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Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Daniel McNeill
Class Times: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Have you ever wanted to do some woodworking but were hesitant to start because it seemed out of reach? Scroll sawing is a woodworking technique that is easy to learn and doesn't involve very many tools. Sign up today and learn the basics of scroll sawing as well as safety, blade types, uses and basic scroll saw operation. You might discover the woodworker in you!
Tuition: $85

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, February 04, 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 Class + $15 Materials Fee

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, February 04, 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 Sandy as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: $75 Class + $15 Materials Fee

Shaker-inspired Step Stool
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Friday, February 06, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 07, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, February 08, 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. 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 fee

Woodworking Basics For Women
Instructor: Ron Marcil
Class Times: Monday, February 09, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 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

Lecture Series - Shop Layout and Planning
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 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

Sharpening your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, February 12, 2015 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

Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Friday, February 13, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All provided!
Description: Join Rick as he helps you build a VERY comfortable chair in which to enjoy the cool spring evenings. Weather proof Cypress wood is used to construct this comfortable outdoor easy chair.
Tuition: $225

Spray your Finish!
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, February 16, 2015 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: $65

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Tuesday, February 17, 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

Intarsia Series
Instructor: Terrie lynn Bach
Class Times: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, February 19, 2015 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, February 20, 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

Build A Mantel Clock
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, February 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Join Fine Woodworker Jerry Davis as he teaches you how to build a beautiful Mantel Clock out of various woods, a timepiece that will be passed from generation to generation. This is a one of a kind class with limited space so don't miss out. Sign up today!
Tuition: $300
Tuition Notes: $200+$100 Materials Fee

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, February 23, 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: Tuesday, February 24, 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

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Wednesday, February 25, 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: Thursday, February 26, 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

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, February 28, 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

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