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FTW200I21 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking II

September, 13 - October, 7 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ready to move beyond the basics? The second step in our three-part Fundamentals series, this course builds on the skills taught in Fundamentals I and prepares you for even more advanced craftsmanship as you progress in your woodworking. This is a hands-on class, during which you will improve your skills…

PEN101J21 Beginning Pen Turning with Ellen Reynolds

October, 2 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Pen turning is a fast, rewarding project and a great way to get comfortable with turning. This class is perfect for beginners, but is also fun for those who have some experience.Your instructor will walk you through the safe use of the lathe and chisels, then will guide you as…

IWW100J21 Introduction to Woodworking

October, 4 - October, 8 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This class is designed to give the student a solid introduction to woodworking. Want to jumpstart your woodworking journey? Our Introduction to Woodworking class is a one-week daytime class that covers the key aspects of woodworking, including the properties of wood, safe use of the most common hand and power…

FIN400J21 Ornamental Advanced Finishing

October, 8 - October, 10 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

While a basic finish can protect your woodworking, a great finish can turn it into a work of art.There are many techniques available to allow the skilled finisher to enhance the wood itself, as well as some that let you turn that wood into something else entirely — or at…

TMW101J21 Tool Making Workshop

October, 9 - October, 10 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

One of the joys becoming a craftsperson is making your own tools. Not only is it fun, but by building your own woodworking tools, you have a chance to customize them to your own preferences and style. Master craftsman Randy Gengarelly will lead this busy and productive workshop, in which…

FTW300J21 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking III

October, 11 - November, 18 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fundamentals III is for advanced beginners and woodworkers who wish to develop more advanced skills and refine their craftsmanship. Students will practice various joinery and construction techniques to build an heirloom quality solid wood Shaker-inspired table with a dovetailed drawer, tapered legs, and mortise-and-tenoned aprons. Along the way, we will…

CHAR101J21 Charcuterie Board and Coasters

October, 16 - October, 17 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Did you know that woodworkers have the best parties? Well, we definitely have the best-looking spread for our party treats, as this beginner-friendly class proves. Join Master Craftsman Raúl Ramírez for this great weekend workshop making a beautiful Charcuterie/cheese board with four matching coasters, all with decorative inlays on a…

VNT101J21 Two Veneered Tables

October, 18 - October, 21 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Veneered Tables with Doug Forsha  Upgrade both your furniture-building skills and your living room when you build a beautiful pair of matching tables in just four days. Featuring tops veneered in your choice of woods and patterns, plus subtly shaped legs of ebonized walnut, the finished tables are both contemporary…

RTB301K21 Router Jigs, Fixtures and Techniques

November, 13 - November, 14 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Router III with Andy Glantz and John Rivard The more you learn about your router, the more you can do with it. Our Router III class builds on the principles and techniques taught in Router I and II as we delve into using base plates and matching patterns to further…

FTW100K21 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking I

November, 15 - December, 2 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This hands-on course is for the beginning woodworker or anyone who wishes to review fundamental skills and get a solid foundation in methods of fine craftsmanship.

PLT101K21 Turning Fine Detailed Platters with Matt Monaco

November, 19 - November, 21 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

A turned platter is a beautiful and functional piece as well as a fun woodworking project. In addition to a broad surface area useful for serving food or organizing household objects, a platter or plate also showcases a wider, more open display of sidegrain wood than of a standard bowl.…

MBS101L21 Mastering the Bandsaw

December, 4 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The band saw is perhaps the most misunderstood machine in the shop. However, a properly-tuned band saw can — and perhaps should — be the center of an efficient wood shop. It can make accurate and effortless cuts, including rip cuts, and removes much less material than a table saw.…

CHR201L21 Chairs with Michael Fortune

December, 5 - December, 10 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For most woodworkers, chair-making represents a big jump in skills and a fantastic learning opportunity. Chairs undergo tremendous physical stresses, but they must also be comfortable and attractive if they are to be useful. To meet all of those needs, there are several important details that must be considered. In…

CBD101L21 Elegant Cutting Boards Workshop with Doug Forsha

December, 11 - December, 12 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

In this fun two-day class, each student will make two custom cutting boards featuring ribbon inlays in a beautifully shaped maple base. These cutting boards are also wonderful gifts, so we offer this workshop twice per year so you can learn new skills AND make great presents. You'll practice gluing…

IWW100L21 Introduction to Woodworking with Michael Fortune

December, 13 - December, 17 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Woodworking is an incredibly enjoyable, creative, and useful pursuit that will provide you with a lifetime of learning opportunities. Start your journey with this great course taught by one of the leading masters of modern woodworking. Internationally recognized furniture designer Michael Fortune has been crafting with wood for more than…

FTW100A22 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking I

January, 4 - January, 20 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This hands-on course is for the beginning woodworker or anyone who wishes to review fundamental skills and get a solid foundation in methods of fine craftsmanship.

PEN101A22 Beginning Pen Turning

January, 8 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Pen turning is a fast, rewarding project and a great way to get comfortable with turning. This class is perfect for beginners, but is also fun for those who have some experience.Your instructor will walk you through the safe use of the lathe and chisels, then will guide you as…

STL101A22 Turning a Stool with Doug Forsha

January, 22 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Open to all No Skills Necessary Turning a Stool is one of our most gratifying workshops, combining turning and furniture-building into a fast project that results in an elegant three-legged stool. In just one day, you'll turn the seat and legs and then fully assemble an attractive walnut stool that…

FTW200A22 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking II

January, 24 - February, 10 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ready to move beyond the basics? The second step in our three-part Fundamentals series, this course builds on the skills taught in Fundamentals I and prepares you for even more advanced craftsmanship as you progress in your woodworking.  This is a hands-on class, during which you will improve your skills…

BCS101A22 Bookcase Workshop

January, 29 - January, 30 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Open to all.Building a Bookcase is one of our most popular weekend workshops. In just two days, you'll build a versatile and attractive bookcase inspired by classic Arts & Crafts design that will look great in any decor. In this two day busy workshop you will build this beautiful Bookcase.…

AIR300A22 Artist in Residence with Michael Fortune

January, 31 - February, 25 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The class will be four (4) weeks long, between the dates shown below, exact dates will be announced soon. Exciting announcement!Artist-in-Residence Program with Michael FortunePrerequisite: Fundamentals III or equivalent experience.The Southwest School of Woodworking Artist-in-Residence program invites participants to step away from the constraints of daily life and delve deeply…

JBX101B22 Beautiful Jewelry Box

February, 5 - February, 6 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Open to all. In this two day class, you will make a beautiful jewelry box (just in time for Valentine's day!), perfect for filling with a little bling for that special someone. However, this beautiful box can be used for much more than jewelry. With an inlay tray, rabbet joints,…

FTW300B22 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking III

February, 15 - March, 17 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fundamentals III is for advanced beginners and woodworkers who wish to develop more advanced skills and refine their craftsmanship. Students will practice various joinery and construction techniques to build an heirloom quality solid wood Shaker-inspired table with a dovetailed drawer, tapered legs, and mortise-and-tenoned aprons. Along the way, we will…

Serving Tray and Cutting Board

SVT101B22 Serving Tray and Cutting Board with Doug Forsha

February, 26 - February, 27 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This fun, two-day workshop is open to all and is a great way to upgrade your kitchen while building new woodworking skills. Each student will build a matching striped cutting board and serving tray that is perfect for entertaining at home or giving as gifts. You will have a combination…

MIL101C22 From Rough to Ready: Milling Rough Lumber

March, 5 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Open to all Milling is the process of machining rough lumber to your desired dimensions. Once you learn this process, you'll be able to select any wood you want and mill it to your own specifications. Otherwise, you'll be limited to buying dimensioned lumber, leaving you at the mercy of…

IWW100C22 Introduction to Woodworking

March, 14 - March, 18 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This class is designed to give the student a solid introduction to woodworking. Want to jumpstart your woodworking journey? Our Introduction to Woodworking class is a one-week daytime class that covers the key aspects of woodworking, including the properties of wood, safe use of the most common hand and power…

FTW100C22 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking I

March, 21 - April, 6 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This hands-on course is for the beginning woodworker or anyone who wishes to review fundamental skills and get a solid foundation in methods of fine craftsmanship.

FTW100D22 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking I

April, 11 - April, 27 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This hands-on course is for the beginning woodworker or anyone who wishes to review fundamental skills and get a solid foundation in methods of fine craftsmanship.

CBD101D22 Make two Elegant Cutting Boards Workshop with Doug Forsha

April, 30 - May, 1 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Open to all In this fun two-day class, each student will make two custom cutting boards featuring ribbon inlays in a beautifully shaped maple base. These make wonderful gifts, so we offer this workshop twice per year just before Mothers Day and just before Christmas. You that you can learn…

FTW200E22 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking II

May, 1 - May, 19 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ready to move beyond the basics? The second step in our three-part Fundamentals series, this course builds on the skills taught in Fundamentals I and prepares you for even more advanced craftsmanship as you progress in your woodworking. This is a hands-on class, during which you will improve your skills…

FTW300E22 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking III

May, 23 - June, 22 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fundamentals III is for advanced beginners and woodworkers who wish to develop more advanced skills and refine their craftsmanship. Students will practice various joinery and construction techniques to build an heirloom quality solid wood Shaker-inspired table with a dovetailed drawer, tapered legs, and mortise-and-tenoned aprons. Along the way, we will…

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