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Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, August 18, 2017 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

Woodworking Unplugged
Instructor: Todd Wood
Class Times: Saturday, August 19, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: The sound and feel of a sharp hand plane slicing thin shavings off a piece of wood is a very 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 Woodworking Unplugged for a hands on day of fun, where we will construct two woodworking devices, a pair of winding sticks and a shooting board, using the three major groups of hand tools: hand planes, handsaws and chisels. You will also use measuring and marking tools as well as the workbench and vices. Sign up today!
Tuition: $100

Router Magic
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Sunday, August 20, 2017 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

Candle Box
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Monday, August 21, 2017 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Interested in woodworking? Here is a great class to get you started. You will familiarize yourself with some of the more commonly used tools in the shop: table saw, band saw, router, and drum sander. Upon completion, you will have an attractive and useful candle box with a sliding lid. Box making is a great skill that opens up a world of possibilities. Join us for this class and jump start your woodworking skills!
Tuition: $125

Intro To Epoxy
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Silicone Mat (158721)
Description: You just found the perfect piece of mesquite for a project. Perfect grain, rich color, and beautiful coloring. It's perfect! Except, you know, for that big knot hole right there in the middle. Or, you're turning a bowl, forget to seal it when you step away, and the next day it has split almost in two. It happens to everyone, but there's a way to salvage such situations. The solution is epoxy. Epoxies and other resins allow woodworkers to salvage otherwise unusable woods by providing an adhesive, a structural filler, and a simple means of inlaying other materials. Intro to Epoxy will teach you how to apply epoxy and polyester resin, and how to use them to repair checks, cracks, and knot holes. Inlay techniques will be covered as well, from the popular turquoise nuggets, to eye catching metallic pigments. Epoxy can be messy, please wear clothes you would not mind discarding after the class, and possibly bring an extra change with you, just in case.
Tuition: $145
Tuition Notes: $125+$20 Materials Fee

Intro To Handplanes
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Thursday, August 24, 2017 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

Build Your TEXAS Star
Instructor: Pete O'Rourke
Class Times: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 27, 2017 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: $425

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Monday, August 28, 2017 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

Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 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: $75

Prep Your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 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

Spray your Finish!
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, August 31, 2017 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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, September 1, 2017 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, September 2, 2017 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, September 3, 2017 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

Build A Wooden Hand Plane
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: HANDS-ON. The hand plane is the "violin" of hand tools. It is a humble tool that can be used in the shaping and smoothing of almost every project you build. Paul will provide hands-on instruction as each student builds a Krenov-style wooden smoothing plane using a variety of hardwoods and a top-of-the-line Hock plane blade kit. This smoothing plane will cut beautifully and be a treasured lifetime tool. You will even make a small blade setting hammer. Cost includes all materials and each student will receive a full set of plans.
Tuition: $285

Cabinet Making
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Friday, September 8, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:30 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 Rick 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, Rick 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

Workshop Fundamentals - Alternative Materials
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Take advantage of using acrylic, polycarbonate, phenolic, laminates, UHMW and HDPE. Find out about the properties and applications of each of these useful materials and how they can be put to best use in your wood shop. We will cover cutting, drilling, bending and adhering these materials for use in jigs, fixtures, and safety devices and other applications. Each student will get hands-on experience to make sure you know the process and technique when you get home and get to work.
Tuition: $125

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Daniel McNeill
Class Times: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 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

Cutting & Applying Crown Molding
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
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

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Glenn Fiedler
Class Times: Thursday, September 14, 2017 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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, September 15, 2017 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

Mastering Dovetail Jigs
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
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: $125

Elegant Shelves
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Are you looking to further your burgeoning interest in woodworking? Here is your class! In this one day course, Paul will assist you as you construct an elegant shelf system that will look great in any room of your house! Constructed of walnut and maple, the contrasting woods bring your eye straight to the piece, while the minimalist design allows it to blend seamlessly into the room. In order to construct this piece, you will get your hands on the jointer, planer, table saw, and router, making it a great follow-up class to woodworking 101. This is a great opportunity to be rewarded with a beautiful piece of furniture for the price of one fun day in the shop.
Tuition: $125

End-Grain Cutting Board
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, September 18, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools are provided.
Description: This eye-catching kitchen accessory may look challenging, but it's amazingly easy to construct and makes for one tough cutting surface. In just a couple of evenings you too can make this striking project from maple, cherry and walnut. Join Sandy and help him rustle up some wood, clamps and water resistant glue and let's get started.
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Thursday, September 21, 2017 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: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Thursday, September 21, 2017 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

Garden Bench
Instructor: Glenn Fiedler
Class Times: Friday, September 22, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, September 24, 2017 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: $275

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, September 25, 2017 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 Jerry 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

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 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

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 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

Finish the Job - Selecting the right finish
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Thursday, September 28, 2017 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

The "Rolling Arm" (Bent Lamination) Savannah Chair
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, September 29, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, October 1, 2017 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
Tuition Notes: $275+$100 Materials Fee

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 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

Turned Bottle Stoppers
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Bring Your Own Lathe Tools If You Have Them
Description: Advance your turning skills, and take home a couple of beautiful, useful bottle stoppers. This class will demonstrate how to properly secure your work and turn a great looking stopper. Additionally, some basic finishing techniques will introduced. These stoppers make great gifts for all occasions, so once armed with these skills you will be passing them out in no time!
Tuition: $85

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, October 6, 2017 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 7, 2017 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, October 8, 2017 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

Reproduction Lantern
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Monday, October 9, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 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

Lecture Series - Shop Layout and Planning
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 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

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Thursday, October 12, 2017 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: Thursday, October 12, 2017 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

Cabinet Making
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Friday, October 13, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2017 9:30 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 Rick 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, Rick 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

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Daniel McNeill
Class Times: Monday, October 16, 2017 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

Intro To Handplanes
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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

Woodworking Basics For Women
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
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 Sandy as he shows you that women can be great woodworkers too!
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, October 20, 2017 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

CNC101-V-Carving
Instructor: Terry Jones
Class Times: Friday, October 20, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Thumb Drive for Carving Data and Tutorial Video Download, Safety Glasses, Notebook and Pencil
Description: This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine (CNC Shark). Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and program storage. Using a 90-degree V bit, students will V-Carve the Bullshead sign with flourishes.
Tuition: $100

CNC102-Pocket/Profile
Instructor: Terry Jones
Class Times: Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook and Pencil
Description: This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine (CNC Shark). Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and program storage. Using an endmill, students will pocket and profile a sign.
Tuition: $100

CNC103-Importing Images/Vcarving/Pocketing/Profile
Instructor: Terry Jones
Class Times: Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook and Pencil
Description: This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine (CNC Shark). Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and program storage. Using an endmill, students will V carve, pocket, and profile a guitar out of their stock of wood.
Tuition: $100

CNC104-Importing 3D model/Roughing/Finishing/Profi
Instructor: Terry Jones
Class Times: Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook and Pencil
Description: This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine (CNC Shark). Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and program storage. In this class, the carving demonstration consumes a minimum of two hours cut time. The finished part will be given away in a drawing at the end of class.
Tuition: $100

Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, October 23, 2017 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: $75

Prep Your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 8
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

Spray your Finish!
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
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

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Thursday, October 26, 2017 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

Woodworking Unplugged
Instructor: Todd Wood
Class Times: Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: The sound and feel of a sharp hand plane slicing thin shavings off a piece of wood is a very 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 Woodworking Unplugged for a hands on day of fun, where we will construct two woodworking devices, a pair of winding sticks and a shooting board, using the three major groups of hand tools: hand planes, handsaws and chisels. You will also use measuring and marking tools as well as the workbench and vices. Sign up today!
Tuition: $100

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, November 3, 2017 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 4, 2017 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 5, 2017 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

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 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

Cutting & Applying Crown Molding
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
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

Candle Box
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Interested in woodworking? Here is a great class to get you started. You will familiarize yourself with some of the more commonly used tools in the shop: table saw, band saw, router, and drum sander. Upon completion, you will have an attractive and useful candle box with a sliding lid. Box making is a great skill that opens up a world of possibilities. Join us for this class and jump start your woodworking skills!
Tuition: $125

Loose Tenon Joinery End Table (Domino Table)
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, November 10, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools are provided.
Description: The selection of furniture for your home stirs different emotions in every person. The "Domino" end table lets you build a quality piece of furniture in a reasonable amount of time and provides a successful and satisfying experience. Every home uses end tables so why not build on your woodworking skills while using Festool's German engineered Domino Joiner. Join Jerry as he takes you through the furniture making process. Beyond the simple joinery and striking lines you will construct a solid end table that will surely become a family heirloom.
Tuition: $395
Tuition Notes: $295 + $100 Materials Fee

Hand-Made Tunable Flute
Instructor: Paul Volpe
Class Times: Monday, November 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Supplied
Description: The flute has played a role in music for more than 40,000 yrs. It is a simple instrument to make out of bone, grass, metal, glass, or wood. This project will enable you to make your own beautiful Western Red Cedar flute. The advantage to the design is that the flute will be tunable. The project will supply a cedar flute blank, wood for a fetish, and maple for the splitter. Tools will be supplied: block plane, router bits, and power tools.
Tuition: $125

End-Grain Cutting Board
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, November 13, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All tools are provided.
Description: This eye-catching kitchen accessory may look challenging, but it's amazingly easy to construct and makes for one tough cutting surface. In just a couple of evenings you too can make this striking project from maple, cherry and walnut. Join Sandy and help him rustle up some wood, clamps and water resistant glue and let's get started.
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Workshop Fundamentals - Basic Jigs and Fixtures
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Work holding is the key to success or failure in the workshop. Learn about the types of materials, fasteners, machining and joining processes to help you with safe, efficient and productive completion of you projects. The class will cover substrate materials such as Baltic Birch plywood, MDF, MDO, particle board, melamine and laminate surface materials, plastics, aluminum, brass and steel. We will learn about drilling, tapping, threading and some basic machining and forming using tools available to most woodworkers.
Tuition: $125

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, November 17, 2017 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

Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Friday, November 17, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All provided!
Description: Join Rick as he helps you build a VERY comfortable chair in which to enjoy the cool spring evenings. Weather proof Cypress wood is used to construct this comfortable outdoor easy chair.
Tuition: $225

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, November 20, 2017 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

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 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: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 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

Mastering Dovetail Jigs
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Saturday, November 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
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: $125

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Monday, November 27, 2017 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

Holiday Decorations
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools and materials provided
Description: Learn how to turn one of the following holiday decorating items: a snowman, Christmas tree or ornament. These small items are fun and easy to turn. They make excellent gift items. Curtis will assist you to turn your item of choice. You will use a variety of turning tools and techniques. You can take the item home to finish, paint, or decorate. Start a new tradition and make one every year to commemorate the season!
Tuition: $100

Finish the Job - Selecting the right finish
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 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

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, November 30, 2017 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 Jerry 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