Our campus comprises four buildings on 18 acres of meadow and woods along the Oyster River in Rockport, ME. Courses are held in the 4,200-square-foot Workshop Building, the 5,600-square-foot Satterlee Building, and the 6,800-square-foot Thomas Miller Jackson Building, which also houses the Fellowship program.
The Workshop and Satterlee Buildings each have two bench rooms and a machine room. The Jackson Building has those, plus the Whittington Woodturning Studio and the Mattina Proctor Finishing Studio. Bench rooms are outfitted with European-style workbenches, one per participant, plus assembly and work tables. Machine rooms are equipped with high-quality machinery of a scale appropriate to the advanced amateur and small professional shop.
Each machine room has full dust-collection and is furnished with 10″ tablesaws, a 12″ sliding tablesaw, 8″ and 12″ jointers, 15″ thickness planers, 14″ and 20″ bandsaws, drill presses, a lathe, a shaper, a chopsaw, a scrollsaw, a slot mortiser, grinders, stationary sanders, and an oscillating spindle sander. All facilities offer a plentiful assortment of hand tools and hand-held power tools for your use. The Woodturning Studio is equipped with twelve Oneway 1640 lathes. The Jackson and Satterlee machine rooms are equipped with ShopBot CNCs.
The fourth building on campus is home to the Messler Gallery, the administrative office, and the Fine Woodworking Library, which houses a large collection of books and periodicals. The library reading area is comfortably furnished and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the campus.