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Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: This class is an overview of the various sharpening methods, techniques, jigs and abrasives/sharpening stones commonly used to sharpen most woodworking hand tools. The lecture and demonstration by Mickey will also cover the use of power grinding, both wet and dry, with various abrasives along with slower and less efficient methods employed to achieve a sharp edge on chisels, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. This class is intended to clear up any confusion or mysteries that beginners or even advanced woodworkers have about tool sharpening. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to use some of the available equipment. Students are also encouraged to bring in a dull chisel or plane blade to enhance the discussion.
Tuition: $65

How To Make Routed Dovetails
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Many woodworkers find dovetailing jigs for the router very frustrating to set up. In this class, Andrew will explain his method for routing dovetails successfully. The Porter-Cable 4212 Dovetailing fixture will be used in class to route through dovetails; half blind dovetails and rabbeted half-blind dovetails. This class is meant to relieve the frustration that many encounter. Students will be given the opportunity to use the equipment that Andrew will focus on. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Carve a Decorative Pineapple
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, May 27, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: 30 or 35 mm x #5 straight gouge, 20 mm x #5 fish tail gouge, #12 x 6 mm V- parting tool, short & straight carving knife, mallet, eye & hearing protection
Description: The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality in New England. In this two evening class, students will be able to take their carving skills and knowledge to the next level by completing a high-relief carved pineapple that can be hung from your front door as a sign that a hearty welcome awaits within. Mickey will cover the development of the full-size pattern and have students cut out their carving blanks on the bandsaw before carving can begin at the bench. Close attention to detail will be stressed along with learning how to precisely control chisel movements and execute delicate details while creating and texturing a historic decoration. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $125

Introduction To Using Pocket-Hole Screws For Wood
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: Using pocket-hole screw joinery is an incredibly fast, strong, and simple way of joining wood. It essentially involves drilling a hole at an angle into one work piece, and then joining it to a second workpiece with self-tapping screws. In this hands-on class, students will be given an opportunity to learn how and use the various jigs and methods designed to incorporate this technique of wood joinery by making a small project. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $65

Scroll Saw 101
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Eye protection & dust mask
Description: Step into the classroom and right up to the scroll saw, even if it's your first time using one! We'll get right down to several practice exercises that increase in difficulty as you go. Cover these items: Overview of scroll saw history, types, parts and uses. Introduction of the four major steps for every cut. Transfer of patterns to wood and completion of simple cuts: straight, wavy, jagged. Cutting of a simple object on the scroll saw. Use of the loop method to create continuous, flowing cuts. Use of a drill bit to start interior cuts and completion of the cuts on the scroll saw. Use of a backing board to cut very small objects.
Tuition: $75

The KISS Philosophy On Wood Finishing
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Notebook and pencil
Description: So you just finished constructing your masterpiece and you are suddenly aware that you now have to put a finish on it. So you go to the store and suddenly find yourself confronted with shelves of cans of all sorts with advertising that says this is the best finish since sliced bread! Who or what do you want to believe. In this class, Mickey will clear up those confusing questions and more by guiding students in the fine art and mysteries of choosing the proper finish. Students will learn the difference between materials and where and when to use them such as shellac, polyurethane varnish, and oil finishes just to name a few. Students are encouraged to bring their questions and enthusiasm to this fun and informative class. Here's an interesting question. Do you know why M&Ms don't melt in your hand? The first student to answer correctly will win a bag of M&Ms. Don't miss out!
Tuition: $65

Build A Planter Box Using Pocket-Hole Joinery
Instructor: Victor D'Alfonso
Class Times: Friday, June 03, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection
Description: The deck/patio planter is made using pocket-hole joinery and is challenging enough for even the intermediate woodworker. During the class, students have an opportunity to use the Kreg pocket-hole system to make right angle, edge and miter joints. This project uses cypress wood which is rot resistant and can be oiled or left to weather naturally. The overall design will be provided in the student handout and can be easily adapted for planters of different shapes and heights. There is an additional materials fee of $65.
Tuition: $110

Build A Classic Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, June 04, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, June 05, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: The Adirondack chair is an American icon that invokes images of lazy summer days at the lake, by the pool or at a barbecue. Even a few minutes in this comfortable seat puts your mind into vacation mode. In this two day class, not only will you enjoy building a lasting classic but also enjoy the chair's durability by being made from decay resistant wood such as cypress or red cedar. By using simple pattern-routing techniques and simple joinery will ensure simple assembly and rock-solid construction for years of use. There is an additional materials fee of $85.
Tuition: $225

Introduction To the Bandsaw
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: none
Description: The bandsaw is capable of many useful operations in the workshop that include re-sawing, cutting curved parts and an efficient backup to cutting wood when a table saw or chop saw are not practical. In this class, Mickey will explain and demonstrate the basic operation and uses of the bandsaw that also include several useful jigs to maximize the bandsaw's efficiency and accuracy. Students will also learn how to setup and align the machine using various blade sizes and teeth configurations along with proper maintenance practices and trouble shooting.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Hand Tools
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: None
Description: This class is designed for those woodworkers who are either just getting into the craft or have been exclusively using woodworking machinery in their work and wonder why they can't make wood joints fit properly or have a hard time preparing wood surfaces for a flawless finish. Part of the answer to these problems is in the proper use of hand tools such as hand saws, chisels, planes and scrapers. Mickey will also introduce students to the proper selection and use of layout and measuring tools for consistency and accuracy. By incorporating properly tuned-up hand tools into your work, you are bound to become a better woodworker.
Tuition: $65

How To Make Mitered Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, June 09, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Combination square, pencil, eye & hearing protection
Description: The dovetail joint is often left exposed as a testament of the skill of the artisan. However the outer edge is often covered by moldings. Not all designs require such moldings. By mitering the outer edge of the dovetail joint, a cleaner, sleeker look can be achieved. Such clever use of joinery is a sign of a craftsperson's skills maturing. This class will guide students through the steps for cutting this useful joint so they may employ it in their own projects. It will also prepare students for upcoming classes. There is an additional materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Make A Band Sawn Wooden Box
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, June 11, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Boxes are fascinating. While an unopened box is only a vessel, a package, or container, it contents are unknown and presents an air of mystery. It lures us with a promise that something desirable lies concealed inside. In this hands-on class, students will be able to create their own air of mystery by constructing a simple box with only the use of the bandsaw, belt sander, and a few common hand tools. This is a fun and creative way to stretch your imagination while developing skills that will be useful in other woodworking projects. The finished box will also make a wonderful gift for that special someone on your gift list. There is an additional materials fee of $15.
Tuition: $110

Scroll Saw Club Meeting
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Sunday, June 12, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 30
Tools Required: none
Description: Attention all scroll saw users and woodworkers. This is the second meeting of a new Scroll Saw Club that will give like minded woodworkers the opportunity to get together in order to share and enjoy the scroll saw and the many avenues open to this form of woodworking. This meeting is free and open to everybody with an interest in scrolling. No experience is necessary. You don't need to own a scroll saw to get involved. The only prerequisite is to bring enthusiasm and willingness to share ideas. This is a club so it will be as good as what we all bring to it....Ideas, sharing, and enthusiasm.
Tuition: $0

Build A Mission-Style Coffee Table
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, June 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, June 17, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: contact the store for details
Description: This the first in a series of hands-on furniture making classes involving traditional Mission or Arts & Craft style furniture made from quarter-sawn white oak. In this class, students will build a Mission-style coffee table over the course of five days. Mission furniture promises to add style to any living room or family room while showcasing your new learned skills and craftsmanship. As students are guided by Mickey, they will learn how to cut and fit mortise and tenon joinery, prepare and dimension stock, make simple drawers used to store TV and DVD remotes, magazines,etc. In addition, there is an open bottom shelf to display books and art objects. Best of all, there will be future classes in making complimentary end tables or night stands, a bookcase, and TV stand. There is a separate materials fee of $250 that includes all wood and hardware.
Tuition: $425

Introduction to Knife Making
Instructor: Bob Pacini
Class Times: Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: This class is about taking a metal knife blank and adding a wooden handle by applying what is known as wooden scales. Bob is an experienced knife maker and in this class he will show students how to create a one-of-a- kind product to call their own or use it as a unique gift. Knife makers are known to use either exotic or figured wood for the scales and are attached using rivets and finished with abrasives and a non-toxic finish. Various machine, hand tools and abrasives will be used in the process. All materials and tools will be provided as part of the class fee.
Tuition: $110

Natural-Edge Green Wood Bowl Turning
Instructor: Rick Angus
Class Times: Saturday, June 18, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 19, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Bowl turning tools if you have them
Description: In this two day class, learn how to turn natural-edge (bark-rim) bowls from green(wet) wood recently cut and provided by the instructor. Students will receive a refresher in the fundamental gouge and scraper cutting techniques. Students will also learn to focus on developing an eye for making pleasing shapes while incorporating the bark of the tree as the rim of the bowl. Rick will also show students how to touch-up their bevel-guided technique thus helping them form the smooth curves of the bowl. The bowl that students turn will require a steady hand as cutting the rim is interrupted. Rick's aim to this approach is to get a graceful curve through this interrupted cut. Students will walk away with a bowl that will need to further dry out and can easily be sanded at home with a round pad mounted in a hand drill. There is an additional materials fee of $30 that will be payable to the instructor.
Tuition: $225

Introduction To Making Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: none
Description: Hand-cut dovetails joints are considered to be the strongest and most eye-appealing of all wood joinery. In addition, they offer a challenge to woodworkers wishing to create a lasting effect on their work. In this class, Mickey will provide insight through a series of demonstrations on how these joints are created using basic hand tools and skills that anyone can master. This class is intended to show students what tools and skills are necessary so they too can create hand-cut dovetails either on their own or in future hands-on woodworking classes.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Woodshop Power Tools
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil
Description: This class is an overview, primarily for beginners who want to equip and setup their workshop with the necessary stationary and portable power tools in order to become a more effective and efficient woodworker. With Mickey's 30 years of woodworking experience, he will demonstrate and explain to students the various capabilities of these tools that include table saws, band saws, jointer and thickness planners, drill presses, wood lathes, mortise & tenon machines, etc. Included in this overview are various routers and other useful portable power tools like sanders, biscuit joiners, and less known specialty power tools. Students will be given ample time to ask questions and try their hand with some of the machines. This class is a good starting point for those who wish to take advanced classes in the safe and proper use of individual machines that will be offered in future hands-on classes.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to the joys of wood turning by learning how to make a wooden pen on the wood lathe. Students will also be introduced to lathe safety, lathe turning tools and important accessories as they apply to both spindle and bowl turning. By taking this introductory course, students will be better prepared to take further hands-on wood turning classes. All tools and materials will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

Build a Shaker Bench
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Combination square, pencil, eye & hearing protection
Description: The Shaker Meeting Houses were the core of their communities. They chose very simple yet elegant benches to furnish their meeting place. Students will learn to reproduce an example from the Shaker Village in Hancock, MA. This design features cross lap notched legs as well as a shaped apron. Students will make this fine bench out of cherry in one day under Andrew's close supervision. The bench is approximately 35-1/2 " wide x 9-1/2" deep x 16-3/4" high. There is an additional materials fee of $85.
Tuition: $110

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: This class is an overview of the various sharpening methods, techniques, jigs and abrasives/sharpening stones commonly used to sharpen most woodworking hand tools. The lecture and demonstration by Mickey will also cover the use of power grinding, both wet and dry, with various abrasives along with slower and less efficient methods employed to achieve a sharp edge on chisels, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. This class is intended to clear up any confusion or mysteries that beginners or even advanced woodworkers have about tool sharpening. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to use some of the available equipment. Students are also encouraged to bring in a dull chisel or plane blade to enhance the discussion.
Tuition: $65

Cabinet Scrapers - Use and Care
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Basic cabinet card scraper
Description: The cabinet card scraper is one of the most powerful but least understood hand tools. If sharpened and used properly, it can create a wood surface finish far superior to using abrasives and power sanders. In this hands-on class, students will learn the proper sharpening methods and techniques necessary to achieve a consistent sharp edge and results. Mickey will also introduce curved edge scrapers and how you can make your own from discarded tool steel. Learning how to use the basic cabinet scraper will immediately elevate your skill and abilities in fine woodworking.
Tuition: $65

Woodcarving For Beginners
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Friday, July 01, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Contact Walpole store for tool list
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to woodcarving through the use of several simple exercises designed to teach students about proper chisel selection and how to keep them sharp. In addition, the carving exercises will teach students about basic design principals along with consideration of wood characteristics and how to read the grain in determining the direction of cuts. These simple exercises involve low relief type carving and can be the basis for learning more advanced skills as they apply to carving in the round and other forms of woodcarving.
Tuition: $120

Introduction to Routers 101
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: The router is considered to be the most versatile power tool in any workshop. In addition, it offers a means to complete complex tasks efficiently. In this class, Mickey will provide insight through a series of demonstrations on how a hand-held router can be employed safely in a variety of basic tasks used in wood joinery as well as edge and surface shaping. There will also be a demonstration of various jigs that can be employed with the hand-held router. Time permitting, students will be given a hands-on opportunity to perform certain tasks under close supervision of the instructor. By taking this class, students will have a fundamental understanding of the router that will be helpful in future, more advanced woodworking classes.
Tuition: $70

How To Make Half-Blind Dovetails By Hand
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, July 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: none
Description: In this demonstration, Mickey will show students how to properly layout and accurately cut and fit half-blind dovetails by using basic hand tools and skills anyone can master. This class is intended to show students what tools and skills are necessary to create this appealing and useful joint. Half-blind dovetails are commonly used to join sides to a drawer front as well as in traditional case construction.
Tuition: $65

Build A Tusk-Pinned Trestle Table
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, July 11, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, July 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Woodcraft will supply all necessary hand tools but students are encouraged to bring their own
Description: Since colonial days, kitchen and dining room tables have served as the heart of the home. This trestle table follows in the footsteps of its Colonial predecessors. Simple but sturdy, this table is the perfect multi-purpose meeting place for serving meals, doing homework, or sharing conversation. In this week-long class, students will learn how to construct this timeless design which will compliment nearly any decor. With its rock-solid joinery and economical design, students will come to appreciate its attractive and functional knock-down assembly. There is an additional materials fee of $250.
Tuition: $385

Make a Craftsman Tool Tote
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Sunday, July 17, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: All tools and materials supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Many of you may have remembered your Dad's toolbox and how it always seemed to have everything needed to repair a broken chair or hang a screen door. In this two-day, hands-on class, students will learn the basics of hand-cut dovetails and wedge-tenon joinery as they build a nostalgic and useful woodworkers tool tote. This project is a great way to learn and practice the use of traditional wood joinery. This tool tote was originally designed by Mario Rodriguez and was featured in the April/May 2013 issue of Woodcraft Magazine. There is an additional materials fee of $80.
Tuition: $210

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw Without Sheddi
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: The tablesaw is considered to be the focal point of any well-equipped workshop. This class is designed primarily for the beginner just starting out in woodworking and to introduce students through hands-on experience the safe and proper way of using the tablesaw. Mickey will demonstrate the basic operations of ripping and crosscutting along with the proper setup and blade selection for each of the operations. In addition, various jigs will be demonstrated and used to augment the tablesaw's versatility in making wood joints safely and efficiently. This class will also be a prerequisite for more advanced courses that involve tablesaw use.
Tuition: $65

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to the joys of wood turning by learning how to make a wooden pen on the wood lathe. Students will also be introduced to lathe safety, lathe turning tools and important accessories as they apply to both spindle and bowl turning. By taking this introductory course, students will be better prepared to take further hands-on wood turning classes. All tools and materials will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: This class is an overview of the various sharpening methods, techniques, jigs and abrasives/sharpening stones commonly used to sharpen most woodworking hand tools. The lecture and demonstration by Mickey will also cover the use of power grinding, both wet and dry, with various abrasives along with slower and less efficient methods employed to achieve a sharp edge on chisels, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. This class is intended to clear up any confusion or mysteries that beginners or even advanced woodworkers have about tool sharpening. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to use some of the available equipment. Students are also encouraged to bring in a dull chisel or plane blade to enhance the discussion.
Tuition: $65

Spindle Turn a Wooden Mallet
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: A round, wooden mallet is an essential part of any woodworker's tool kit. In this class Mickey will guide students in the basics of spindle turning while making a useful and unique looking mallet. Students will be given an opportunity to create different shapes and sizes in their quest to design and make a useful tool while learning a practical approach to spindle turning. There is a separate materials fee of $10.
Tuition: $85

Build A Classic Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 31, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, pencil
Description: The Adirondack chair is an American icon that invokes images of lazy summer days at the lake, by the pool or at a barbecue. Even a few minutes in this comfortable seat puts your mind into vacation mode. Not only will you enjoy building a lasting classic but also enjoy the chair's durability by being made from decay resistant wood such as cypress or red cedar. By using simple pattern-routing techniques and simple joinery will ensure simple assembly and rock-solid construction for years of use. There is an additional materials fee of $85.
Tuition: $225

Introduction to Routers 101
Instructor: Andrew Teixeira
Class Times: Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: The router is considered to be the most versatile power tool in any workshop. In addition, it offers a means to complete complex tasks efficiently. In this class, Andrew will provide insight through a series of demonstrations on how a hand-held router can be employed safely in a variety of basic tasks used in wood joinery as well as edge and surface shaping. There will also be a demonstration of various jigs that can be employed with the hand-held router. Time permitting, students will be given a hands-on opportunity to perform certain tasks under close supervision of the instructor. By taking this class, students will have a fundamental understanding of the router that will be helpful in future, more advanced woodworking classes. There is an additional $10 materials fee.
Tuition: $85

Scroll Saw Club Meeting
Instructor: Melita Quesada
Class Times: Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 20
Tools Required: none
Description: Attention all scroll saw users and woodworkers. This is the third meeting of a new Scroll Saw Club that will give like minded woodworkers the opportunity to get together in order to share and enjoy the scroll saw and the many avenues open to this form of woodworking. This meeting is free and open to everybody with an interest in scrolling. No experience is necessary. You don't need to own a scroll saw to get involved. The only prerequisite is to bring enthusiasm and willingness to share ideas. This is a club so it will be as good as what we all bring to it....Ideas, sharing, and enthusiasm.
Tuition: $0

Build An Heirloom Bookcase
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, August 19, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Dovetail saw, bench chisels, coping saw, combination square, #4 bench plane, marking gauge, pencil and paper, eye & hearing protection
Description: Everyone can use a few extra shelves especially bookcases. Bookshelves can work in any room and probably would be filled as soon as the finish dries. In this week-long class, Mickey will guide students in the construction of a free-standing, elegant, solid wood bookcase with four shelves. Students will learn how to construct a carcass using dovetails and face frames that employ mortise and tenon joinery. Approximate size is: 50"H x 30"W x 11"D. There is an additional materials fee of $180.
Tuition: $400

Introduction To Woodturning and Make a Wooden Pen
Instructor: Steve Wiseman
Class Times: Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: notebook and pencil, eye protection
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to the joys of wood turning by learning how to make a wooden pen on the wood lathe. Students will also be introduced to lathe safety, lathe turning tools and important accessories as they apply to both spindle and bowl turning. By taking this introductory course, students will be better prepared to take further hands-on wood turning classes. All tools and materials will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $85

Introduction To Sharpening Methods and Techniques
Instructor: Mickey Callahan
Class Times: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: eye protection, notebook and pencil
Description: This class is an overview of the various sharpening methods, techniques, jigs and abrasives/sharpening stones commonly used to sharpen most woodworking hand tools. The lecture and demonstration by Mickey will also cover the use of power grinding, both wet and dry, with various abrasives along with slower and less efficient methods employed to achieve a sharp edge on chisels, plane blades, turning tools, scrapers and carving chisels. This class is intended to clear up any confusion or mysteries that beginners or even advanced woodworkers have about tool sharpening. Time permitting, students will be given an opportunity to use some of the available equipment. Students are also encouraged to bring in a dull chisel or plane blade to enhance the discussion.
Tuition: $65