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Learn the art of woodworking in Boston and discover the intricate techniques of crafting custom furniture or mastering the art of woodturning through hands-on classes and expert instruction.

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Guide to Upholstered Furniture

New York School of Interior Design

Discover the art and science behind upholstered furniture with this comprehensive course. From dissecting famous designs to learning about construction and materials, this program is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their understanding of this essential element of interior decorating.

(176) All levels 18 and older
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Introduction to Woodworking

The Makery @ 2 Sewall Ave, Brookline, MA

Learn the essentials of operating the most common power and hand tools through a hands on project. Skills we will learn Tool usage and safety Basic joinery Measuring and jigging Sanding and finishing techniques Tools we will use Jointer Planer Miter saw Table saw Band saw Router Drill press Belt sander

(1) Beginner 9 and older
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$195

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Woodshop Certification

The Makery @ 2 Sewall Ave, Brookline, MA

Woodshop Certification is for experienced woodworkers that would like to work independently in our workshop during Open Workshop hours or book the workshop for private independent use. This class will cover general safety and workshop procedures, material handling, and expectations on how to use The Makery workshop. In order to gain access to the tools, it is required to show competency by completing tasks on each of these machines. jointer planer...

(1) Intermediate 18 and older
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Frame Making

The Makery

Framing is expensive and costly. The Makery can help. We will teach the basics of learning how to make a frame. Whether you want to frame a precious work of art or make a custom frame for snapshots, this class will help you get started toward making your own custom frames.

(1) Beginner 18 and older
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Family Making Sunday - CNC Maze Game

The Makery

Join us on Sunday mornings for a relaxed morning of Making. Join us for a demonstration of CNC carving, then get to work assembling and finishing you own wood maze game/coaster. Mazes are carved out of wood and assembled with a clear acrylic top sheet and a ball bearing for hours of twisting and twirling fun! Our staff will be here to introduce the project and help you along the way. Please Note: Children under 12 must be accompanied and supervised...

(1) All levels 5 and older
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Family Making Sunday - Miniature Room Interiors

The Makery

Join us on Sunday mornings for a relaxed morning of Making. Explore your inner interior designer and create the miniature room of your dreams. Add wall paper, carpeting, and decor to one of our standard laser cut room designs, for a design that is perfectly you. Our staff will be here to introduce the project and help you along the way. Please Note: Children under 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Not recommended for children...

(1) All levels 5 and older
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Design, Build, & Engrave a Hardwood Cutting Board

The Makery @ 2 Sewall Ave, Brookline, MA

Experience the joy of handcraft combined with hi-tech machines. Create a high-quality, family heirloom while learning woodworking, laser cutting and design. Use hand and power tools, clamps and glue to build a beautiful keepsake board. Finish it off with your own laser-engraved design.  This is a two session class that covers woodworking basics, design and laser engraving. You will leave with a beautiful, hardwood, custom designed and engraved...

(1) All levels 9 and older
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$135

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Windsor Chairs

North Bennet Street School

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 and square. The class covers all the steps from tree to chair. Students split parts from a log, shave...

All levels 18 and older
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Turned, Lidded Boxes

North Bennet Street School

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 types of joints, joint details, texturing, inlay and shapes. Students also have you a chance...

All levels 18 and older
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Introduction to the Skew Chisel

North Bennet Street School

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 least the following: tool handle, finial, door stop, egg, and spinning top. Prerequisite: Students...

Beginner 18 and older
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Upholstery Immersion

The Eliot School @ 24 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Learn to upholster with a project all your own. Join a shop away from home, with tools, mentorship and community. In this open-format class, there is no set curriculum. Instead, the instructor will circulate throughout the classroom,  giving upholstery instruction at all levels. Start with a dining chair or ottoman (large chairs take more than one semester). Bring your piece to the first class. We have limited storage-space on-site, so...

All levels 17 and older
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$450

10 sessions

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Introduction to Bowl Turning

North Bennet Street School

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 the appropriate tools for bowl turning are covered. Hands-on projects include small bowls and plates....

Beginner 18 and older
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Introduction to Shellac

North Bennet Street School

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 bottles (like restaurant ketchup bottles) 2" chip brush Sanding block Super blonde shellac flakes...

Beginner 18 and older
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Woodworking Basics: Picture Frames

North Bennet Street School

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.

Beginner 18 and older
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Shaker Boxes

North Bennet Street School

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.

All levels 18 and older
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Woodworking 101

North Bennet Street School

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 planes and other hand tools. We work towards the completion of a small wall shelf.

Beginner 18 and older
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Woodturning Open Studio

North Bennet Street School @ 150 North St, Boston, MA

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 instruction, you may sign up for the Introduction to Bowl Turning class again; it is designed for...

All levels 18 and older
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$203.78
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Introduction to The Router

North Bennet Street School

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 boards.

Beginner 18 and older
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Turning Natural Edge Bowls

Woodcraft of Woburn @ 185 New Boston St, Woburn, MA

Turn natural edge bowls from wet local hardwoods recently cut and provided by instructor. Students will receive a refresher in the fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques. We focus on developing an eye for making a pleasing shape while incorporating the bark of the tree as the rim of the bowl. We touch-up your graceful bevel-guided cutting technique thus helping you to form the smooth curves of the bowl.  This bowl requires a steady...

All levels 18 and older
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$125

2 sessions

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Wood Turning: Shallow Plates

The Eliot School @ 24 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Create your own custom, hand-wrought vessels from wood. Start with pieces of tree limbs and trunks, make them round and take off from there. Beginners learn basic lathe techniques while experienced students advance to the next level at their own pace. Wood will be provided in class; advanced turners may bring their own. Masks are required indoors.  Vaccinations required for all eligible students. Materials to bring to class: Tools and materials provided...

All levels 17 and older
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$130
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