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Project Classes

Looking to learn more about woodworking and want to make something at the same time? Then CT woodwork School of Woodworking has a large variety of classes offered from simple projects, all the way to week long projects like a workbench or rocking chair! In each class we will go through the process of machining parts, performing joinery, assembly, sanding, and how to finish them. Once you take one class, you will be eager to come back to make the next project!

Keepsake Box

Build a beautiful mitered and splined keepsake box while learning how to apply veneer, make spline joints, beveling on the tablesaw, and using the router table. This is a great project to make to get started in woodworking and branch you out to other projects. By the end of the class you will complete a curly maple box with walnut splines and a zebrawood veneered top.

 

Key Points

  • Using a spline jig on the tablesaw

  • Applying veneer to a substrate

  • Using a router table to add a decorative edge

  • Beveling on the tablesaw 

Class Size: 3 Students (4 session class)

Dates:

  • June 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th Mondays & Tuesdays @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $400 + $67 materials fee

         

        

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft tape measure

Cutting Board

Have a cook in your life who can really use a cutting board? In this course you will make a cutting board out of maple and cherry with a juice groove. You will prepare the wood, glue up the blank, mill down to final size, route the juice groove, sand the board, and explain finish options you can do at home.This is a fun and simple class that will make that cook in your life one happy person.

Key Points

  • Learn how to mill wood down properly

  • Use of the bandsaw

  • Using a router to duplicate a shape 

Class Size: 4 Students (2 session class)

Dates:

  • August 14th Wednesday & 15th Thursday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $200 + $53 materials fee

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16 ft tape measure

  4. Mineral oil (you can get this at Home Depot or Lowes)

"Perspective"
End Table

Have the opportunity to build a CT woodwork original piece out of maple and cherry that will look beautiful in your own home. This table was designed by Corey Tighe with the illusion the legs are tapered yet, they are beveled in a unique way and the asymmetrical aprons that appear as waves in the ocean. In this course you will apply multiple woodworking joints to complete the table. There will be a Festool Domino used to make the mortise joints that attach the aprons to the legs, Kreg pocket hole joinery to attach the stretchers inside the table, and biscuits to join the tabletop boards for alignment. There will be hand tool use when beveling the unique shape of the legs and cleaning up the bevels on the underside of the top. Once completed, you will learn how to assemble table in a productive way so that you can build multiple tables at once.

Key Points

  • Use a Festool Domino to make apron to leg joinery

  • Use Kreg pocket hole screws to attach stretchers

  • Use a biscuit joiner to glue up the tabletop

  • How to apply both power tools to do the initial work and hand tools to do the fine tuning 

Class Size: 3 Students (2 session class)

Dates:

  • September 21st Saturday & 22nd Sunday @ 9:00am - 3:00pm

Price: $480 + $137 materials fee

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

  4. No. 4 Hand plane (optional)

Perspective Table
Perspective Table

Cabinetmaking Part 1 & 2
Making a Cabinet with a
Faceframe & 2 Shaker Doors

In this course you will be introduced to the world of cabinetmaking by making your own wall mounted cabinet. This course is a 2 part series where in this class you make the cabinet and face frame, and the 2nd part you will make the shaker style doors to fit inside the face frame. You will get introduced to the Festool tracksaw to breakdown plywood, use the tablesaw to accurately cut parts to size, mill lumber to make the face frame, and make custom moldings to apply to the cabinet. There will be a discussion on how these steps can be used to make your own kitchen cabinetry or built-ins. Once you finished the cabinet, you will be eager to show off your cabinetmaking skills to everyone.

Below is a rendering of what the cabinet will look like

 

Key Points

 

  • Use of the Festool Tracksaw

  • Learn how to mill lumber down to make a face frame and use of a Kreg pocket hole jig

  • Discuss ways to build cabinetry

  • Create your own custom moldings on the router table 

Class Size: 3 Students (3 session class)

Dates:

  • July 27th Saturday & 28th Sunday @ 9:00am - 4:30pm, 29th Monday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $820 + $170 materials fee

         

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

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Modern Wall Shelf

Build a simple modern wall shelf that will fit into anyone's home. This is a one day build project so that by the end of the day you will be able to apply finish on your own. While making the shelf you will learn how to mill wood using the planer, jointer, and tablesaw. Then, assemble with screws and plugged hole with matching wood plugs. As seen in WOOD Magazine.

Key Points

  • Learn the process of milling wood

  • Make your own wood plugs

  • Suggestions on applying wood finish

 

Class Size: 3 Students (2 session class)

Dates: ​

  • August 21st Wednesday & 22nd Thursday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $240 + $162 materials fee

          

    

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

End Grain Cutting Board

Do you love design and cooking? How about taking this class where you will make a maple & walnut end grain cutting board. You will prepare the wood, glue up the stripped maple/walnut blank, cut it up and re glue it back together in a pattern, and finally sand the board. This is is great class that teaches basic woodworking techniques like milling wood properly and using the tablesaw. Once complete after the 3rd night you go home with a fine looking showpiece for your kitchen that everyone will love.

Key Points

  • Properly milling wood

  • Gluing up in stages

  • Use of the tablesaw

 

Class Size: 3 Students (3 session class)

Dates: ​

  • June 18th - 20th Tuesday - Thursday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $300 + $53 materials fee

 

        

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

Classic Rocking Chair

Build an elegant classic rocker that will be super comfy to sit in and an heirloom to pass down generations. The straightforward construction of the rocker may look challenging, but any skill level will enjoy the build. A handheld router with a flush trim bit, drill press, bandsaw, and router table will be used quite a lot to make the multiple parts go easier. One unique skill all students will gain from this class will be to make round tenons on square stock as seen in the stretchers. 

Key Points

  • Make round tenons on square stock

  • Use of patterns to make identical parts

  • Use of the bandsaw to cut curved parts

Class Size: 2 Students (5 sessions) Includes 1/2hr lunch

Dates:

  • March 25th Monday - 29th Friday @ 9:00am - 3:30pm

Price: $1200 + $184 materials fee

         

         

 

Tools Required:

 

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

Epoxy Live Edge
Serving Tray

Learn the art of working with epoxy and live edge lumber where we will make a epoxy live edge serving platter. You will be able to choose between 3 woods: ash, cherry, or walnut. As well as choose what color(s) you would like in the epoxy middle part. The 1st session I will show you how to use the bandsaw and mitersaw to cut your wood to size. Then you will learn how to mix epoxy with color pigments and fill the form with your chosen wood. Session 2 I will show you how to cut your serving platter to size on the tablesaw. Then use a router to shape the edges. And finally you will sand all surfaces to a smooth finish so that the cutting board oil will make your platter come to life.

Key Points

  • Learn how to properly use epoxy

  • Learn how to work with live edge lumber

  • Utilize the tools of the shop to finish your serving platter

Class Size: 4 students (2 session class)

Dates:

  • August 16th & 23rd Fridays @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $200 + $168 materials fee

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

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Hot Plate/Cheeseboard

Build a really cool and simple hot plate/cheeseboard in this class that can used in your next cheese party. You will be shown how to process the wood into the necessary parts. Then glue the boards up. The final steps are to router the edges round and sand. This class is great to learn the basics and go home with a piece everyone will enjoy. 

NOTE: The wood blanks for the hotplate will be glued up prior to this class.

Key Points

  • Learn how to mill wood down properly

  • Understand a food safe finish

  • Discuss the different species of wood that can be used for food contact

Class Size: 4 Students

Dates:

  • September 5th Friday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $100 + $25 materials fee

         

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

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Wine Bottle Glass Holder

Do you like to drink wine or know of someone who does? How about making a wine bottle glass holder? This simple project transforms a wine bottle and glasses into a work of art that everyone will envy. In just 1 night you will learn a lot about the process of milling wood, using the drill press, and making identical parts using a template.

Key Points

  • Utilizing templates to make identical parts

  • Learn how to use a drill press to make clean holes

  • Learn how to use a bandsaw to cut out the holder following a line

Class Size: 4 Students

Dates:

  • July 10th Wednesday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $100 + $25 materials fee

         

 

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

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Moxon Vise

If you love hand tool joinery, especially dovetails, you'll want to make a moxon vise. With a moxon vise it will raise your work to a more comfortable height when cutting dovetails. It comprises of simple components such as: 2 pieces of wood, 2 threaded rods, 2 washers, & 4 nuts. Just in a matter of a few hours you can make your own moxon vise and improve your efficiency in your shop.

Key Points

  • Mortising out for nuts

  • Milling wood square

  • Installing moxon vise hardware

Class Size: 4 Students

Dates:

  • September 26th Thursday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $150 + $25 materials fee

         

 

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

Floating Live Edge
Coffee Table

A live edge coffee table really presents the beauty in any wood. Especially when it appears as if its floating. This is a great project to build since it is not to overly complicated. You will learn how to select a slab while at the lumber yard field trip. Then mill the slab, and design the base according to the size of the slab. Once complete, everyone will be jealous of your masterful skills and wonder how the top is floating.

Key Points

  • Selecting slabs at the lumber yard

  • Learning the process of slab milling

  • Designing a table around the wood

  • The use of mortise and tenon joinery

Class Size: 2 Students

Dates:

  • TBD

Price: $920 + materials fee (Paid at visit to local wood supplier on Saturday)

NOTE: "materials fee" will vary depending on what species of wood slab and wood used for the base + epoxy used to fill any voids and if used in the middle of the tabletop.

IF INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS PLEASE CONTACT COREY BY EMAIL OR PHONE TO SIGN UP. THE PRICE FOR MATERIALS WILL BE BASED UPON YOUR CHOOSING AT THE LUMBER YARD. SO BE PREPARED TO PAY FOR MATERIALS THAT SATURDAY LUMBER MEETUP.

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

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Quality Workbench

It is where everything starts in the shop...the workbench. It may look challenging at first, but once broken down into components, its easy. In the class you will build this workbench (customized to you height) that features a front vise and tail vise with dog holes on the top, and perform the many joints with the legs and stretchers. Once done, you will have a beautiful workbench to treasure for many years.

Key Points

  • Milling wood square

  • Gluing laminations

  • Mortise and tenon joinery

  • Workbench hardware and installation

Class Size: 3 Students

Dates:

  • TBD

Price: $1200 + $960 materials fee (includes all vise hardware)

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

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Bluetooth Speaker

Do you love listening to music? How about listening to your favorite songs in style with a wooden Bluetooth speaker? This simple, yet beautiful speaker encompasses miter joinery, accented splines, and beautiful woods. In just 2 nights what starts out as 2 small pieces of wood, becomes a speaker that shows off beautiful grain. The 1st night you will cut the speaker box components, drill out for the speaker, and glue up the speaker box. The 2nd night you will cut in the splines and glue them in, then give it all a final sand.

Key Points

  • Using a spline jig

  • Working with exotic woods

  • Cutting small parts on the saw

Class Size: 3 Students (2 sessions class)

Dates:

  • TBD @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Price: $160 + $55 materials fee (includes all vise hardware)

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

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