New Course Offering
Serpentine Hall Table
Here is a classic design which is not a reproduction of an historic piece but rather was built in the style of a piece that might have been made around 1800. This intermediate course teaches a number of valuable techniques, including veneering the serpentine front, and making and installing the bandings on the apron and legs. This project is on schedule, for eight evenings, starting May 7, 2014.
Router Basics 2- Our first router course dealt with the hand-held router. This course presents the router as a table mounted tool. It is a safe and accurate way to cut moldings, create curved shapes, and cut certain joinery.
Two evenings, Jan. 27-28.
Veneering - The centuries-old practice of veneering is explored using both traditional and modern tools, methods, and materials. Learning how to lay veneer will expand the range of your work and enable you to produce stunning designs and effects using this natural material. Weekend of February 8-9.
Total Beginner 1 - We have added a new section of this first course designed for the absolute, total beginner with zero experience. This project is designed to teach the safe and effective usage all of the major stationary woodworking tools, including the tablesaw, bandsaw, planer, jointer, spindle sander and router table. Seven Tuesday evenings, starting Feb. 18.
Total Beginner 2 - Here is a chance to learn solid wood construction using traditional mortise and tenon joinery, and take home a beautiful Pennsylvania black cherry coffee table. Starting Feb. 20, 2014
PFW's Summer Schedule
PFW has just posted its Summer schedule, and there a number of week-long offerings that are great project pieces. Please think ahead about your schedule, and let us know as soon as possible of any courses that interest you. There is a tremendous amount of preparation work for each of these courses, as well as lead time for the acquisition of materials. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Joiner's Workbench - Redesigned for this Summer's offering, this course is now a 5 day class, and uses the new Veritas tail vise, as well as quarter sawn commercial butcher block of hard maple. Week of July 7th.
City Sideboard - This piece captured the cover of Popular Woodworking Magazine and is a fun build as well as a beautiful addition to any home. Week of July 21.
Paris Bureau - Featured in the Master Class section of Fine Woodworking, No. 223, this bow front, bent lamination bureau is a classic piece. Week of August 4.
Windsor Chair - Mario's love of this chair and its design and construction is demonstrated by the wide range of student pieces, each a unique effort. Week of August 11.
Nod to Nakashima - Back by popular demand, here is a chance to build a table in the style of George Nakashima's important contribution to 20th Century American studio furniture. Week of August 25.
Other courses are on calendar as well for the Spring and Summer. Please join us at PFW for a great learning experience.