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Celtic Relief Carving: A 14" Lazy Susan
Instructor: Wayne Cruze
Class Times: Thursday, April 02, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 09, 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 an attractive 14" Lazy Susan. 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

Introduction To Bowl Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, April 11, 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, April 12, 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

Pens, Pens, Pens
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Thursday, April 16, 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

More Table Saw Techniques
Instructor: John Fair
Class Times: Saturday, April 18, 2015 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: In this demonstration class students will expand upon the techniques learned in the Table Saw A to Z class. First, learn to build a Table Saw Sled (also known as a Crosscut sled) which allows you to cut angles of wood and make accurate crosscuts. 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 then learn to make cove moulding 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

Router Basics
Instructor: Jim Baumgardner
Class Times: Sunday, April 26, 2015 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

Turned Hollow Forms
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, May 02, 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

Turning Platters
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, May 03, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Tools Needed Are Spindle & Bowl Gouges.
Description: In this class Devon will instruct students in turning an attractive platter and to then use aniline dyes to color the rim. Students will practice and learn chucking, sanding, finishing, dying and design techniques.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Wood and dyes included

From Rough To Ready
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Thursday, May 07, 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, May 09, 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

Carving A Basic Spoon
Instructor: Laura Jenkins Gorun
Class Times: Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 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

Table Saw From A - Z
Instructor: John Fair
Class Times: Saturday, May 16, 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

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
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