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“Bdrrrrrrr…bdrrrrrr” I had just opened the package the Fedex guy handed me, tilted the envelope and out slid a cell phone. “bdrrrrrr…bdrrrrrr” I answer it. “...
May 17, 2013
This two day course covers the basic hand tools used in fine furniture making. Students will learn how to determine a good tool from a bad tool, what tools are really necessary for furniture making,...
December 7, 2012
This two day course covers the basic machines used in fine furniture making. Students will learn how to determine a good machine from a bad machine, what machines are really necessary for furniture ...
December 7, 2012
This three day course begins with a lesson on how to make shop drawing and layout sticks. The class then moves to Hearne Hardwoods to learn how to properly select and purchase lumber for all your woo...
December 7, 2012
This six day program combines all three of our Fundamentals courses into one fun filled, action packed week of woodworking! Even if you’ve never worked wood before, after one week you’ll ...
December 7, 2012
Most woodworkers are mystified by carving. In this two day course, you’ll learn the basic techniques common to nearly all woodcarving. You’ll learn how to sharpen and care for your carvin...
December 7, 2012
Build a miniature inlaid Chester County chest with guest instructor Glen Huey.  This chest is a reproduction of the original Darlington Chest circa. 1740.  with ball feet and line and berry inlay ...
December 7, 2012
Although this footstool has simple lines, it can still challenge your woodworking skills. With its slip seat and “H” stretcher, it’ll help advance your woodworking skills.   So...
December 7, 2012
Get ready to dovetail! This two day class is designed to really get you dovetailing. You’ll cut more dovetails in two days than you have probably cut in you life. All with the intent to tune up...
December 7, 2012
You’ve worked your way through two dimensional carving but don’t know where to go next? This two day class will help you expand your carving skills into the realm of the third dimension. ...
December 7, 2012
The Pennsylvania spice box offers unique challenges to the intermediate woodworker. From case construction to hanging a door and dovetailing a large number of drawers, this project will challenge you...
December 7, 2012
For modern woodworkers the Newport blockfront chest represents the height of craftsmanship in 18th Century America. The balance of design, joinery and flawless carving certainly put the Goddards and ...
December 7, 2012
If you’ve made more straight and tapered legs than you care to recall, it’s time to introduce a new skill to your repertoire, turning.   In this two day class you’ll explore s...
December 7, 2012
In this two day class you’ll step up your carving skills on the road to becoming a master. You’ll explore the sculptural aspects of a ball and claw foot as you carve a typical Philadelphi...
December 7, 2012
Everyone needs a place to put their tools. Storing your tools properly keeps them sharp and in good working order but no one says your cabinet can’t look good and be well constructed. Why not m...
December 7, 2012
This stands to be one of the most fun classes of the year. You’ve probably heard about the Noden Inlay Razor (if not, you just haven’t been paying attention) which is revolutionizing inlay. Here...
December 7, 2012
Stop making compromises with your router. Stop getting “close enough”. Learn how to use some of the most abundant moulding planes of the past to get the exact edge you are after. Hollows and roun...
December 7, 2012
This two day class covers the basics of veneering and inlay. Highly figured veneer and contrasting inlay can add dimension, depth and decoration for your pieces. Most woodworkers don’t know whe...
December 7, 2012
Dovetails are the benchmark by which a woodworker is judged.  In this 2 day class learn how to make complex dovetail joints by hand.  This class is for the experienced dovetailer who wants to tak...
December 7, 2012
Courtesy of H.L.Chalfant This project is perfect for someone looking to learn some basic case and door construction.   You’ll get a chance to work on your dovetailing skills while construc...
December 7, 2012
Courtesy C.L. Prickett antiques The lolling, or Martha Washington, chair provides a simple yet elegant project for the budding woodworker to hone their skills. If you’ve ever wanted to learn ho...
December 7, 2012
Exclusively at Acanthus Workshop!   The Acanthus Workshop is the only place in the country offering this week long class with Matt Bickford. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. &n...
December 7, 2012
The single piece of furniture most associated with Wharton Esherick is his music stand. In this five day class we’ll design and build our version of this iconic music stand.   This flowing...
December 7, 2012
In case you hadn’t heard, we’re having an open house on November 23 & 24, 2012. Everything will happen here at the workshop from 11am through 5pm on both days. There are select pieces...
November 13, 2012
When I’m out on the road, I get lots of questions. One of the most frequent is what’s going on in my shop? I guess people are looking to make a connection between what I am working on and...
November 10, 2012
Popular Woodworking Magazine’s Woodworking in America Conferences are right around the corner. Are you going? If not, why not? I have a bunch of reasons you should attend. Here they are… ...
September 26, 2012
You know I’m in favor of layout sticks because you’ve probably read my previous two posts on the subject (Proper Planning and Sticking to the Plan). The hard part to admit is I don’...
June 1, 2012
Since I posted Proper Planning a few weeks ago I got a bunch of emails asking me to describe how I actually implement a layout stick into my work. So today, I’m going to show you just how they...
May 11, 2012
It’s the end of Woodworking Safety Week and I was going to post something something different but this video from Matt Vanderlist (Matt’s Basement Workshop) caught my eye and I just had t...
May 5, 2012
  Today is the first day of a Fundamentals 3 class here at the Acanthus Workshop. Although some of the students have been through Fundamentals 1 and 2 already, this class begins with planning. ...
April 13, 2012