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Lathe 101: Intro to Turning

at Makeville Studio - Gowanus
119 8th St Unit 208, Brooklyn, New York 11215

This three-session class is a hands-on introduction to the art of turning wood on the lathe, covering lathe setup, operation and safety, carving techniques and tool sharpening. Instructor Alan Dorsey will guide you through the basics, with a special focus on decorative and functional furniture parts such as chair parts, table legs and finials to name...

$425

3 sessions

Wednesday Feb 7th, 7pm

Furniture Design

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Students investigate all aspects of furniture design, including materials, fabrication techniques, form, style, drawing, and production. Emphasis is placed on scale, human factors, and industrial application. This course also covers the relationship of interior space, structure, and product purpose to object design. This is not a studio fabrication...

$788

13 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 7pm

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Woodworking: Making a Cutting Board

at Make Everything Workshop - Sea Cliff
7 Littleworth Ln, Sea Cliff, New York 11579

This beginner/intermediate level class will explore the use of various tools in the shop to make one of a kind cutting board of your own design. Starting with raw material, a selection of both domestic hardwoods and imported exotics, we will guide you through the milling, glueing, and finishing process. This class will span two evenings. No prerequisite...

$265

2 sessions

Cabinetry 101: Table Top Wooden Shelving Unit

at Staten Island MakerSpace - Stapleton
450 Front Street, Staten Island, New York 10304

After briefly covering safe machine and shop practices, we will delve straight into cabinetry! Over two weeks students will design, build and finish their own small cabinets to take home. Moving at a brisk pace, we will cover how to extract a cut list and plan of action from your drawings, dimension parts and foursquare lumber, simple face frame joinery,...

$265

2 sessions

Saturday Jan 27th, 10am

Introduction to Woodworking Techniques

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

Learn introductory skills to make objects and wood furniture. Begin with info on joinery concepts and wood physics as well as planes, cabinets scrapers and spoke shaves.  You’ll learn how to safely operate woodworking machinery including the table saw, band saw, drill press, and miter saw. How to sharpen, and maintain hand tools is included....

$295

3 sessions

Sunday Apr 22nd, 10am

Dovetails with Japanese Tools

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Bushwick
66 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

This corner stone joint of western woodwork has also been used in the Japanese tradition for a long time. Class we will cover: sizing, proportioning, choice of angle, layout and cutting as well as where to use dovetails. You will see examples of full, half blind and blind dovetails. There will be a full cutting and assembly demonstration as well...

Saturday May 5th, 9am

Turning Bowls on the Lathe

at Makeville Studio - Gowanus
119 8th St Unit 208, Brooklyn, New York 11215

In this three-session workshop, you'll turn a block of wood into a small wooden bowl while learning the principles of bowl turning, tool selection, and turning techniques. You will also learn lathe operation and safety, how to sharpen lathe tools, and finishing basics. Important Things to Note: Completion of this class allows you to rent open studio...

$495

3 sessions

Monday Feb 5th, 7pm

Furniture Design Foundation

at Pratt Institute - Clinton Hill
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Design and model your own piece of furniture. The key premise is learning through making and testing.  Working on full-size models and prototypes, develop a sense of human scale and proportion. Explore a variety of materials and techniques, gaining basic understanding of furniture construction and manufacturing. While developing individual projects,...

$1,600

4 sessions

Saturday Jan 27th, 9am

Furniture Design Drawing and Composition

at Pratt Institute - Clinton Hill
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Learn how to generate, refine and communicate your furniture designs through different types of drawing. Develop fundamental two-dimensional and three-dimensional drawing skills. Explore axonometric drawing as well as two- and three-point perspective. Practice skating, presentation drawing and drafting. Experience different tools and techniques. Enrich...

$1,450

9 sessions

Thursday Feb 22nd, 6pm

Kumiko (Lattice) Work

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Bushwick
66 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

Kumiko patterns are the decorative geometric forms that traditionally accent Japanese shoji screens. More recently the patterns are used in furniture and lighting. In class, you will learn the basics of making kumiko patterns. Including how to prepare material, make the jigumi grid that houses the pattern, and cut the many pieces that make up a pattern....

Sunday Feb 18th, 9am

Japanese Joinery – Shachi Joint

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Bushwick
66 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

When one thinks of the intricacy of Japanese joinery the Shachi tsugi, partially housed long keyed tenon or spline joint, comes to mind. The english translation even sounds complicated. The goal of this class is to make this commonly used joint (in Japan), accessible to woodworkers here. Class we will cover: sizing, proportioning, layout and cutting...

Sunday Feb 11th, 9am

Introduction to Woodworking: Modern Chair

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

This six-session introductory workshop builds on skills learned during SXW 680. Students learn additional foundation skills to build wood furniture and related objects incorporating wood physics and joinery concepts.Traditional hand tools including block planes, cabinet scrapers, and spokeshaves are introduced as well as how to safely operate woodworking...

$325

5 sessions

Tuesday Feb 20th, 6:30pm

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Intermediate Woodworking: Decorative Boxes

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

This six-session, intermediate-level workshop builds on skills learned during SXW 680 or 684. Students develop the ability to work more precisely and safely with machinery and hand tools. How to make a cut list and estimate materials are covered. Marking and measuring for joinery is introduced as well as resawing boards on the band saw and milling...

$295

6 sessions

Thursday Apr 19th, 6:30pm

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Japanese Joinery: Mortises & Tenons (Fundamental)

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Bushwick
66 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

In this one day class we will explore the many variations of the most fundamental woodworking joint, the Mortice and Tenon! Such variations will be: The blind, The through, The wedged, The pinned, The tusked and The Fox. The day will be filled with demonstrations, discussion of proportions along with applications and of course a lot of hand on practice!...

Sunday Apr 8th, 9am

Kern, Lead, and Print: Woodtype Posters

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Prepare yourself to be impressed with our collection of antique wood type! For this two day workshop we are opening up our drawers of borders, wood cuts and type for students to explore and create their own hand set type projects, be it posters or unique art pieces. You will learn how to hand set type and print using one of our 5 Vandercook Presses....

$350

2 sessions

Saturday Mar 17th, 10am