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Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, May 02, 2015 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

Router Magic
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Sunday, May 03, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All Provided.
Description: The basic Router is an extremely simple piece of equipment. It has 3 main parts, the Motor, the Collet and the Base. What makes a Router special is the ability to change it's cutter to allow the user to make all kinds of different shapes and profiles. In this class, Jerry will take you from the basics of a Router right on through to the design of various cutters. The first half of the class will involve learning about this versatile tool, it's primary function in your Woodshop, planning and setup, wood preparation and project design. The second half of the class you will take what you've learned and create a unique box project that will be constructed using nothing other than this magnificent little tool.. Come join in the fun and create a cool box and create the magic for yourself!
Tuition: $125

End-Grain Cutting Board
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, May 04, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 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

Cabinet Making
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Friday, May 08, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 09, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 10, 2015 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

Finish the Job - Selecting the right finish
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Monday, May 11, 2015 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

Beginners Lathe Class
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 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

Intro to Scroll Saw Projects
Instructor: Terrie lynn Bach
Class Times: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: all Provided.
Description: Welcome to the wonderful world of Scrolling. We think you will find scrolling rewarding, relaxing and just plain FUN! Whether you're just beginning or have had some experience with scrolling, everyone will be able to take something from this class that will help you enjoy it even more! Join accomplished scroller Terri Lynn Bach and discover your newfound passion for the scroll saw.
Tuition: $85

Sharpening A-Z
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, May 14, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: You may bring a tool with you for more hands on practice.
Description: In woodworking, a sharp tool makes all the difference. Whether you are struggling with dull hand planes, chisels, carving, or turning tools, this class is you. Curtis will demonstrate the Tormek sharpening system, slow speed grinder with jigs, and a variety of water stones including Norton and DMT. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each, so come join Curtis as he shows you the proper way to sharpen your beloved tools. This class is sure to get you the knowledge and experience you need to keep a razor sharp edge with minimal effort.
Tuition: $75

Hand-Made Tunable Flute
Instructor: Paul Volpe
Class Times: Friday, May 15, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
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

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Monday, May 18, 2015 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: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 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, May 19, 2015 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

Intro To Handplanes
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 6
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

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Reuben Martin
Class Times: Thursday, May 21, 2015 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, May 22, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 23, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2015 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

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Monday, May 25, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: When setting up a new workshop, the first big purchase for most people is a Tablesaw. There are 3 different categories of saws, beginning with the benchtop, contractor and the full size cabinet saw. With its flat, circular spinning blade, the tablesaw can make all sorts of cuts, among them grooves, dadoes, rabbets, ripcuts, crosscuts and a variety of other woodworking joints. A tablesaw is usually only as good as the fence system it employs as well as an accurate miter gauge. As most everyone knows, safety is a prime concern when using power equipment, especially tablesaws. SAWSTOP has taken some of the guesswork out of that arena but it still needs to be a focus of tablesaw education. Come join in as we take you through the in's and out's of this hardworking tool and show you how you can learn to use this investment in time and money to build some beautiful projects.
Tuition: $75

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 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

Prep your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 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

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 8
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

Garden Bench
Instructor: Reuben Martin
Class Times: Friday, May 29, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 31, 2015 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 Materials Fee

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 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

Spray your Finish!
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 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: $65

Router Magic
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Saturday, June 06, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All Provided.
Description: The basic Router is an extremely simple piece of equipment. It has 3 main parts, the Motor, the Collet and the Base. What makes a Router special is the ability to change it's cutter to allow the user to make all kinds of different shapes and profiles. In this class, Jerry will take you from the basics of a Router right on through to the design of various cutters. The first half of the class will involve learning about this versatile tool, it's primary function in your Woodshop, planning and setup, wood preparation and project design. The second half of the class you will take what you've learned and create a unique box project that will be constructed using nothing other than this magnificent little tool.. Come join in the fun and create a cool box and create the magic for yourself!
Tuition: $125

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Sunday, June 07, 2015 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 for Kids
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Monday, June 08, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday, June 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: none
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! In this four-day class, the young woodworker will build two projects. The first will be a tool box, perfect for all the small tools needed for this great pastime. This project will walk the apprentice through the first steps of woodworking; gluing, assembly, and sanding. Next, the students will put together a beautiful bird house from a pre-milled kit. This is a straightforward project that will be a great addition to the backyard. Parents are welcome to take the class or watch along as their youngster discovers the JOY of woodworking! Also, look for the second installment of this “Woodworking for Kids Series” in July!
Tuition: $175

Make a Clamshell Box
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Monday, June 08, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Bring tools if you would like. Mark them CLEARLY
Description: Join Rick and make this wonderufll project which includes bowl turning techniques, along with basic table saw and router use. This project makes use of small blanks of wood and makes a great gift. Students will leave with a box ready to apply the finish of their choice. Finishing will be discussed
Tuition: $175

Cutting & Applying Crown Molding
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 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

CNC101
Instructor: William Haines
Class Times: Friday, June 12, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 8
Description: CNC machining offers a consistent, repeatable way to carve, cut and engrave wood. With the General I-carver, results that once came from a sign shop or engraving studio are now available to smaller wood shops. Learn how to take a board and turn it into a decorative name plaque at home on any desk or mailbox. Students will select a piece of wood, prepare it for machining, and create a CNC file using Delcam's Artcam software. After that, the design will be engraved into the wood and finished with paint or metal leafing to turn it into a work of art. Bring a simple black and white image in .jpg, or .png format for extra decoration(not required).
Tuition: $125

Hand-Cut Dovetails
Instructor: James Oliver
Class Times: Saturday, June 13, 2015 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

Build a Trick Box
Instructor: Reuben Martin
Class Times: Sunday, June 14, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All necessary tools will be provided.
Description: Think outside of the box if you want to get inside this one! Come create a beautiful box with no apparent entry. The trick of opening it lies in a series of moving parts. Once you know the way in, frustrate your friends with this fun mind puzzle. We will use a table saw, router, miter saw, band saw, and drill press during this project and beginners are welcome. Learn to make a dado/rabbet joint as well as the tongue and groove, two classic woodworking joinery methods. Comprised of walnut and ambrosia maple, your trick box will decorate any room, hold memorable items, and be a conversation starter for sure. This would be a great father and son project and makes a wonderful gift and heirloom. This is a popular class so be sure sign up and reserve your spot early!
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Woodworking Basics For Women
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Monday, June 15, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 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

Turning a Pepper Mill
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, June 18, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: You may bring your own turning tools, Mark them clearly
Description: Now is your chance to create a wonderful addition to your kitchen collection. Nothing beats freshly ground pepper on a steak or salad. Also, a beautifully turned pepper mill is sure to impress your dinner guests. Join Paul as he walks you through the process, you'll be glad you did!
Tuition: $155
Tuition Notes: $120+$35 Materials Fee

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, June 19, 2015 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

Wall Mounted Display Cabinet
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, June 19, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, June 21, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Who doesn't need extra storage, and storage this beautiful is hard to come by! In this class you will build a wall case that will handsomely display some of your family’s most treasured items. Press your woodworking skills as you learn to build glass panel doors, as well as how to properly inset it in the carcass. Adding the top and base moldings give the piece an elegant feel that will proudly show off the prized possessions inside. As an added bonus for an additional fee, you can add lighting to case and really make it shine!
Tuition: $200
Tuition Notes: Additional $125 if you would like to add lighting

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, June 22, 2015 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

Prep your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 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

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 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

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Thursday, June 25, 2015 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

Shaker-inspired Step Stool
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Friday, June 26, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, June 28, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools provided
Description: Come join Paul in building a shaker-inspired step stool out of pre-milled mahogany. This project is a good introduction to dovetail joinery using a router and dovetail jig. For the front and back stretchers, hand-cut dovetails will be used. You will also spend some time on basic shop tools like the table saw, miter saw, and band saw. All skill levels are welcome, including beginners. Everyone will leave with a great looking step stool to show off in their own home.
Tuition: $210
Tuition Notes: $175+$35 Materials

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Reuben Martin
Class Times: Monday, June 29, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All tools are provided.
Description: From cutting and marking in the shop, to hunting and camping, to preparing a simple meal, a good knife is indispensable. Create a custom knife you will be proud to show and use for a lifetime, or give as an impressive gift. We will use a Japanese made kit that you can make a high-quality knife from without the metal working tools or expertise required to make the blade. This 8-1/4" overall length blade features a slightly dropped point. The knife is made from 5/32" thick 6A high carbon stainless steel for edge retention. It has a 3-5/8" blade section which is hollow ground and highly polished. Shape, mount and finish your custom handles for a truly one-of-a-kind, high-quality knife.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: $95+$15 Materials Fee

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 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: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 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 Chris as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75+$15 Materials Fee

The Long Bow Building Workshop
Instructor: Tom Turgeon
Class Times: Friday, October 09, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 8
Tools Required: Nicholson #50 Rasp (Item #06B02), Nicholson Cabinet file (Item #06B23), a handle for each (Item #06B55). IF you have a concave spokeshave please bring it.
Description: Nationally known Master Bowyer Tom Turgeon's Long Bow Building Classes have been a sensation across the country! Tom currently works directly with our nation’s Wounded Warriors, teaching servicemen and women in every branch of our US Military to build their own long bows. Tom has also been featured on PBS' “American Woodshop”, and has been published in “Woodcraft Magazine” and the WoodWorker's Guild of America’s Magazine. Archers, bow hunters, SCA enthusiasts and woodworkers alike have benefited from Tom’s hands-on immersion class in building authentic long bows. First-time students to Tom's classes will make a traditional, Bamboo-Backed Long Bow. Returning students* will make an advanced, Reflex/Deflex Long Bow. This hands-on class will cover selection of woods, curing and tillering of a stave, stringing and shooting a handcrafted bamboo backed long bow. Students will take home a bow, two wooden arrows, a hand twisted Flemish bowstring, and a working knowledge of how to "teach" wood to bend. After you have completed your bow, Tom will teach you the professional finishing techniques he uses to apply a custom, weatherproof finish on your new long bow! Whether you envision a clear, durable topcoat over natural bamboo or an extravagant dye induced midnight blue handle phased into starburst limbs, Tom will share over twenty years of experience using proven weatherproof finishing techniques with you. This class will take your woodworking and finishing skills to the highest level. Class size is limited to 8 students so be sure to sign up today!
Tuition: $600
Tuition Notes: If you sign up before SEPTEMBER 23, 2014, class tuition is only $550