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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

The Bulletproof Finish- Done Fast, Done Right
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, January 07, 2017 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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, January 08, 2017 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

Hand Planes Demystified
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Have you ever worked with a hand plane that did nothing more than “dig a hole in the middle of a board”? We’ll teach you an amazing technique that will allow you to sharpen in under 30 seconds and produce shavings you can read through and a finished surface you’d never think was possible! Sound too good to be true? Then come join store owner Joe Essin to truly appreciate what your hand tools can do in your shop. Class covers stock preparation, sharpening, and hand plane use in this 2 hour intensive class.
Tuition: $100

Turning Lidded Boxes
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Saturday, January 14, 2017 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 500 videos and 121000 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

Advanced Wood Burning - Celtic Knot
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, January 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 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 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

CNC Family Heirloom
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: CNC Family Heirloom 3 Hours, 12 Students, $150 Are you interested in Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Routers? Don’t let the name scare you. The computer programs that are involved today make it easy for ANYONE to work quickly and easily. Gone are the days of coding and intensive data entry – simply select what you want to make and let the CNC machine go to work. This one of a kind class lets you walk away with a beautiful family heirloom after the class is completed – we’ve sold these family name signs for $150 alone so you get the class for free! Makes a great gift.
Tuition: $150

The Heirloom Bandsaw Box
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Check out our in-store example of this high quality class project. This is a box and gift for the ages – a class run by none other than Woodcraft Staffer Mike Luke. 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: $175

Table Saw Intensive
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, January 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 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: $75

Wooden Bowls
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Saturday, February 04, 2017 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

Spray Finishing with HVLP
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, February 04, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
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

Couples Finishing Class – Craftsy Finishes
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5
Description: Two students attend for the price of one! Grab your special someone and join us for this fun class on finishing. In this class we’ll cover milk paints, distressing techniques, and faux finishes with glaze coats to create some wow and pizazz. As a bonus we’ll show you how to do a Java Gel Stain makeover on your kitchen cabinets. Make it a date night!
Tuition: $50

Valentines Day Pen
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Turn a Valentines Day themed pen for your sweetie! This is the class you’ll want to take if you’re interested in learning to turn a pen for the first time. You will learn the basic steps of how to set up your lathe for easy turning and great results. All students will leave the class with a beautiful handmade pen & the skills needed to make many more! Materials provided.
Tuition: $45

Couples Project Class – Wine Barrel Staves
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5
Description: Two students attend for the price of one! Grab your special someone and join us for this fun class on finishing. In this class we’ll make a Barrel Stave candle centerpiece with a beautiful finish. Make it a date afternoon!
Tuition: $50

Turning Lidded Boxes
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Saturday, February 18, 2017 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 500 videos and 121000 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

Intermediate Scroll Saw – Wildlife Setting
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, February 19, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Explore the scroll saw beyond simple patterns. This class will push your boundaries and help you to see your scroll saw in a new light. You’ll join our in-house expert, Robert, in exploring a challenging work of art. Some scroll saw experience is required. Learn about layout design, blade selection, stock prep, cutting, sanding, & finishing. Materials provided.
Tuition: $90

Cabnetry Intensive
Instructor: Terry Ney
Class Times: Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Join our newest instructor, Terry Ney to learn the art of cabnet construction. This intensive class covers well beyond the basics and brings Terry’s lifetime of woodworking expertise. You’ll learn about carcass construction, face frames, hinges, and doors. This is a great class for anyone looking to tackle their own cabinets.
Tuition: $100