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Sneak Peek at 2016 Course Calendar

Here's the current version of our 2016 Schedule. We're still working on details and will be opening registration on November 14th.

We're expanding - we're adding a new machine room and bench room. This will allow us to teach more classes and to more fully teach the use of woodworking machines - for example you'll see a new 12 week furniture making intensive in Fall.

Other new courses

  • Design / Build Studio (April) - your chance to take four weeks to focus on designing and building a piece of furniture
  • Building a Tiny House  (April / May) - a four week program to build a solid wood tiny house. More details soon
  • Just Joints  (July and August) - a five day focus on joinery techniques
  • Beginning Relief Carving and Open Studio (June) - two week long classes from Mary May
  • Intermediate Digital Design and Fabrication (July)
  • Spoon Carving (August) - week long and a weekend class with Jarrod Stonedahl

The 2016 Schedule


January 11 - April 1    Foundations of Woodworking    Faculty
January 16 - 17    Handsaw Essentials    Matthew Straughn-Morse
January 23 - 24    Hand Plane Essentials    Matthew Straughn-Morse
January 30 - 31    Hand Cut Dovetails    Matthew Straughn-Morse
February 6 - 7    Hand Cut Mortice and Tenons    Matthew Straughn-Morse
March 4 - 6    By Hand and By Eye  Jim Tolpin & George Walker
March 12 - 13    Formline - Northern NW Coast Design    Steve Brown
April 9 - 10    NW Bowls and Ladles    Steve Brown
April 11 - May 6    Design / Build Studio   Matthew Straughn-Morse & Jim Tolpin
April 11 - 22    Introduction to Cabinetmaking John Marckworth
April 25 - May 20    Building a Tiny House Steve Habersetzer & Abel Dances
May 9 - 14    Building an Azumaya  Dale Brotherton
May 16 - 20    Hand Tool Heaven    Matthew Straughn-Morse
May 21 - 22    Coopering    Steve Habersetzer
May 23 - 27    NW Carving: Toolmaking and Techniques    Steve Brown
May 23 - 27    Joinery Essentials: Chisel Cabinet    Matthew Straughn-Morse
May 30 - June 3    Carving a Tlingit Style Mask    Steve Brown
May 30 - June 3    Turning Bowls and Boxes    Bonnie Klein
June 6 - 11    Build a Side Table    Abel Dances
June 6 - 11    Beginning Relief Carving    Mary May
June 13 - 17    Open Studio    Mary May
June 13 - 17    Woodworking for Women    Martha Collins & Lacey Carnahan
June 20 - 24    Hand Tool Heaven    Abel Dances
June 20 - 24    Beginning Marquetry    Tim Swanberg
June 27 - July 1    Chairmaking  (TBD)    
June 27 - July 1    Just Joints    Abel Dances
July 5 - 8    Build a Skateboard    John Edwards
July 11 - 15    Introduction to Digital Design and Fabrication  Randy Johnson
July 11 - 15    Hand Tool Heaven    
July 18 - 22    Intermediate Digital Design and Fabrication Randy Johnson
July 18 - 23    Build a Workbench    Matthew Straughn-Morse
July 25 - 29    Youth Woodworking    John Edwards
July 25 - 29    TBD    
August 1 - 12    Furniture Essentials: Standing Desk    Matthew Straughn-Morse
August 13 - 14    Coopering    Steve Habersetzer
August 15 - 19    Hand Tool Heaven    Matthew Straughn-Morse
August 22 - 26    Just Joints    Matthew Straughn-Morse
August 26 - 28    Gypsy Wagons    Steve Habersetzer & Greg Kossow
August 29 - September 2    Spoon Carving    Jarrod Stonedahl
September 3 - 4    Intro to Spoon Carving    Jarrod Stonedahl
September 5 - 17    Demilune Table    Garrett Hack
September 26 - December 17    Foundation of Woodworking    Faculty
September 26 - December 17    Furniture Making Intensive    Faculty