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Elective 101 – Birdhouse
Instructor: Alan Garner
Class Times: Saturday, January 31, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: To learn the fundamentals of measuring, using hand tools, construction, and finishing while constructing a simple birdhouse.
Tuition: $75

Introduction to Turning -- Spindle I -- CLS12
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Thursday, February 05, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Full Face Mask
Description: This 3-hour introduction to wood turning is designed to answer the question, "Is wood turning fun?" Students will use spindle tools to safely shape wood illustrating the basic principles of woodturning. A walnut holder for a dry flower arrangement will be turned, finished, and will go home with the student.
Tuition: $75

Tool Sharpening for Wood Turners -- CLS066
Instructor: Don Wilson
Class Times: Saturday, February 07, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Face Mask, Bring Your Dull Tools
Description: Bring your dull gouges, skews, parting tools, and scrapers to a class on sharpening wood turning tools. Students will learn how to achieve a sharp edge on all of their tools. Strength and weaknesses of the grinding methods will be discussed. Different bevel angles will be evaluated with students able to try tools with different angles. Students should take home the knowledge of how to sharpen their tools. THIS IS A MUST CLASS FOR ANY WOOD TURNER
Tuition: $75

Intro Woodcarving - CLS173
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: A few Basic tools recommended at sign up
Description: Are you interested in woodcarving but are unsure about the different types of carving and what kind of materials are needed?  This class will teach students the difference between hand carving, power carving and carving with chisels.  The different types of tools available will be discussed, along with showing some examples of what kind of work each method can produce.  Proper wood selection will also be covered.  Students will get to try their hand at a station for each style.
Tuition: $75

Pen Turning a Slim-Line Pen -- CLS026
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Thursday, February 12, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Full Face Mask
Description: You too can make the great looking pens. Learn the tips and techniques that produce excellent results every time. You will be shown how to cut, drill, square the ends, turn, sand, apply a durable finish quickly, and then assemble the parts. Learn the fundamentals of creating a pen from wood selection, tool selection and proper lathe techniques to finishing. Soon you will be making pens for all your friends.
Tuition: $75

Table Saw 101 -- CLS280
Instructor: Tim Gilman
Class Times: Saturday, February 14, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Table Saw 101 introduces you to basic table saw operation and safety. The class will review the types of table saws, table saw anatomy, how to maintain and tune your saw, proper cross cutting and ripping techniques. This is a hands-on class with proper operation and safety as the main topic. 
Tuition: $75

Hand-Applied Finishes -- CLS273
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Featuring General Finish’s new products. Wipe-on and brush-on both oil and water based finishes for the small-shop woodworker. The Instructor will go over almost the entire line of General Finishes products with “how to prepare” instructions along with the advantages of the various products. In this class, you’ll find out which finishes work best for particular applications, and how to apply them to achieve a lustrous sheen that begs to be touched and that scoffs at dirt and moisture.
Tuition: $75

Taste of Lidded Containers -- CLS129
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Thursday, February 19, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Full Face Shield all other materials will be provided.
Description: Students will start by turning an end grain cup. This will include roughing a blank, mounting it in a chuck, drilling a depth hole, and hollowing the end grain with a bowl gouge. Students will then make a lidded box by hollowing the box and lid, fitting them together, and turning away the mounting tenons. Safety is emphasized while students sharpen the bowl gouge and scraper, mount the wood, and make the end grain hollowing cuts. After this class, students should be able to make a lidded box on their own.
Tuition: $85

Face-Frame Cabinet Construction -- CLS288
Instructor: Don Donley
Class Times: Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: One of the most common methods of building cabinets involves a face frame, which is an assembly of vertical and horizontal pieces of wood, typically 1 x 2’s. This face frame is attached to the front of the cabinet box (carcass) and the cabinet doors cover the openings in the face frame. Students will also be making a cabinet casing to match the face frame using specific joinery methods to assure solid construction. Students should be prepared for hands-on use of the miter saw, drill press, table saw, router, Kreg Jig, misc. clamps and forstner bits. Skills developed in this class will apply to many other woodworking projects. Students will be able to take the completed assembly home.
Tuition: $150

Router Inlay Techniques -- CLS317
Instructor: Larry Cuppett
Class Times: Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Whiteside Brass Inlay Kit #09I16
Description: Learn how to make precise inlays using a dual bushing inlay kit and any shape template. Techniques to be learned include proper speed control of the router, choosing grain direction and veneer material, gluing, scraping, and sanding methods.
Tuition: $75

Turning a Wooden Mallet -- CLS029
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Thursday, March 05, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Full Face Shield required -- all other tools & materials provided
Description: Make an ash mallet better than any you can buy. Turn the head and then the handle fitting the handle into the head. The handle will be wedged into the head with a walnut wedge making a strong decorative connection between the two. Even with hard use, this mallet should last a lifetime.
Tuition: $90

Dovetail Jig Class -- CLS109
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Saturday, March 07, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Dovetail Jig In this class you learn about the anatomy of the dovetail jig and its application. The templates, router, router bits and guide bushings. A brief discussion about the various other dovetail jigs on the market. The dovetail jig we will use in the class is the Porter Cable 4200 series. Explain the dovetail types and their usage, such as through, half blind, variable space, sliding and box joints. We will discuss stock material and its layout for cutting dovetails. Also we will discuss the safety aspects of using the dovetail jig and its components.
Tuition: $75

Taste of Lidded Containers -- CLS129
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Thursday, March 12, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Full Face Shield all other materials will be provided.
Description: Students will start by turning an end grain cup. This will include roughing a blank, mounting it in a chuck, drilling a depth hole, and hollowing the end grain with a bowl gouge. Students will then make a lidded box by hollowing the box and lid, fitting them together, and turning away the mounting tenons. Safety is emphasized while students sharpen the bowl gouge and scraper, mount the wood, and make the end grain hollowing cuts. After this class, students should be able to make a lidded box on their own.
Tuition: $100

Hand Planes in the Workshop - CLS046
Instructor: Alan Garner
Class Times: Friday, March 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Learn how to select, restore, sharpen and use one of the most misunderstood tools in the shop. Various types of hand planes, uses, tuning, sharpening and care will be covered. Bring an old plane to fix up and take home sharp.
Tuition: $75

Squaring Up Your Boards -- CLS163
Instructor: Don Donley
Class Times: Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses and Hearing Protection
Description: Want to learn the simple steps needed to machine that twisted board square, flat, and the correct thickness to build your project. Then this is the perfect hands on class for you. We will teach you the basics of wood technology and stock preparation. This class will cover the use of the table saw, jointer, and thickness planer. You will also learn which side of the board should be used for the outside of the project and learn how to glue up a panel so that it will not cup. THIS IS A MUST TAKE CLASS for anyone looking to build anything from rough cut lumber.
Tuition: $75

Hand-Applied Finishes -- CLS273
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Featuring General Finish’s new products. Wipe-on and brush-on both oil and water based finishes for the small-shop woodworker. The Instructor will go over almost the entire line of General Finishes products with “how to prepare” instructions along with the advantages of the various products. In this class, you’ll find out which finishes work best for particular applications, and how to apply them to achieve a lustrous sheen that begs to be touched and that scoffs at dirt and moisture.
Tuition: $75

Pocket Hole Joinery Basics - CLS360
Instructor: Bill Roberts
Class Times: Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: The class will teach you how to use pocket hole joinery to make a beautiful and sturdy step stool. Each student will construct a small stool using pocket hole joinery to join together a decorative top, attach the two sides of the stool to the side supports, and then fasten the top to the stool frame. All materials will be supplied.
Tuition: $75

Line and Berry Inlay - CLS528
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: check with store
Description: Mike will teach you how to use a router to make a line and berry inlay.
Tuition: $125

How To Use Scrapers - CLS289
Instructor: Alan Garner
Class Times: Thursday, April 02, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Card Scraper
Description: Learn how to use one of the most misunderstood and yet useful hand tools available. Scrapers can be used to remove glue, smooth surfaces, dimension stock and feather in repairs. The class will cover the common card scraper, plus scraper planes and the gooseneck scrapers.
Tuition: $65

Steambending and Making Curves - CLS119
Instructor: Juan Acevedo
Class Times: Saturday, April 04, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: For centuries, woodworkers have been using steam to bend furniture woods. Students in this class will first reviews plans for building their own steam box (outside of this class) powered by a 1500 watt Earlex Steam Generator. We will review the safe operation of the steaming apparatus before moving onto discussing which woods steam best, how long woods must be steamed, and the proper temperatures needed for successful bending. The instructor will discuss the features needed on a bending form, using a form for the back rail of a continuous arm Windsor rocking chair which bends in two directions. Students will have the opportunity to bend their own U-shaped piece of stock for practice. The class will focus on bending solid furniture woods up to one inch thick and two inches or so wide intended for application in chairs, furniture elements and decorative arts.
Tuition: $95

Pen Turning an Acrylic Pen -- CLS225
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Sunday, April 05, 2015 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Full Face Mask
Description: We will teach you the art of turning finely crafted Acrylic Pens. These pens are fast becoming favorites all across the country. In this class you will learn the proper techniques for turning, sanding, polishing and assembly. You will leave the class with a beautiful pen in the color combination you select.
Tuition: $75

Router Techniques - CLS172
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, April 09, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye and Hearing Protection
Description: Participants in this class will learn about various types of routers, router safety, router maintenance and basic techniques using a hand held router. Router tables will be briefly touched on. This is a lecture style class, but each student will get some hands on instruction using a router. No project will be made.
Tuition: $75

Hand-Applied Finishes -- CLS273
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Friday, April 10, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Featuring General Finish’s new products. Wipe-on and brush-on both oil and water based finishes for the small-shop woodworker. The Instructor will go over almost the entire line of General Finishes products with “how to prepare” instructions along with the advantages of the various products. In this class, you’ll find out which finishes work best for particular applications, and how to apply them to achieve a lustrous sheen that begs to be touched and that scoffs at dirt and moisture.
Tuition: $75

Router Table Techniques - CLS201
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye and Hearing Protection
Description: This class is designed to teach you how to get the most from any router table. Techniques ranging from basic straight cuts to curved pattern cutting, cutting on the bearing, the proper use of a starting pin, and batch cutting multiple pieces will be covered.
Tuition: $75

Turn a Cigar Pen - CLS026
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Sunday, April 12, 2015 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Full Face Shield all other materials will be provided.
Description: This course will teach you how to turn a cigar pen on a lathe. You will learn how to cut, drill and trim the parts of the pen and the proper bushing set up on the mandrel.
Tuition: $75

Intro Woodcarving - CLS173
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: A few Basic tools recommended at sign up
Description: Are you interested in woodcarving but are unsure about the different types of carving and what kind of materials are needed?  This class will teach students the difference between hand carving, power carving and carving with chisels.  The different types of tools available will be discussed, along with showing some examples of what kind of work each method can produce.  Proper wood selection will also be covered.  Students will get to try their hand at a station for each style.
Tuition: $75

Veneering and Inlay - CLS584
Instructor: Larry Cuppett
Class Times: Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Students will learn Veneering and Inlay principles and basic techniques. Veneering offers the woodworker the use of woods and woodworking options that are unavailable utilizing solid wood.  Prior woodworking experience is helpful but not required. Woodworkers can expect to learn techniques that will advance their skills and provide an exciting range of woodworking options. Some of the topics to be covered in the class include: veneering styles, types of veneer and substrates, veneer cutting, arranging, types of glues used, and various veneer matches. The class will include: hands-on matching, cutting, taping and gluing veneers and inlays. Included in the class price is Woodworkers Guide to Veneering & Inlay by Jonathan Benson Woodcraft Item #838809
Tuition: $75

European Cabinet Class -- CLS390
Instructor: Tim Gilman
Class Times: Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Students will build a frameless cabinet, locate holes for shelf pins, make the shelf and a flat panel type door and mount the door. This will be done using all Festool tools.
Tuition: $150

Pen Turning a Wall Street II Pen -- CLS026
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Sunday, April 19, 2015 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Full Face Mask
Description: You can make the great looking pens, ones that are as unique as those available in fine gift shops. Learn the tips and techniques that produce excellent results every time. You will be shown how to cut, drill, square the ends, turn, sand, apply a durable finish quickly and then assemble the parts. Soon you will be making pens for all your friends.
Tuition: $75

Turn a Wine Bottle Stopper - CLS029
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Sunday, April 26, 2015 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Full Face Mask
Description: Learn how to turn beautiful and unique wine bottle stoppers. The Instructor will take you through the steps to creating your own unique bottle stoppers.
Tuition: $75

Flat, Square, Straight - Joint/Plane/Saw CLS163
Instructor: Alan Garner
Class Times: Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Hearing and Eye Protection
Description: In order to get clean, tight-fitting joints in your woodworking projects, you must be able to accurately flatten, square, and true-up your boards before you even begin the joinery. In this class, you'll learn how the Jointer, Planer, and Tablesaw work together to help you accomplish this fundamental, but necessary task
Tuition: $75

Advanced Turned Lidded Box - CLS589
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Thursday, May 07, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 09, 2015 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Full Face Mask
Description: In this class you will focus on turning lidded boxes. This is a three level class during the first period you will learn how to turn a miniature lidded box. This is a 3 hour session on a typically on a Thursday night and turning a lidded box and adapting to small turnings. The second session, typically a Saturday morning, you will turn a second miniature lidded box with a pedestal. The third session, typically Saturday afternoon, you will turn a miniature lidded box with a pedestal and finial on top. At the end of the class you will be able to turn miniature decorative lidded boxes that will be great gift ideas.
Tuition: $195

Hand-Applied Finishes -- CLS273
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Friday, May 08, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Featuring General Finish’s new products. Wipe-on and brush-on both oil and water based finishes for the small-shop woodworker. The Instructor will go over almost the entire line of General Finishes products with “how to prepare” instructions along with the advantages of the various products. In this class, you’ll find out which finishes work best for particular applications, and how to apply them to achieve a lustrous sheen that begs to be touched and that scoffs at dirt and moisture.
Tuition: $75

Intro Woodcarving - CLS173
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: A few Basic tools recommended at sign up
Description: Are you interested in woodcarving but are unsure about the different types of carving and what kind of materials are needed?  This class will teach students the difference between hand carving, power carving and carving with chisels.  The different types of tools available will be discussed, along with showing some examples of what kind of work each method can produce.  Proper wood selection will also be covered.  Students will get to try their hand at a station for each style.
Tuition: $75

Hand-Applied Finishes -- CLS273
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Featuring General Finish’s new products. Wipe-on and brush-on both oil and water based finishes for the small-shop woodworker. The Instructor will go over almost the entire line of General Finishes products with “how to prepare” instructions along with the advantages of the various products. In this class, you’ll find out which finishes work best for particular applications, and how to apply them to achieve a lustrous sheen that begs to be touched and that scoffs at dirt and moisture.
Tuition: $75

Intro Woodcarving - CLS173
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: A few Basic tools recommended at sign up
Description: Are you interested in woodcarving but are unsure about the different types of carving and what kind of materials are needed?  This class will teach students the difference between hand carving, power carving and carving with chisels.  The different types of tools available will be discussed, along with showing some examples of what kind of work each method can produce.  Proper wood selection will also be covered.  Students will get to try their hand at a station for each style.
Tuition: $75

Basic Relief Carving - CLS059
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Ask for list when signing up for class
Description: Types of relief carving will be discussed, along with types of wood to use, tools, sharpening and safety. Students will do a simple low relief carving of a leaf.
Tuition: $75