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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...

January 14, 2019

James Hadland explains a hand-made model boat which his 90 year old father made for him about 25 years ago.  It is a scale model of an actual English sounding vessel used on the Humber River in England for dredging.  Aside from building it from scratch, he made all of...

December 13, 2018

Certificates for classes and shop time available.

December 13, 2018

The initial meeting for the Ship Modeling Club being formed in New Bern is Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 1:00 PM.   The club is being hosted by Shop Class, LLC located at 406 Guion St., in New Bern, NC.

The purpose is to organize a group of modelers, to foster an...

December 3, 2018

From donated table bases needing a little TLC and other materials leftover from previous projects, a patio table and two modern Adirondack chairs were built


November 12, 2018

Chainsaw Sawmill Demonstration

Hosted by:

Shop Class

406 Guion Street

New Bern, NC

Saturday, November 17, 2018

1 PM – 3 PM

No charge, but please RSVP by email – mohowland@gmail.com

With all the trees toppled in the hurricanes, several people have asked about the feasibility of...

October 18, 2018

Pollie (under Gator's supervision)has been doing some amazing fretwork with the scroll saw.  Besides the hand-eye coordination, everyone marvels at the patience required.  She also has become quite adept at resawing  with the band saw to prepare her blanks.  The maple...

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