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Phone:
781- 935-6414
Fax:
781- 935-6454
Email:
woburn@woodcraft.com

185 New Boston Street
Woburn, MA 1801

Hours of Operation

sunday 9 AM - 5 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 9 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Build A Live Edge Bench Or Coffee Table with: Brian Days
Cancelled

Part 1: Thursday, September 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, September 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Saturday, September 29, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: Live edge furniture, also known as natural edge furniture, is furniture that celebrates wood in its most dramatic, organic and irregular form — by showing off bark, spalted areas and cracks. Creating a live edge piece involves letting the natural properties of the slab take the lead. This is an exciting experience, as the tree, in essence, becomes your co-designer. In this 2-session or 3-session course, students will learn how to evaluate and select slabs from among a diverse array available for purchase at Woodcraft, and to design a piece of furniture, capitalizing on the woods' natural beauty. Students will then be taught to surface the slabs and to inlay bowtie splines that stop naturally occuring cracks from getting larger and add aesthetic value to the project. Next, they will either design and build wooden legs, or attach steel hairpin legs also available for purchase from Woodcraft. Both power tools and hand tools will be used. Students who apply store-bought legs will complete the project in two classes. Students who choose to design, construct and apply handmade wooden legs using time-tested methods of joinery should register for all 3 classes. Finally, advice on wood finishing products and techniques will be provided to all students. Instructor, Brian Days, owner of Red Birch Designs, had a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry before deciding to pursue a life-long passion for furniture building. Classically trained at the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, today Brian is living the dream, building furniture and passing on his knowledge to others through teaching.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: $150 For 2 Class Option; $300 For 3 Class Option.

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BenchTool Sharpening 101 with: Edward McCormack
All

Sunday, September 23, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: The most fundamental part of woodworking is sharp tools. A sharp tool cuts more cleanly, precisely, and is much safer than a dull one. This class will be part lecture and demonstration, and part hands on, covering natural and man made water stones, oil stones, diamond stones, and diamond paste. Feel free to bring an old chisel or two and come and see for yourself what a truly sharp tool looks like, and how it feels to use. No tools are required, and there will be a few chisels on hand to practice with for students who don't bring their own. Demonstrations will focus mainly on bench chisels and plane irons, but some of the lecture will cover special cases including, but not limited to draw knives, low angle spoke shaves, and mortise chisels.
Tuition: $110

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Turning Wet Wood with: Rick Angus
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, October 13, 10 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 14, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Bowl Turning
Description: Turn bowls from wet local hardwoods recently cut. Working with wet wood opens up opportunities for individual design that are unavailable with milled timber. Students will be guided in the fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques. We focus on developing an eye for making a pleasing shape. Blanks of wood will be mounted between centers and the "bowl inside the wood" will be visualized before cutting. We shape the outside of the bowl, remount the blank in a chuck and cut the inside. We sand to a dull luster and remount to shape the foot.
Tuition: $225
Tuition Notes: Materials Cost: $20

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Carved Panels with: Dan Paret
Cancelled

Part 1: Monday, October 15, 10 AM - 1 PM
Part 2: Monday, October 22, 10 AM - 1 PM
Part 3: Monday, October 29, 10 AM - 1 PM

Description: In this class that takes place on three consecutive Mondays, we'll explore three ways to carve panels for boxes, doors, cabinets—anything you build with a panel. We will start with carved and painted texture panels, move next to low-relief carving, and finally do some shaped incised carving to round things out. You will leave with a sample panel in each style of carving, and be ready to begin designing and carving panels for your own work.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: $20 Materials Fee

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Date Night: Build A Corn Hole Game with: Edward McCormack
Beginner

Thursday, October 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notepad And Pen.
Description: Bring your sweetheart and build a personalized corn hole board on a fun date night at Woodcraft. Cut, drill, assemble, finish and walk out with a board that will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family. All materials, except the bags, are included in the fee.
Tuition: $275
Tuition Notes: Includes All Materials

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Craftsman's Tool Tote with: Andrew Teixeira
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, October 20, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 21, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Some Experience With Both Power And Hand Tools.
Tools Required: Dovetail Saw, Marking Gauge, 14 Degree Dovetail Marker, Coping Or Jeweler’s Saw, 1” Chisel, ¼” Chisel, Pencil.
Description: Many of you may remember your Dad's toolbox and how it always seemed to have everything needed to repair a broken chair or hang a screen door. In this two-day, hands-on class, students will learn the basics of hand-cut dovetails and wedge-tenon joinery as they build a nostalgic and useful woodworkers tool tote. This project is a great way to learn and practice the use of traditional wood joinery. This tool tote was originally designed by Mario Rodriguez and was featured in the April/May 2013 issue of Woodcraft Magazine.
Tuition: $300
Tuition Notes: $150 For Materials

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Introduction To Cabinet Building with: Michael Goulde
All

Part 1: Thursday, October 25, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, November 1, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, November 15, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection & Notebook
Description: Learn how to build a basic base cabinet with one drawer and one door, out of birch plywood. We'll use rabbet joints and Kreg screws to hold the box together; edge band veneer to mask the raw plywood edges; and, store bought hardware for hinges, drawer slides, drawer and door pulls and handles. You will learn to use the SawStop table saw with regular and dado blades; the Kreg jig and fastener system; and, several small power tools, including a jigsaw and drill. While you'll build one base cabinet that's 34.5"H x 24" D x 20.75"W, you'll acquire the knowledge to design and build multiples, as well as wall hung cabinets. This course is appropriate for beginners and others with little to no woodworking experience.
Tuition: $225
Tuition Notes: Materials Fee: $125

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The Art Of Pen Turning with: Ronald Blais
Beginner

Saturday, October 27, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Pen Turning Tools, Bushings For Your Lathe
Description: Learn to make the same professional style pens as those available in fine gift shops. Ron will instruct you on the complete process from wood selection to final finish, along with numerous tips and techniques to help you produce excellent results every time. Soon you will be making pens for both fun and profit. Ron has been teaching pen turning for many years and has recently won both First Prize AND Best-in-Show at the annual MAPG/IAP meeting. Drop into the store to see some of his current work.The Class includes one pen kit and one wood blank.
Tuition: $75

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Hand Planes: Understanding, Using And Tuning with: Rob Porcaro
All

Sunday, November 4, 10 AM - 3 PM

Tools Required: Hand Plane
Description: Handplanes are the core of the woodworker's tool set, but they must be properly tuned to get the results you want. The details of setup, adjustment, and technique can make the difference between frustration and success with these tools.This course will equip you with the understanding and skills to directly apply to using handplanes in your shop. Bring your plane if available, as this course will be hands-on as well as demonstration. If you have a plane in need of rehab, bring that too – we'll choose one from the group and fix it up.
Tuition: $85

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HOLIDAY HEROES: Make A Segmented Wood Rolling Pin. with: Rick Angus
Beginner

Part 1: Thursday, November 8, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Part 2: Saturday, November 10, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: Are you rolling in dough? Using multiple wood species and spindle turning techniques, create a unique, eye-catching, segmented wood rolling pin out of 2 or 3 contrasting species of hardwood. Give it to that special baker in your life, or save it for yourself. Either way, it's sure to become a family heirloom that's passed down through the generations. No prior wood turning experience is required, First 1.5 hour class is devoted to design and wood blank glue up. Second 6 hour class is devoted to turning, sanding, assembling and finishing. Total of 7.5 hours of instruction. All tools and materials provided.
Tuition: $145
Tuition Notes: $30 Materials Fee

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The Art Of Pen Turning with: Ronald Blais
Beginner

Saturday, November 17, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Pen Turning Tools, Bushings For Your Lathe
Description: Learn to make the same professional style pens as those available in fine gift shops. Ron will instruct you on the complete process from wood selection to final finish, along with numerous tips and techniques to help you produce excellent results every time. Soon you will be making pens for both fun and profit. Ron has been teaching pen turning for many years and has recently won both First Prize AND Best-in-Show at the annual MAPG/IAP meeting. Drop into the store to see some of his current work.The Class includes one pen kit and one wood blank.
Tuition: $75

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A Taste Of Bowl Turning with: Rick Angus
All

Sunday, November 18, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Description: In this fast-paced class, we explore fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques for cross-grain woodturning. Using these techniques, turners cut wood efficiently and leave a smooth accurate surface on their work. We learn how to use the bevel gracefully to guide the knife edge along a smooth curve and why this technique allows such smooth tool control. Any surface imperfections are smoothed with a scraper and develop an eye for making the shape desired. We will mount a round section of a plank on a faceplate and turn the outside profile of the bowl and provide a spigot or recess on the bottom. Using a scroll chuck, we remount the blank on the spigot or in the recess and turn the rim and inside of the bowl. Lastly, we grip the bowl by the rim in a jam chuck and finish the foot. This fundamental technique can be used to turn bowls of many sizes and shapes. In such a short class, we focus on learning technique rather than production; it's a perfect way to get a taste of bowl turning to see if you really like it.
Tuition: $110

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HOLIDAY HEROES: Turn A Holiday Tree Ornament with: Rick Angus
Beginner

Saturday, December 1, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: Utilizing spindle turning and wood holding techniques and your own imagination, create a delicate hanging tree ornament out of solid hardwood, just in time for the holidays. These make beautiful gifts for others, or great family keepsakes for yourself. No prior wood turning experience necessary.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: $10 Materials Fee.

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HOLIDAY HEROES: Star Carving with: Dana Farmer
All

Sunday, December 2, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Basic Set Of Carving Tools. (available At Discount)
Description: Carve a decorative star (as an ornament, home decoration or gift) out of kiln dried wood in this introductory carving class. No prior carving experience necessary. Required tools: V-tool, sharp 1" flat chisel; 5-12 or 3-12 gouge optional. Bring any and all carving tools you possess.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: Includes All Materials.

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The Art Of Pen Turning with: Ronald Blais
Beginner

Saturday, December 8, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Pen Turning Tools, Bushings For Your Lathe
Description: Learn to make the same professional style pens as those available in fine gift shops. Ron will instruct you on the complete process from wood selection to final finish, along with numerous tips and techniques to help you produce excellent results every time. Soon you will be making pens for both fun and profit. Ron has been teaching pen turning for many years and has recently won both First Prize AND Best-in-Show at the annual MAPG/IAP meeting. Drop into the store to see some of his current work.The Class includes one pen kit and one wood blank.
Tuition: $75

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A Taste Of Bowl Turning with: Rick Angus
All

Sunday, December 9, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: In this fast-paced class, we explore fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques for cross-grain woodturning. Using these techniques, turners cut wood efficiently and leave a smooth accurate surface on their work. We learn how to use the bevel gracefully to guide the knife edge along a smooth curve and why this technique allows such smooth tool control. Any surface imperfections are smoothed with a scraper and develop an eye for making the shape desired. We will mount a round section of a plank on a faceplate and turn the outside profile of the bowl and provide a spigot or recess on the bottom. Using a scroll chuck, we remount the blank on the spigot or in the recess and turn the rim and inside of the bowl. Lastly, we grip the bowl by the rim in a jam chuck and finish the foot. This fundamental technique can be used to turn bowls of many sizes and shapes. In such a short class, we focus on learning technique rather than production; it's a perfect way to get a taste of bowl turning to see if you really like it.
Tuition: $110

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