Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Whether new or old, a hand plane usually needs some TLC to get it into top working form. This is a great class for anyone interested in learning how to use a large variety of machinery and tools. You’ll never want to go shopping again, unless it’s at the lumberyard, to buy more wood to make more of these projects for your friends and family. Master classes provide opportunities for professionals and advanced students to learn new skills. I sincerely hope that this course will clear your mind of any confusion regarding the many aspects of woodworking. Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.
We teach the basics of shop safety and working at Bench and give each participant the chance to use every piece of equipment at Bench to practice a variety of cuts, skills, and techniques. Learn to spin wood in this rapid-fire intensively hands-on introduction to the lathe and all of the many shapes that it can make. Participants will be actively involved in learning about the different common joinery techniques and the how they are used in woodworking through hands-on activities that will produce an end project.
The legs are provided or students may turn their own before the class with instructor provided patterns. Photography 101 is a recommended prerequisite class, since we will build on the fundamentals started in that class. They also offer woodworking classes for aspiring carpenters who have no idea how to get started. A video lecture on the various portable power tools commonly used in a woodworking shop.
Alan Dorsey has been woodworking professionally since 2002 with a focus on residential cabinetry and custom furniture. A relief carving is as a type of wood carving in which figures are carved in a flat panel of wood. We keep class sizes small in order to tailor lessons and instruction to your individual needs. As well, a discussion on when and where to use dovetail joinery in your woodworking. Students mill and join the wood for the cutting boards before crafting the final shapes and sizes. In our specialty classes learn how to build a guitar, how to design your own furniture, and unique styles like woodturning.
Students learn to use the most appropriate tools and techniques for spindle turning where the grain of the wood is parallel to the bed of the lathe and faceplate turning where the grain is perpendicular to the bed of the lathe. It will introduce students to the basic processes of wood finishing including sanding, staining, dying, and it will also give an overview of many finishing and application styles available. Names are accepted on waiting lists after a class is full until the day the class begins. This class will enable the student to successfully carve a human eye, using knives and gouges.
There is traditional woodworking – creating tables and boxes and cutting boards – but there is also turning, chipping, cabinetry, bandsaw projects and more. Generally, no two people in any given class build the exact piece, as all of our homes and decors are different. All woodworking students are required to provide, and wear – as appropriate, eye protection that meets the ANSI Z87.1 standards and hearing protection that provides a noise reduction rating of at least 20 decibels.
Students learn the fundamentals of working with veneer and techniques for creating images, patterns and tessellations. Canadian Woodworking reserves the right to make changes to this policy at any time. Traditional cabinet making practices are explained throughout the workshop and instructors emphasize how these methods can be used systematically in any woodworking project. This course builds foundational skills essential to complete many fine woodworking projects. Following a design process will improve your woodworking and avoid costly mistakes.
The workshops are meant for beginners and teach you how to carve yourself a wooden spoon or two, make a cool and custom-made cutting board, and other future classes that haven’t been announced yet. Students will learn how to set up, use, and maintain all major woodworking tools during this six session course. The beginning woodworking class are designed to build foundational woodworking skills that will serve you well with any future project but particularly focused on building fine furniture.
As a teacher he is focused on no nonsense solutions to common woodworking problems. Flexible weekly class times run throughout the year, with class sizes limited to 12 students. A 13,500 square foot woodworking school located in the Norwood Park neighborhood on the northside of Chicago. I haven’t taken any others before so I can’t say how they are but it is an all day class and he has been quick to answer email questions I’ve sent him. Learn the basics of sharpening a core set of tools used in many woodworking applications.
Scroll down to see the listings for this class on June 11&12 and September 10&11 or contact the Continuing Education Office to be added to the wait list. Specific woodworking tasks and machine setups are discussed, along with the necessary fences, guides or fixtures. This course features six nights of simple one or two night projects, perfect for practicing your new woodworking skills.
I took the weekend woodturning class this weekend with Cory Anderson and just wanted to let you know how fabulous I thought he was. Pre-Requisite Required: In order to participate in this class, you will need to first complete our Intro to Woodworking Class. 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 and mortise and tenon joinery using flat and square reference surfaces. This two-day class introduces students to faceplate and bowl turning, which is very different from spindle turning.
The main purpose of this article is to list hobby” or non-trade woodworking classes. A series of three classes cover the various skills required to create finished cabinets. Dovetail joinery has become ‘the hallmark’ of fine furniture making and in this class we’ll cover all of the steps needed to make a through dovetail joint. Classes are offered at the novice and experienced level and cover an array of topics, techniques and a variety of timeframes. Make it a holiday to take a class and explore a part of Canada you haven’t seen. Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking and Fundamentals of Machine Woodworking, or equivalent experience.
Whether you want to take better pictures of your cat, capture your kid at soccer practice, or are even planning on starting a career in photography, this class will give you the tools to feel more confident in achieving your creative goals. We’ll be building a classic Adirondack chair for your home, learning many new woodworking techniques (and using some different tools!) along the way. All classes are held in ROOMS 207, 208, or 112, Pleasant Hill Education Center.
Specific woodworking tasks and machine setups are discussed, along with the necessary fences, guides, or fixtures. Classes include design and construction for the woodworking professional (one and two-year programs), computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD-CAM), traditional Japanese hand tools and joinery, studio furniture-making, beginning and intermediate classes for the hobbyist as well as the opportunity to do special projects. How to join and flatten a solid wood top and attach the top and Base while allowing for seasonal wood movement.
This class covers different ways of taking an idea from an initial concept up until it is ready to be built. A video lecture of the different type of woodworking clamps and their application in woodworking. Dry, seasoned wood is critical to a successful woodworking project and this video lecture covers this subject. Students in this class learn both spindle turning and faceplate turning while creating a footstool.
The Woodworking Course is composed of individual lectures on hand tools, power tools, machinery, joinery as well as finishing and veneering. With this class under your belt, you’ll feel confident enough to not only use all of these tools, but make wise purchases for setting up your own woodshop. If all goes according to plan, I’ll be adding a kiln and slab roller in 2012, and will be offering tile making classes at the shop. Bring your ideas and measurements for a small piece of custom wood + metal furniture.
The classes are a bit steep in price ($120-$145), but you get all the supplies provided and access to various machinery and hand tools in the shop. The classes emphasize wood movement, practical methods, efficiency (with machines and hand tools), design, milling, joinery, finishing, and safety. Furniture making is a two part series class that provides students with a hands on experience to common furniture building applications. Multiple session classes can take place over a minimum of one session per day and up to two and a half sessions per day.
Our online classes provide the same rigorous education that we offer in studio but with greater flexibility. Participants will need to have prior carving experience and will need to have their own tools so they can work on the project in between classes. Students return to the wood lathe to construct higher quality, custom-designed writing pens. In this weekend workshop, you will learn basic principles of working with wood while making your own one-of-a-kind carved wooden spoon. This class is for all students who have completed our beginner class or who demostrate basic skills. How the Woodworking Course will advance your woodworking knowledge and expertise is discussed.
Students get to develop their practical skills in our woodworking shops, which are outfitted with the latest tools and equipment. This class is focused on chip carving which is a style of carving in which chisels or knives are used to remove small angular chips to define intricate designs that catch light and create patterns. This chair is sure to become a family heirloom, and can be customized in a variety of ways to fit your tastes and woodworking skills. The project was challenging and it enabled me to develop new woodworking skills.