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Build a Shaker End Table
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, January 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: This will get you started making furniture. Two Sundays of learning and fun. You will mill the lumber, glue up a top, create the tapered legs and finish the top with a hand rubbed finish. there is a $25 materials fee included in the tuition. includes lunch.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Includes lunch and materials

Wood finishing with Tom McLaughlin
Instructor: Tom McLaughlin
Class Times: Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 12
Description: Wood finishing can be mysterious and intimidating, but it doesn't have to be that way.In this one-day, concentrated class , Tom will break it down into understandable components using products right off the Woodcraft shelves. You will end up with a thorough overview and knowledge base to more confidently and consistently achieve great finishes. The day will be chock full of explanations, demonstrations, Q and A session and hands-on opportunities. You will go home with some nice finish samples as a reminder of the techniques. As an added bonus, Tom will share some of his favorite finishing recipes
Tuition: $99

FREE OPEN WORKSHOP
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5 - 15
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper and ideas
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

Box Making
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, February 05, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Pencil, Notebook, Combination Square
Description: This class will introduce students to the primary component of cabinetry, The Box. Students will build a slip lidded box with splined miter corners. Ed will demonstrate table saw techniques while making a raised panel lid. Students will mill stock and build a box. This class will help develop your skills, while you build an elegant box. Each student finishes with a completed box. Lunch wil be included
Tuition: $75

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 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

Cabinet Making I: Carcass Construction
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 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

Designing a personal masterpiece
Instructor: Tom McLaughlin
Class Times: Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8 - 12
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper
Description: Every great work of art begins with an idea, and there is nothing like developing a beautiful piece of furniture. Building on your own ideas that makes woodworking more satisfying and personal. This full day class will explore the process Tom has used in designing and developing new furniture designs over his 26 years making high-end custom furniture. A contemporary coffee table will be the basis from which design steps are explained. The class will be full of presentations, demonstrations and hans-on experience to leave you inspired and ready to create your own masterpiece.
Tuition: $80

Cabinetmaking II: Drawer making / Using a dovetail
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 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

Woodworking Fundamentals: Milling the lumber
Instructor: Tom Duram
Class Times: Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 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

Cabinetmaking III: Raised Panel Doors
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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

FREE OPEN WORKSHOP
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, March 02, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5 - 15
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper and ideas
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

Cabinet Making IV: Assembly
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 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

Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Monday, March 06, 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

Turn A Mallet
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 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: $70

Tuning Up Your Stanley Plane
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 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: $65

Sharpening Bench Tools
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Saturday, March 25, 2017 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 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

Solidwood or plywood how to decide
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Saturday, April 01, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6 - 12
Description: This lecture/demo will explain how to work with solid wood and plywood and how each will behave in use. Class will also cover planning for the best results of your plywood stock including sequenced sheets as well as how to cut plywood cleanly even if you don't have expensive specialty blades. The solid wood portion will cover how to correctly account for wood movement, when to use plain-sawn or quarter-sawn and how to create a "board" with quarter-sawn grain on all sides. Be ready to take notes as this class will be loaded with information.
Tuition: $48

Counter tops, desktops, table tops
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Saturday, April 01, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6 - 12
Description: One of the most visible parts of a kitchen, office or dining room is the surface you work at or on. This class will build on the knowledge learned from the Plywood/solid wood class taught earlier in the day. These surfaces have similarities and differences, The class will breakdown each. Subjects covered will be substrate, building up the edge, joining sections, how to attach a solid top to allow for expansion and contraction, scribing to a wall, evenly rounding corners and more.
Tuition: $48

FREE OPEN WORKSHOP
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5 - 15
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper and ideas
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

Table Saw Setup & Techniques
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, April 08, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Learn the safest and most useful techniques of tablesaw setup and usage from a true woodworking master. Mike will teach you everything you need to know to safely and comfortably run your tablesaw with precise results. This is an excellent class for the beginner or person who just wants a good refresher on saw setup and functions.
Tuition: $65

Scroll Saw Bowls
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Sunday, April 09, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 10
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

A Taste of Bowl Turning
Instructor: Rick Angus
Class Times: Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Description: This is the perfect class for you to get a taste of bowl turning and see if you really like it. Students will be guided theough the fundamental cutting techniques using gouges and scrapers to create a smooth accurate surface. Students will learn how to mount the bowl blank to a faceplate, use a scroll chuck to remount and turn the rim and inside of the bowl, and then grip the bowl with a jam chuck to finish the foot. In the process students will develop an eye for making the shape desired as well as learn the skills to use the tools correctly with a smooth technique. All tools will be provided. The $95 includes all materials.
Tuition: $95

Build a Shaker End Table
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, April 16, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: hand plane and chisels
Description: This class will get you started making furniture. Two 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 a $25 materials fee included in the tuition. Includes lunch.
Tuition: $200

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses,
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, April 22, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: 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

Woodworking Fundamentals: Milling the lumber
Instructor: Tom Duram
Class Times: Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: Safety Glasses,
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

Decorative scrolling 101
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: safety glasses
Description: Learn the integral techniques of scroll-work including how to make clean straight cuts and how to cut smooth curves. As a hands on class, students will be guided through the process of making ornaments and puzzles.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Includes materials and lunch

FREE OPEN WORKSHOP
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5 - 15
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper and ideas
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

Turning Natural Edge Bowls
Instructor: Mike Souter
Class Times: Saturday, May 06, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 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. Donna 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.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Includes materials and lunch

Cabinet Making I: Carcass Construction
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, May 07, 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

Cutting Boards
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Hand Plane
Description: In this two Thursday night class, Make a classic cutting board for yourself or a loved one. Great gift idea! Leave with a finished product that you made by hand. All materials included.
Tuition: $70

Band Saw Techniques
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 10
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection & Notebook
Description: Michael will teach you all the tricks to get the most performance out of your band saw. He will cover alignment, tensioning techniques and common joinery cutting techniques. He will follow up with a demonstration on Cabriole, Queen Anne legs. Time permitting, each student may have the chance to cut out a leg.
Tuition: $65

Cabinetmaking II: Drawer making / Using a dovetail
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, May 14, 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

Cabinetmaking III: Raised Panel Doors
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, May 21, 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

Jointer & Thickness Planer Techniques
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection & Notebook
Description: This class will focus on the safety and setup of both the jointer and the planer. You will learn how a dial indicator is used in the setup of the planer as the knives will be changed during the class. Michael will teach you how to machine rough sawn lumber as well as dimensioned stock. Each student will participate in the demonstration to get a hands-on feel for both machines. In addition Michael will demonstrate how to make a tapered leg and a spring joint on the jointer.
Tuition: $65

Cabinet Making IV: Assembly
Instructor: Tony Bratton
Class Times: Sunday, May 28, 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

FREE OPEN WORKSHOP
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, June 01, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5 - 15
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper and ideas
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