Aug
18
Fri
NEW SHOP OPEN HOUSE!!! @ The North Carolina Furniture School
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We are finally opening the new shop, and want to invite you to an open house!!! We’ll serve up a little Carolina BBQ and cold drinks from 4:00 – 7:00 pm August 18, 2017. We look forward to seeing you – so mark it on your calendar!

 

 

Aug
19
Sat
North Carolina Furniture School Class August 19-20, 2017: Introduction to Woodturning @ The North Carolina Furniture School
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm

North Carolina Furniture School Weekend Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning

Join us for two full days of woodturning! This course is designed to introduce you to the tools and techniques for safe, efficient woodturning. It’s a good course for all skill levels because it starts with the basics, provides a strong foundation in shop safety, and launches you right into fast and efficient woodturning. You will gain a solid understanding of common tooling, machine options and features, types of cuts, basic lathe joinery for furniture making, spindle turning, bowl turning, and more!

Both days will begin with a morning presentation and Q & A session, followed by hands-on learning at the lathe. Materials are included. Each student will be provided with an Introduction to Woodturning Information Packet and will keep the woodturnings they make in the class. Samples will include a bead and cove set, cylinders, cones, joinery samples, and a completed wooden bowl.

We look forward to meeting you in person, reserve your spot today – seats are limited and fill very quickly!

Contact:
Stuart Kent
252.916.8226
info@ncfurnitureschool.com
503 Second Street
Ayden, NC 28513

Aug
26
Sat
North Carolina Furniture School Woodturning Master Class: Hollow Form Woodturning. August 26 – 27 @ The North Carolina Furniture School
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm

North Carolina Furniture School Woodturning Master Class: Hollow Form Woodturning

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED WOODTURNING SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION

Join us for two full days of woodturning and learn techniques for making hollow vessels. This course introduces the materials and methods for safe, efficient woodturning, with emphasis on making fine wooden hollow vessels for utility and display. Hollow Form Woodturning is a good course for all woodworking skill levels. The course will lead students through material preparation, design, tooling, hands-on woodturning, and finishing. So if you are just beginning or have been turning for a while and are ready to advance your skills with hollow vessel turning you will love this class!

We look forward to meeting you for a full day of woodturning, reserve your spot today – we only have 8 seats for this course and they fill quickly!

 

252.916.8226
info@ncfurnitureschool.com

Sep
9
Sat
Stuart Kent Demonstrating for the Wilmington Area Woodturners Association @ St. Mark Church
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm
Sep
30
Sat
North Carolina Furniture School Class Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2017: Introduction to Woodturning @ The North Carolina Furniture School
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm

North Carolina Furniture School Weekend Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning

Join us for two full days of woodturning! This course is designed to introduce you to the tools and techniques for safe, efficient woodturning. It’s a good course for all skill levels because it starts with the basics, provides a strong foundation in shop safety, and launches you right into fast and efficient woodturning. You will gain a solid understanding of common tooling, machine options and features, types of cuts, basic lathe joinery for furniture making, spindle turning, bowl turning, and more!

Both days will begin with a morning presentation and Q & A session, followed by hands-on learning at the lathe. Materials are included. Each student will be provided with an Introduction to Woodturning Information Packet and will keep the woodturnings they make in the class. Samples will include a bead and cove set, cylinders, cones, joinery samples, and a completed wooden bowl.

We look forward to meeting you in person, reserve your spot today – seats are limited and fill very quickly!

Contact:
Stuart Kent
252.916.8226
info@ncfurnitureschool.com
503 Second Street
Ayden, NC 28513

Oct
12
Thu
Visit Stuart Kent & the NCFS Mobile Classroom at the North Carolina State Fair! @ North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Oct 12 – Oct 22 all-day

We’ll demonstrate woodturning daily from October 12 – 22!

10:00, 12:00, 2:00, & 4:00

tour the trailer, get special Fair-only discounts on classes and equipment, and come chat about woodturning and woodworking with us!

*if you are a woodturner and would like to volunteer with us, please email us at info@ncfurnitureschool.com and put the words FAIR VOLUNTEER in the subject line. Please include your first and last name, email address, phone number, and which day you would like to join us.

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Dec
1
Fri
North Carolina Furniture School Master Class, Dec 1: Demystifying Design @ The North Carolina Furniture School
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Design is a pursuit. It is an abstract concept that many woodworkers struggle to truly understand. However, like its sibling music theory, visual design does have structure and can be understood. This class will introduce the framework of visual design and help to demystify some of the deeper abstract problems in the process. Participants will learn the terminology of the design language, and methodologies for creating better designs.

We will discuss some key concepts in design and help you to become conscious of them. We will show examples of furniture styles, design evolution, wood selection, and the impact of finishing on the success of a design. After lunch we will have design workshop to reinforce the concepts and teach you to apply the design framework with purpose and intent.

If you would like to bring a woodworking creation of your own, we can critique it with the group so you can gain a greater understanding of how the design in successful, and how it might be improved.

Lunch, refreshments, and materials will be provided.

This is one of our most popular classes, so book your spot early!

North Carolina Furniture School
252.916.8226
info@ncfurnitureschool.com
503 Second St.
Ayden, NC 28513

Dec
2
Sat
North Carolina Furniture School December 2 – 3, Woodworking 101 @ The North Carolina Furniture School
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for a two-day woodworking course to learn the fundamentals of workshop safety and efficiency. This is a fun two day workshop that introduces the proper use and and maintenance of common woodworking machines and hand tools. We will introduce every aspect of woodworking from material selection to finishing.

Topics include material selection and storage, machine safety, measuring and marking, milling, hand tool use and maintenance, joinery, assembly, sanding, and basic finishing. Throughout each lesson, we will reinforce the necessity of a workshop ethos where safe practices are partnered with efficient production techniques.

This is one of our most popular classes, reserve your seat today!

The North Carolina Furniture School
252.916.8226
503 Second St.
Ayden, NC 28513

 

Dec
4
Mon
Machine Joinery 1 @ the North Carolina Furniture School
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Machine Joinery 1

9:00am – 4:00pm
Monday Dec. 4, 2017
$175.00 includes all materials and lunch

We designed this class to give you a solid foundation in the most common joints used in general carpentry, cabinet and furniture making. The techniques we will focus on in this class will be made by machine. We will use the types of woodworking machines common to most home or small professional shops. These include the table saw, bandsaw, router, and drill press.

The class will introduce you to joint types, applications, and methods for producing wood-to-wood joints using woodworking machines. We will use the types of machines commonly found in home and small commercial shops. The course will emphasize joinery nomenclature, operator safety, cut repeatability, and accuracy. During the class you will produce joinery samples for:

  • Butt Joints
  • Miter Joints
  • Splined Miter Joints
  • Dowel Joints
  • Lap Joints
  • Grooves
  • Dados
  • Rabets
  • Finger Joints
  • Box Joints
  • Dowel Joints
  • Blind, Pinned, and Through Mortise & Tenon Joints
  • Floating Tenons
  • Through, Half-blind, and Sliding Dovetails

 

Dec
5
Tue
Finishing 1 @ the North Carolina Furniture School
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9am – 4pm
$175/person
all materials & lunch provided

Wood finishing can be complex and difficult. There are penetrating oils, synthetic varnishes, lacquers, shellac, dyes, stains, gels, paints, sanding sealers, grain fillers, putties, waxes, solvents, urethanes, and the list goes on. We developed this class to help you understand the various types of finishes available and focus on how when, why, and where to use them.

We will begin with a foundation in material selection and preparation, to help you understand which finishes to choose and for your projects. Then we will discuss the various types of abrasives and explore how, when, why, and where to use them. We will then focus on wood sealers and techniques for coloring wood with dyes and stains. After sealing and coloring we will explore varnishes, film finishes, waxes, and polishes.

In the final portion of the class we will introduce the various types of paints. We will talk about the various types of paints and the quality spectrum. Then we will discuss material preparation and the importance of proper priming; and then explore brushing and spraying techniques.

We will provide handouts for the course content, but encourage you to bring a notebook to record tips and tricks we share with you during the class. As with all NCFS classes, please bring your own safety glasses. If you have questions please feel free to contact Stuart directly by email at stuart@ncfurnitureschool.com or by phone 252.916.8226.

 

Dec
16
Sat
North Carolina Furniture School Class December 16 – 17, 2017: Introduction to Woodturning @ The North Carolina Furniture School
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm

North Carolina Furniture School Weekend Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning

Join us for two full days of woodturning! This course is designed to introduce you to the tools and techniques for safe, efficient woodturning. It’s a good course for all skill levels because it starts with the basics, provides a strong foundation in shop safety, and launches you right into fast and efficient woodturning. You will gain a solid understanding of common tooling, machine options and features, types of cuts, basic lathe joinery for furniture making, spindle turning, bowl turning, and more!

Both days will begin with a morning presentation and Q & A session, followed by hands-on learning at the lathe. Materials are included. Each student will be provided with an Introduction to Woodturning Information Packet and will keep the woodturnings they make in the class. Samples will include a bead and cove set, cylinders, cones, joinery samples, and a completed wooden bowl.

We look forward to meeting you in person, reserve your spot today – seats are limited and fill very quickly!

Contact:
Stuart Kent
252.916.8226
info@ncfurnitureschool.com
503 Second Street
Ayden, NC 28513