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Router 101
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 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

Coloring Wood
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 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

Hand Tool Tune-Up
Instructor: Trevor Smith
Class Times: Friday, February 19, 2016 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

Router 201
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 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

Hand Cut Dovetails/Half Blind
Instructor: Trevor Smith
Class Times: Friday, February 26, 2016 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: $75
Tuition Notes: materials included

Jointer & Planer Techniques
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 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, March 11, 2016 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

Turning a Pepper Mill
Instructor: Trevor Smith
Class Times: Saturday, March 12, 2016 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

Router 101
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 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

Hand Tool Tune-Up
Instructor: Trevor Smith
Class Times: Friday, March 18, 2016 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

Router 201
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 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

Basic Furniture Restoration & Refinishing
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 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

Introduction to Modular Cabinet Construction
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Sunday, April 10, 2016 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

Table-saw 101, Basic Tablesaw Skills
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 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 Wood Finishing
Instructor: Bob McGarry
Class Times: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 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: Saturday, April 23, 2016 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: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 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