woodworking classes

Do you like wood? Have you ever wanted to learn woodworking? Are you interested in making a garden bench, side table, or jewelry box? If yes, then maybe you should take a woodworking class.

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woodworking classes in Vermont

Learn new skills or hone old ones in small group sessions tailored to the individual. Classes are limited to 3 (rarely 4) people and take place in my shop in Central Vermont.

By limiting class size I can focus on each student and help with specific interests. Classes generally meet once a week for 2-3 hours. The sessions go on as long as students are interested.

Sometimes a student will pick a project and stay as long as it takes to finish. Others keep going for longer periods (I had one group that met for years and only disbanded when I moved. I tried to take the students with me, but they balked.)

You can get together with a group of friends, or contact me about joining an existing class.

private woodworking lessons

I also give private lessons on an hourly basis to individuals who want to learn woodworking or increase their existing skills, but would rather not be part of a group. 

We can set up a schedule for working on a particular project,  you can come to learn a new skill or just arrive with a general idea of the distinction between a hammer and a table saw.

No matter your level of knowledge or interest we can work together to create the project of your choice. Contact me for more information.

student work

Below is a student in the Adirondack chair she built in class.

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Student made oak CD cabinet.

my qualifications

I have been teaching woodworking for years. I started at adult education programs in the Boston area, then at my shop in Ma. I have since moved to Vermont and am starting to teach in my new shop in Central Vermont.

I teach set workshops (learning to make Shaker boxes, or a side table, for instance) as well as less structured settings. You can investigate the rest of this site to see if you like my style.

Classes are a lot of fun and before you know it students are helping each other and working together.

Above is a group project to make nesting boxes for  wood ducks, to help out a local conservation group.

I love working with new students, watching them soak in information as they learn woodworking. Below are images of some of the student work produced in the past few years. learn woodworking

table by Lisa B, made from reclaimed cherry

learn woodworkingoak table by Marie B. (in progress)

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garden bench by Larry B (in progress), he will add a wheel in front and the bench as a whole can be wheeled around the garden.

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standing desk by Ellen K with leg detail

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pull toy by Heather L. with wooden hinge in the center

Please contact me for more information about woodworking classes.

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Please note: woodworking is potentially dangerous please read my disclaimer before using any information on this site or any site you may be directed to from here. Thanks for visiting.

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