Timber Framing and Woodworking Classes

Winter/Spring 2020

Basic Carpentry 

January 6 – February 10
Mondays  6:00–8:30 p.m. (5 Classes)
$250.
Instructor:  MacKinnon

Learn about basic tool use, safety equipment, types of wood and different cuts of wood, as well as some fundamentals of house framing.  Both hand and power tools will be taught and used to complete a simple group project. Students are encouraged to bring drawings, photographs, and questions about their own maintenance and repair issues or building dreams.

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Intermediate Carpentry

February 24 – March 16
Mondays 6:00–8:30 p.m. (4 Classes)
$265.
Instructor:  MacKinnon

Continue the work from Basic Carpentry designing and building a small project. Topics continue on hand and power tool use, safety, and measurement skills. Fastening, joinery techniques, and structural integrity of existing buildings as well as a focus on individual’s current projects will be discussed. This is an intermediate class with the goal of completing a group project. Prerequisite: Basic Carpentry

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100 tickets remaining.

$265.00

Timber Framing I

January 10 – February 7
Fridays  6:00–8:30 p.m. (5 Classes)
$275.
Instructor:  MacKinnon

Learn the fundamentals of design and construction of small timber frame structures using mortise and tenon joinery.  Students will learn layout techniques, tool use, and options for joinery cutting methods. This course will primarily focus on hand-cut joinery and tools but will also demonstrate power tools and techniques used by modern timber framers.

Tools & materials provided.

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Basic Cabinetry

January 16 – February 6 (4 Classes)

Thursdays 6:00 – 8:30 pm 

$325.

Instructor: MacKinnon

This class helps build student confidence to design and construct cabinets using layout and building techniques for specific cabinet needs. Students will receive hands-on experience with power and hand tools, joinery, hardware options and finishing techniques. Price includes materials. Prerequisite: Basic Carpentry

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Shaker Chairs

February 13 – March 5 (4 classes)

Thursdays 6:00 -8:30 p.m.

$215.

Instructor: MacKinnon

In this new class offering, students will learn to design, then build their own Shaker chair following the traditional style and methods used by the Shaker community for centuries. Students will leave with the chair frame, constructed and finished in oil and instructions on how to cane or weave the seat. Tools and materials included.

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100 tickets remaining.

$215.00

Canoe Paddles

February 15  and 16

Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

$195.

Instructor: MacKinnon

In this two-day workshop, participants will learn the proper selection of appropriate species of wood, learn basic identification of some softwoods and hardwoods, and construct a laminated canoe or kayak paddle to their specific dimensions. Day one will include the wood selection, sorting and glue up. Day two will focus on the shaping and edging of the handles and blades. Students will leave with a product ready to finish and use for open water or whitewater paddling.

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100 tickets remaining.

$195.00

Wood Anatomy and Identification 

February 29

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

$95.

Instructor: MacKinnon

Whether you are working with wood as a hobby or are an industry professional, knowing more about your material for yourself or your client can be very helpful. Wood identification starts with a general understanding of tree anatomy, how trees become lumber, where certain lumber comes from, and the variety of wood’s uses. Then we dive deeper into the structure of the material, finding clues and sorting out species. With a collection of over 50 verified and forensic identified local native specimens, the collection at Heartmoor will set you in the right direction by not only knowing more of what you need for your specific uses but also giving you the tools to begin your own disciplined study. Each participant will be given a loupe (10x magnifier) to further their personal identification skills. 

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100 tickets remaining.

$95.00

Sharpening Basics

March 7

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

$75.

Instructors: Noe & MacKinnon

Learn the fundamentals of sharpening your own hand tools using stones and electric grinders. Bring your  hand planes or chisels, or simply come to learn the nuances and tricks from the most basic to solving tricky dings. Refine your relationship with your tools and discover a new, safer way to work in the wood zone.

This class is co-taught by Nick Noe, whose career in Industrial Design and passion for woodworking have synthesized into a keen desire for accuracy and precision. Nick originally hails from New York and brings his no-nonsense style to Heartmoor.

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100 tickets remaining.

$75.00

 

Hand-Cut Dovetails

March 21

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

$125.

Instructor: MacKinnon

It’s a simple skill often replaced by expensive, fancy jigs for routers but you can learn the ins and outs of full and half blind dovetails in less than a day. Working in either soft or hardwoods leaves many choices to ponder. Students will create a small project to take home. Tools and material provided.

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100 tickets remaining.

$125.00

Advanced Methods in Wood

March 30 – May 4
Mondays  6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
$265.
Instructor:  MacKinnon

The Advanced Methods in Wood class deals with the combination of joints and materials in furniture. Emphasis is placed on finer details in individual projects, integrity of design, well executed scaled drawings suitable for engineering use, and processing salvage or green lumber. Topics continue on hand and power tool use, safety, measurement, and refinement of skills. Specialty fastening, more joinery techniques, and in-depth consideration of wood finishes and species are included on the syllabus. Prerequisite: Intermediate Carpentry at Heartmoor or significant experience.

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100 tickets remaining.

$265.00

Woodworking for Women

Saturday, March 28

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 $125.

Instructor: MacKinnon

Join the long history of women making a difference in the trade industry and feel confident to build your dream shed, house, studio, or anything you can think of, at anytime, for years to come. Gain a basic overview of terms, tools, and techniques used in the field of carpentry. Learn how to safely use a wide range of hand and power tools.

We’ll go over house framing and layout while looking at the anatomy of a structure. Whether you’re planning on building a house or just want some basic skills, this course will help you gain the confidence you need.

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98 tickets remaining.

$125.00

Please contact us if you have any questions about the classes. seeyou@heartmoorfarm.com

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