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.
Learn To Turn
October 31 & November 1, 2015
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 (turned between centers) and platters (turned on a faceplate). With Ken's guidance, students complete several exercises to gain comfort and confidence in working with wood on the lathe. Each student completes a platter to take home.
Open to all.
November 14 & 15, 2015
This workshop introduces participants to tools, techniques and materials for adding decorative string inlay to furniture. Working with hand and power tools, students lay out and execute a variety of designs from the traditional “line & berry” to their own contemporary compositions.
Open to all.
December 5 & 6, 2015
“Stick” furniture is an enduringly popular style of rustic furniture which can be highly expressive, yet thoroughly functional. This course is open to absolute beginners, who will be attracted by the accessibility of the skills and materials, and to more experienced woodworkers who will enjoy the fluidity, spontaneity, and surprising strength of the rustic process.
Working with both vintage and modern tools, participants build small tables or benches of their own design, primarily using mortise and tenon joinery on red maple saplings. Discussion covers harvesting and design, as well as materials and techniques.
Open to all; beginners encouraged.
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 the class.
- Community Class tuition ($300) 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 $40 cancellation fee.
- No refund will be given for withdrawal within seven days of a Community Class.
- We accept personal checks, Visa or MasterCard.
- In the event that the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship must cancel a class, we will promptly refund the full tuition amount.