Your Store

Woodcraft of Walpole

Image of Woodcraft of Walpole

Contact Us

Phone:
508-668-2413
Fax:
508-668-2675
Email:
walpole@woodcraft.com

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

Connect with Us


Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques

Wednesday, July 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
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.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen

Thursday, July 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Woodcarving For Beginners

Friday, July 28, 10 AM - 3:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi

Wednesday, August 2, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: The tablesaw is considered to be the focal point of any well-equipped workshop. This class is designed primarily for the beginner just starting out in woodworking and to introduce students through hands-on experience the safe and proper way of using the tablesaw. Mickey will demonstrate the basic operations of ripping and crosscutting along with the proper setup and blade selection for each of the operations. In addition, various jigs will be demonstrated and used to augment the tablesaw's versatility in making wood joints safely and efficiently. This class will also be a prerequisite for more advanced courses that involve tablesaw use.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Build An Heirloom Bookcase

Part 1: Monday, August 7, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, August 8, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, August 9, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 4: Thursday, August 10, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 5: Friday, August 11, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, bench chisels, coping saw, combination square, #4 bench plane, marking gauge, pencil and paper, eye & hearing protection
Description: Everyone can use a few extra shelves especially bookcases. Bookshelves can work in any room and probably would be filled as soon as the finish dries. In this week-long class, Mickey will guide students in the construction of a free-standing, elegant, solid wood bookcase with four shelves. Students will learn how to construct a carcass using dovetails and face frames that employ mortise and tenon joinery. Approximate size is: 50"H x 30"W x 11"D. There is an additional materials fee of $180.
Prerequisite: Comfortable around wood shop machine and hand tools
Tuition: $390.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Turn A Lidded Box

Tuesday, August 15, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: none
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.
Prerequisite: some wood turning experience helpful
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Cabinet Scrapers - Use and Care

Tuesday, August 15, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction to Knife Making

Wednesday, August 16, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sheldon Cooper
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: 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 accomplished 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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $110.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Make A Chippendale Fretwork Mirror

Part 1: Thursday, August 17, 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Friday, August 18, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: One of the most popular mirror forms in the 18th-Century and still today, is the Chippendale fretwork mirror. The ornate and intricate shapes of the frame were copied from Japanese "cloud forms" first seen by cabinet makers on furniture imported from China. The English designer and furniture maker, Thomas Chippendale was one of the first to incorporate these features on his furniture and it soon became all the rage in both England and the American colonies. While it may look complicated, it is actually pretty simple to make and can be an wonderful addition to your home or office decor. In this two day class, students will be guided through a sequence of woodworking operations involving both machines and hand tools in the making of the mirror frame. There is an additional materials fee of $50 that includes the mirror glass.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $165.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To Hand Tools

Tuesday, August 22, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: None
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll Saw 101

Wednesday, August 23, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: eye protection
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Date Night - Make a Triple Wine Bottle Cradle

Thursday, August 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: This is another small project in our "Date Night Series" that will surely please all who enjoy a sip of vino from time-to-time. Couples will share in the joy and learning of how to create a simple but elegant display rack for your most favorite bottles of wine. However, if you're like me, the bottles never stay full for very long! Come and share a few laughs and enjoy the fun in making something with your hands. The class fee is for each couple.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Build a Ridiculously Simple Piece of Furniture - M

Friday, August 25, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: pencil, eye & hearing protection
Description: This class will provide students the feeling of satisfaction in having built something with your own two hands; something you can point to and tell your friends and grandkids "I built that 40 years ago." Students will be guided in the making of an elegant but useful Arts and Crafts Style side table. So whether you're a woodworker who likes to dabble, a homeowner or apartment dweller looking to furnish a few rooms or a complete rookie that's been tempted to give woodworking a shot, here's your chance. Roll up your sleeves, enjoy the aroma of freshly cut wood and simply enjoy the experience. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Wooden Bowl Turning - Advanced Techniques

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This class will give students the opportunity to explore advance bowl turning techniques with the help and guidance from an experienced turner and instructor, Steve Wiseman. Steve will also discuss and demonstrate the turning of platters and other forms easily created on the wood lathe using a face plate or chuck.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques

Thursday, August 31, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
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.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To the Bandsaw

Friday, September 1, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: none
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.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

How to Build Flat, Straight, & Square

Wednesday, September 6, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Date Night - Make a Wooden Pen

Thursday, September 7, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
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. Free refreshments will also be available during the class
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Carve a Decoy Plaque

Sunday, September 10, 10 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Pencil, chip carving knives,spoke shave (call store for more details)
Description: This class is meant to introduce woodworkers to the tradition of decoy carving. The skills used for this tradition are best made familiar by carving of a half-decoy that can be mounted to a plaque to display the skill of the carver. Andrew will guide wooworkers through the process of shaping the body, attaching the head and carving the feathers. Carving the half-decoy is much less intimidating than taking on a full decoy. Woodworkers who try and enjoy this class can request that a full-decoy carving class be added to the schedule.. There is an additional materials fee of $40.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $110.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

"Jig of the Month" - Make a "Duck" Scribe

Tuesday, September 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Littlefield
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: 1" bench chisel, hand plane, eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: In this hands on class, students will make a "duck-shaped" scribe. The scribe is a multipurpose marking tool that can be used from marking trim to floors and cabinets to leveling chair legs accurately. With the help of Chris Littlefield, students will be introduced to laying out the pattern and cutting it out on the bandsaw along with some shaping and fairing by hand. By the end of the class, students will have a handsome and useful tool to add to their collection. All materials will be provided by Woodcraft.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To the Bandsaw

Wednesday, September 13, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: none
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.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction to CNC

Thursday, September 14, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques

Tuesday, September 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
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.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll Saw 101

Wednesday, September 20, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction to Routers 101

Thursday, September 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: The router is considered to be the most versatile power tool in any workshop. In addition, it offers a means to complete complex tasks efficiently. In this class, Andrew will provide insight through a series of demonstrations on how a hand-held router can be employed safely in a variety of basic tasks used in wood joinery as well as edge and surface shaping. There will also be a demonstration of various jigs that can be employed with the hand-held router. Time permitting, students will be given a hands-on opportunity to perform certain tasks under close supervision of the instructor. By taking this class, students will have a fundamental understanding of the router that will be helpful in future, more advanced woodworking classes. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Woodcarving For Beginners

Friday, September 22, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-4
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.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $130.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi

Wednesday, September 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: The tablesaw is considered to be the focal point of any well-equipped workshop. This class is designed primarily for the beginner just starting out in woodworking and to introduce students through hands-on experience the safe and proper way of using the tablesaw. Mickey will demonstrate the basic operations of ripping and crosscutting along with the proper setup and blade selection for each of the operations. In addition, various jigs will be demonstrated and used to augment the tablesaw's versatility in making wood joints safely and efficiently. This class will also be a prerequisite for more advanced courses that involve tablesaw use.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Advanced Wooden Pen Making

Thursday, September 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Eye protection & dust mask
Description: This advanced class on pen making will build on the skills you learned in the introductory course. In this class, students will learn how to make a more complicated pen made from multiple sections as well as different materials such as acrylic coupled with more advanced finishing techniques.
Prerequisite: Prior wooden pen making experience with the wood lathe
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Wooden Bowl Turning - Advanced Techniques

Sunday, October 1, 10 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: This class will give students the opportunity to explore advance bowl turning techniques with the help and guidance from an experienced turner and instructor, Steve Wiseman. Steve will also discuss and demonstrate the turning of platters and other forms easily created on the wood lathe using a face plate or chuck.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Cabinet Scrapers - Use and Care

Tuesday, October 3, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Date Night - Make a Triple Wine Bottle Cradle

Thursday, October 5, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: This is another small project in our "Date Night Series" that will surely please all who enjoy a sip of vino from time-to-time. Couples will share in the joy and learning of how to create a simple but elegant display rack for your most favorite bottles of wine. However, if you're like me, the bottles never stay full for very long! Come and share a few laughs and enjoy the fun in making something with your hands. The class fee is for each couple.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Hand Tool Clinic - Learn to Sharpen a Bench Chisel

Friday, October 6, 10 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: 1 inch bench chisel
Description: This is the first in a series of short clinics designed to be focused on a specific tool and/or technique as an affordable option to our more intense classes. In this class, students will learn how to grind and hone a simple bench chisel. Mickey will also outline the many methods and options available for tool sharpening. In addition, Mickey will also show the safe and proper way to use the bench chisel.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: $50

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To Bowl Turning

Saturday, October 7, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Bay State Scrollahs Scroll Saw Club Meeting

Sunday, October 8, 2 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-20
Tools Required: none
Description: Attention all scroll saw users and woodworkers. This is the meeting of the Bay State Scrollahs scroll Saw club 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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $0.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Build a Ridiculously Simple Piece of Furniture - M

Part 1: Tuesday, October 10, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, October 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: pencil, eye & hearing protection
Description: This class will provide students the feeling of satisfaction in having built something with your own two hands; something you can point to and tell your friends and grandkids "I built that 40 years ago." To kick off this series, students will be guided over the course of two evening classes in the making of an elegant but useful Arts and Crafts Style side table. So whether you're a woodworker who likes to dabble, a homeowner or apartment dweller looking to furnish a few rooms or a complete rookie that's been tempted to give woodworking a shot, here's your chance. Roll up your sleeves, enjoy the aroma of freshly cut wood and simply enjoy the experience. There is an additional materials fee of $25.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen

Thursday, October 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Hand Saw Sharpening 101

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Matt Cianci
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

How to Make Through Dovetails By Hand

Sunday, October 15, 10 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: set of bench chisels, dovetail backsaw, combination square, mallet, coping saw, marking gauge
Description: Making dovetail joints by hand can be a challenge but easily learned through a methodical approach. In this hands-on class, Andrew intends to teach students how to make through dovetails by hand easily and efficiently. With a series of exercises, students will develop the skills and know-how to properly layout and fit the joint using nothing more than hand saws and chisels. This a skill that will no doubt add eye-appeal and bragging rights to your next woodworking project. In addition, this class will create a firmer foundation for those wishing to learn more challenging hand tool skills used in other types of dovetail joinery such as half-blind and hidden, mitered dovetails. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi

Tuesday, October 17, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: The tablesaw is considered to be the focal point of any well-equipped workshop. This class is designed primarily for the beginner just starting out in woodworking and to introduce students through hands-on experience the safe and proper way of using the tablesaw. Mickey will demonstrate the basic operations of ripping and crosscutting along with the proper setup and blade selection for each of the operations. In addition, various jigs will be demonstrated and used to augment the tablesaw's versatility in making wood joints safely and efficiently. This class will also be a prerequisite for more advanced courses that involve tablesaw use.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Jig of the Month - Make a Shooting Board

Wednesday, October 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
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 $10.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Make Your Own Wooden Mallet

Thursday, October 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: 1" & 1/4" chisels, block plane, smoothing plane, spoke shave, combination square, pencil
Description: This a great opportunity for you to make your own classic wooden mallet. The mallet is an essential hand tool perfect for guiding chisels through wood in the making of dovetails, mortise and tenon joinery and a multitude of other tasks requiring the use of controlled force in woodworking. The making of a mallet in this hands-on class will be a testament to your skill and dedication as a woodworker. There will be an additional materials fee of $40.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Hand Tool Clinic - Learn How to Use a Dovetail Backsaw

Friday, October 20, 10 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: With Mickey's guidance and instruction, students will learn the safe, proper, and accurate techniques associated with using a dovetail backsaw. Accurate and close fitting hand cut dovetails are highly dependent on handsaw techniques. Here's your opportunity to learn from a master.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: $50

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

Click Here to Request Information

Make a Traditional Wooden Hand Plane

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
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 two days, students will make their own traditional 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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $225.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques

Tuesday, October 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
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.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll Saw 101

Wednesday, October 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: eye protection
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Learn How To Properly Sharpen Wood Turning Chisels

Thursday, October 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: Wood turning like any other form of woodworking requires sharp tools. In this class Steve will demonstrate the proper way of sharpening common wood turning chisels such as the spindle and bowl gouges, scrapers and the all important but challenging to use skew chisel. If you're wondering how to improve your wood turning efforts, this is a class you don't want to miss.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction to Shaker Oval Box Making

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: The Shaker oval box is a classic project and one that is fun for beginners and experienced woodworkers alike. This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of Shaker oval box making so students can then go on to making oval boxes in their own shop. Each student will be supplied with the John Wilson box kit which includes all the necessary material to make three oval boxes. During the class, each student will make the #3 box (approx. 4-1/2" wide by 7" long) from the kit. The remaining two boxes can be made outside of the class using the new skills and knowledge gained in the class. This one day class focuses on the process and techniques associated with making Shaker oval boxes. Additionally, we will discuss how to make the various jigs and templates necessary for oval box making.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Top of Page