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Woodworking Open Shop 4F21

Choose your time of the week and join a shop away from home, with tools, mentorship and community. Design and construct projects of your choice. Projects must be a manageable size due to limited storage; check first with instructors. Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking: Box.

Limit 8 students, vaccinations required, masks required indoors at all times.

Materials cost included in tuition.

 

*The first session of this course meets the evening of Veteran's Day, November 11th.

*No class on Thanksgiving Day

Jacobus Van Loon

TBA

Frank Pettorossi

Frank Pettorossi

Frank Pettorossi started as a cabinetmaking apprentice at age 14 in Baselice, a small town in the Naples region of Italy. After moving to the US, he graduated from Boston Trade High School and joined Cabinetmakers Local 51. He worked in architectural millwork shops throughout the Boston area, did construction for Bar & Bar Co. and installed displays for Filenes department stores. His experience as a cabinetmaker and carpenter spans five decades.

“I have been working at the Eliot School for over 12 years and I find it very rewarding helping others with my craft.”

Specialty: 
Woodworking

Howard Shrobe

Howard Shrobe

Howard Shrobe is a long-time participant in the Eliot School’s wood shop. By day, he is Principal Research Scientist at the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Specialty: 
Woodworking
Materials to bring to class:

Cost of materials, including wood, is included in tuition.  With instructors' guidance, you may supply your own wood and any special hardware.