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 Summer class schedule now available.

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

thumb 041 shaker hall tableThis 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 010515A:  Monday - Friday,  January 5 - 9, 8:30am - 5:00pm

 

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Testimonials

3/12/2012

Bob,

The SAPFM meeting on Saturday was excellent.  The presentations were very interesting.

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3/17/2012

Matt,
Thanks for a great class today at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking.

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