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Cabinet Making
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Friday, December 09, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 10, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 11, 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

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

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Tuesday, January 03, 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

Turned Bottle Stoppers
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, January 04, 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

Serving Tray
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Friday, January 06, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Supplied
Description: Looking to learn a little woodworking but not sure where to start? Well, this is just the class for you! Get your hands dirty while you build this clean-looking serving tray. Built from maple, walnut, cherry or mahogany, this tray will make a great addition to your home or a wonderful, handmade gift.
Tuition: $115
Tuition Notes: $95 + $20 Materials Fee

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, January 06, 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, January 07, 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, January 08, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
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

Chair Repair
Instructor: David Williams
Class Times: Monday, January 09, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All materials are supplied
Description: In this two day class you will have the opportunity to bring in a wooden, dining side chair that needs a little TLC. David will walk you through the steps to properly fix that squeaky, beloved chair! You will learn to correctly disassemble the chair with a dead blow hammer and clean out the joint. Be sure to correctly mark the pieces so it comes back together nicely as you glue, clamp and level the chair. In the second evening, you will verify the joints are solid and do a final clean up. After that your chair is good as new!
Tuition: $125

Cutting & Applying Crown Molding
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, January 11, 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

CNC101
Instructor: William Haines
Class Times: Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Description: CNC machining offers a consistent, repeatable way to carve, cut and engrave wood. With the General I-carver, results that once came from a sign shop or engraving studio are now available to smaller wood shops. Learn how to take a board and turn it into a decorative name plaque at home on any desk or mailbox. Students will select a piece of wood, prepare it for machining, and create a CNC file using Delcam's Artcam software. After that, the design will be engraved into the wood and finished with paint or metal leafing to turn it into a work of art. Bring a simple black and white image in .jpg, or .png format for extra decoration(not required).
Tuition: $85

Build Your TEXAS Star
Instructor: Pete O'Rourke
Class Times: Friday, January 13, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, January 15, 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

Woodworking Basics For Women
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, January 16, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 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 Ron as he shows you that women can be great woodworkers too!
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Wednesday, January 18, 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: Wednesday, January 18, 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

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Daniel McNeill
Class Times: Thursday, January 19, 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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, January 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

Garden Bench
Instructor: Glenn Fiedler
Class Times: Friday, January 20, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, January 22, 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

Southern Huntboard
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Monday, January 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All Supplies Will Be Provided
Description: Sideboard, credenza, buffet? No, it’s a Southern huntboard. This piece can find a home in nearly any part of the house. A hard working kitchen would gain substantial prep space, or perhaps you need a little more space in the dining room to set sides and beverages. It could even go seamlessly into a bedroom or hall way. Let’s not forget what a great time you’ll have building this piece. We are going to get our hands on the Festool domino to help with joinery and breadboard ends. The Porter Cable dovetail jig will create the contrasting half blind dovetails in the drawers, while a few quick passes at the jointer will up your tapering skills.
Tuition: $375

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, January 23, 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

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
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

Finish the Job - Selecting the right finish
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Wednesday, January 25, 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, January 26, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
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

Wall Mount Tool Cabinet
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, January 27, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All are provided.
Description: It's time to locate all those wayward tools. Over time you have expanded your collection of tools that you use everyday and now consider housing them in a customized showcase. Keep your most-used organized and within easy reach with this wall mountable tool cabinet. You will use dovetail joinery, dadoes and a raised panel door for that extra clean and customized look that will fit any need. The clamshell design has a variety of mix-and-match options with drawers, cubbies and a hand plane gallery. Join Jerry as he helps you take the clutter and give your shop the "tuneup" long overdue.
Tuition: $395

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Glenn Fiedler
Class Times: Monday, January 30, 2017 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: $90

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, January 31, 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

Candle Box
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Thursday, February 02, 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, February 04, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
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: Monday, February 06, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, February 07, 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

Lecture Series - Shop Layout and Planning
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, February 08, 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

Intro To Handplanes
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Thursday, February 09, 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

Hand-Cut Dovetails
Instructor: James Oliver
Class Times: Saturday, February 11, 2017 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, February 12, 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

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Daniel McNeill
Class Times: Wednesday, February 15, 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

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Thursday, February 16, 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, February 16, 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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, February 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

Cabinet Making
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Friday, February 17, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 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

Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, February 20, 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: $60

Prep Your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Tuesday, February 21, 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: Wednesday, February 22, 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

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Thursday, February 23, 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

Shaker-inspired Step Stool
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Friday, February 24, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, February 26, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools provided
Description: Come join Paul in building a shaker-inspired step stool out of pre-milled mahogany. This project is a good introduction to dovetail joinery using a router and dovetail jig. For the front and back stretchers, hand-cut dovetails will be used. You will also spend some time on basic shop tools like the table saw, miter saw, and band saw. All skill levels are welcome, including beginners. Everyone will leave with a great looking step stool to show off in their own home.
Tuition: $210

Picture Framing Fundamentals
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, February 27, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 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