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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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Introduction To Power Tools with: Michael Goulde
None

Part 1: Thursday, May 31, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, June 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, June 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: The first steps in any woodworking project are flattening, squaring and dimensioning your stock. There are four tools specifically designed to take rough sawn lumber and process it into boards that are straight, flat, and true! In this 3-session class, you'll learn the maintenance and safe operation of the jointer, thickness planer, table saw and band saw. This is a great course for beginners, as well as others wishing to ensure that they are using these tools properly and safely.
Tuition: $200

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Festool For Pros with: Andrew Teixeira
Cancelled

Part 1: Sunday, June 3, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 24, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Experience With Production And Volume Woodworking.
Description: This class is designed for contractors and others concerned with time management and efficiency. Festool's products can simplify and speed up production but which is the right tool for the job and when? Which tools will pay for themselves by adding speed or capacity? In this demonstration style class, Festool products will be used in typical shop applications. Their use in production cabinetry as well as custom furnishings will be detailed. The instructor , Andrew Teixeira, has 18 years of woodworking experience building a variety of projects from heirloom quality reproductions of early American antiques to contemporary restaurant interiors. Visit his website, anamericanartisan.com to see a portfolio of his work. Subscribe to his Youtube channel, An American Artisan, for tips and techniques.
Tuition: $350
Tuition Notes: Materials Cost: $50

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Building An Acoustic Guitar with: Scott Dixon
None

Part 1: Monday, June 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, June 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, June 18, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, June 25, 6 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 Sycamore.Class is held for 4 consecutive Monday nights.
Tuition: $675
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Full Cost Of The Guitar Building Kit And Hard Case.

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

Part 1: Thursday, June 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, June 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Saturday, June 23, 10 AM - 5 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 bow tie splines that stop naturally occurring cracks from getting larger and add aesthetic value to the project. Next, they will either 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 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 Or $300 For 3 Class Option, PLUS Materials Costs. These Are Estimated As: $75-$300 For Live Edge Slabs; $18-$20 For Each Of 4 Metal Legs; $40-$60 For Wooden Handmade Legs.

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Hand Tool Sharpening With Rob Cosman with: Rob Cosman
Beginner

Friday, June 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: New Brunswick-based Rob Cosman has a long history with Woodcraft, having consulted with the company on the development of the Wood River hand planes. Think of this class as a "Boot Camp" for sharpening with 10 hours of intensive hands-on training. The definition of sharp is two parallel planes of metal coming together precisely at a single, minuet, point known as "the edge." Rob will teach you some techniques that save time while producing a sharp outcome. If you want to jump-start your hand tool sharpening skills or just need an in-depth refresher, this workshop is for you.
Tuition: $295

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Dovetail Joinery With Rob Cosman with: Rob Cosman
Beginner

Saturday, June 30, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: New Brunswick-based Rob Cosman has a long history with Woodcraft, having consulted with the company on the development of the Wood River hand planes. Join Rob for an intensive, all-day, 9-hour hands-on workshop on building dovetail joints. Rob will guide you in learning his signature "saw cut to saw cut" method of dovetailing. The joint will go together right from the saw, no paring, and no test fitting. You will be amazed at your success when cutting this traditional joint the correct way. The old English masters did it this way and so can you. Rob has taught thousands of woodworkers to saw and assemble using the methods that the modern master, Alan Peters, taught him. This workshop is limited to 12 students to allow lots of one-on-one coaching so don't delay in signing up!
Tuition: $295

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Router Basics with: Brian Days
Beginner

Part 1: Thursday, July 12, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, July 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: The router is an extremely versatile tool. Handheld, it can be used to put a decorative edge on a table, make rabbets and dados and even inlay materials into your project. In a router table, it becomes a precision tool allowing for repeatable cuts for your project. However, with a very sharp bit that is spinning sometimes over 20,000 rpm, it is critical to know how to use the tool to keep you safe and avoid destroying an important piece of wood.The two night class will cover• The basics of a router's design and use • How to read wood to get the best result• Safe technique with a router• Why bit speed (rpm) matters• How feed rate and depth of cut affects your end result• Hands on exercises will be done for bearing guided edge forming bits, hinge mortising as well as use of guide rails, templates and router tables.Instructor, Brian Days, owner of Red Birch Designs (www.redbirchdesigns.com), 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: $170
Tuition Notes: Includes Cost Of Materials.

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Adirondack Chair Building with: John Maslowski
Beginner

Part 1: Friday, July 13, 9:30 AM - 1 PM
Part 2: Friday, July 20, 9:30 AM - 1 PM
Part 3: Friday, July 27, 9:30 AM - 1 PM
Part 4: Friday, August 10, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

Description: Spend the late summer, lounging on beautiful Adirondack chairs made by you! On your deck or in your yard, nothing beats the comfort and style of these classic chairs.Designed by Thomas Lee in 1903, the original Adirondack chair was made out of multiple flat pieces of knot-free wood, all from the same tree. Lee's family — all 22 of them — tested multiple prototypes and ultimately decided upon the gentle recline and wide armrests of what we now know as the Adirondack chair.Using templates provided by the experienced instructor, you'll rough cut pieces of solid cedar for one chair on the band saw, and either rout or sand them to exact measurements. Then choose your finish and assemble the chair. The instruction you'll receive in this class will prepare you to build as many Adirondack chairs as you need.This class will meet on 4 consecutive Thursday nights, starting in July and running into mid-August. Consider signing up with a friend or significant other for a fun series of date nights at Woodcraft. Pizza provided.
Tuition: $300
Tuition Notes: $200 For Materials

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Cutting Board Boot Camp with: Paul Silvis
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, July 14, 10 AM - 2 PM
Part 2: Saturday, July 21, 10 AM - 2 PM

Description: Learn how to build a cutting board that will inspire awe and envy. Made of multiple segments of contrasting wood species, Paul Silvis's cutting boards remind us of the drawings of MC Escher, in which 2 dimensions appear to be 3, when viewed from different angles. Silvis will demonstrate planning the project, preparing and dimensioning the wood, and students will then use the wood he prepares to glue, clamp, trim, sand and finish elaborate, one-of-a-kind cutting boards. A total of 8 hours in the classroom will prepare you to turn out extraordinary kitchen goods for gifts, for sale or for your own use.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: $50 Materials Fee.

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A Taste Of Bowl Turning with: Rick Angus
None

Sunday, July 15, 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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The Art Of Pen Turning with: Ronald Blais
Beginner

Sunday, July 22, 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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Turn A Bottle Stopper with: Ronald Blais
All

Sunday, July 22, 1 PM - 4 PM

Description: Learn to Turn an elegant Wine Bottle Stopper. This class is for Beginners to Experienced Turners. You will learn the "Ins and Outs" of making Unique Gifts for that someone special.Learn to make the same professional stoppers 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 stoppers for both fun and profit. Drop into the store to see some of his current work. The Class includes a wood blank. Bottle Stopper kits are available for purchase in the store.
Tuition: $75

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A Taste Of Spindle Turning with: Rick Angus
Beginner

Saturday, July 28, 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: $110

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The Art Of Pen Turning with: Ronald Blais
Beginner

Saturday, August 11, 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

Saturday, August 18, 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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Build A Live Edge Bench Or Coffee Table with: Brian Days
Beginner

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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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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