Print Close Window

school_print
Raised Panel Doors - CLS017
Instructor: Jack Gizienski
Class Times: Saturday, September 05, 2015 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye and Hearing Protection
Description: Description: In this class, you’ll make two raised panel cabinet doors using red oak. In the process, you’ll discover how to properly select wood and compose grain to make a strong attractive door. You will also learn how to size the panel within its frame to accommodate wood’s seasonal movement, and how to size the overall door to suit a particular opening. The doors will be built using a table saw and router table, with a constant emphasis on safety. This class will give you the confidence you need for making raised panel doors in your own shop. By the end of the class, the student will have attached their cabinet doors to previously made face frames.
Tuition: $150

Pen Turning an Acrylic Pen -- CLS225
Instructor: Guy Snyder
Class Times: Sunday, September 06, 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

Turning a Wooden Mallet -- CLS029
Instructor: Don Wilson
Class Times: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Full Face Mask 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: $75

Scroll Saw Intro 101 - CLS397
Instructor: Tim Gilman
Class Times: Thursday, September 10, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 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

Line and Berry Inlay - CLS528
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 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

Pen Turning a Cigar Pen -- CLS026
Instructor: Guy Snyder
Class Times: Sunday, September 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

SketchUp - CLS439
Instructor: Brian Gish
Class Times: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Laptop w/ latest version
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 Google 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 and the latest version of Sketchup.
Tuition: $75

Pyrography 101 -- CLS162
Instructor: Don Wilson
Class Times: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4
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

7 Week Woodturning Class - CLS271
Instructor: Don Wilson
Class Times: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 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

Flat, Square, Straight - Joint/Plane/Saw - CLS163
Instructor: Alan Garner
Class Times: Thursday, September 17, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

Hand Planes in the Workshop - CLS046
Instructor: Alan Garner
Class Times: Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

Turn a Wine Bottle Stopper - CLS029
Instructor: Guy Snyder
Class Times: Sunday, September 20, 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

Intro to Turning - Making A Top - CLS029
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 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: $50

Tablesaw 101 - CLS280
Instructor: Alan Garner
Class Times: Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Hearing and Eye Protection
Description: The class will cover the set up of your table saw and some of the basic operations such as ripping, crosscutting, using a tenoning jig, cutting dadoes and using a crosscut sled. A good get-to-know-your-saw class.
Tuition: $75

Pen Turning a Wall Street II Pen -- CLS026
Instructor: Guy Snyder
Class Times: Sunday, September 27, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

Oval Shaker Boxes - CLS412
Instructor: Alan Garner
Class Times: Thursday, October 01, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, October 03, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Learn to make Shaker boxes in this two-day workshop. Learn the art of bending hardwood and wood technology. This is a great experience and is a great chance for woodworkers to develop a new skill. Everyone will leave with Shaker boxes they made themselves. And, they will make great holiday gifts. Shaker oval boxes were the most popular item the Shakers offered to the "outside" world. They are just as popular today. Originally produced for their practicality (nesting boxes inside each other required little storage space) and utility (almost anything and everything was stored in these durable containers), they have become collector items for their simple beauty. The sides are fashioned from either Pennsylvania cherry, black walnut, or maple woods, and for the tops other beautiful woods are used such as birdseye maple, quilted maple, lacewood, heart pine, zebra wood to name a few.
Tuition: $155
Tuition Notes: Includes $30 for Material

Turn a Wine Bottle Stopper - CLS029
Instructor: Guy Snyder
Class Times: Sunday, October 04, 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

The Art of Bowl Turning -- CLS024
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 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

Bandsaw Basics - CLS396
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, October 08, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

Face-Frame Cabinet Construction -- CLS288
Instructor: Don Donley
Class Times: Saturday, October 10, 2015 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
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

Pen Turning an Acrylic Pen -- CLS225
Instructor: Guy Snyder
Class Times: Sunday, October 11, 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

HVLP Spray Finisher -- CLS177
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: None
Description: You have tried rubbed on and brushed on finishes, now it is time to try using a High Volume/Low Pressure (HVLP) spray system to create a beautiful finish on any wood project. If you are thinking of getting an HVLP sprayer or if you already own one but have not learned how to use it for that perfect finish, then you MUST attend this class. You will learn the details of running these great sprayers, from needles and thinning to cleaning and fine turning for difficult materials.
Tuition: $75

Intro Woodcarving - CLS173
Instructor: Brian Gish
Class Times: Thursday, October 15, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 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 Wall Street II Pen -- CLS026
Instructor: Guy Snyder
Class Times: Sunday, October 18, 2015 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
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

Dovetail Jig Class -- CLS109
Instructor: Mike Galloway
Class Times: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 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

Band-Saw Boxes Made Simple -- CLS266
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, October 22, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
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

Raised Panel Doors - CLS017
Instructor: Don Donley
Class Times: Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye and Hearing Protection
Description: Description: In this class, you’ll make two raised panel cabinet doors using red oak. In the process, you’ll discover how to properly select wood and compose grain to make a strong attractive door. You will also learn how to size the panel within its frame to accommodate wood’s seasonal movement, and how to size the overall door to suit a particular opening. The doors will be built using a table saw and router table, with a constant emphasis on safety. This class will give you the confidence you need for making raised panel doors in your own shop. By the end of the class, the student will have attached their cabinet doors to previously made face frames.
Tuition: $150

Scroll Saw - Making a Basket - CLS398
Instructor: Tim Gilman
Class Times: Sunday, October 25, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: This is an interesting and challenging project The instructor has selected for this foray into the magic of scroll sawing, each student will be making a basket using basically one board. The instructor will walk you through all of the particulars and show you how to make a great basket that will be the source of many a "WOW" reaction.
Tuition: $75

The Art of Plate Turning -- CLS268
Instructor: Kevin Bedgood
Class Times: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Face Mask Required – All other tools/materials provided
Description: Learn how to turn basic plates. Turned plates or platters make attractive household ornaments. They show off the beauty of wood and make a great fruit or candy dish. You will be guided through mounting, designing, and finishing as you create your own small platter from an 8" blank.
Tuition: $75

SketchUp - CLS439
Instructor: Brian Gish
Class Times: Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Laptop w/ latest version
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 Google 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 and the latest version of Sketchup.
Tuition: $75

Advanced Hand Tool Joinery - CLS465
Instructor: Alan Garner
Class Times: Saturday, October 31, 2015 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: List provided at class sign up
Description: The better you are with hand tools, the better you will be with power tools. This is a hands on class to learn what sharp is, the ability to saw to a line, using hand tools to lay out, mark, and cut a dado, mortise, gain, miter, rabbet, concave arc, and convex arc. Students will have a sketch plan they can use repeatedly for future hand tool exercises on their own.
Tuition: $125

Scroll Saw Christmas Ornaments - CLS161
Instructor: Tim Gilman
Class Times: Sunday, November 08, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: Come on in and make your own Christmas ornaments. The instructor will take you through the whole process to create your own heirlooms.
Tuition: $75

2 Day Class - Build a Keeping Chest
Instructor: Charles Neil
Class Times: Saturday, November 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: To be determined
Description: Build a period Keeping Chest with Charles Neil. Choice of wood will be cherry or maple.
Tuition: $350