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Spray Finishing with HVLP
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, April 29, 2017 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

Turn a Writing Pen
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, April 29, 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

Table Saw Intensive
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, May 06, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
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

Intro to CNC Routers
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, May 06, 2017 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: $100

Mother's Day Bandsaw Box
Instructor: Mike Luke
Class Times: Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Check out our in-store example of this high quality class project. This is a box and gift for the ages – a class run by none other than Woodcraft Staffer Mike Luke. 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: $175

Mother's Day Wine Barrel Stave Project
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
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

Mother's Day Pen
Instructor: Scott Sucamele
Class Times: Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: This intermediate level class requires that you take the basic Wooden Pen class unless you are already a pen turner. So you know the basics… What do you need to do to take your pens to the next level? We will cover a load of great pen turning techniques that will add some wonderful accents to your pens. Learn how to create your own laminates, how to do accent friction burnings, and cyanoacrylate coatings among many others. Loads of tips & techniques in this hands-on class; learn everything you need to know to take your slim line pens from good to great! Materials provided.
Tuition: $55

Advanced Finishing Techniques
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: This smart finishing class will take your finishes from bland to wow. Learn how to combine water based dyes and stains to really pop color in wood. Learn special dying techniques to pop the grain in figured woods like birdseye maple. We’ll show why water based finishes are so valuable and give a great cross-comparison of water and oil based techniques. We’ll cover Oils and Urathanes and show some secrets of tinting that you wouldn’t think are possible. Open up your finishing world and become an expert!
Tuition: $100

Scroll Saw Fretwork
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, May 21, 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

Cabinetry Intensive
Instructor: Terry Ney
Class Times: Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Description: Join our newest instructor, Terry Ney to learn the art of cabinet 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

CNC Basics
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, June 03, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 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: $100

Spray Finishing with HVLP
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, June 08, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 10
Description: $25 off this month only! 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: $50

Baseball Bat
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, June 10, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1
Description: Just in time for summer. Build a bat that is able to be used for all 12U Cal Ripkin and all 1-15 Babe Ruth Baseball. Store Owner Joe Essin will take you on a journey where you will form and shape your own bat while learning the lathe. Class limited to 1 student, but we can schedule additional classes if it fills up. See our facebook page for pictures of our unique finishing process.
Tuition: $200

Turn a Writing Pen
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, June 10, 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

DIY Centerpiece Project
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Join store owner Joe Essin with a fun and easy DIY Project that you can make! You'll make a beautiful wooden Centerpiece for your home and have the opportunity to paint or stain it using one of our hand-guided techniques in class. Think wookworking is difficult? We’re here to show you how fun and easy it can be. No woodworking experience necessary.
Tuition: $30

Lathe Intensive – an Applied Course in Turning
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Lathe Intensive – an Applied Course in Turning
Tuition: $150

Scroll Saw Fretwork
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, June 18, 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

Sharpening Basics and Beyond
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 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

Kreg Jig Demo
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, June 24, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 20
Description: FREE to the first 20 individuals. 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! Call Store to sign up.
Tuition: $0

Carving Basics
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Sunday, June 25, 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 learning about carving. Join us 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: $30