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Chair Making | Chris Schwarz

February 17 - February 21 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR  Christopher Schwarz Build a comfortable stick armchair in the Welsh tradition using tools and materials that are familiar to the typical woodworker. If chairmaking intimidates you, you aren’t alone. The tools, materials, and processes seem to require a pledge of allegiance to an entirely different craft that…

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Japanese Tool Box | Chris Schwarz

February 22 - February 23 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR  Christopher Schwarz JAPANESE SLIDING LID BOX Build a reproduction of an antique Japanese sliding-lid box using hand tools, carefully shaped finger joints and steel dome-head nails. Based on a Japanese box found at an Australian tool sale in 2013, this chest is an excellent introduction to precision…

Beginning Woodworking

February 24 - February 28 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN  Foundation Beginning Woodwork This foundation beginning woodworking class, will teach you how to build furniture using both power tools and hand tools. This course is perfect for beginners or for intermediates who want to hone their skills. Everything you will need is here in the…

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Intro To Marquetry – Weekend

February 29 - March 1 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR ANDREW GIBSON Introduction To Marquetry Marquetery is the process of making pictures from small pieces of veneer and insetting them into a larger, thicker piece of material such as a box lid, cabinet door, or table top. Marquetry has been used for centuries to add decorative details to…

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Recurve Bow Building & Archery

March 2 - March 6 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR DAVE MEAD  Composite Bow Making Learn the unique art of making one of the most ancient bow designs - the composite bow. You will learn from Dave Mead, a master bowyer, who has spent years perfecting the performance of this bow and arrow combo. Capable of shooting fast…

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Cutting Board – Saturday Funday

March 7 | 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday Funday Except on Saturday!- Make an Artisanal Cutting Board Level: Open to All Starting with a block of wood, you will mill up and then glue together multiple strips to make up your  artisanal cutting board. While the glue is drying, we'll break for lunch and there are some lovely…

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Beer Cup – Saturday Funday

March 7 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday Funday - Make Your Own Beer Cup! Level: Open to All Come and have a fun afternoon learning how to make a beer cup errrr.......beer mug.  We've teamed up with the Hidden Springs Ale Works, so at the end of the afternoon you get to go next door and test…

Introduction to 3D Carving

March 9 - March 13 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR MIRIAM CARPENTER Introduction to Carving This workshop aims to strip away intimidation and complication, making carving straightforward and enjoyable. This workshop is suitable for all levels. You will  have the option to make a small carved item often called a Netsuke - Not familiar with Netsuke? Netsuke…

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Beginning Woodworking | Weekend

March 14 - March 15 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN Learn To Woodwork The Weekend Beginning Woodworking class provides a hands-on workshop experience and a condensed introduction to foundational woodworking techniques and power tools. It is ideal for determining if you’d like to get more involved in woodworking, refreshing your skills, or familiarizing yourself with…

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Wood Router Essentials | Weekend

March 21 - March 22 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR ANDREW GIBSON Router Essentials for Every Woodworker Fixed routers  and plunge routers add a LOT to the workshop, but they can be intimidating to use. With the amazingly diverse availability of router bit profiles, there are many different things you can do on a router table; from…

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Cutting Board – Sunday Funday

March 29 | 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday Funday - Make an Artisanal Cutting Board Level: Open to All Starting with a block of wood, you will mill up and then glue together multiple strips to make up your  artisanal cutting board. While the glue is drying, we'll break for lunch and there are some lovely restaurants locally…

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Beginning Woodworking | Weekend

April 4 - April 5 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN Learn To Woodwork The Weekend Beginning Woodworking class provides a hands-on workshop experience and a condensed introduction to foundational woodworking techniques and power tools. It is ideal for determining if you’d like to get more involved in woodworking, refreshing your skills, or familiarizing yourself with…

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Beer Cup – Saturday Funday

April 4 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday Funday - Make Your Own Beer Cup! Level: Open to All Come and have a fun afternoon learning how to make a beer cup errrr.......beer mug.  We've teamed up with the Hidden Springs Ale Works, so at the end of the afternoon you get to go next door and test…

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The Art & Technicals of Box Making

April 6 - April 10 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN THE ART AND TECHNICALS OF BOX MAKING This Box Making course builds on your woodworking and power tool knowledge and is a great stepping stone class to larger projects, like cabinets or drawers. In this hands-on five day class, you'll learn and practice multiple box making techniques:…

Mid Century Modern Coffee Table

April 12 - April 17 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR MIRIAM CARPENTER Design & Build a Mid Century Coffee Table  By the end of this class, you will have designed, built, and finished a perfectly sized mid-century modern coffee table for your home! In this great hands-on class, you will learn the complete process of woodworking from concept…

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Woodcut Printing – Sunday Funday

April 19 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

MEET  YOUR INSTRUCTOR JENNIFER HARPER Woodcut/Wood Block Print Making Level:  Open to All The ancient art of woodcut printing is a perfect craft to get started with printmaking. This easy workshop will introduce you to the tools and methods needed to allow you to carve and print from your own…

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Cutting Board – Saturday Funday

April 19 | 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday Funday - Make an Artisanal Cutting Board Level: Open to All Starting with a block of wood, you will mill up and then glue together multiple strips to make up your  artisanal cutting board. While the glue is drying, we'll break for lunch and there are some lovely restaurants locally…

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Essential Handtool & Joinery Skills

April 20 - April 24 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR RANDY MAXEY  Essential Handtool & Joinery Skills Handtool work and joinery are vital skills for all woodworkers.  There is nothing more valuable than being able to select and cut joints with skill and ease. This class taught by Randy Maxey will increase your joinery skills regardless of…

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Precision Joinery – Weekend

April 25 - April 26 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR ANDREW GIBSON Precision Joinery - Beautiful Picture Frames  Weekend Workshop While the digital age is upon us, we all have physical pictures of places and people that keep memories fresh for us.  Framing them in a hand made frame makes them even more memorable.  Come and spend…

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The Business of Woodwork

May 2 - May 3 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS KATE SWANN MARK STEPHENSON Woodworking Business School - Live Weekend Event There's a lot to the business side of woodworking, like how you think about your business as a business, how to price your work, and how to market your business, so you stay profitable and stay off the income roller…

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Woodturning For Craft & Hobby

May 4 - May 8 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR NICK COOK  Wood Turning for Fun & Profit Learn to use a lathe to make beautiful turned pieces for your home or for sale.  It is perfect for beginners and intermediates who want to hone their skills and learn from a veteran maker - Nick Cook. Learn…

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Make A Pen – Sunday Funday

May 10 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday Funday Except on Saturday!- Turn Beautiful Pens Level: Open to All (Minimum age 12) Learn how to prepare, turn, and finish a wooden pen on the lathe. We will show you how to cut pen blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the pen barrels and apply…

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Curvature – Bend It Like Gumby

May 11 - May 15 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR  KELLY PARKER Curvature - Bending Wood Imagine: the gentle bend of a meandering stream… the supple curve of a woman’s hip… the fluid lines of a sports car.  These beautiful organic forms are intrinsically pleasing to us.  You can bring this same graceful quality to your furniture…

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Beginning Woodworking | Weekend

May 23 - May 24 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN Learn To Woodwork The Weekend Beginning Woodworking class provides a hands-on workshop experience and a condensed introduction to foundational woodworking techniques and power tools. It is ideal for determining if you’d like to get more involved in woodworking, refreshing your skills, or familiarizing yourself with…

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Cutting Board – Saturday Funday

May 23 | 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday Funday Except on Saturday!- Make an Artisanal Cutting Board Level: Open to All Starting with a block of wood, you will mill up and then glue together multiple strips to make up your  artisanal cutting board. While the glue is drying, we'll break for lunch and there are some lovely…

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Beer Cup – Saturday Funday

May 23 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday Funday - Make Your Own Beer Cup! Level: Open to All Come and have a fun afternoon learning how to make a beer cup errrr.......beer mug.  We've teamed up with the Hidden Springs Ale Works, so at the end of the afternoon you get to go next door and test…

Casework | Learn The Process

May 25 - May 30 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN MAKE A MODERN CABINET The class is design to bring together a wide variety of techniques and building processes into one project build. It is ideal for extending woodworking knowledge established in earlier courses. You will need to have some knowledge under your belt -…

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Beginning Woodworking

June 1 - June 5 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 Things You'll Learn About MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN Foundation Beginning Woodwork This foundation beginning woodworking class, will teach you how to build furniture using both power tools and hand tools. This course is perfect for beginners or for intermediates who want to hone their skills. Everything you will need…

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Low Relief Carving For Furniture

June 8 - June 12 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR ALEXANDER GRABOVETSKIY Carving for Furniture Low Relief Carving Techniques Low relief Carving for furniture, also known as Flemish or Liège style was a very popular from 16th to 19th century in Belgium-Franch culture. It also moved to England and was incorporated by Great Furniture makers such as…

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Joinery & Handtools – Weekend

June 13 - June 14 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR ANDREW GIBSON Precision Joinery Weekend Workshop Come and spend a weekend learning how to cut the most precision joints with care and craft.  Do you want to hone your hand tool joinery skills and improve  your overall woodworking and furniture making? Everything you will need is here…

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Cutting Board – Saturday Funday

June 20 | 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday Funday Except on Saturday!- Make an Artisanal Cutting Board Level: Open to All Starting with a block of wood, you will mill up and then glue together multiple strips to make up your  artisanal cutting board. While the glue is drying, we'll break for lunch and there are some lovely…

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Beer Cup – Saturday Funday

June 20 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday Funday - Make Your Own Beer Cup! Level: Open to All Come and have a fun afternoon learning how to make a beer cup errrr.......beer mug.  We've teamed up with the Hidden Springs Ale Works, so at the end of the afternoon you get to go next door and test…

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Intro To Woodturning

July 11 - July 12 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Meet Your Instructor Peggy Schmid Introduction To Turning Wood on a Lathe A wonderful opportunity to learn to turn on a lathe with a great instructor in comfortably paced class. Open to new turners, as well as those of all skill levels who would like to break bad turning habits…

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Beginning Woodworking | Weekend

July 11 - July 12 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN Learn To Woodwork The Weekend Beginning Woodworking class provides a hands-on workshop experience and a condensed introduction to foundational woodworking techniques and power tools. It is ideal for determining if you’d like to get more involved in woodworking, refreshing your skills, or familiarizing yourself with…

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Teen Woodworking Camp

July 13 - July 17 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

TEEN WOODWORKING – SHOP CLASS Minimum age 14 – 17 yrs Our fully equipped shop is the scene of creative,  engineering, and practical skill building work for 5 hours of instruction every day as well for free time. The skills your teen will learn here, will last a life time.…

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Beer Cup – Saturday Funday

July 25 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday Funday - Make Your Own Beer Cup! Level: Open to All Come and have a fun afternoon learning how to make a beer cup errrr.......beer mug.  We've teamed up with the Hidden Springs Ale Works, so at the end of the afternoon you get to go next door and test…

Chair Making | Philip Morley

August 1 - August 7 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR  PHILIP MORLEY    Chair making with Philip Morley Come and build your skills and furnish your home with this sleek and contemporary Morley Lounge chair. Designed with a Mid Century flair but supremely comfortable, this chair is an excellent way to both develop your woodworking skills and…

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Beginning Woodworking

August 10 - August 14 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 Things You'll Learn About MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN Foundation Beginning Woodwork This foundation beginning woodworking class, will teach you how to build furniture using both power tools and hand tools. This course is perfect for beginners or for intermediates who want to hone their skills. Everything you will need…

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Wood Turning for All | Rudy Lopez

August 17 - August 21 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR RUDY LOPEZ Wood Turning for All Woodturning is a great hobby and it has a short learning curve, the skills last a lifetime, and you get to make wood chips fly! Few things are more satisfying than creating something out of wood with your own two hands-that…

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Essential Handtool & Joinery Skills

August 17 - August 21 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR RANDY MAXEY Essential Handtool & Joinery Skills Handtool work and joinery are vital skills for all woodworkers. There is nothing more valuable than being able to select and cut joints with skill and ease. This class taught by Randy Maxey will increase your joinery skills regardless of…

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Finishing Furniture | Weekend

August 22 - August 23 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR DIANE SHATTUCK Learn To Finish Furniture This weekend finishing class provides a hands-on experience on finishing techniques and tools. Come learn why you finish, how to choose the right finish and explore all the different types of coatings available that will give your piece a professional grade finish. By the end of the class,…

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Cutting Board – Saturday Funday

August 22 | 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday Funday Except on Saturday!- Make an Artisanal Cutting Board Level: Open to All Starting with a block of wood, you will mill up and then glue together multiple strips to make up your  artisanal cutting board. While the glue is drying, we'll break for lunch and there are some lovely…

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Beer Cup – Saturday Funday

August 22 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday Funday - Make Your Own Beer Cup! Level: Open to All Come and have a fun afternoon learning how to make a beer cup errrr.......beer mug.  We've teamed up with the Hidden Springs Ale Works, so at the end of the afternoon you get to go next door and test…

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Apprenticeship Fortune & Parker

September 7 - September 18 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS MICHAEL FORTUNE KELLY PARKER Apprenticeship with Michael Fortune & Kelly Parker   Taught by master furniture makers, Michael Fortune, and Kelly Parker, this two-week apprenticeship will profoundly impact your learning. It is a comprehensive class where you will take a design idea from proof-of-concept into fabrication. We will focus…

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Precision Joinery – Weekend

September 19 - September 20 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR ANDREW GIBSON Precision Joinery - Beautiful Picture Frames  Weekend Workshop While the digital age is upon us, we all have physical pictures of places and people that keep memories fresh for us.  Framing them in a hand made frame makes them even more memorable.  Come and spend…

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Conference | SAPFM

September 26 | 8:00 am - 4:45 pm

Learn About Making American Period Furniture   This will be a one day event featuring presentations by five local Florida Society of American Period Furniture Makers chapter members on a variety of topics.   Fees: Free to SAPFM members.  Non members $20 NOTE:  On the check out page please select "NO " …

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Beer Cup – Saturday Funday

September 26 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday Funday - Make Your Own Beer Cup! Level: Open to All Come and have a fun afternoon learning how to make a beer cup errrr.......beer mug.  We've teamed up with the Hidden Springs Ale Works, so at the end of the afternoon you get to go next door and test…

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Heirloom Desk | Nancy Hiller

October 5 - October 10 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

MEET YOU INSTRUCTOR  NANCY HILLER  Heirloom Desk The classic English desk functions well for a laptop or as a writing desk. As a gift for a loved one, or as a part of your office its combines traditional joinery with modern-day building techniques and will last for generations.   It is…

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Make a Bike – Ride A Tree

October 11 - October 17 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR CHRIS CONNOR Make a Bike Ride A Tree Level: Open to All Learn to build a wood bike!  How do you go about building the ultimate combination of form and function? Build a wood bicycle. This class will teach you the process required to design, shape, bond, align,…

Beginning Woodworking

October 12 - October 16 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN Foundation Beginning Woodwork This foundation beginning woodworking class, will teach you how to build furniture using both power tools and hand tools. This course is perfect for beginners or for intermediates who want to hone their skills. Everything you will need is here in the…

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Bowl Me Over | Don Geiger

October 12 - October 16 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR DON GEIGER Bowl Me Over - Learn to Turn Bowls  Learn how to use a lathe to make bowls in a fun, relaxed week of lathe time - you will turn thin-walled, wet wood bowls, natural edge bowls, and dry wood bowls from cured blanks - we will do square bowls if time…

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Wooden Sign Carving

October 19 - October 23 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR ALEXANDER GRABOVETSKIY Classical Sign & Letter Carving Traditional Carving Techniques   This lettering and sign carving class, taught by world-renown Alexander Grabovetskiy, will give you the skills to add creative, unique details to all your woodworking projects. Alexander has designed this introductory course for carver, furniture makers,…

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Cutting Board – Saturday Funday

October 24 | 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday Funday Except on Saturday!- Make an Artisanal Cutting Board Level: Open to All Starting with a block of wood, you will mill up and then glue together multiple strips to make up your  artisanal cutting board. While the glue is drying, we'll break for lunch and there are some lovely…

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Beer Cup – Saturday Funday

October 24 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday Funday - Make Your Own Beer Cup! Level: Open to All Come and have a fun afternoon learning how to make a beer cup errrr.......beer mug.  We've teamed up with the Hidden Springs Ale Works, so at the end of the afternoon you get to go next door and test…

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Horse Bow Building & Archery

October 26 - October 30 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR DAVE MEAD  Composite Bow Making Learn the unique art of making one of the most ancient bow designs - the composite bow. You will learn from Dave Mead, a master bowyer, who has spent years perfecting the performance of this bow and arrow combo. Capable of shooting fast…

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Pen Making – Saturday Funday

November 7 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday Funday Except on Saturday!- Turn Beautiful Pens Level: Open to All (Minimum age 12) Learn how to prepare, turn, and finish a wooden pen on the lathe. We will show you how to cut pen blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the pen barrels and apply…

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Intro To Woodturning

November 9 - November 13 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Meet Your Instructor  Peggy Schmid An Intro to Turning - Christmas Gifts Using The Lathe A wonderful opportunity to learn to turn on a lathe with a great instructor in comfortably paced class. Open to new turners, as well as those of all skill levels who would like to break…

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The Art & Technicals of Box Making

November 16 - November 20 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN THE CLASSIC & TECHNICAL ART OF BOX MAKING This Box Making course builds on your woodworking and power tool knowledge and is a great stepping stone class to larger projects, like cabinets or drawers. In this hands-on five day class, you'll learn and practice multiple box making…

Beginning Woodworking

November 30 - December 4 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR KATE SWANN Foundation Beginning Woodwork This foundation beginning woodworking class, will teach you how to build furniture using both power tools and hand tools. This course is perfect for beginners or for intermediates who want to hone their skills. Everything you will need is here in the…

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Cutting Board – Saturday Funday

December 5 | 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday Funday Except on Saturday!- Make an Artisanal Cutting Board Level: Open to All Starting with a block of wood, you will mill up and then glue together multiple strips to make up your  artisanal cutting board. While the glue is drying, we'll break for lunch and there are some lovely…

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