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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

Cabinetry 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

Intro to CNC Routers
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, March 04, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 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: $100

Spray Finishing with HVLP
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 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

Wooden Handles
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Join YouTube phenomenon Carl Jacobson for his newest class on Woodturning. Gain the knowledge & skill to safely turn a rough blank into a work of art handle. Turn your choice of a handle for an Ice Cream Scoop, Bottle Opener, or Pizza Cutter. Learn how to properly shape the wood including the introduction of tenons depending on the kit chosen. You’ll use a variety of lathe tools. Everyone will turn their own spindle! Materials provided.
Tuition: $100

The Writing Pen
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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 & the skills needed to make many more! Materials provided.
Tuition: $45

Carving Basics and Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, March 12, 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

Women Only – DIY Centerpiece Project
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: Women Only – DIY Centerpiece Project
Tuition: $30

Woodworking Therapy
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 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

Scroll Saw Fretwork
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, March 19, 2017 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

Kreg Jig Projects
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Saturday, March 25, 2017 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

Sharpening Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 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

Bandsaw Fundamentals
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Monday, May 01, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
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

Java Gel Stain Makeover
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Monday, May 01, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 20
Description: The Java Gel Stain process is all the rage on internet blogs and DIY channels but many of these sites are missing some basic steps that can make the difference between success and failure. This is a great class to take if you’re considering a kitchen makeover or are just looking for a go-to finish for woodworking. We'll show you how and answer ALL your finishing questions.
Tuition: $25