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  • Turn a Wooden Pen!

    Come learn the basics of pen turning with professional wood turner Andrew Duling. Pen turning is an excellent introduction to lathe work. It’s a quick, fulfilling, and inexpensive way to go from wood to finished product. Bring home a pen you can cherish for years or give as a gift. Each student will complete turning of one pen, with the option of turning an additional pen as time allows. Open to all ages 16+, students 12-16 welcome with an adult chaperone. All experience levels welcome! No prior woodworking experience required. All materials and use of equipment included in the fee. Bring safety eye goggles and wear closed toed shoes. No loose clothing! Wear your hair tied back or wear a hat.
  • Carving in Wood -The Love Spoon

    Join Bob, an experienced educator and woodworker, as he provides a hands-on presentation on how to carve correctly with quality tools. Participants will start with a softwood blank, and leave with a perfectly usable 6" spoon with a personalized handle or Valentines heart! Wood carving gloves as well as high quality carving knives and chisels available for use in class. Minimum age requirement is 13. Option to bring your own tools or purchase our tool set at registration or after class.
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    Open Lathe Workshop -Bowl Turning with Eddie!

    This 10-session class is designed for people that have taken at least one bowl turning class and feel comfortable in a woodworking shop and using a lathe. Small class size allows you to work independently with a lathe just for you! Eddie will supervise and is able to guide novice wood bowl turners. Blanks will be available to purchase ($10 each), or BYO wood blanks. Want to buy your own gouge? Contact us for recommendations. Wear closed toed shoes, hat (hair tied back), and bring your own protective eye wear/goggles.
  • Build a Modern Adirondack Chair and Table

    Adirondack chairs are the perfect Vermont styled chair for your porch, fire pit or lawn. There are many different styles of Adirondack chairs, but in this course you will be making an (unfinished) modern and simplified version with a matching table! You may choose to leave your chair unfinished or you can paint, stain, or seal the wood at home. Methods and recommended products will be discussed. Over the course of 4 classes, students will cut all the necessary wood components, assemble and sand their chair and table. Chairs are constructed from 2X4 and 2x10 boards and held together with construction grade screws. These chairs are heavy and durable! (If a student is not comfortable or not permitted to use the saw, I can pre-cut all their components in lieu of them attending the first class). Minimum age for this class is 16+ Your chair and and table will be stored at CVU until completion. You will be responsible for bringing the chair and table home after the forth class. Please bring PPE equipment such as safety goggles and gloves. Dust masks are optional. Bring a measuring tape and wear closed toed shoes, hat and tie hair back.
  • Learn How to Turn a Wooden Bowl!

    Join Andrew Duling, a professional wood turner, to make your first hardwood bowl! Each participant will receive a hardwood blank and have their own lathe to use during class. Learn how to use and work safely on a lathe. Turn a blank into a beautiful wooden bowl and gain the confidence needed to start a new hobby! Safety practices, proper tool use, and properties of wood will be covered. All materials and use of equipment included in the fee. Bring safety eye goggles and wear closed toed shoes. No loose clothing! Wear your hair tied back or wear a hat. Appropriate for high-school aged students and older. Watch the life of a wooden bowl turner...https://youtu.be/B4or0amjL2w
  • Carving in Wood - A Painted Songbird

    Join long time master carver and woodworker, Bob Lindemann, as he teaches the principals of safely carving wood, using the tools correctly and efficiently, while creating objects to display or use. Participants will start with a blank and leave with a carved and beautifully painted song bird. Choose from a Blue Jay, Cardinal, or Goldfinch and start your collection of springtime Vermont birds. Mount the small bird on a stand or add a small hook to hang on a window and you might attract a mate! High quality carving knives and chisels available for everyone to use in class. Option to purchase the tools ($40) at registration or after the class. Minimum age requirement is 13. This class will meet inside CVU.
  • Carving in Wood: The Wizard Hiking Stick

    Join Bob, an experienced educator and woodworker, as he provides a hands-on presentation on how to carve correctly with quality tools. Looking forward to getting outside this springtime and going on a hike? In this hands-on class Bob will show you how to hand-carved a walking stick with a wizard handle to use on your next hiking adventure or to gift. Participants will learn to carve a face into the stick using high quality carving tools which will be available for everyone to use during class. Option to purchase the tool set at registration or after the class ($40). Minimum age requirement is 13. This class will meet at CVU.
  • Make Your Own Cutting Boards

    Join David Rose, local contractor and cabinet shop owner, at this popular Access class. Design and create your own cutting boards using a variety of hardwoods, such as maple and walnut. Everyone will be able to finish 2 boards within the 3-sessions; one small cheese size board, and a larger serving/carving size board. You will learn the basics of using both power and hand tools as needed to construct your boards. Makes a great gift and as well as a family keepsake for entertaining! All quality woods and materials are included in the fee. Please bring your own tape measure and safety glasses. This class will be held at the CVU woodshop. Please wear closed-toed shoes, and bring your own tape measure and safety glasses. Minimum age requirement is high school.