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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

Women & Woodworking
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, April 02, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Description: FOR WOMEN ONLY! Learn the proper techniques for using the table saw, planer, jointer, & bandsaw. This class will allow you to try your hand at each tool in a safe and non-competitive setting. Safety will be stressed! Come prepared to make sawdust, ask questions, & have fun.
Tuition: $35

Cut-Apart Bandsaw Box
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Saturday, April 04, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
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. Students will complete most steps for the box with a few finishing steps to be completed at home.
Tuition: $75

Basic Cabinet Construction
Instructor: Ray Salgado
Class Times: Saturday, April 04, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
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

Sharpening Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
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

FREE DEMO CLASS
Instructor: Brad Intermill
Class Times: Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 25
Description: Have you ever wondered about Festool and what makes it so great? This amazing system of woodworking is completely portable and incredibly clean. We’ll walk you through several tools in the line and put them in your hands. This is a great class if you’ve ever considered purchasing the tools but just didn’t want to bite the bullet to try it out. We’ll show you what makes the tools so great and why we think they are a wonderful fit to the American Woodshop.
Tuition: $0

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, April 12, 2015 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

Intro to CNC Routers
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 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

Turn a Writing Pen
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 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

Turn a Duck Call
Instructor: George Essin
Class Times: Saturday, April 18, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2
Description: In this class you will learn the steps and make a duck call using a basic kit call. This is a fun and challenging project, which will allow you will hone your spindle turning skills – our very own George Essin is an expert on the process and can offer many perspectives on fit and finish of the calls.
Tuition: $75

Table Saw Techniques
Instructor: Ray Salgado
Class Times: Saturday, April 25, 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

Turn a Lidded Box
Instructor: Steve Woods
Class Times: Saturday, April 25, 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: $75

Wood Burning 101
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, April 26, 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

Spray Finishing with an HVLP System
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, April 30, 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

Introduction to Google Sketchup
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, May 02, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Description: Are you tired of spending hours planning projects only to complete construction and find out the way you wanted? It’s a common problem for most woodworkers, but one easily remedied with free software. Just imagine being able to see what your plan will look like in 3D while you look at it from any angle! It’s a lot easier than you might think, and this class will take you through the basics! Bring a laptop to follow along with your pre-installed Sketch Program or take notes in class.
Tuition: $50

Turn a Lidded Box
Instructor: Steve Woods
Class Times: Saturday, May 02, 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: $75

Kreg Jig Basics
Instructor: Ray Salgado
Class Times: Saturday, May 09, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 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: $40

Make a Wooden Whistle
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, May 09, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 10
Description: Open to kids of all ages but especially for those 10 and under. This class will introduce you to the process of whistle construction using both hand tools and power tools. This is an age appropriate class that is targeted to younger woodworkers. This fun and easy project is approached from the ground up and we’ll share several secrets to get you blowing notes on your first attempt.
Tuition: $10

Java Gel Stain Makeover
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, May 14, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 20
Description: LADIES ONLY! Join store owners Joe and Susan Essin for a fun night learning basic finishing techniques. Want to make over your kitchen with the Java Gel Stain Makeover (made popular on the blog MonicaWantsIt.com)? We'll show you how and answer ALL your finishing questions. Fun filled night with WINE AND CHEESE PROVIDED!
Tuition: $10

Router Intensive
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, May 16, 2015 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

The Bullet Proof Finish- Done Fast, Done Right
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, May 21, 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

Lathe Intensive – an Applied Course in Turning
Instructor: Steve Woods
Class Times: Saturday, May 23, 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

Intermediate Scroll Saw – Wildlife Setting
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, May 24, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
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

Spray Finishing with an HVLP System
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, May 30, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, May 31, 2015 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

Making Grain and Color Pop
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 10
Description: Brand New Class!!! Want to know how to make figured grains pop? Want to introduce selective highlights into figured woods? How about seamless color shifts? This class covers all this and more. Not a basics class - we're going to jump into some great details and techniques!
Tuition: $50

Handtool Intensive
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, June 06, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 8
Description: The average woodworker could improve their grasp of how to effectively use handplanes, chisels, and other hand tools. We will cover sharpening, proper tool setup, and use. The class will be capped off with a discussion of handcut dovetail joints and will help take you far beyond the basics.
Tuition: $75

Intro to CNC Routers
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, June 06, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
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

Table Saw Techniques
Instructor: Ray Salgado
Class Times: Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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: $50

Cut Apart Bandsaw Box
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Saturday, June 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
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. Students will complete most steps for the box with a few finishing steps to be completed at home.
Tuition: $75

Bullet Proof Finish - Done Fast Done Right
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, June 18, 2015 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. 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: $75

Lathe Intensive
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, June 20, 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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, June 21, 2015 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

Spray Finishing with HVLP
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 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

Turn a Writing Pen
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
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: $40

Basic Scroll Saw Fretwork
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, June 28, 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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, September 13, 2015 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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, October 11, 2015 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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, November 15, 2015 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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, December 13, 2015 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