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CHAR101J22 Charcuterie Board and Coasters

October, 1 - October, 2 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM MST

Tiger Maple Board

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 five pieces feature a base in your choice of Cherry, Walnut, or Tiger Maple. But you’ll be able to let your inner designer run wild with customizable stripes in any combination of maple, bloodwood, padauk, cherry, and walnut. The larger board is further set off with a curving ribbon of maple or walnut weaving through the stripes. The effect looks complex but is actually very simple to achieve — once you know how.

Raul will walk you through every step, from the initial design to the inlays and assembly.

Each student will make a complete matching set with a serving board and four coasters, plus a magnetic block to store four serving utensils, which are included.

This class makes a great introduction to woodworking for the novice, but is also a lot of fun for more experienced woodworkers, too. You’ll practice bandsaw and router skills and will leave with a stunning set that is perfect for entertaining — or gifting.

You will learn:
· Design and layout
· Surface preparation
· Glue-up
· Band saw use and techniques
· Router use and techniques
· How to prepare for a finish

Prerequisite: None. Open to all. No experience required.

Tools required: None. All tools and materials are supplied by the school, including a four-piece set of serving utensils for each student.

Please bring: ear and eye protection and a properly-fitting face mask that covers your nose and mouth (valved masks are not allowed).

Please read and understand: our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus.
• We will be strictly limiting class sizes to no more than eight (8) students to allow for adequate distancing between class participants.
• All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly-fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school.
• Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms—even if it is believed to be allergy-related—will not be allowed to enter the building.
Thank you for your understanding.

Meet your Instructor

Raúl has been a professional furniture maker since 1990. A member and former president of the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers, a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, and a member of the Furniture Society. Raúl specializes in custom furniture and antique restoration and is particularly interested in traditional hand-tool techniques. He began to teach himself woodworking during the 1970s while working in the aerospace industry and eventually changed careers to devote himself to the craft. In 2008, with the help of other accomplished woodworkers, he founded the School in order to bring the highest level of woodcraft education to Arizona and to create opportunities for the next generation of woodworkers to learn from some of today’s most respected masters.


October 1, 2022@9:00 am MST
October 2, 2022@3:00 pm MST
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