We will be back at the NWA Woodworkers Showcase this year on April 2 and 3rd at the City Center in Saratoga Springs. Along with regular hand tool demonstrations at our booth, some Maplewood instructors will also be a part of the featured NWA demonstrations: Saturday, 2:00...Read More
We are half way through our latest six week skill building series here at Maplewood. On Tuesday evening we had a full workshop of woodworkers learning and practicing the skill of creating dovetail joints using only basic hand tools. By the end of the evening, each person...Read More
We have just posted a new video showing the Maplewood workshop in full swing! Many class participants have told us they enjoy learning in our spacious timber-framed woodshop. Our facility is equipped with 18 hand-made workbenches and complete sets of hand tools, so those...Read More
Our 6 week Hand Tool Skill Building Series wrapped up last week, ending with a class in Shaping Wood. Here you can see some of the hardwood spatulas that participants made as they honed their shaping skills using spokeshaves and other hand tools. Use the subscribe area to...Read More
We are half way through our six-week Thursday hand tool skill building series. In the first two sessions, participants learned to sharpen chisels and planes. In the 3rd session, instrument maker Martin Macica taught the principles of hand-cut dovetail joinery using...Read More
Can an old rusty Stanley hand plane really be brought back to better-than-new condition in only a few hours? In our recent hand plane restoring class, fifteen woodworkers spent their Saturday cleaning, flattening and sharpening a plane that would become theirs to keep. By...Read More
We recently completed another Introduction to Timber Framing Class here at Maplewood. Participants spent three days building a timber-framed sawhorse that incorporates three traditional timber framing joints, including the angled knee brace. This is a “hand-tool...Read More
The Maplewood Center for Common Craft is dedicated to rediscovering, restoring and teaching rural skills and traditional crafts that were once commonplace in pre-industrial societies.
Upcoming classes at the Maplewood Center for Common Craft include Introduction to Timber Framing, Introduction to Guitar Making, Building a Traditional Joiner’s Workbench and a workshop designed for parents and grandparents of young woodworkers.
158 Windy Hill Rd
Greenwich, NY 12834