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Introduction to Hand-Cut Dovetails
Instructor: Grant Lutz
Class Times: Saturday, August 01, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Dovetail & fret saw, marking gauge, dovetail marker, dividers, small comb. or dbl sq., set of bevel edge chisels (1/2, 3/8, 1/4, 1/8"), mallet, smooth, shooting and skew block planes, steel hammer, pallet knife, marking knife, shooting board, .5mm pencil
Description: Want to “sign” your work with your own hand-cut dovetails? Learn the fundamentals of executing this fundamental furniture joint using traditional hand tool methods. As part of conveying an efficient method for cutting the through dovetail by hand, proper technique for sharpening edge tools, stock preparation, laying out and marking the tail and pin boards, hand sawing, paring with a chisel to a line and gluing and assembly will be covered. Each student will learn and practice hands-on techniques at the bench and execute at least one successful through dovetail joint.
Tuition: $95

Introduction to Marquetry
Instructor: Jane Burke
Class Times: Sunday, August 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Equipment Supplied & Available For Purchase After Class - bring your reading glasses.
Description: You will make a small project that will incorporate most of the basic cutting and glueing techniques required to do almost any marquetry project. You will also learn about veneer selection, creating patterns and basic finishing. You will leave class with your own marquetry panel and a valuable new skill.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Class project supplies included in tuition

Sharpening Chisels and Plane Irons
Instructor: Robert Stebbins
Class Times: Saturday, August 08, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Plane iron or chisel of good quality and good quality water stones for sharpening.
Description: Sharpening is a critical aspect of woodworking. In this class, students will be presented with an overview, a detailed process and a demonstration on how to sharpen plane irons and chisels. Sharpening supplies, tools, and helpful jigs will be discussed as well as several alternate sharpening approaches/methods. Students will practice sharpening their personal plane irons, chisels and card scrapers with help from the instructor.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: $110 for both this class and turning tools.

Hand Plane Basics
Instructor: Robert Stebbins
Class Times: Saturday, August 08, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Safety glasses
Description: Learn important skills about preparing, using and maintaining your hand planes. Topics include plane and blade types, setting up and adjusting your plane, sharpening, caring for your plane and techniques of use. Students receive a discount of 20% on the purchase of one (1) new, Wood River hand plane.
Tuition: $75

Sharpening Turning Tools
Instructor: John Hatton
Class Times: Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Good quality HSS turning tools
Description: Using sharp tools is critical to successful turning, and knowing what equipment to use and how to use that equipment makes sharpening easier. We will cover slow speed grinders, the Sorby Pro Edge Sharpening System and the Tormek, and demonstrate how to achieve a good cutting edge by hand and various jigs. Preferred bevel angles and edge profiles for various tools will be reviewed.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: $110 for both this class and plane irons/chisels

Turn A Wine Bottle Stopper
Instructor: John Hatton
Class Times: Sunday, August 09, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Mask.
Description: Wine bottle stoppers make great gifts and can be turned in a small amount of time. In this class we will turn a wooden top for a stainless steel bottle stopper. Techniques used for making a cork or silicone stopper will also be discussed. This is a great project for beginning and intermediate wood turners. All materials and tools will be provided.
Tuition: $50

Turning Hollow Vessels
Instructor: John Hatton
Class Times: Saturday, August 15, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Tools Required: Safety glasses, 3/8" bowl gouge, 1/4" and 3/8" spindle (detail) gouge, 3/8" bedan, 1/16" parting tool, small Easy Wood Roughing and hollowing tools, or hollowing tool of your choice. Optional tools; #2MT Jacobs chuck & 3/8" drill bit.
Description: Through discussion and demonstrations, you will learn to design and create your own style of small hollow vessels. The goal of this class is to produce a small Hollow Form Vase with integral rim. We will explore the use of a variety of hollowing tools and techniques beyond the ones listed for the class. We will talk about design, wood selection, tool usage and sharpening in addition to sanding and finishing.
Tuition: $110

Turning Platters and Shallow Bowls
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Class Times: Sunday, August 16, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 3/8" bowl gouge or fingernail gouge with side grind. (1/8" parting tool, 3/8" spindle gouge and chuck with standard jaws will be provided during class)
Description: From platters to bowls, chuck turning is a whole new adventure for those who want to get even more creative. Frank teaches you the proper ways of roughing down a platter or bowl and the various ways of chucking your work. Various ways of sanding will also be discussed. Take home a completed platter or bowl to show your loved ones what you made!
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Terry Nielsen
Class Times: Friday, August 21, 2015 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 23, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, pencil, tape measure and dust mask.
Description: Few things are as uniquely American as an Adirondack chair. Build this timeless classic in our 3-day Adirondack chair class. You will learn how to use templates for consistent and repeatable component piece completion. You will then assemble those components into your own backyard masterpiece. Once you have completed this class you will be able to use these techniques to build additional Adirondack chairs for yourself, friends and relatives. Tools used during this class will include the Table Saw, Band Saw, Miter Saw, Spindle and Disk Sander, Router and Drill Driver.
Tuition: $250
Tuition Notes: All Materials Included

Introduction to Turning I, Spindles
Instructor: John Hatton
Class Times: Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, breathing protection, pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn spindles. You will complete an attractive bud vase in either walnut or cherry. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: $135 For both spindles and bowls. Materials included

Introduction to Turning II, Bowls
Instructor: John Hatton
Class Times: Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, breathing protection, light weight leather gloves, pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn a bowl. You will complete an attractive bowl of your own design about six inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: $135 For both spindles and bowls. Materials included

Fundamentals Of Woodworking I
Instructor: Paul Fussell
Class Times: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 03, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses. Other tools required will be discussed during the first class.
Description: In Fundamentals of Woodworking I, you will learn the basic aspects, safety measures and uses of power tools and furniture assembly procedures. You will complete a small wall hanging cabinet. You will gain hands-on experience with basic joinery' how to "4 square" a board as well as hardware installation by the end of the last session.
Tuition: $295
Tuition Notes: All materials included

Pen Turning
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Class Times: Saturday, September 05, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust mask, pencils.
Description: Improve your turning skills making two pens with wood and/or acrylic. Also learn sanding and finishing fundamentals. Use your creative talents to fashion a pen that you will be proud to show to all of your friends and say, "I made this". Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: All Materials Included

Turn hollow vessels without hollowing tools
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Class Times: Sunday, September 06, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust mask, spindle gouge, parting tool, bowl gouge.
Description: Frank will lead you through the process of forming a vessel shape, separating it into two parts, hollowing each section with conventional tools and then recombining both parts. Various decorative accents will be used to hide the joint. If time allows, you will also make a three corner bowl from a cube.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Materials included.

Table Saw Basics and Techniques
Instructor: Grant Lutz
Class Times: Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust mask, tape measure and pencils
Description: Grant will teach you how to use a table saw safely and accurately. Each student will have the opportunity to practice many table saw operations including cross cutting, ripping and taper cuts.
Tuition: $135
Tuition Notes: All materials included

Boxes On The Bandsaw
Instructor: Terry Nielsen
Class Times: Sunday, September 13, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Mask, 4 - 6" "F" Style clamps that open 4". Optional: 2 - 6" Hand screw clamps
Description: Terry demonstrates the fundamentals of tuning a bandsaw for optimal performance and how to select a blade to use for different cuts. You will learn how to design, cut, sand and assemble a unique box on the bandsaw. Take home a project that will amaze your friends and family.
Tuition: $95

Band Saw Basics
Instructor: Jim Milam
Class Times: Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses and dust mask
Description: In this one-day class learn the fundamentals of band saw safety, operation, maintenance, and how to select the proper blade for a project. To demonstrate the versatility of the band saw, we will cover stack cutting, re-sawing, and cutting various shapes using templates, jigs, and free hand techniques. Apply what you learn by making a cutting board with three contrasting wood colors and a reindeer. The projects will also cover clamping techniques, use of a router, and food safe finishes.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Pen Turning
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Class Times: Sunday, September 27, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust mask, pencils.
Description: Improve your turning skills making two pens with wood and/or acrylic. Also learn sanding and finishing fundamentals. Use your creative talents to fashion a pen that you will be proud to show to all of your friends and say, "I made this". Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: All Materials Included

Cabinet Making Fundamentals
Instructor: Paul Fussell
Class Times: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, October 15, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, October 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask, tape measure, combination square, and pencil.
Description: In this 5-session, Cabinet Making Fundamentals class, you will learn the basic rules and standards of the modern day cabinet making industry. Learn the basic aspects of the KREG pocket hole jigs and joinery system. You will also learn about the other tools and machines necessary to complete a proper base cabinet. You will get hands-on experience with how to properly "4 square" a board. You will leave class with a small base cabinet with a drawer and door. All materials are furnished for this class.
Tuition: $270

Marquetry in Depth
Instructor: Jane Burke
Class Times: Saturday, October 17, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 18, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Bringing a packed lunch is recommended although there are several restaurants close by. Bring your reading glasses. Some students find a chair cushion useful.
Description: This class covers veneer selection, patterns, cutting techniques, glue-up options, inlaying, sanding and finishing. On Saturday you will get hands-on experience making a marquetry panel and gluing it to a substrate. Day two will start with sanding and finishing the panel. The rest of the day will be spent doing a larger design with plenty of time to get a feel for doing marquetry with your instructor at your side. You will leave with one finished marquetry panel and the second well on its way to becoming a beautiful piece of art.
Tuition: $190
Tuition Notes: Equipment Supplied & Available For Purchase After Class. Bring your reading glasses.

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Peggy Johnson
Class Times: Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, pencil and notebook, dust mask
Description: Scroll-sawing is the most popular, rewarding and safest of all woodworking activities. The tool is easy for beginning woodworkers of all ages to create a wide variety of useful and fun items. This class will show you how to set-up and use the saw, select the proper blade for different projects, find or create and use patterns, and to sand and finish your creation. You will practice basic inside and outside cuts, complete a nameplate, puzzles, and a decorative ornament as time allows.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: All materials provided

Pen Turning
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Class Times: Sunday, October 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust mask, pencils.
Description: Improve your turning skills making two pens with wood and/or acrylic. Also learn sanding and finishing fundamentals. Use your creative talents to fashion a pen that you will be proud to show to all of your friends and say, "I made this". Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: All Materials Included

Introduction to Turning I, Spindles
Instructor: John Hatton
Class Times: Saturday, October 31, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, breathing protection, pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn spindles. You will complete an attractive bud vase in either walnut or cherry. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: $135 For both spindles and bowls. Materials included

Introduction to Turning II, Bowls
Instructor: John Hatton
Class Times: Sunday, November 01, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, breathing protection, light weight leather gloves, pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn a bowl. You will complete an attractive bowl of your own design about six inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: $135 For both spindles and bowls. Materials included

Basic Chip Carving
Instructor: Mickey Hudspeth
Class Times: Saturday, November 07, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Wayne Barton style carving knife (Hock "D", WC # 148537) Leave your knife at the store when you signup and Mickey will have it sharpened, ready for use in class.
Description: Get a great start at the art of chip carving from this one day course. Learn about the basics of chip carving, wood selection, carving design issues and how to hold the knife. Mickey provides you with a basswood carving blank and a 12 point rosette pattern that will utilize all of the basic cuts. Apply what you learn to make beautiful carvings or enhance other projects such as boxes, chests, bowls etc. He discusses the best technique to sharpen your knives so you will have the skill necessary for future work.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Fundamentals Of Woodworking II: A Six-Session Course
Instructor: Paul Fussell
Class Times: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, November 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, November 21, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses. Students Are Required To Furnish Hand Tools. A List Of Required Tools Will Be Provided prior to the class. If Needed Tools Can Be Purchased Through Woodcraft, A 10% Discount Will Be Applied
Description: In Fundamentals of Woodworking II, you will go in depth with basic hand tools. You will learn how to sharpen chisels, tune hand planes, hand-cut through and half-blind dovetails, also the proper way to use each tool. You will walk out of the final class with a finished step stool that will have hand cut dovetails, a through tenon and a hand-planed top and sides.
Tuition: $350
Tuition Notes: All materials included

Pen Turning
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Class Times: Sunday, November 29, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust mask, pencils.
Description: Improve your turning skills making two pens with wood and/or acrylic. Also learn sanding and finishing fundamentals. Use your creative talents to fashion a pen that you will be proud to show to all of your friends and say, "I made this". Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: All Materials Included

Polychromatic Christmas Ornaments
Instructor: Don Russell
Class Times: Sunday, December 06, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, roughing gouge, parting tool, skew, bowl gouge or spindle gouge, dust mask recommended but optional
Description: Learn how to make and turn a polychromatic Christmas ornament. Don will provide a turning blank for you to make an ornament, but he will also show you how to actually make the polychromatic blank from multiple segments of wood. Wood from around the world offers nearly unlimited color variations. He will cover cutting, gluing, and clamping, and then proceed to turning and finishing. Join Don in this great class and go home with a completed ornament and the knowledge to make more. Decorate your own tree or amaze your friends with a wonderful and unique gift!
Tuition: $120
Tuition Notes: $25 Materials fee included in tuition

Relief Carving
Instructor: Christina White
Class Times: Saturday, December 12, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: A 5/8 gouge (#05D04), 6/12 V parting tool #05J06, a 1/8 straight chisel #05A03 and a 1/8 skew #05A10. A mallet and safety glove are required. Limited tools are available for rental on a first to register basis.
Description: Learn relief carving with Christina and create a beautiful image in wood! New, expanded, 2-day format. Projects are open ended and will be determined by your personal direction. You will be provided with a design or assistance in designing your own idea. Everyone will learn proper use of carving tools, safety, tool maintenance, sharpening and stropping techniques.
Tuition: $155
Tuition Notes: Materiasl included.