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Carving Tricks: "Ball in Cage"
Instructor: Laura Gorun
Class Times: Friday, June 30, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Small Charp Carving Knife. Even most pocket knives will do. Instructor prefers: Small Shallow Palm gouge #05x11 and/orSkew #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: $75

Bandsaw Basics
Instructor: Tyler Will
Class Times: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Notepad, Safety Glasses
Description: Join Tyler and learn all about one of the most versatile machines in the woodshop! In this class, students will learn the anatomy of the bandsaw, blade types and how to set up and maintain a bandsaw. This class is a perfect for those looking to become more familiar with the bandsaw and its operations.
Tuition: $65

Live Edge Coffee Table/Bench
Instructor: Treg Sherman
Class Times: Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Description: Make your own Ash Live Edge Coffee table.(roughly 20x36 In this class, Treg with Urbn Timber will teach you how to do varies task including, flattening with a router jig, attaching steel legs while allowing for wood movement and sanding. This piece of furniture can easily be used as a coffee table or a bench.
Tuition: $375

Carving A Basic Spoon
Instructor: Laura Gorun
Class Times: Friday, July 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Pfeil 8mm #5 sweep Palm Gouge #05x11 (or similar profile and quality, but SHARP), Sharpening Strop. A Carving glove is also strongly recommended.
Description: In this one day class, students will learn the basic considerations involved in carving a basic kitchen spoon, one of the most comprehensive and practical carving exercises available. You will learn about wood selection, carving characteristics, preparing blanks, basic carving techniques, and a traditional oil finish which may be applied not only to carving spoons, but to most any kind of carving. Students are offered a 10% discount on tools and supplies purchased for this class. reference materials and wood blanks will be provided. Class time includes a break for lunch
Tuition: $75

Rough to Ready
Instructor: Tyler Will
Class Times: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Join Tyler 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 the class is a copy of Tauton's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking" (WC# 151023).
Tuition: $65

Router Basics
Instructor: Eric Rauschenbach
Class Times: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 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-on class, so each student will have the opportunity to make several cuts.
Tuition: $65

Pens, Pens, Pens
Instructor: Tom Wood
Class Times: Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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. Then final step will be assembling the pen. Each student will complete a pen during the class.
Tuition: $50

Hand Cut Through Dovetails
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
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: $80

Carving A T'ang Dynasty Horse
Instructor: Bill Zych
Class Times: Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: #12mm Palm V - Parting Tool 05y92, #9 10mm Palm Gouge 05y05, 3/8" Flex Palm Straight Chisel, 128312, Detail Knife or XActo Knives with #11 Blades
Description: Students will carve a basswood miniature size of the iconic and revered Chinese, T'ang Dynasty Horse. Often buried with members of the royal family this wildly popular image of Chinese art will be approximately 14" tall. Emphasis will be centered on bodily proportions and the horses attitude especially the head which defines the horses level of excitement. To complete the carving, homework between classes will be essential. Painting, staining, etc. will be discussed dependent upon the level of completion by all class members. A basswood rough out will be supplied as a part of the class.
Tuition: $180

Bamboo Backed Long Bow Building & Finishing Class
Instructor: Tom Turgeon
Class Times: Friday, August 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 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 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

Bandsaw Basics
Instructor: Tyler Will
Class Times: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Notepad, Safety Glasses
Description: Join Tyler and learn all about one of the most versatile machines in the woodshop! In this class, students will learn the anatomy of the bandsaw, blade types and how to set up and maintain a bandsaw. This class is a perfect for those looking to become more familiar with the bandsaw and its operations.
Tuition: $65

Carving Tricks "Captive Rings"
Instructor: Laura Gorun
Class Times: Friday, August 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Pfeil 8mm #5 sweep Palme 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 recommened.
Description: Apprehensive about trying those old "Whittlin' Tricks?" Don't be! In this 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 purchase for the class. Reference materials and wood blanks will be provided. Class time includes a break for lunch.
Tuition: $75

Hand Cut Through Dovetails
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Sunday, August 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
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: $80

Rough to Ready
Instructor: Tyler Will
Class Times: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Join Tyler 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 the class is a copy of Tauton's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking" (WC# 151023).
Tuition: $65

Power Carving An Eagle Head
Instructor: Lori Andrews
Class Times: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Flexible Shaft Moto Tool With Foot Pedal (Foredom, Dremel, Pfingst) 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: $100

Pens, Pens, Pens
Instructor: Tom Wood
Class Times: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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. Then final step will be assembling the pen. Each student will complete a pen during the class.
Tuition: $50

Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Friday, October 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 22, 2017 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: $675