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Intermediate – Level III

with Jonathan Cohen

Next session: December 31st, 2021

$1725 More Info

Level III - Smal Cabinet w/ Dovetailed Drawer

Prerequisite: Succesful completion of Intermediate levels I & II at Ebanista, or permission of instructor

Either section is open to both IM I,  IM 2, and now, IM 3 level students. Students will benefit from each other’s experience and the breadth of topics being taught while focusing on their own level-appropriate project. Each level builds on the skills developed in previous levels and projects are designed to provide opportunities for new skill acquisition as well as practice and mastery of the previous.

Class project is a wall mounted solid wood cabinet w a single hand-dovetailed drawer. Emphasis in this class is on using all the skilled layout techniques of previous classes, plus sharpening/hand planing skills to build this simple looking but surprisingly sophisticated piece with no sandpaper involved. 

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Make a Wooden Hand Plane

with Stephen Barney

Next session: December 31st, 2021

$345 More Info

Skill level: Open to all levels

Instructor: Stephen Barney

Making your own planes is an amazing way to gain a deeper understanding of planecraft and to customize your stable of these iconic hand tools to your own needs. In this class we will de-mystify the process and under the tutelage of extraordinary craftsman Stephen Barney, who has made many of his own planes (in use for decades now), tune them and hone them to become some of your favorite hand tools. There is an additional $70- charge for the handmade extremely high quality plane irons we will be using (payable at the first class). After all, what is the point in hand making a plane and using a cheap, factory iron? Students will find it very satisfying at the end of the workshop to carry their own new planes back to their work benches. Ebanista will provide the wood. Please note, this is our only twoday workshop.

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Open Shop Time

with Various Staff

Next session: December 31st, 2021

$90 More Info

Independent shop time is intended to give Ebanista students a chance to have further access to the shop, with the instructor on site and available for advice and short demonstrations. There will not be class wide teaching, our regular classes are the place for that. This is an opportunity for students to work, as the name suggests, independently. Students may sign up for individual open shop segments on Saturday afternoons. Sessions will be limited to five students. If there are not a minimum of 3 students signed up for each session, Ebanista reserves the right to postpone that session and allow the student to sign up for any future time. Students will be notified no later than Thursday PM, if there is any change. From initial responses there is a pool of approximately 14 interested ebanistas so we would encourage reserving spots early. At this time we are accepting only current or past students of the Ebanista School of Fine Woodworking, including those already signed up for the first time. Please contact the school w  further questions. Students are expected to provide their own hand tools and materials, with many of these available for purchase through the school.

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Saw Your Own Lumber

with Peter Peterson

Next session: December 31st, 2021

$275 More Info

Professional full time sawyer Peter Peterson is welcoming us to give an amazing introduction to sawing your own lumber. Much of this will be hands-on. You will watch as he revs up the huge industrial saw that he and Urban Hardwoods use every day to produce their amazing slabs, move down to a much smaller portable horizontal bandsaw mill, and then we will finish with a hand held chainsaw mill. It is mesmerizing to pull off fresh colorful beautiful slabs of wood. join us just for the experience or to give yourself a huge head start in making your own lumber. You will gain an in depth understanding to where ( and why) your lumber comes from.

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Work Bench

with Jonathan Cohen

Next session: December 31st, 2021

$1725 More Info

Skill Level: All Levels

Instructors: Ebanista Staff

Dates: Saturdays, 12-5 pm, Spring 2021

Having a really nice work bench is one of the greatest pleasures for a woodworker. It is also a very strong incentive for doing your best work each time you are next to it. My bench is, after spending thousands of hours at it for over 40 years, still one of my most satisfying pieces.

In this class we will be building the very beautiful  and practical Roubo split top bench, that has become very popular in recent years, despite being first made hundreds of years ago. Each participant will custom fit her/his bench to their own needs for height and length, for their choice of woods and hardware, and a number of other special options. These will literally be one-of-a-kind pieces.

Because of the special nature of this project, class registration will need be made before the end of Dec. 2020., for a number of reasons. First, class size will be strictly limited. More importantly, lumber must be purchased and stored at Ebanista so that it will have extra time to season and stabilize to ensure that these benches will be around for a very long time. Class tuition covers studio time, instruction and basic material costs, such as sandpaper and glue. Lumber costs and hardware costs are the responsibility of each student, as individual choices will likely vary. Besides having a very special piece of your work to take home at the end of this class, you should see a noticeable leap forward in your woodworking skills, as building a workbench requires a broad range of woodworking skills. As usual, contact the school w any questions. We recommend signing up as soon as you can, class sells out, and is only offered once per year.

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Intermediate – Level II

with Jonathan Cohen

Next session: January 31st, 2022

$1725 More Info

Level II - Console table including Bent Lamination

Prerequisite: Succesful completion of Beginnings II level class at Ebanista, and Intermediate level I, or permission of instructor

Either section is open to both IM I,  IM II, and now, IM III level students.

Students will benefit from each other’s experience and the breadth of topics being taught while focusing on their own level-appropriate project. Each level builds on the skills developed in previous levels and projects are designed to provide opportunities for new skill acquisition as well as practice and mastery of the previous.

In IM II the project is a console table, also referred to as a hall table or sofa table. This size table makes it most useful in a wide array of sites in a house, and is the perfect vehicle to further refine mortise-and-tenon work and to add to it a dynamic and sensuous curved element. We will go over design and building of the mold used in bending, and proper lamination techniques. 

Either section is open to both IM I,  IM II, and now, IM III level students