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Carve the ball and claw foot

at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts - Beverly,
116 Water St, Boston, Massachusetts 01915

Experience one of the most luxurious carved forms in furniture. Through demonstration, and hands on experience you will gain the understanding of designing and making a Ball and Claw foot. The student will learn to design, saw, shape and carve this hallmark of the 18th century. You will leave with the understanding of how this dramatic form evolves...

$350

2 sessions

Stringing & Bellflowers

at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts - Beverly,
116 Water St, Boston, Massachusetts 01915

Federal furniture was customarily embellished with stringing, bandings, bellflowers and fans. In this seminar the student will learn how to make simple tools especially designed to inlay stringing into a tapered leg. Simple bandings will be glued up and sawn and inlayed into the leg as a cuff. Bellflowers and a fan will be cut from veneers and appropriately...

$350

2 sessions

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Traditional Upholstery

at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts - Beverly,
116 Water St, Boston, Massachusetts 01915

This is a great opportunity to spend time learning from a master upholsterer who describes himself as having “been spitting tacks for 65 years”. Over the two weekends Joseph Karagezian will discuss the tools and materials necessary for simple upholstery and the students will upholster a simple slip seat using webbing, burlap, horsehair, cotton...

$700

4 sessions

Woodworking Open Shop

at Lexington Arts and Crafts - Lexington
130 Waltham St, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421

This woodworking/furniture-making open shop class allows students to build projects of their own choice/selection with guidance from the instructor about design, joinery and construction techniques. The course also focuses on individual review of project-specific machine safety, making jigs and honing hand tool skills.  It is recommended that...

$346

8 sessions

Spindle Turning

at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts - Beverly,
116 Water St, Boston, Massachusetts 01915

Level: Beginner / Intermediate Turning wood can be one of the most instantly gratifying experiences in woodworking and spindle turning can be done with only a few tools. Phil will cover the grinding techniques for the proper angles of parting tools, gouges and skews, the basic tools for spindle turning. Also he will cover the honing of...

$350

Making and Using a Wooden Handplane

at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts - Beverly,
116 Water St, Boston, Massachusetts 01915

A handmade wooden plane is light, responsive and capable of the finest smoothing and shaping. In this two-day class, students will employ basic woodworking skills to transform a block of hardwood into a sensitive and lasting tool. As the planes are completed, students will learn or refine sharpening and planing techniques. They will also become more...

$350

2 sessions

Wood Finishing Workshop

at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts - Beverly,
116 Water St, Boston, Massachusetts 01915

In this workshop we will cover simple finishes. The day will start with wood preparation and sanding, followed by the mixing and applying of water stains and discussion about oil stains. Shellac will be the material of choice for the sealer and top coats. The students will learn how to mix the flakes into a solution and the proper technique for brushing...

$350

2 sessions

Moulding Planes & How To Use Them

at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts - Beverly,
116 Water St, Boston, Massachusetts 01915

Stop making compromises with your router. Stop getting close to the moulding profiles you want. Learn how to use some of the most abundant moulding planes of the past to get the exact detail you are after. Hollows and rounds do not make specific profiles. They make specific arcs. Learn to transform these various arcs into scores of varying profiles....

$350

2 sessions

Elegant Curves

at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts - Beverly,
116 Water St, Boston, Massachusetts 01915

Curves and curved elements can add elegance, allure, and in some cases strength to your furniture designs. We will explore and make several different curved parts — various types of laminations useful for curved drawers and chair parts, by shaping out of the solid with hand tools, and by coopering, a way to make curved panels or case sides. Steam...

$375

2 sessions

Live Edge Slab Table

at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts - Beverly,
116 Water St, Boston, Massachusetts 01915

Choosing a piece of lumber that has the natural edge can add tremendous amount of character to furniture.  In this class you will choose a slab of Walnut and transform it into a natural edge table.  You will design a set of legs that will support the table's top to give it a contemporary look.  You'll also have the opportunity to set...

$350

2 sessions

Wooden Spoons Workshop

at Museum of Fine Arts - Jamaica Plain
24 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

Cut, carve and sand an elegant spoon. Beginners will make a basic version; intermediate students may try more sculptural versions. Use the band saw to establish a spoon balnk, then carve handle and bowl. End with a non-toxic oil finish.

$150

2 sessions

Advanced Joinery

at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts - Beverly,
116 Water St, Boston, Massachusetts 01915

Furniture requires a wide range of joinery skills.  Most people learn basic dovetail and mortise and tenon joints first, but these methods can be extended widening your scope as a builder and adding to your design possibilities.  Learning to execute these joints with hand tools  & machine tools will not only improve your bench skills,...

$350

2 sessions

Woodcuts

at Essex Art Center - Lawrence
56 Island St #1, Boston, Massachusetts 01840

In this multi-plate woodcut workshop, we will be creating a woodcut print comprised of 2-3 plates. This technique is one dating back to the Ukiyo-e woodblock prints in Japan from the 18-19th Centuries. Each plate is used for various colors. These are applied using either a roller or small brushes depending on the size of the particular area. ...

$65

Using a Router

at Boston Building Resources - Mission Hill
100 Terrace St, Boston, Massachusetts 02120

A router is a versatile woodworking tool that is used to shape and to produce finished edges. You can also use it to produce cutaways, holes, and contours. This class will cover the basics of the router, safety considerations, typical uses, and how different jigs and bits can be used in a wide variety of projects. This is a Hands-on workshop.

$80

Sharpening Clinic

at Furniture Institute of Massachusetts - Beverly,
116 Water St, Boston, Massachusetts 01915

This short session can be one of the most valuable skills you can learn. Having sharp tools will take the drudgery out of handwork and cam make the use of hand tools a pleasurable experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn this skill from one of the leading craftsman in the country.

$175
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