Workshops 2022

Fundamentals of Woodworking

Paducah School of Arts & Design

Sculpture Building, 919 Madison Street

Paducah, Kentucky

Feb 9 - 10 & 16 - 17, 2022
   - and again on -
April 6 - 7 & 13 - 14, 2022

   all class times are 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Woodworking is about accuracy. Proper alignment and tuning keeps the tool working smoothly and safely. This class will train you to set up and use basic wood working equipment. Our main focus will be on how to correctly use the jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, sander and drill press. With this knowledge, you will achieve cleaner cuts and better surfaces for gluing joints and fine finishes. Each student will practice these techniques through the building of a cutting board and in doing so will learn how to avoid burning wood, inaccurate cuts and unsafe usage of equipment. 

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Fundamentals of Green Wood Turning

Paducah School of Arts & Design

Sculpture Building, 919 Madison Street

Paducah, Kentucky

Feb 23 - 24 & Mar 2 - 3, 2022
   - and again on -
Mar 23 - 24 & 30 - 31, 2022

  all class times are 6:00 - 9:00 pm

In this class students will learn the fundamentals of woodturning through demonstrations and lectures focusing on the use of green lumber. We will begin with spindle turning and then move onto learning the basic structures of beads and coves. These skills are the foundation of all shapes in woodturning. On the first day, students will be urged to create a mallet or two, or something similar in size to their desire. From there, we will move on to bowl turning, how to select lumber and how to properly mount the lumber to the lathe. Throughout these projects we will learn the importance of practice, proper tool use, drying and finishing techniques and tool sharpening. It is the perfect combination for a fun, relaxing educational experience! 

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Tips & Wavy Tricks

Zoom Workshop

Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft
1201 Main Street

Columbia, NC

Mar 11 & 18, 2022
  3:00 - 5:00 PM CST

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Learn how to create free flowing designs in contrasting wood using the bandsaw.  Methods that will be covered include milling prep of lumber, bandsaw’s limitations of cutting curves based on blade dimensions, and how to successfully align segments in glue-up.  As we create our organic patterned boards, we will discuss how to create various profiles with the router, textures, and paint that will elevate the use of this basic skill. This technique can be used to add another layer of embellishment to simple boxes, tabletops, fine furniture and so much more. See big results through simple techniques!

Registration is OPEN

Design, Build, Admire

Appalachian Center for Craft

1 William L Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN

June 19 - 24, 2022

Discuss the characteristics of wood, then jump into design and create full-scale drawings. Cover machines used for dimensioning and shaping of rough lumber into finely crafted furniture, including using the router for fine details. Discover the structural aspects of joinery with focus on floating mortise-and-tenons. Finishes will be covered. 

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Share A Chair

Intergenerational Woodturning Class

John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC

July 17 - 23, 2022

In this class students will learn the fundamentals of woodturning.  We will go through the techniques of creating the general shapes such as coves, swells, flats and beads that make up the most complex forms, creating a wooden mallet to fit your hand.  Building on this knowledge, we will design and create the chair legs, stretchers and spindles. We will then attach our components to the seat using a wedged through mortise and tenon joint. Throughout the class we will cover the proper method of sanding for a smooth finish, revealing the uniqueness of each piece of wood; learn different methods of assemblish and clamping; and review different kinds of glues and finishes.

Ages 6 - 60 Intergenerational Workshop Registration Opens soon.
In the mean time, check out John C Campbells website at Folk School!

Veneer & Hall Tables

John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC

Nov 13 - 18, 2022

We will discuss the characteristics of wood and then design and create full-scale drawings of the table you want to create. The class covers the machines used for the dimensioning and shaping of rough lumber into finely crafted furniture using floating mortise-and-tenon joinery in the construction four table with a focus on marquetry, creating one-of-a-kind designs in contrasting woods.

All Skill Levels Welcome - Registration opens soon - Hope to see you this fall at the Folk School