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: $340
         Non-members: $390
  • Materials: $185
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $525 (members)         $575 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

Sessions:

1542-0810 This offering has already met
      Mon August 10, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue August 11, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed August 12, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu August 13, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Build a Rustic Birdhouse

Don Polunci

Anyone can learn to make a rustic birdhouse in just a few hours. A birdhouse is a simple structure with seven basic parts: two sides, a front and back, a bottom, and two pieces for the top. Power tools are not necessary to cut the wood; it can be done with a handsaw. Using rough-cut lumber, you will construct a rustic birdhouse that can be functional and/or decorative. Choose from several birdhouse designs. There will be a short discussion about nesting birds, feeding birds, and suitable houses for area birds. Participants are encouraged to bring objects (such as old drawer pulls, doorknobs, hardware, etc.) from home. Adults and teens welcome; children ages 10-14 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $55 (members)         $65 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Students should wear older clothing and/or bring an apron to class.

Sessions:

1547-0711 This offering has already met      Sat July 11, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1547-0822    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 22, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Hiking Stick

Don Polunci

Learn how to make your very own personal hiking stick. Begin by selecting the perfect stick collected by the instructor. Then you will learn how to shave and carve your hiking stick. Once you are happy with your creation, the sticks will be completed by drilling a hole in them and adding a lanyard. Once finished, put your stick to good use on the trail running right by our school!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $5
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $50 (members)         $60 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1677-0823    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 23, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Hand and Power Tool Safety

Frank Lagace and Jim Schreiner

Interested in woodworking? Unsure of how to begin? Find tools intimidating? Well then, spend the day with Jim and Frank and let them guide you through the world of using power and hand tools - safely. This dynamic woodworking duo will cover all the basics: Jim will give the drill on hand tools and Frank will take charge on the power tools. Each will give group instruction and one-on-one coaching on use of tools and the building blocks of working with wood: planning, measuring, cutting, joining, assembly and finish. This is a great class for beginners but is equally valuable for those wanting to take their woodworking skills and dreams to the next level.

  • 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:

1563-0328 This offering has already met      Sat March 28, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1563-0923    Add registration to shopping cart

      Wed September 23, 2020 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Thu September 24, 2020 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 sapele, 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: $75
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $160 (members)         $180 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Half Days

Sessions:

1562-0306 This offering has already met
      Fri March 6, 2020 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Sat March 7, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1562-0502 This offering has already met
      Sat May 2, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Sun May 3, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1562-1010    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Sat October 10, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Sun October 11, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1562-1205    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat December 5, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Sun December 6, 2020 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:

1535-0124 This offering has already met      Fri January 24, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1535-0417 This offering has already met      Fri April 17, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1535-0724 This offering has already met      Fri July 24, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1535-1016    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri October 16, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1535-1204    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri December 4, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Scroll Saw Puzzle Making

Walt Ulrich

Wooden puzzles are a great project whether you are a beginner or experienced woodworker. In this class students will learn the basics of the safe operation of a scroll saw, proper blade selection and installation, pattern transfer, proper cutting techniques and proper body positioning at the saw table. Each student will progress from learning to make moderate curves to tight curves using the scroll saw by producing, first, a wood maple leaf and progressing through more difficult patterns to a final puzzle which will require attention to detail and care in cutting. Come learn the secret tricks to ensure your puzzle is a success. It can make the perfect gift, too.

  • 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:

1620-0410 This offering has already met      Fri April 10, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1620-1017    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 17, 2020 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:

1541-1212    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat December 12, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun December 13, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm