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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

Face-Frame Cabinet Construction -- CLS288
Instructor: Don Donley
Class Times: Saturday, May 02, 2015 9:00 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

Turning A Pen - CLS026
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Sunday, May 03, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Full Face Shield all other materials will be provided.
Description: Come on in and learn how to turn a Pen on the lathe. You will learn how to make beautiful pens on the lathe. Tool and stock selection, along with proper tool technique will be covered during the course.
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

Pen Turning an Acrylic Pen -- CLS225
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Sunday, May 10, 2015 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

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

Pocket Hole Joinery Basics - CLS360
Instructor: Bill Roberts
Class Times: Thursday, May 14, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 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

Tool Sharpening for Wood Turners -- CLS066
Instructor: Don Wilson
Class Times: Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

Hand Planes in the Workshop - CLS046
Instructor: Alan Garner
Class Times: Sunday, May 17, 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

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

Turn a Wine Bottle Stopper - CLS029
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Sunday, May 24, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
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

Scroll Saw Name Train - CLS412
Instructor: Tim Gilman
Class Times: Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: Hop on the train to Woodcraft and come in to scroll the letters or initials of your name or a friend's or family member. The name train makes a great gift. This class will include enough wood, wheels, axles and magnets to make 5 train letters or three letters and an engine and caboose. You will also get a piece of track and the pattern and plans to make more track and letters at home.
Tuition: $75

The Art of Bowl Turning -- CLS024
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 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: $85

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

Finishing A - Z with Charles Neil (2-Day Course)
Instructor: Charles Neil
Class Times: Friday, June 12, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 8
Description: Finishing A to Z is a fundamental 2-day basic course for finishing projects and furniture. The emphasis of this 2-day class is to have you understand various finishes and application techniques. The dominant focus is water base finishes and will include learning how to spray-finish correctly, how to adjust and set up your spray guns and prep. This class gets you hands-on finishing and knowing what you are doing and why. We also introduce coloring, toning and what to do when things go wrong. Pre-Registration is required for this 2-day class. There is a $200 pre-registration fee required for this 2-day course. Please call the store for us to hold your spot. Registration closes May 31st. Please inquire about our cancellation policy for this course.
Tuition: $495

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