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Prep Your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Thursday, June 29, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: You're cleaning out your garage or just tidying up your workshop and happened across that long abandoned woodworking project that you said you get back to.... right after you finished your routine home repairs. Or maybe you have decided to embark on your new Woodworking hobby. Whatever the case you'll need to dust off your skills in wood prep as well as marking and measuring. Most woodworking projects begin with careful consideration of wood preparation. Jointing, planing and dimensioning those rough cut boards is where it all starts. From there you need to mobilize your measuring skills otherwise known as LAYOUT. Layout tools consist of rules, tapes, squares, dividers and marking knives to name a few. Come join us as we take you from dreaming about sawdust to measuring and marking your way to the satisfaction of seeing your project complete.
Tuition: $75

Hardwood Cajon
Instructor: Jordan Berman
Class Times: Friday, June 30, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 1, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 2, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 3
Tools Required: All tools and materials will be supplied
Description: Over the years, the Cajon has become a popular instrument across so many genres, including: Afro-Peruvian, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Funk and Folk. Normally, the Cajon is a box shaped percussion instrument that is played with the hands on a thin plying surface called the tapa. In this class, you will create a custom hardwood Cajon that will sound great on recordings, at open mic nights, in the drum circle, or around the campfire. We will use domestic and exotic hardwoods and nearly every tool in the shop to help you create your own hand-made musical instrument.
Tuition: $250

Serving Tray
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Monday, July 3, 2017 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Supplied
Description: Looking to learn a little woodworking but not sure where to start? Well, this is just the class for you! Get your hands dirty while you build this clean-looking serving tray. This tray will make a great addition to your home or a wonderful, handmade gift.
Tuition: $125

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, July 7, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, July 8, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 10
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Sunday, July 9, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 10
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Candle Box
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Monday, July 10, 2017 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Interested in woodworking? Here is a great class to get you started. You will familiarize yourself with some of the more commonly used tools in the shop: table saw, band saw, router, and drum sander. Upon completion, you will have an attractive and useful candle box with a sliding lid. Box making is a great skill that opens up a world of possibilities. Join us for this class and jump start your woodworking skills!
Tuition: $125

More Than A Cutting Board...Breadboard Ends!
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools and materials will be supplied
Description: Here’s a skill you can’t pass up! Breadboard ends are a signature of fine woodworking. It shows both your ability in the craft, as well as your understanding of wood movement. Though the process may seem a little intimidating, one night in the shop will have you armed and ready to add this decorative touch to many pieces to come. At home on a dining, coffee or end table, breadboard ends add structural stability to large panels that would have a tendency to cup or twist otherwise. In this evening class, Paul will walk you through the steps as you build a stylish cutting board...with breadboard ends. You will then be ready to tackle those larger panel project, confident in your craft as a woodworker!
Tuition: $135

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools are provided but you can also bring your own.
Description: The thrill of creating something useful and beautiful with your own hands, not to mention the variety of materials available, expands the horizon of pen making and is limited only by your imagination. Did you know that stunning pens can be turned in everything from wood to acrylics? Acrylics can be a little more tedious but the end product is as beautiful as wood in it's own way. Join Chris as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Have you ever wanted to make something yourself but you just didn't know what?! Join us in our wooden pen turning class and learn the basics of pen making; wood selection, turning blanks, choosing a pen kit and producing a pen that will last for years. Great gift idea!
Tuition: $90

Cutting & Applying Crown Molding
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Description: You will learn how to properly cut your crown molding to make it fit in your application. Our instructor will teach you how to use a miter saw to make precise cuts and then to install your new crown molding. This project can be difficult, as there are often gaps in your work. With the instruction of our expert teacher, you will learn the tricks of the trade to make it fit the first time.
Tuition: $60

Cabinet Making
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Friday, July 14, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 16, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tape Measure, Cordless Drill, 6" #2 Square Drive Bit
Description: Sometime during everyone's woodworking life you will either have a request or your own personal need to build a cabinet. It's rare to find a seasoned woodworker who hasn't built a cabinet. Join Rick 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, Rick 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

End-Grain Cutting Board
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, July 17, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools are provided.
Description: This eye-catching kitchen accessory may look challenging, but it's amazingly easy to construct and makes for one tough cutting surface. In just a couple of evenings you too can make this striking project from maple, cherry and walnut. Join Sandy and help him rustle up some wood, clamps and water resistant glue and let's get started.
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Beginner's Lathe Class
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools will be provided.
Description: This is a hands on class that will introduce you to the basics of woodturning. The focus will be on how to safely use a lathe while having fun. You will learn how secure stock to the lathe as well as the basic parts of the lathe. Curtis will teach you how to use spindle gouges, scrapers, bowl gouges, parting tools, chucks and more. Basic Tool Sharpening will also be introduced. Come join Curtis and have some fun on the Lathe!
Tuition: $100

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, July 21, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Vegetable Holder
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Did you know that although storing tomatoes, bananas, and other fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator increases shelf life, it can actually damage the fruits and lose flavor! Increase your kitchen storage with this beautiful shelf system. This is a quick project that will look great in any home. The storage bins rotate giving you easy access to the contents inside. Any gardener or cook would love to have this storage at the tip of their fingers.
Tuition: $175

Finish the Job - Selecting the right finish
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Monday, July 24, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: If Applicable, Bring An Item You Want To Refinish
Description: Oil based, water based, tung oil, linseed oil, shellac, varnish…the list goes on and on! It’s easy to see why finishing can get a little intimidating. Well, it’s time to take the mystery out of finishing! Want to know how to get the water ring removed from the table? Have a scratch that needs to disappear? Which woods are prone to blotching and how do you prevent it? Understanding the various finishes available will help you to solve all sorts of woodworking challenges and protect your handmade treasure for generations to come. This hands on class will turn you into a finishing expert ready to tackle that next project. From surface preparation to finish selection to application, this class will walk you through the process, leaving you with the confidence to refinish your kitchen cabinets, upcycle that unique project or correctly finish that project you have invested so much time and energy in. Be sure to come with any questions you might have.
Tuition: $75

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: You've just purchased a router and some bits. It's a versatile machine that can be used in a vast assortment of woodworking operations. Before you plunge into router woodworking, come join Ron in learning the basics you should know that will make your endeavors safer, easier and altogether more satisfying. We'll differentiate between fixed and plunge base routers, motor size, collet size and simplify the types of routers. In this "hands on" class there will be exercises using a few of the most common bits such as a round over, edge forming, straight cutting and even a dado. The router table will be used and there will be discussion of the differences between hand-held and table operations. Care and maintenance of routers will be covered. Bring any and all questions as well as your router to the class. Join in the fun and begin your router adventure.
Tuition: $75

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
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: Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: Band saws are a very versatile tool, but they need to be tuned and maintained properly for optimal performance. Learn the techniques and skills to adjust your band saw and keep it performing to its potential. The class will cover blade selection, wheel alignment and adjustment, blade guides, table adjustment and other tricks to achieve top performance. You will leave the class with the knowledge to have your band saw performing tasks from sawing your own lumber to perfect circles and veneer reliably and easily.
Tuition: $75

Loose Tenon Joinery (Domino Coffee Table)
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, July 28, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools provided.
Description: Finally, a complement to the Domino End Table has arrived. This simple but elegant coffee table is constructed entirely with the Festool Domino joinery system. You will be amazed to see how the Domino makes true mortise-and-tenon joinery easy and fast. With it's ability to make accurate, durable and repeatable joints, the Domino goes far beyond the capabilities of a biscuit joiner or any other joining method available. This table uses all the benefits of the Domino's tenons strength to ensure a lasting fit. Like it's predecessor, it continues the simple lines of the end table and complements the functionality of the grouping. Constructed of Ambrosia Maple and Walnut, it's beauty will last generations to come. This class is surely to be as popular as the End table, so sign up early.
Tuition: $400
Tuition Notes: $300+$100 Materials Fee

Workshop Fundamentals - Basic Jigs and Fixtures
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Monday, July 31, 2017 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Work holding is the key to success or failure in the workshop. Learn about the types of materials, fasteners, machining and joining processes to help you with safe, efficient and productive completion of you projects. The class will cover substrate materials such as Baltic Birch plywood, MDF, MDO, particle board, melamine and laminate surface materials, plastics, aluminum, brass and steel. We will learn about drilling, tapping, threading and some basic machining and forming using tools available to most woodworkers.
Tuition: $125

CNC101
Instructor: William Haines
Class Times: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Description: CNC machining offers a consistent, repeatable way to carve, cut and engrave wood. With the General I-carver, results that once came from a sign shop or engraving studio are now available to smaller wood shops. Learn how to take a board and turn it into a decorative name plaque at home on any desk or mailbox. Students will select a piece of wood, prepare it for machining, and create a CNC file using Delcam's Artcam software. After that, the design will be engraved into the wood and finished with paint or metal leafing to turn it into a work of art. Bring a simple black and white image in .jpg, or .png format for extra decoration(not required).
Tuition: $85

Personalized Bottle Opener
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Looking for a fun, quick project? This personalized bottle opener is the perfect addition to any home bar! No previous woodworking experience is needed. Just come in for an evening and knock out this great project so you can get home and start enjoying it. Alternatively, it makes a great gift for any beer lover; build it yourself or sign someone up so they can come in and do it themselves. Several templates are available to personalize it using our in-house CNC.
Tuition: $100

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, August 4, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 10
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Sunday, August 6, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 10
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Glenn Fiedler
Class Times: Monday, August 7, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools are provided.
Description: From cutting and marking in the shop, to hunting and camping, to preparing a simple meal, a good knife is indispensable. Create a custom knife you will be proud to show and use for a lifetime, or give as an impressive gift. We will use a Japanese made kit that you can make a high-quality knife from without the metal working tools or expertise required to make the blade. This 8-1/4" overall length blade features a slightly dropped point. The knife is made from 5/32" thick 6A high carbon stainless steel for edge retention. It has a 3-5/8" blade section which is hollow ground and highly polished. Shape, mount and finish your custom handles for a truly one-of-a-kind, high-quality knife.
Tuition: $110

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Have you ever wanted to make something yourself but you just didn't know what?! Join us in our wooden pen turning class and learn the basics of pen making; wood selection, turning blanks, choosing a pen kit and producing a pen that will last for years. Great gift idea!
Tuition: $90

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools are provided but you can also bring your own.
Description: The thrill of creating something useful and beautiful with your own hands, not to mention the variety of materials available, expands the horizon of pen making and is limited only by your imagination. Did you know that stunning pens can be turned in everything from wood to acrylics? Acrylics can be a little more tedious but the end product is as beautiful as wood in it's own way. Join Chris as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90

Lecture Series - Shop Layout and Planning
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: You have this itch to work with your hands. You just retired and are ready to dive headfirst into your long awaited hobby. Once you buy the first tool, the process begins of organizing, reorganizing and adding more and more tools to the mix. So where do you start? Shop Planning and Layout are two of the most important issues to consider but in most cases put on the back burner until your makeshift shop becomes gridlock. In another one of our classes in the lecture series we help you ask the questions and then provide you with some viable answers. What are things to consider when planning, building or remodeling for a home woodworking space? We will cover topics ranging from layout, materials, material flow, safety, future expansion, electrical, plumbing, windows, insulation, security, site location/selection and HVAC as well as dust extraction/collection. Even with limited space or shared space in the garage, how can I make it more efficient? Is my woodworking limited due to space? This discussion focused class will give insight and perspective when planning your new adventure. Save yourself TIME and MONEY by doing your homework before you begin building or expanding your shop idea.
Tuition: $60

Southern Huntboard
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Friday, August 11, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All Supplies Will Be Provided
Description: Sideboard, credenza, buffet? No, it’s a Southern huntboard. This piece can find a home in nearly any part of the house. A hard working kitchen would gain substantial prep space, or perhaps you need a little more space in the dining room to set sides and beverages. It could even go seamlessly into a bedroom or hall way. Let’s not forget what a great time you’ll have building this piece. We are going to get our hands on the Festool domino to help with joinery and breadboard ends. The Porter Cable dovetail jig will create the contrasting half blind dovetails in the drawers, while a few quick passes at the jointer will up your tapering skills.
Tuition: $400

Woodworking Basics For Women
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, August 14, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
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 Sandy as he shows you that women can be great woodworkers too!
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Daniel McNeill
Class Times: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Have you ever wanted to do some woodworking but were hesitant to start because it seemed out of reach? Scroll sawing is a woodworking technique that is easy to learn and doesn't involve very many tools. Sign up today and learn the basics of scroll sawing as well as safety, blade types, uses and basic scroll saw operation. You might discover the woodworker in you!
Tuition: $85

Workshop Fundamentals - Advanced Hand Held Routers
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Learn to take maximum advantage of one of the most useful and versatile machines in the wood shop. Please note however, this class will not cover dovetail jigs. It's all about guiding the router from point A to point B along the path you want it to take...safely. Topics will include bit selection, templates, base plates, guide bushings, interchangeable guide bearings and edge guides, just to name a few. Stopped cuts, plunge cuts, climb cutting and other techniques will help you get where you want to be. This is a hands-on class that will help you utilize the full potential of hand held routing.
Tuition: $125

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, August 18, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Woodworking Unplugged
Instructor: Todd Wood
Class Times: Saturday, August 19, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: The sound and feel of a sharp hand plane slicing thin shavings off a piece of wood is a very satisfying experience in contrast to the sometimes harsh sounds of the modern woodworking shop. It is also a link to the craftsmanship of the past. Join Woodworking Unplugged for a hands on day of fun, where we will construct two woodworking devices, a pair of winding sticks and a shooting board, using the three major groups of hand tools: hand planes, handsaws and chisels. You will also use measuring and marking tools as well as the workbench and vices. Sign up today!
Tuition: $100

Router Magic
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Sunday, August 20, 2017 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

Candle Box
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Monday, August 21, 2017 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Interested in woodworking? Here is a great class to get you started. You will familiarize yourself with some of the more commonly used tools in the shop: table saw, band saw, router, and drum sander. Upon completion, you will have an attractive and useful candle box with a sliding lid. Box making is a great skill that opens up a world of possibilities. Join us for this class and jump start your woodworking skills!
Tuition: $125

Intro To Epoxy
Instructor: William Haines
Class Times: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Silicone Mat (158721)
Description: You just found the perfect piece of mesquite for a project. Perfect grain, rich color, and beautiful coloring. It's perfect! Except, you know, for that big knot hole right there in the middle. Or, you're turning a bowl, forget to seal it when you step away, and the next day it has split almost in two. It happens to everyone, but there's a way to salvage such situations. The solution is epoxy. Epoxies and other resins allow woodworkers to salvage otherwise unusable woods by providing an adhesive, a structural filler, and a simple means of inlaying other materials. Intro to Epoxy will teach you how to apply epoxy and polyester resin, and how to use them to repair checks, cracks, and knot holes. Inlay techniques will be covered as well, from the popular turquoise nuggets, to eye catching metallic pigments. Epoxy can be messy, please wear clothes you would not mind discarding after the class, and possibly bring an extra change with you, just in case.
Tuition: $145
Tuition Notes: $125+$20 Materials Fee

Intro To Handplanes
Instructor: Curtis Turner
Class Times: Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Description: You will learn to use a range of handplanes to complement and enhance your skills. This class will focus on selection, set up, sharpening and usage of planes. You will use a variety of vintage and new handplanes. This course is for those new to handplanes or those wanting to get more from their own planes. Curtis conducts demonstrations for Lie-Nielsen nationally.
Tuition: $85

Build Your TEXAS Star
Instructor: Pete O'Rourke
Class Times: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Provided
Description: Join Pete as he walks you through the steps to make your own three dimensional Texas Star. In this class you will create your rustic Star using a Table saw, Sliding Miter saw, Router and Router table to complete multiple compound miter cuts. A Biscuit joiner and Brad nailer will be used to assemble approximately 20 pieces of wood. The Star will have two levels. The center Star will be made out of Texas Mesquite and the second level border is your choice of either Ambrosia Maple or rough sawn cedar (fence pickets will work) for a very rustic look. Due to the complexity and time constraints of this project, Pete (instructor) will complete all possible prep work prior to class. Students will be responsible for completing any staining and finishing at home. This is a popular offering at Woodcraft so sign up early to ensure your reservation.
Tuition: $425

Basic Figure Carving (Boot)
Instructor: Joe Gallio
Class Times: Monday, August 28, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: Join Joe as he walks you through the joyful art of figure carving. This skill is a great one to get under your belt so as to start applying it to your other woodworking projects! In this class, Joe will walk you through the process of creating a great looking boot.
Tuition: $85

Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Bring any tool you might want sharpened.
Description: Sharp tools are the keystone to a fine tuned shop. Chisels, knives, lathe tools and various items around the shop are instrumental in getting the most out of your woodworking skills. Join us as we show you the "rules" of sharpening all your essential woodworking tools.
Tuition: $75

Prep Your Wood - Measure twice, Cut ONCE!
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: You're cleaning out your garage or just tidying up your workshop and happened across that long abandoned woodworking project that you said you get back to.... right after you finished your routine home repairs. Or maybe you have decided to embark on your new Woodworking hobby. Whatever the case you'll need to dust off your skills in wood prep as well as marking and measuring. Most woodworking projects begin with careful consideration of wood preparation. Jointing, planing and dimensioning those rough cut boards is where it all starts. From there you need to mobilize your measuring skills otherwise known as LAYOUT. Layout tools consist of rules, tapes, squares, dividers and marking knives to name a few. Come join us as we take you from dreaming about sawdust to measuring and marking your way to the satisfaction of seeing your project complete.
Tuition: $75

Spray your Finish!
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All are provided.
Description: Advancement in technology has moved spraying finishes to the forefront of the finishing arena. Finishes and the tools that are now available can give superior results to any small shop woodworker. HVLP Spray equipment and vastly improved waterborne materials are game changers in the finishing arena. Spraying can be done safely by following the basics, choosing the right equipment, troubleshooting and solving any problems that may crop up. In this class you will learn all the techniques needed to give you a quick grasp of spraying your finish!
Tuition: $75

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, September 1, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Saturday, September 2, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 10
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Woodshop 101
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Sunday, September 3, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 10
Tools Required: Tools are provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

Build A Wooden Hand Plane
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: HANDS-ON. The hand plane is the "violin" of hand tools. It is a humble tool that can be used in the shaping and smoothing of almost every project you build. Paul will provide hands-on instruction as each student builds a Krenov-style wooden smoothing plane using a variety of hardwoods and a top-of-the-line Hock plane blade kit. This smoothing plane will cut beautifully and be a treasured lifetime tool. You will even make a small blade setting hammer. Cost includes all materials and each student will receive a full set of plans.
Tuition: $285

Cabinet Making
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Friday, September 8, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tape Measure, Cordless Drill, 6" #2 Square Drive Bit
Description: Sometime during everyone's woodworking life you will either have a request or your own personal need to build a cabinet. It's rare to find a seasoned woodworker who hasn't built a cabinet. Join Rick 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, Rick 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

Workshop Fundamentals - Alternative Materials
Instructor: Bill May
Class Times: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Take advantage of using acrylic, polycarbonate, phenolic, laminates, UHMW and HDPE. Find out about the properties and applications of each of these useful materials and how they can be put to best use in your wood shop. We will cover cutting, drilling, bending and adhering these materials for use in jigs, fixtures, and safety devices and other applications. Each student will get hands-on experience to make sure you know the process and technique when you get home and get to work.
Tuition: $125

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Daniel McNeill
Class Times: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Have you ever wanted to do some woodworking but were hesitant to start because it seemed out of reach? Scroll sawing is a woodworking technique that is easy to learn and doesn't involve very many tools. Sign up today and learn the basics of scroll sawing as well as safety, blade types, uses and basic scroll saw operation. You might discover the woodworker in you!
Tuition: $85

Cutting & Applying Crown Molding
Instructor: Kenneth Lightle
Class Times: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 6
Description: You will learn how to properly cut your crown molding to make it fit in your application. Our instructor will teach you how to use a miter saw to make precise cuts and then to install your new crown molding. This project can be difficult, as there are often gaps in your work. With the instruction of our expert teacher, you will learn the tricks of the trade to make it fit the first time.
Tuition: $60

Get a Handle on Knife Making
Instructor: Glenn Fiedler
Class Times: Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools are provided.
Description: From cutting and marking in the shop, to hunting and camping, to preparing a simple meal, a good knife is indispensable. Create a custom knife you will be proud to show and use for a lifetime, or give as an impressive gift. We will use a Japanese made kit that you can make a high-quality knife from without the metal working tools or expertise required to make the blade. This 8-1/4" overall length blade features a slightly dropped point. The knife is made from 5/32" thick 6A high carbon stainless steel for edge retention. It has a 3-5/8" blade section which is hollow ground and highly polished. Shape, mount and finish your custom handles for a truly one-of-a-kind, high-quality knife.
Tuition: $110

Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class
Instructor: David Dick
Class Times: Friday, September 15, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Feel free to bring in your own lathe tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

Mastering Dovetail Jigs
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All tools provided.
Description: Get the most from your router by adding a Dovetail Jig when joining your work. In this class, Jerry will guide you through setting up and using both the Leigh and Porter Cable dovetail jigs. From drawers to jewelry boxes, dovetails are a simple way to make strong and beautiful corners. Learn the techniques of dovetails without all the hand-cut dovetail detailing work.
Tuition: $125

Elegant Shelves
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Are you looking to further your burgeoning interest in woodworking? Here is your class! In this one day course, Paul will assist you as you construct an elegant shelf system that will look great in any room of your house! Constructed of walnut and maple, the contrasting woods bring your eye straight to the piece, while the minimalist design allows it to blend seamlessly into the room. In order to construct this piece, you will get your hands on the jointer, planer, table saw, and router, making it a great follow-up class to woodworking 101. This is a great opportunity to be rewarded with a beautiful piece of furniture for the price of one fun day in the shop.
Tuition: $125

End-Grain Cutting Board
Instructor: Sandy Sternadel
Class Times: Monday, September 18, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools are provided.
Description: This eye-catching kitchen accessory may look challenging, but it's amazingly easy to construct and makes for one tough cutting surface. In just a couple of evenings you too can make this striking project from maple, cherry and walnut. Join Sandy and help him rustle up some wood, clamps and water resistant glue and let's get started.
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

Turning Acrylic Pens
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools are provided but you can also bring your own.
Description: The thrill of creating something useful and beautiful with your own hands, not to mention the variety of materials available, expands the horizon of pen making and is limited only by your imagination. Did you know that stunning pens can be turned in everything from wood to acrylics? Acrylics can be a little more tedious but the end product is as beautiful as wood in it's own way. Join Chris as he takes you from plastic to perfect!
Tuition: $90

Turning A Wooden Pen
Instructor: Chris McCarron
Class Times: Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Have you ever wanted to make something yourself but you just didn't know what?! Join us in our wooden pen turning class and learn the basics of pen making; wood selection, turning blanks, choosing a pen kit and producing a pen that will last for years. Great gift idea!
Tuition: $90

Garden Bench
Instructor: Glenn Fiedler
Class Times: Friday, September 22, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: The backless bench is a great looking piece that will look great both indoors or out! The class will be a hands-on learning experience using nearly all the tools in the shop: table saw, planer jointer, drill press and sander. For the final joinery, you will use one of the newest tools on the market, the festool domino! This is a wonderful skill to acquire to create strong, beautiful joints in no time flat. Come prepared to have fun, learn and create something beautiful!
Tuition: $275

Router Basics
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Monday, September 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: You've just purchased a router and some bits. It's a versatile machine that can be used in a vast assortment of woodworking operations. Before you plunge into router woodworking, come join Jerry in learning the basics you should know that will make your endeavors safer, easier and altogether more satisfying. We'll differentiate between fixed and plunge base routers, motor size, collet size and simplify the types of routers. In this "hands on" class there will be exercises using a few of the most common bits such as a round over, edge forming, straight cutting and even a dado. The router table will be used and there will be discussion of the differences between hand-held and table operations. Care and maintenance of routers will be covered. Bring any and all questions as well as your router to the class. Join in the fun and begin your router adventure.
Tuition: $75

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Paul Sauder
Class Times: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: When setting up a new workshop, the first big purchase for most people is a Tablesaw. There are 3 different categories of saws, beginning with the benchtop, contractor and the full size cabinet saw. With its flat, circular spinning blade, the tablesaw can make all sorts of cuts, among them grooves, dadoes, rabbets, ripcuts, crosscuts and a variety of other woodworking joints. A tablesaw is usually only as good as the fence system it employs as well as an accurate miter gauge. As most everyone knows, safety is a prime concern when using power equipment, especially tablesaws. SAWSTOP has taken some of the guesswork out of that arena but it still needs to be a focus of tablesaw education. Come join in as we take you through the in's and out's of this hardworking tool and show you how you can learn to use this investment in time and money to build some beautiful projects.
Tuition: $75

Band Saw Basics and Tuning
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: All provided.
Description: Band saws are a very versatile tool, but they need to be tuned and maintained properly for optimal performance. Learn the techniques and skills to adjust your band saw and keep it performing to its potential. The class will cover blade selection, wheel alignment and adjustment, blade guides, table adjustment and other tricks to achieve top performance. You will leave the class with the knowledge to have your band saw performing tasks from sawing your own lumber to perfect circles and veneer reliably and easily.
Tuition: $75

Finish the Job - Selecting the right finish
Instructor: Rick Chichester
Class Times: Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1 - 6
Tools Required: If Applicable, Bring An Item You Want To Refinish
Description: Oil based, water based, tung oil, linseed oil, shellac, varnish…the list goes on and on! It’s easy to see why finishing can get a little intimidating. Well, it’s time to take the mystery out of finishing! Want to know how to get the water ring removed from the table? Have a scratch that needs to disappear? Which woods are prone to blotching and how do you prevent it? Understanding the various finishes available will help you to solve all sorts of woodworking challenges and protect your handmade treasure for generations to come. This hands on class will turn you into a finishing expert ready to tackle that next project. From surface preparation to finish selection to application, this class will walk you through the process, leaving you with the confidence to refinish your kitchen cabinets, upcycle that unique project or correctly finish that project you have invested so much time and energy in. Be sure to come with any questions you might have.
Tuition: $75

The "Rolling Arm" (Bent Lamination) Savannah Chair
Instructor: Jerry Davis
Class Times: Friday, September 29, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, October 1, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: All tools provided.
Description: The most important criterion for an indoor/outdoor chair is that it be comfortable for relaxing, reading and conversing in a study or garden setting. We decided to take a chair that is well known for comfort, relaxation and traditional adirondack design and get outside the box. Our creation is a version that is easier to get in and out of. To add some character we put some playful curves and "Rolled" the arms to increase the comfort. A similar version of this chair can be seen in the April issue of Fine Woodworking magazine appropriately called "Adirondack with a Twist." The back of our chair will be a bit taller and to make the chair easier to get out of the seat will also be higher. The wide curved arms make a fantastic visual statement as well as provide structural integrity. They are made from eight, 1/8" thick laminations and this adds the final touches to a uniquely elegant chair.
Tuition: $375
Tuition Notes: $275+$100 Materials Fee