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781- 935-6414
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woburn@woodcraft.com

185 New Boston Street
Woburn, MA 01801
USA

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sunday 11-4pm
monday 9-7pm
tuesday 9-7pm
wednesday 9-7pm
thursday 9-7pm
friday 9-7pm
saturday 9-6pm

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Woodworking I with: Michael McGrath
Beginner

Part 1: Tuesday, October 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, October 12, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, October 19, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, October 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notepad And Pen.
Description: Get started woodworking with this beginner level class. Become familiar with common hand tools and learn how to properly use them. Students will also safely use essential woodworking machines such as the jointer, planer, table saw and band saw. Also covered in this class are basic but critical points including understanding how to purchase materials at a lumber yard and calculating board footage. Students will build a wall-hung cabinet that will satisfy many storage needs, constructed from quality hardwood. This class will prepare you for the Woodworking II and Joinery classes.
Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $75 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Build A Shaker End Table With Drawer with: Michael McGrath
Intermediate

Part 1: Wednesday, October 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, October 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, October 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, November 3, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Wednesday, November 10, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Wednesday, November 17, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 7: Wednesday, November 24, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 8: Wednesday, December 1, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 Or Essential Joinery. Or With Permission By The Instructor.
Tools Required: Safety Glasses Or Face Shield
Description: With its simple but elegant lines, the Shaker End Table is an excellent example of American history that complements furniture from all periods. This eight-part course is designed with the intermediate, as well as the more advanced woodworker, in mind. We will explore several elements including design, tool maintenance, milling, joinery, assembly and finish. Students will learn to cut dovetails, mortise and tenon joints and tapered legs. Participants will learn tool setup and maintenance, with a heavy concentration on safety. Additional lessons will cover wood movement, where and how to purchase quality materials, and what to expect as you continue as a woodworker. This intermediate level course is hands-on as well as demonstration and will prepare the student for more advanced classes.
Tuition: $475.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $75 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase *****

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Building An Acoustic Guitar with: Scott Dixon
All

Part 1: Monday, October 18, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, October 25, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, November 1, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, November 8, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, November 15, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Monday, November 22, 5 PM - 9 PM

Description: Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner/intermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a unique kit. You will learn the terminology and the techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your own personalized instrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck including truss rod installation, fingerboard & fretting, abalone inlay and construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system. Each guitar will be completed leaving the final top coat finish up to the student. Look for our other classes designed for finishing techniques. Be sure to visit the store to see and play the finished guitar. Two models are available - Sapele or Curly Maple. Class is held for 5 consecutive Monday nights.
Tuition: $850.00

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Hand Cut Dovetails with: Michael McGrath
All

Part 1: Thursday, October 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, October 28, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, November 4, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notepad And Pen.
Description: Dovetails are often regarded as the pinnacle of fine woodworking and are a great way to show off your hand skills. Learn how to execute this joint using hand tools including saws, chisels, and marking gauges. Students will learn how to properly layout and make through and half-blind dovetails. You can also use this class to prepare for a Shaker Table class.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $20 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Enrolment.

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Excel for Woodworking with: Tony Mandia
All

Saturday, October 23, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: Learn to program Excel for your woodworking tasks. The student will learn the step-by-step procedures for developing spread sheets for a simple fractional calculator, a picture framing calculator, and compound angle calculators for cutting crown molding, compound miter joints, and compound butted joints. Also develop spread sheets for a stair calculator and a baluster calculator. Along the way, the student will learn some neat excel tricks that can be applied to any spread sheet development. Use what you learned in this class to develop your own Excel tools. Students are to bring a laptop computer with Excel installed.Fee includes a thumb drive with the completed programs.
Tuition: $110.00

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Woodworking I with: Michael McGrath
Beginner

Part 1: Tuesday, November 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, November 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, November 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, November 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notepad And Pen.
Description: Get started woodworking with this beginner level class. Become familiar with common hand tools and learn how to properly use them. Students will also safely use essential woodworking machines such as the jointer, planer, table saw and band saw. Also covered in this class are basic but critical points including understanding how to purchase materials at a lumber yard and calculating board footage. Students will build a wall-hung cabinet that will satisfy many storage needs, constructed from quality hardwood. This class will prepare you for the Woodworking II and Joinery classes.
Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $75 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Woodworking II with: Michael McGrath
All

Part 1: Thursday, November 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, November 18, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, December 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, December 9, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notepad And Pen.
Description: This class will build on skills learned in Woodworking I, although that class is not a prerequisite. Students will build a cherry hall table with a "floating top", tapered legs and mortise and tenon joinery. Students will learn how to safely use various hand tools and power tools. Participants will be required to bring a tape measure and combination square. Optional tools are a hand plane and ¼", ½" and 1" chisels.
Tuition: $300.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $80 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Fundamental Techniques In Bowl Turning with: Rick Angus
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, November 13, 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 14, 10:30 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Interest In Woodturning
Tools Required: Drill Driver, Bits, #10 Screws, Pilot Drill Bit
Description: A shallow (2") functional bowl from a plank of cherry is the perfect introduction to the fun of bowl turning. Students will be trained in fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques and developing an eye for making the shape desired.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. We sand to perfection and add a quick oil finish to bring out the luster of your work.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.
Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $40 materials fee to be paid at time of enrolment *****

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BenchTool Sharpening 101 with: Dana Farmer
Beginner

Sunday, November 21, 9:30 AM - 3:30 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: $100.00

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A Taste Of Bowl Turning with: Rick Angus
All

Saturday, November 27, 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: $135.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $20 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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A Taste Of Spindle Turning with: Rick Angus
Beginner

Sunday, November 28, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: In this fast-paced class, students will be trained in fundamental chisel and gouge spindle-cutting techniques of spindle woodturning. Using these techniques, turners cut wood efficiently and leave a smooth accurate surface in 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. This class focuses on practicing proper techniques and we make a series of totems that contain examples of each cut that you learn; these serve as a reminder of the techniques that you learned. Beginning by roughing the blank to a cylinder, we practice the planing, chamfer and peeling cuts with the skew chisel. We proceed to the detail gouge and learn coves and beads. By putting all the techniques together, we will develop an eye for making the shape desired. The results of your practice are your totems for use as reference when making other projects.
Tuition: $135.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $10 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Woodworking I with: Michael McGrath
Beginner

Part 1: Tuesday, November 30, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, December 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, December 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, December 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notepad And Pen.
Description: Get started woodworking with this beginner level class. Become familiar with common hand tools and learn how to properly use them. Students will also safely use essential woodworking machines such as the jointer, planer, table saw and band saw. Also covered in this class are basic but critical points including understanding how to purchase materials at a lumber yard and calculating board footage. Students will build a wall-hung cabinet that will satisfy many storage needs, constructed from quality hardwood. This class will prepare you for the Woodworking II and Joinery classes.
Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $75 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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SketchUp Basics with: Eli Cleveland
All

Part 1: Tuesday, November 30, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, December 2, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, December 7, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 4: Thursday, December 9, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 5: Tuesday, December 14, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 6: Thursday, December 16, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: Notepad And Pen.
Description: Sketchup is a 3D drawing program and a valuable resource for amateur and professional woodworkers and carpenters. We will learn the basic tools and techniques that you need to get started. These skills can be used for everything in Sketchup from a simple model to a complex project. During the class, we will progress from small practice models to furniture pieces. We will also look at some tricks to save time and common pitfalls to avoid. The goal is to get ideas out of our heads and into the shop! This class is virtual and the meeting links will be emailed out 24 hours in advance of each class. Requirements: a Computer, a reliable internet connection, an email address, Zoom, SketchUp, a Trimble account* - Any version of SketchUp will work (SketchUp Studio, SketchUp Free, or SketchUp Make) on either Mac or PC. Go to www.sketchup.com to download the software. - I recommend either downloading the most recent version of SketchUp Studio (there is a free 30-day trial available), or downloading SketchUp Make 2017 (found here: https://help.sketchup.com/en/downloading-older-versions). - Chromebooks will have to use SketchUp Free, which will work just fine for this class. *Trimble owns SketchUp. The account is free and only requires an email address.
Tuition: $175.00

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Twice-turned Bowl From Wet Wood with: Rick Angus
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, December 4, 10 AM - 2 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 5, 11 AM - 3 PM

Prerequisite: Taste Of Bowl Or Similar Introductory Turning Class
Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: Turn bowls from wet local hardwoods recently cut and provided by the instructor.The bowls first are prepared from a log with oversized walls, allowed to dry and turned a second time to finished dimensions. Students will receive a refresher in fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques and review all procedures in the fundamentals course. We start with a bowl blank freshly-cut from a log. Before cutting it, we examine the grain lines and visualize the "bowl within the wood" and make a plan to reveal it. Blanks of wood will be mounted between centers and the grain pattern will be planned. We shape the outside of the bowl, remount the blank in a chuck and cut the inside leaving slightly thick walls. This bowl is allowed to dry (for three to six months) and distort to an oval shape (approximately). Next, students receive a similar but dried bowl prepared by the instructor. We examine our once-turned bowls and find the grain pattern planned when it first was turned. It is remounted on the lathe and the final shape is revealed through a process of removing the "high" spots of the oval until it is round again. This is based on visualizing the grain pattern and truing the spigot so that the dry oval bowl spins on nearly the original axis. The remainder of the process is cutting the outside while between centers, remounting in a chuck and cutting the rim and inside and finally mounting in a jam chuck to finish the foot. An oil finish brings out the luster of your project.
Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: Plus $40 For Materials

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BenchTool Sharpening 101 with: Dana Farmer
Beginner

Saturday, December 11, 9:30 AM - 3:30 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: $100.00

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Woodworking I with: Michael McGrath
Beginner

Part 1: Thursday, December 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, December 23, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, December 30, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, January 6, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notepad And Pen.
Description: Get started woodworking with this beginner level class. Become familiar with common hand tools and learn how to properly use them. Students will also safely use essential woodworking machines such as the jointer, planer, table saw and band saw. Also covered in this class are basic but critical points including understanding how to purchase materials at a lumber yard and calculating board footage. Students will build a wall-hung cabinet that will satisfy many storage needs, constructed from quality hardwood. This class will prepare you for the Woodworking II and Joinery classes.
Tuition: $275.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $75 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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A Taste Of Bowl Turning with: Rick Angus
All

Saturday, December 18, 11 AM - 5 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: $135.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $20 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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A Taste Of Spindle Turning with: Rick Angus
Beginner

Sunday, December 19, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: In this fast-paced class, students will be trained in fundamental chisel and gouge spindle-cutting techniques of spindle woodturning. Using these techniques, turners cut wood efficiently and leave a smooth accurate surface in 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. This class focuses on practicing proper techniques and we make a series of totems that contain examples of each cut that you learn; these serve as a reminder of the techniques that you learned. Beginning by roughing the blank to a cylinder, we practice the planing, chamfer and peeling cuts with the skew chisel. We proceed to the detail gouge and learn coves and beads. By putting all the techniques together, we will develop an eye for making the shape desired. The results of your practice are your totems for use as reference when making other projects.
Tuition: $135.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $10 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Essential Joinery with: Michael McGrath
All

Part 1: Tuesday, December 28, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, January 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, January 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, January 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notepad And Pen.
Description: Take your skills to the next level. This class is a must for those who want to develop fine joinery skills. You will learn how to layout and execute mortise and tenon joints as well as through and half-blind dovetails using power and hand tools. This is a great class to take in preparation for more advanced classes. These sample joints are meant to be used as a reference by the students when they perform these techniques in their own shop. While laying out joints in woodworking projects, you are able to look at and manipulate these samples to refresh your memory.
Tuition: $300.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $30 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Hand Tool Fundamentals with: Michael McGrath
All

Part 1: Wednesday, January 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, January 12, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, January 19, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, January 26, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Wednesday, February 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Wednesday, February 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 7: Wednesday, February 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 8: Wednesday, February 23, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 9: Wednesday, March 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 10: Wednesday, March 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 11: Wednesday, March 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 12: Wednesday, March 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: If you would like to use hand tools more and be less dependent on machinery, this is a great opportunity for you. Take advantage of this class to create a hand tool foundation that you can build on. Learning to use hand tools correctly will open an entirely new woodworking experience, one that is enjoyable, very satisfying, and not as loud or dusty.Not many things in woodworking are more discouraging or frustrating than trying to use dull or neglected tools. In this twelve-week, one night per week class, you will learn how to use a handsaw and tune-up and use a hand plane, chisels, marking gauge, and marking knife. This is a skills-based class with a heavy emphasis on fundamentals, proper technique and safety.Students will be taught how to layout and execute fine joinery such as mortise and tenon, through dovetails, and half-blind dovetails. The instructor will also talk about wood movement and what can happen if you don't allow for it.During this class, students will build a traditional wall-hung cupboard with dovetailed casework and a frame and panel door using quality hardwood.Students will be required to bring some hand tools and they will learn how to make these tools perform at their optimum. Some of the lessons are:Sharpening chisels and plane ironsHand tool tune-upSawing to a lineProper use of a chiselUsing marking gauges and marking knives for accurate linesUsing a hand planeMortise and tenon joineryDovetail joineryWood movementWhere and how to purchase furniture grade lumberRequired Tools:Hand plane (number 3 or 4)Chisels (1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1")Marking knifeTape measureCombination squareMalletStudents are encouraged to bring the following tools but they are not required:Dovetail saw (western, Japanese, or gent)Marking gauge
Tuition: $750.00
Tuition Notes: ***** Plus $110 Materials Fee Due At Time Of Enrollment *****

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