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Bamboo Backed Long Bow Building & Finishing Class with Master Bowyer Tom Turgeon
Instructor: Tom Turgeon
Class Times: Friday, August 07, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, August 08, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, August 09, 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

Hand Cut Through Dovetails
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Dozuki Z Handsaw #12F27 Fret Saw #141410 Chisels 1/4" #152811 3/8" #152812 1/2" #152813 Dividers #141197 Marking Gauge #154340 Dovetail Marking Gauge 14 Degree #153361 Marking Knife #153622 Mallet #141342 (Or Equivalent Tools)
Description: Tyler will lead you through the process of cutting a through dovetail using nothing but hand tools. A 10% discount will be offered for the tools required.
Tuition: $100

Santa Against The Elements
Instructor: Bill Zych
Class Times: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Dockyard Gouge Set (all five gouges) #17N50; #9 10mm Gouge #05Y02; X-acto Knife W/ #11 blades or Detail Knife; #9 5mm Gouge 05Y62; #7mm Gouge 05Y42; #12 8mm V-Tool #05Y01; 1/4 x 45 Degree V Flex Palm 45 or 60 Degree 3-4 mm V Tool #05Y12 (Or Equivalents);
Description: Students will carve a Santa who is braving the elements in order to get all of his toys to the little children and adults of the world. Emphasis is placed on movement depicted by the carving. Rather than a static figure we hope to create carving that looks like he is struggling against the wind and the snow.
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: Wood Blank is Included

Turned Hollow Forms
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, September 26, 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

Small Turning Projects
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, September 27, 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

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, October 03, 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

Introduction To Spindle Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, October 04, 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

Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Friday, October 09, 2015 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 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!

From Rough To Ready
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Thursday, October 15, 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

Table Saw From A - Z
Instructor: John Fair
Class Times: Saturday, October 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Notebook, Pencil , Small Ground Square
Description: This class will help you become more familiar and comfortable with the tool that is the heart and backbone of most woodworking shops. First, John will demonstrate how to operate the table saw. In part two of the class students will work on tuning the saw and then have one on one instruction on how to make rip cuts, cross cuts & dado cuts. Students will also receive a 10% discount on the day of class on any of the non-power table saw accessories featured.
Tuition: $65

Introduction to Bench Planes
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Sunday, October 18, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Curious if Bench Planes are for you? Join Tyler for a hands on class where you'll learn when and where to use a Scrub, Fore and Smoothing Planes.
Tuition: $50

Celtic Relief Carving: "Tree of Life"
Instructor: Wayne Cruze
Class Times: Thursday, October 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Chip Carving Knife - 814845, Double Bevel Palm Skew - 128310), 3/8" Straight Palm Chisel -128312, 1/4" or 3/8" Palm Gouge 128308 (Instructor Recommends Flexcut Tools),Sharpening Sliptrop 143657 & Carving Glove, Exacto Knife
Description: Students will become acquainted with a brief history of Celtic knotwork and learn the basic techniques of Celtic relief carving. Emphasis is on achieving the two-dimensional appearance unique to this intricate knotwork by carving a plaque accented with bark on each side. Included will be hints on knife sharpening, wood choices, wood grains and safety. A 10% discount is offered to students on tools required for this class. There is some homework between sessions.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Blanks Included

Hand Made Wooden Rabbit Plane
Instructor: Alan Wolf
Class Times: Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Sharp Smoothing Plane (#3,#4,#5), Medium-Course Rasp and a Marking Knife
Description: Join Alan in making a Rabbit Plane using some power and hand tools common to most beginning to intermediate wood workers. The 3/4" non skewed escapement style plane is made from quarter sawn beech and comes with a fully tapered blade that will be shaped and heat treated in the class.
Tuition: $150

Router Basics
Instructor: Eric Rauschenbach
Class Times: Thursday, November 05, 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

Picture Frame with Hand Tools
Instructor: Alan Wolf
Class Times: Sunday, November 08, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Shooting board with 45degree fence and suitable plane, Smoothing Plane (#3,#4 or #5), Small square with 45 degree edge, Marking knife, 1/2" - 1" non skewed rabbit plane, Dovetail or Tennon Saw, Small hammer, (Optional) Your own moulding plane if you like
Description: This classes first hour will introduce you to the selection, refurbishing, and use of moulding planes and then make a 8"x10" picture frame moulded with hand tools. The frame's mitered corners will be dove tail splined in the traditional way. Frames will be made form rough milled pine stock and cherry for the splines. Moulding planes of varying shapes will be provided by the instructor for use in the class.
Tuition: $50

Turning Simple Christmas Ornaments
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: In one 3.5hr session 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, November 14, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: In one 3.5hr session 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

Hollow Globe Christmas Ornament
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Bring if you have: Roughing, Spindle & Bowl Gouges, Parting Tool, Scraper & Hollowing Tool.
Description: In this course, students will make a hollow globe Christmas ornament with a long thin ice-cycle. This course will cover useful techniques for advancing your skills such as: Hollowing, cutting and fitting tenons, turning finials, thin/small turning, use of calipers, and drilling on the lathe.
Tuition: $90

Carving Tricks: "Captive Rings"
Instructor: Laura Gorun
Class Times: Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4 - 10
Tools Required: Pfeil 8mm #5 sweep Palm gouge #05X11 (or similar profile and quality, but SHARP), OR a small, SHARP Carving- or Pocket- Knife. Sharpening Strop. A Carving Glove Is Also Strongly Recommended.
Description: Apprehensive about trying those old "Whittlin' Tricks?" Don't be! In this one-day class, students will learn to carve a free-moving captive ring from a single block of wood (provided). You will also learn several basic carving techniques and principles, and be introduced to safety, sharpening, planning, design traditions, and more through this project. Students are offered a 10% discount on tools & supplies purchased for the class. Reference materials and wood blanks will be provided. Class time includes a break for lunch.
Tuition: $65

Power Carving An Eagle Head
Instructor: Lori Andrews
Class Times: Sunday, November 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 10
Tools Required: Flexible Shaft Moto Tool With Foot Pedal (Foredom, Dremel, Pfingst, WeCheer) Capable Of A 3/32" Or 1/8" Shaft & Carving Glove (Leather Or Suede)
Description: This class is for the beginning power carver who owns one of these tools, but who may have never used it to its full potential. Students will get familiar with their tool while practicing power carving techniques. Layout and design will be covered as well. The subject will be an Eagle head.
Tuition: $80