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

Jigs R Us!

box_joint_jig.jpgMany of you have asked for a class on jigs so here goes! A woodworking “jig” is a shop-made item that is designed to help you do a particular operation; either more safely, more accurately or maybe just more easily. This class will combine lecture, demonstration and hands-on and will answer questions such as: when you should make a jig, how you would go about designing one, and how much work should you put into it. Is this something that will be used over and over or is it simply a one-time throwaway jig? Traditional or common jigs like a tapering jig or a mitering jig will be demonstrated, along with some other more specific and sometimes very simple jigs to help you with such everyday tasks as morticing a hinge into the edge of a part or flush trimming solid wood edging on a piece of plywood. We will also explore some of the commercially available jigs and see just what makes some of them worthwhile and others not. Sign up soon as this will be a popular class. Tuition $95.00 (materials are included).

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

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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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