Toy-making was a special occupation of the the School's former kindergarten program in its earliest decades. The training offered young, mostly poor children not only brand new toys but also a set of usable skills. Today, with support from Thos. Moser, NBSS reflects on this legacy with a limited edition of 10 "Little Folks" Rockers lovingly handmade by School artisans. These charming collectors' items will benefit the Toys for Tots program, bringing joy and new toys to less fortunate children at Christmas.
After a rigorous nationwide search, NBSS has found a dynamic, thoughtful leader who can articulate the value of a skills-based education, and build on the institution's 137-year tradition of excellence. We welcome visionary educator and artist Sarah Turner as the next President of North Bennet Street School.
Making chairs can be intimidating even to experienced woodworkers, and Chippendale chairs are no exception. De-mystify the process with this FineWoodworking article by Cabinet & Furniture Making instructor Steve Brown CF '90. Steve also wrote a bonus master class on compound-angle tenons, a key element in constructing the back of the chair.
As we celebrate Veterans Day, we're proud of each and every veteran who has made the decision to call NBSS their educational "home." Just as they've benefited from an NBSS education, we've benefited by having veterans as an integral part of our School's culture and heritage since 1920.
NBSS Preservation Carpentry students craft hand-built sheds each fall as part of their first-year curriculum, to practice basic construction techniques. You can own one of this year's hand-crafted sheds – there are two available for purchase! Find out more details here.