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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2016 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.

Photo: Cherry sculpted rocker made by student – Curly maple rocker made by Dale Barnard


 

Details

  • Crest rail is coopered and rounded
  • Part 2 is scheduled October 03, 2016

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 06-10, 2016

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $825.00
  • Materials Fee: Depends on your choice of material; contact Dale to discuss 812-723-3461

Stickley Tall Clock: Revisited

Build this timeless beauty, the Stickley Tall Clock for your own home

This prairie style flat top clock is a study in simplicity & proportion and clearly displays the arts and crafts principles of Gustav Stickley. The rectilinear and subtly trapezoidal form, the oak case – fabulous, and the clock face adds to its beautiful design.

Details

  • Eight-day mechanical movement
  • Pendulum motion shows through

You will learn

  • Mortise and tenon construction, glass-door building, hanging full inset door, and installing the movement

Materials

  • White Oak, Cherry, etc. Call 812-723-3461 when booking class to discuss wood choice
  • (Mechanical Movement) will be purchased from Klockit, Inc.

Level

  • Intermediate or Master

When

  • September 19-27, 2016

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $1,400.00
  • Materials Fee: $1485 T (Subject to material prices at time of class)

2016 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 two weeks earlier.

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 03-08, 2016

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $825.00
  • Materials Fee: Depends on your choice of material; contact Dale to discuss 812-723-3461

Furniture Making Basics 3

Starting Your Path to Craftsmanship

This 5-day class is great for anyone, especially if you are self-taught. It will fill in the missing pieces of the woodworking puzzle and help you to understand wood.  A few of the techniques you will learn in this class are; the technology of how to make a flat board, square and true, panel door and drawer construction, and using the tools to accomplish the tasks. You will also learn how wood moves and why it does, which are essential to furniture building.  I will also be teaching how design is affected by wood movement.

Pictured woodworking student Hermann Nann, Dale Barnard with finished projects from this class.

Details

This is a primer class for beginners. You go home with experience, confidence and knowledge to take on other projects, plus a really cool end table. 5 days

You will learn

Some of the lessons taught in this class:
  • Solid wood top
  • Panelized sides (frame and panel construction)
  • Adjustable shelf
  • Learn to hang and fit the door and
  • How to make the drawers
  • Machine cut dovetails
  • Mortise and tenon joinery

Materials

Poplar, Cherry, Spalted Maple - a variety of different woods

Level

Beginner

When

  • November 14-18, 2016

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: 800.00
  • Materials Fee: 95.00T

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