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Carving Tricks: "Captive Rings"
Instructor: Laura Jenkins Gorun
Class Times: Saturday, May 30, 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

Router Basics
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Thursday, June 04, 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

Pens, Pens, Pens
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Sunday, June 07, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 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

Carving a Lovespoon - Fundamentals
Instructor: Laura Jenkins Gorun
Class Times: Saturday, June 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 20, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 10
Tools Required: Instructor prefers as follows, but equiv. sizes & profiles of SHARP tools are OK: Pfeil 8mm, #5 Palm Gouge #05X11; Pfeil 6mm #7 Palm Gouge #05Y42 (or #05Y03 - bent gouge): Sharpening Strop/compound #143657, & Carving Glove. Cost Altern: Flexcut Set #82064
Description: Each student will carve a basswood lovespoon based on an original design by the instructor. In this three-session class, students will learn and practice fundamental carving techniques, and address common challenges, using very simple tools. The project includes excellent carving challenges, including keeping symmetry and working with wood grain, while carving long, continuous curves; a small,deep bowl; and a delicate design. In the interest of time, students will need to do some homework between sessions, and the final finishing at home. All aspects of carving lovespoons, from design, planning and preparation of blanks, to carving, sanding, and finishing, will be discussed and demonstrated. Each student will also receive reference materials, a pattern packet including 6 original designs, and a copy of David Western's book: History of Lovespoons: The Art and Traditions of a Romantic craft." Carving tools purchased by students in this class will be offered a 10% discount.
Tuition: $110

From Rough To Ready
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Thursday, June 25, 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, 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

From Rough To Ready
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Thursday, August 20, 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

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, August 22, 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, August 23, 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

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 Ban 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