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walpole@woodcraft.com

3 Walpole Park South
Walpole, MA 2081
USA

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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Introduction To Bowl Turning with: Steve Wiseman
All

Saturday, January 19, 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.
Tuition: $125.00

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Introduction To Veneering with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, January 22, 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: $75.00

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Introduction To Sharpening Methods And Techniques with: Mickey Callahan
All

Wednesday, January 23, 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: $65.00

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Build A Ridiculously Simple Piece Of Furniture - M with: Mickey Callahan
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, January 26, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Pencil, Eye & Hearing Protection
Description: This class is part of a series of How To Build "Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects." This class will provide students the feeling of satisfaction in having built something with your own two hands; something you can point to and tell your friends and grandkids "I built that 40 years ago." 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 $40.
Tuition: $135.00

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Melita Quesada
Beginner

Wednesday, January 30, 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: $70.00

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

Thursday, January 31, 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: $85.00

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Build A Woodworking Workbench with: Mickey Callahan
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, March 2, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 3, 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: $725.00

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Introduction To Chip Carving with: Allison Greenberg
All

Saturday, February 2, 10 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Chip Carving Knives If You Have Them
Description: Chip carving is a unique form of wood carving which is fun and easy to learn. With a single knife, you can effortlessly create artistic carvings to grace your home or as creative gifts for friends and family. Allison has been carving wood for almost 40 years and is currently the only certified chip carving instructor in Massachusetts. She has also studied under Wayne Barton, the foremost authority of chip carving in the US. Here's your opportunity to learn from one of the best chip carvers in our region. There is an additional materials fee of $10. If needed, chip carving knives will also be available for purchase.
Tuition: $85.00

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Cabinet Scrapers - Use And Care with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, February 5, 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: $65.00

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

Wednesday, February 6, 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: $65.00

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

Thursday, March 7, 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: $65.00

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Introduction To Routers 101 with: Andrew Teixeira
All

Thursday, February 7, 6 PM - 9 PM

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 $15.
Tuition: $75.00

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Turn A Lidded Box with: Steve Wiseman
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, February 9, 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: $125.00

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

Saturday, March 9, 9:30 AM - 5 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 $40.
Tuition: $125.00

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Introduction To Spindle Turning with: Mickey Callahan
All

Sunday, March 10, 10 AM - 2:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: This class is intended for beginners or those wishing to brush up on their wood turning skills. Mickey 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. There is an aditional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $85.00

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Scroll Saw Club Meeting with: Melita Quesada
All

Sunday, February 10, 2 PM - 4 PM

Description: Attention all scroll saw users and woodworkers. This is the bi-monthly meeting 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. New members are welcomed.
Tuition: $0.00

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Getting The Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, February 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

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.
Tuition: $65.00

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Introduction To The Bandsaw with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, March 12, 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: $65.00

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Introduction To Veneering with: Mickey Callahan
All

Wednesday, March 13, 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: $70.00

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Introduction To CNC with: Victor D'Alfonso
All

Wednesday, February 13, 6 PM - 9:30 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: $80.00

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Date Night - Make A Triple Wine Bottle Cradle with: Mickey Callahan
All

Thursday, February 14, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: It just so happens that this day is Valentine's Day and what better way to enjoy an evening with your valentine while making a 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.
Tuition: $90.00

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Introduction To Routers 101 with: Andrew Teixeira
All

Thursday, March 14, 6 PM - 9 PM

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.
Tuition: $75.00

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Build A Ridiculously Simple Piece Of Furniture - M with: Mickey Callahan
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, March 16, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 17, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Pencil, Eye & Hearing Protection
Description: This is the first in a series of How To Build "Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects." This class will provide students the feeling of satisfaction in having built something with your own two hands; something you can point to and tell your friends and grandkids "I built that 40 years ago." To kick off this series, students will be guided over the course of two days in the making of an elegant but useful Arts and Crafts Style side table. So whether you're a woodworker who likes to dabble, a homeowner or apartment dweller looking to furnish a few rooms or a complete rookie that's been tempted to give woodworking a shot, here's your chance. Roll up your sleeves, enjoy the aroma of freshly cut wood and simply enjoy the experience. There is an additional materials fee of $40.
Tuition: $140.00

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Woodcarving For Beginners with: Mickey Callahan
All

Saturday, February 16, 10 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: $125.00

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Introduction To Bowl Turning with: Steve Wiseman
All

Sunday, February 17, 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.
Tuition: $125.00

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Introduction To Sharpening Methods And Techniques with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, February 19, 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: $65.00

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Introduction To Sharpening Methods And Techniques with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, March 19, 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: $65.00

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Melita Quesada
Beginner

Wednesday, February 20, 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: $75.00

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Make Your Own Wooden Mallet with: Andrew Teixeira
All

Thursday, February 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

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 $50.
Tuition: $75.00

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Build A Classic Adirondack Chair with: Mickey Callahan
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, March 23, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 24, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Some Prior Woodworking Experience
Tools Required: Eye & Hearing Protection, Pencil
Description: The Adirondack chair is an American icon that invokes images of lazy summer days at the lake, by the pool or at a barbecue. Even a few minutes in this comfortable seat puts your mind into vacation mode. Not only will you enjoy building a lasting classic but also enjoy the chair's durability by being made from decay resistant wood such as cypress or red cedar. By using simple pattern-routing techniques and simple joinery will ensure simple assembly and rock-solid construction for years of use. There is an additional materials fee of $90.
Tuition: $225.00

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Make A Band Sawn Wooden Box with: Mickey Callahan
All

Saturday, February 23, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: Boxes are fascinating. While an unopened box is only a vessel, a package, or container, it contents are unknown and presents an air of mystery. It lures us with a promise that something desirable lies concealed inside. In this hands-on class, students will be able to create their own air of mystery by constructing a simple box with only the use of the bandsaw, belt sander, and a few common hand tools. This a fun and creative way to stretch your imagination while developing skills that will be useful in other woodworking projects. The finished box will also make a wonderful gift for that special someone on your holiday gift list. All tools and materials are supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $125.00

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Build A Through-Tenoned Picture Frame with: Andrew Teixeira
Beginner

Sunday, February 24, 10 AM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Pencil, Eye & Hearing Protection
Description: Gustav Stickley was one of the most important woodworkers of the 20th century. In this class, students will reproduce one of his simplest but best designs, a through mortised picture (or mirror) frame. Andrew will guide students through the process of making tight fitting mortise and tenon joints. Like the original, this project will be made in quarter sawn white oak. Although the finishing process will be part of the class, Andrew will give students tips and tricks to give that "Gustav Stickley" style patina in their finish. Hanging hardware is included in the cost while the glass or mirror is not. There is an additional materials fee of $75.
Tuition: $150.00

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

Tuesday, March 26, 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: $65.00

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Make A Simple Cutting Board with: Chris Littlefield
Beginner

Wednesday, March 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: In this class Chris will guide students through the process of making a simple cutting board. He'll review the proper way to glue up the boards as well as techniques for cutting and shaping the project. There is an additional materials fee of $25. This cutting board will add beauty and function for the home.
Tuition: $75.00

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Getting Started In Woodworking with: Mickey Callahan
All

Wednesday, February 27, 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: $65.00

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

Thursday, February 28, 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: $85.00

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Melita Quesada
All

Wednesday, March 20, 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: $75.00

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

Thursday, March 21, 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: $85.00

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

Thursday, March 28, 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: $85.00

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Introduction To Bowl Turning with: Ken Lindgren
All

Saturday, March 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. Ken 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: $125.00

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Fundamentals Of Wood Finishing with: Bill Hammond
All

Part 1: Sunday, March 31, 10 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, April 7, 10 AM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Notebook And Pencil
Description: This is a two part series spread over the course of two consecutive Sundays that introduces students to the fundamentals of wood finishing. Bill Hammond, a professional finisher and furniture restoration expert, will cover the following in this series: 1) He starts off by addressing the characteristics of wood such as grain and color, wood surface preparation using abrasives and cutting edge tools and how to address grain raising issues. 2) Bill covers methods and techniques in applying and coloring wood using dyes and stains and discussing the pros and cons of both. In addition, there will be a short discussion on using chemicals or mordants to also alter the color of wood. 3) In this part Bill looks into various final finishes that include the use of oils or film building finishes such as shellac or varnishes along with a discussion on the various available products and their corresponding pros and cons. There will also be a discussion and demonstrating of "finishing the finish" through the use of various abrasive materials to bring about a more uniform surface free of dust and brush marks if present. This series should clear up any confusion or mysteries surrounding one's ability to achieve a near-perfect finish.
Tuition: $175.00

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

Sunday, March 31, 12 PM - 4 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: $85.00

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Getting The Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, April 2, 6 PM - 9 PM

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.
Tuition: $65.00

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Fundamentals Of Fine Woodworking & Furniture Makin with: Mickey Callahan
All

Part 1: Monday, April 8, 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, April 9, 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, April 10, 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Part 4: Thursday, April 11, 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Part 5: Friday, April 12, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Description: This is an intensive five day class that will introduce students to the fundamentals of fine woodworking and furniture making. The class will cover wood properties and characteristics along with the proper selection of material, developing cut lists for projects and how to properly prepare and join wood for a small and useful project that will be part of the class experience. This class is designed for those who have very little or no knowledge and skills related to woodworking and wish to explore the craft and become more proficient. Students will also have an opportunity to develop the confidence that is necessary to work in a wood shop machine environment while also learning how to use basic hand tools such as bench chisels, hand planes and scrapers. All tools and materials are included in the tuition fee. Mickey has been a custom furniture maker and teacher of the craft for over 30 years.
Tuition: $475.00

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Introduction To Bowl Turning with: Steve Wiseman
All

Saturday, April 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: $125.00

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Scroll Saw Club Meeting with: Melita Quesada
All

Sunday, April 14, 2 PM - 4 PM

Description: Attention all scroll saw users and woodworkers. This is the bi-monthly meeting of the Bay State Scrollahs Club gives 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: $0.00

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Introduction To Hand Tools with: Mickey Callahan
All

Tuesday, April 16, 6 PM - 8:30 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.
Tuition: $40.00

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Learn How To Make A Raised Panel Door with: Kyle Walker
All

Wednesday, April 17, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: In this class, Kyle will take students through the process of making a raised panel door starting with the design of the door and then onto the choosing of stock and its preparation. Students will also learn the sequence of steps necessary to make a successful kitchen-style raised panel door using common woodworking tools such as the router table and table saw along with typical joinery methods and techniques. Kyle is an experienced, professional cabinet with over 30 years in the trade. Here's your opportunity to learn from the best.
Tuition: $75.00

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Build A Miter Fold Floating Shelf with: Andrew Teixeira
Beginner

Thursday, April 18, 5 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Tape Measure, Combination Square, Pencil
Description: This class will introduce students to the technique of miter folding. If you want to build faster and manipulate the grain in your project like a pro, this class is for you. Andrew will guide students in using the miter fold technique as they build a contemporary floating shelf. He will also review the proper methods for hanging the shelf on the wall so it can take ample weight. There is an additional materials fee of $50.
Tuition: $85.00

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

Part 1: Saturday, April 20, 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, April 21, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

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 consecutive 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: $190.00

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Introduction To Sharpening Methods And Techniques with: Mickey Callahan
All

Sunday, April 28, 10 AM - 1 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: $65.00

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

Tuesday, April 23, 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: $65.00

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Melita Quesada
All

Wednesday, April 24, 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: $75.00

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

Thursday, April 25, 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: $85.00

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Introduction To CNC with: Victor D'Alfonso
Beginner

Tuesday, April 30, 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: $80.00

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