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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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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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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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Wood Turning: Bowls & Beyond

at The Eliot School - Jamaica Plain
24 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

Use the lathe to make wooden bowls, platters, artistic sculptures and more. Start with pieces of tree limbs and trunks, make them round, and take off from there. Beginners will learn basic lathe techniques. Experienced students will advance to the next level at their own pace. Wood will be provided in class; advanced turners may bring their own. No...

$155

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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Advanced Spindle Turning

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

Turning wood can be one of the most instantly gratifying in woodworking and spindle turning can be done with only a few tools. Phil, a true professional when turning, will cover the grinding techniques for the proper angles of parting tools, gouges and skews the basic tool for spindle turning. Also the honing of the edges needed to make clean proper...

$350

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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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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Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking

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

This comprehensive course builds the foundational skills essential to complete many fine woodworking projects. Topics include: sharpening, tuning and the use of basic hand tools, including paring chisels, hand planes, dovetail saw, card scraper, and marking gauge; characteristics of wood and wood movement in furniture making; and cutting dovetails...

$1,300

20 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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Wooden Spoons

at The Eliot School - 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 blank, then carve handle and bowl. End with a non-toxic oil finish. Materials All materials will be provided. A materials fee of $10 is payable on the first day of class.

$130

2 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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Shaker Tables

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

Refine your furniture making skills through the construction of a small Shaker style end table. Working with furniture grade hardwood, students follow proper procedures of milling and cutting pieces to finish dimension. Joinery techniques are done primarily on machines, including the drawer construction. Tapering of the legs are a combination of machine...

$775

6 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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