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

185 New Boston Street
Woburn, MA 01801
USA

Hours of Operation

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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The Art Of Pen Turning with: Ronald Blais
Beginner

Saturday, August 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: $80.00

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Turn A Pepper Mill with: Ronald Blais
All

Saturday, August 8, 1 PM - 4 PM

Description: Turn a pepper mill using a cherry blank and a pepper mill mechanism. Every kitchen needs a pepper mill. The aroma and taste of freshly ground pepper brings a new dimension to your culinary skills. This class will use and build upon spindle turning techniques and wood holding methods while you make this beautiful and useful item. Fee includes the mechanism and the wood. No prior turning experience necessary.
Tuition: $110.00

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Building Frames For Artwork with: Dana Farmer
All

Saturday, August 15, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Learn to build customized frames for pictures and other artwork. In this one-day class, Woodcraft staff member, Dana Farmer, will show you how to cut rabbets for the glass, mitre cut parts to length, create decorative and strengthening splines, and assemble frames with glue and clamps. (Creating decorative mouldings on the router table will be demonstrated).
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: $20 Materials Fee

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A Taste Of Bowl Turning with: Rick Angus
All

Sunday, August 16, 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: $125.00

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A Taste Of Spindle Turning with: Rick Angus
Beginner

Saturday, August 29, 10 AM - 4 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: $125.00

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The Art Of Pen Turning with: Ronald Blais
Beginner

Sunday, August 30, 10 AM - 1 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: $80.00

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Build A Shaker End Table with: Michael McGrath
All

Part 1: Wednesday, September 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, September 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, September 23, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, September 30, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Wednesday, October 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Wednesday, October 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 7: Wednesday, October 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

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 seven-part course is designed with the beginner, 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. At the end of the course, students will take home a completed Shaker End Table. This introductory course will prepare the student for more advanced classes.
Tuition: $450.00
Tuition Notes: $45 Materials Fee

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Advanced Bowl Turning: More And Deeper with: Rick Angus
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, September 12, 10 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 13, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Fundamental Techniques In Bowl Turning Or Previous Bowl Turning Experience (at Instructors Discretion).
Description: Let's go deeper. In this 2-day weekend class, students make a deeper bowl than was made in the Fundamentals class. We review fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques leaving a smooth accurate surface in their work. You rely on using the bevel gracefully to guide the knife edge along a smooth curve and are reminded why this technique allows such smooth tool control. Any surface imperfections are smoothed with a scraper. Two woods will be used: a 3" thick piece of kiln-dried lumber and a recently-cut (wet) piece of local timber 4 to 6" thick. Both pieces will be turned between centers and each of us will mount and remount our blanks to make the best use of the grain pattern in the finished bowl. Using a scroll chuck, we remount the blank 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. Since the wet blank will distort to an oval when drying, we will choose a style that works well in this shape. This wet bowl will be sanded and possibly textured while still wet so that only little sanding will be required after it dries. The kiln-dried bowl will be finished with oil to bring out its luster.
Tuition: $265.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Fee Of $40/student Paid To Instructor.

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A Taste Of Bowl Turning with: Rick Angus
All

Saturday, October 10, 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: $125.00

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