Woodworking

Tool Making & Restoration Workshops

  • Introduction to Timber Framing – 3 Day Workshop (August 24-26, 2017)

    A three-day workshop with accomplished timber framer Nick Richards, who has designed and built the Maplewood woodshop, timber framing shop, and maple sugar house. This workshop is designed to introduce the skills and tools used in traditional timber frame construction.  Basic joinery layout and hand tool techniques will be covered and participants will have the opportunity build their own timber-framed sawhorse incorporating the three most commonly used joints. All tools and materials will be provided.  9:00am-4:00pm daily

    When: August 24 - 26
    Open Places: 0
    Fees: $350
    Register now!

  • Guitar Making Intensive – September 5 – December 19, 2017 (Tuesdays 5:30-9:00pm)

     

    Drawing from over 30 years of fine instrument making, Martin Macica will share his knowledge of the principles and practice of guitar making, leading participants through the process of making their own guitar using hand tools.   This intensive course will cover every aspect of guitar making, including the important hand-cut dovetail neck joint.   Participants will leave with a working knowledge of guitar making, and a handcrafted instrument ready for a lifetime of making music.

    Please use the registration button below if you are interested in taking this course, which will take place on Tuesday evenings (5:30-9pm) from September 5-December 18.   The cost for the workshop and materials will be $1375, including all materials.  Please, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

    When: September 5 - 19
    Open Places: 0
    Fees: $1375
    Register now!

  • Restoring an Antique Hand Plane – September 9, 2017

    In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to restore a classic Bailey pattern #4 smoothing plane from its “found” condition to a precisely tuned woodworking stand-by that can tackle almost any planing task.  Maplewood instructors will walk participants through each step of the restoration process and share some practical tips for acquiring antique planes online or at flea markets.  Best of all, the plane you restore is yours to keep at the day’s end!  We only offer this class once a year, so reserve early!   Class will run from 9am-4pm.

    When: September 9
    Open Places: 5
    Fees: $165
    Register now!

Thursday Afternoon Hand Tool Skill Building Series

Designed for those with flexible work schedules, this series of 3-hour skill building workshops will leave your weekends available for other projects!  Attend one or all of these sessions that are designed to provide hands-on practice and review with various sharpening and joinery tasks.  All tools are provided.

  • Introduction to Timber Framing – 3 Day Workshop (August 24-26, 2017)

    A three-day workshop with accomplished timber framer Nick Richards, who has designed and built the Maplewood woodshop, timber framing shop, and maple sugar house. This workshop is designed to introduce the skills and tools used in traditional timber frame construction.  Basic joinery layout and hand tool techniques will be covered and participants will have the opportunity build their own timber-framed sawhorse incorporating the three most commonly used joints. All tools and materials will be provided.  9:00am-4:00pm daily

    When: August 24 - 26
    Open Places: 0
    Fees: $350
    Register now!

  • Guitar Making Intensive – September 5 – December 19, 2017 (Tuesdays 5:30-9:00pm)

     

    Drawing from over 30 years of fine instrument making, Martin Macica will share his knowledge of the principles and practice of guitar making, leading participants through the process of making their own guitar using hand tools.   This intensive course will cover every aspect of guitar making, including the important hand-cut dovetail neck joint.   Participants will leave with a working knowledge of guitar making, and a handcrafted instrument ready for a lifetime of making music.

    Please use the registration button below if you are interested in taking this course, which will take place on Tuesday evenings (5:30-9pm) from September 5-December 18.   The cost for the workshop and materials will be $1375, including all materials.  Please, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

    When: September 5 - 19
    Open Places: 0
    Fees: $1375
    Register now!

  • Restoring an Antique Hand Plane – September 9, 2017

    In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to restore a classic Bailey pattern #4 smoothing plane from its “found” condition to a precisely tuned woodworking stand-by that can tackle almost any planing task.  Maplewood instructors will walk participants through each step of the restoration process and share some practical tips for acquiring antique planes online or at flea markets.  Best of all, the plane you restore is yours to keep at the day’s end!  We only offer this class once a year, so reserve early!   Class will run from 9am-4pm.

    When: September 9
    Open Places: 5
    Fees: $165
    Register now!

Hand Tool Project Classes

 

For those that prefer to develop skills in the context of a project, the following workshops allow participants to leave the shop with a finished product.  Instruction in traditional Joinery and sharpening techniques are included in each project and all necessary tools are provided.

  • Introduction to Timber Framing – 3 Day Workshop (August 24-26, 2017)

    A three-day workshop with accomplished timber framer Nick Richards, who has designed and built the Maplewood woodshop, timber framing shop, and maple sugar house. This workshop is designed to introduce the skills and tools used in traditional timber frame construction.  Basic joinery layout and hand tool techniques will be covered and participants will have the opportunity build their own timber-framed sawhorse incorporating the three most commonly used joints. All tools and materials will be provided.  9:00am-4:00pm daily

    When: August 24 - 26
    Open Places: 0
    Fees: $350
    Register now!

  • Guitar Making Intensive – September 5 – December 19, 2017 (Tuesdays 5:30-9:00pm)

     

    Drawing from over 30 years of fine instrument making, Martin Macica will share his knowledge of the principles and practice of guitar making, leading participants through the process of making their own guitar using hand tools.   This intensive course will cover every aspect of guitar making, including the important hand-cut dovetail neck joint.   Participants will leave with a working knowledge of guitar making, and a handcrafted instrument ready for a lifetime of making music.

    Please use the registration button below if you are interested in taking this course, which will take place on Tuesday evenings (5:30-9pm) from September 5-December 18.   The cost for the workshop and materials will be $1375, including all materials.  Please, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

    When: September 5 - 19
    Open Places: 0
    Fees: $1375
    Register now!

  • Restoring an Antique Hand Plane – September 9, 2017

    In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to restore a classic Bailey pattern #4 smoothing plane from its “found” condition to a precisely tuned woodworking stand-by that can tackle almost any planing task.  Maplewood instructors will walk participants through each step of the restoration process and share some practical tips for acquiring antique planes online or at flea markets.  Best of all, the plane you restore is yours to keep at the day’s end!  We only offer this class once a year, so reserve early!   Class will run from 9am-4pm.

    When: September 9
    Open Places: 5
    Fees: $165
    Register now!

Individualized Workbench Building Workshops available by request.   Instead of the 5-day workbench class, we have been offering a 3-Day option where we team people up with one of our instructors for a workbench “co-build.”   This allows participants to experience each step of the workbench build, while moving the project along more quickly.   Cost $825 Class Limit: 3

Hand Tool Woodworking with Children

Part of our mission at Maplewood is to pass on traditional skills to the next generation of woodworkers.  We offer workshops designed to help parents and grandparents introduce safe and age-appropriate activities with their children.  In addition, we offer instructional support and techniques for homeschooling families that incorporate woodworking into their curriculum.

  • Introduction to Timber Framing – 3 Day Workshop (August 24-26, 2017)

    A three-day workshop with accomplished timber framer Nick Richards, who has designed and built the Maplewood woodshop, timber framing shop, and maple sugar house. This workshop is designed to introduce the skills and tools used in traditional timber frame construction.  Basic joinery layout and hand tool techniques will be covered and participants will have the opportunity build their own timber-framed sawhorse incorporating the three most commonly used joints. All tools and materials will be provided.  9:00am-4:00pm daily

    When: August 24 - 26
    Open Places: 0
    Fees: $350
    Register now!

  • Guitar Making Intensive – September 5 – December 19, 2017 (Tuesdays 5:30-9:00pm)

     

    Drawing from over 30 years of fine instrument making, Martin Macica will share his knowledge of the principles and practice of guitar making, leading participants through the process of making their own guitar using hand tools.   This intensive course will cover every aspect of guitar making, including the important hand-cut dovetail neck joint.   Participants will leave with a working knowledge of guitar making, and a handcrafted instrument ready for a lifetime of making music.

    Please use the registration button below if you are interested in taking this course, which will take place on Tuesday evenings (5:30-9pm) from September 5-December 18.   The cost for the workshop and materials will be $1375, including all materials.  Please, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

    When: September 5 - 19
    Open Places: 0
    Fees: $1375
    Register now!

  • Restoring an Antique Hand Plane – September 9, 2017

    In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to restore a classic Bailey pattern #4 smoothing plane from its “found” condition to a precisely tuned woodworking stand-by that can tackle almost any planing task.  Maplewood instructors will walk participants through each step of the restoration process and share some practical tips for acquiring antique planes online or at flea markets.  Best of all, the plane you restore is yours to keep at the day’s end!  We only offer this class once a year, so reserve early!   Class will run from 9am-4pm.

    When: September 9
    Open Places: 5
    Fees: $165
    Register now!

Feel free to contact us if you would like to suggest a particular class.   Also, we are available for private instruction that can be as simple as a hands-on sharpening lesson or completing a small project in the shop.