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Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 22, 2017 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

Scary Sharp
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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

Lathe Tool Sharpening
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Bring 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: $65

Turning an Acrylic Euro Pen
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Thursday, October 26, 2017 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: $65

Intro to Bowl Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, October 28, 2017 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, October 29, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
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

Rough to Ready
Instructor: Tyler Will
Class Times: Monday, October 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Join Tyler 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

Finishing Methods
Instructor: Roger Plummer
Class Times: Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 20
Tools Required: None
Description: In this lecture style class, Roger will discuss the different methods used to finish your woodworking projects. He'll talk about things like, surface prep, applicators, open vs closed grain, dyes vs stains, pore fillers, oil and varnish, waterbased, shellac, toners and glazes, rubbing out and wax.
Tuition: $25

More Table Saw Techniques
Instructor: John Fair
Class Times: Sunday, November 5, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 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: $75

Bandsaw Basics
Instructor: Tyler Will
Class Times: Monday, November 6, 2017 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! In this class, students will learn the anatomy of the bandsaw, blade types and how to set up and maintain a bandsaw. This class is a perfect for those looking to become more familiar with the bandsaw and its operations.
Tuition: $65

Turning a Fishing Lure
Instructor: Tom Wood
Class Times: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Every tackle box needs a classic surface lure for attracting monster muskie, pike and bass. In this class Tom Wood will teach students to turn, paint, and seal a torpedo style fishing lure. The final step will be mounting the hardware and hooks. The students will take home the fishing lure that they complete.
Tuition: $50

Pens, Pens, Pens
Instructor: Tom Wood
Class Times: Thursday, November 9, 2017 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

Carving Tricks: "Ball in Cage"
Instructor: Laura Gorun
Class Times: Friday, November 10, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
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: $75

Shaker Side Table
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Saturday, November 11, 2017 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

Hand Cut Through Dovetails
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
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: $80

Router Basics
Instructor: Eric Rauschenbach
Class Times: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 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: $65

Scary Sharp
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 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

Turning Simple Christmas Ornaments
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

Date Night, Christmas Ornaments
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Description: It's a Date! In this class, you and your partner will learn how to cut Ornament blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the Ornament 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 Ornament. Each student will complete an Ornament during the class.
Tuition: $100

Live Edge Coffee Table/Bench
Instructor: Treg Sherman
Class Times: Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Description: Make your own Ash Live Edge Coffee table.(roughly 20"x36" In this class, Treg with Urbn Timber will teach you how to do varies task including, flattening with a router jig, attaching steel legs while allowing for wood movement and sanding. This piece of furniture can easily be used as a coffee table or a bench.
Tuition: $375

Intro to Bowl Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, November 19, 2017 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

Inlaying a "Bowtie/Dutchman"
Instructor: Tyler Hillyard
Class Times: Monday, November 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: SHARP bench chisels
Description: In this class, students will learn how to inlay the very popular "bowtie" into a board, without using a "jig/template". Commonly found in "live edge furniture", they can stabilize a crack or void in the wood, making it more usable for furniture and other cool projects.
Tuition: $75

Rough to Ready
Instructor: Tyler Will
Class Times: Monday, November 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Join Tyler 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 Lovespoon
Instructor: Laura Jenkins Gorun
Class Times: Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 21, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 10
Tools Required: Sharp, good quality med-small shallow palm gouge, e.g. Pfeil 8mm #5 gouge (05X11); Sharpening Strop w/ compound, and Carving Glove. Optional additional tools: 8mm #1 skew (05R09) for smoothing convex surfaces, and detail; and for clearing the interior
Description: Make something for someone you love! Each student will carve a basswood lovespoon with a winter-themed decoration, designed by the instructor. In this multi-session class, students will learn and practice fundamental carving techniques, and address common challenges, using very simple edge tools. We will practice working with symmetry, the wood's natural characteristics, carving long, smooth curves, and convex and concave surfaces, all within a delicate design. Some homework will be necessary between sessions to complete the project, along with some finishing at home after the class. All aspects of carving lovespoons, from design to finishing, will be discussed and demonstrated. Each student will also receive reference materials, a second practice blank, a copy of the pattern, and a copy of David Western's book: “History of Lovespoons: The Art and Traditions of a Romantic Craft,” featuring some spoons by the instructor. Carving tools purchased by students in this class will be offered at a 10% discount.
Tuition: $135

Carving A Basic Spoon
Instructor: Laura Jenkins Gorun
Class Times: Saturday, December 2, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 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: $85

Assembling Table Saw Jigs & Fixtures
Instructor: John Fair
Class Times: Sunday, December 10, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Description: In this class, you will assemble a Table Saw Sled that will be made in our shop. This sled can be customized to your saw and will help you make accurate cuts. In the second par of the class, you will assemble a tapering jig for making taper legs on a table. This skill can help with future projects like building tables, end tables, and coffee tables. During the last part of the class you will make a miter gauge for the Table saw Sled. The addition of the miter gauge to the Table Saw Sled will allow you to make precise 45 degree cuts. On the day of the class, students will receive a 10% discount on purchases of any non-power table saw accessories featured in the class.
Tuition: $150

Bandsaw Basics
Instructor: Tyler Will
Class Times: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Notepad, Safety Glasses
Description: Join Tyler and learn all about one of the most versatile machines in the woodshop! In this class, students will learn the anatomy of the bandsaw, blade types and how to set up and maintain a bandsaw. This class is a perfect for those looking to become more familiar with the bandsaw and its operations.
Tuition: $65

Woodturning Date Night
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Friday, December 15, 2017 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 ornament blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the ornament 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 ornament. Each student will complete an ornament during the class.
Tuition: $100

Intro to Bowl Turning
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Saturday, December 16, 2017 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

Hollow Globe Christmas Ornament
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Bring if you have: Roughing, Spindle & Bowl Gouges, Parting Tool, Scraper & Hollowing Tool.
Description: In this course, students will make a hollow globe Christmas ornament with a long thin ice-cycle. This course will cover useful techniques for advancing your skills such as: Hollowing, cutting and fitting tenons, turning finials, thin/small turning, use of calipers, and drilling on the lathe.
Tuition: $75

Turning Simple Christmas Ornaments
Instructor: Devon Palmer
Class Times: Monday, December 18, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

Router Basics
Instructor: Eric Rauschenbach
Class Times: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 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: $65

Rough to Ready
Instructor: Tyler Will
Class Times: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Join Tyler 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 Lovespoon - Valentine's themed
Instructor: Laura Jenkins Gorun
Class Times: Sunday, January 28, 2018 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, February 4, 2018 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 10
Tools Required: Sharp, good quality med-small shallow palm gouge, e.g. Pfeil 8mm #5 gouge (05X11); Sharpening Strop w/ compound, and Carving Glove. Optional additional tools: 8mm #1 skew (05R09) for smoothing convex surfaces, and detail; and to aid in clearing the int
Description: Make something for someone you love! Each student will carve a basswood lovespoon with a Valentine theme, designed by the instructor. In this multi-session class, students will learn and practice fundamental carving techniques, and address common challenges, using very simple edge tools. We will practice working with symmetry, the wood's natural characteristics, carving long, smooth curves, and convex and concave surfaces, all within a delicate design. Some homework will be necessary between sessions to complete the project, along with some finishing at home after the class. All aspects of carving lovespoons, from design to finishing, will be discussed and demonstrated. Each student will also receive reference materials, a second practice blank, a copy of the pattern, and a copy of David Western's book: “History of Lovespoons: The Art and Traditions of a Romantic Craft,” featuring some spoons by the instructor. Carving tools purchased by students in this class will be offered at a 10% discount.
Tuition: $135

Bamboo Backed Long Bow Building & Finishing Class
Instructor: Tom Turgeon
Class Times: Friday, March 16, 2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 18, 2018 9:00 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