Woodworking



Greenwood Day

Jacques Gallant

In the days before sawmills, logs were turned into lumber by riving. This means splitting wood along the grain using hammers and wedges. Wood processed in this way is called cleft stock and is considered the superior material for any application that requires extreme strength because it gives material that follows perfectly the grain of the wood. It is also a pleasure to carve and plane. We will spend a day reducing an ash log into useful pieces of wood and roughing out blanks for students' future projects. Some excellent uses of the wood are axe and hammer handles, chair parts (spindles, back and legs), wooden spoons, canoe gunwales or possibly even a small bow.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $65
         Non-members: $95
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $85 (members)         $115 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1304-0825    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 25, 2018 9:30 am - 4:30 pm




Create Your Own Hardwood Cutting Board

Frank Lagace

Come create a beautiful 12-18" hardwood cutting board during two, four-hour 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 jointer, 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 insure 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:

1296-0127 This offering has already met
      Sat January 27, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Sun January 28, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1296-0906    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu September 6, 2018 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Fri September 7, 2018 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Basic Rustic Furniture-Pallet Creations

Jon Little

Students will learn the basics of creating a unique piece using re-purposed wooden pallets. Students will be guided through the assembly process, select and burn images on to their piece, then stain it and add LED lighting.

  • Location: 18 Curran Street, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $110 (members)         $130 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This class will take place at the instructor's studio, located at the Shirt Factory Annex, 18 Curran Street, Glens Falls, NY.

Sessions:

1312-0303 This offering has already met      Sat March 3, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1312-0505 This offering has already met      Sat May 5, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1312-0922    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat September 22, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Autumn's Window

Pat Murphy

In this class students will construct a beautiful Adirondack wall hanging that combines multiple species of local trees and other items found in nature. Using pine wood, birch twigs and oak and maple leaves you will complete a multi-dimensional hanging that will look like the view through your window during autumn.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $65 (members)         $75 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1208-0922    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat September 22, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1208-1006    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 6, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 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:

1228-0126 This offering has already met      Fri January 26, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1228-0413 This offering has already met      Fri April 13, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1228-0720 This offering has already met      Fri July 20, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1228-1012    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri October 12, 2018 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: 18 Curran Lane in Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $420
         Non-members: $470
  • Materials: $320
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $740 (members)         $790 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

This class will take place at 18 Curran Lane in Glens Falls, NY - and while part of the Shirt Factory complex, 18 Curran Lane is located around the corner from the front entrance of the Shirt Factory Gallery.

Sessions:

1151-0323 This offering has already met
      Fri March 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat March 24, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun March 25, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon March 26, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1151-1019    This session has been cancelled

      Fri October 19, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat October 20, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 21, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon October 22, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 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:

1213-1027    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 27, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Intermediate Rustic Furniture-Creating a Small Rustic Table

Jon Little

In this class, the instructor will guide students through the process of creating a unique rustic table. Students will select their wood, assemble the table, then sand, burn and apply the finish to create a one of a kind piece.

  • Location: 18 Curran Street, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $135 (members)         $155 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This class will take place at the instructor's studio, located at the Shirt Factory Annex, 18 Curran Street, Glens Falls, NY.

Sessions:

1313-0324 This offering has already met      Sat March 24, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1313-1201    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat December 1, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm