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Build a Cribbage Board
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Saturday, August 08, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: If you are a cribbage board fan you know how nice it is to play on a well thought out game board. Making these masterpieces is a challenge for sure, the marking & measuring can be very difficult without the right jig & tools. The finished board can be accessorized with pegs & is a great gift! Materials provided.
Tuition: $50

Turned Ornament
Instructor: Curt Short
Class Times: Saturday, August 15, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Summer Special!!! Create beautiful & unique Christmas ornaments! We’ll show you the basics to create these fun decorations. Makes a great gift or wonderful addition to the tree. Materials provided.
Tuition: $75

Basic Scroll Saw Fretwork
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, August 16, 2015 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

Basic Cabinet Construction
Instructor: Ray Salgado
Class Times: Saturday, August 22, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: This is a great crash course in the basics of cabinet construction. We’ll cover carcass & face frame construction, flat panel doors, simple dovetail or finger joint drawer, joinery techniques hardware. You’ll walk away with knowledge needed to start into your first cabinetry project and an awareness of what it takes to construct solid cabinetry.
Tuition: $75

Cut-Apart Bandsaw Box
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
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. Students will complete most steps for the box with a few finishing steps to be completed at home.
Tuition: $75

Sharpening Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
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: $50

Turn the Navigator or Cigar Pen
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, September 12, 2015 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! This class is 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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, September 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: For anyone, at any skill level! This class is for anyone who wants to learn some basic carving & have a great time creating caricatures or three-dimensional carvings. Join master carver Dave to learn about carving tools, safety, sharpening, & techniques. Bring your own project & tools or we have some you can try before you buy. Ok for kids ages 10 & older! Take one, two or several sessions to hone your skills. Materials provided.
Tuition: $25

Cut-Apart Bandsaw Box
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
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. Students will complete most steps for the box with a few finishing steps to be completed at home.
Tuition: $75

Lathe Intensive
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: This is a great class for anyone who has just purchased a lathe or anyone wanting to get a head start on proper technique. You’ll get 3 great classes with a savings of over $75. This 1 day course covers sharpening, lathe work, and finishing showing you the proper techniques to complete 2 lathe projects while getting an intensive discussion of sharpening. You’ll learn bowls, and spindle work and will walk away with a complete understanding that is far beyond the basics. Don’t spend years looking for the secrets covered in this class… get it right the first time!
Tuition: $150

Wood Burning 101
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, September 20, 2015 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: $55

Spray Finishing with HVLP
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
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: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
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: $150

The Bullet Proof Finish- Done Fast, Done Right
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, October 03, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
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. We’ll show you the benefits of our 3 step finishing process to tone the wood, fill the grain, and seal with a great topcoat - it’s an amazing process that will hold up to just about anything and is as fast as can be. Great for any project, small or large learn oils, shellac, and clear coat techniques.
Tuition: $50

Wooden Bowls
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, October 03, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Learn to turn bowls on the lathe and get TWO CLASSES for the price of one! 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 you how to sharpen successfully to get you well on your way to success. Materials provided.
Tuition: $75

Intro to CNC Routers
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, October 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
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: $75

Make a Spectacular Writing Pen
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, October 10, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: This intermediate level class requires that you take the basic Wooden Pen class unless you are already a pen turner. So you know the basics… What do you need to do to take your pens to the next level? We will cover a load of great pen turning techniques that will add some wonderful accents to your pens. Learn how to create your own laminates, how to do accent friction burnings, and cyanoacrylate coatings among many others. Loads of tips & techniques in this hands-on class; learn everything you need to know to take your slim line pens from good to great! Materials provided.
Tuition: $55

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, October 11, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: For anyone, at any skill level! This class is for anyone who wants to learn some basic carving & have a great time creating caricatures or three-dimensional carvings. Join master carver Dave to learn about carving tools, safety, sharpening, & techniques. Bring your own project & tools or we have some you can try before you buy. Ok for kids ages 10 & older! Take one, two or several sessions to hone your skills. Materials provided.
Tuition: $25

Kreg Jig Makeover
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, October 15, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 15
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

Ice Cream Scoop
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, October 17, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: This is a great class for anyone wanting to learn how to turn. We’ll be making one of our favorite projects – a stainless steel ice cream scoop – that will last though generations of use! This class teaches sharpening, proper tool presentation, decorative features, turning techniques, and finishing.
Tuition: $50

Advanced Wood Burning - Celtic Knot
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, October 18, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: This class is a project-based and assumes that class participants have completed one or more wood burning/ pyrography project. Students will be completing a project using an instructor provided pattern and will learn new techniques to tones and textures to a classic Celtic knot pattern. Students must provide their own wood burning system unless arranged with the class instructor ahead of time. The class will cover systems, pattern selection, and finishing techniques.
Tuition: $75

Basic Scroll Saw Fretwork
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, October 25, 2015 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: $55

Table Saw Techniques
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 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: $25

Festool Demo Day
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, October 31, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Have you ever wondered about Festool and what makes it so great? This amazing system of woodworking is completely portable and incredibly clean. We’ll walk you through several tools in the line and put them in your hands. This is a great class if you’ve ever considered purchasing the tools but just didn’t want to bite the bullet to try it out. We’ll show you what makes the tools so great and why we think they are a wonderful fit to the American Woodshop. PLUS- We'll give you your class fee back to spend on great tools... that makes the class FREE!!!
Tuition: $25

Hand Tool Intensive
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, October 31, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
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 day long intensive class will take you 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 knowledge by years with this class.
Tuition: $100

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, November 15, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: For anyone, at any skill level! This class is for anyone who wants to learn some basic carving & have a great time creating caricatures or three-dimensional carvings. Join master carver Dave to learn about carving tools, safety, sharpening, & techniques. Bring your own project & tools or we have some you can try before you buy. Ok for kids ages 10 & older! Take one, two or several sessions to hone your skills. Materials provided.
Tuition: $25

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: For anyone, at any skill level! This class is for anyone who wants to learn some basic carving & have a great time creating caricatures or three-dimensional carvings. Join master carver Dave to learn about carving tools, safety, sharpening, & techniques. Bring your own project & tools or we have some you can try before you buy. Ok for kids ages 10 & older! Take one, two or several sessions to hone your skills. Materials provided.
Tuition: $25