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: 4 Students (4 session class)

Dates: 

  • November 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th Mondays & Wednesdays @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • November 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th Mondays & Wednesdays @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $300 + $56 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 in the shape you choose. You will prepare the wood, glue up the blank, cut out the shape on the bandsaw, rout flush to a template, sand the board, and finish with a few coats of mineral oil.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: 3 Students (2 session class)

Dates:

  • November 14th Thursday & 15th Friday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $150 + $44 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: TBD

Price: $300 + $114 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)

Cabinetmaking Part 1

Making a Cabinet with a Face frame

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 raised panel 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 mouldings 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 take the 2nd part of the series of cabinetmaking to make your raised panel doors that completes the wall mounted cabinet. 

Below is a rendering of what the cabinet will look like except with raised panel doors

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 mouldings on the router table 

Class Size: 4 Students (2 student minimum) (3 session class)

Dates:

  • October 5th Saturday @ 9:00am -3:00pm + October 19th Saturday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm + October 20th Sunday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $375 + $137 materials fee (this includes materials for part 1 & 2)

         

Tools Required:

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

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

Cabinetmaking Part 2

Making a Raised Panel Door

In this 2nd part to the cabinetmaking series you will make 2 raised panel doors that completes the wall mounted cabinet. We will discuss different options for doors and the ways to make raised panel doors. You get to use the router table to make the cope and stick joinery that make the frame to the door, and use a raised panel cutter to make the panel. There will be a discussion on safety using the router table to do the joinery and using the coping sled to do the rail ends. Also, different options for hinges will be talked about and no mortise hinges will be used for this project.

Key Points

  • Using the router table to make raised panels and cope/stick joinery

  • Learn how to mill lumber down to make the rails, stiles, and panel

  • Discuss the options for door stiles

  • Discuss the kinds of hardware used for hinges to mount the door

Class Size: 4 Students (2 student minimum) (2 session class)

Dates: October 26th Saturday @ 9:00am - 3:00pm                                                                     + October 27th Sunday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $225 + $0 materials fee (materials are included in the part 1 class)

         

 

Tools Required:

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

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

Camp Fire Chair

This simple project is easy to make and store, yet quite comfortable to sit in. In this course you'll use the bandsaw, tablesaw, miter saw, spindle sander, and drill press to complete the chair. Once done, this white oak camp fire chair will be great around the campfire or family outing.

 

Key Points

  • Using the bandsaw to cut curved parts

  • Productive use of the drill press for counterbores

  • Use of the spindle sander to sand to a line

Class Size: 3 Students (1 day session class)

Dates:

  • December 14th Saturday @ 9:00am - 5:00pm

Price: $200 + $144 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

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:

  • December 2nd & 3rd Monday & Tuesday @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

Price: $150 + $135 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

Veneered Accent Table

This may look like an easy table with traditional table joinery, but, you can see it involves applied beading trim, and a diamond pattern veneered top & shelf. In this class you will learn how to assemble that pattern, perform the joinery, and do the assembly of the table. Once done, everyone will be jealous that you made this beautiful table.

Key Points

  • Learn the different way to apply veneer

  • Applying inlay strips to your projects

  • Using traditional table joinery

Class Size: 3 Students

Dates:

  • TBD

Price: $475 + $300 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: 3 Students (10 night sessions)

Dates:

  • October 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd , 24th Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm + October 30th Wednesday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $600 + $153 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

Wine Rack

Do you like to entertain or have dinner parties? This simple and elegant wine rack sits on top of your counter. You will have a hand at making mortise and tenon joinery, as well as, follow patterns for just about all the parts. The 2 woods maple and walnut really complement each other once finished and full of wine bottles. Now everyone is going to ask where did you find that wine rack. And you can say, "I built that wine rack."

Key Points

  • Utilize templates to make identical parts

  • Learn the process of using a drill press and tablesaw to make mortise and tenon joints

  • Use the bandsaw and scroll saw to follow a curve

Class Size: 3 Students (3 night session class)

Dates:

  • November 12th Monday, 14th Thursday, 15th Friday @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

Price: $180 + $34 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

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: 3 Students

Dates:

  • November 11th Monday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  • November 21st Thursday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  • December 23rd Monday @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

Price: $75 + $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

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: 3 Students

Dates:

  • November 5th Tuesday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  • December 20th Friday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $75 + $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

Curved Leg End Table

The curvature of the legs on this table catches your eyes 1st thing. Do you want to know how to make the curved legs? In this class you will learn how to laminate the legs in a form using multiple thin layers of wood. You will also learn how to make the perfectly round tabletop using a router and a trammel. And finally, we will discuss how to incorporate a groove on top to inlay tinted epoxy.

Key Points

  • How to cut thin strips on the tablesaw

  • The proper use of a bending form to create curved shapes

  • Routing a perfectly round circle with a router

  • Utilizing epoxy as a material to inlay wood

Class Size: 3 Students (5 session class)

Dates:

  • December 3rd Tuesday, 12th Wednesday, 13th Thursday, 17th Tuesday, 19th Thursday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $375 + $111 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: 3 Students

Dates: TBD Saturday and 6 night session class

Price:

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

Heirloom Picture Frames

Tired of the same old picture frames at the store? Have a painting or picture that means a lot to you? Well this class will teach you all about making a variety of styles of frames. We will use the combination of the tablesaw, router, & moulder to create unique frames that would look beautifully on the wall. By the end of the class you will complete a few picture frames for your painting or picture that will be cherished. 

Key Points

  • Learn how to use the tablesaw in a creative way

  • Use the router in its full potential to make profiles

  • Discuss different ways to glue up your frames

Class Size: 3 Students (2 session class)

Dates:

  • December 16th & 18th Monday & Wednesday @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

Price: $150 + $40 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

Wall Message Center

What a great project to build for your home to keep communication clear and organized. This project features a magnetic chalkboard, coat hooks, and a shelf for your keys or vase. We will discuss how to make the magnetic chalkboard using hardboard and galvanized sheet metal with chalkboard paint.

Key Points

  • Learn the process of making magnetic chalkboard

  • Using the bandsaw to cut out curves

  • Using the tablesaw to perform the rabbeted joinery to assemble the project

Class Size: 3 Students

Dates: TBD

Price: 

Tools Required:

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

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

  3. 16ft Tape measure

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:

  • August 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th Tuesdays &  Thursdays @ 9:00am - 5:00pm

Price: $800 + $800 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

Benchtop Bench

Tired of bending over the bench with an aching back? how about having the work to you with a benchtop bench? In this class you will make a bench from some red oak lumber and a few pipe clamps. It features a moxon style vise using pipe clamps with bench dog holes on top, and plenty of room to use a clamp to hold down your work.

Key Points

  • Construct a innovative work surface to help you work better

  • Sizing the benchtop bench to your needs

  • Using easy to get materials to make a vise

  • The use of Festool Dominos to make a quick easy joint

Class Size: 3 Students

Dates:

  • TBD

Price: $225 + $120 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

Power Carving Wall Art

Power carving can be a lot of fun and you will realize this once you complete this class. In this class you will be using a angle grinder with a Kutzall shaping disc to carve the pine blank and then lots of sanding to smooth out the carving. Now there is total freedom here as you carve out different shapes, curves, or waves based upon what you like. Once complete, no 2 pieces will ever look alike as they were organically carved.

Key Points

  • Learn the art of power carving with a angle grinder

  • Proper safety using a angle grinder and carving discs

  • Discuss ways to apply power carving to other types of projects

Class Size: 3 Students (1 session class)

Dates:

  • November 19th Tuesday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $75 + $13 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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