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Carving A Chickadee With Open Wings (Landing)
Instructor: Bob Palmer
Class Times: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Power carving tool ( Flex shaft or hand held unit capable of at least 15,000 RPM), Reference photo of Black-capped Chickadees ( in different stances and angles and pictures with extended wings)
Description: The class will carve, texture, detail wood-burn and paint a life-size Black-capped Chickadee in the act of landing. We will discuss and work on spread wing techniques and ways to create a habitat base to display the carvings. We will discuss techniques to create realistic habitats. The students will learn to carve soft body feathers and curved flight feathers. We will carve three piece blanks (two wings and body) and learn how to join them to create a natural look with hidden seams. Instructions will include the use of acrylic paints to create soft and realistic feathers. There will be homework between classes.
Tuition: $270
Tuition Notes: Three Piece blank, Pair of Cast Feet & Pair Of glass Eyes Included

Router Basics
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Thursday, September 25, 2014 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

Turning A European Style Pen
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Sunday, October 05, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Students will learn how to turn and customize their own European style pen. They will learn fitting, tuning and finishing techniques in this class.
Tuition: $40

From Rough To Ready
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Thursday, October 23, 2014 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, October 25, 2014 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

Router Basics
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Sunday, October 26, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 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

Table Saw From A - Z
Instructor: John Fair
Class Times: Saturday, November 08, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Notebook, Pencil , Dust Mask, Ear Protection, Safety Glasses, 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

Carving Tricks: "Ball-In Cage"
Instructor: Laura Jenkins Gorun
Class Times: Thursday, November 13, 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

Chip Carving A Decorative Key Holder
Instructor: Bruce Nicholas
Class Times: Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Pfeil Swiss Made Chip Carving Knife, B #2 K #05Z21 & Spyderco Fine Ceramic File Set #83913. Also Useful: 12" Plastic T-Square, Mechanical Pencil With B Lead, & A Pencil Compass. Some of these useful items will be available to use in the classroom.
Description: This is a chip carving class for those who have had some experience, a little experience, or no experience with this art form. This is a one-day class for those who would simply like to try their hand at the fascinating world of chip carving. Layout and basic carving techniques will be thoroughly covered. Students will carve a decorative Key Holder used for hanging various household keys in an accessible area. Students are offered a 10% discount on carving and sharpening tools needed for this class.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: Basswood Blanks Included

Making A Shooting Board
Instructor: Chuck Caranna
Class Times: Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: #4, #4 1/2, or #5 Bench Plane
Description: A shooting board is a hand tool aid that trims your cuts to perfection. Construct this useful workshop device and it will provide you with a lifetime of accurate joinery. Each student will assemble and learn to use their own shooting board. Students are asked to provide a suitable bench plane. Plane adjustment and blade sharpening will also be covered. A 10% discount is offered on any plane purchased for this class.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Materials Included

Salvaging & Using Wood From Blowdown & Dead Trees
Instructor: Randy Sanders
Class Times: Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 25
Tools Required: Notebook
Description: With more than 64 species of trees in Ohio, woodworkers have a great opportunity to salvage and use wood from local blow down and dead trees. Join tree farmer Randy Sanders to learn how he turns blowdown and dead trees into picture frames, benches and other one of a kind products. Using a power point presentation and wood examples, Randy will discuss the process and show what equipment is needed to log, mill and dry the wood and work with flitches. Learn how to have a log milled to produce flatsawn, quartersawn, and book matched flitches, or edged lumber. Also learn about the unique and beautiful wood from native and rarely used trees like redbud, black locust, persimmon and sassafras and how to find a sawmill. Benefits from salvaging wood from local dead trees include - lower costs, controlling if chemicals are used in the process, specialized cuts, and beautiful one-of-a kind final products.
Tuition: $25

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

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

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!

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