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Shaker Side Table
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Saturday, July 11, 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

Lathe Tool Sharpening
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Thursday, July 23, 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

Knowing Ohio Hardwoods Better
Instructor: Randy Sanders
Class Times: Sunday, July 26, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 25
Tools Required: Notebook, Pencil & Hand Lens (Magnifier 10X or Greater)
Description: Ohio woodworkers, builders and others are fortunate to live in a state with such an abundance and diversity of hardwood tree species. Join tree farmer and woodworker Randy Sanders to learn more about these types of wood. He has logged, milled, dried and worked with more than 30 species during the past 8 years. Using a power point presentation, handouts and wood examples, Randy will discuss the basic properties, structure and uses of these woods. Examples of more than 25 Ohio hardwoods will be handled, viewed and discussed. Randy will show the most common ways lumber and flitches are cut from logs as well as common defects and anomalies such as burls, sweep, and black knot disease. Students will gain a better understanding of common wood terms including grain (straight, spiral, edge, top, end), figure, ray flecking, ring-porous, spalting and others that will help you better identify what you see when looking at wood. Students will leave with a sample collection of 15 species of wood including the most common types of cuts (i.e. plain/flat, quarter, rift and live sawn).
Tuition: $25

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

Router Basics
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Thursday, August 13, 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

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