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Week-long Classes

Take some time for yourself!

Spend a week with some of this country's best woodworking instructors.

Lunch break is approximately one hour. A refrigerator is available as well as local restaurants and convenience stores. Lodging assistance is available should you need it.

Build an Elegant Inlaid Sofa Table with Steve Latta

Join expert furniture maker and author Steve Latta as we explore the construction of this seemingly simple but in reality rather complex classic table.LATTAsofatable200-resized

This sofa table is subtle in its grace, bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary furniture with its gentle serpentine façade and sinuous lines.  Inspired by a table made by renowned Annapolis cabinetmaker, John Shaw, towards the close of the eighteenth century, this piece is just at home in the twenty-first century.  It delicate and rolling stringing, pictorial ovals, nuanced legs all blend to make a truly elegant piece.  Over the course of our six days together we will get into the inlay skills needed to “dress up” the table, forming the curved aprons with the classic stack lamination technique, using veneer over the stack laminated core and simple but efficient joinery techniques. We will not finish the whole table in class but great strides will be made on the project and you'll return to your home shops eager to complete it and apply the finishing touches. Sign up today- Space is limited. Tuition: $795.00 plus materials

Section 061217A: Monday – Saturday, June 12 – 17, 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Fundamentals of Furniture-Making with Bob Van Dyke and Steve Kain


This popular five-day intensive hands-on class is an opportunity to concentrate on the basics of woodworking and furniture making. Each student will make a Shaker style cherry hall table, which is a perfect vehicle to practice the machine and hand-tool techniques that we teach in the class. Subjects covered include basic shop safety, machine use (with particular emphasis on the tablesaw, jointer and planer), using handplanes, card scrapers and chisels effectively to surface and hand-fit the mortice and tenon joints, handtool sharpening, making tapered legs and grain matching and gluing up a top.  This class takes the place of Woodworking I & Woodworking II and provides a strong foundation for more advanced furniture projects. Tuition: $725.00 plus materials

Section 010217A: Monday—Friday, January 2—6, 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Build Your Choice of High Performance Kayaks with Nick Shade

S26G-Play-Portrait-NickSea kayaking is the sport of taking a small boat out on to the big ocean. You could buy an ordinary plastic kayak, or you could build your own which will be lighter, faster, better looking and more fun than any you can buy.

This fast-paced class will take students through the major phases of building a kayak. Students may choose between a 14 foot long recreational kayak (the Petrel "Play") or a 17 foot sea kayak (the Petrel) Using the “Stitch-and-glue” construction method, each student will go home with his or her own kayak. Some finish work will be required when they get home. Students will learn some basic woodworking skill as well as how to work with fiberglass and epoxy. The logistics of working with fiberglass and epoxy will require some later nights (8 or 9pm) as some operations have to be completed by the end of a day in order to allow sufficient dry time before going on to the next operations. Tuition $795.00 (plus materials- approximately $1395.00) petrel play_ion_waves

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For more information on Nick’s kayaks go to  http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/

Section 011417A: Saturday - Thursday, January 14 - 19, 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

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