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Woodworking Therapy
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Let’s face it THERAPY is EXPENSIVE! Sawdust Therapy on the other hand can be quite rewarding. If you’ve been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING CLASS, look no further… this class is for you. Learn the basics from the ground up. Our staff will give you a great overview of the shop and its tools. Be ready to learn safe techniques as well as acquiring some new woodworking knowledge and skills.
Tuition: $50

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