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Advanced Pen Turning
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, April 29, 2018 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

Advanced Machining Techniques I ; Squaring lumber
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, May 12, 2018 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

Pen Turning with Don McCloskey
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, May 20, 2018 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

Mastering Basic Cabinet Construction
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3 - 8
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

Mastering The Tablesaw
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 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 Pen Turning
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, June 24, 2018 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

Mastering Hand Applied Finishes
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 6
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

Mastering The Router
Instructor: Don Washow
Class Times: Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 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

Pen Turning with Don McCloskey
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, July 29, 2018 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

Advanced Pen Turning
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, August 26, 2018 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

Pen Turning with Don McCloskey
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, September 30, 2018 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

Advanced Pen Turning
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, October 28, 2018 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

Pen Turning with Don McCloskey
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, November 25, 2018 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

Holiday Pen Class
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Class Times: Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety glasses
Description: Use basic spindle turning skills to craft a beautiful Wall Street II pen. Learn all the components used such as pen blanks,mandrels, pen mills and the pen press while you make a handmade pen on the lathe. Pen turning is easy and enjoyable and you will end up with one great ink pen.
Tuition: $75