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Carving Tricks: "Ball-In Cage"
Instructor: Laura Jenkins Gorun
Class Times: Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4 - 10
Tools Required: Small Sharp Carving Knife. Even most pocket knives will do. Instructor prefers: Small Shallow Palm gouge #05X11 and/or Skew #05R09. A Carving Glove And The Book "Woodcarving Magic" #852947 Is Also Recommended.
Description: Have you been apprehensive about trying those old "Whittlin' Tricks"? Don't be! In this one day class, students will carve a free-moving ball in a cage from a single block of wood (provided). You will also practice several basic carving techniques, and learn about planning, design traditions, and more through this project. Students of this class are offered a 10% discount on tools & book purchased for the class.
Tuition: $50

Turning Simple Christmas Ornaments
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Devon will guide students in turning Christmas tree ornaments of various shapes made from various beautiful exotic woods. After taking this class, students should be able to fill their whole Christmas tree with ornaments they have turned themselves.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: Materials Included

Turning Simple Christmas Ornaments
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Devon will guide students in turning Christmas tree ornaments of various shapes made from various beautiful exotic woods. After taking this class, students should be able to fill their whole Christmas tree with ornaments they have turned themselves.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: Materials Included

Turning Simple Christmas Ornaments
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Devon will guide students in turning Christmas tree ornaments of various shapes made from various beautiful exotic woods. After taking this class, students should be able to fill their whole Christmas tree with ornaments they have turned themselves.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: Materials Included

Mission Style Coffee Table
Instructor: Don Hibbard
Class Times: Saturday, January 03, 2015 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, January 04, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Hearing Protection, Safety Glasses, & Notebook
Description: Let's make a Mission Style Coffee Table using old and new joinery methods. The quarter sawn table top is 24" x 48" and stands 17" tall. We will use the whole shop and then some. If you decide to take this class, be willing to work hard and have fun.
Tuition: $250
Tuition Notes: Materials Included

Pens, Pens, Pens
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Thursday, January 08, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Students will learn how to cut pen blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the pen barrels and apply the finish. The final step will be assembling the pen. Each student will complete a pen during the class.
Tuition: $40
Tuition Notes: Materials Included

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, January 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Bring If You Have: Roughing, Spindle & Bowl Gouges, Parting Tool, Scraper & Skew. Otherwise, these tools are provided in the classroom.
Description: In this course, students will learn how to turn a small wooden bowl from green wood. They'll go through the process of selecting, preparing, and mounting the wood on the lathe, discuss tool selection/use and sharpening, shaping/turning of the outside/inside, sanding/finishing and drying of green wood.
Tuition: $125
Tuition Notes: Bowl Blanks Included

Introduction To Spindle Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, January 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Bring If You Have: Roughing, Spindle & Bowl Gouges, Parting Tool, Scraper & Skew. Otherwise, these tools are provided in the classroom.
Description: Explore woodturning with this introductory class to spindle turning. Learn how to use and sharpen basic woodturning tools: spindle gouges, roughing gouges, scrapers, parting tool and the skew. We'll cover basic safety, lathe setup, mounting/chucking of wood and basic cuts with each of the tools. We'll finish the day using the developed skills in turning and finishing a bottle stopper and a multi-tip screwdriver.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: Materials Included

Continuous Arm Windsor Chairs
Instructor: Michael Herrel
Class Times: Friday, January 16, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Woodriver Spokeshave (150740), Rule & Pencils. Suggested Tools: #49 Nicholson File (06B01), Flush Cutting Saw (126311), #7 - 60mm Curved Gouge (05G23), Mallet (146141) & Dust Mask, Random Orbit Sander W/ 80 Grit SP, Cordless Drill W/ 1/2" Chuck & Hammer
Description: Students will build their own Windsor Chair by using many of the same techniques used over 200 years ago. The history of chairmaking will be discussed along with the benefits of green wood construction. Students will be taught the use of an adz, gouge, file, block plane and spokeshave, and how these tools are used to carve the seat and spindles. Also, steam bending is discussed. The bow and arm are provided already bent and students will shape them, using a file and spokeshave. All the turnings are provided, already turned but still green. Students will learn drying techniques and to assemble these parts. Jigs and fixtures are used to aid in the drilling and construction. These chairs are literally built by eye and can easily be distinguished from the machine perfection of a factory reproduction. After completion of the chairs, finishing techniques are discussed.
Tuition: $745
Tuition Notes: Deposit: $250 To Sign Up For Class, Full Payment Due 30 Days Before Class; Materials Included

Router Basics
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Notebook, Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: The router is one of the most versatile tools in the shop. Whether you are a new router user or you've dusted off the cobwebs, this is a great class. Learn the ins and outs of router types, horse power, bit selection, proper safety, accessories, jigs and router tables versus shaper tables. Bring all those puzzling router questions to stump the teacher, and have a great time in this informative class. This is a hands-ons class, so each student will have the opportunity to make several cuts.
Tuition: $50

Carving A Medieval Gargoyle
Instructor: Bill Zych
Class Times: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: DY Gouge Set17N50;#9 10mm Gouge 05Y02;Xacto Knife w/ #11 Blades or Detail Knife,45 or 60 degree 3-4mm V-Tools 04Y12;#9 5mm Gouge 05Y62;45 or 60 degree 3 - 4mm V-Tool 05Y12;#9 5mm Gouge 05Y62;#7mm Gouge 05Y42;#12 8mm V-Tool 05V01 or equiv;med/fine grit sp
Description: Come join us as we carve one of the dark ages scariest figures the GARGOYLE. Perched along roof tops these characters served to scare away bad omens as well as acting as gutters and downspouts on old churches and public buildings. This gargoyle will be approximately 14" to 16" long, carved in carver friendly basswood. Time permitting, and the degree of completion attained by class members, painting and finishes to resemble stone will be discussed. (carving homework between classes required) Students participating in the class receive a 10% discount for tools recommended for the class.
Tuition: $180
Tuition Notes: Basswood Blanks Included

Continuous Arm Windsor Chairs
Instructor: Michael Herrel
Class Times: Friday, February 06, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 07, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 08, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Woodriver Spokeshave (150740), Rule & Pencils. Suggested Tools: #49 Nicholson File (06B01), Flush Cutting Saw (126311), #7 - 60mm Curved Gouge (05G23), Mallet (146141) & Dust Mask, Random Orbit Sander W/ 80 Grit SP, Cordless Drill W/ 1/2" Chuck & Hammer
Description: Students will build their own Windsor Chair by using many of the same techniques used over 200 years ago. The history of chairmaking will be discussed along with the benefits of green wood construction. Students will be taught the use of an adz, gouge, file, block plane and spokeshave, and how these tools are used to carve the seat and spindles. Also, steam bending is discussed. The bow and arm are provided already bent and students will shape them, using a file and spokeshave. All the turnings are provided, already turned but still green. Students will learn drying techniques and to assemble these parts. Jigs and fixtures are used to aid in the drilling and construction. These chairs are literally built by eye and can easily be distinguished from the machine perfection of a factory reproduction. After completion of the chairs, finishing techniques are discussed.
Tuition: $745
Tuition Notes: Deposit: $250 To Sign Up For Class, Full Payment Due 30 Days Before Class; Materials Included

Lathe Tool Sharpening
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Thursday, February 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Notebook & Own Lathe tools (If Possible)
Description: Jim brings his knowledge of sharpening to this course that is a necessity for all turners. It covers the basics of grinders, grinding wheel selection and setup, various jigs and their applications, and specific techniques for sharpening scrapers, gouges and skews. Students will have a chance to work on their own tools during the practice session.
Tuition: $50

Turned Hollow Forms
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Spindle Gouge & Parting Tool
Description: Students will learn basic end grain hollowing techniques and hollow form design techniques. They will complete two projects: a small open end grain vase and the, prep, mount, shape & hollow a small enclosed hollow form through a small opening at the top of the piece. A class prerequisite is at least one full day turning class such as spindle or bowl turning.
Tuition: $110

Turning Platters
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Tools Needed Are Spindle & Bowl Gouges.
Description: In this class Devon will instruct students in turning an attractive platter and to then use aniline dyes to color the rim. Students will practice and learn chucking, sanding, finishing, dying and design techniques.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Wood and dyes included

Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Friday, March 06, 2015 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 07, 2015 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 08, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4 - 6
Description: Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner/intermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a unique kit. You will learn the terminology and the techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your own personalized instrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck including truss rod installation, fingerboard and fretting, abalone inlay and construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up to the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system. Each guitar will be completed leaving the final topcoat finish up to the student. If you are interested in this class be sure to visit the store to see and play the finished guitar. Two models are available - Sapele or Figured Maple.
Tuition: $625
Tuition Notes: Includes U.S. Guitar Kits - Complete Kit & Hard Shell Case!

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Bring If You Have: Roughing, Spindle & Bowl Gouges, Parting Tool, Scraper & Skew. Otherwise, these tools are provided in the classroom.
Description: In this course, students will learn how to turn a small wooden bowl from green wood. They'll go through the process of selecting, preparing, and mounting the wood on the lathe, discuss tool selection/use and sharpening, shaping/turning of the outside/inside, sanding/finishing and drying of green wood.
Tuition: $125
Tuition Notes: Bowl Blanks Included

Small Turning Projects
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, March 15, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Bring If You Have: Roughing, Spindle & Bowl Gouges, Parting Tool, Scraper & Skew. Otherwise, These Tools Are Provided In The Classroom
Description: This course is designed to expand the student's skill set through 2 useful projects: A Spin Top to demonstrate the use of the chatter tool and a Small Lidded Box to learn end grain hollowing, fitting lids/tenons, and chucking. These techniques will have wide application in your future woodturning projects.
Tuition: $100

From Rough To Ready
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Notepad, Mechanical Pencil
Description: Join Tyler Hillyard in this basic class which is a good introduction to important woodworking tools and a must for all beginning woodworkers. Each student will receive a rough sawn board which they will proceed to flatten, square and cut to a final size. Power tools used in this whole process are the jointer, table saw, and planer. Included in this class is a copy of Tauton's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking" (WC# 151023).
Tuition: $65

Shaker Side Table
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Notebooks, Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: In this class students will make a Shaker Side Table from solid Cherry. Standing 29" inches tall and 21" x 21" wide this table is constructed using Kreg Pocket Hole Joinery and features tapered legs. Power Tools students will be using are the table saw, compound miter saw, jointer and drum sander. Finishing options will be discussed. A 10% discount is offered to students wishing to purchase finishing materials for their tables.
Tuition: $175

Bamboo Backed Long Bow Building & Finishing Class with Master Bowyer Tom Turgeon
Instructor: Tom Turgeon
Class Times: Friday, March 27, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Nicholson #50 Rasp #06B02, a screw-on handle for the rasp #06B55; Recommended Tools - Universal Vise #144592, Turgeon Tools Flat Spokeshave #851315, Nicholson Cabinet File #06B06. A 10% Discount will be applied if purchased for this class.
Description: Master Bowyer Tom Turgeon's Long Bow-building classes have been a sensation across the country! Tom currently works directly with our nation's Wounded Warriors, teaching servicemen and women in every branch of our US Military to build their own long bows. Tom has also been featured on PBS' "American Woodshop", and has been published in "Woodcraft Magazine", and the Woodworker's Guild of America's on-line Magazine. Tom has delighted archers, bow hunters and woodworkers alike with this 2-1/2 day, hands-on immersion class in building authentic Long Bows. First-time students to Tom's classes will make a traditional, Bamboo-Backed Long bow. Returning students will make an advanced, Reflex-Deflex Long bow. This hands-on class will cover selection of woods, curing and tillering of a stave, stringing, and shooting a hand-crafted bamboo-backed Long bow. Students will take home a bow, two wooden arrows, a hand-twisted Flemish bowstring, and a working knowledge of how to "teach" wood to bend. On day 3 students will apply a professional grade finish. Whether they envision a clear, durable topcoat over natural bamboo or an extravagant dye induced midnight handle into star burst limbs, Tom will share over twenty years of experience using proven weather-proof finishing techniques. This class will definitely take your long bow and finishing skills to the highest level!
Tuition: $550
Tuition Notes: Materials Included - The Long Bow Stave, Bowstring & Arrows and Finishes are all included in the Tuition