Upcoming Classes

Aug
29

Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

This six hour course covers the fundamentals of dovetail joinery. Dovetails are a critical skill in the completion of many types of woodworking projects tht require solid tensile strength. The dovetail technique predates written history, is simple to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Students will get hands on experience with cutting dovetails as while learning about the various types and functions of this incredibly versatile woodworking technique. Tools will be available, and materials are

Sep
12

Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

This three hour course covers the fundamentals of turning a rough piece of lumber into a perfectly square and usable piece with master wood worker Jay Wiggins. Students will get hands on experience with a Jointer as well as a Planer, in addition to learning proper care and methods for caring for and sourcing wood supplies.

This course is a pre-requisite for all fundamentals of wood working courses. Lumber and tools will be provided.


About the Instructor:
Jay Wiggins has been designin

Sep
12

Intro to Leather Working: Hand Stitched Accessories

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking and from Sarah Green of CORD shoes by fabricating their own leather accessory. It will cover the following topics:

-       Intro to material
-       Following a pattern
-       Cutting leather
-       Hand Stitching
-       Basic tool use (knives, awl, pricking iron, etc.)
-       Monogramming/ Embossing
At the end of the class, each student would complete a hand sewn accessory of their choice. The choices are between

Sep
12

Intro to Wood Working: Chisels and Hand Planes

This four hour course introduces the fundamental woodworking tools: the flat back chisel and the bench plane.

Students will learn to sharpen, tune, and use the tools in order to produce consistent and quality craftsmanship. This course is a prerequisite for the furniture building course, as well as the course on mortise and tenon joinery.

You may bring your own tools, sharpen and tune tools from the shop, or purchase your own set through us to take home.
 
About the Instructor:
Jay Wi

Sep
26

Intro to Wood Working: Chisels and Hand Planes

This four hour course introduces the fundamental woodworking tools: the flat back chisel and the bench plane.

Students will learn to sharpen, tune, and use the tools in order to produce consistent and quality craftsmanship. This course is a prerequisite for the furniture building course, as well as the course on mortise and tenon joinery.

You may bring your own tools, sharpen and tune tools from the shop, or purchase your own set through us to take home.
 
About the Instructor:
Jay Wi

Sep
26

Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

This three hour course covers the fundamentals of turning a rough piece of lumber into a perfectly square and usable piece with master wood worker Jay Wiggins. Students will get hands on experience with a Jointer as well as a Planer and Table Saw, in addition to learning proper care and methods for caring for and sourcing wood supplies.

This course is a pre-requisite for all fundamentals of wood working courses. Lumber and tools will be provided.


About the Instructor:
Jay Wiggins has

Oct
10

Fundamentals of Wood Working: Mortise and Tenon Joinery

This six hour course will expand upon joinery techniques fundamental to fabricating a vast array of furniture and other wood based projects. Students will hand make various mortise and tenon joints while learning about their applications, strengths, and weaknesses. This course is open to students who have completed the introductory courses, or who can demonstrate reasonable competence with the skills necessary to work on the material. Wood and tools will be provided. Tools will be available, and

Oct
11

Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

This three hour course covers the fundamentals of turning a rough piece of lumber into a perfectly square and usable piece with master wood worker Jay Wiggins. Students will get hands on experience with a Jointer as well as a Planer and Table Saw, in addition to learning proper care and methods for caring for and sourcing wood supplies.

This course is a pre-requisite for all fundamentals of wood working courses. Lumber and tools will be provided.


About the Instructor:
Jay Wiggins has

Oct
17

Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

This six hour course covers the fundamentals of dovetail joinery. Dovetails are a critical skill in the completion of many types of woodworking projects tht require solid tensile strength. The dovetail technique predates written history, is simple to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Students will get hands on experience with cutting dovetails as while learning about the various types and functions of this incredibly versatile woodworking technique. Tools will be available, and materials are

Oct
17

Intro to Leather Working: Hand Stitched Accessories

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking and from Sarah Green of CORD shoes by fabricating their own leather accessory. It will cover the following topics:

-       Intro to material
-       Following a pattern
-       Cutting leather
-       Hand Stitching
-       Basic tool use (knives, awl, pricking iron, etc.)
-       Monogramming/ Embossing
At the end of the class, each student would complete a hand sewn accessory of their choice. The choices are between

Oct
18

Intro to Wood Working: Chisels and Hand Planes

This four hour course introduces the fundamental woodworking tools: the flat back chisel and the bench plane.

Students will learn to sharpen, tune, and use the tools in order to produce consistent and quality craftsmanship. This course is a prerequisite for the furniture building course, as well as the course on mortise and tenon joinery.

You may bring your own tools, sharpen and tune tools from the shop, or purchase your own set through us to take home.
 
About the Instructor:
Jay Wi

Nov
07

Create and Skate: Designing and Building a Custom Skateboard

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to building their own skateboards. From beginner to master craftsman, no matter whether you are working in your garage or a full-service woodshop, you will learn the different methods of designing and building your very own custom skateboard. During the class we will talk about the various types, design, construction, and finishing of skateboard decks. At the end of the class, you will walk away with your own custom, hardwood mini-cruiser skatebo

Nov
14

Fundamentals of Wood Working: Fabricating a Table

This sixteen hour course will take placee over two days and will expand upon the previous skills in order to produce a small wooden table. Students will fabricate all components of the table using previously covered techniques, Techniques covered include, but are not limited to, the design process, scale drawings, milling, drilling, slotting, edge glueing, and ripping on the bandsaw. The introductory courses are prerequisites for this course. This class will take place in three four hour sessions