Building Simple Shaker Crafts, with Bobby Ives: August 1-5, 2022


This class will introduce new and returning woodworkers to basic hand tools and some machinery. Each student will build two Shaker oval boxes and one three-tread step stool to take home. We will demonstrate different forms of joinery, including dove tail and swallow tail oval box joints. We’ll also explore both wood technology and Shaker craft history. The aim of the class is to gain a deeper understanding of woodworking, Shaker tradition, and one another.


  • Class tuition: $825
  • The class will begin at 8:00am and end at 4:30pm each day.
  • Please bring your own lunch.
  • On campus lodging is available. On campus lodging includes a single room, shared bathroom and kitchen access. Boarders may arrive the evening before the class begins and depart the day after the class ends. Lodging cost is $550 per person and includes Sunday through Friday night.
  • $100 deposit required to register for a class.  Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the start of class. Participants are also welcome to pay in full at the time of registration

About Bobby Ives (he/him) 

Bobby is a boatbuilder, minister, and co-founder of the Carpenter’s Boat Shop. Currently, his roles include grandpa, sailer, volunteer, and beloved community member, among many others. This class combines several of his favorite passions: working with wood, history, and storytelling.

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