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

Make a Federal Style Demi-lune table with Will Neptune

neptune_demi_lune_web.jpgWe are pleased to welcome back well known furniture maker and author, Will Neptune for this exciting and informative new class. Will has written numerous articles for Fine Woodworking magazine and taught traditional furniture-making techniques at the North Bennet Street School for many years in addition to his own commission furniture work. Students will have the unique opportunity to build a Federal style Demi-lune table under Will’s guidance. Inspired by the card tables made popular during the Federal Period, the demi-lune eliminates the hinged top and swinging leg support resulting in a small hall table that also provides students a good introduction to curved work, veneering and inlay. The basic table can be embellished with a variety of effects, giving each student a chance to personalize their table. Some of the skills you will learn in this class include; utilizing the "bricking" method to build up the curved front, veneering the curved front apron, joining the legs to the curved apron along with numerous embellishment techniques. These decorative effects include stringing, banding and inlay work. The class will be organized so that students will complete the fabrication of parts, the veneer work and the joinery. Demonstrations will cover making simple bandings, sand-shading veneer for inlays, and using shop made "scratch stocks". An extra sample leg will also be made which students can use to practice the several decorative options. Students should expect to complete the decorations, clean-up and finish work at home. Don’t miss this opportunity to make an heirloom piece under the direction of one of this country’s leading craftsmen. Tuition: $695.00 plus materials

Section 080309A:                Monday - Saturday,                 August 3 - 8,           9:00am - 5:00pm

 

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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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