Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead is hosting old-fashion woodworking classes this summer where participants will learn how to create everyday utensils, tools and furniture straight from a log.
North Fork woodworker Tom Barry of Green Revolution Woodworking will run the two-hour workshops to demonstrate how to split wood, shape it on a traditional shavehorse and complete projects on foot-powered springpole lathe.
Hallockville officials said participants will leave with several handmade items at the conclusion of the workshop and gain a sense of accomplishment.
“More people are becoming interested in sustainability and the do-it-yourself ethos,” Mr. Barry said. “This is a great way to start.”
The “Greenwoodworking with Tom Barry” workshops will be offered in two-hour sessions on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer starting July 5. Workshops cost $35 per person and are designed for ages 12 and older. Material will be provide.
For more information or to register, call 631-298-5292 or email [email protected].