We’ve had a great season here at Maplewood with full workshops and lots of activity! Our 1 Day Sharpening and 1 Day Joinery Saturday classes were very well received. A few of the classes went into the early evening, with a lot of ground to cover in one day, but...Read More
Here is a video showing the Maplewood workshop in full swing! Many class participants have told us they enjoy learning in our spacious timber-framed woodshop. Our facility is equipped with 18 hand-made workbenches and complete sets of hand tools, so those attending classes...Read More
Our 7 week Hand Tool Skill Building Series ends with a class in Shaping Wood. It is an excellent way to learn about grain direction and curved work. Here you can see some of the hardwood spatulas that participants made as they honed their shaping skills using spokeshaves and...Read More
We are half way through our six-week Thursday hand tool skill building series. In the first two sessions, participants learned to sharpen chisels and planes. In the 3rd session, instrument maker Martin Macica taught the principles of hand-cut dovetail joinery using...Read More
Can an old rusty Stanley hand plane really be brought back to better-than-new condition in only a few hours? In our recent hand plane restoring class, fifteen woodworkers spent their Saturday cleaning, flattening and sharpening a plane that would become theirs to keep. By...Read More
On Saturday, September 14th, Martin Macica shared his insights from over 30 years of fine instrument making during an Introduction to Guitar Making class at the Maplewood Center for Common Craft. Some of the participants had experience building instruments, while others were...Read More
The Maplewood Center for Common Craft is dedicated to rediscovering, restoring and teaching rural skills and traditional crafts that were once commonplace in pre-industrial societies.
Upcoming classes at the Maplewood Center for Common Craft include Introduction to Timber Framing, Introduction to Guitar Making, Building a Traditional Joiner’s Workbench and a workshop designed for parents and grandparents of young woodworkers.
158 Windy Hill Rd
Greenwich, NY 12834