Woodworking



Adirondack Rustic Bookcase

Jim Schreiner

There have been so many requests for a rustic bookcase class, that our "one-of-a-kind" instructor Jim Schreiner developed this special class. Jim's easy-going style will have you humming along happily while long curls emerge from the hand planes that you will learn to use. In this class you will learn the basics of furniture construction from selecting your materials, measuring, cutting, fastening and much more. This class is suggested for those with some woodworking experience as you will be working on a larger project than the end tables or coffee tables.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $255
         Non-members: $315
  • Materials: $185
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $440 (members)         $500 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Sessions:

1386-0710 This offering has already met
      Wed July 10, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu July 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri July 12, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1386-0927    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri September 27, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat September 28, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 29, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Introduction to Pyrography

Bret Collier

In this class you will be introduced to the wonderful art of pyrography (wood burning). You will learn all the basics of wood burning; from the different tips of your wood burning tool, to how to transfer your design onto the wood.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $115 (members)         $135 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1320-0125 This offering has already met      Fri January 25, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1320-0412 This offering has already met      Fri April 12, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1320-0719 This offering has already met      Fri July 19, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1320-1018    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri October 18, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Build the Sagamore Chair

Larry Benjamin

Over 100 years ago, the famous Sagamore Hotel was built as an exclusive resort on Lake George in the Adirondacks. Its luxurious and spacious accommodations attracted the millionaires of the day and the hotel continues to bring people from around the world to its spectacular spot on the lake. Come create a bit of history as you build a Sagamore chair using patterns struck from one of the original chairs; all the forms and patterns necessary are provided. Learn how to steam bend local Adirondack Red Oak into the graceful forms of this one-of-a-kind chair that is both beautiful and comfortable. Working with a variety of hand tools, you will bend and fasten the slats, laminate frame elements, join everything together and sand, finish and complete a beautiful chair ready for a prominent spot in your camp or home. Some prior woodworking experience is helpful, but beginners are welcome too.

  • Location:
  • Tuition:
         Members: $420
         Non-members: $470
  • Materials: $320
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $740 (members)         $790 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Please contact the Folk School for the location. 518-696-2400

Sessions:

1425-0208 This offering has already met
      Fri February 8, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat February 9, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun February 10, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon February 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1425-1025    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Fri October 25, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat October 26, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 27, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon October 28, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Create Your Own Hardwood Cutting Board

Frank Lagace

Come create a beautiful 12-18" hardwood cutting board during two, half-day sessions. The class will discuss the types of wood being used, such as sappala, purple heart, African cherry and hard maple. The wood will be cut to size on a table saw. Then, using a joiner, students will make sure all pieces are the same size before gluing the various pieces together and allowing them to dry overnight. On the second day, the class will use planers to ensure that all boards are level and the same thickness. Students will then use a router to create a well and handles. Finally, the boards will be sanded.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $135 (members)         $155 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Half Days

Sessions:

1406-0302 This offering has already met
      Sat March 2, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sun March 3, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1406-0511 This offering has already met
      Sat May 11, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sun May 12, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1406-1108    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri November 8, 2019 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Sat November 9, 2019 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Scroll Saw Christmas Ornaments

Walt Ulrich

There's nothing like the beauty of the winter season in the Adirondacks! Make a holiday ornament for yourself or your loved ones. Over the course of this day students will progress from making a simple wooden Christmas ornament to one requiring the skills you will have achieved during the day. The course will include instruction on the safe use of the power scroll saw, pattern transfer, the cutting of multiple ornaments using the stacking process and the process of making interior cuts in a piece of wood using a scroll saw. Appropriate for beginning woodworkers and those with some experience.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $100 (members)         $120 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1412-1115    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri November 15, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Wooden Cross-Country Skis

Jim Schreiner

Learn how to build old time traditional cross-country skis and preserve a piece of North Country history! In this course you will cut, plane, bend and use a variety of woodworking techniques to complete your own set of wooden skis. Imagine the fulfillment of skiing the beautiful Adirondack trails and woods in your very own hand made skis. Uncle Sven would be proud!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $75
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $245 (members)         $285 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1477-1214    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat December 14, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun December 15, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm