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7 Week Woodturning Class - CLS271
Instructor: Don Wilson
Class Times: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Full Face Shield all other materials will be provided.
Description: This course follows SPINDLE I and will turn the beginner into a safe, experienced, wood turner. The seven 3-hour classes build the student's understanding and skill through practice on beads and coves, tool sharpening, eggs, matched multiples, a cup and lidded box, plate, and bowls. Weekly projects go home with the student and the method of instruction is demonstration and coaching.
Tuition: $350

Learn to Turn -- Spindle I -- CLS123
Instructor: Don Wilson
Class Times: Friday, August 18, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Full Face Shield all other materials will be provided.
Description: Cover basic lathe operation, safety, lathe tools, sharpening and five practice exercises. This is a must class for anyone who wants to learn the art of wood turning. You will make a small project to take home with you.
Tuition: $75

Band-Saw Boxes Made Simple -- CLS266
Instructor: Bill Roberts
Class Times: Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Band-saw box art and techniques will spark your interest in woodcrafting and ignite your creative skills. With this woodworking style, you can free yourself from the safe structure of a ruler and let your imagination flow. In this class you will learn the full potential of your band saw. Tools being used will be: band saw, spindle sander, and assorted hand tools.
Tuition: $75

The Art of Bowl Turning -- CLS024
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Full Face Mask required -- all other tools & materials provided
Description: Students will practice the cuts appropriate for shaping and smoothing the inside and outside using a bowl gouge and a scraper. At the end of the class students should be able to turn a bowl on their own.
Tuition: $75

Working with VCarve - Session I CLS636
Instructor: Jack Gizienski
Class Times: Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Laptop Computer
Description: This is a introductory course to VCarve software used for designing projects for CNC. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating and machining a project on CNC.
Tuition: $85

Spindle Turning II -- CLS270
Instructor: Don Wilson
Class Times: Friday, August 25, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Full Face Mask Required – All Other Tools/Materials Provided
Description: This class is for those who want to expand their spindle turning skills that they learned in Spindle I. Students review and refine their use of the roughing gouge, parting tool, skew chisel, and spindle gouge. Techniques for copying a particular shape in turned wood will be introduced and demonstrated. Students design and turn a candlestick in walnut, and then copy their design. The matched pair of candlesticks, sanded and finished, goes home with the student. 
Tuition: $75

Simple End Table - CLS565
Instructor: Brian Gish
Class Times: Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye and Hearing Protection
Description: In this class, you'll build a simple end table. The students will be exposed to angled cuts, mechanical joinery, and a variety of table saw techniques.
Tuition: $150

Simple Cutting Board (CLS362)
Instructor: Bill Roberts
Class Times: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Hearing & eye protection
Description: In this class we will teach you how to cut and glue up a cutting board and apply the appropriate finish.
Tuition: $75

Bandsaw Basics - CLS171
Instructor: Don Donley
Class Times: Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: The class will cover the proper set up and safe operation of one of the most useful tools in a wood shop. Learn how to get the most from your bandsaw, making curved, straight and resaw cuts.
Tuition: $75

Working with VCarve - Session II CLS637
Instructor: Jack Gizienski
Class Times: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Laptop Computer
Description: This is the 2nd class in the series and will advance the skill level of the student to use VCarve software. In this class the student will learn how to use layers, import files, edit vectors, manipulate text and combine multiple toolpaths into one file. The student will design and carve a picture.
Tuition: $85

Line and Berry Inlay - CLS528
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Friday, September 1, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: check with store
Description: Mike will teach you how to use a router to make a line and berry inlay.
Tuition: $75

Intro to Turning - Making A Top - CLS029
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Full Face Mask
Description: This is the first class for someone who wants to learn to turn wood and should be taken before other lathe classes. Students will use various turning tools to make a Top, turning it round using a roughing gouge. They will use a parting tool and a pair of calipers to establish a specific diameter and smooth the blank to that diameter using a skew chisel. Making paring cuts using the skew as well as turning beads and coves with a spindle gouge will be practiced. Emphasis will be on safely working with the tools. This piece is sanded, finished and goes home with the student.
Tuition: $75

Pen Turning an Acrylic Pen -- CLS225
Instructor: Guy Snyder
Class Times: Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

Working with VCarve - Session IV CLS639
Instructor: Jack Gizienski
Class Times: Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Laptop Computer
Description: This is the 4th class in the series and will advance the skill level of the student to use VCarve software. In this class the student will learn how to use design 3D project, import 3D objects, manipulate 3D objects, create a toolpath and machine a 3D model.
Tuition: $85

Advanced Bowl Turning - CLS425
Instructor: Don Wilson
Class Times: Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Face shield
Description: In this class you will learn how to turn bowls without blowing them up. Learn to turn very thin in preparation for piercing work. Deal with out-of-round issues inside and out. Turn bowls with consistent wall thickness which helps if you are turning green wood. Learn multiple ways to start turning a bowl and starting an out-of-round rough turned bowl blank. We will cover multiple ways to finish the bottom of the bowl.
Tuition: $85

Scroll Saw Intro 101 - CLS397
Instructor: Tim Gilman
Class Times: Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: In this course you will learn to identify the different types of scroll saws, the different types of blades and to understand what blade is used for different materials. You will learn the basic operating principles including, changing blade tension, and blade speed and table angle. You will also learn proper safety including basic shop safety, personal safety and safe procedures using the scroll saw. This is a hands on class where you will learn how to make different types of cuts and make some simple projects that you can take home.
Tuition: $75

Flat, Square, Straight - CLS163
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Hearing & Eye protection
Description: In order to get clean, tight-fitting joints in your woodworking projects, you must be able to deal with lumber that may be bowed, cupped, or twisted, in order to make your lumber flat, square, and true-up your boards before you begin the joinery. The class will cover the Jointer, Planer, and Tablesaw, as well as hand planes to accomplish this fundamental task.
Tuition: $75

Pyrography 101 -- CLS162
Instructor: Don Wilson
Class Times: Thursday, September 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Pyrography is the art of decorating wood with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such woodburning pen or branding iron. In this basic class the student will learn to use the basic tools for artistic design on wood.
Tuition: $75

SketchUp - CLS439
Instructor: Brian Gish
Class Times: Friday, September 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Laptop w/ latest version, Two-button mouse with roller
Description: Are those shop drawings not doing it for you? Don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on an advanced CAD program that's too difficult to use? Try Trimble SketchUp! Not only is it FREE but it's easy to get the hang of it. Learn the basics and start designing with this class. You will need a laptop with the latest version of SketchUp and a two-button mouse with a roller.
Tuition: $75

Simple End Table - CLS565
Instructor: Brian Gish
Class Times: Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Hearing & eye protection
Description: In this class, you'll build a simple end table. The students will be exposed to angled cuts, mechanical joinery, and a variety of table saw techniques.
Tuition: $150

The Art of Bowl Turning -- CLS024
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Full Face Mask required -- all other tools & materials provided
Description: Students will practice the cuts appropriate for shaping and smoothing the inside and outside using a bowl gouge and a scraper. At the end of the class students should be able to turn a bowl on their own.
Tuition: $75

Intro to Woodcarving - CLS173
Instructor: Brian Gish
Class Times: Friday, September 22, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
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

Face-Frame Cabinet Construction -- CLS288
Instructor: Don Donley
Class Times: Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Hearing & eye protection
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

Pocket Hole Joinery Basics - CLS360
Instructor: Bill Roberts
Class Times: Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
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

Table Saw 101 -- CLS280
Instructor: Don Donley
Class Times: Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Hearing & eye protection
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

Dovetail Jig Class -- CLS109
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Friday, September 29, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
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

Carve a Caricature Head - CLS490
Instructor: Jim Hiser
Class Times: Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: bring your own knives and gouges or use ours
Description: Students will learn the techniques of caricature carving, by carving a small caricature head.
Tuition: $150