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3 Walpole Park South
Walpole, MA 02081

Hours of Operation

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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Build A Woodworking Workbench with: Mickey Callahan
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, September 22, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 23, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Some Basic Woodworking Knowledge And Skill
Description: Your workbench sets the tone for your workshop. From a discarded kitchen table or an old door laid across a pair of rickety sawhorses, there are just about as many styles of benches as there are woodworkers. Students, guided by Mickey, will make their own maple workbench that is not only stylish for showing off, but is designed to be used - and used hard! The design and construction makes the bench easily transportable as well as convenient to set up in the workshop. The bench is easy to breakdown and will fit in most vehicles. The thick maple top measures 2 ft. by 5 ft. giving the user plenty of space to make their next masterpiece. Compared to other commercially made workbenches, this one is surely affordable and sturdy. It will provide the user many options for future improvements such as bench dog holes and hold fasts to name a few. All materials and hardware are included in the class fee.
Tuition: $700

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How To Build Flat, Straight, & Square with: Mickey Callahan
Beginner

Wednesday, September 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: 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.
Tuition: $65

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Introduction To Sharpening Methods And Techniques with: Mickey Callahan
All

Thursday, September 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection, Notebook And Pencil
Description: 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, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. 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.
Tuition: $65

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Learn To Chip Carve In One Easy Lesson with: Allison Greenberg
Beginner

Saturday, September 29, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Description: Chip carving is a unique form of wood carving that is fun and easy to learn. Most cuts can be performed with a single knife. A mallet and clamps are not usually needed. The topics covered will be the basic cuts, carving boarders, grids and rosettes, choosing and preparing the wood, tool sharpening, finishing and patterning. Allison will guide students by having them practice the basic cuts as well as using some advanced patterns and cuts. There is an additional materials fee of $10. As an option, Allison will also have knives and other additional materials for purchase at an additional charge. If necessary, the store can also provide carving knives for purchase. Students will get a 45 minute lunch break. Please contact the store for further details.
Tuition: $115

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Introduction To Bowl Turning with: Steve Wiseman
All

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

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: This class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. Bruce 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 class. There's an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $125

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Cabinet Scrapers - Use And Care with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, October 2, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Basic Cabinet Card Scraper
Description: The cabinet card scraper is one of the most powerful but least understood hand tools. If sharpened and used properly, it can create a wood surface finish far superior to using abrasives and power sanders. In this hands-on class, students will learn the proper sharpening methods and techniques necessary to achieve a consistent sharp edge and results. Mickey will also introduce curved edge scrapers and how you can make your own from discarded tool steel. Learning how to use the basic cabinet scraper will immediately elevate your skill and abilities in fine woodworking.
Tuition: $65

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Make A Stackable Wine Rack with: Chris Littlefield
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, October 6, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye & Hearing Protection
Description: Everywoodworker looks for that one project that he or she can make in a day or mass-produce for welcomed gifts. In this class, Chris will introduce a pleasing design in order for you to make a handsome storage rack for your wine favorites. The design consists of just four different interlocking parts that assemble like Lincoln Logs. Each student will build a basic two rack system out of oak capable of holding up to a maximum of 12 bottles with a possible expansion of up to 30 bottles. The unique design also provides options for either use on a table/countertop or as a floor model. Chris is a recent graduate of the North Bennet Street School in Boston and has extensive experience in the craft of furniture making. Come learn with the best. There is an additional materials fee of $30.
Tuition: $125

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Jig Of The Month - Make A Moxon Double-Screw Vise with: Mickey Callahan
All

Part 1: Tuesday, October 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, October 16, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Some Woodworking Experience Helpful
Tools Required: #4 Or 5 Bench Plane, Bench Chisels, Measuring Tools, Eye & Hearing Protection
Description: This class is one in a series of classes called "Jig of the Month." Each month we will introduce a new jig or fixture that can be built here in Woodcraft's classroom/workshop under the guidance and supervision of one of our experienced instructors. The Moxon double-screw vise was originally created by Joseph Moxon in 1678. Although our vise is not an exact copy of Moxon's, the term "Moxon vise" has been widely adopted to describe this type of vise. This vise has been recently resurrected by Chris Shwartz from "Popular Woodworking" and makes a wonderful compliment to one's workbench allowing boards to be raised to a comfortable working level and is able to hold boards and panels just over 12" wide. The vise screws will be cut from wood using wood screw taps and dies. This class is designed to run for two evenings. There is also an additional materials fee of $30.00.
Tuition: $175

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Getting Started In Woodworking with: Mickey Callahan
All

Wednesday, October 10, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notebook And Pencil
Description: 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 30 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.
Tuition: $65

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How To Make Routed Dovetails with: Andrew Teixeira
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, October 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Some Previous Experience With Routers
Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: Many woodworkers find dovetailing jigs for the router very frustrating to set up. In this class, Andrew will explain his method for routing dovetails successfully. The Porter-Cable 4212 Dovetailing fixture will be used in class to route through dovetails; half blind dovetails and rabbeted half-blind dovetails. This class is meant to relieve the frustration that many encounter. Students will be given the opportunity to use the equipment that Andrew will focus on. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $75

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Woodcarving For Beginners with: Mickey Callahan
All

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

Tools Required: Contact Walpole Store For Tool List
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to woodcarving through the use of several simple exercises designed to teach students about proper chisel selection and how to keep them sharp. In addition, the carving exercises will teach students about basic design principals along with consideration of wood characteristics and how to read the grain in determining the direction of cuts. These simple exercises involve low relief type carving and can be the basis for learning more advanced skills as they apply to carving in the round and other forms of woodcarving. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $125

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Introduction To Bowl Turning with: Steve Wiseman
All

Saturday, October 13, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: This class is intended for beginners and for those who wish to brush up on their bowl turning skills. Bruce 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 class. There is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $125

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Scroll Saw Club Meeting with: Melita Quesada
All

Sunday, October 14, 2 PM - 4 PM

Description: Attention all scroll saw users and woodworkers. This is the Fall 2018 meeting of the Bay State "Scrollahs" that will give like minded woodworkers the opportunity to get together in order to share and enjoy the scroll saw and the many avenues open to this form of woodworking. This meeting is free and open to everybody with an interest in scrolling. No experience is necessary. You don't need to own a scroll saw to get involved. The only prerequisite is to bring enthusiasm and willingness to share ideas. This is a club so it will be as good as what we all bring to it....Ideas, sharing, and enthusiasm.
Tuition: $0

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Melita Quesada
Beginner

Wednesday, October 17, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Step into the classroom and right up to the scroll saw, even if it's your first time using one! We'll get right down to several practice exercises that increase in difficulty as you go. The class will 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.
Tuition: $75

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Introduction To Woodturning And Make A Wooden Pen with: Steve Wiseman
All

Thursday, October 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notebook And Pencil, Eye Protection
Description: This class is intended to introduce students 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. All tools and materials will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

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Build An Acoustic Guitar With Scott Dixon with: Scott Dixon
All

Part 1: Friday, October 19, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, October 20, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, October 21, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Description: Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner/imtermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a kit.You will learn the terminology and techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your personalized instrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck including truss rod installation, fingerboard & fretting, abalone inlay and construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system.Each guitar will be completed leaving the final top coat finish up to the student. Look for other classes designed for finishing techniques. Two models will be available to choose from, either Sapele or Sycamore. Tuition fee includes the guitar kit along with a hard-shell case.
Tuition: $700

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Introduction To CNC with: Victor D'Alfonso
Beginner

Tuesday, October 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: 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.
Tuition: $80

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Introduction To Sharpening Methods And Techniques with: Mickey Callahan
All

Wednesday, October 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection, Notebook And Pencil
Description: 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, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. 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.
Tuition: $65

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Introduction To Router Table Use And Techniques with: Andrew Teixeira
Beginner

Thursday, October 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Hearing And Eye Protection
Description: The router table expands the versatility of the hand-held router. In this class, Andrew will demonstrate how the router table can be easily employed safely and effectively in a variety of tasks involving wood joinery, edge and surface decoration, and other useful applications that might be unsafe or impossible with a hand-held router. Various jigs, accessories and router bit selection will also be covered. Time permitting, students will be given the opportunity to practice setting up and making cuts on their own under close supervision. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $75

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Make Your Own Table Saw Cross Cut Sled with: Andrew Teixeira
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, October 28, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: 12" Combination Square, Eye & Hearing Protection
Description: In order to cut boards and panels to length and width safely and accurately, a cross cut sled is essential for any woodshop equipped with a table saw. In this class, Andrew will guide students through the process of making their own table saw cross cut sled. He will also review the process of checking it for square so each woodworker can calibrate their sled at home. There is an additional materials fee of $75.00.
Tuition: $150

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Date Night - Make A Decorative Picture Frame with: Mickey Callahan
All

Thursday, November 1, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye & Hearing Protection, Pencil
Description: 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.
Tuition: $85

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Introduction To Bowl Turning with: Steve Wiseman
All

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

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: 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 class. There is an additional materials fee of $20. If students wish to register for the Introduction to Spindle Turning Class that is offered on the following day, Sunday 11/4 can quailify for a 10% discount if they register for both classes at the same time.
Tuition: $125

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Introduction To Spindle Turning with: Steve Wiseman
All

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

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: This class is intended for beginners or those wishing to brush up on their wood turning skills. Steve will cover the importance of wood turning safety along with a review of the tools used in spindle turning and how to keep them sharp. Students will learn by watching the instructor demonstrate certain operations in the creation of coves and beads along with other complex shapes. In turn, students will practice on their assigned lathes by completing a number of exercises that will help develop their skills under close supervision of the instructor. Students will also be given the opportunity to turn their own wooden mallet. There is an additional materials fee of $20. Students who enroll in both this class and the Introduction To Bowl Turning Class on the previous day, 11/3 can qualify for a 10% discount on the total class fee not including materials.
Tuition: $125

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Getting Started In Woodworking with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, November 6, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notebook And Pencil
Description: 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 30 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.
Tuition: $65

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Introduction To Veneering with: Mickey Callahan
All

Wednesday, November 7, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Veneering today doesn't require any special skills and can be quickly learned. Whether you have a concern for the environment or the scarcity of select hardwoods, veneering provides the means to use beautiful figured woods at a fraction of the cost of solid wood. It also allows woodworkers to use more stable substrates such as plywood and MDF and still achieve beautiful results. In this class, Mickey will demonstrate the tools, and materials used that are necessary to cut, join, and clamp veneers as well as the various clamping devices such as mechanical and vacuum presses. In addition, Mickey will discuss how veneers are made and the best sources for them. This introductory class is a prerequisite for further project related classes that will be offered in the near future.
Tuition: $65

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Introduction To The Bandsaw with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, November 13, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: 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.
Tuition: $65

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Melita Quesada
All

Wednesday, November 14, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Step into the classroom and right up to the scroll saw, even if it's your first time using one! We'll get right down to several practice exercises that increase in difficulty as you go. 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.
Tuition: $75

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Introduction To Woodturning And Make A Wooden Pen with: Steve Wiseman
All

Thursday, November 15, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notebook And Pencil, Eye Protection
Description: This class is intended to introduce students 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. All tools and materials will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

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Make A Traditional Wooden Hand Plane with: Mickey Callahan
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, November 17, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 18, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Some Woodworking Experience Helpful.
Tools Required: 12" Combination Square, Eye & Hearing Protection
Description: As woodworkers, we know the satisfaction of creating something with your own hands that you recognize as being useful and good. In this class over the course of a few days, students will make their own tradional wooden hand plane that will reward them with flat, gleaming wood surfaces and an unmatched planning experience. By reaching for a wooden hand plane that you have made, you will astound your woodworking friends. Students will be guided by Mickey in the construction of a Krenov-style smoothing plane equipped with a thick blade and chip breaker which can easily be sharpened. Lastly, students will be encouraged to custom shape their plane's wooden body for a comfortable fit in their hands. there is an additional materials fee of $60.
Tuition: $225

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How To Build Flat, Straight, & Square with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, November 20, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: 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.
Tuition: $65

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Turn A Lidded Box with: Steve Wiseman
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, November 24, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Some Wood Turning Experience Helpful
Description: 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. There is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $125

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Learn To Make Shaker Oval Boxes with: Ken Klapproth
All

Sunday, November 25, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye & Hearing Protection, Sharp Utrility Blade With Extra Blades
Description: This class introduces both novice and experienced woodworkers to the tradition of Shaker oval box making and how to bend wood just using hot water. Students will be supplied with a three box kit including all materials necessary to make a #1, #2, and #3 sized Shaker oval boxes plus written instructions and measured drawings and patterns for all required tooling. Details of the entire process will be given as students gain experience in this hands0on class. Students will go home with one completed box with two others in the set already bent and ready for completion. The Shaker boc class is perfect for any woodworker looking for a unique gift project for the holidays or even as a gift for your favorite friend or family member who has yet to master the craft. Come learn a historic craft and start a tradition of your own. The class fee includes all materials. Ken Klapproth of KHK Woodworks is one of our newest instructors and a professional woodworker with over 10 years of experience making and teaching the craft of Shaker oval box making.
Tuition: $175

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Introduction To Sharpening Methods And Techniques with: Mickey Callahan
All

Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection, Notebook And Pencil
Description: 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, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. 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.
Tuition: $65

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Woodcarving For Beginners with: Mickey Callahan
All

Friday, November 30, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Contact Walpole Store For Tool List
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to woodcarving through the use of several simple exercises designed to teach students about proper chisel selection and how to keep them sharp. In addition, the carving exercises will teach students about basic design principals along with consideration of wood characteristics and how to read the grain in determining the direction of cuts. These simple exercises involve low relief type carving and can be the basis for learning more advanced skills as they apply to carving in the round and other forms of woodcarving.
Tuition: $125

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Hand Saw Sharpening 101 with: Matt Cianci
All

Saturday, December 1, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection, Rip & Crosscut Toothed Handsaws
Description: Nothing beats the cut and feel of a properly sharpened hand saw. Come learn the forgotten secrets to filing your own saws and cut the power cord to your table saw. In this introductory class, professional saw doctor, Matt Cianci, will guide students through the critical steps of sharpening both rip and crosscut saws used in woodworking. Students will learn the four functional elements of all western-style handsaw teeth including tooth spacing, rake, set, and bevel, along with the necessary tools and techniques used in sharpening. Students are encouraged to bring one each of a rip and crosscut saw. There is an additional materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor which covers two saw files with handles needed for filing saw teeth. All other saw sharpening tools including saw vises will be available for use in class.
Tuition: $125

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Introduction To Hand Tools with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, December 4, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: This class is designed for those woodworkers who are either just getting into the craft or have been exclusively using woodworking machinery in their work and wonder why they can't make wood joints fit properly or have a hard time preparing wood surfaces for a flawless finish. Part of the answer to these problems is in the proper use of hand tools such as hand saws, chisels, planes and scrapers. Mickey will also introduce students to the proper selection and use of layout and measuring tools for consistency and accuracy. By incorporating properly tuned-up hand tools into your work, you are bound to become a better woodworker. Mickey may not be Santa Claus but his knowledge and insight to the craft is sure to help you advance your woodworking knowledge and skills. Students who attend the class will receive a special Woodcraft gift at the end of the class.
Tuition: $65

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Date Night: Introduction To Knife Making with: Sheldon Cooper
Beginner

Thursday, December 6, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye & Hearing Protection, Pencil
Description: In the spirit of the season and bringing love ones together, Woodcraft is pleased to offer another of our successful Date Night Series of classes. This class is about taking a metal knife blank and adding a wooden handle by applying what is known as wooden scales. Sheldon is an experienced knife maker and in this class he will show students how to create a one-of-a- kind product to call their own or use it as a unique gift. Knife makers are known to use either exotic or figured wood for the scales and are attached using rivets and finished with abrasives and a non-toxic finish. Various machine, hand tools and abrasives will be used in the process. All materials and tools will be provided as part of the class fee. Light refreshments will also be provided.
Tuition: $110

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Scroll Saw Club Meeting with: Melita Quesada
All

Sunday, December 9, 2 PM - 4 PM

Description: Attention all scroll saw users and woodworkers. This is the bi-monthly meeting of the Bay State Scrollahs scroll saw club where like minded woodworkers have the opportunity to get together in order to share and enjoy the scroll saw and the many avenues open to this form of woodworking. This meeting is free and open to everybody with an interest in scrolling. No experience is necessary. You don't need to own a scroll saw to get involved. The only prerequisite is to bring enthusiasm and willingness to share ideas. This is a club so it will be as good as what we all bring to it....Ideas, sharing, and enthusiasm.
Tuition: $0

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Fundamentals Of Hand Plane Selection, Setup, And U with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, December 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Hand Plane If Available
Description: 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.
Tuition: $65

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Make A Holiday Ornament With The Scroll Saw with: Melita Quesada
All

Wednesday, December 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: This is a great class to put your scroll saw knowledge and techniques to work while making a holiday ornament under the close supervision of scroll saw expert, Melita Quesada. Students will get to choose an ornament from a number of different pattern books for various winter holidays. A few hours of scrolling and you'll have a gift ready for the holidays that you will treasure and display with pride for years to come.
Tuition: $80

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Introduction To Bowl Turning with: Steve Wiseman
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, December 15, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: Take a break from your holiday shopping and get into the holiday spirit and learn to make a bowl or two to impress your friends and family. Hand made wooden bowls make teriffic gifts also. 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 class. There is an additional materials fee of $20.
Tuition: $125

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Jig Of The Month - Make A Shooting Board with: Mickey Callahan
Beginner/Intermediate

Tuesday, December 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Sharp Hand Plane & 12 Inch Combination Square
Description: A shooting board is used to guide a hand plane when you're trimming the ends of mitered frame members and other similar parts. The board's sturdy fences support stock accurately at either a 45- or 90 - degree angle as the hand plane (lying on its side and sliding along a straight guide) is pushed past, trimming the part to a precision angle or length. In this class, students will be given the opportunity to build their very own shooting board that they will be proud to own and use. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $65

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Introduction To Sharpening Methods And Techniques with: Mickey Callahan
All

Wednesday, December 19, 12 PM - 3 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection, Notebook And Pencil
Description: 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, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. 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. In case Santa brings you a new set of chisels or hand planes, you'll be prepared to properly sharpen them after all the turkey is gone!
Tuition: $65

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Introduction To Woodturning And Make A Wooden Pen with: Steve Wiseman
All

Thursday, December 27, 12 PM - 3 PM

Tools Required: Notebook And Pencil, Eye Protection
Description: In case you're feeling the post holiday blues, why not brighten your week by learning to turn wood while making a wooden pen. This class is intended to introduce students 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. All tools and materials will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

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