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Making Panel Doors
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Friday, September 04, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, hearing protection Notebook & Pen Or Pencil
Description: Bob will instruct students on router techniques necessary to make either a flat or raised panel door. Students will use this information to construct their own sample door (pre-determined size by instructor). They can then take this new found knowledge with them to create doors for any size cabinet. Material fee to be paid to instructor at time of class.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: material fee $15.00

Hand Tool Tune-Up
Instructor: Trevor Smith
Class Times: Friday, September 11, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 15
Tools Required: Notebook & Pencil
Description: Welcome to the world of hand tools, a must for furniture makers. Learn to tune-up hand planes, chisels and scrapers. We will discuss the differences between Western and Japanese style hand tools and their uses. Be prepared to give up some of those power tools and switch over to your hand tools, where you become one with wood.
Tuition: $75

Intro To Relief Carving
Instructor: Beth Bryan
Class Times: Monday, September 14, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: #3 gouge, a veiner. a V-tool, a bench knife or #1 gouge (FR#310), & depth/angle checker, (glove optional)
Description: Students will learn basics needed to begin a relief carving. They will carve a simple relief project while being instructed in such topics as wood grain, holding of the wood, tools, layout and transfer of the pattern. Wood and pattern included in the class fee
Tuition: $55

Turning Between Centers (Spindle Turning)
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Thursday, September 17, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Notebook, Pencil, Face Shield or safety glasses mandatory & Turning Tools
Description: This class is strictly for BEGINNERS. Jim will cover turning fundamentals such as safety, tool selection, turning between centers and some sharpening tips. You won't leave with a completed project, but we will make a lot of chips, have some fun and you will leave with the confidence to begin using your newly found skills to create spindles, lamps, etc.
Tuition: $70

Table-saw 101, Basic Tablesaw Skills
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil, safety glasses and dust mask
Description: Learn the basics of the most useful machine in your shop, the table-saw. We will cover the selection of the table-saw blades and accessories. Also, covered will be tune-up and maintenance of the table-saw. The basic safety rules will be covered and stressed. Using square stock, instructor will demonstrate the safe way to complete the eight basic cuts, which are the basis for about 98% of table-saw operations. Each student will have an opportunity to practice the 8 basic cuts in class. Material fee to be paid to instructor at the time of class.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: material fee $10.00

Turn a Duck Call
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: assorted turning tools, face shield or safety glasses w/side shields, paper and pencil
Description: Learn the techniques to make a personalized Duck Call for either yourself or a hunting buddy. Materials for one call plus the bushings are included in the cost of the class. Each student will leave with a completed call and the knowledge to make more at home.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: bushings

Hand Cut Thru Dovetails
Instructor: Trevor Smith
Class Times: Friday, September 25, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: Chisels, Square, Dovetail Saw, Mallet, Marking Gauge, Exacto Blade & Pencil (Fret Saw Optional)
Description: This class will demystify one of fine woodworking's most useful joints. First we'll tackle the through dovetail joints, the mark of a true woodworker. Then, we'll delve into the half blind dovetail, used in drawers and carcass work that will last the ages. We will look into the proper use of the joints from a design perspective, as well as the tools and techniques to ensure success. All participants will leave with a new level of confidence. Class may run longer depending on participation and student interaction.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: materials included

Intro To Woodworking For Men & Women
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Pencil, Notebook, Apron & Safety Glasses (Hearing Protection & Dust Mask Optional)
Description: This class is for all of you who always wanted to do woodworking but didn't have someone to show you or the chance to try. Students will learn basic woodworking techniques using the table saw, jointer, planer, bandsaw, miter saw, router, and router table. Each student will leave this class feeling confident to start woodworking at home. Class might go longer depending on participation and student interaction.
Tuition: $100

Basic Wood Finishing
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Monday, September 28, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil, safety glasses, dust mask (optional: shop apron, smoothing plane, scraper, sanding block)
Description: Learn the basics of wood finishing. This course will cover surface preparation, sealers and top coats. Each student will prepare wood samples using scrapers, sanders and sand-paper. Each student will then apply finish to each piece using various home-shop friendly hand-applied finishes. Material fee to be paid to instructor at time of class.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: material fee of $12.00

Table-saw 201,Joinery on the Table Saw
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil and safety glasses
Description: In this follow-up course to table-saw 101, we will begin to put the eight basic cuts to work. Demonstration and practice making rabbits, lap joints, dados and tenons. Selection and set-up of dados blades will be discussed. Material fee to be paid to instructor at the time of class.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: material fee $10.00

Coloring Wood
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil,safety glasses,shop apron or smock, latex, or vinyl gloves.
Description: Are you intimidated by the many choices available when you want to add color to your woodworking projects? Then this course is for you. Explore the different types of stains, dyes, toners and glazes. Students will prepare a stain color wheel,to learn basic color theory and color matching; also, students will prepare a stain sample board, with the basic woodtone colors, to help achieve bold results.
Tuition: $55

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Beth Bryan
Class Times: Monday, October 12, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: Notebook, Pencil, Apron & Safety Glasses
Description: This class is for anyone wanting to start scrolling. The instructor will explain history, techniques, tensions and blades. Each student will do some practice cuts and then work on a small project to take home. After learning the basics and practicing, the possibilities are endless for other projects.
Tuition: $55

Router 101
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil and safety glasses.
Description: This class covers basic router operations including router types, maintenance of router bits, and the various types of router bits and accessories. Each student will have the opportunity to practice edge routing, flush trimming, rabbiting and dadoing with the router.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: material fee $10.00

Router 201
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil and safety glasses
Description: This class will cover the different types of router tables and fences available. We will, also, cover when to use a router table versus handheld operations, as well as, the bits that only should be used in a router table. Each student will have the opportunity to practice edge routing, pattern routing, and making a simple molding on a router table. Each student will leave with plans for the jigs demonstrated in class.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: material fee $10.00

Woodburning Basics
Instructor: Beth Bryan
Class Times: Monday, November 09, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Electric Woodburner With Assorted Tips, Pencil & Paper
Description: Learn basic woodburning techniques: preparing wood, design layout, shading and finishing. You will complete a small design in class.
Tuition: $55

Table-saw 101, Basic Tablesaw Skills
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil, safety glasses and dust mask
Description: Learn the basics of the most useful machine in your shop, the table-saw. We will cover the selection of the table-saw blades and accessories. Also, covered will be tune-up and maintenance of the table-saw. The basic safety rules will be covered and stressed. Using square stock, instructor will demonstrate the safe way to complete the eight basic cuts, which are the basis for about 98% of table-saw operations. Each student will have an opportunity to practice the 8 basic cuts in class. Material fee to be paid to instructor at the time of class.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: material fee $10.00

Basic Furniture Restoration & Refinishing
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil,safety glasses, nitrile gloves, organic vapor respirator (optional)
Description: Learn the basics of furniture restoration. This course will cover cleaning of wood pieces, demonstration of re-amalgamation lacquer finishes; demonstration of stripper use; demonstration and practice using epoxy patch filler and in-painting on a finished piece. If you have a trouble- some small piece of furniture, bring it for class discussion and practice.
Tuition: $60

Table-saw 201,Joinery on the Table Saw
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil and safety glasses
Description: In this follow-up course to table-saw 101, we will begin to put the eight basic cuts to work. Demonstration and practice making rabbits, lap joints, dados and tenons. Selection and set-up of dados blades will be discussed. Material fee to be paid to instructor at the time of class.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: material fee $10.00

Turning a Pepper Mill
Instructor: Trevor Smith
Class Times: Saturday, November 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: safety glasses or face shield (recommended), spindle turning tools, spindle gouge, parting tool, or Easy Wood tool
Description: This class will take students through the steps to making a custom pepper mill. We will start with a discussion of functional design ideas for pepper mills. Trevor will introduce the various cutting tools that are used to make a pepper mill. The chucking methods required to make a pepper mill will also be addressed and practiced. Materials needed, a pre-drilled blank for a 10" mill (3"x3"x11.75") and a pepper mill grinding mechanism (available at Woodcraft).
Tuition: $125

Making Panel Doors
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Friday, December 11, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, hearing protection Notebook & Pen Or Pencil
Description: Bob will instruct students on router techniques necessary to make either a flat or raised panel door. Students will use this information to construct their own sample door (pre-determined size by instructor). They can then take this new found knowledge with them to create doors for any size cabinet. Material fee to be paid to instructor at time of class.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: material fee $15.00

Intro To Relief Carving
Instructor: Beth Bryan
Class Times: Monday, December 14, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: #3 gouge, a veiner. a V-tool, a bench knife or #1 gouge (FR#310), & depth/angle checker, (glove optional)
Description: Students will learn basics needed to begin a relief carving. They will carve a simple relief project while being instructed in such topics as wood grain, holding of the wood, tools, layout and transfer of the pattern. Wood and pattern included in the class fee
Tuition: $55

Basic Wood Finishing
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil, safety glasses, dust mask (optional: shop apron, smoothing plane, scraper, sanding block)
Description: Learn the basics of wood finishing. This course will cover surface preparation, sealers and top coats. Each student will prepare wood samples using scrapers, sanders and sand-paper. Each student will then apply finish to each piece using various home-shop friendly hand-applied finishes. Material fee to be paid to instructor at time of class.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: material fee of $12.00

Acrylic Bullet Pen
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses/Shield and Turning Tools ( instructor has some tools available for sharing)
Description: Learn how to turn the exciting Bullet Pen from Woodcraft. This new style pen is sure to be a hot item as a gift for friends and family. All students will leave the class with a completed pen.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: bullet bushings included in class cost

Intro To Woodworking For Men & Women
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Saturday, December 19, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Pencil, Notebook, Apron & Safety Glasses with side shields a MUST, (Hearing Protection & Dust Mask Optional)
Description: This class is for all of you who always wanted to do woodworking but didn't have someone to show you or the chance to try. Students will learn basic woodworking techniques using the table saw, jointer, planer, bandsaw, miter saw, router, and router table. Each student will leave this class feeling confident to start woodworking at home. Class might go longer depending on participation and student interaction.
Tuition: $100