Hand Tool Essentials: Shaker End Table

Shaker-Night-StandOver the past few years, woodworking with nothing but hand tools, has become extremely popular, and we’re excited to offer a class on building a classic Shaker end table / night stand, using nothing but hand tools!

Shaker Night Stand In this class, students will each create their own tables, while learning the following skills and techniques:
Cutting Dovetails by hand, executing both through, and half-blind varieties
Making and fitting a dovetailed drawer, by hand
Design fundamentals, and understanding wood properties, so you can build to conquer wood movement
Simple ways to sharpening your plane irons and chisels to a razor’s edge
Surfacing stock with a hand plane, to virtually eliminate sanding
Layout, execution, and fitting of mortise and tenon joinery – A fundamental woodworking joint

Finishing techniques will be reviewed but not applied during the class. Upon completion of the course, students will have a hand made table that is dry fit, together, and ready for sanding, glue up, and finishing work back at their own home shops.

This class is limited to only 6 students, so you’ll receive lots of instruction & personal attention !

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students will be required to bring their own hand tools for this class. A tool list will be emailed to all students who enroll.

Open Group Tuition: $869 Plus Materials/Lab: $195
Course Length: 5 Days
Skill Level: All
Pre-requisites: None

Woodworking Fundamentals: Focus On Cabinetry – Woodworking Class

KCMS-LGThis 5 day workshop combines our four cabinetry courses: Building European Cabinetry; Building Face Frames; Doors & Finish Panels; Drawers & Pull Outs; and adds so much more! We’ll introduce material on various types of hardware, its installation and adjustment, as well as fool proof ways to finish your cabinets, and install them, ensuring success!
More detailed info on this class to come shortly – In the mean time, if you have any question, please contact us

Upon completion, students will leave with a base cabinet and wall cabinet that they build in class, plus the skill and knowledge to tackle any cabinetry job in their home, including an entire set of kitchen cabinets! Anyone who has priced cabinetry for their home will quickly realize what incredible value lies in this course

This class is limited to only 6 students, so you’ll receive lots of instruction & personal attention !

Open Group Tuition: $869 Materials/Lab: $295 :: For One on One, or Private Group Tuition, Click Here
Course Length: 5 day
Skill Level: All
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Gregory Paolini

Woodworking Fundamentals: Greene & Greene Hall Table

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Practical, common sense woodworking. Our woodworking fundamentals course is a great introduction for people who are brand new to woodworking, or looking to gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of woodworking. This is a machine based course, with an emphasis on safety, materials, and techniques, while producing a classic piece of furniture. In this course you will learn about the properties of wood and materials; how to read and interpret woodworking drawings and plans; reading grain and milling stock square and flat; the safe use of various woodworking tools including table saws, planers, routers, & joiners. You will learn different ways to layout and cut mortise and tenon joinery, while focusing on datum surfaces, as well as creating templates and pattern routing.

In the words of one of my Woodworking Fundamentals students “I learned more in one week with Gregory, than in 20 years woodworking on my own”

This class is limited to only 6 students, so you’ll receive lots of instruction & personal attention !

Open Group Tuition: $869 Plus Materials/Lab: $185 :: For One on One, or Private Group Tuition, Click Here
Course Length: 5 Days (32.5 hours)
Skill Level: All
Pre-requisites: None
Instructor: Gregory Paolini