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Basic Woodworking: Box 6W20

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, 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.

Jesse Shaw

Jesse Shaw

Jesse Shaw, principal and designer at JShaw Furniture, graduated at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine: he was awarded a fellowship there to hone his skills. Later, while obtaining his MFA in furniture design at the Savannah College of Art & Design, he lived and worked with Italian Designers in MIlan. After graduating, Jesse became lead furniture designer for Currey & Company, a pioneer in home décor. He has made guest appearances on the PBS television show, Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac.

Jesse teaches woodworking classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) as well as at the Eliot School. His work has been displayed at the Wharton Eshrick Museum, Savannah College of Art & Design Museum, and in 2019 was awarded best in craft at Fitchburg Museum.

Specialty: 
Woodworking
Materials & Tools:

All materials will be provided in class