COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

Given the current Covid-19 situation, we have chosen to put our community workshops on hold indefinitely. If you would like to be added to our list for notifications about any further developments please send us a message below:

LEARN THE BASICS

Our Class Offerings that will Return

INTRODUCTION TO FURNITURE MAKING - 4 days

WHEN:  

August 6th through 9th

August 13th through 16th

             

Build your own maple hall table in the Shaker tradition while learning all the basics of furniture-making. Students will start with rough-sawn, kiln-dried lumber and will learn to create and read cut-lists; square up and dimension parts while learning safe and proper operation of woodworking machines; learn mortise and tenon joinery; table-top assembly and beveling; executing a successful furniture glue up; making tapered legs; and basic finishing.  Leave with a beautiful piece of furniture from your woodworking experience.  This course is great for beginners and for hobbyists who are looking to review safety of the primary woodworking tools and foundational techniques.  

 

COST:$389 + $85 materials fee

INSTRUCTOR: Bryan Shoup, Jared Williams

WALL MOUNTED CABINET - 4 days

WHEN:   TBD

             

Building upon the foundations learned in our introduction to furniture making workshop, students take these skills to the next level.  We will take rough lumber and mill it in our shop to its finished dimensions, using current joinery techniques to create stub tenons in its construction.  Dadoes and splines may also be used in the finished piece..  Maple or cherry may be used in what we hope will be a proud addition to your home. 

 

COST:$489 + $85 materials fee

INSTRUCTOR: Bryan Shoup, Jared Williams

TURNING

INTRODUCTION TO TURNING - 2 days

WHEN:

August 1st & 2nd

Learn turning in our lathe workshop area from a skilled Designer Craftsman.  In this turning workshop, students will be introduced to proper and safe use of the lathe to turn a small, hardwood bowl and to turn spindles. In addition, students will be introduced to several common tools and learn how to use them properly and how to sharpen them. 

 

COST: $249 + $15 materials fee

INSTRUCTOR: Mario Messina, Terre Morrison

TURNING INTENSIVE - 3 days

WHEN: TBD

 

Gain a comprehensive understanding of wood turning by fine-tuning basic techniques and working up to more advanced skills such as eccentric turning. Turn pieces including green live-edge bowls, candle stands, goblets, and lidded boxes. Students will also learn stock selection, preparing a blank for turning from a log round, and how to successfully dry a once turned bowl.  Prior turning experience required. 

COST: $399 + $35 materials fee

INSTRUCTOR: Mario Messina

FROM LOG TO LATHE:

AN INTRODUCTION TO GREEN TURNING - 3 days

WHEN:  TBD

 

This three day workshop will focus on turning bowls from unseasoned log blanks using the once turned method. Students will explore the once versus twice turned techniques, how process to logs into bowl blanks, selecting for grain orientation and shape, design considerations, strategies for mounting blanks on the lathe, how to dry finish a bowl, and sanding and finishing techniques. Ample time of the lathe will allow students to develop and refine their turning techniques. Materials and tools will be provided, however students are welcome to bring their own bowl blanks and/or turning tools.  Some prior turning experience is a prerequisite for this workshop.

INSTRUCTOR: Mario Messina

COST: $349 + $25 materials fee

JOINERY TECHNIQUES & SHARPENING

INTRODUCTION TO HAND-CUT DOVETAILS

WHEN: TBD

             

Students will have the opportunity to master the bench-mark of quality craftsmanship, the hand-cut dovetail.  Students will learn to layout and cut through and half-blind dovetails.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Helen Hamilton

COST: $249

INTRODUCTION TO HAND JOINERY

WHEN: TBD

            

The instructor will teach students the basics of keeping your tools sharp, proper use of marking knife, marking gauges, chisels, mallet, and saws.  Students will learn to lay out, mark, cut and fit cross-lap, half-lap and bridal joints.  The finished samples can be assembled into picture frames when complete. 

INSTRUCTOR: Bryan Shoup, Jared Williams, Ethan Canan

COST: $249

WOODEN BOX WORKSHOP

WHEN: TBD

 

Spend four days in the shop covering woodworking basics and much more while building an elegant keepsake box.  You’ll get a feel for some of Vermont’s beautiful hardwoods with a variety of the tools of the craft. The instructor will guide you through the processes of machine milling and joinery with extensive focus on table saw techniques. The work quiets down in the bench room with hand tool practice for assembly, finish, and the detailing to make the box uniquely yours.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Bryan Shoup, Jared Williams

COST: $399 

INTRODUCTION TO SHARPENING

WHEN: TBD

 

Sharp tools are the foundation of any woodworkers practice.  In this two day course participants will be shown the fundamentals of properly sharpen chisels and hand plane blades.  Following the path or our immersion program students here at the school, learn the skills to sharpen your own tools well into the future.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Bryan Shoup, Jared Williams

COST: $399 

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Physical Address: 148 Main Street, Fairfax, VT 05454

Mailing Address: 148 Main Street, Cambridge, VT 05444

 

Email: info@vermontwoodworkingschool.com  

Phone: (802) 849-2013

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