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September 2021
$300.00 - $1295.00

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking

9/20/219/25/21

$1,295.00 (Includes All Materials)                                 . $300.00  Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) The secret to fine woodworking can be found in the pursuit of the fundamentals. With high-tech machines and power tools, these fundamentals can be overshadowed. In this class we will learn the values of design, drawings, mock-ups, sharpening, care and use of hand tools, tuning up a bench plane, layout, measuring tools,…

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October 2021
$100.00 - $425.00

Inlay Techniques

10/16/2110/17/21

$425.00 (Includes all Materials)                                      . $100.00 Deposit ( Balance due 30 days before class) Using inlay to embellish your projects can be very rewarding. It's a way to take your work to the next level, to set yourself apart from others. In this intensive two day class we will cover the following topics. 1. Tools, including the jeweler's fretsaw, carving tools, shop…

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$300.00 - $950.00

Joinery Techniques

10/18/2110/22/21

$950.00 (Includes all Materials)                              $300.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) Good joinery is key to making fine furniture that will last for generations. Many of us are intimidated by the complexity of these joints. In this class we hope to de-mystify and simplify the joinery process. We will learn western and eastern joinery and their applications, including dovetails, half-blind dovetails, sliding dovetails, mortise-and-tenons, angled…

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$100.00 - $395.00

Finishing Techniques

10/23/2110/24/21

$395.00 (Includes all Materials)                             . $100.00 Deposit  (Balance due 30 days before class) This class will give every student a thorough understanding of the finishing process. It will cover all aspects of wood finishing: Proper sanding techniques, coloring wood (dyes, stains, chemical and plant dyes), color-matching, membrane finishes (shellac, varnish, lacquer) and understanding solvents and their use in the finishing process. We will also explore hand-rubbed finishes,…

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February 2022
$300.00 - $1295.00

Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking

2/7/222/12/22

$1,295.00 (Includes All Materials)                                 . $300.00  Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) The secret to fine woodworking can be found in the pursuit of the fundamentals. With high-tech machines and power tools, these fundamentals can be overshadowed. In this class we will learn the values of design, drawings, mock-ups, sharpening, care and use of hand tools, tuning up a bench plane, layout, measuring tools,…

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March 2022
$500.00 - $1745.00

Sculpted Rocking Chair

3/6/223/12/22

$1745.00 (Includes all Materials)                                   . $500.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) The focus of this class will be making a sculpted rocking chair. We will explore the joinery, bent lamination, sculpting, balance and comfort that make this chair so special. This is an advanced class and requires the student to have knowledge and experience with basic hand tools like rasps, gouges, spokeshaves…

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April 2022
$300.00 - $1550.00

Making Custom Cabinets

4/4/224/10/22

$1550.00 (Includes all Materials)                            . $300.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) In this class, we will cover different methods and techniques for cabinet construction. These methods can be applied to building kitchens, vanities, entertainment unit, build-in, home theaters or just a stand alone cabinet. We will build a cabinet using face frame, finish ends with frame and panel. We will cover topics such as door…

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May 2022
$300.00 - $1350.00

Nakashima Inspired Chair

5/9/225/13/22

$1350.00 (Includes All Materials)                            $300.00 Deposit  (Balance due 30 days before class)  . In this class we will explore the works of one of my favorite woodworkers, George Nakashima. This chair has elegance, simplicity, subtle details, and beauty. Don't let its simplicity fool you. This chair requires great skill and precision to execute. It involves carving and sculpting of the seat with power and hand tools. The…

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June 2022
$500.00 - $1695.00

Blacker House Inspired Chair

6/4/226/11/22

$1695.00 (Includes all Materials)                                           . $500.00 Deposit (Balance due 30 days before class) This is perhaps the most challenging class we offer at our school. This class is not for the faint hearted. This chair will challenge every area of your woodworking skill. We will be dealing with angles, proportion, chair design, choosing wood grain, sculpting of the crest rail…

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