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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

Woodcraft Demo Day
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, April 01, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0
Description: It's April Fools Day, but no... it's not a joke!!! Our classroom will be running the following free demos and we'd love you to join us! Attend 3 demos for a free Woodcraft magazine of your choice! 10am- Bandsaws, 11-Tablesaws, 12- CNC Magic, 1- Gel Finishes, 2- Sharpening, 3- Pens
Tuition: $0

The Bulletproof Finish- Done Fast, Done Right
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, April 08, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
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

Wooden Bowls
Instructor: Mike Ronczyk
Class Times: Saturday, April 08, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 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

Carving Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Dave Disselbrett
Class Times: Sunday, April 09, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 12
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

Couples Finishing Class – Craftsy Finishes
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:00 PM - 5:00 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 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

Carl Jacobson's Pepper Grinders
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Join YouTube phenomenon Carl Jacobson for his newest class on Woodturning – Pepper Grinders! Gain the knowledge & skill to safely turn a rough blank into a work of art. Learn how to safely size your material, core the interior, and use your lathe in more ways than you could imagine. Materials provided.
Tuition: $150

Hand Tool Intensive
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
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: $95

Router Intensive
Instructor: Joe Essin
Class Times: Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 PM - 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

Intermediate Scroll Saw – Wildlife Setting
Instructor: Robert Fleck
Class Times: Sunday, April 23, 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

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

Lathe Intensive – an Applied Course in Turning
Instructor: Carl Jacobson
Class Times: Thursday, June 01, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Description: Lathe Intensive – an Applied Course in Turning
Tuition: $150