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I would like to wish everyone a Happy 2013 and hope that you have plenty of time for woodworking, for any year with woodworking is better. Susan is still most of the time in Massachusetts running Vavstuga Weaving School and I am still straddling two places, Ohio and Shelburne Falls.
Our 2013 Class Schedule is posted and we have a full line up . A significant change for 2013 is that we are now limiting classes to 5 participants, the only exception being seminars and Handcut Dovetails. This means that you get more individual attention and scant waiting for machines and loaner tools.
We are offering an early bird special to anyone that signs up for a class by the end of January. Early birds will receive one free DVD of their choice: Making your Tools as Sharp as Your Mother-in-law's Tongue or Tormek Machine and Sharpening Turning Tools. If you have any questions about any of the classes please do not hesitate to give us a call or drop an email.
An exciting new class is Carving Linenfold Panels on July 20 & 21. Those that have taken Handtool Joinery have seen the linenfold doors Ernie makes for his wall cupboards. The class is scheduled right after July's Handtool Joinery Class so you can stick around to add this stunning detail to your cabinet. Making a linenfold is simple and straight forward. It requires a few gouges and some hollow and round planes but we have loaner planes for the class so you do not have to rush out and buy them. If you have always wanted to try carving furniture details this is a great place to start. I will have the tool list posted in the next few days.
I call your attention to our Used Tools and Machinery page. My longtime friend, Dave Burge, has been building a retirement shop for ages. Unfortunately health precludes him from pursuing woodworking any longer so he is selling his entire shop. Most equipment is little used and some pieces, not at all. There are some great deals here! Please call or email Dave directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-921-0397.