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Introduction to Woodworking
Instructor: Bob Schottmuller
Class Times: Monday, July 10, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection
Description: Join Bob as he shows you hands-on the core techniques and concepts used to make furniture and cabinet parts such as doors, tops, sides, shelves and drawer parts. During this session, you will make a solid wood cutting board. A must have class for all those ready to explore the wonderful world of woodworking.
Tuition: $65

Squaring Rough Lumber Using The Jointer, Planer & Table Saw
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Class Times: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Using the jointer, thickness planer and table saw hands-on, learn the proper techniques used to mill rough lumber into four-square stock for your projects.
Tuition: $55

Make a Pen on the Mini Lathe
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Class Times: Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: Even if you have never used a wood lathe before, or any power tool for that matter, Garrett will guide you through the process of making your very own, really cool pen. Pen making is fun, easy and addictive and we'll show the insider tips and techniques for this fun activity.
Tuition: $50

Learn Bowl Turning
Instructor: Tom Hughes
Class Times: Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: Tom will introduce you step-by-step to tools and techniques as you turn a green wood bowl and a bowl from seasoned (dry) wood. The two different types of bowl turning are discussed with lots of insider information explained and demonstrated. Lots of fun. Class fills fast so call soon.
Tuition: $85

Beginning Turning
Instructor: Tom Hughes
Class Times: Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: This class is an introduction to spindle turning, sometimes called turning between centers. Tom will explain techniques and show you the steps as you turn a wooden mallet on the lathe. This is a great class for students interested in a bump up from pen turning or for those looking to get started in wood turning. This class will also satisfy the prerequisite for Tom's "Learn Bowl Turning" class.
Tuition: $60

Knife Making -Pocket Knife
Instructor: Jeff Peters
Class Times: Monday, August 7, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: In this fun and easy class, you will assemble a beautiful, high-quality Sarge Liner Lock Folder knife. Made from 440C stainless steel, the blade is 3-1/4 inches long. You will attach, shape and finish your own knife handles or "scales" for a unique, custom made look. This is a quality pocket knife you'll be proud to to show off to friends and family.
Tuition: $50

I Hate Finishing!
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Class Times: Thursday, August 10, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Come on, it's not that bad and we can help. If you're like a lot of woodworkers we talk to, building the project is the fun part but when it comes to finishing, things can get frustrating. Join us for a hands-on session where you'll use simple products and techniques that can help take the frustration out of finishing.
Tuition: $40

Hands-On Hand Cut Dovetail
Instructor: Bob Schottmuller
Class Times: Monday, August 21, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Dovetail Saw, Coping Saw, Chisel/Mallet, Sliding T Bevel or Dovetail Marker
Description: There's no better way to get to know the dovetail joint than to learn to cut it by hand. Join Bob as he guides you step by step through the creation of this classic woodworking joint.
Tuition: $50

Make a Pen on the Mini Lathe
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Class Times: Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: Even if you have never used a wood lathe before, or any power tool for that matter, Garrett will guide you through the process of making your very own, really cool pen. Pen making is fun, easy and addictive and we'll show the insider tips and techniques for this fun activity.
Tuition: $50

Learn Bowl Turning
Instructor: Tom Hughes
Class Times: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: Tom will introduce you step-by-step to tools and techniques as you turn a green wood bowl and a bowl from seasoned (dry) wood. The two different types of bowl turning are discussed with lots of insider information explained and demonstrated. Lots of fun. Class fills fast so call soon.
Tuition: $85

Turn a Lidded Box on the Mini Lathe
Instructor: Jeff Peters
Class Times: Monday, August 28, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: Have fun on the mini lathe as you turn a round box with a fitted lid. Jeff guides you step by step through the process as you create this cool hand-made project.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Class meets Monday and Tuesday

Date Night
Instructor: Sara and Klay Heise
Class Times: Saturday, September 9, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Join Woodcraft store owners Sara and Klay for this fun evening where you'll make a cool Wisconsin-shaped cutting board with the provided bamboo material. Of course no date night would be complete without some food and drink, so we've got you covered there. A fun night for couples only so sign up soon!
Tuition: $40

Hands-On Duck Call
Instructor: Jeff Peters
Class Times: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Just in time for the season, Jeff will show you the hands-on techniques for creating your own duck call on the mini lathe. It's a fun and easy session that produces a high quality call you'll be proud to show off.
Tuition: $50

Hands-On Get To Know The Band Saw
Instructor: Jeff Alarie
Class Times: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: The band saw is a very versatile machine but sometimes requires a bit of coaxing to produce its best performance. In this hands-on class, set-up adjustments, blade selection and tension, basic maintenance and various cutting techniques will be covered and demonstrated.
Tuition: $40

Hands-On Squaring Rough Lumber Using The Jointer, Planer & Table Saw
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Class Times: Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Using the jointer, thickness planer and table saw hands-on, learn the proper techniques used to mill rough lumber into four-square stock for your projects.
Tuition: $55

Introduction to Woodworking
Instructor: Bob Schottmuller
Class Times: Monday, September 18, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection
Description: Join Bob as he shows you hands-on the core techniques and concepts used to make furniture and cabinet parts such as doors, tops, sides, shelves and drawer parts. During this session, you will make a solid wood cutting board. A must have class for all those ready to explore the wonderful world of woodworking.
Tuition: $65

Make a Pen on the Mini Lathe
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Class Times: Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: Even if you have never used a wood lathe before, or any power tool for that matter, Garrett will guide you through the process of making your very own, really cool pen. Pen making is fun, easy and addictive and we'll show the insider tips and techniques for this fun activity.
Tuition: $50

Learn Bowl Turning
Instructor: Tom Hughes
Class Times: Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: Tom will introduce you step-by-step to tools and techniques as you turn a green wood bowl and a bowl from seasoned (dry) wood. The two different types of bowl turning are discussed with lots of insider information explained and demonstrated. Lots of fun. Class fills fast so call soon.
Tuition: $85

"What's The Deal With CNC?"
Instructor: George Vondriska
Class Times: Friday, September 29, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Wondering if a benchtop CNC machine is a good investment for your shop? Here's your chance to see, first hand, what today's CNC machines can do. You'll see how the design work is done on VCarve Pro software (common to many CNC machines), how material is secured to the work surface of the CNC, zeroing of the X,Y, and Z axes, bit changes, and how cuts are made on the CNC machine. This is a great opportunity to see the capabilities of a benchtop CNC.
Tuition: $30

Hands-On CNC Training-Creating Your Own Designs
Instructor: George Vondriska
Class Times: Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 8 - 10
Tools Required: Your laptop with VCarve Pro installed and a flash drive to save the toolpath files to.
Description: If you own a CNC machine but are uncertain how to “make it go” with your own designs, this class is for you. Each student will create a clock design, working through the process step-by-step with the instructor. Design skills will include creating circles, using the offset tool, centering objects, creating a circular array, creating and placing text, working with 3D clip art, and more. When the design is complete you’ll create toolpaths for each aspect of the design, and learn how to send the toolpaths through the correct post-processor for your machine. We’ll wrap the session up by cutting one clock design on a CNC machine, so you’ll see how to mount the material, zero axes, and do bit changes.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Choose either Morning or Afternoon class.

Hands-On Carving. Adding Architectural Details to your Carvings.
Instructor: Bill Powell
Class Times: Monday, October 2, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: Detail Knife with 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch thin profile blade, 3/4inch #2 gouge, 1./4 inch #3 gouge, 3/16 inch #9 or #11 gouge, 1/16 micro V-tool.
Description: Following his article in Woodcarving Illustrated, Bill will show you simple techniques that will add rich architectural details to the shingles, logs and bricks as you use the materials provided to you to carve an "outdoor privy". (AKA outhouse). Bring your carving tools (see the list below) and see how Bill's simple techniques will add that extra measure of life and detail to your carved structures.
Tuition: $45
Tuition Notes: Class meets Monday and Tuesday

Woodworking Joints on the Table Saw
Instructor: Bob Schottmuller
Class Times: Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection
Description: Expand the versatility of your table saw as Bob explains and demonstrates essential safety and operational techniques and then shows you how to make a variety of go-to joints on the table saw including rabbet, dado, tenon, miter, compound miter and cove cut. This is a great class to help you get the most from one of the wood shop's primary power tools. Space is limited so sign up soon.
Tuition: $40

Learn Bowl Turning
Instructor: Pete Schuh
Class Times: Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: This class is a step-by-step introduction to tools and techniques as you turn a green wood bowl and a bowl from seasoned (dry) wood. The two different types of bowl turning are discussed with lots of insider information explained and demonstrated. Lots of fun. Class fills fast so call soon.
Tuition: $85

Turn A Bottle Stopper on the Mini Lathe
Instructor: Jeff Peters
Class Times: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: In this hands-on class, Jeff will guide you through the creation of a cool and useful bottle stopper on the mini lathe. This is a great small turning project for those looking to expand their lathe turning repertoire.
Tuition: $50

Hands-On Sharpening Plane Blades & Chisels
Instructor: Jeff Alarie
Class Times: Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Dull Blade Or Chisel
Description: Woodworking with a razor sharp chisel or planing a board with a finely honed plane adds a new level of accuracy and enjoyment to your hobby. In this hands-on class, we'll show you the tools and techniques that let you put a keen edge on your chisels and plane blades. Bring a dull tool or two for sharpening.
Tuition: $40

Hands-On Raised Panel Door
Instructor: Jeff Alarie
Class Times: Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection
Description: In this hands-on class, each student makes a solid wood raised panel door step by step on the router table. The different router bits and set up procedures will be explained. Lots of tips and tricks to help you get acquainted with this popular procedure.
Tuition: $75

Date Night
Instructor: Sara and Klay Heise
Class Times: Saturday, October 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Join Woodcraft store owners Sara and Klay for this fun evening where you'll make a cool Wisconsin-shaped cutting board with the provided bamboo material. Of course no date night would be complete without some food and drink, so we've got you covered there. Plus, you'll get a $5 gift certificate good at Milwaukee Burger Company. A fun night for couples only so sign up soon!
Tuition: $40

Hands-On Hand Cut Dovetail
Instructor: Bob Schottmuller
Class Times: Monday, October 16, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Dovetail Saw, Coping Saw, Chisel/Mallet, Sliding T Bevel or Dovetail Marker
Description: There's no better way to get to know the dovetail joint than to learn to cut it by hand. Join Bob as he guides you step by step through the creation of this classic woodworking joint.
Tuition: $50

Introduction to the Scroll Saw
Instructor: Tom Cheslock
Class Times: Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Description: In this hands-on class, Tom will introduce you to the basics of scroll saw operation and techniques. One of the hobby's most popular tools, the scroll saw is safe, fun and versatile. Join us for this session and get your scrolling off to a great start.
Tuition: $40

Hands-On Project: Ulu Knife and Chopping Block
Instructor: Jeff Peters
Class Times: Monday, October 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection
Description: Join Jeff as he guides you hands-on in the making of this unique and fun project. The Ulu knife and its matching chopping block make a great kitchen accessory that you'll be proud to show off or to give to your favorite chef as a one of a kind hand-made gift.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Class meets on Monday and Tuesday night.

Hands-On Router Basics
Instructor: Jeff Alarie
Class Times: Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: This popular class presents essential information that will help you safely operate one of the workshop's most versatile tools. Set-up, safety, router bits and techniques will be covered. Bring along your router for a hands-on learning experience.
Tuition: $40

Paint, Stains and Top Coats with General Finishes
Instructor: Bill Strey
Class Times: Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 15
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Here's a great way to learn about wood finishes with Bill Strey from General Finishes. You'll learn about preparation and application of General Finishes paints, stains and top coats. Bill will explain tips and tricks and maybe even some top secret technical stuff as he demonstrates a wide range of popular General Finishes products. If you have a desire to improve your understanding of finishing options for your woodworking or home improvement projects, plan on attending this special session with Wisconsin's own General Finishes. Space is limited for this value priced event so sign up soon..
Tuition: $15