 3, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required:
Description: At the turn of the 18th Century, Federal Period 1790-1820, wealthy Boston Merchants were expanding trade routes to the Middle East, West Indies and China in their quest for whale oil. They brought back spices, pottery, fabric, furniture embellished with semi-precious stones and ivory. America was in the mist of a big celebration (25 years as a free nation) and wanted new, refreshing and exciting furniture. Cabinetmakers in Boston were creating a new style of furniture based on neoclassical designs. New specialists known as inlay and paterae makers were showing up to supply cabinetmakers with those specialized decorative items. Decorative bandings were created as craftsmen began to develop intricate patterns made by stacking and cutting these rare woods, cut into veneers, into specific geometric shapes gluing them into logs or “bricks”.They were than cut into thin strips ready to be set and glued into the surfaces of the furniture being made. These skills & patterns were very guarded a
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Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

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Woodworking II: Shaker Hall Table

Part 1: Monday, October 23, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Monday, October 30, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Monday, November 6, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 4: Monday, November 13, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 5: Monday, November 20, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 6: Monday, November 27, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 7: Monday, December 4, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 8: Monday, December 11, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required: N/A
Description: This class is a continuation of the Woodworking I class and is required before moving onto the Woodworking III classes. This class utilizes a combination of hand tools and power tools in the construction of a valuable piece of furniture. Techniques learned in the previous class are put to extensive use as more advanced techniques and skills are introduced. Mortise and tenon joints, grain matching and using hand planes are a few of the new skills students will learn while making a cherry hall table as their project.
Prerequisite: Woodworking I
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: Plus Materials ($195.00)

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Make a Craftsman Style Blanket Chest

Part 1: Thursday, September 21, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, September 28, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Thursday, October 5, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 4: Thursday, October 12, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 5: Thursday, October 19, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 6: Thursday, October 26, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 7: Thursday, November 2, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 8: Thursday, November 9, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 9: Thursday, November 16, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 10: Thursday, November 23, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 11: Thursday, November 30, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 12: Thursday, December 7, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 13: Thursday, December 14, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 14: Thursday, December 21, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 15: Thursday, December 28, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Van Dyke & Tim Spratlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required:
Description: This advanced workshop features a handsome frame and panel blanket chest with tiger maple panels and a cherry frame. It is based on a design by John McAlevey, a well-known custom furniture maker and author living in Maine. The chest was featured on the cover of Fine Woodworking Magazine a number of years ago. The project entails extensive through mortise and tenons, raised panels, chamfered legs, a number of curved parts and frame and panel construction. The techniques used in its construction are basic to many larger furniture pieces. Participants need to have taken at least the Woodworking I class or its equivalent.
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Tuition: $595.00
Tuition Notes: plus materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Make a Floating Top Table

Part 1: Saturday, November 18, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 19, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, December 9, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, December 10, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Pekovich
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: Temporary text for floating table top
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Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

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An Introduction to the Japanese Art of Kumiko

Part 1: Saturday, December 16, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 17, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Pekovich
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: Are you looking to spice up your work in a unique and attractive way? Then you need to sharpen your chisels and try your hand at kumiko. This Japanese latticework technique is traditionally found on shoji screens, but it has been making its way into contemporary furniture and boxes. The elegant geometric patterns are created by cutting, beveling and fitting small basswood parts until they slide together forming the geometric pattern-without the need for glue. In this weekend class we will make a mitered box into which the top– with its traditional Kumiko “hemp leaf” pattern will sit. Mike Pekovich is the Executive Art Director at Fine Woodworking Magazine and is an accomplished furniture maker and instructor. His original designs are both inspiring and elegant in their simplicity. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn some new techniques while making an attractive and useful box.
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Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

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Japanese Tools and Techniques

Part 1: Saturday, December 16, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 17, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Andrew Hunter
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: Temporary text for Japanese Tools and Techniques
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Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

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Fundamentals of Furniture-Making

Part 1: Tuesday, January 2, 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, January 3, 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Thursday, January 4, 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Friday, January 5, 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Saturday, January 6, 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bob Van Dyke & Steve Kain
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: This popular five-day intensive hands-on class is an opportunity to concentrate on the basics of woodworking and furniture making. Each student will make a Shaker style cherry hall table, which is a perfect vehicle to practice the machine and hand-tool techniques that we teach in the class. Subjects covered include basic shop safety, machine use (with particular emphasis on the tablesaw, jointer and planer), using handplanes, card scrapers and chisels effectively to surface and hand-fit the mortice and tenon joints, handtool sharpening, making tapered legs and grain matching and gluing up a top. This class takes the place of Woodworking I & Woodworking II and provides a strong foundation for more advanced furniture projects.
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Tuition: $725.00
Tuition Notes: Plus materials

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