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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 cabinet 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

Taste of Lidded Containers -- CLS129
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
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

Taste of Lidded Containers -- CLS129
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
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

Pyrography 101 -- CLS162
Instructor: Don Wilson
Class Times: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 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

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

The Art of Bowl Turning -- CLS024
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Tuesday, April 21, 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

The Art of Bowl Turning -- CLS024
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 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

Learn to Turn -- Spindle I -- CLS123
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
Tuition: $75

Learn to Turn -- Spindle I -- CLS123
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 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.
Tuition: $75

Turn a Wine Bottle Stopper - CLS029
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, April 26, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 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

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

Turn a Cigar Pen - CLS026
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Sunday, May 17, 2015 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

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