Monday, February 25, 2013

One-Day Spoon Carving Workshop: Saturday 3/2 at Shelter

Carver Ken Wise
Join us on Saturday, March 2nd, for a full day of carving. Instructor, Ken Wise, has been teaching woodworking and carving for over thirty years. He brings blanks, tools and technique to help you build your skills in carving. This is a hands-on class using, primarily, hand tools. Demonstrations include design and layout, discussion of wood species and selection, tool selection and maintenance, techniques and finish techniques.

All materials and tools are provided for the workshop, but you can also bring any tools you would like to try. Hardwood blanks are provided for each student but please feel free to bring a special piece of wood if you have one on hand.

Each student in our last workshop completed one spoon and began a second one within the time frame of the class. Ken's ease with carving and shaping as well as his general patience is infectious. He sets a comfortable pace for woodworkers of all levels, and he's able to draw each student through the process. It is a great way to spend a cold winter day.

Register for the class online, or contact us for more information.
Cost: $45 per person
Date: March 2nd, 2013
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Location: Shelter Campus

Monday, February 18, 2013

Shelter at Woodworking Show in New Jersey: Feb. 22-24

Shelter will be one of the exhibitors at the Woodworking and D.I.Y. Show in Somerset, New Jersey this weekend, Friday February 22nd through Sunday the 24th. (Directions)

Tickets can be purchased online for $10 or at the door for $12. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paid adult. Active duty Military/Fire/Police with valid ID are admitted free.

We'll be there with our small Douglas-fir timber frame, and we will be demonstrating the Tormek sharpening system, Japanese hand saws, timber framing tools, and displaying tools from Starrett, Gransfors Bruks, Land Ark wood finish, and more.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Update: Top Bar Beekeeping Class Postponed to Feb. 16-17 Due to Snowstorm

Due to the blizzard, Shelter has rescheduled the Top Bar Beekeeping Weekend workshop to February 16-17. There are some openings in the class, so now's your chance to sign up. (You can thank Winter Storm "Nemo" for giving you the extra week to enroll.)

Shelter has again invited guest speaker, Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Honeybees, to offer a two-day "Intensive" beekeeping workshop on Top Bar Beekeeping February 16-17 at the Shelter campus. The class is designed specifically for those who want to get started keeping bees in top bar hives in the 2013 beekeeping season.

This in-depth classwith emphasis on the why of thingscombines important how-to information, history, hive management techniques, and natural disease and pest control methods. You can get started with confidence!