A full complement of woodworking classes

Dale Barnard shares his lifetime of woodworking experience with you.

Register today for one of Dale’s classes and learn from one of the most accomplished woodworkers of our time. All classes are limited to four students.

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Woodworking In America 2014

Dale Barnard will be one of the speakers at WIA this year

Winston-Salem, NC

September 12-14, 2014

Dale Barnard will be one of the speakers at WIA this year

Experience the ultimate woodworking weekend. The nation’s best woodworking show and conference has chosen this year’s location — Winston-Salem, North Carolina! Learn from woodworking legends and discover new techniques. See the latest tools and talk shop with other woodworkers. It all happens at Woodworking in America 2014, brought to you by the editors of Popular Woodworking Magazine.

http://www.woodworkinginamerica.com/ehome/woodworkinginamerica.com/WIA2014speakers/?&&

 

Details

You will learn

Materials

Level

When

  • September 12-14, 2014

Fees

  • Instructor Fee:
  • Materials Fee:

Sculpted Maloof-Inspired Rocker – Part I

This intense project teaches new and unusual skills for the accomplished craftsman

This class is a great time and an opportunity to build a beautiful family heirloom while meeting other accomplished woodworkers. We will provide the wood of your choice, which will vary the material costs.

 

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Details

  • Crest rail is coopered and rounded
  • Part 2 is scheduled October 20 - 24, 2013

You will learn

  • Sculpture by carving with grinders and rasps
  • How to laminate the curves on the flexible back slats and rockers
  • Many jigs and time-saving tips
  • Making flexible slats
  • Free-form sculpture

Materials

  • Your choice

Level

  • Intermediate or Master

When

  • September 22-26, 2014

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $775.00
  • Materials Fee: Depends on your choice of material; contact Dale to discuss 812-723-3461

Sculpted Maloof-Inspired Rocker – Part 2

This intense project teaches new and unusual skills for the accomplished craftsman

This class is the completion of a two-part project. The first part is held in September.

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Details

  • Crest rail is coopered and rounded

You will learn

  • Sculpture by carving with grinders and rasps
  • How to laminate the curves on the flexible back slats and rockers
  • Many jigs and time-saving tips

Materials

  • Your choice

Level

  • Intermediate or Master

When

  • October 07-11, 2014

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $775.00
  • Materials Fee: Depends on your choice of material; contact Dale to discuss 812-723-3461

Arts & Crafts Lamp and Art Glass

The A&C Lamp You Always Wanted to Make

This table lamp is a new design by Dale that has been years in the planning stage. The glass design is the foil method used for over 100 yeras, made famous by the Tiffany Company. Some design lee-way will be allowed in the class, as it is evolving into perfection. Drawings or Photos will be posted when available.

Details

You will learn

  • Designing for glass applications
  • Building small scale project
  • Joinery for small items
  • How to do stained glass, etc. including decorative soldering

Materials

Mahogany, ebony, art glass, foil tape, solder, patina making chemicals etc.

Level

All skill levels welcome

When

  • November 17-21, 2014

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $750.00
  • Materials Fee: $125.00T

Classic Bow Arm Morris Chair

Build a recliner to pass down to your children

Learn to steam bend the arms of the chair, which are quarter sawn oak (select), 1″ finish thickness, 6″ wide and 42″ long. Most people are surprised at how simple it is and how much clamping pressure it takes.

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Details

  • Adjustable back has bandsawn curved slats
  • Quartersawn grain on all four sides of front and back legs
  • Footstool plan is included, but not made in class

You will learn

  • Steam bending
  • Special tips and techniques to attach the bent arms with through tenons
  • Dowels and drill press to make the pivot and adjustor pins
  • Beginner spindle turning, time permitting
  • Cutting band saw curves

Materials

  • Quartersawn White Oak

Level

  • Beginner, Intermediate and Master

When

  • December 08-13, 2014

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $900.00
  • Materials Fee: $360. +T, excludes upholstery, which will be discussed in class. Footstool kits available for purchase.

Indianapolis Woodworking Show

The Woodworking Show January 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana

January 16–18, 2015

Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-3

Price:  $10 online / $12 at the door (Cash Only)

Indiana State Fairgrounds 
Blue Ribbon Pavilion 1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/webapp-shows/Indianapolis

Details

You will learn

Materials

Level

When

  • January 16-18, 2015

Fees

  • Instructor Fee:
  • Materials Fee:

Columbus Woodworking Show

The Woodworking Show January 2015

COLUMBUS, OH

January 23–25, 2015

Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-3

Price:  $10 online / $12 at the door (Cash Only)

Ohio Expo Center
Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center, 717 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 4321

http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/webapp-shows/Columbus

Details

You will learn

Materials

Level

When

  • January 23-25, 2015

Fees

  • Instructor Fee:
  • Materials Fee:

St. Louis Woodworking Show

The Woodworking Show February 2015

St Louis, MO

February 6 – 8, 2015

Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-3

Price:  $10 online / $12 at the door (Cash Only)

Gateway Center Hall, Ballroom ABCD 
One Gateway Drive 
Collinsville, IL 62234

http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/webapp-shows/st-louis

Details

You will learn

Materials

Level

When

  • February 06-08, 2015

Fees

  • Instructor Fee:
  • Materials Fee:

Greene & Greene Wall Cabinet

Build your own G & G Masterpiece

The design is inspired by the dining room wall cabinet in the Thorsen House in Berkeley, California which is owned by Sigma Phi Society of California and has public tours.

Dale Barnard 1 Wall Cabinet 1

Details

You will learn

Materials

Level

When

  • March 09-13, 2015

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: 750.00
  • Materials Fee: 200.00T

Art Glass for Greene and Greene Wall Cabinet

Learn the Tiffany foil method developed over 100 years ago

Make the glass panels that fit the cabinet door offered prior to this class. These panels are highlighted in the HGTV video on our site.

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Details

  • Your choice of glass color
  • All tools are provided and are offered for sale during the class

You will learn

  • Glass cutting and grinding
  • Foil method for stained glass
  • Decorative soldering
  • Pattern making, adding patina to solder

Materials

  • Your choice

Level

  • Beginner
  • Any Level

When

  • March 14-15, 2015

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $300.00
  • Materials Fee: $110.00T, plus optional toolkit $100.00T

Grove Park Inn Rocker

An excellent introduction to building chairs

Learn chair-building essentials as you create a reproduction Grove Park Inn Rocker.

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Details

  • Every joint is mortise and tenon, there are no fasteners
There are few chairs you couldn't build using the techniques of this class

You will learn

  • Composed angle tenons for the trapezoid-shaped seat
  • Pattern routing
  • Through tenons on the arms (a special Arts and Crafts joint accomplished woodworkers should know)

Materials

  • Quartersawn white oak

Level

  • Beginner or intermediate

When

  • April 13-17, 2015

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $750.00
  • Materials Fee: $270.00T, excluding cane seat, which is available for purchase

Slab Coffee Table

Very Cool Stab Coffee Table

This is offered to the George Nakashima fans wanting to learn his techniques.

We have located a source locally for some 3 inch thick slabs about 20 – 24” wide and about 60” long. These are kiln dried, made of ash, – a beautiful wood that may be disappearing soon do to the emerald ash borer insect. The slabs are included in the materials cost below, very reasonable.
The base or support for the slab is a tribute to master furniture designer Wendell castle. This is a stack lamination sculpture – made of textured poplar – to simulate tree bark. This type or style of work is very organic – and can be used in many other designs – let your artistic side go wild! This class is an opportunity to learn new techniques in power carving and sculpting organic forms as well as the special skills to flatten large slabs with live edges. When you finish this class you could easily build a full sized dining table in the same style.

We will be building the base out of poplar to be stained or painted. Cracked or split slabs will be repaired with butterfly inlays in the style.

This is an opportunity to learn new techniques and to enter into the rewarding world of unique one of a kind art furniture. The value of the completed table will be several thousand more than it cost you to make it here with The Cabinetmaker.

Slab of your choice

Details

We will be building the base out of poplar to be stained or painted. Cracked or split slabs will be repaired with butterfly inlays in the style.

You will learn

Technique to flatten a slab with router and sleds, the system of stack lamination, as pioneered by Wendell Catle. Possibly butterfly inlays for stabilization, power carving and shaping with angle grinder and burrs.

Materials

8/4 poplar for stack laminated base or support and slab top

Level

All levels, beginners ok!

When

  • May 18-21, 2015

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $900.00
  • Materials Fee: $310.00T

Fabulous Greene and Greene Coffee Table

The difference between “sort of” Greene and Greene and the real thing.

A Dale Barnard original design, this coffee table was inspired by Robinson House Dining Table, a Greene and Greene masterpiece.

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Details

  • Small table mimics the same challenges as the original, full-size, table
  • Border sits proud of the veneered top, a unique joinery problem to solve

You will learn

  • Pattern routing and special bits, working with 12/4, double mortise and tenon joints, radius shaping

Materials

  • African mahogany, genuine ebony

Level

  • Beginner or Intermediate

When

  • June 01-05, 2015

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $750.00
  • Materials Fee: $262.15T