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Open House – April 22, 2017 10am-noon

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Open House – April 22, 2017 10am-noon

Open House – April 22, 2017 10am-noon

We will be having our 5th annual Open House next weekend.  Take a tour of our main woodshop and timber frame workshop.  Hand tool demonstrations will include carving, dovetail joints, and even guitar making.  This is the perfect opportunity to meet our instructors and learn more about upcoming programs. No cost to attend, but please register...

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2017 Saratoga Woodworking Showcase

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 | Comments Off on 2017 Saratoga Woodworking Showcase

2017 Saratoga Woodworking Showcase

For the 5th year in a row, we will have our regular booth at the NWA Woodworking Showcase in Saratoga next weekend (April 1 and 2, 2017).  In addition to our regular activities and demonstrations at our booth, three of our presenters will also be featured demonstrators.   Martin Macica will be teaching “Edge Joining Made Simple” at 3:30pm on Saturday, Jacob Fruchter will be teaching “Hand Tools for Finish Carpentry” at 10:30am and Logan Simms will be teaching Sharpening & Using Card Scrapers at 12:00pm on Sunday.   See the full schedule of demonstrations...

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Thanks for a Great Season!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Thanks for a Great Season!

Thanks for a Great Season!

We’ve had a great season here at Maplewood with full workshops and lots of activity!  Our 1 Day Sharpening and 1 Day Joinery Saturday classes were very well received.   A few of the classes went into the early evening, with a lot of ground to cover in one day, but participants seemed to enjoy the opportunity to learn the basic skills of sharpening or joinery in a single day. We’ve also had good feedback on some of our newer classes, including a dovetail drawer class taught by Arien and Jacob. Our 4th annual Hand Plane Restoration class also went very well.   Currently, the...

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Thanks for Stopping By!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Thanks for Stopping By!

Thanks for Stopping By!

Thanks to all of you who took the time to stop in to our booth at the Saratoga Springs Woodworker’s Showcase.  It was a busy weekend, for sure.  Our featured demonstrations on Mortise and Tenon Joints and Making a Shooting Board were well attended both days.  The booth was bustling with activity and demonstrations in creating dovetail joints, carving, creating raised panels with a hand plane, timber-framing and fine instrument making.   Up next?  Our annual open house is scheduled for April 25th from 10am-noon.  You can sign up to attend at our classes...

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2015 Woodworkers Showcase in Saratoga Springs This Weekend!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 | Comments Off on 2015 Woodworkers Showcase in Saratoga Springs This Weekend!

2015 Woodworkers Showcase in Saratoga Springs This Weekend!

We will be back at the NWA Woodworkers Showcase this year on March 28 and 29, 2015 at the City Center in Saratoga Springs.   This year, in addition to our booth, we have been invited to be one of the featured demonstrators at the showcase.  We will be repeating two demonstrations on both Saturday and Sunday.  We will also be raffling off a beautifully restored antique Stanley #4 Smoothing Plane and a $250 Maplewood Gift Certificate at our booth.  Enter your e-mail to the right for more chances to win!      >>>>>   Maplewood Center for Common Craft –...

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The Year in Pictures

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 | Comments Off on The Year in Pictures

The Year in Pictures

    Thanks to everyone who helped to make 2014 a great year of woodworking classes here at Maplewood.  We doubled our course offerings, based on your feedback and workshop requests.  Some have asked… “Why no classes during the winter months?”  The simple answer is the Maplewood instructors use the winter months to continue building furniture and developing their own woodworking skills.  Check out Jacob’s website for Orchard Lane Fine Furniture to see some of the current projects keeping our hands full this winter.  Also, check out Marty Macica’s...

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