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Scroll saw trivet
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Saturday, July 1, 2017 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, hearing protection
Description: Learn the ins and outs of the scroll saw as you make 2 beautiful trivets to hold those hot pans and preserve your counter tops and table. Lunch will be provided.
Tuition: $80

Scroll Saw Boxes
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Sunday, July 2, 2017 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: None
Description: This is a lot of fun. Making boxes on the scrollsaw can be an easy way to create truly unique jewelry boxes. We have some samples of Joe's boxes on display in the store, stop in and see what you can make!
Tuition: $80

Turn a Bottle Stopper
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Roughing Gouge, Parting Tool, Small Spindle Gouge or Skew, Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: Learn to Turn an elegant Wine Bottle Stopper. This class is for Beginners to Experienced Turners. You will learn the "Ins and Outs" of making Unique Gifts for that someone special. Learn to make the same professional stoppers as those available in fine gift shops. Arthur will instruct you on the complete process from wood selection to final finish, along with numerous tips and techniques to help you produce excellent results every time. Soon you will be making stoppers for both fun and profit. Drop into the store to see some of his current work. As a student in the class you are eligible to recieve a special offer of a 3pc set of turning tools worth over $60 for only $25.The Class includes a Bottle Stopper kit and wood blank.
Tuition: $75

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Pen Turning Tools, Bushings for your lathe
Description: Learn to make the same professional style pens as those available in fine gift shops. Ron will instruct you on the complete process from wood selection to final finish, along with numerous tips and techniques to help you produce excellent results every time. Soon you will be making pens for both fun and profit. Ron has been teaching pen turning for many years and has recently won both First Prize AND Best-in-Show at the annual MAPG/IAP meeting. Drop into the store to see some of his current work. The Class includes two pen kits and two wood blanks. And as a student in the class you are eligible to recieve a special offer of a complete set of pen turning tools all worth over $60 for only $30.
Tuition: $75

Inlay Techniques Classic Shaded Fan
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 7 - 13
Tools Required: Exacto Knife, Sanding Block & Sharp 1/4, 3/8 & 1/2 Chisels
Description: Michael will teach you how to do a fan and string inlay so you can beautifully accent your custom projects. You will learn how to book veneer, cut and fit patterns and even make your own string inlay. You will also complete two quarter fan inlays during class - one plain and one shaded using hot sand techniques. Mike will also discuss period inlay and its manufacture. This is an extremely informative class to help bring your furniture to the next level.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: 5 dollar materials fee

Turn a Bottle Stopper
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Roughing Gouge, Parting Tool, Small Spindle Gouge or Skew, Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: Learn to Turn an elegant Wine Bottle Stopper. This class is for Beginners to Experienced Turners. You will learn the "Ins and Outs" of making Unique Gifts for that someone special. Learn to make the same professional stoppers as those available in fine gift shops. Arthur will instruct you on the complete process from wood selection to final finish, along with numerous tips and techniques to help you produce excellent results every time. Soon you will be making stoppers for both fun and profit. Drop into the store to see some of his current work. As a student in the class you are eligible to recieve a special offer of a 3pc set of turning tools worth over $60 for only $25.The Class includes a Bottle Stopper kit and wood blank.
Tuition: $75

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Saturday, August 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Pen Turning Tools, Bushings for your lathe
Description: Learn to make the same professional style pens as those available in fine gift shops. Ron will instruct you on the complete process from wood selection to final finish, along with numerous tips and techniques to help you produce excellent results every time. Soon you will be making pens for both fun and profit. Ron has been teaching pen turning for many years and has recently won both First Prize AND Best-in-Show at the annual MAPG/IAP meeting. Drop into the store to see some of his current work. The Class includes two pen kits and two wood blanks. And as a student in the class you are eligible to recieve a special offer of a complete set of pen turning tools all worth over $60 for only $30.
Tuition: $75

How to Make Half Blind and Through Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 7 - 13
Tools Required: Bench chisels, dovetail back saw, marking gauge, sliding bevel square, 12" combination square, coping saw
Description: Making dovetails joints by hand can be a challenge but easily learned through a methodical approach. In this hands-on class, Michael intends to teach students how to make half blind and through dovetails by hand easily and efficiently. With a series of exercises, students will develop the skills and know-how to properly layout and fit the joint using nothing more than hand saws and chisels. This is a skill that will no doubt add eye-appeal and bragging rights to your next woodworking project. In addition, this class will create a firmer foundation for those wishing to learn more challenging hand tool skills used in other types of dovetail joinery such as hidden, and mitered dovetails. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: 10 materials fee

Turning Natural Edge Bowls
Instructor: Rick Angus
Class Times: Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 4 - 6
Tools Required: Face Shield, Bowl Gouge, Spindle Gouge & Parting Tool
Description: Tools Required: Face Shield, Bowl Gouge, Spindle Gouge & Parting Tool Natural edge turnings are a unique form that any turner can learn. Rick will guide students through the entire process of “releasing” that beautiful bowl from a piece of wood. Learn blank preparation from the log, band saw cutting tips, mounting options, efficient methods of balancing the blank on the lathe both physically and aesthetically, reverse chucking techniques to finish the foot, sanding and finishing options. Visit our store for examples and see what you may be creating in this class.
Tuition: $95

BenchTool Sharpening 101
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 5 - 8
Tools Required: None
Description: The most fundamental part of woodworking is sharp tools. A sharp tool cuts more cleanly, precisely, and is much safer than a dull one. This class will be part lecture and demonstration, and part hands on, covering natural and man made water stones, oil stones, diamond stones, and diamond paste. Feel free to bring an old chisel or two and come and see for yourself what a truly sharp tool looks like, and how it feels to use. No tools are required, and there will be a few chisels on hand to practice with for students who don't bring their own. Demonstrations will focus mainly on bench chisels and plane irons, but some of the lecture will cover special cases including, but not limited to draw knives, low angle spoke shaves, and mortise chisels.
Tuition: $75

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Pen Turning Tools, Bushings for your lathe
Description: Learn to make the same professional style pens as those available in fine gift shops. Ron will instruct you on the complete process from wood selection to final finish, along with numerous tips and techniques to help you produce excellent results every time. Soon you will be making pens for both fun and profit. Ron has been teaching pen turning for many years and has recently won both First Prize AND Best-in-Show at the annual MAPG/IAP meeting. Drop into the store to see some of his current work. The Class includes two pen kits and two wood blanks. And as a student in the class you are eligible to recieve a special offer of a complete set of pen turning tools all worth over $60 for only $30.
Tuition: $75

Turn a Bottle Stopper
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Saturday, August 26, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Roughing Gouge, Parting Tool, Small Spindle Gouge or Skew, Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: Learn to Turn an elegant Wine Bottle Stopper. This class is for Beginners to Experienced Turners. You will learn the "Ins and Outs" of making Unique Gifts for that someone special. Learn to make the same professional stoppers as those available in fine gift shops. Arthur will instruct you on the complete process from wood selection to final finish, along with numerous tips and techniques to help you produce excellent results every time. Soon you will be making stoppers for both fun and profit. Drop into the store to see some of his current work. As a student in the class you are eligible to recieve a special offer of a 3pc set of turning tools worth over $60 for only $25.The Class includes a Bottle Stopper kit and wood blank.
Tuition: $75

Essential Jigs and Fixtures
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 5 - 9
Tools Required: None
Description: Fixtures allow cabinetmakers to make specialized cuts safely and efficiently. In this class Students will make two simple router fixtures for their home shop. These fixtures will be used to make of one of the most important fixtures for the table saw: the cross-cut sled. Students will observe how it is calibrated to produce perfect 90 degree cross-cuts. The details of how to make these essential jigs will be shared in the class hand-out.
Tuition: $85

Cabinet Making I: Carcass Construction
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, September 3, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 5 - 12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: In the first of this four part series students will learn to assemble a plywood carcass using traditional joinery methods and pocket screws. Cabinet assembly methods will be discussed and examples shown. Face frames will be assembled with pocket screws. Applying edge banding will be demonstrated. Includes Lunch! Special discount on related tools, books and supplies!
Tuition: $89

Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Monday, September 4, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, September 11, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, September 18, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, September 25, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: N/a
Description: Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner/intermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a unique kit. You will learn the terminology and the techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your own personalized instrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck including truss rod installation, fingerboard & fretting, abalone inlay and construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system. Each guitar will be completed leaving the final top coat finish up to the student. Look for our other classes designed for finishing techniques. Be sure to visit the store to see and play the finished guitar. Two models are available - Sapele or Sycamore. Class is held for 5 consecutive Monday nights.
Tuition: $675

FREE open workshop
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10 - 20
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper
Description: FREE OPEN WORKSHOP with Michael Wheeler. Let Michael and his 40 years woodworking experience answer questions and show how to complete your new or stalled projects. Topics to be covered will depend on student/instructors round table discussion at the end of class.
Tuition: $0

Cabinetmaking II: Drawer making / Using a dovetail
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 5 - 12
Tools Required: None Special discounts on related tools.
Description: This class, the second session of our four part cabinet series, will be a hands on/demonstration class. Students will learn to use a dovetail jig and router. Alternate construction methods, including strengths and limitations of the various styles will be discussed, along with special requirements for concealed drawer slides. Includes Lunch! Special discount on related tools, books and supplies!
Tuition: $89

Tuning Up Your Stanley Plane
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: none
Description: Novices rejoice! Come in and learn how to get your old Stanley (or other bailey-style) plane tuned up and running the way it should be. This is primarily a lecture with some demonstrations, that will cover the basics of both resuscitation of an old plane, care and feeding of a plane once it is up and running. Areas of interest will cover simple methods of rust removal, flattening the sole, flattening, seating and aligning the frog, tuning the chip breaker/capiron, and sharpening the blade. You will leave with the knowledge to rehab your old plane.
Tuition: $75

Sharpening Bench Tools
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: Your Old Bench Tools
Description: Michael will lead you through the process of sharpening your hand tools. Find out the various techniques available to you and learn how Michael sharpens. See how simple it is to get a long-lasting, razor-sharp edge. Also get tips to use this method on some of your other tools. Bring a dull chisel or two and breathe new life into them.
Tuition: $65

Cabinetmaking III: Raised Panel Doors
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5 - 12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Whether completing cabinets you’ve built yourself or updating your current cabinets, this class will provide you with the skills to build this attractive and sturdy door style. Tony will step you through the process from determining the size, to lining up the cutters for a perfect fit. Arched door style will be discussed. Includes Lunch! Special discount on related tools, books and supplies!
Tuition: $89

Cabinet Making IV: Assembly
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 5 - 12
Tools Required: N/A
Description: The final class in our four part series will help you put it all together (literally). Tony will show you how to install several different drawer slide styles including the newest Blum concealed slides. Installation and adjusting of European hinges will be demonstrated, along with installation of knobs and pulls. Tony will also discuss different finishing options. Includes Lunch! Special discount on related tools, books and supplies!
Tuition: $89

Sharpening For The Wood Turner
Instructor: Mike Souter
Class Times: Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Dull Turning Tools
Description: If your woodturning tools aren't cutting the way you think they should, spend some time learning how they should be shaped, how to get them shaped that way, and how to put that sharp edge on them in SECONDS not minutes. Mike will demonstrate the use of the Wolverine sharpening system in combination with various jigs to make sharpening lathe tools fast, easy, and almost fool-proof. A lecture/demonstration will cover tool geometries, grinder tune-up, available jigs and fixtures, grinding and honing techniques and more. Students will then have time to practice on their own tools and come away with the skills to sharpen quickly and efficiently.
Tuition: $65

Build a Shaker End Table
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, October 1, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, October 8, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: hand plane and chisels
Description: This class will get you started making furniture. Three Sundays of learning and fun, You will mill lumber, glue up the top, create the tapered legs and finish the top with a hand rubbed finish. There is an additional materials fee of 50.00. Includes lunch.
Tuition: $300

Classic shell Carving
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: 3/4" or 1" bench chisel, #8/13mm gouge, #12/6 or 8mm V-tool, #5/8mm Fishtail, #8/7mm gouge, #11/7mm Viener, & #25/6mm Backbent
Description: Learn how to dress up your woodworking projects or create that period look for a specific piece of furniture. Mike will offer several different style of shell carvings for you to choose from.
Tuition: $85

Woodworking Fundamentals: Milling the lumber
Instructor: Tom Duram
Class Times: Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: None
Description: This course serves two purposes. First the skill building of safely using three tools: the jointer, the planer and the table saw. The second objective is how these three tools are used in concert to mill straight, square suitable for fine wood working. Each student will use each of these tools with instructor supervision.
Tuition: $75

Scroll Saw Bowls
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Description: This is amazing just how easy it is to create beautiful free formed bowls on the scroll saw (you're not limited to just round). And with minimal amount of wood! come in and have some fun being creative. Speecial discounts for related tools.
Tuition: $75

Turn A Mallet
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 6
Description: No shop is complete with out a wooden mallet.In this new turning class you will learn many of the skills required in spindle turning while making this unique and beautiful mallet.See it on display in our store.
Tuition: $75