Workshops

A Note About Workshops

We hope the national and local workshops will provide just the kind of experiences you need to build your woodworking skills. All workshops are a wonderful benefit of being an RWS member, and all require RWS membership.

Please note that lunch will not be provided at any of the local workshops, national workshops include lunch (unless specified).

To register just select the “Add to cart” button for the workshop you want.

(*) First year RWS membership free with registration for a national speaker workshop.

Making a Shaker Oval Box

Instructor: Bob Couture

First Session - Date/Time: Saturday March 16, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Second Session - Date/Time: Saturday April 06, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Is Lunch Included?: No

Location: CP Rochester

Cost: $30 must be RWS member (*)

Materials charge: $35

Class size: 5 people

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Participants will construct a Shaker oval box (size #2, 3-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ high) using commercial 1/16″ veneer in cherry, walnut or anigre. Top ] and bottom materials will vary. Materials and specialized equipment will be provided. The class will extend over two sessions because of the need for the steam bent sides to dry. It is expected that some work at home will be required to fit the top and bottom, and to finish the box.

There will be a presentation with handouts that will cover the construction process, material selection, construction of the forms and steam box, and other projects that make use of the techniques used in the workshop.

After some clean up of the pre-cut sides, participants will steam bend, tack and dry the sides. Boxes must then dry on the forms. In the second session, bottoms will be individually fit, pinned, and glued. The band for the top will then be steam bent, and formed around the bottoms for a tight fit. The top can be fitted at home using the same techniques, and the participant can choose and apply a finish.

Bring these tools if you have them:

  • Exacto knife with standard blade, fine carving knife, or utility knife
  • Pencils
  • Tack hammer or other small hammer
  • Fine needle-nose pliers
  • Wire cutters (can be part of needle nose plier)
  • Sand paper, #80 grit to #220 grit with sanding block
  • Manual or power hand drill with 1/16″ bit

There will be a material fee of $35. The forms can be borrowed for the duration of the class, or purchased for $35.

 


Yoav Liberman: National Lecture and Workshop

Yoav S. Liberman has been a furniture designer and woodworker for over 20 years. Trained as an architect, Yoav is deeply interested in all aspects of design and its impact on the world we live in. He is passionate about reusing discarded wood and found objects, and is known for his achievements in building modern knock-down Campaign furniture and innovative metal hardware. His pieces have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad.

Yoav lives in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., with his family and teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan.

 

Yoav Liberman Lecture: St. John Fisher College (Harold J. Coleman Chapel ) - Friday March 29, 2019 @ 07:45 PM

On Friday’s evening talk, Yoav Liberman will talk about his work and experience. The meeting will begin at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019 in The Coleman Chapel on the campus of St. John Fisher College.

NOTE the change of location from the usual Basil Hall to the Coleman Chapel.

On Friday, March 29, 2019, furniture designer, Yoav Liberman will present an overview of his work and then spend the majority of his time talking about his use of reclaimed wood. This will include finding or buying, processing, and then using it to create projects. Yoav is passionate about reusing discarded wood and found objects, and is known for his achievements in building modern knock-down Campaign furniture and innovative metal hardware. His pieces have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. More information is available at his website.

 

Yoav Liberman Workshop

Instructor: Yoav Liberman

Date/Time: Saturday March 30, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Is Lunch Included?: Yes

Location: CP Rochester, 3399 South Winton Road, Rochester, NY

Cost: $50 must be RWS member (*)

Class size: 40 people

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On Saturday, March 30th, 2019, Yoav will demonstrate three topics: the use of reclaimed wood, live edge design, and some specific joinery techniques he’s developed when building modern campaign furniture. Each of these subjects are interwoven in his work and will be explained via visuals, study work, models, and demonstrations. More specific topics for the day include reviewing and showing the full spectrum of reclaimed wood (heritage, old growth timber, common reclaim, pallet wood, scrap reclaim, and salvage wood). He will talk about how to obtain this material and then how to initiate and prepare reclaimed lumber to be ready for work in the woodshop. He will talk about extractions of hardware, about removal of paint, and the ways in which we can design with reclaimed wood. As the day progresses, he will show the trajectories of his projects from their infancies — as reclaimed wood, salvaged live edge slabs, and found-objects — through the design process, and culminating in building and finishing. While highlighting his projects he will also show original hardware systems that he has devised and incorporated in his projects. Lastly, he will talk about his approach to design, including some of the tool innovations he has created.

Samples of his work are available on his website. As you will see, they often go far beyond what one might imagine coming from reclaimed wood.

Saturday’s workshop is from 9AM to 4PM at CP Rochester and the cost is $50 (First year RWS membership free with registration for a national speaker workshop).

 


Mike Danial: National Lecture and Workshop

On Friday’s presentation, Mike will talk about his work and experiences as a Stickley historian.

 

Mike Danial Lecture: St. John Fisher College (135 Basil Hall) - Friday April 12, 2019 @ 07:45 PM

On Friday’s evening talk, Mike Danial will talk about his work and experience. The meeting will begin at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 in 135 Basil Hall on the campus of St. John Fisher College.

 

Mike Danial Workshop

Instructor: Mike Danial

Date/Time: Saturday April 13, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Is Lunch Included?: Yes

Location: Stickley Shop in Victor, NY

Cost: $50 must be RWS member (*)

Class size: 40 people

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On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Mike Danial will be teaching a demo workshop. More details to come.

 


(*) First year RWS membership free with registration for a national speaker workshop.