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Shaker-inspired Step Stool
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: 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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, March 03, 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, March 04, 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, March 05, 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

Chair Repair
Instructor: David Williams
Class Times: Monday, March 06, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, March 07, 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, March 08, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: You will learn how to properly cut your crown molding to make it fit in your application. Our instructor will teach you how to use a miter saw to make precise cuts and then to install your new crown molding. This project can be difficult, as there are often gaps in your work. With the instruction of our expert teacher, you will learn the tricks of the trade to make it fit the first time.
Tuition: $60

CNC101
Instructor: William Haines
Class Times: Thursday, March 09, 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

Loose Tenon Joinery End Table (Domino Table)
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, March 10, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, March 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

End-Grain Cutting Board
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, March 13, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, March 15, 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, March 16, 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, March 16, 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

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

Hand Tools 101
Instructor: Todd Wood
Class Times: Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All Supplies Will Be Provided
Description: Join our class for a hands on preview of some basic woodworking hand tools. You will be working with the drawknife, spokeshave, paring and firmer chisels, bowsaw and backsaw. We will also cover the proper way to use and sharpen the ever elusive cabinet scraper. If you are looking to get into handtools this is the place to start!
Tuition: $100

Router Magic
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
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

Turned Bottle Stoppers
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Monday, March 20, 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

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, March 21, 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

Intro To Epoxy
Instructor: William Haines
Class Times: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 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: $20 Materials Fee

Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Friday, March 24, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, March 26, 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

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Monday, March 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

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Tuesday, March 28, 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 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

Finish the Job - Selecting the right finish
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Wednesday, March 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

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, March 30, 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

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, April 01, 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, April 02, 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

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Glenn Fiedler
Class Times: Monday, April 03, 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

Intro To Handplanes
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, April 04, 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

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Daniel McNeill
Class Times: Wednesday, April 05, 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

Candle Box
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Friday, April 07, 2017 9:30 AM - 1:30 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: Friday, April 07, 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

Vegetable Holder
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Saturday, April 08, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, April 09, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Did you know that although storing tomatoes, bananas, and other fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator increases shelf life, it can actually damage the fruits and lose flavor! Increase your kitchen storage with this beautiful shelf system. This is a quick project that will look great in any home. The storage bins rotate giving you easy access to the contents inside. Any gardener or cook would love to have this storage at the tip of their fingers.
Tuition: $175

Making a Curved Top Jewelry Box
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Monday, April 10, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools and materials are provided.
Description: Join Rick as he teaches you to make a box with simple joinery and the routing and sawing operations used will help build on skills that you have learned previously either by self instruction or classes. The sides of this box are a dark contrasting wood that will compliment the curved top, back and front. Handplanes and scrapers will be used to shape the top. Each student will leave with a glued up box ready to apply a finish to. Finishing will be discussed.
Tuition: $125

Lecture Series - Shop Layout and Planning
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, April 12, 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, April 13, 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, April 13, 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

Serving Tray
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Friday, April 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 1:30 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: $125

Hand Tools 101
Instructor: Todd Wood
Class Times: Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: None
Description: The sound of a sharp handplane slicing thin shavings off a piece of wood is both a reassuring and satisfying experience in contrast to the sometimes harsh sounds of the modern woodworking shop. It is also a link to the craftsmanship of the past. Join Hand Tools 101 as we learn the basics of hand tool use, measuring and marking, fundamental principles of edge joining, and gluing and clamping. You will use bench and block planes, as well as, some specialty planes like the scrub plane, drawknife, spoke shave and molding planes. The bowsaw, coping saw and carving tools will also be previewed and used during class. So, come on down for a great learning experience and have fun in the process!
Tuition: $100

Woodworking Basics For Women
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: Ladies to the front of the line. Here's your chance to show everyone that woodworking is universal and can be fun and educational as well. Learn the basics of woodworking in this women-only class! You will make a laminated cutting board and while your at it be introduced to the woodshop using many different hand and power tools. The emphasis will be on safety and on becoming comfortable using power tools. Come join Ron as he shows you that women can be great woodworkers too!
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Reproduction Lantern
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, April 20, 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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, April 21, 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

The "Rolling Arm" (Bent Lamination) Savannah Chair
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, April 21, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, April 23, 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

Prep Your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Monday, April 24, 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: Tuesday, April 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: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
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: Thursday, April 27, 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

Garden Bench
Instructor: Glenn Fiedler
Class Times: Friday, April 28, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, April 30, 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

Chair Repair
Instructor: David Williams
Class Times: Monday, May 01, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, May 02, 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

CNC101
Instructor: William Haines
Class Times: Wednesday, May 03, 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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, May 05, 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, May 06, 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, May 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

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, May 09, 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, May 10, 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

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Thursday, May 11, 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, May 11, 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

Southern Huntboard
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Friday, May 12, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 14, 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: $400

End-Grain Cutting Board
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, May 15, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 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

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Glenn Fiedler
Class Times: Thursday, May 18, 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: $110

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, May 19, 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

Build Your TEXAS Star
Instructor: Pete O'Rourke
Class Times: Friday, May 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 21, 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

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, May 22, 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: Tuesday, May 23, 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: Wednesday, May 24, 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 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

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Thursday, May 25, 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

Cabinet Making
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Friday, May 26, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 28, 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 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

Intro To Epoxy
Instructor: William Haines
Class Times: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 31, 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