thumb Pekovich Tea Chest 1 640Summer - Fall 2020 Class Schedule available. More fall classes coming soon. Click here for more information.

In Memory of Richard Bergen

Richard BergenIt is with great sadness that I tell you Richard Bergen lost his courageous battle with Leukemia on Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was a close personal friend for over 20 years and a huge asset in the school. Richard took dozens and dozens of classes over the years and assisted in most of the beginning classes for many years. Every studio photograph of the school furniture projects was done by Richard- free of charge!

Richard never hesitated to jump in and help out any time we needed it and was a huge help to hundreds of students..

He will be sorely missed.

Bob Van Dyke

Tablesaw Madness

sarah_tablesaw.jpgNo power tool in the shop is more important, more versatile and more useful than the tablesaw. Safely ripping stock to width, accurately cutting parts to length, cutting angles, bevels and making tenons and tapers are just a few of the tasks that an accurately set up tablesaw excels at. But; improperly used, it can also be one of the most dangerous tools in the shop. Understanding how the saw works is one of the goals of this new class and basic common sense safety will be covered thoroughly. We will begin with techniques to make safe and accurate crosscuts and rips and then move on to some of the more specialized cuts such as making accurate tenons and miters. Saw blade selection, dado blades and some of the commercially available accessories will discussed. We will also demonstrate some basic but important shop-made jigs. While this class is mostly demonstration, students will have the opportunity to do some cutting on the saw in order to make sure that each participant understands the techniques being shown. Tuition: $120.00 (materials are included)

Section 031909A: Thursday evenings, March 19 & 26, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 

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Testimonials

11/2/2015

Bob,

All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

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5/25/2016

Bob,

I took the weekend woodturning class this weekend with Cory Anderson and just wanted to let you know how fabulous I thought he was.

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