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Woodburning Basics
Instructor: Beth Bryan
Class Times: Monday, April 13, 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

Intro to Faux Finishing Wood
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil or pen, safety glasses, (optional graining comb or graining tool.2
Description: This class covers basic of Faux Finishing,from surface preparation, material selection, tools and application methods. Each student will have the opportunity to produce 4 practice panels during this class session.
Tuition: $55

Hand Cut Dovetails/Half Blind
Instructor: Trevor Smith
Class Times: Friday, April 17, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: Chisels, Square, Dovetail Saw, Mallet, Exacto Blade, Sliding Bevel Guage & Pencil (Fret Saw Optional)
Description: This class will demystify one of fine woodworking's most useful joints. 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: $70
Tuition Notes: materials included

Table-saw 101, Basic Tablesaw Skills
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Monday, April 20, 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

Turning Between Centers (Spindle Turning)
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Thursday, April 23, 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

Basic Wood Finishing
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Friday, April 24, 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

Intro To Woodworking For Men & Women
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Sunday, April 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

Table-saw 201,Joinery on the Table Saw
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Monday, April 27, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil, safety glasses and dust mask
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

Introduction to Modular Cabinet Construction
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Saturday, May 02, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: notebook, pencil, safety glasses,36" shop ruler and square, phillips screwdriver, Kreg jig, power drill, dust mask
Description: Learn the basics of building cabinets. This course will cover joinery and construction techniques for basic kitchen and bath cabinets. Basic drawer building and door fitting will also be discussed. Each student will complete a simple cabinet during the class.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: $40 material fee to instructor at the time of class

Jointer & Planer Techniques
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil, safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask
Description: This class will cover selection & set-up of the planer, explanation followed by demonstration of milling stock four square using the FEE method. The class will, also, cover squaring stock wider than jointer & tapering
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: $5.00 material fee to the instructor at time of class

Making Panel Doors
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Friday, May 08, 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

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Beth Bryan
Class Times: Monday, May 11, 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

Turning Between Centers Using A Skew
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Thursday, May 14, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Face Shield/Safety Glasses, A Woodturning Skew Chisel
Description: The skew is the most difficult tool to master, but is also one of the most useful and cleanest cutting. Jim will teach you how to use the skew, including paring and pommeling cuts, and will also discuss sharpening the skew.
Tuition: $75

Turning Between Centers Using A Skew
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Thursday, May 14, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Face Shield/Safety Glasses, A Woodturning Skew Chisel
Description: The skew is the most difficult tool to master, but is also one of the most useful and cleanest cutting. Jim will teach you how to use the skew, including paring and pommeling cuts, and will also discuss sharpening the skew.
Tuition: $75

Router 101
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil, safety glasses hearing protection and dust mask.
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

Intro To Woodworking For Men & Women
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Sunday, May 24, 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

Router 201
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: notebook, pencil, safety glasses, hearing protection and dust mask
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

Basic Furniture Restoration & Refinishing
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Friday, May 29, 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

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Beth Bryan
Class Times: Monday, June 08, 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

Lathe Tool Sharpening with the Wolverine Grinding Jig
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Thursday, June 18, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: safety glasses and some dull lathe tools
Description: Learn how to sharpen all your standard lathe tools using a slow speed grinder and the Wolverine Grinding System. Jim will show you how to use the system to sharpen roughing and spindle gouges, scrapers, bowl gouges (including fingernail gouges), and skews. If time allows, you'll leave the class with sharp tools and the ability to do it yourself.
Tuition: $55

Intro To Woodworking For Men & Women
Instructor: Jim Bryan
Class Times: Sunday, June 28, 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