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Intro to Spindle Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, April 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 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

Intro to Bowl Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, May 01, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Bring If You Have: Roughing, Spindle & Bowl Gouges, Paring 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

Rough to Ready
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
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 the class is a copy of Tauton's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking" (WC# 151023).
Tuition: $65

Carving A Basic Spoon
Instructor: Laura Gorun
Class Times: Thursday, May 05, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 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: $65

Carving A Basic Spoon
Instructor: Laura Gorun
Class Times: Thursday, May 05, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 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: $65

Picture Frame with Hand Tools
Instructor: Alan Wolf
Class Times: Saturday, May 07, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Shooting board with 45 degree fence and suitable plane, Smoothing Plane (#3,#4 or #5), Small square wiht 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 tot he selection, refurbishing, and use of moulding planes and hen make a 8"x10" Picutre 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 a European Style Pen
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Description: Students will learn how to turn and customize their own European style pen. They will learn fitting, turning and finishing techniques in this class.
Tuition: $50

Hand Made Wooden Rabbet Plane
Instructor: Alan Wolf
Class Times: Saturday, May 14, 2016 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 Rabbet 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

More Table Saw Techniques
Instructor: John Fair
Class Times: Sunday, May 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 8
Tools Required: Notebook, Pencil, Dust Mask, Ear Protection, Safety Glasses, Small Ground Square
Description: In this demonstration class students will expand upon the techniques learned in the Table Saw A-Z class. First, learn to build a Table Saw Sled (also known as a Crosscut sled). A Table Saw sled provides greater control and precision, as well as greater safety since the entire work piece is supported. We will learn how to make jigs that will help create raised panels and varying degrees of miters. In addition, we will discuss and cut compound miters with a taper jig, and learn to build a taper jig. You will the learn to make cove mouldings without any special bits, using just a saw blade. Next you will learn how to make a template cutting jig, which will cut multiple sided items very accurately. In a manner similar to how a key is cut, your template cutting jig will follow a pattern while cutting, without damaging the pattern itself. For the final portion of the class, you will learn how to build a circle cutting jig on your table saw. Think lazy susans, wheels for toys, and round tabletops and you will see how invaluable this jig will be!
Tuition: $65

Carving Tricks: "Ball in Cage"
Instructor: Laura Gorun
Class Times: Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 10
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: $65

Lathe Tool Sharpening
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Bring Own Lathe Tools (if possible)
Description: Devon 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

Turned Hollow Forms
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Spindle Gouge & Parting Tool
Description: Student 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: $125

Small Turning Projects
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, May 22, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Bring If You Have:Roughing, Spindle & Bowl Gouges, Parting Tool, Scraper & Skew. Otherwse, these tool 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 tec hniques will have wide application in your future woodturning projects.
Tuition: $100

Knowing Ohio Woods Better
Instructor: Randy Sanders
Class Times: Sunday, May 29, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 25
Tools Required: Notebook
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 blackout disease. You 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. You 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

Bandsaw Basics
Instructor: Tyler Will
Class Times: Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Notepad, Safety Glasses
Description: Join Tyler and learn all about one of the most versatile machines in the woodshop! The Bandsaw has many uses such as: cutting shapes and curves, resawing and pattern making to name a few. In this class, students will learn the anatomy of the bandsaw, blade types and several practical applications for this machine. This class is a perfect place to start if you want to begin a new hobby in woodworking and for those who want to expand their woodworking skills.
Tuition: $65

Make a Wooden Jack Plane
Instructor: Alan Wolf
Class Times: Saturday, June 04, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 05, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Side Float (item #159196), Edge Float (item #159195), Rasp - Smooth or 2nd Cut (item #06B01 or #06B02)
Description: Making a wooden hand plane sounds really difficult given the precise elements needed to make the plane perform flawlessly. We will provide the wood, 6/4 quarter-sawn European Beech, and a 2", high carbon, O1 plane blade with chipper from Hock Tools and the instruction to make your first Wooden Jack Plane. The Jack Plane will be approximately 15" long and a little bit over 3/ wide. The two day class will start with discussion about the various bed angles for a Jack Plane and the first day is needed to cut the bed angle, make the crosspin and wedge and glue the pieces together to make the body. Laminating the stock will crate a stable and durable plane and make a rock solid bed so your iron won't chatter which will help produce whisper-thin shaving. If you want to take heavier shaving to flatten a board, your Jack plane will be able to handle it. The second day will be spent fitting the blade using the floats to the plane and shaping the body. The best part of building this plane is the fact that if you want to make a shorter smoothing plane or the longer jointer, you will have learned the necessary steps to build your own planes. The required tools above are needed to clean up the glue from the lamination process and the rasps are used to shape the body of the plane to form that fits your hand. If you ever had an interested in what it takes to make a wooden plane, this is the class for you! All materials included and a 10% Off discount on the tools required.
Tuition: $225

Scary Sharp
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Thursday, June 09, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Description: In this class, students wil learn how to affordably profile and sharpen cutting instruments with "scary sharp" sandpaper/plate glass as opposed to commonly used oil and water stones. The class starts with a brief lecture on cutting theory, blade design, care/use, matching cutting angles with materials and use. We'll start with sharpening using wet/dry sandpaper on float plate glass (an inexpensive and effective way to sharpen). To complete, we'll move on to powered sharpening using belt sanders and bench grinders.
Tuition: $65

Shaping A Cabriole Leg
Instructor: Tyler Will
Class Times: Sunday, June 12, 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Nicholson Rasp #49 (06B01) or #50 (06B02) & a Bastard File (16S33) No Combo files
Description: The Cabriole leg is used on all types of furniture such as chairs, chests of drawers, tables, desks and lowboys. It was popular during the 18th century and became a characteristic of Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture. In this class Tyler will show students how to transform a 3" x 3" x 16" block of wood into a "sexy" cabriole leg. Starting with roughing out the legs on a bandsaw, students will use a rasp & file to shape the leg. Tyler will also talk about leg styles and the evolution of the cabriole leg through history.
Tuition: $100

Turning an Acrylic Euro Pen
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None required, but, bring them if you have them (small scrapers or easy woodturning tools are best)
Description: Students will learn how to turn and customize their own European style pen with an emphasis on Acrylic/alternate materials. This differs from Wood pens with the following points: tool selection and edge profiling best suited for turning acrylics, drilling bits and strategies to counteract meltdown of the blank and creating a clean thru-hole, pen tube selection and dealing with semi-translucent pen blanks, finishing/polishing with Micromesh and plastic polish
Tuition: $60

Pens, Pens, Pens
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Thursday, June 16, 2016 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

Parent/Child Pen Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, June 18, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Description: In this class, both parent and child will work together to turn their own ink pen in this introductory course in woodturning. Each one will mount, turn and assemble their own wood blanks then assemble creating a lasting memory of the experience.
Tuition: $65

Parent/Child Pen Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Description: In this class, both parent and child will work together to turn their own ink pen in this introductory course in woodturning. Each one will mount, turn and assemble their own wood blanks then assemble creating a lasting memory of the experience.
Tuition: $65

Router Basics
Instructor: Eric Rauschenbach
Class Times: Thursday, June 23, 2016 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: $50

Five-Board Bench
Instructor: Eric Rauschenbach
Class Times: Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Safety glasses, hearing protection, notebook, pencil
Description: In this one day class beginning woodworkers will use both hand and per tools to build a five-board bench. Students will use the jointer, tablesaw, and mitersaw to dimension lumber and cut joinery. The bandsaw will be used to rough cut profiles. Next, the router table along with a pattern will flush trim the profiles to their finished shape. Finally, hand tools will help finesse the fit of the joinery and prepare surfaces for finish. This bench will be built in poplar and is intended to have milk-paint finish. Finishing techniques will be demonstrated and a 10% discount will be given on finishing supplies. This class is a great introduction to basic woodworking tools and techniques.
Tuition: $125

Hand Cut Through Dovetails
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Sunday, June 26, 2016 12:00 PM - 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

Router Basics
Instructor: Eric Rauschenbach
Class Times: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 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: $50

Router Basics
Instructor: Eric Rauschenbach
Class Times: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 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: $50

Turnign a Duck Call
Instructor: Tom Wood
Class Times: Thursday, July 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: In this class Tom will instruct students how to turn and customize their own "Duck" call. This is a great class for all hunters/outdoorsmen and women.
Tuition: $75

Turnign a Duck Call
Instructor: Tom Wood
Class Times: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: In this class Tom will instruct students how to turn and customize their own "Duck" call. This is a great class for all hunters/outdoorsmen and women.
Tuition: $75

Carving A Basic Spoon
Instructor: Laura Gorun
Class Times: Friday, July 22, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 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: $65

Pens, Pens, Pens
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 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

Turning a European Style Pen
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Description: Students will learn how to turn and customize their own European style pen. They will learn fitting, turning and finishing techniques in this class.
Tuition: $50

Woodturning Date Night
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Bring tools if you have them, not required.
Description: It's a Date! In this class, you and your partner will learn how to cut pen blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the pen barrels and apply finish. The instructor will demo and review the process over dinner (included: box lunch style, options chosen at class sign-up) Then final step will be assembling the pen. Each student will complete a pen during the class.
Tuition: $125

Intro to Spindle Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

Small Turning Projects
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, July 31, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Bring If You Have:Roughing, Spindle & Bowl Gouges, Parting Tool, Scraper & Skew. Otherwse, these tool 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 tec hniques will have wide application in your future woodturning projects.
Tuition: $100

Hand Cut Through Dovetails
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Sunday, August 07, 2016 12:00 PM - 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

Turnign a Duck Call
Instructor: Tom Wood
Class Times: Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: In this class Tom will instruct students how to turn and customize their own "Duck" call. This is a great class for all hunters/outdoorsmen and women.
Tuition: $75

Carving A Basic Spoon
Instructor: Laura Gorun
Class Times: Friday, August 12, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 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: $65

Shaker Side Table
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Saturday, August 13, 2016 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

Turnign a Duck Call
Instructor: Tom Wood
Class Times: Thursday, August 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: In this class Tom will instruct students how to turn and customize their own "Duck" call. This is a great class for all hunters/outdoorsmen and women.
Tuition: $75

Carving A Basic Spoon
Instructor: Laura Gorun
Class Times: Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 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: $65

Lathe Tool Sharpening
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Bring Own Lathe Tools (if possible)
Description: Devon 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

Scary Sharp
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Description: In this class, students will learn how to affordably profile and sharpen cutting instruments with "scary sharp" sandpaper/plate glass as opposed to commonly used oil and water stones. The class starts with a brief lecture on cutting theory, blade design, care/use, matching cutting angles with materials and use. We'll start with sharpening using wet/dry sandpaper on float plate glass (an inexpensive and effective way to sharpen). To complete, we'll move on to powered sharpening using belt sanders and bench grinders.
Tuition: $65

Turning an Acrylic Euro Pen
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None required, but, bring them if you have them (small scrapers or easy woodturning tools are best)
Description: Students will learn how to turn and customize their own European style pen with an emphasis on Acrylic/alternate materials. This differs from Wood pens with the following points: tool selection and edge profiling best suited for turning acrylics, drilling bits and strategies to counteract meltdown of the blank and creating a clean thru-hole, pen tube selection and dealing with semi-translucent pen blanks, finishing/polishing with Micromesh and plastic polish
Tuition: $60

Intro to Bowl Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Bring If You Have: Roughing, Spindle & Bowl Gouges, Paring 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: $150

Turned Hollow Forms
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Spindle Gouge & Parting Tool
Description: Student 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: $125

Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Friday, September 23, 2016 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2016 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