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Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: Band saws are a very versatile tool, but they need to be tuned and maintained properly for optimal performance. Learn the techniques and skills to adjust your band saw and keep it performing to its potential. The class will cover blade selection, wheel alignment and adjustment, blade guides, table adjustment and other tricks to achieve top performance. You will leave the class with the knowledge to have your band saw performing tasks from sawing your own lumber to perfect circles and veneer reliably and easily.
Tuition: $75

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: When setting up a new workshop, the first big purchase for most people is a Tablesaw. There are 3 different categories of saws, beginning with the benchtop, contractor and the full size cabinet saw. With its flat, circular spinning blade, the tablesaw can make all sorts of cuts, among them grooves, dadoes, rabbets, ripcuts, crosscuts and a variety of other woodworking joints. A tablesaw is usually only as good as the fence system it employs as well as an accurate miter gauge. As most everyone knows, safety is a prime concern when using power equipment, especially tablesaws. SAWSTOP has taken some of the guesswork out of that arena but it still needs to be a focus of tablesaw education. Come join in as we take you through the in's and out's of this hardworking tool and show you how you can learn to use this investment in time and money to build some beautiful projects.
Tuition: $75

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: You've just purchased a router and some bits. It's a versatile machine that can be used in a vast assortment of woodworking operations. Before you plunge into router woodworking, come join Ron in learning the basics you should know that will make your endeavors safer, easier and altogether more satisfying. We'll differentiate between fixed and plunge base routers, motor size, collet size and simplify the types of routers. In this "hands on" class there will be exercises using a few of the most common bits such as a round over, edge forming, straight cutting and even a dado. The router table will be used and there will be discussion of the differences between hand-held and table operations. Care and maintenance of routers will be covered. Bring any and all questions as well as your router to the class. Join in the fun and begin your router adventure.
Tuition: $75

Build Your TEXAS Star
Instructor: Pete O'Rourke
Class Times: Friday, September 30, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, October 01, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, October 02, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Provided
Description: Join Pete as he walks you through the steps to make your own three dimensional Texas Star. In this class you will create your rustic Star using a Table saw, Sliding Miter saw, Router and Router table to complete multiple compound miter cuts. A Biscuit joiner and Brad nailer will be used to assemble approximately 20 pieces of wood. The Star will have two levels. The center Star will be made out of Texas Mesquite and the second level border is your choice of either Ambrosia Maple or rough sawn cedar (fence pickets will work) for a very rustic look. Due to the complexity and time constraints of this project, Pete (instructor) will complete all possible prep work prior to class. Students will be responsible for completing any staining and finishing at home. This is a popular offering at Woodcraft so sign up early to ensure your reservation.
Tuition: $400
Tuition Notes: $325 + $75 Materials Fee

Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, October 03, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Bring any tool you might want sharpened.
Description: Sharp tools are the keystone to a fine tuned shop. Chisels, knives, lathe tools and various items around the shop are instrumental in getting the most out of your woodworking skills. Join us as we show you the "rules" of sharpening all your essential woodworking tools.
Tuition: $60

Intro To Handplanes
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Description: You will learn to use a range of handplanes to complement and enhance your skills. This class will focus on selection, set up, sharpening and usage of planes. You will use a variety of vintage and new handplanes. This course is for those new to handplanes or those wanting to get more from their own planes. Curtis conducts demonstrations for Lie-Nielsen nationally.
Tuition: $85

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Have you ever wanted to make something yourself but you just didn't know what?! Join us in our wooden pen turning class and learn the basics of pen making; wood selection, turning blanks, choosing a pen kit and producing a pen that will last for years. Great gift idea!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75+$15 Materials Fee

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools are provided but you can also bring your own.
Description: The thrill of creating something useful and beautiful with your own hands, not to mention the variety of materials available, expands the horizon of pen making and is limited only by your imagination. Did you know that stunning pens can be turned in everything from wood to acrylics? Acrylics can be a little more tedious but the end product is as beautiful as wood in it's own way. Join Chris as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75+$15 Materials Fee

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, October 07, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, October 08, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Sunday, October 09, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Woodworking Basics For Women
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Monday, October 10, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: Ladies to the front of the line. Here's your chance to show everyone that woodworking is universal and can be fun and educational as well. Learn the basics of woodworking in this women-only class! You will make a laminated cutting board and while your at it be introduced to the woodshop using many different hand and power tools. The emphasis will be on safety and on becoming comfortable using power tools. Come join Ron as he shows you that women can be great woodworkers too!
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Lecture Series - Shop Layout and Planning
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: You have this itch to work with your hands. You just retired and are ready to dive headfirst into your long awaited hobby. Once you buy the first tool, the process begins of organizing, reorganizing and adding more and more tools to the mix. So where do you start? Shop Planning and Layout are two of the most important issues to consider but in most cases put on the back burner until your makeshift shop becomes gridlock. In another one of our classes in the lecture series we help you ask the questions and then provide you with some viable answers. What are things to consider when planning, building or remodeling for a home woodworking space? We will cover topics ranging from layout, materials, material flow, safety, future expansion, electrical, plumbing, windows, insulation, security, site location/selection and HVAC as well as dust extraction/collection. Even with limited space or shared space in the garage, how can I make it more efficient? Is my woodworking limited due to space? This discussion focused class will give insight and perspective when planning your new adventure. Save yourself TIME and MONEY by doing your homework before you begin building or expanding your shop idea.
Tuition: $60

Spoon Carving 101
Instructor: Kat Heitman
Class Times: Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Feel free and encouraged to bring your own whittling knife and/or any carving chisels you have. Carving tools provided during class for all participants.
Description: Kat Heitman holds a degree in historical wood carving from City and Guilds of London Art School. Lauren Reyes attended California College of Art as a major in Wood Furniture. Kat and Lauren invite you to learn the art of carving a beautiful maple wood spoon. With over 15 years teaching experience between them, they will guide you through the steps of design, cutting on the bandsaw, and hand carving your spoon. This is a great class if you are just starting out in woodworking or if you want to add woodcarving to your repertoire. All skill levels welcome. It will be our pleasure and honor to see you in the class.
Tuition: $110

Build a Trick Box
Instructor: Reuben Martin
Class Times: Sunday, October 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All necessary tools will be provided.
Description: Think outside of the box if you want to get inside this one! Come create a beautiful box with no apparent entry. The trick of opening it lies in a series of moving parts. Once you know the way in, frustrate your friends with this fun mind puzzle. We will use a table saw, router, miter saw, band saw, and drill press during this project and beginners are welcome. Learn to make a dado/rabbet joint as well as the tongue and groove, two classic woodworking joinery methods. Comprised of walnut and ambrosia maple, your trick box will decorate any room, hold memorable items, and be a conversation starter for sure. This would be a great father and son project and makes a wonderful gift and heirloom. This is a popular class so be sure sign up and reserve your spot early!
Tuition: $160

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Monday, October 17, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: Join Joe as he walks you through the joyful art of figure carving. This skill is a great one to get under your belt so as to start applying it to your other woodworking projects! In this class, Joe will walk you through the process of creating a great looking boot.
Tuition: $85

Making A Briar Pipe
Instructor: Casey Creamer
Class Times: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: File Set, Carving Knife, Carving Safety Glove
Description: Learn how to take a briar pipe kit and turn it into a beautiful, classic pipe. In this class you will take a pipe kit and learn to drill and shape briar. Each student will walk away with a pipe and the knowledge to make one in the future.
Tuition: $200

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Daniel McNeill
Class Times: Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Have you ever wanted to do some woodworking but were hesitant to start because it seemed out of reach? Scroll sawing is a woodworking technique that is easy to learn and doesn't involve very many tools. Sign up today and learn the basics of scroll sawing as well as safety, blade types, uses and basic scroll saw operation. You might discover the woodworker in you!
Tuition: $85

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, October 21, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Router Magic
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All Provided.
Description: The basic Router is an extremely simple piece of equipment. It has 3 main parts, the Motor, the Collet and the Base. What makes a Router special is the ability to change it's cutter to allow the user to make all kinds of different shapes and profiles. In this class, Jerry will take you from the basics of a Router right on through to the design of various cutters. The first half of the class will involve learning about this versatile tool, it's primary function in your Woodshop, planning and setup, wood preparation and project design. The second half of the class you will take what you've learned and create a unique box project that will be constructed using nothing other than this magnificent little tool.. Come join in the fun and create a cool box and create the magic for yourself!
Tuition: $125

Hand Tools 101
Instructor: Todd Wood
Class Times: Sunday, October 23, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: None
Description: The sound of a sharp handplane slicing thin shavings off a piece of wood is both a reassuring and satisfying experience in contrast to the sometimes harsh sounds of the modern woodworking shop. It is also a link to the craftsmanship of the past. Join Hand Tools 101 as we learn the basics of hand tool use, measuring and marking, fundamental principles of edge joining, and gluing and clamping. You will use bench and block planes, as well as, some specialty planes like the scrub plane, drawknife, spoke shave and molding planes. The bowsaw, coping saw and carving tools will also be previewed and used during class. So, come on down for a great learning experience and have fun in the process!
Tuition: $100

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, October 24, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: Band saws are a very versatile tool, but they need to be tuned and maintained properly for optimal performance. Learn the techniques and skills to adjust your band saw and keep it performing to its potential. The class will cover blade selection, wheel alignment and adjustment, blade guides, table adjustment and other tricks to achieve top performance. You will leave the class with the knowledge to have your band saw performing tasks from sawing your own lumber to perfect circles and veneer reliably and easily.
Tuition: $75

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: When setting up a new workshop, the first big purchase for most people is a Tablesaw. There are 3 different categories of saws, beginning with the benchtop, contractor and the full size cabinet saw. With its flat, circular spinning blade, the tablesaw can make all sorts of cuts, among them grooves, dadoes, rabbets, ripcuts, crosscuts and a variety of other woodworking joints. A tablesaw is usually only as good as the fence system it employs as well as an accurate miter gauge. As most everyone knows, safety is a prime concern when using power equipment, especially tablesaws. SAWSTOP has taken some of the guesswork out of that arena but it still needs to be a focus of tablesaw education. Come join in as we take you through the in's and out's of this hardworking tool and show you how you can learn to use this investment in time and money to build some beautiful projects.
Tuition: $75

Spray your Finish!
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All are provided.
Description: Advancement in technology has moved spraying finishes to the forefront of the finishing arena. Finishes and the tools that are now available can give superior results to any small shop woodworker. HVLP Spray equipment and vastly improved waterborne materials are game changers in the finishing arena. Spraying can be done safely by following the basics, choosing the right equipment, troubleshooting and solving any problems that may crop up. In this class you will learn all the techniques needed to give you a quick grasp of spraying your finish!
Tuition: $75

Prep Your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: You're cleaning out your garage or just tidying up your workshop and happened across that long abandoned woodworking project that you said you get back to.... right after you finished your routine home repairs. Or maybe you have decided to embark on your new Woodworking hobby. Whatever the case you'll need to dust off your skills in wood prep as well as marking and measuring. Most woodworking projects begin with careful consideration of wood preparation. Jointing, planing and dimensioning those rough cut boards is where it all starts. From there you need to mobilize your measuring skills otherwise known as LAYOUT. Layout tools consist of rules, tapes, squares, dividers and marking knives to name a few. Come join us as we take you from dreaming about sawdust to measuring and marking your way to the satisfaction of seeing your project complete.
Tuition: $75

Turning a Pepper Mill
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: You may bring your own turning tools, Mark them clearly
Description: Now is your chance to create a wonderful addition to your kitchen collection. Nothing beats freshly ground pepper on a steak or salad. Also, a beautifully turned pepper mill is sure to impress your dinner guests. Join Paul as he walks you through the process, you'll be glad you did!
Tuition: $135

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, November 04, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, November 05, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 10
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Sunday, November 06, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 10
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Monday, November 07, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: Join Joe as he walks you through the joyful art of figure carving. This skill is a great one to get under your belt so as to start applying it to your other woodworking projects! In this class, Joe will walk you through the process of creating a great looking boot.
Tuition: $60

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Reuben Martin
Class Times: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools are provided.
Description: From cutting and marking in the shop, to hunting and camping, to preparing a simple meal, a good knife is indispensable. Create a custom knife you will be proud to show and use for a lifetime, or give as an impressive gift. We will use a Japanese made kit that you can make a high-quality knife from without the metal working tools or expertise required to make the blade. This 8-1/4" overall length blade features a slightly dropped point. The knife is made from 5/32" thick 6A high carbon stainless steel for edge retention. It has a 3-5/8" blade section which is hollow ground and highly polished. Shape, mount and finish your custom handles for a truly one-of-a-kind, high-quality knife.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: $95 + $15 Materials Fee

Cutting & Applying Crown Molding
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: You will learn how to properly cut your crown molding to make it fit in your application. Our instructor will teach you how to use a miter saw to make precise cuts and then to install your new crown molding. This project can be difficult, as there are often gaps in your work. With the instruction of our expert teacher, you will learn the tricks of the trade to make it fit the first time.
Tuition: $60

Cabinet Making
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Friday, November 11, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, November 12, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tape Measure, Cordless Drill, 6" #2 Square Drive Bit
Description: Sometime during everyone's woodworking life you will either have a request or your own personal need to build a cabinet. It's rare to find a seasoned woodworker who hasn't built a cabinet. Join Ron as he shows you how to take some plywood, hardwood and a couple of hardware pieces and turn it into a functional, stylish addition to your home or office. From selecting materials, planning a cut list, construction and assembly, Ron will walk you through all facets of cabinetmaking. He'll show you how to make the case from plywood,the face frame with hardwood using pocket holes, a dovetailed drawer using a Porter Cable dove tail jig and a raised panel door. You'll learn to fit the drawer with soft close drawer slides and to fit the door using European style hinges. Be prepared to transport a cabinet that is 22 inches wide, 24 inches deep and 35 inches tall home with you. Now's your chance to add cabinets to your woodworking arsenal. This is one of our most popular classes so sign up early!
Tuition: $395

Picture Framing Fundamentals
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, November 14, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Picture framing consists of a set of easy to learn skills...measuring, cutting mats, choosing and constructing frames, and then seeing it all come together to protect your photographs, paintings and prints. These skills are easy to learn and they don't require a lot of expensive equipment or a large workshop. Come join us and learn the endless possibilities of picture framing. Just one more thing, if you have a 8x10 picture that you would like to frame, BRING IT!
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools are provided but you can also bring your own.
Description: The thrill of creating something useful and beautiful with your own hands, not to mention the variety of materials available, expands the horizon of pen making and is limited only by your imagination. Did you know that stunning pens can be turned in everything from wood to acrylics? Acrylics can be a little more tedious but the end product is as beautiful as wood in it's own way. Join Chris as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Have you ever wanted to make something yourself but you just didn't know what?! Join us in our wooden pen turning class and learn the basics of pen making; wood selection, turning blanks, choosing a pen kit and producing a pen that will last for years. Great gift idea!
Tuition: $90

Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Bring any tool you might want sharpened.
Description: Sharp tools are the keystone to a fine tuned shop. Chisels, knives, lathe tools and various items around the shop are instrumental in getting the most out of your woodworking skills. Join us as we show you the "rules" of sharpening all your essential woodworking tools.
Tuition: $60

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, November 18, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Build Your Own Electric Guitar
Instructor: William Haines
Class Times: Friday, November 18, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools will be provided
Description: Austin is the "Live Music Capital of the World". What better way to join this scene than with your own hand-built Guitar? Join Sammy as he breaks down the seemingly complicated process into managable steps that will allow you to walk away with an instrument made by your own hands! Now that's something to brag about in THIS CITY!!!
Tuition: $300

Make a Clamshell Box
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Monday, November 21, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Join Rick and make this wonderful project which includes bandsaw techniques, along with basic table saw and router use. This project makes use of small blanks of wood and makes a great gift. Students will leave with a box ready to apply the finish of their choice. Finishing will be discussed.
Tuition: $175

Hand-Cut Dovetails
Instructor: James Oliver
Class Times: Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Dovetail Saw & Bevel Edge Chisel If You Have Them
Description: Learn to hand cut dovetails! You will learn to make through dovetail joints for beautiful joinery on boxes, drawers and other projects. Hand dovetailing is primarily a sawn procedure. The first half will discuss the various saw types used in dovetailing and cover proper sawing techniques including some directed practice methods. The second half will cover through-dovetail layout techniques and cutting procedures.
Tuition: $125

Mastering Dovetail Jigs
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools provided.
Description: Get the most from your router by adding a Dovetail Jig when joining your work. In this class, Jerry will guide you through setting up and using both the Leigh and Porter Cable dovetail jigs. From drawers to jewelry boxes, dovetails are a simple way to make strong and beautiful corners. Learn the techniques of dovetails without all the hand-cut dovetail detailing work.
Tuition: $100

Finish the Job - Selecting the right finish
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Monday, November 28, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: If Applicable, Bring An Item You Want To Refinish
Description: Oil based, water based, tung oil, linseed oil, shellac, varnish…the list goes on and on! It’s easy to see why finishing can get a little intimidating. Well, it’s time to take the mystery out of finishing! Want to know how to get the water ring removed from the table? Have a scratch that needs to disappear? Which woods are prone to blotching and how do you prevent it? Understanding the various finishes available will help you to solve all sorts of woodworking challenges and protect your handmade treasure for generations to come. This hands on class will turn you into a finishing expert ready to tackle that next project. From surface preparation to finish selection to application, this class will walk you through the process, leaving you with the confidence to refinish your kitchen cabinets, upcycle that unique project or correctly finish that project you have invested so much time and energy in. Be sure to come with any questions you might have.
Tuition: $75

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools will be provided.
Description: This is a hands on class that will introduce you to the basics of woodturning. The focus will be on how to safely use a lathe while having fun. You will learn how secure stock to the lathe as well as the basic parts of the lathe. Curtis will teach you how to use spindle gouges, scrapers, bowl gouges, parting tools, chucks and more. Basic Tool Sharpening will also be introduced. Come join Curtis and have some fun on the Lathe!
Tuition: $100

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: Band saws are a very versatile tool, but they need to be tuned and maintained properly for optimal performance. Learn the techniques and skills to adjust your band saw and keep it performing to its potential. The class will cover blade selection, wheel alignment and adjustment, blade guides, table adjustment and other tricks to achieve top performance. You will leave the class with the knowledge to have your band saw performing tasks from sawing your own lumber to perfect circles and veneer reliably and easily.
Tuition: $75

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, December 02, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, December 03, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 10
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Sunday, December 04, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 10
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Turning an Acorn Ornament
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Monday, December 05, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: bring tools if you would like. label CLEARLY
Description: Join Rick as he shows you how to turn a one of a kind acorn Ornament. This is a great decoration for your home and yard.
Tuition: $75

Reproduction Lantern
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All materials will be supplied
Description: Needing to add a little ambiance? Look no further than this old fashion lantern. Whether used in the house, on the porch, or at your next camp out, this lantern will be the perfect addition. It’s a joy to light, but an even greater joy to build. Basic enough for a beginning woodworker, but enough setup to challenge one with a bit of experience. Join us to build this beautiful project and have a wonderful, handmade lantern that will bring joy for years.
Tuition: $125

Intro To Handplanes
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Description: You will learn to use a range of handplanes to complement and enhance your skills. This class will focus on selection, set up, sharpening and usage of planes. You will use a variety of vintage and new handplanes. This course is for those new to handplanes or those wanting to get more from their own planes. Curtis conducts demonstrations for Lie-Nielsen nationally.
Tuition: $85

Candle Box
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Make an attractive and useful pair of candle/trinket boxes with sliding lids. You'll make two sizes using various woodshop machines and tools. The first box will finish at about a foot long by 5" square. The second box will measure about 8" by 3" square. You may select to use one or two types of wood from maple, walnut, mahogany, or cherry.
Tuition: $125

Garden Bench
Instructor: Reuben Martin
Class Times: Friday, December 09, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: The backless bench is a great looking piece that will look great both indoors or out! The class will be a hands-on learning experience using nearly all the tools in the shop: table saw, planer jointer, drill press and sander. For the final joinery, you will use one of the newest tools on the market, the festool domino! This is a wonderful skill to acquire to create strong, beautiful joints in no time flat. Come prepared to have fun, learn and create something beautiful!
Tuition: $300

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Monday, December 12, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: Join Joe as he walks you through the joyful art of figure carving. This skill is a great one to get under your belt so as to start applying it to your other woodworking projects! In this class, Joe will walk you through the process of creating a great looking boot.
Tuition: $85

Lecture Series - Shop Layout and Planning
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: You have this itch to work with your hands. You just retired and are ready to dive headfirst into your long awaited hobby. Once you buy the first tool, the process begins of organizing, reorganizing and adding more and more tools to the mix. So where do you start? Shop Planning and Layout are two of the most important issues to consider but in most cases put on the back burner until your makeshift shop becomes gridlock. In another one of our classes in the lecture series we help you ask the questions and then provide you with some viable answers. What are things to consider when planning, building or remodeling for a home woodworking space? We will cover topics ranging from layout, materials, material flow, safety, future expansion, electrical, plumbing, windows, insulation, security, site location/selection and HVAC as well as dust extraction/collection. Even with limited space or shared space in the garage, how can I make it more efficient? Is my woodworking limited due to space? This discussion focused class will give insight and perspective when planning your new adventure. Save yourself TIME and MONEY by doing your homework before you begin building or expanding your shop idea.
Tuition: $60

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Daniel McNeill
Class Times: Thursday, December 15, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Have you ever wanted to do some woodworking but were hesitant to start because it seemed out of reach? Scroll sawing is a woodworking technique that is easy to learn and doesn't involve very many tools. Sign up today and learn the basics of scroll sawing as well as safety, blade types, uses and basic scroll saw operation. You might discover the woodworker in you!
Tuition: $85

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, December 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

The "Rolling Arm" (Bent Lamination) Savannah Chair
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, December 16, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools provided.
Description: The most important criterion for an indoor/outdoor chair is that it be comfortable for relaxing, reading and conversing in a study or garden setting. We decided to take a chair that is well known for comfort, relaxation and traditional adirondack design and get outside the box. Our creation is a version that is easier to get in and out of. To add some character we put some playful curves and "Rolled" the arms to increase the comfort. A similar version of this chair can be seen in the April issue of Fine Woodworking magazine appropriately called "Adirondack with a Twist." The back of our chair will be a bit taller and to make the chair easier to get out of the seat will also be higher. The wide curved arms make a fantastic visual statement as well as provide structural integrity. They are made from eight, 1/8" thick laminations and this adds the final touches to a uniquely elegant chair.
Tuition: $375

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Reuben Martin
Class Times: Monday, December 19, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All tools are provided.
Description: From cutting and marking in the shop, to hunting and camping, to preparing a simple meal, a good knife is indispensable. Create a custom knife you will be proud to show and use for a lifetime, or give as an impressive gift. We will use a Japanese made kit that you can make a high-quality knife from without the metal working tools or expertise required to make the blade. This 8-1/4" overall length blade features a slightly dropped point. The knife is made from 5/32" thick 6A high carbon stainless steel for edge retention. It has a 3-5/8" blade section which is hollow ground and highly polished. Shape, mount and finish your custom handles for a truly one-of-a-kind, high-quality knife.
Tuition: $110

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Have you ever wanted to make something yourself but you just didn't know what?! Join us in our wooden pen turning class and learn the basics of pen making; wood selection, turning blanks, choosing a pen kit and producing a pen that will last for years. Great gift idea!
Tuition: $90

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools are provided but you can also bring your own.
Description: The thrill of creating something useful and beautiful with your own hands, not to mention the variety of materials available, expands the horizon of pen making and is limited only by your imagination. Did you know that stunning pens can be turned in everything from wood to acrylics? Acrylics can be a little more tedious but the end product is as beautiful as wood in it's own way. Join Chris as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90