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Lie-Nielsen Show — Houston

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:14am

The Heritage School of Woodworking will be at the Lie-Nielsen Show in Houston this weekend. (Friday & Saturday) Information about the show can be found at Lie-Nielsen.com. I will be using hand-tools to create various joints such as the houndstooth dovetail and variations on that, a five point Texas star using contrasting woods and demonstrating the […]

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Rocking Chair Class

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:30am

We had a great rocking chair class last week! Congratulations to all those who finished the class with an heirloom rocker!!  These chairs can be passed from generation to generation. Ironically at least two of the students were building a chair for their children who were expecting a child, what a great gift for a […]

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Craftsman Rocker Class

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 9:43am

This week we have 7 people each building their own rocking chair! So we are starting with this (a stack of wood). And hopefully by the end of the week, each student will have this (a finished rocking chair).  We’ve cut the mortise and tenons, arch on the front rail, tenons for the arm posts […]

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Roubo Workbench Class

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:26pm

Well as promised we have posted a new roubo workbench class! It is scheduled to start October 16th 2017. It will be a 10 day class and cost $3,850 including all the hardware. Here is the link to the website, Roubo Class. I am still working on developing the windsor chair class, and also hoping to have some […]

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Update on new class

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:50pm

I just wanted to let everyone know we had quite a number of people interested in the roubo workbench class. So I am trying to have the class planned and scheduled before the end of this month. Jonathan

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New Classes

Sat, 01/28/2017 - 2:25pm

Over the last two years and especially the last couple months we’ve gotten multiple request to offer a roubo workbench class. So I’m putting the line out to see how much interest we really have in a new class, before investing all the time and effort into developing and scheduling the class. I’m thinking it […]

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Cedar Strip Canoe 6

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:20pm

We had a great foundation class last week, with 13 student for 6 days. It was the first foundation class of the year, and a wonderful way to start the new school year. Here is the last post about the canoe I built last year, it does’t have much written information, but I at least wanted […]

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Cedar Strip Canoe 5

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:51pm

Happy Holidays!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Here at the school, we have been upgrading the class room and preparing for the classes next year. Thanks in large part to a generous donation from a repeat student and friend, we were able to buy 6 new Lie-Nielsen 4 1/2 smoothing planes and 10 […]

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