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Introduction to Woodworking 101
Instructor: Curt Vevang
Class Times: Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 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
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Mastering The Router
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, February 06, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Notebook, Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Understanding the different types of routers available and their use is one of the most useful subjects in the woodworking industry. This is the same class that Don presents to manufacturers and it has been attended by product managers, tool designers and engineers throughout the router industry. Don will introduce you to and you will operate the following routers: Porter-Cable laminate router, Porter-Cable 690 series, Porter-Cable 890 combination kit series, Milwaukee Palm Grip and D-Handle 1-¾ and 2-¼ HP series, DeWalt D-handle 618, and the DeWalt 621 2 HP plunge router. Among the topics covered will be general router operation, maintenance, safety, router bit selection and operating techniques. Don will demonstrate advanced router techniques including pattern making, template routing, using a plunge router for joinery work, and jigs and fixtures. By the end of the day you will possess the information and experience necessary to select equipment wisely and to operate your router safely with confidence.
Tuition: $150

Mastering The Tablesaw
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Notebook & Safety Glasses
Description: This is the class we’ve all been waiting for. Finally a table saw class that will introduce you to the endless types of parts you can make on the table saw. Don will bring in all of his best jigs and fixtures and demonstrate them for you. From general operation techniques, through complex joinery, Don will demonstrate how he produces fine furniture parts. He will also share plans for his jigs so that you can duplicate his procedures. Pattern cutting, tapers and cove cutting will be just some of the techniques Don will show you.
Tuition: $150

Advanced Bandsaw Boxes
Instructor: Marshall Monnett
Class Times: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust protection, ear plugs.
Description: Expand and refine your skills on a bandsaw as you create beautiful drawered boxes in fun shapes. As gluing and clamping are required, this class takes place over 2 evenings. Different types of finishes will be discussed.
Tuition: $130
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Turning 101: Beginning Turning
Instructor: Carole Floate
Class Times: Saturday, February 20, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 3/8 Bowl Gouge, 3/8 Spindle Gouge, Safety Glasses, Face Mask, 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

Woodcarving Workshop
Instructor: Dave Reilly
Class Times: Thursday, February 25, 2016 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.
Tuition: $60

Advanced Machining Techniques I ; Squaring lumber
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, February 27, 2016 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

Advanced Pen Turning
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, February 28, 2016 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
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Mastering The Router Table
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, March 05, 2016 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

Turning Pepper Mills
Instructor: Keith Lackner
Class Times: Sunday, March 06, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Roughing gouge, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, parting tool (if you have them). Safety glasses and dust mask.
Description: Learn to turn a kitchen essential for yourself or as a great gift. Blank selection, boring, turning, finishing and assembly will be covered. Wood blank and 10" Pepper Mill Kit supplied.
Tuition: $165
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Bandsaw Boxes
Instructor: Marshall Monnett
Class Times: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses and dust mask
Description: In this class, the student will learn bandsaw basics including how to safely operate a bandsaw while making a pair of nested bandsaw boxes.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Mastering Sharpening I: Chisels & Planes
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, March 12, 2016 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

Wood/Resin Blank Casting
Instructor: Keith Lackner
Class Times: Sunday, March 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 5 - 15
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 Relief Carving
Instructor: Dave Reilly
Class Times: Thursday, March 17, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 5 or 9 piece "Power Grip" carving set or equivalent
Description: This is a beginner class where you'll learn about different carving tools and profiles, what they do and how to use them as you work on a relief carving of your own
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: 10% discount on the purchase of tools for the class

Mastering Face Frames & Raised Panel Doors
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, March 19, 2016 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
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, March 20, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
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 turning your very own wood pens on a lathe. Pen turning is fun and easy!
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Spray Finishing
Instructor: Marshall Monnett
Class Times: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust mask & ear protection
Description: In this class we will discuss the various types of spray finishing equipment, cover how hvlp sprayers work, and learn the basics of spray finishing. Each student will have the opportunity to try out an hvlp sprayer.
Tuition: $50

SketchUp 101
Instructor: Curt Vevang
Class Times: Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Description: With SketchUp, Google’s free CAD program, you can produce 3-D renderings, exploded views and front, side and top dimensioned working drawings – all from the same model. This course will cover SketchUp basics and demonstrate how it can become an indispensable woodworking tool. This is primarily a lecture session but you are welcome to bring your laptop and follow along. If you bring your laptop you should also have a mouse with a scroll wheel and the most recent free version of SketchUp installed. (www.sketchup.com)
Tuition: $60

Hand Cut Traditional Joinery
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, April 02, 2016 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

Introduction to Woodworking 101
Instructor: Curt Vevang
Class Times: Thursday, April 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Safety glasses, ear protection and dust mask
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: Carole Floate
Class Times: Saturday, April 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 3/8 Bowl Gouge, 3/8 Spindle Gouge, Safety Glasses, Face Mask, 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

Advanced Bandsaw Boxes
Instructor: Marshall Monnett
Class Times: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust protection, ear plugs.
Description: Expand and refine your skills on a bandsaw as you create beautiful drawered boxes in fun shapes. As gluing and clamping are required, this class takes place over 2 evenings. Different types of finishes will be discussed.
Tuition: $130
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Furniture Design & Construction
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, April 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Notebook & Safety Glasses
Description: This highly informative class introduces you to selecting the project, design, sketching, architectural standards, shop drawings, full size drawings, models and templates. Don will also discuss wood selection, lay out, joinery, assembly and finishing. At the end of the day, you will have the basis for understanding the design and construction of fine furniture.
Tuition: $150

Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Marshall Monnett
Class Times: Sunday, April 17, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, ear protection and dust mask
Description: Not only do you leave this class with your very own completed Adirondack Chair, you'll have the knowledge to make as many as you'd like at home! You'll learn how to use a bandsaw, router, drills, sanders and how to assemble this outdoor favorite.
Tuition: $235
Tuition Notes: Price includes all materials

Advanced Pen Turning
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, April 24, 2016 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
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Carving Walking Sticks
Instructor: Dave Reilly
Class Times: Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 5 or 9 piece "Power Grip" set or equivalent
Description: This class will cover design, tools, and materials for walking sticks. Wood for practice carving is provided, but feel free to bring your own stick and tools.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: 10% discount of tools purchased for the class

Wood/Resin Blank Casting
Instructor: Keith Lackner
Class Times: Sunday, May 01, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 15
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

Turning Pepper Mills
Instructor: Keith Lackner
Class Times: Sunday, May 01, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Roughing gouge, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, parting tool (if you have them). Safety glasses and dust mask.
Description: Learn to turn a kitchen essential for yourself or as a great gift. Blank selection, boring, turning, finishing and assembly will be covered. Wood blank and Pepper Mill Kit supplied.
Tuition: $165
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Turning Pepper Mills
Instructor: Keith Lackner
Class Times: Saturday, May 07, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Roughing gouge, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, parting tool (if you have them). Safety glasses and dust mask.
Description: Learn to turn a kitchen essential for yourself or as a great gift. Blank selection, boring, turning, finishing and assembly will be covered. Wood blank and 10" Pepper Mill Kit supplied.
Tuition: $165
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Bandsaw Boxes
Instructor: Marshall Monnett
Class Times: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses and dust mask
Description: In this class, the student will learn bandsaw basics including how to safely operate a bandsaw while making a pair of nested bandsaw boxes.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Introduction to Hand Planes
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Notebook, Safety Glasses
Description: How many planes do you need? What's the difference between a $60 dollar and $250 dollar plane? Should I buy planes that are bevel-up, bevel-down or both? Don will answer these questions and more as he explains how hand planes really work and exactly what they're used for. Sharpening and tune up will be covered. Everyone will get a chance to use a wide variety of planes from Don's personal collection.
Tuition: $150

Pen Turning
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, May 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
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 turning your very own wood pens on a lathe. Pen turning is fun and easy!
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Sharpening Carving Tools
Instructor: Dave Reilly
Class Times: Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Your carving tools
Description: Sharp carving tools are a necessity for accurate and safe woodcarving. We will cover the theory of sharpening, sharpening equipment, and how to get a fine edge on all types of tools including the difficult V tool.
Tuition: $60

Mastering The Bandsaw
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 7
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

Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Marshall Monnett
Class Times: Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, ear protection and dust mask
Description: Not only do you leave this class with your very own completed Adirondack Chair, you'll have the knowledge to make as many as you'd like at home! You'll learn how to use a bandsaw, router, drills, sanders and how to assemble this outdoor favorite.
Tuition: $235
Tuition Notes: Price includes all materials

Spray Finishing
Instructor: Marshall Monnett
Class Times: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust mask & ear protection
Description: In this class we will discuss the various types of spray finishing equipment, cover how hvlp sprayers work, and learn the basics of spray finishing. Each student will have the opportunity to try out an hvlp sprayer.
Tuition: $50

SketchUp 101
Instructor: Curt Vevang
Class Times: Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Description: With SketchUp, Google’s free CAD program, you can produce 3-D renderings, exploded views and front, side and top dimensioned working drawings – all from the same model. This course will cover SketchUp basics and demonstrate how it can become an indispensable woodworking tool. This is primarily a lecture session but you are welcome to bring your laptop and follow along. If you bring your laptop you should also have a mouse with a scroll wheel and the most recent free version of SketchUp installed. (www.sketchup.com)
Tuition: $60

Introduction to Woodworking 101
Instructor: Curt Vevang
Class Times: Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, June 09, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask, pencil, ruler and 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
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Advanced Bandsaw Boxes
Instructor: Marshall Monnett
Class Times: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust protection, ear plugs.
Description: Expand and refine your skills on a bandsaw as you create beautiful drawered boxes in fun shapes. As gluing and clamping are required, this class takes place over 2 evenings. Different types of finishes will be discussed.
Tuition: $130
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Turning 101: Beginning Turning
Instructor: Carole Floate
Class Times: Saturday, June 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 12, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 3/8 Bowl Gouge, 3/8 Spindle Gouge, Safety Glasses, Face Mask, 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, June 18, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 9
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

Woodcarving Workshop
Instructor: Dave Reilly
Class Times: Thursday, June 23, 2016 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.
Tuition: $60

Mastering Hand Applied Finishes
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 7
Tools Required: Notebook, Safety Glasses & Three 3m Style Rubber Sanding Blocks 2-3/4" X 5" (3m #05519)
Description: This is an advanced hands-on finishing class for everyone. The class begins with a discussion on surface preparation and the selection of sand paper. You will learn what surface each grit will produce and be able to recognize when to advance to the next grit. Each student is expected to prepare numerous hardwood samples obtaining preparation results from 150 through 400 grit. The second half of the class will introduce you to numerous stains, dyes, sanding sealers, conditioners, and top coats. We will discuss and use oil finishes, oil and urethane combinations, varnish, oil and varnish combinations, shellac, and finally waxes. Surface treatment between coats will be addressed. The material fee will cover material samples, sand paper, and finishing supplies.
Tuition: $150

Advanced Pen Turning
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, June 26, 2016 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
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Introduction To Relief Carving
Instructor: Dave Reilly
Class Times: Thursday, July 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 5 or 9 piece "Power Grip" carving set or equivalent
Description: This is a beginner class where you'll learn about different carving tools and profiles, what they do and how to use them as you work on a relief carving of your own
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: 10% discount on tools purchased for the class

Mastering The Router
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, July 09, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 7
Tools Required: Notebook, Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Understanding the different types of routers available and their use is one of the most useful subjects in the woodworking industry. This is the same class that Don presents to manufacturers and it has been attended by product managers, tool designers and engineers throughout the router industry. Don will introduce you to and you will operate the following routers: Porter-Cable laminate router, Porter-Cable 690 series, Porter-Cable 890 combination kit series, Milwaukee Palm Grip and D-Handle 1-¾ and 2-¼ HP series, DeWalt D-handle 618, and the DeWalt 621 2 HP plunge router. Among the topics covered will be general router operation, maintenance, safety, router bit selection and operating techniques. Don will demonstrate advanced router techniques including pattern making, template routing, using a plunge router for joinery work, and jigs and fixtures. By the end of the day you will possess the information and experience necessary to select equipment wisely and to operate your router safely with confidence.
Tuition: $150

Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Marshall Monnett
Class Times: Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, ear protection and dust mask
Description: Not only do you leave this class with your very own completed Adirondack Chair, you'll have the knowledge to make as many as you'd like at home! You'll learn how to use a bandsaw, router, drills, sanders and how to assemble this outdoor favorite.
Tuition: $235
Tuition Notes: Price includes all materials

Mastering The Tablesaw
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Notebook & Safety Glasses
Description: This is the class we’ve all been waiting for. Finally a table saw class that will introduce you to the endless types of parts you can make on the table saw. Don will bring in all of his best jigs and fixtures and demonstrate them for you. From general operation techniques, through complex joinery, Don will demonstrate how he produces fine furniture parts. He will also share plans for his jigs so that you can duplicate his procedures. Pattern cutting, tapers and cove cutting will be just some of the techniques Don will show you.
Tuition: $150

Wood/Resin Blank Casting
Instructor: Keith Lackner
Class Times: Sunday, July 17, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 15
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 Machining Techniques I ; Squaring lumber
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, July 23, 2016 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

Turning Pepper Mills
Instructor: Keith Lackner
Class Times: Sunday, July 24, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Roughing gouge, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, parting tool (if you have them). Safety glasses and dust mask.
Description: Learn to turn a kitchen essential for yourself or as a great gift. Blank selection, boring, turning, finishing and assembly will be covered. Wood blank and 10" Pepper Mill Kit supplied.
Tuition: $165
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

Carving Walking Sticks
Instructor: Dave Reilly
Class Times: Thursday, August 04, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: 5 or 9 piece "Power Grip" carving set or equivalent
Description: This class will cover design, tools, and materials for walking sticks. Wood for practice carving is provided, but feel free to bring your own stick and tools.
Tuition: $60

Mastering Sharpening I: Chisels & Planes
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, August 06, 2016 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, August 13, 2016 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

Hand Cut Traditional Joinery
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, August 20, 2016 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