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Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Monday, September 22, 2014 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. This class is part of our “Basics Series”, designed to help you get the most out of your power tools in the safest manner possible. If you sign-up for all four Basics classes, save $50!!!
Tuition: $75

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 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. This class is part of our “Basics Series”, designed to help you get the most out of your power tools in the safest manner possible. If you sign-up for all four Basics classes, save $50!!!
Tuition: $75

Prep your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 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

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, September 25, 2014 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. This class is part of our “Basics Series”, designed to help you get the most out of your power tools in the safest manner possible. If you sign-up for all four Basics classes, save $50!!!
Tuition: $75

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Eric Estrada
Class Times: Monday, September 29, 2014 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: $95
Tuition Notes: $15 Materials Fee

Intro To Handplanes
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Bring A Handplane If You Own One
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, October 01, 2014 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

Picture Framing Fundamentals
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, October 04, 2014 9:30 AM - 4:00 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: $125
Tuition Notes: $35 materials fee

Router Magic
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Sunday, October 05, 2014 9:30 AM - 4:00 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

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 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: $75
Tuition Notes: $15 Materials Fee

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 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 Sandy as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: $15 Materials Fee

Lecture Series - Shop Layout and Planning
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 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

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Thursday, October 09, 2014 5:30 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

The "Rolling Arm" (Bent Lamination) Savannah Chair
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, October 10, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014 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: $275
Tuition Notes: $100 Materials Fee

Beginners Lathe Class
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, October 13, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Learn all about lathes and their uses. You will learn about different types of lathes and lathe tools, lathe operations, all of the working parts of a lathe and great ways to use them. If you are thinking about buying a lathe this class will outline everything you need to get started. This is not a project class but there will be some hands on.
Tuition: $95

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 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: $95

Intarsia Series
Instructor: Terrie lynn Bach
Class Times: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Intarsia is an early Italian process of inlaying various colored woods onto a wood background. There are many different techniques and approaches to this versatile art form. Join Terrie Lynn as she takes you from wood choices, layout, cutout and design to a starting point and guide for your own special brand of artistic creativity. Beginners will find this class perfect as you follow the skill building techniques to create your own personal masterpiece. If you are already experienced in creating intarsia, Terrie will give you some helpful hints and show you some shortcuts that might enhance your interest in the intarsia art form. This is a 2 PART class. The first night involves pattern selection and cutout. The second night involves assembly, sanding and some finishing.
Tuition: $160

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, October 17, 2014 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

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:30 AM - 4:00 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

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, October 20, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: Band saws are a very versatile tool, but they need to be tuned and maintained properly for optimal performance. Learn the techniques and skills to adjust your band saw and keep it performing to its potential. The class will cover blade selection, wheel alignment and adjustment, blade guides, table adjustment and other tricks to achieve top performance. You will leave the class with the knowledge to have your band saw performing tasks from sawing your own lumber to perfect circles and veneer reliably and easily.
Tuition: $75

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 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: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 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

Prep your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Thursday, October 23, 2014 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

Woodworking Basics For Women
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Monday, October 27, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 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: $125
Tuition Notes: $35 materials fee

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 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: $95
Tuition Notes: $15 Materials Fee

Finish the Job - Selecting the right finish
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Thursday, October 30, 2014 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: $65

End-Grain Cutting Board
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, November 03, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 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 class + $35 materials fee

Hand-Made Tunable Flute
Instructor: Paul Volpe
Class Times: Friday, November 07, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, November 09, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Supplied
Description: The flute has played a role in music for more than 40,000 yrs. It is a simple instrument to make out of bone, grass, metal, glass, or wood. This project will enable you to make your own beautiful Western Red Cedar flute. The advantage to the design is that the flute will be tunable. The project will supply a cedar flute blank, wood for a fetish, and maple for the splitter. Tools will be supplied: block plane, router bits, and power tools.
Tuition: $125

Mastering Dovetail Jigs
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, November 10, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All tools provided.
Description: Get the most from your router by adding a Dovetail Jig when joining your work. In this class, Jerry will guide you through setting up and using a Porter Cable 4212 dovetail jig. From drawers to jewelry boxes, dovetails are a simple way to make strong and beautiful corners. Learn the techniques of dovetails without all the handcut dovetail detailing work.
Tuition: $75

Beginners Lathe Class
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Learn all about lathes and their uses. You will learn about different types of lathes and lathe tools, lathe operations, all of the working parts of a lathe and great ways to use them. If you are thinking about buying a lathe this class will outline everything you need to get started. This is not a project class but there will be some hands on.
Tuition: $95

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Terrie lynn Bach
Class Times: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 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

Sharpening your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, November 13, 2014 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

Cabinet Making
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Friday, November 14, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2014 9:00 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, November 17, 2014 5:30 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

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 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 Sandy as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75 Class + $15 Materials Fee

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 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 Class + $15 Materials Fee

Cutting & Applying Crown Molding
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
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

Intro To Handplanes
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Bring A Handplane If You Own One
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

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, November 21, 2014 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

Elegant Shelves
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:00 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: $200
Tuition Notes: $150 Class + $50 Materials Fee

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Sunday, November 23, 2014 9:00 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

Prep your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Monday, November 24, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
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

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
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

Woodworking Basics For Women
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Monday, December 01, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 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

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Reuben Martin
Class Times: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 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

Build your TEXAS Star
Instructor: Pete O'Rourke
Class Times: Friday, December 05, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 06, 2014 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 07, 2014 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

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 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: $95

Lecture Series - Shop Layout and Planning
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 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

Sharpening your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, December 11, 2014 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

Dovetail Presentation Box Class
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: In this class you will make a beautiful heirloom or gift while learning to use a table saw, router table, hand-held router, dovetail jig, planer, belt sander, random orbit sander and miter saw. You will also learn to apply a beautiful easy finish. This will get you ready for many rewarding future projects.
Tuition: $345
Tuition Notes: $295 + $50 materials fee

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 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 Class + $15 Materials Fee

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 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 Sandy as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75 Class + $15 Materials Fee

Intarsia Series
Instructor: Terrie lynn Bach
Class Times: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Intarsia is an early Italian process of inlaying various colored woods onto a wood background. There are many different techniques and approaches to this versatile art form. Join Terrie Lynn as she takes you from wood choices, layout, cutout and design to a starting point and guide for your own special brand of artistic creativity. Beginners will find this class perfect as you follow the skill building techniques to create your own personal masterpiece. If you are already experienced in creating intarsia, Terrie will give you some helpful hints and show you some shortcuts that might enhance your interest in the intarsia art form. This is a 2 PART class. The first night involves pattern selection and cutout. The second night involves assembly, sanding and some finishing.
Tuition: $160

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, December 19, 2014 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

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, December 20, 2014 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

Hand-Cut Dovetails
Instructor: James Oliver
Class Times: Sunday, December 21, 2014 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
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

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, December 22, 2014 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: $125

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 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