Upcoming Classess

Upcoming Classes


Woodworkers' Monthly Presentation: Adventures in Woodworking

10/07/2023 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


A career in woodworking can take many paths. At the October woodworkers' presentation, Port Townsend furniture maker John McCormack will relate some of the adventures he's experienced.

Project Planning / Woodworking Basics

Monday, October 16, 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Monday, October 23, 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

2 sessions


See the steps by which I, an experienced furniture maker, go through before I'm ready to build a project. Then, with my guidance, you will go through these steps on a project of your choice.

Build a Modern 4-Board Bench


Build a simple but classy bench that gives a modern twist to the traditional four-board bench.

10/28/2023 - 11/5/2023

Make a Krenov-Style Wooden Plane


Make a wooden bodied smoothing plane in the style favored by famed cabinetmaker James Krenov.

11/7/2023 - 11/8/2023

The main frame is sketched.

Cental case and doors.

Side cases.

The sketches lead to an actual scaled drawing. Proportioning happens during this drafting process. From the execution of this drawing, methods of joinery and order of processes are thought out. From this scaled drawing, a stock list is prepared. An outlined project procedure is written.

The piece results from the organized process.


September 8-10, 2023

Building a Traditional Sliding Rowing Seat: This will be a complete demonstration of the processes involved. 2.5 hours.

Friday September 8: 9:30 AM - Noon, Discovery Stage

Tenoning on the Table Saw:

Friday September 8: 2:00 PM, Woodworking Stage

In this 50 minute Lecture demonstration, I will show you how to make accurate, uncompromised tenons on the table saw.

Below are examples starting clockwise from the top left of: cutting an angled tenon cheek, the angled tenon cheek cut, beveling a part with an already cut bridle joint, and cutting both cheeks with two blades.

Mortising with a Plunge Router and a Jig

Friday September 8: 1:00 PM, Woodworking Stage

Learn how to cut traditional mortises on a budget. With a plunge router, a fence and a simple jig, you can make uncompromised mortises.