As I write this, there is still room in Will Myers’ June 26-30 Build a Moravian Workbench class at the Pine Croft School of Woodworking – and that surprises the heck out of me. We get asked all the time if we’ll teach a workbench class, and the answer is a firm no. We don’t have the room or equipment for such shenanigans here – Pine Croft does (plus Will is a lot younger and stronger than we are, and funnier!). So if you want to build a solid bench – one that breaks down for travel – and have a good time doing it, sign up now!
There are also a few spots remaining in some other summer classes, including Andy Glenn’s Build a Green Wood “Grand Rocker” (June 11-17), Dawson Moore’s “Wooden Utensil Carving” (June 20-22) and his second session (June 23-25). The amazing Katie Hudnall has a spot remaining in her Bandsaw Boxes with a Hinging Lid (June 10-14).
And tomorrow at 10 a.m. (Saturday, Apr. 15) new sessions go on sale, including my October 14-15 Dovetailed Shaker Tray class…but I’d take the Oct. 7-8 class from the guy who first taught me dovetails: Kelly Mehler. He’s teaching a Dovetailed Candle Box – the very class I took with him two decades ago!
Also on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.:
• Foundations of Furniture Making with Rob Spiece (July 24-29)
• Box Making with Erik Curtis (August 7-11)
• Poynor Post-and-Rung Side Chair with Robell Awake and Charlie Ryland (September 4-9)
• Make a Pair of “People Stools” with Rob Spiece (October 28-30)
• Tambour Tea Cabinet with Larissa Huff (November 13-18)
• Kentucky Spirits Cabinet with Rob Spiece (November 27-December 2)
p.s. For those who don’t already know, Berea College bought Kelly Mehler’s School of Woodworking, so the classes are in that purpose-built shop, which is nestled into the foothills of the Appalachians, just south of Lexington, Ky., and close to Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill. In other words, it’s in a gorgeous location, and there’s plenty to do and see in the area, in addition to the classes.
3 thoughts on “Build a Workbench (& Other Things) at Pine Croft in Berea, Ky.”
I’m sure they’ll fill up fast now. The workbench class includes the wood, which makes it a very good deal. I don’t know the others, but I can vouch for Will and Andy as great instructors.
Ditto on Will. I use my Moravian workbench every day I’m in the shop. It is a proper beast and yet I can easily break it down to move it from place to place.
Will has a delightful southern accent (or however you might describe it). In the workbench video with Chris I found myself wishing Chris shut up and let Will do 100% of the talking. Sadly that was not the case 😉
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