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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Treasure Chest for Novice

Blackbeard's Treasure Chest

This Treasure or Sea Chest will be a big hit on the next “Talk like a Pirate” day! The photo is a variation of the one we will make in class.

You can build your chest out of cherry, oak or walnut. Or pick any wood of your choice, but we must have enough time to order and have it arrive before you do. All the hardware is included in this project and the chest is lined with red cedar.

Very cool hardware, hinges, and old looking iron padlock included in class. If all goes well and quicker than planned its possible that we can spray the finish on the last day, but not garanteed.

This piece could fool Blackbeard himself, especially after you fill it with Spanish dubloons, mate!

Arrgh Matey - a place to hide your gold.

Details

Build this great chess for blankets, linens or any treasure you want to store away.

You will learn

We will be using common grade lumber for the rustic look. Using wood with the knots and saw marks to the advantage and make a beautiful piece of useful furniture. We may possibly use re-claimed for the same effect. You will learn the importance of the hardware selection to make your chest perfect. We'll conquer unique joinery problems with equally unique solutions.

Materials

  • Wood of your choice, #1 common, with red cedar lining
  • Handles, hinges, iron padlock
 

Level

Beginner to Master will enjoy this class of fun learning.

When

  • September 01-06, 2014

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $750.00
  • Materials Fee: $420.00T

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.

 

Sculpted Rocker Best1-1

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.

maloof

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

Toy Train Set & Doll House

Santa's Helper

This is a heavy duty train set. I built the first one Christmas in 2011, for my then two year old grandson, Quintin. All wood of various colors, sanded &  finished is an heirloom meant to be played with and passed on to great – great grandchildren.

The Doll House design is still on paper but will be ready for you when you arrive for the class. Trust me this house will  be a beauty. I have my darling 7 year old granddaughter consultant, Annie to guide me on the best thing going for Doll Houses this year.

Show your young relatives your love with handmade gifts that will become treasured possessions for generations. I wish I owned something my granddad made with his own hands, or my grandma. Wouldn’t that be a special treasure?

Toy Class

Details

This is about making cool wooden toys that will hold up to abuse and real life use that are made to be played with, as well as admired.

You will learn

  • How to make your own wheels
  • Simple spindle turning on the lathe
  • Using various woods together
  • Gluing, nailing, wood screws application

Materials

Various hard woods:
  • Walnut
  • Poplar
  • Cherry
  • Maple and more

Level

From beginner to any level of woodworker can come and enjoy the Christmas fun.

When

  • December 08-12, 2014

Fees

  • Instructor Fee: $750.00
  • Materials Fee: $50.00T