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Shaker Boxes

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Learn about the history of the Shakers and their woodcraft. Shaker furniture is practical yet elegant in its simplicity. Working with prepared box bands, students learn to bevel, steam, and bend Shaker box bands then fit and tack them to lids and bottoms. Each student makes two to three boxes.

$250

2 sessions

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Turned, Lidded Boxes

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

This class explores the turned lidded box, showing a variety of options. As most lidded boxes are end-grain turned, considerable time is spent exploring how to hollow and finely finish off end-grain. This includes a look at using hook and ring type tools. From there students make at least three finished boxes of differing features. This includes different...

$575

3 sessions

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Introduction to The Router

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

This class covers the safe use of the electric router. The router is used primarily on a router table for this class and the techniques are applicable to many projects. The following methods will be shown; pattern making, pattern pit flush cutting, use of feather boards, edge profiling, flushing edge banding, splined miters and lock miters for joining...

$175
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Spoon Carving

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Carve elegant spoons from branches and small trees using simple tools. Starting with green wood, students use a drawknife to remove bark and make the basic shape of a spoon. From there, a knife and gouge are used to make the final cuts. Each student completes two to three spoons. Students are required to bring the items on this supply list to...

$300

2 sessions

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Woodworking 101

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Interested in woodworking and looking for a way to get started? This course is designed to introduce students to safely use common woodworking machines and hand tools. We discuss how to approach work in the machine shop and at the workbench. Students take rough boards and machine them to useful sizes before taking the parts to the bench to work with...

$200

2 sessions

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Introduction to the Skew Chisel

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Take a detailed look at this somewhat challenging woodturning tool. Students start by learning the process of refining, shaping and obtaining scary sharp edges, then execute a number of practice pieces focusing on at least eight different cuts. On the second day, discover a series of projects that apply techniques learned. These projects include at...

$425

2 sessions

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Introduction to Bowl Turning

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

This two-day class introduces students to faceplate and bowl turning, which is very different from spindle turning. In bowl turning, the grain of the wood is typically perpendicular to the bed of the lathe; in spindle turning, the grain is parallel to the bed of the lathe. Various methods of attaching the wood to the lathe and an overview of sharpening...

$375

2 sessions

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Woodworking Basics: Picture Frames

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Using the table saw, router and various fixtures, students learn how to make a mitered picture frame in this two-day class. Students can choose from a selection of routers bits to mold their frame and give it a unique look. Different techniques to glue up the frames are covered. Each frame is splined to give it added strength.

$250

2 sessions

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Introduction to Shellac

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Move beyond the limitations of premixed shellac and unlock the full range of possibilities of this versatile finish. Topics to be covered include surface prep, mixing dry flakes, brushing, padding, french polishing and final polishing. Students are required to bring the items on the below supply list to the first day of class: 2 squeeze...

$250

2 sessions

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Fundamentals of Machine Woodworking

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Develop the skills and confidence to perform basic machine procedures and learn the background information needed for more complicated operations. Familiarity with each machine’s construction and proper adjustment is essential for optimal use. Specific woodworking tasks and machine setups are discussed, along with the necessary fences, guides, or...

$1,300

10 sessions

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Open Shop: Bowl Turning

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

This open shop is designed for students who have recently taken a bowl turning class at NBSS and are comfortable using a bowl gouge and scraper. Please arrive on time for a brief overview and demonstration. No additional instruction is given during the open studio, however a studio monitor is available for safety and assistance. If you would like more...

$100
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Router Workshop

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

The router has become one of the most important and useful power tools in the shop, but there is a process necessary to assure safety. In this class we will give you the practical experience on all types of routers, and router bits. There will be lectures on the use and function of router bits, and how to set up and operate the router by hand or in...

$350

2 sessions

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Handcut Dovetails

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Learn the steps to follow in order to successfully layout and cut both through dovetails and half blind dovetails. Through dovetails are seen on both faces and half blind dovetails are only seen on one face. Both types of dovetails are commonly found in the construction of fine furniture.

$425

2 sessions

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Windsor Chairs

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Chairs are one of the most challenging objects to design and build. Students work with green wood and hand tools to create one of the iconic forms of American furniture: the Windsor Chair. Building a Windsor chair is not about learning a style, it’s about learning a technology, a way of working with wood that is a wide departure from the usual flat...

$1,450

6 sessions

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Introduction to Spindle Turning

at North Bennet Street School - North End
150 North St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

This course provides instruction in spindle turning techniques used in furniture making. Information on lathes, tools, materials and finishing are presented. The sharpening of tools is demonstrated and practiced. Each student has a dedicated lathe to practice various turning techniques using four basic tools; the roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting...

$250

2 sessions

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