Community Classes

Weekend Community Classes are designed for people who cannot schedule the full-time attendance required for our Workshops and other programs. Community Classes provide the same outstanding instructors and facilities in a more accessible time format. Classes are held Saturday and Sunday 9-5.

Tuition: $310

Starting with Power Tools
Isabella Pierson Feracci

November 18 & 19, 2017

Get comfortable with common power tools! This class introduces the fundamentals of cutting wood with the chop saw, band saw, and hand-held power tools such as the jigsaw and circular saw. Participants learn safe and efficient techniques for measuring, cutting boards to length and width, smoothing surfaces, shaping edges, and creating simple joinery. Each student completes a tool carrier to bring home.                                                                                                         

Open to all.

Learn to Turn
Ken Wise

December 2 & 3, 2017

This two-day class introduces spindle work and faceplate turning to the novice turner. Participants learn lathe safety, tool selection, and fundamental techniques for spindle work (turning wood between centers) and green-wood bowls. With Ken's guidance, each student completes several exercises that impart skill and confidence at the lathe, such as turning a bowl to take home.

Open to all.

Hand Tool Clinic
Mason McBrien

December 9 & 10, 2017

Bring forlorn hand tools back to life! Whether you are rescuing them from the back of the garage or have just acquired them at a flea market, Mason teaches you to clean, sharpen, tune, and repair your old saws, planes, axes, chisels, and more…so that they can be used now and passed on to the next generation. In addition, he shares his passion for the lore and history of old tools.

Open to all.


Community Woodturning Classes are open to anyone who is 16 years of age or older.


Registration and Payment Information:

Please call our office at 207-594-5611 to check availability and to register for a class.

    • Community Class tuition is payable in full at the time of registration.
    • If you withdraw from a Community Class more than seven days in advance, we will refund your tuition less a $35 cancellation fee. 
    • No refund will be given for withdrawal within seven days of a Community Class.
    • We accept personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
    • In the event that the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship must cancel a class, we will promptly refund the full tuition amount.