Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM - Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 9:30 PM (EDT)
Somerville, United States
In this class, students will learn the basics of how to design and fabricate professional, long-lasting shop furniture out of wood. Students will work together to create one large, 40' long work table for the woodworking shop area at Artisan's Asylum, which will be designed to last 5 years or longer. Students will fabricate perfectly level torsion box work surfaces, several cabinetry carcasses and cabinet doors, a downdraft table and more over the course of the session, and the final product will be in active use by the rest of Artisan's Asylum for years to come.
By the end of the session, students will learn how to use almost every tool in the woodshop at an intermediate level. This includes the use of the table saw, miter saw, router and router table, planer, jointer, hand drill, nail gun and more.
Basic woodshop skills a plus, but not required.
Materials will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.
Prior to attending the North Bennett St School for carpentry Peter Montague worked at Joe VanBenton Furniture Makers in Brookline as the chief finisher. After attending N.B.S.S. and spending some "off the grid" time in New York State he studied timber framing in northern Maine. The last ten years have been spent working for a local finish carpentry firm where he was able to work in some of the area's most beautiful homes. He is now running his own company focusing on restoration. He dabbles in stained and leaded glass, custom doors, landscape structures, furniture and painting.
Session 1: Thursday, November 3, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Session 2: Thursday, November 10, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Session 3: Thursday, November 17, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
* * * NOTE: NO CLASS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH * * *
Session 4: Thursday, December 1, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Session 5: Thursday, December 8, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Session 6: Thursday, December 15, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.