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Spray Finishing with HVLP
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, August 04, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Come join us to learn what you’ll need to know to apply a great finish to all your woodworking projects. The High Volume, Low Pressure HVLP spray system applies one of the most consistent finishes you can find in woodworking. We’ll cover the basics as well as a few advanced techniques and show you how you can quickly speed up your finishing process. Once you start finishing with an HVLP system you’ll never go back!
Tuition: $75

Turn your Choice of Pens – Bolt Action or Cigar
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, August 06, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: This student choice class requires that you take the basic Wooden Pen class unless you are already a pen turner. You’ll learn to turn a new style of pen & learn more advanced pen turning techniques. Students may select one of 2 kits, the Bolt Action or the Cigar. Break-out of the “slim-line” mold and learn an exciting new style! Materials provided.
Tuition: $75

Woodburning 101
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Saturday, August 06, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Ready to get serious about wood burning and pyrography? This class takes you beyond the basics to apply wood burning patterns and techniques properly. We provide a unique hands-on experience and will help you to learn tip selection, tip modification, maintenance, wood burning system selection, project layout and design, and finishing. You’ll learn about the importance of speed and heat in this innovative and hands on course. Students must provide their own wood burning system unless arranged with the class instructor ahead of time.
Tuition: $50

Table Saw Techniques
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Get more in depth with your table saw setup & techniques! Learn the proper use & setup of your table saw for maximum performance & safety. What causes kickbacks? What can you do to avoid it? We’ll review tune-up, blade selection, fence options, & jigs that will surely enhance your table saw use. Also learn about our #1 priority in the shop… basic shop safety & a variety of safety equipment that will make your life in the shop much more efficient & safe! Materials provided.
Tuition: $50

Sharpening Lathe Tools
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Nothing is more important to quality woodworking on a lathe than than using a sharp tool! This comprehensive class begins with an overview & demo of systems. We will cover the Grinder, Robert Sorby System, and the Worksharp 3000. Learn about proper grind angles and how to use jigs for repeatability and long life for your tools. Bring a few lathe tools for class discussion purposes. Don’t miss out on this sharp class!
Tuition: $50

Kreg Jig Projects
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: The Kreg Jig is one of the most versatile jointing tools for the shop. You can easily make ready to use joints that will stand the test of time with this unique pocket hole system. We will cover basic and intermediate jointing techniques and show you how to get a clean joint. Just imagine how many new projects you’ll be able to make! Materials provided.
Tuition: $40

Women Only Class - Cutting BoardsWomen Only Class - Cutting Boards
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Saturday, August 20, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Ladies Only – Join us for a great class on how to make your own cutting board! This class uses precut stock to make a simple cheese board. Learn about wood species, safety, finishing, and maintenance. Please plan for a short 30 min break where we will allow boards to dry (it’s a great chance to check out finishing along with our wood selection areas). Boards will be planed and hand sanded to complete the project.
Tuition: $60

Wooden Bowls
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Learn to turn bowls on the lathe! We will expand your turning skills as you create your very own bowl. Learn various turning tools & the steps involved in preparing, mounting, turning, & sanding a bowl blank. We demonstrate how to turn safely and successfully while also showing some sharpening basics to get you well on your way to success. Materials provided.
Tuition: $75

Scroll Saw Fretwork
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Fretwork is an interlaced decorative design that is either carved in low relief on a solid background, or cut out with a fretsaw, jigsaw or scroll saw. Explore the basics of fretwork on the scroll saw. Be prepared for a hands-on project you can take home! Learn about layout design, blade selection, stock prep, cutting, sanding, & finishing. Materials provided.
Tuition: $75

Spray Finishing with HVLP
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, September 08, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Come join us to learn what you’ll need to know to apply a great finish to all your woodworking projects. The High Volume, Low Pressure HVLP spray system applies one of the most consistent finishes you can find in woodworking. We’ll cover the basics as well as a few advanced techniques and show you how you can quickly speed up your finishing process. Once you start finishing with an HVLP system you’ll never go back!
Tuition: $75

Router Intensive
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Get 3 classes for the price of 2! Come learn how versatile the router really is. We will cover: various kinds of bits, when to use them, how to guide your router along the work piece, & what kinds of jigs work best. Learn how to set up a router table & how to choose a router. This class will help you use your router to its fullest potential! Bring your own router for some hands-on practice. First half of the class covers handheld routers, second half covers router tables.
Tuition: $75

Table Saw Techniques
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 AM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Get more in depth with your table saw setup & techniques! Learn the proper use & setup of your table saw for maximum performance & safety. What causes kickbacks? What can you do to avoid it? We’ll review tune-up, blade selection, fence options, & jigs that will surely enhance your table saw use. Also learn about our #1 priority in the shop… basic shop safety & a variety of safety equipment that will make your life in the shop much more efficient & safe! Materials provided.
Tuition: $50

Turning Lidded Boxes
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Join woodturning phenomenon Carl Jacobson in a hands-on class at Woodcraft for a unique turning experience. You’ll recognize Carl from YouTube and with nearly 400 videos and 100,000 subscribers he’s no rookie! This celebrity experience is well worth the time and effort – Carl will have you turning beautiful boxes in no time.
Tuition: $150

The Heirloom Bandsaw Box
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Description: Create your own unique box on the bandsaw! Learn the basics of bandsaw setup, wood selection, cutting techniques, & finishing suggestions. Come learn how to get some good use out of your bandsaw & use up some of your small cutoffs. Requires 2 class sessions for completion in this intensive project.
Tuition: $150

Wooden Bowls
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, October 01, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Learn to turn bowls on the lathe! We will expand your turning skills as you create your very own bowl. Learn various turning tools & the steps involved in preparing, mounting, turning, & sanding a bowl blank. We demonstrate how to turn safely and successfully while also showing some sharpening basics to get you well on your way to success. Materials provided.
Tuition: $75

Hand Tool Intensive
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, October 08, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Shou Sugi Ban is a well respected ancient Japanese finishing technique that preserves wood by charring it with fire. This process involves carefully burning the surface of the wood, cooling it, cleaning and forming it, and finishing it with a natural oil. The technique doesn’t seem difficult at first, but many factors contribute to the final product. This is an excellent finish on many types of wood and lends itself well to both indoor and outdoor project.
Tuition: $100

Shou Sugi Ban Finish Technique
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Shou Sugi Ban is a well respected ancient Japanese finishing technique that preserves wood by charring it with fire. This process involves carefully burning the surface of the wood, cooling it, cleaning and forming it, and finishing it with a natural oil. The technique doesn’t seem difficult at first, but many factors contribute to the final product. This is an excellent finish on many types of wood and lends itself well to both indoor and outdoor project.
Tuition: $50

Intro to CNC Routers
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Ready to take your woodworking to the next level with the latest technology? CNC Routers take your plan and cut all the parts and carve all the detail automatically. We’ll debunk the myth that CNC is difficult to learn or hard to do and show you just how easy it is to get started.
Tuition: $100

Turn the Wallstreet II
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Break-out of the “slim-line” mold and learn an exciting new style – the Wallstreet II! This class is a bit more advanced than the basic Wooden Pen class. You’ll learn to turn a new style of pen & learn more advanced pen turning techniques. Materials provided.
Tuition: $55

Woodburning 101
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, October 16, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Ready to get serious about wood burning and pyrography? This class takes you beyond the basics to apply wood burning patterns and techniques properly. We provide a unique hands-on experience and will help you to learn tip selection, tip modification, maintenance, wood burning system selection, project layout and design, and finishing. You’ll learn about the importance of speed and heat in this innovative and hands on course. Students must provide their own wood burning system unless arranged with the class instructor ahead of time.
Tuition: $50

Sharpening Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Nothing is more important to quality woodworking than using a sharp tool! This comprehensive class begins with an overview & demo of various stones & grinding wheels. We’ll have a special focus on wet wheel systems & their jigs. Don’t be bogged down with dull blades… learn how you can easily sharpen them all yourself! Bring a dull plane iron, chisel, turning gouge, or a carvers’ tool with you for some hands-on practice. Don’t miss out on this sharp class!
Tuition: $75

Multi Axis Turnings
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Join woodturning phenomenon Carl Jacobson in a hands-on class at Woodcraft for a unique turning experience. You’ll recognize Carl from YouTube and with nearly 400 videos and 100,000 subscribers he’s no rookie! This celebrity experience is well worth the time and effort – Carl will present multi axis turnings – an advanced technique on the lathe.
Tuition: $150

The Bullet Proof Finish- Done Fast, Done Right
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Let’s face it, we all fall into the trap of using our old familiar finishing techniques time and time again. Ready to develop a new favorite? It’s a lot easier and faster than you might imagine and each of the 3 steps performs a specific purpose. Learn how to properly prep and finish your project in ONE NIGHT instead of taking days and days to achieve the same.
Tuition: $75

Finger joint boxes
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, October 29, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Finger Joint Boxes are possible on the table saw with a little setup and some careful prep. This class will cover the necessary jigs needed to succeed and cover the process for making finger joints.
Tuition: $75

Hand Tool Intensive
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: What do hand tools mean to you? Are they your go to tool or the ones you dread reaching for due to the fear of ruining your woodworking piece? A well tuned hand plane, dovetail saw, chisel, and assorted hand tools and layout jigs will help you immeasurably, but you have to know a few techniques to make them sing. This intensive class will take you far beyond the basics of sharpening and tool use. Bring your own hand tools or try out our own in this lecture then hands-on approach. Grow your woodworking prowess by years with this class.
Tuition: $100