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tools and techniquesTools & Techniques classes get you up to speed on tool safety and operation, and basic woodworking techniques. Successful completion of these classes "certifies" you use Makeville's workshop for your own projects.

hands-onHands-on classes give you in-depth training on specific tools as you make a project to take home with you. Materials, tools, and basic designs are provided.

hands-onKnowledge classes provide you with essential design and technical background on a variety of topics in a compact, seminar/demonstration style format.

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tools and techniques
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Hand Cut Dovetails Workshop - June
Sundays 11am-2pm,6/15 through 6/29
Hand cut dovetails enjoy a special place in the world of woodworking due to their superior strength and timeless beauty. Now you can learn how to cut and fit dovetail joints with hand tools guru Kate Hawes. In this three-session intensive, you will learn how to get the most from basic hand tools, how to mark and measure through dovetails, techniques for getting a perfect fitting joint, and how to keep your tools tuned and sharp. Starting with hardwood blanks, you will leave with a shallow box/tray with dovetail joinery. If you're ready to take your hand tool skills to a new level and immerse yourself in a challenging and meditative woodworking experience, this class is for you!
Non-member price: $340 + $45 materials/equipment fee
Member price: $351 (includes materials)
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Intro to Steam Bending
Thursdays, 7-10pm: 4/17 through 5/15
This five session course will introduce you to the methods and processes of bending solid wood using steam. It is an easy, fun and really cool way to create curved parts in your projects! We will cover how to build different types of steam boxes, using simple and affordable materials, and we will also look at several ways to make forms and molds for bending the curve of your choice. First, participants will work as a group, experimenting with different curves and forms provided, in order to explore the limits of the materials and processes. Following a discussion on how to incorporate bent parts into an original design, participants can choose to continue to work experimentally or build their own forms for an individual project. Projects may be functional, decorative, or sculptural, and the instructor will encourage unique designs, experimentation, and creative thinking!
Included with this class is a free pass for 12 hours of studio / workshop time (a $140 value) for independent project work between class sessions.
Non-member price: $475 plus $50 materials fee
Member price: $472
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tools and techniques
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Turning Bowls on the Lathe - May
Thursdays 7-10pm, 5/22 through 6/5
Building on skills learned in "Turning 101 - Intro to the Lathe", in this comprehensive three-session workshop, instructor Phil Gautreau will help you turn a block of wood into a wooden bowl while learning the principles of bowl turning, tool selection, and turning techniques. You will also learn lathe operation and safety, how to sharpen lathe tools, and finishing basics. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Completion of this class allows you to rent open studio time to work on your own lathe projects.
Non-member price: $375 + $60 materials/equipment fee
Member price: $391 (includes materials)
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Lathe 101: Intro to Turning
Wednesdays 7-10pm, 5/21 to 6/4
This three-session class is a hands-on introduction to the art of turning wood on the lathe, covering lathe setup, operation and safety, carving techniques, and tool sharpening. Instructor Alan Dorsey will guide you through the basics, with a special focus on turning decorative and functional furniture parts such as table legs, chair parts, and finials to name a few. This class also provides a solid foundation for those interested in a range of turning projects, such as pepper grinders, tool handles, and pens. This class also serves as a prerequisite for our bowl turning class. All materials and safety equipment provided.
Completion of this class allows you to rent open studio time to use the lathe to work independently on your own turning projects.
Non-member price: $315 plus $30 materials fee
Member price: $310
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Intro to Hand Tools + Make a Small Box
Thursdays 7-10pm 6/5 through 6/19
Over the course of three sessions you'll get hands-on training with essential hand tools--back saws, chisels, and planes--while making a small box with simple and elegant joinery. You'll also learn how to keep your tools sharp and well-tuned. This class provides a solid foundation of skills and techniques for both small projects and more advanced hand cut joinery for furniture making. All tools and materials are included.
Non-member price: $365 + $20 materials
Member price: $348
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intro to woodworking
hands on
tools and techniques

Intro to Woodworking - July/Aug
Session #1: Sun 4-7pm 7/6 to 8/3
Session #2: Mon 3-6pm 7/7 to 8/4
Session #3: Mon 7-10pm 7/7 to 8/4

Session #4: Tues 7-10pm 7/8 to 8/5
Session #5: Wed 7-10pm 7/9 to 8/6
Session #6: Sat 10am-1pm 7/12 to 8/9

Session #7: Sat 3-6pm 7/12 to 8/9
Designed for beginners with little to no woodworking experience, this five-session class covers wood physics, shop safety and etiquette, an introduction to joinery concepts, and hands-on experience with both hand tools and machinery. The project for this class is a small side table with tapered legs.
This course will give you the confidence and knowledge to work safely in the shop on your own projects and/or to move forward with more advanced woodworking classes. Completion of this class also certifies you to rent studio time for your own projects.
All tools. materials and safety equipment are provided.
Non-member price: $475 + $100 materials
Member price: $517 (includes materials)
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Workshop Certification
Do you have experience with woodworking machines and want to bring your own projects to Makeville Studio? Take this class to get certified to rent studio time or become a member. Beginners should take Intro to Woodworking for equivalent certification.
This class will get you oriented to the machines and systems in our shop as well as review critical safety concepts for the table saw, band saw compound miter saw, router table, and drill press, with an introduction to the planer and jointer. Basic techniques will be covered for each tool, including how to use the various jigs and tables for more efficient and accurate work. Single 3-hr session.
Available dates:
Saturday 5/17, 10am-1pm
Price: $215
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hands on
tools and techniques
Getting Started in Furniture Making - June
Tuesdays 7-10pm: 6/3 through 7/8
This 6-session intermediate-level workshop takes you step by step through the typical furniture-making process: design, layout, cutting, joinery, assembly, glue-up and finishing. Working with machine and hand tools, you will build a solid hardwood bench with mortise and tenon joinery. Topics covered:
  • How to make a cut list and estimate materials and cost from a design
  • Milling rough lumber using the jointer, planer and table saw
  • Tips and techniques for jointing boards into panels
  • How to do quick, accurate mortise and tenon joints--multiple methods
  • Gluing and clamping the joints
  • Using a card scraper for post glue-up surface preparation
  • An introduction to simple hand rubbed oil finishes
Non-member price: $595 + $150 materials
Member price: $643 (includes materials)
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