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.

Bowl Turning

Instructor: David Gilbert

Date/Time: Saturday January 26, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Is Lunch Included?: No

Location: St Michael’s Woodshop, 691 St Paul St, Rochester, NY 14605

Cost: $ 30 (must be RWS member)

Class size: 5 people

This workshop is full and closed to further enrollment. To be placed on a waiting list, email your request to: workshops at rochesterwoodworkers.org.

This workshop will focus on bowl turning and is directed at “I’ve never turned before turners”, beginners, and intermediate turners. Each participant will have their own instructor who will guide them through the process. The morning will be devoted to learning the tools and cuts required to make a bowl from green wood. In the afternoon we will use dried bowl blanks to make finished bowls. A list of required items will be sent to the participants before the workshop. Lathes and tools will be supplied for the students’ use.

 


Scott Grove: National Lecture and Workshop

On Friday’s presentation, Scott will talk about his work and experiences as a woodworker.

 

Scott Grove Lecture: St. John Fisher College (135 Basil Hall) - Friday February 15, 2019 @ 07:45 PM

On Friday’s evening talk, Scott Grove will talk about his work and experience. The meeting will begin at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 in 135 Basil Hall on the campus of St. John Fisher College.

 

Scott Grove Workshop

Instructor: Scott Grove

Date/Time: Saturday February 16, 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

$50.00Add to cart

On Saturday, February 16, 2019Scott Grove will be teaching a demo workshop. More details to come.

 


Yoav Liberman: National Lecture and Workshop

On Friday’s presentation, Yoav will talk about his work and experiences as a woodworker.

 

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.

 

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

$50.00Add to cart

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Yoav Liberman will be teaching a demo workshop. More details to come.

 


Making a Shaker Oval Box

Instructor: Bob Couture

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

Second Session - Date/Time: Saturday April 13, 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

$30.00Add to cart

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.

 


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

$50.00Add to cart

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