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Where to Find Woodworking Classes in NYC

Where to Find Woodworking Classes in NYC

Wood is a foundation of life. It’s been the centerpiece in human culture since, well, as long as there have been trees. Basically, forever! City life often affords few opportunities to build and create, typically for lack of space. How can you build a loft in a 12x12 room? Where are you supposed to put a tree house?? For whatever reason, if you need to make a quick fix in your home or you’d rather learn practical skills, you’ll find a woodworking class offering these options and more. Find your inner carpenter. Instead of buying a dresser, build one. Rather than investing in a cutting board, sand off a slab of oak. Here’s your guide to woodworking and woodcarving classes in NYC

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    Woodworking Workshop: The Cutting Board
    Woodworking Workshop: The Cutting Board

    3rd Ward

    Don’t know the first thing about wood other than it gives you splinters, and, supposedly, mahogany smells pretty good? Here, you’ll become intimate with your wood. But do be careful of splinters. Learning how to measure, mark, and drill, you’ll cut your way to a new cutting board for your kitchen. But this process isn’t limited to using a saw. You’ll need to treat, sand, gouge, and protect your wood, eventually lubing it up with a fine Penofin. Your kitchen will smell like the rich mahogany it deserves.

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    Hand Tool Workshop: Shaping & Forming
    Hand Tool Workshop: Shaping & Forming

    3rd Ward

    Can you smell the difference between lumber and timber? Wait, here’s an easier one: the difference between solid oak and natural pine? Don’t use Pine Sol for help! In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn wood basics and treatment. Cut it and shape it in any way possible. You can’t always treat your wood roughly. It needs to be rubbed smooth and lubricated with scented oils. You don’t want a splinter, do you? Treat your wood right.

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    A Taste of Woodcarving
    A Taste of Woodcarving

    Woodcarving By George

    Needin’ some wood in your life? Of course, everybody needs a little wood inside. This class isn’t about to teach you how to fix your loft. You won’t learn how to make, yet another, cutting board. Taste of Woodcarving unleashes your creativity. Think Native American totem poles. Here, you’ll receive a brief introduction and learn the fundamentals of woodcarving: tools, handling carving knives, and chiseling a masterpiece. Whether you’re trying to relieve stress or searching for a new hobby, you probably woodn’t have guessed woodcarving will be the solution.

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