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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 II with: Michael McGrath
All

Part 1: Wednesday, June 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, June 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, June 23, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, June 30, 6 PM - 9 PM

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: ***** $70 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Woodworking I with: Michael McGrath
Beginner

Part 1: Tuesday, June 22, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, June 29, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, July 6, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, July 13, 6 PM - 9 PM

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: $250.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $50 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Hand Cut Dovetails with: Michael McGrath
All

Part 1: Thursday, June 24, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, July 1, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, July 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

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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BenchTool Sharpening 101 with: Dana Farmer
Beginner

Sunday, June 27, 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: Wednesday, July 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, July 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, July 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, July 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

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: $250.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $50 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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

Part 1: Saturday, July 10, 10 AM - 2 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 11, 11 AM - 3 PM

Prerequisite: Taste Of Bowl Or Similar Introductory Turning Class
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 $35 For Materials

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BenchTool Sharpening 101 with: Dana Farmer
Beginner

Sunday, July 18, 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: $100.00

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Building An Acoustic Guitar with: Scott Dixon
All

Part 1: Monday, July 19, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, July 26, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, August 2, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, August 9, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, August 16, 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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Woodworking II with: Michael McGrath
All

Part 1: Tuesday, July 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, July 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, August 3, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, August 10, 6 PM - 9 PM

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: ***** $70 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Woodworking I with: Michael McGrath
Beginner

Part 1: Thursday, July 22, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, July 29, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, August 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, August 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

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, July 24, 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, July 25, 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: $135.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $10 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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The Taming Of The Skew (6 Hour) with: Rick Angus
Beginner

Saturday, July 31, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: Chisels likely were the original turning tools and they are today's go-to tools for leaving a super smooth finish on spindle work. Their versatility includes not only a planing or chamfer cut leaving baby-skin-smooth surfaces but rolling beads in tight places, making shallow coves, end-grain facing, marking distances between features with great accuracy and making notches for starting tight coves with a detail gouge. Its also a great roughing gouge! Spend a day understanding the variety of chisel profiles available to the modern turner and the benefits of each shape. One will do most spindle tasks but three or four will do nearly everything spindle—yes even coves! We start with a finely sharpened double beveled, curved, skewed woodturning chisel (The Skew!) provided by the school. With it we will prepare totem poles demonstrating the following cutting techniques: • Rough a billet to a cylinder using two cut types: planing and peeling, • Plane the cylinder to a smooth, uniform diameter round, • Face the endgrain square to the axis, • Cut a chamfer, • Mark features, • Cut notches for beginning beads and coves, • Roll beads and cut shallow coves (small coves best are made with a detail gouge), • Use an angled parting tool (also a chisel) for nearly flawless cut-offs. If we make good progress, we can make a spinning top from a billet. Please bring any chisels that you own for evaluation and sharpening. Fortunately, chisel sharpening is straight-forward using a platform and a wheel grinder. Sharpening strategies will be discussed and the grinder, honing (1200 grit) and possibly stropping methods will be used. Students can expect to sharpen one or more of their chisels and use it during the class. Students will be able to balance the amount of turning/sharpening to their individual needs. Become one with your skew!
Tuition: $135.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $10 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Turn A Handle For A Multi-Bit Screwdriver with: Rick Angus
All

Sunday, August 1, 11 AM - 5 PM

Description: Make a beautiful handle for a multi-bit screwdriver from an interesting piece of wood. Handle blanks are prepared in advance with routed recesses that give the handle a good grip. A selection of blanks made from a variety of hardwoods and in a variety of sizes will be available for all students. The screwdriver hardware includes four bits: two sizes each of flat and Phillips (#1 and #2) all stored within a reversing handle,
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $25 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Lathe Tool Sharpening with: Dana Farmer
All

Sunday, August 8, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Description: Learn the basics of how to sharpen wood turning tools. Both novice and experienced turners have overheated of mis-ground tools. This class will help prevent and recover from sharpening mistakes. We will cover spindle gouges, bowl gouges, parting tools and skew chisels. Both the Wolverine and Tormek machines will be used. Bring your own turning tools. We will have some lathes set up for test cuts.
Tuition: $130.00
Tuition Notes: *** $15 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Enrolment ***

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Cutting Boards with: Dana Farmer
All

Part 1: Sunday, August 15, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 22, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Description: In this class, students will make cutting boards from various species of lumber. The first day you will learn how to prepare lumber using a combination of hands on and demonstrated techniques, followed by design and glue up. On the second day students flatten and prepare their boards for finish. Dana will emphasize wood species choices, glue up, and finishing.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $50 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Woodworking I with: Michael McGrath
Beginner

Part 1: Thursday, August 26, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, September 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, September 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, September 16, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Pencil, Notebook, Combination Square
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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Advanced Bowl Turning: More And Deeper with: Rick Angus

Part 1: Saturday, August 28, 10 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 29, 11 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Fundamental Techniques In Bowl Turning Or Previous Bowl Turning Experience (at Instructors Discretion).
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Pencil, Notebook, Combination Square
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: $275.00
Tuition Notes: ***** $40 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Purchase. *****

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Box Building with: Michael McGrath
All

Part 1: Tuesday, August 31, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, September 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, September 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, September 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Pencil, Notebook, Combination Square
Description: Making a box is a useful and fun skill to develop. Box building is a great way to learn layout, joinery and assembly. In this class, we will build a lidded box that that can be used for pencils, crayons, layout tools, and countless other uses. To accomplish this, you will use power tools as well as hand tools. Students are required to bring a combination square, pencils, and safety glasses. Optional tools are chisels (¾", ½", and ¼"), hand saw (dovetail or Japanese style), bevel gauge, marking gauge, and dividers.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: *** $40 Materials Fee To Be Paid At Time Of Enrolment

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