Nov
10
Sat
Introduction to Woodturning @ the North Carolina Furniture School
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – Nov 11 @ 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 beginners 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. 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!

 

Nov
30
Fri
North Carolina Furniture School Master Class: Demystifying Design @ The North Carolina Furniture School
Nov 30 @ 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
3
Mon
Finishing 1 @ the North Carolina Furniture School
Dec 3 @ 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
7
Fri
Finishing 2 @ the North Carolina Furniture School
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

***must have completed Finishing 1 course to register***

This course builds on the topics covered in Finishing 1. In this course we will explore methods for layered finishing to include dyes, custom mixing stains, gel stains, and top coats; as well as techniques for glazing, texture painting, rub-throughs, polishing, and outdoor furniture finishing.

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
14
Fri
Introduction to Woodturning @ the North Carolina Furniture School
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – Dec 15 @ 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 beginners 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. 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!

Jan
5
Sat
Introduction to Woodturning @ the North Carolina Furniture School
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – Jan 6 @ 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 beginners 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. 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!