February 3, 2020

 Shop Class's Stained Glass Workshop has definitely been a hit.  Classes fill up with little or no advertising on my part.  Information about the class is getting out somehow, because Shop Class has received numerous donations of stained glass, tools and supplies.  The...

January 31, 2020

With pyrography instructor Daphne Thomas (pictured center) on board, Shop Class now offers a Pyrography Workshop. 

The wood burning we did as children does not compare to the detail Daphne teaches.  Shop Class is equipped with professional grade burners and tips suppli...

January 29, 2020

 "Joints That Swing" was the name of the class, and Bill Anderson was the instructor.  Bill is unbelievable with both a chisel and a plane.  We learned how to make a rule joint and a barrel joint.  The only electric tools in the shop are the lights.  All cutting is don...

October 2, 2019

A good time was had by all, and more importantly we raised $1585.00 for The Volt Center, New Berns new workforce training Center.

June 30, 2019

The other day I noticed I did not have a place to sit my beer while enjoying the front porch.  And then, a few days later when I was cleaning up piles of lumber left from projects, I found some end cuttings of western red cedar.  Hmmm, a search on the internet produced...

February 10, 2019

The unusual builds accomplished at Shop Class never cease to amaze me.  Two marines from Cherry Point built this plaque for their commanding officer that is moving to a new assignment.  The C130 yoke from the "boneyard" was carefully restored and mounted on walnut that...

February 4, 2019

When people see Pollies's scroll saw work, their first response is, "How does she do that?"  Mike Vaughn has figured it out and sent us this picture.

February 2, 2019

Shop Class's hands-on hand tool workshop is offered every month or two.  Instructor Joe teaches how to tune, sharpen and use the various tools.  He encourages attendees to bring in their tools to be tuned and sharpened, or you can sharpen mine for me.

 Before hands...

January 27, 2019

Another project produced by George Delaney at Shop Class.  It is a desk made out of pear wood from a tree that a previous hurricane removed from his backyard.  The finish is silky smooth.  George was an early supporter of Shop Class and usually opens for me on Wednesda...

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