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Advanced Pen Turning
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, February 26, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Pen turning tools
Description: Take your pen turning to the next level. In this class, we'll cover segmented pen turning including a Celtic knot style pen. We'll learn to turn other materials such as acrylic, corian, antler and solid surface material. Tool sharpening will be covered using a homemade honing wheel. You'll leave this class with 2 pens: a Celtic knot pen and a single barrel cigar pen.
Tuition: $150

Selecting and Sharpening Carving Tools
Instructor: Dave Reilly
Class Times: Thursday, March 02, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Carving tools, Sharpening materials
Description: The right tools and sharp tools are necessary for successful carving. We will talk about the best tools for the type and style of carvings you wish to do. Getting those tools sharp is the next step. Bring your tools and sharpening materials and get in a good practice session.
Tuition: $60

Advanced Machining Techniques I ; Squaring lumber
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, March 04, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: : Notebook, camera, safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask
Description: Squaring lumber is the first skill a woodworker must master. Without this skill you will never understand how woodworking machines work or be able to determine why your parts don’t fit. Through hands on experience you will learn how to select, flatten, and square lumber using the bandsaw, table saw, jointer, and planer. Starting with machine set up then moving quickly to hands on practice you will square boards necessary to build table tops, solid wood face frames, and raised panel doors.
Tuition: $150

Mastering The Router Table
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Notebook, Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: The class starts off with a discussion on selecting equipment and safety procedures then moves quickly to hands on experience. Everyone is required to change bits and set up the table for edge routing using both a router in a drop in plate and a router lift. You will produce at least 8 different profile examples of popular router bits on two different router table set ups. Towards the end of the class day everyone will make an Ogee style raised panel door. For more details email Don: donwashow@aol.com.
Tuition: $150

Mastering Sharpening I: Chisels & Planes
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: New Blue Marples Chisels To Sharpen (1” & 3/4” Or 4 Piece Chisel Set) & Hand Plane
Description: Understanding the differences between sharpening systems and selecting the best system for you is one of the most confusing subjects in woodworking. Don starts at the beginning explaining the sandpaper system then continues to compare water stones, diamond plates, and oil stones. He will give you information on cross referencing the different grit systems so that comparing performance and price is easier. You will be provided with equipment to flatten and sharpen on sandpaper with a jig, however, diamond plates, water stones and oil stones will be available for everyone to use. You will learn how to hollow grind on a bench grinder, then hone on water stones to produce a surgically sharp tool. By the end of the class you will understand what sharp is and have had the opportunity to experience tools sharper than you could have ever imagined.
Tuition: $150

Mastering Face Frames & Raised Panel Doors
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Notebook & Safety Glasses
Description: Starting from the beginning Don will show you how to prepare the stock necessary to build professional quality cabinet parts. You will build a face frame and raised panel door. Don will show you how to use the Kreg jig to build the face frame. He will discuss panel construction, router table set-up, safety and hardware. You will produce a door using CMT kitchen set in the Ogee style. The Blum European hinge system will be discussed in detail giving you a complete understanding of how to install them on face frame cabinets. At the end of the day you will have a cabinet front with door and hinges ready for assembly.
Tuition: $165

Pen Turning with Don McCloskey
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Roughing Gouge, Spindle Gouge, Skew, Parting Tool or class tools available.
Description: Use basic spindle turning skills to craft 2 beautiful wooden pens. Learn all the components used such as pen blanks, mandrels, pen mills and the pen press while you make handmade wooden pens on the lathe. Pen turning is easy and enjoyable and you end up with 2 great ink pens.
Tuition: $150

Hand Cut Traditional Joinery with Don Washow
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, April 01, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 3/4,1/2, & 3/8 inch chisel, small hammer, notebook, cameraa, safety glasses
Description: In this class you will learn to layout and hand cut, both through dovetails and mortise and tenons. Starting with the selection and design of joiney you will move quickly through layout process, and then learn to use traditional hand tools. You will learn how to use chisels and saws to pare, chop and cut to a line. At the end of the day you will have hand cut both the through dovetail and mortise and tenon joint.
Tuition: $150

Wood/Resin Blank Casting
Instructor: Keith Lackner
Class Times: Sunday, April 02, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Learn how to make your own custom resin casted blanks using alumilite casting resin over wood. In this class, you will be taken step-by-step through the process from wood selection and preparation to proper casting techniques and pressure pot set up. Each student will leave with the 1.5" square x 6" custom blank that they made in class.
Tuition: $165
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Letter Carving in Wood
Instructor: Dave Reilly
Class Times: Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Available Carving tools
Description: Enhance your work with hand carved lettering. Letter styles best to carve and the best tools to use will be covered. Layout, finishing and some interesting techniques will be demonstrated. Bring any tools you have and give it a try.
Tuition: $60

Introduction to Woodworking 101
Instructor: Curt Vevang
Class Times: Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask, pencil, ruler & square.
Description: In this class, the student will build a tool/garden box while learning to use and safely operate a table saw, bandsaw, router and drill press. The student will also learn some gluing, clamping and basic joinery techniques. This is a 9 hour class consisting of 3, 3 hour sessions. For more information as well as a picture of the project, visit curtvevang.com/classes.
Tuition: $190

Turning 101: Beginning Turning
Instructor: Andy Kuby
Class Times: Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: 3/8 Bowl Gouge, 3/8 Spindle Gouge, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection & Respiratory Protection
Description: This intensive two-day class is the ideal place to start to learn the art and craft of woodturning. You will learn about lathes and lathe setup, tool use, selection and sharpening. With plenty of hands-on time, you will have the opportunity to develop your basic turning skills, and your confidence, on a variety of woodturning projects.
Tuition: $250

Mastering Furniture Design & Construction
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: Notebook, Safety Glasses & Camera
Description: Starting with the basics of construction Don will show you the steps necessary to complete a furniture project that looks great, functions well, and will survive the tests of time. Don will introduce you to selecting the project, compiling design data, proportioning to the human body to establish architectural standards, sketching, and shop drawings. Using a small table with drawer as an example he will demonstrate the machining and joinery skills you must acquire to construct the project. You will receive an extensive handout which includes a bibliography, material, hardware, and tool sources. For more details email Don: donwashow@aol.com.
Tuition: $150

Advanced Pen Turning
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, April 30, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Pen turning tools
Description: Take your pen turning to the next level. In this class, we'll cover segmented pen turning including a Celtic knot style pen. We'll learn to turn other materials such as acrylic, corian, antler and solid surface material. Tool sharpening will be covered using a homemade honing wheel. You'll leave this class with 2 pens: a Celtic knot pen and a single barrel cigar pen.
Tuition: $150

Woodcarving Workshop
Instructor: Dave Reilly
Class Times: Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Your Project & Carving Tools
Description: This class is designed for carvers and non-carvers alike. Bring your projects! Do you need help with a carving? Can't get your tools sharp? Want to get started carving? Dave will answer your questions, give advice, encourage and teach you methods to improve your carving techniques and tool sharpening skills. A general overview of carving styles will also be covered to help you find the best one for you. Come in and put to use what you have learned so far this year. I will answer questions, mentor and give encouragement to all. Not a carver? Come in and see what you're missing
Tuition: $60

Mastering The Bandsaw
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, May 06, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Setting up your bandsaw can be one of the most frustrating jobs in the shop. Don will explain the steps to trouble free sawing. Blade selection, guide set-up, tensioning, and dust collection is just the beginning of the class. He will show you how to set your saw to resaw perfect boards as thin as 1/8 inch. Tapering legs, cutting circles, cutting tenons, and free hand sculpting are just a few techniques that will be demonstrated. For more details email Don: donwashow@aol.com.
Tuition: $125

Wood/Resin Blank Casting
Instructor: Keith Lackner
Class Times: Sunday, May 07, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Learn how to make your own custom resin casted blanks using alumilite casting resin over wood. In this class, you will be taken step-by-step through the process from wood selection and preparation to proper casting techniques and pressure pot set up. Each student will leave with the 1.5" square x 6" custom blank that they made in class.
Tuition: $165
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Introduction to Woodworking 102 with Curt Vevang
Instructor: Curt Vevang
Class Times: Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Tape Measure, Pencil, Engineer's Square
Description: If you liked Introduction to Woodworking 101 this class is for you. In this class you'll be making a small keepsake/storage box. We will be using the table saw as well as the router and router table. You will learn to cut mitered box corners and how to use splines to strengthen the mitered joints. We will learn a technique for cutting the splines so they fit properly. This is a 9 hour class cosisting of 3, 3 hour sessions on successive Thursday evenings. For more information call the store or visit curtvevang.com/classes
Tuition: $190
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Mastering Basic Cabinet Construction
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: Notebook & Safety Glasses
Description: In this class you will learn how to build face frame and European style cabinets. The design and construction of face frame cabinets will be thoroughly covered, from sketch to installation. There will be many miniature cabinets, exploded construction details, materials, and hardware props on hand for you to investigate and photograph. You will receive an extensive handout which includes a bibliography, material, hardware, and tool sources. For more details email Don: donwashow@aol.com.
Tuition: $150

Pen Turning with Don McCloskey
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Roughing Gouge, Spindle Gouge, Skew, Parting Tool or class tools available.
Description: Use basic spindle turning skills to craft 2 beautiful wooden pens. Learn all the components used such as pen blanks, mandrels, pen mills and the pen press while you make handmade wooden pens on the lathe. Pen turning is easy and enjoyable and you end up with 2 great ink pens.
Tuition: $150

Introduction to Woodworking 101
Instructor: Curt Vevang
Class Times: Thursday, June 01, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, June 08, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask, pencil, ruler & square.
Description: In this class, the student will build a tool/garden box while learning to use and safely operate a table saw, bandsaw, router and drill press. The student will also learn some gluing, clamping and basic joinery techniques. This is a 9 hour class consisting of 3, 3 hour sessions. For more information as well as a picture of the project, visit curtvevang.com/classes.
Tuition: $190

Turning Pepper Mills
Instructor: Keith Lackner
Class Times: Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Eye protection. 5/8 Bowl Gouge, 5/8 Spindle Gouge, sandpaper, Electric drill for power sanding(need disc w/Velcro hooks), Forstner bits-1 1/8" & 1 5/8" (if you have them), 7 mm drill bit ( if you have one).
Description: Learn to turn one of the kitchen essentials for yourself or a great gift. Blank selection, boring, turning, finishing and assembly will be covered. Wood blank and 10" Pepper Mill Kit supplied.
Tuition: $165

Wood/Resin Blank Casting
Instructor: Keith Lackner
Class Times: Sunday, June 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Learn how to make your own custom resin casted blanks using alumilite casting resin over wood. In this class, you will be taken step-by-step through the process from wood selection and preparation to proper casting techniques and pressure pot set up. Each student will leave with the 1.5" square x 6" custom blank that they made in class.
Tuition: $165
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Advanced Pen Turning
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, June 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Pen turning tools
Description: Take your pen turning to the next level. In this class, we'll cover segmented pen turning including a Celtic knot style pen. We'll learn to turn other materials such as acrylic, corian, antler and solid surface material. Tool sharpening will be covered using a homemade honing wheel. You'll leave this class with 2 pens: a Celtic knot pen and a single barrel cigar pen.
Tuition: $150