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

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 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

Spray your Finish!
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 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

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, July 01, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
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, July 02, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Sunday, July 03, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools are provided but you can also bring your own.
Description: The thrill of creating something useful and beautiful with your own hands, not to mention the variety of materials available, expands the horizon of pen making and is limited only by your imagination. Did you know that stunning pens can be turned in everything from wood to acrylics? Acrylics can be a little more tedious but the end product is as beautiful as wood in it's own way. Join Chris as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75+$15 Materials Fee

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Have you ever wanted to make something yourself but you just didn't know what?! Join us in our wooden pen turning class and learn the basics of pen making; wood selection, turning blanks, choosing a pen kit and producing a pen that will last for years. Great gift idea!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75+$15 Materials Fee

Sharpening your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Bring any tool you might want sharpened.
Description: Sharp tools are the keystone to a fine tuned shop. Chisels, knives, lathe tools and various items around the shop are instrumental in getting the most out of your woodworking skills. Join us as we show you the "rules" of sharpening all your essential woodworking tools.
Tuition: $60

Garden Bench
Instructor: Reuben Martin
Class Times: Friday, July 08, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 09, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
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: $350
Tuition Notes: $200+$150

Woodworking for Kids 2
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Monday, July 11, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: all tools are provided
Description: It’s summer time and the kids need something to do!!!! Woodworking can be an exciting and educational hobby for kids to take up. Well, here is their opportunity to get started! This class is a follow up to Woodworking for Kids, but if your child missed it, not to worry. They can jump right in and build a beautiful step stool. The stool will require the student to use some basic shop tools in order to complete this project; the drill, sanding, hand saw and more. Lastly, the young woodworker will learn the basics of finishing. This class is a great way to open the joy of woodworking to your child, but keep in mind, adults are also welcome!
Tuition: $175

Cutting & Applying Crown Molding
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, July 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: None
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-Cut Dovetails
Instructor: James Oliver
Class Times: Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
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, July 17, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools provided.
Description: Get the most from your router by adding a Dovetail Jig when joining your work. In this class, Jerry will guide you through setting up and using both the Leigh and Porter Cable dovetail jigs. From drawers to jewelry boxes, dovetails are a simple way to make strong and beautiful corners. Learn the techniques of dovetails without all the hand-cut dovetail detailing work.
Tuition: $100

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Monday, July 18, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 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

Spoon Carving 101
Instructor: Kat Heitman
Class Times: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: Feel free and encouraged to bring your own whittling knife and/or any carving chisels you have. Carving tools provided during class for all participants.
Description: Kat Heitman holds a degree in historical wood carving from City and Guilds of London Art School. Lauren Reyes attended California College of Art as a major in Wood Furniture. Kat and Lauren invite you to learn the art of carving a beautiful maple wood spoon. With over 15 years teaching experience between them, they will guide you through the steps of design, cutting on the bandsaw, and hand carving your spoon. This is a great class if you are just starting out in woodworking or if you want to add woodcarving to your repertoire. All skill levels welcome. It will be our pleasure and honor to see you in the class.
Tuition: $115
Tuition Notes: $100+$15 Materials Fee

Cabinet Making
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Friday, July 22, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday, July 24, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:30 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

Finish the Job - Selecting the right finish
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Monday, July 25, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Bring An Item You Want To Refinish
Description: Why do we finish wood? Afterall, it's an extra step, it's messy, smelly and all sorts of things can go wrong. How do you determine what finish is best and which one you use on which project? Well, to answer the universal question of why finishing wood at all there are 3 main reasons: To help keep it clean, to help stabilize it and to lastly to decorate. To most people finishing is a mystery. It's time you let us show you that finishing can be the most enjoyable part of project making. Join finishing wizard Jerry Davis as he shows you how to unravel the science of finishing your project!
Tuition: $75

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
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

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

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

Vegetable Holder
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Friday, July 29, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 31, 2016 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: $200
Tuition Notes: $150+$50 Materials Fee

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Reuben Martin
Class Times: Monday, August 01, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools are provided.
Description: From cutting and marking in the shop, to hunting and camping, to preparing a simple meal, a good knife is indispensable. Create a custom knife you will be proud to show and use for a lifetime, or give as an impressive gift. We will use a Japanese made kit that you can make a high-quality knife from without the metal working tools or expertise required to make the blade. This 8-1/4" overall length blade features a slightly dropped point. The knife is made from 5/32" thick 6A high carbon stainless steel for edge retention. It has a 3-5/8" blade section which is hollow ground and highly polished. Shape, mount and finish your custom handles for a truly one-of-a-kind, high-quality knife.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: $95+$15 Materials Fee

Chair Repair
Instructor: David Williams
Class Times: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 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 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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, August 05, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, August 06, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Sunday, August 07, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Woodworking Basics For Women
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Monday, August 08, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: Ladies to the front of the line. Here's your chance to show everyone that woodworking is universal and can be fun and educational as well. Learn the basics of woodworking in this women-only class! You will make a laminated cutting board and while your at it be introduced to the woodshop using many different hand and power tools. The emphasis will be on safety and on becoming comfortable using power tools. Come join Ron as he shows you that women can be great woodworkers too!
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Lecture Series - Shop Layout and Planning
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, August 10, 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

The "Rolling Arm" (Bent Lamination) Savannah Chair
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, August 12, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 14, 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
Tuition Notes: $275+$100 Materials Fee

Picture Framing Fundamentals
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Picture framing consists of a set of easy to learn skills...measuring, cutting mats, choosing and constructing frames, and then seeing it all come together to protect your photographs, paintings and prints. These skills are easy to learn and they don't require a lot of expensive equipment or a large workshop. Come join us and learn the endless possibilities of picture framing. Just one more thing, if you have a 8x10 picture that you would like to frame, BRING IT!
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Have you ever wanted to make something yourself but you just didn't know what?! Join us in our wooden pen turning class and learn the basics of pen making; wood selection, turning blanks, choosing a pen kit and producing a pen that will last for years. Great gift idea!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75+$15 Materials Fee

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools are provided but you can also bring your own.
Description: The thrill of creating something useful and beautiful with your own hands, not to mention the variety of materials available, expands the horizon of pen making and is limited only by your imagination. Did you know that stunning pens can be turned in everything from wood to acrylics? Acrylics can be a little more tedious but the end product is as beautiful as wood in it's own way. Join Chris as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75+$15 Materials Fee

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Thursday, August 18, 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

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

Elegant Shelves
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Are you looking to further your burgeoning interest in woodworking? Here is your class! In this one day course, Paul will assist you as you construct an elegant shelf system that will look great in any room of your house! Constructed of walnut and maple, the contrasting woods bring your eye straight to the piece, while the minimalist design allows it to blend seamlessly into the room. In order to construct this piece, you will get your hands on the jointer, planer, table saw, and router, making it a great follow-up class to woodworking 101. This is a great opportunity to be rewarded with a beautiful piece of furniture for the price of one fun day in the shop.
Tuition: $150

Spray your Finish!
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, August 22, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All are provided.
Description: Advancement in technology has moved spraying finishes to the forefront of the finishing arena. Finishes and the tools that are now available can give superior results to any small shop woodworker. HVLP Spray equipment and vastly improved waterborne materials are game changers in the finishing arena. Spraying can be done safely by following the basics, choosing the right equipment, troubleshooting and solving any problems that may crop up. In this class you will learn all the techniques needed to give you a quick grasp of spraying your finish!
Tuition: $75

Intro To Handplanes
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
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

Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
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: Thursday, August 25, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: You're cleaning out your garage or just tidying up your workshop and happened across that long abandoned woodworking project that you said you get back to.... right after you finished your routine home repairs. Or maybe you have decided to embark on your new Woodworking hobby. Whatever the case you'll need to dust off your skills in wood prep as well as marking and measuring. Most woodworking projects begin with careful consideration of wood preparation. Jointing, planing and dimensioning those rough cut boards is where it all starts. From there you need to mobilize your measuring skills otherwise known as LAYOUT. Layout tools consist of rules, tapes, squares, dividers and marking knives to name a few. Come join us as we take you from dreaming about sawdust to measuring and marking your way to the satisfaction of seeing your project complete.
Tuition: $75

CNC Guitar Neck
Instructor: William Haines
Class Times: Friday, August 26, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All materials will be supplied
Description: This class is a continuation of the electric guitar series that will focus on making a bolt-on neck to fit the previously made guitar body. The neck profile will be constricted using the CNC machine and utilize the hand router and jig for the truss rod. Upon completion of this class, you’ll be ready to tackle the fret board, electronics, and finishing classes to have your own personally built guitar.
Tuition: $235
Tuition Notes: $200+$35 Materials Fee

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Daniel McNeill
Class Times: Monday, August 29, 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

Build A Wooden Hand Plane
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:30 PM - 9:30 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 block, smoothing, or jointer 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

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

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, September 03, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Sunday, September 04, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Turning a Rolling Pin
Instructor: Casey Creamer
Class Times: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All materials are supplied
Description: Do you or someone special in your life love to bake? Here is the chance to make a beautiful, hand-made rolling pin. In this class you will learn the basics of the lathe and take home a finished product. This is a great opportunity to expand your lathe skills.
Tuition: $100

Personalized Bottle Opener
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Looking for a fun, quick project? This personalized bottle opener is the perfect addition to any home bar! No previous woodworking experience is needed. Just come in for an evening and knock out this great project so you can get home and start enjoying it. Alternatively, it makes a great gift for any beer lover; build it yourself or sign someone up so they can come in and do it themselves. Several templates are available to personalize it using our in-house CNC.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: $100 + $10 Materials Fee

Cabinet Making
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Friday, September 09, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 10, 2016 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:00 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, September 12, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: Join Joe as he walks you through the joyful art of figure carving. This skill is a great one to get under your belt so as to start applying it to your other woodworking projects! In this class, Joe will walk you through the process of creating a great looking boot. Feel free to arrive at 5:00 p.m. if you're available.
Tuition: $85

Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Bring any tool you might want sharpened.
Description: Sharp tools are the keystone to a fine tuned shop. Chisels, knives, lathe tools and various items around the shop are instrumental in getting the most out of your woodworking skills. Join us as we show you the "rules" of sharpening all your essential woodworking tools.
Tuition: $60

Cutting & Applying Crown Molding
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: You will learn how to properly cut your crown molding to make it fit in your application. Our instructor will teach you how to use a miter saw to make precise cuts and then to install your new crown molding. This project can be difficult, as there are often gaps in your work. With the instruction of our expert teacher, you will learn the tricks of the trade to make it fit the first time.
Tuition: $60

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools are provided but you can also bring your own.
Description: The thrill of creating something useful and beautiful with your own hands, not to mention the variety of materials available, expands the horizon of pen making and is limited only by your imagination. Did you know that stunning pens can be turned in everything from wood to acrylics? Acrylics can be a little more tedious but the end product is as beautiful as wood in it's own way. Join Chris as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75+$15 Materials Fee

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Have you ever wanted to make something yourself but you just didn't know what?! Join us in our wooden pen turning class and learn the basics of pen making; wood selection, turning blanks, choosing a pen kit and producing a pen that will last for years. Great gift idea!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75+$15 Materials Fee

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

Hand-Cut Dovetails
Instructor: James Oliver
Class Times: Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
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, September 18, 2016 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: $100

End-Grain Cutting Board
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, September 19, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 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

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools will be provided.
Description: This is a hands on class that will introduce you to the basics of woodturning. The focus will be on how to safely use a lathe while having fun. You will learn how secure stock to the lathe as well as the basic parts of the lathe. Curtis will teach you how to use spindle gouges, scrapers, bowl gouges, parting tools, chucks and more. Basic Tool Sharpening will also be introduced. Come join Curtis and have some fun on the Lathe!
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: $95 + $5 Materials Fee

Loose Tenon Joinery (Domino Coffee Table)
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, September 23, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools provided.
Description: Finally, a complement to the Domino End Table has arrived. This simple but elegant coffee table is constructed entirely with the Festool Domino joinery system. You will be amazed to see how the Domino makes true mortise-and-tenon joinery easy and fast. With it's ability to make accurate, durable and repeatable joints, the Domino goes far beyond the capabilities of a biscuit joiner or any other joining method available. This table uses all the benefits of the Domino's tenons strength to ensure a lasting fit. Like it's predecessor, it continues the simple lines of the end table and complements the functionality of the grouping. Constructed of Ambrosia Maple and Walnut, it's beauty will last generations to come. This class is surely to be as popular as the End table, so sign up early.
Tuition: $400
Tuition Notes: $300 + $100 Materials Fee

Finish the Job - Selecting the right finish
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Monday, September 26, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: If Applicable, Bring An Item You Want To Refinish
Description: Oil based, water based, tung oil, linseed oil, shellac, varnish…the list goes on and on! It’s easy to see why finishing can get a little intimidating. Well, it’s time to take the mystery out of finishing! Want to know how to get the water ring removed from the table? Have a scratch that needs to disappear? Which woods are prone to blotching and how do you prevent it? Understanding the various finishes available will help you to solve all sorts of woodworking challenges and protect your handmade treasure for generations to come. This hands on class will turn you into a finishing expert ready to tackle that next project. From surface preparation to finish selection to application, this class will walk you through the process, leaving you with the confidence to refinish your kitchen cabinets, upcycle that unique project or correctly finish that project you have invested so much time and energy in. Be sure to come with any questions you might have.
Tuition: $75

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

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

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

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