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Basic Woodworking: Box 1F21

Learn fundamentals as you work a given plan through to completion. With a focus on six essential power tools, learn properties of wood and shop etiquette, interpret a plan, cut and mill stock and use basic machine joinery. This class qualifies students for intermediate classes and for Woodworking Open Shop. It is our gateway to more advanced woodworking. Complete attendance is required to fulfill this requirement. Limit 8 students

Completion qualifies students for Woodworking Open Shop. Complete attendance is required to fulfill this requirement. Other excellent follow-up classes include:

  • Intermediate Woodworking: Small Table
  • Intermediate Woodworking: Mantel Clock
  • Hand Dovetail Joints
  • Wood Turning: Bowls & Beyond
  • Basic Woodcarving

Note: Because this class moves at a deliberate pace and serves as a pre-requisite for most woodworking courses, complete attendance is required. Please see our policies on withdrawals and refunds before registering.

We recommend you enroll early, as this popular class usually fills up.

Maximum of 8 students.  Masks worn at all times indoors and vaccinations for all attendees are required.

Eric Campbell

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Eric Campbell started woodworking in 2006 attending classes at North Bennet St. School in Fine Woodworking and Machine Woodworking, then designing and building a router table, Roubo workbench and full dining room set in the Eliot School's Furniture Design, Upholstery and Woodworking Open Shop classes. Since then, he has been designing and building furniture for his own home, incorporating new techniques and processes in each succeeding piece. 

Specialty: 
Woodworking

Catherine Dooley

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Catherine Dooley is a long-time woodworker, teaching aide, and friend of the Eliot School.

Specialty: 
Woodworking
Materials to bring to class:

All materials will be provided in class.  Materials cost included in tuition.