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Router Intensive
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, December 27, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 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

DEMO DAY
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, January 03, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 20
Description: We’ll be doing several 30 Minute Demos starting bright and early – the cost of these Mini-classes is NOTHING – just think, our usual day long class is $150! Attend 3 sessions and get a FREE GIFT on Demo Day! 9am – Router Basics, 10am – Router Tables, 11am – Sharpening Hand Planes and Chisels, 1pm – Milk Paint Finishes, 2pm Bulletproof Finish Demo, 3pm - Turning Techniques. Sign up to guarantee
Tuition: $0

Power Tool Intensive
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, January 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: 6 hours of classroom time for just $75! We’ll cover basics for the bandsaw, table saw, jointer, and planer. Learn how to dimension stock and how each tool works independently of and in unison with the other tools in your shop. This class is great for individuals considering what tool to buy next and helps solve problems for individuals that already own the machines. You’ll be pumping out fine dimensioned lumber in no time!
Tuition: $75

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, January 11, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 15
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 Basics
Instructor: Ray Salgado
Class Times: Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:00 PM - 5:00 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. Speed up your tool arsenal with this unique system! Materials provided.
Tuition: $40

Lathe Intensive – an Applied Course in Turning
Instructor: Steve Woods
Class Times: Saturday, January 17, 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

Spray Finishing with an HVLP System
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 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

Intro to CNC Routers
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 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

Wood Burning 101
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, January 25, 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: $50

Sharpening Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, January 31, 2015 9:00 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 Wallstreet II
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, January 31, 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 – 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

Valentines Day Bandsaw Box
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Saturday, February 07, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Let's face it... if you don't come up with a unique gift for Valentine's Day you're in trouble!!! Create your own unique box on the bandsaw! Learn the basics of bandsaw setup, wood selection, cutting techniques, & finishing suggestions. Students will complete most steps for the box with a few finishing steps to be completed at home.
Tuition: $75

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, February 15, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 15
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 101 - Beginner
Instructor: Clay Deforge
Class Times: Thursday, February 19, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: This is the hand tool class you’ve been waiting for. We will take you through basic to intermediate knowledge and put you in a commanding charge of your hand planes. This class is designed to take you well beyond the basics – this is your chance truly appreciate what your hand tools can do in your shop. Our course covers stock preparation, sharpening, and handplane use in this intensive class.
Tuition: $75

Raised Panel Doors
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Learn the techniques & tools to make raised panel doors. Wood selection, preparation, dimensioning, and design will all be covered as well as the process to properly use a rail & stile bit for the frame & panel bit for the face. Take your cabinet making skills to the next level!
Tuition: $75

Wooden Bowls
Instructor: Steve Woods
Class Times: Saturday, February 21, 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

Basic Scroll Saw Fretwork
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, February 22, 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

Turn the Navigator or Cigar Pen
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, February 28, 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

The Bullet Proof Finish- Done Fast, Done Right
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, March 05, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: None
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

Turn a Writing Pen
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, March 07, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: This is the class you’ll want to take if you’re interested in learning to turn a pen for the first time. Turning pens is a great hobby that can also make serious extra money. You will learn the basic steps of how to set up your lathe for easy turning and great results. We will demonstrate the slim style pen and all students will leave the class with a beautiful handmade pen PLUS A FREE PEN START KIT – A $27 Value! You’ll learn the skills needed to make many more! Materials provided.
Tuition: $50

Turn a Lidded Box
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, March 07, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Ever heard of a round box? In this class you will turn and hollow a suction-fit lidded box on the lathe. You will learn the methods for chucking and re-chucking the box and lid on the lathe to remove all tenons used during the process. You will also learn tricks to getting a suction-fit lid. Lidded boxes are fun projects to advance your woodturning skills and they make great gifts.
Tuition: $55

Intro to CNC Routers
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 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: $75

Table Saw Techniques
Instructor: Ray Salgado
Class Times: Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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: $25

Bandsaw Fundamentals
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Saturday, March 14, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: This class will help you get the best performance from this truly versatile machine. Learn setup & tune-up, blade selection, alignment & safety. Learn the best way to make a tight turn & re-saw your boards! Materials provided.
Tuition: $25

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, March 15, 2015 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 15
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 Basics
Instructor: Ray Salgado
Class Times: Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
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. Speed up your tool arsenal with this unique system! Materials provided.
Tuition: $25

Router Intensive
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, March 21, 2015 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: $150

Basic Scroll Saw Fretwork
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, March 22, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3
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

Spray Finishing with an HVLP System
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, March 26, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 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

Lathe Intensive – an Applied Course in Turning
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, March 28, 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