Category Archives: News & Updates

“Watch” Out! The Fall Classes are Underway

Here are a two of our satisfied students who made some great watch clocks. They look great Bob and Marta!

Please check out our class schedule if you’d like to participate in one of our classes.

Learn to Turn a Box on the Lathe

Come join woodworking instructor, Bob Maupin, for an exciting class about building a box on a lathe. In one session you will start with a block of wood and turn it on the lathe into a cylindrical box with a lid.

Here are the details on the class:

Date:         Saturday, October 8, 2016

Time:        9:00 AM – 3:00 PM  (includes a lunch break)

Cost:          $35 for members and $50 for non members. This includes the wood, tools required                      and any other materials.

Skill Level:  anyone can take this class from beginner to expert

 

If you would like to sign up, please email us at nccwoodshop@gmail.com and reserve your spot.

Learn to Build a Wrist Watch Clock

Come join woodworking instructor, Bill McCraken, for an exciting class on building a wrist watch clock like the one shown below.

Here are the details on the class:

Date:         Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time:        9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  (includes a lunch break)

Cost:          $50 for members and $75 for non members. This includes the wood, tools required                      and any other materials.

Skill Level:  anyone can take this class from beginner to expert

If you would like to sign up, please email us at nccwoodshop@gmail.com and reserve your spot.

Join Us At Our Open House

We are hosting an open house at our well-equipped woodshop on Sunday, July 10 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at 4214 Ivanhoe Avenue in Sheffield Lake.

We will have a door prize raffle for those attending.  You are not required to be present to win a prize.  Our contact information is our phone (440-721-1293) or email address (nccwoodshop@gmail.com) .

Please spread the word and we hope to see you there.

Recent Shop Improvements

Several members made it into the shop this weekend to get the new Sawstop up and running. There are still a few modifications to make it blend in with surrounding tools but it’s a vast improvement over the other table saws we’ve had. Thanks to all those that helped make this happen. This includes those who helped out financially and physically by unpackaging it and getting it calibrated and ready for some cuts.

And not to be out done, but the guys also got this miter saw station installed thanks to a kind donation from one of our new members. It too is a welcome addition to the shop.

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Be sure to stop in and thanks those who made this happen.

Upcoming Table Saw Class

class taught by Ed O’Halloran.

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This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the use and care of the table saw.

TBA once Sawstop is installed

This event is members only, but signup is required.

The class limit it to 6 but we’ll create a wait list if the demand is needed. Again, there is no fee for this class.

Come Turn a Candlestick

Come learn to turn a candlestick like these.

Here are the details on the class:

January 23, 2106 from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Cost to members $35. Materials supplied.
Cost to non members $55. Materials supplied.
Class is limited to 4 people but if we have more than 4, we will hold a second class at a date to be determined.
So sign up even if there are more than 4 people.
Send an us an email or leave a comment below to let us know you’ll be attending!

Summer Closes But Hand Tools Open Up

Over the past several months, we’ve been battling the heat to crank out a hand tool bench for the shop. Here is the fruit of our labor.

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Nicholson Bench

Hand tool enthusiast, Shawn Nichols, first read about this style of bench several years ago in Chris Schwarz’s book on workbenches. This type of bench is referred to as a Nicholson or English Joiner’s Bench as it was first illustrated in a book by Perter Nicholson in the 19th century. Then last year a series of posts about getting into woodworking on the cheap popped up from woodworker Mike Siemsen. These were followed by the publication of a DVD entitled The Naked Woodworker.

The title might sound comical, and it partially is, but this concept seemed like the perfect thing for the NCCW. What better way to get into hand tools than on a shoe string budget? Here a few pictures of the bench going together.

Last week, holes were bored and “Doe’s feet” or “Dürer Sticks” were made. If you don’t know what they are used for, please take a look at this video or this blog post. While we’re educating, here are a few videos showing more principles behind this very intriguing and easy-on-the-wallet design.

Plans for Knockdown Nicholson

How to Knockdown the Knockdown Nicholson

Video on Work-holding Without a Vise

There are still things to add to make this better (holdfasts, shelf, bench dogs, crochet, etc.) but for now it’s up and running and ready for you to use. I hope you enjoy all the hard work the team put in on this fun and HEAVY project.

Gearing Up for the Summer Craft Shows

Another successful Wednesday at the workshop!

Maybe you can join us next Wednesday at 9 AM.