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Build a Shaker End Table
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, October 22, 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

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

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Joe Russell
Class Times: Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 6
Description: This is the first of the series of Woodcraft University scroll saw classes. The class covers the history, types, set-up and proper operation of the scroll saw. The class is hands-on and the students will participate in several practice exercises during the evening. After completion of Scroll Saw 101 you will be ready for Scroll Saw 102 - 105, which are all project based and teach advanced scroll saw techniques.
Tuition: $79

Finishing 101: Basics of Finishing
Instructor: Dana Farmer
Class Times: Sunday, November 5, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Notepad and pen.
Description: Wood finishing for amateurs and small shop professionals can be done with very few tools and materials to achieve good results. Learn the basic steps to a fine finish on your special projects. Commonly used finishes will be discussed, including varnish, shellac, and oil. We will pay special attention to surface preparation and labor saving techniques. This is a great foundation course to advance your skills. Practice materials will be provided for a unique, hands on experience.
Tuition: $79

Turn for the Troops
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 100
Description: Come in and make a pen to give to an active member of the Armed Services. Show your appreciation and have fun doing it!
Tuition: $0
Tuition Notes: FREE

Fundamental Techniques in Bowl Turning
Instructor: Mike Souter
Class Times: Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4 - 6
Tools Required: Drill driver, bits, #10 screws, pilot drill bit
Description: A shallow (2") functional bowl from a plank of cherry is the perfect introduction to the fun of bowl turning. Students will be trained in fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques and developing an eye for making the shape desired. Using these techniques, turners cut wood efficiently and leave a smooth accurate surface on their work. We learn how to use the bevel gracefully to guide the knife edge along a smooth curve and why this technique allows such smooth tool control. Any surface imperfections are smoothed with a scraper. We sand to perfection and add a quick oil finish to bring out the luster of your work. We will mount a round section of a plank on a faceplate and turn the outside profile of the bowl and provide a spigot or recess on the bottom. Using a scroll chuck, we remount the blank on the spigot or in the recess and turn the rim and inside of the bowl. Lastly, we grip the bowl by the rim in a jam chuck and finish the foot. This fundamental technique can be used to turn bowls of many sizes and shapes.
Tuition: $99
Tuition Notes: includes materials

Christmas Craft Workshop
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 100
Tools Required: None
Description: Become inspired by our instructors demonstrating gift-making ideas for the holidays.
Tuition: $0
Tuition Notes: FREE

Sharpening For The Wood Turner
Instructor: Rick Angus
Class Times: Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Dull Turning Tools
Description: If your wood-turning 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. Rick 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: $89

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Sunday, November 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: $99
Tuition Notes: includes materials

DATE NIGHT: Turn a Bottle Stopper
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 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: Bring a partner and 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. 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 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: $79
Tuition Notes: couples

Acanthus Leaf Relief Carving
Instructor: Dana Farmer
Class Times: Sunday, December 3, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: See Store List
Description: The acanthus leaf has been used throughout the ages as both an architectural detail and as a furniture decoration. Dana will cover the basics of laying out a leaf, show his technique for clamping the work piece, demonstrate laying the field, explain design considerations as they relate to working with the tools you have and of course carving the acanthus. Please stop by and see the piece we will carve.
Tuition: $85

FREE OPEN WORKSHOP
Instructor: Michael Wheeler
Class Times: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6 - 20
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

Sharpening Bench Tools
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: Your Old Bench Tools
Description: Edward will lead you through the process of sharpening your hand tools. Find out the various techniques available to you and learn how Edward 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: $75

Band Saw Boxes
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, hearing protection
Description: This is a lot of fun. Making boxes on the bandsaw can be an easy way to create truly unique jewelry boxes. We have some samples of boxes on display in the store, stop in and see what you can make!
Tuition: $85

The Art Of Pen Turning
Instructor: Ronald Blais
Class Times: Sunday, January 14, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, hearing protection
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: Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 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

Repairing Dents and Dings in your Furniture
Instructor: Edward McCormack
Class Times: Sunday, January 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: Pencil, Paper
Description: Learn to asses the degree of damage then learn how to repair the dings and dents in your furniture, using Burn in tools, two part epoxy and fill sticks. Tools will also be available for purchase at a discounted price for students.
Tuition: $75

Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Monday, February 5, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, February 12, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, February 19, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, February 26, 2018 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