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Woodworking Therapy
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
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

Basic Cabinet Construction
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, May 07, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 5
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

Mastering the Handcut Dovetail
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, May 07, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 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: $150

The Bullet Proof Finish- Done Fast, Done Right
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, May 12, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 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

Multi Axis Turnings
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Saturday, May 14, 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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, May 15, 2016 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

Router Intensive
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, May 21, 2016 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

Scroll Saw Fretwork
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, May 22, 2016 5:00 PM - 5:00 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

Advanced Wood Burning - Celtic Knot
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 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

Beginning Wood Burning
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: none
Description: "Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker." Instruction on how to set up irons and power supplies, safety, pattern transfer, finishing techniques and project selection. You will walk out with your very own burned artwork. Student must provide their wood burning system unless arranged with the class instructor ahead of time.
Tuition: $75

Turn your Choice of Pens – Bolt Action or Cigar
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, May 28, 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

The Heirloom Bandsaw Box
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Saturday, June 04, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 11, 2016 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. Requires 2 class sessions for completion in this intensive project.
Tuition: $150

Sharpening Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, June 09, 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: $50

Advanced Wood Burning - Celtic Knot
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Saturday, June 11, 2016 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

Turning Hollow Forms
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Saturday, June 18, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, June 19, 2016 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

Wine Barrel Stave Project
Instructor: Joe and Susan Essin
Class Times: Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
Description: Ladies only! Join store owners Joe and Susan Essin with a fun and easy DIY Project that you can make! You'll make a beautiful Wine Barrel Candle Holder and Centerpiece for your home. No woodworking experience necessary.
Tuition: $30

Turn your Choice of Pens – Bolt Action or Cigar
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, June 25, 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

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