Ever wonder how to make traditional wood furniture using traditional, wood-working tools?

The Andover Center for History & Culture may have just the ticket for you.

The course, "Hand Planes & Wireless Routers: Traditional Hand Woodworking," is a six-week, traditional hand woodworking class designed to meet the needs of woodworkers from novice to advanced. Tools used in the class are 19th century, non-electric and human-powered.

The course, held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, is offered every fall and spring. The final class for the fall season is this weekend but the course should be available again in 2019.


"The small class size and location create unique learning opportunity," according to the Center's website. "With instruction from expert craftsman Stephen Anthony, students can make a basic, introductory project, such as a foot stool or candle box, from pre-milled stock. Novices will learn from the instructor and the more advanced students as everyone gets to use the antique tools and machinery."

The fee is $60 for members and $70 for non-members; $40 for students 17 and over. The class is limited to six students.


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