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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 05, 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

Pepper Grinder
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Saturday, November 05, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: HANDS-ON. Here’s a new class for all our Turners. Spend the day with us and take home a wonderful 6" tall Pepper Mill. We will provide hands-on instruction as each student turns, applies the food safe finish and installs a metal style grinder unit. This will be a very popular class so sign up A.S.A.P.
Tuition: $100

The Bullet Proof Finish- Done Fast, Done Right
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 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

Turning Lidded Boxes
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Saturday, November 12, 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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, November 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 8
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

Mastering the Handcut Dovetail
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 8
Description: Learn to layout and cut dovetails by hand in this interactive workshop. We will demonstrate technique and then participants will have a chance to make their own sample joints with one on one direction. Bring your own chisels, dovetail saw, marking knife/gauge and exacto knife. Sharpening chisels will be covered.
Tuition: $85

Turn your Choice of Pens – Bolt Action or Cigar
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, November 19, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 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

Chip Carving Basics
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Sunday, November 20, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5
Description: Chip carving has become for the woodworker an art form complete in itself. This technique uses triangular shaped cuts that create intricate and intriguing designs dancing across the surface of the wood. Patterns for chip carving are defined by a few basic elements, as the triangle or free form line, yet by varying the size and position of these elements new patterns are created.
Tuition: $75

Pyrography - Still Life
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
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 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

Inside Out Turning a Christmas ornament
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Inside-Outside turning is a unique process where you assemble a wood blank, usually with 4 staves, such that it can be taken apart easily. Then you turn the outside. That completes step 1. Then you disassemble your wood blank and reverse the pieces, putting the first turned outside face to the inside of the blank. You now permanently glue the blank into it final shape and put it back on the lathe. Now you turn the outside again, ending up with a shape that has turning on the inside and turning on the outside.
Tuition: $75

Router Intensive
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, December 03, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 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

Pyrography - Still Life
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, December 04, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 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 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

Spray Finishing with HVLP
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
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

Turning Hollow Forms
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Saturday, December 10, 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 hollow forms in no time.
Tuition: $150

Fretwork Christmas Ornament
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Learn Scroll Saw Basics while making your very own holiday ornament that will be appreciated for generations to come. Robert will cover saw setup and pattern cutting. This is an excellent beginner class.
Tuition: $60

Kreg Jig Christmas stepstool
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 6
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: $100

Turning Miniature Finials
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Have you ever seen the delicate finials on top of ornaments or lidded boxes, some not much bigger in diameter than a pinky? Ever wonder how they were made? Here is your chance to learn the skills and amaze others. In this class you will learn the proper technique and tool selection to create these decorative accents. There will be lots of hands on practice during this class!
Tuition: $75

Turn your Choice of Pens – Bolt Action or Cigar
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, December 17, 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

Inside Out Turning a Christmas ornament
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Inside-Outside turning is a unique process where you assemble a wood blank, usually with 4 staves, such that it can be taken apart easily. Then you turn the outside. That completes step 1. Then you disassemble your wood blank and reverse the pieces, putting the first turned outside face to the inside of the blank. You now permanently glue the blank into it final shape and put it back on the lathe. Now you turn the outside again, ending up with a shape that has turning on the inside and turning on the outside.
Tuition: $75

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
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

Caning
Instructor: Curt Short
Class Times: Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 5
Description: The craft of chair seat weaving and chair caning in particular, has been practiced for centuries and is still a viable craft today, experienced all over the world. Similar cane or “wicker” weaves date back as far as Egyptian times with artifacts such as a woven daybed discovered that once belonged to King Tutankhamen, (1325 B. C.). The techniques and materials have not changed much in all the years and only a few common tools are necessary to repair chair seats, making chair caning a craft that nearly anyone can master with just a little patience and tenacity.
Tuition: $100