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Intro To Woodworking
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Monday, December 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Dust Mask & Notebook
Description: This class is for the beginning woodworker or anyone who wants to refresh their skills! You'll learn techniques for the safe and efficient use of the jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, router and drill press. By class end, you will have created a beautiful cutting board for your home. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of craftsmanship. If you are new or returning to woodworking, don't miss this one!
Tuition: $85

Table Saw Fences, Tables, and Jigs
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Thursday, January 08, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety glasses, Hearing Protection
Description: Want to get more out of your table saw? Join us to make an a cut off fence, a sacrificial fence, a sliding table and other jigs...all designed to make your table saw easier to use.
Tuition: $85

Leigh Joinery Basics
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Monday, January 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Join Al as he demystifies the Leigh Jig for you! He covers everything from safety and set-up to tips and techniques for great results for all your projects. You'll practice through dovetails, and half blind dovetails and take home two utility boxes.
Tuition: $60

Bowl Turning For Beginners
Instructor: Bob Anderson
Class Times: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Learn the proper techniques and tips for bowl turning in one of our most popular classes. Your experienced instructor will guide you every step of the way toward producing your own finished piece. Tool sharpening, stock selection, machine set up and finishing are among the topics you will cover.
Tuition: $85

Router Workshop II
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Here is where you will discover many ways to better utilize your router that are not in the instruction manual, how to customize your router to make sub-bases and templates, how changing the bearing affects the profile, the "SECRET WEAPON" accessory you must have on hand.
Tuition: $60

Get Framed!
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Thursday, January 15, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: So you want to display the photos of your climb on Mount Everest? You will need some cool looking hardwood frames but how do you do it? While the styles are endless, the process is the same for creating frames for your favorite photos, posters, or shadow boxes. In this class you will make a 8 1/2 x 11" frame by using the router table, table saw and miter saw. Sacrificial fences, jigs, determining inside demensions, assembly methods & clamping are more of the topics we will cover. Like most woodwokers, you likely get many frame requests and this class will help speed the process.
Tuition: $60

Intro To Woodworking
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Monday, January 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, January 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Dust Mask & Notebook
Description: This class is for the beginning woodworker or anyone who wants to refresh their skills! You'll learn techniques for the safe and efficient use of the jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, router and drill press. By class end, you will have created a beautiful cutting board for your home. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of craftsmanship. If you are new or returning to woodworking, don't miss this one!
Tuition: $85

HVLP Spray Finishing
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: How do you finish a project? A High Volume Low Pressure spray system will absolutely make your life easier. In this class you will become familiar with all components, adjustments, and correct application. A highly recommended class for the serious woodworker
Tuition: $60

Learn Pen Making
Instructor: Jose' Dominguez
Class Times: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Create and keep a beautiful pen even if you haven't used a power tool before. You are introduced to the tools and techniques used to make a great looking pen your first time. One of our most popular classes.
Tuition: $75

Bandsaw Basics
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Thursday, January 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: The band saw is a versatile addition to your shop but often requires coaxing to get the best performance from it. This class starts with the all important machine set-up, followed up with blade selection, simple maintenance and useful accessories. Cutting techniques for straight cuts, angles, circles and scrolling will be demonstrated. Time permitting, you'll get to try some cuts yourself. This class takes the mystery out of the bandsaw and makes it easier to get your projects done.
Tuition: $60

Basic Joinery
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: What is the best way to hold two pieces of wood together? It all depends upon the application. In this class you will make some of the most common woodworking joints including butt joints, half lap, mortise & tenon, finger joints, miter joints, sliding dovetails, and others. Adhesives and mechanical fasteners will be covered as well. This is an essential class for all of your woodworking projects.
Tuition: $60

Squaring Up Lumber with the Jointer & Planer
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Properly sized and squared lumber is the foundation for enjoyable woodworking and great results. Turn a 2'x 4' piece of lumber into a usable board in this hands on class. You'll also learn how to set up and maintain your shop equipment to minimize downtime.
Tuition: $60

Intro To Woodworking
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Monday, February 02, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, February 09, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Dust Mask & Notebook
Description: This class is for the beginning woodworker or anyone who wants to refresh their skills! You'll learn techniques for the safe and efficient use of the jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, router and drill press. By class end, you will have created a beautiful cutting board for your home. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of craftsmanship. If you are new or returning to woodworking, don't miss this one!
Tuition: $85

Turning Classic Lidded Boxes
Instructor: Bob Anderson
Class Times: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Take your turning to a new level with this turned lidded box class. Jim will show you the skills needed to turn a piece of wood into a classic round box with a tight fitting lid to match. Once you've made one, you won't be able to stop!
Tuition: $85

Router Table Workshop
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: If you want to add a router table to your workshop or need basic information on one you have, this class will be invaluable. We will cover router requirements, correct fence alignment, bit set-up & selection, hold-downs, safe free hand routing, jigs, dust collection, template routing and much more. If you want to make doors for the pieces you make, this class will really help.
Tuition: $60

Selecting & Preparing Hardwoods for Furniture
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety glasses
Description: Ready to build a piece of furniture? In this class you will become familiar with the info you need to know about hardwood lumber grading. The way logs are sawn for their appearance, selection, matched boards, burls, figured stock & acclimating to your shop. You will learn why the jointer, planer and table saw are essential tools as you use them to prepare a piece of stock
Tuition: $60

Hand made Block Plane
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Monday, February 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, February 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: A hand made block plane will show off your woodworking skills, Owning and using a hand made plane will amaze visitors to your shop. This two evening class will teach you how to shape and glue up your plane in the first session and then finish and fine tune your plane in session two.
Tuition: $100

Plywood Primer and Woodworking Sheet Goods
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: There are sure a lot of 4' x 8' sheet goods available. The most common being hardwood plywood, MDF, Baltic Birch, Particleboard, and hardboard. So what do you use and why? You will learn all aspects of plywood grading, finishing issues, and hidden problems.
Tuition: $60

Basic Sharpening
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Thursday, February 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & One or two dull blades or chisels
Description: Sharp tools are essential to good woodworking! Learn how to get your hand plane blades and chisels razor sharp. This hands on class shows you the various tools and techniques available to make sharpening easy and efficient.
Tuition: $60

Router Basics
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: This class presents important information that will help you safely operate one of the workshop's most versatile tools. We will discuss the different types of routers, accessories,and router bits. Learn to make safe cuts free hand and with a router table. This is one of our most popular classes.
Tuition: $60

Table Saw Tune-Up & Techniques
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Monday, March 09, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Join experienced Woodcraft staff and learn how to dial in your saw for maximum performance. Tune-up, blades, safety, cutting jigs and table saw techniques are covered.
Tuition: $60

Understanding Wood Finishing
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: This class is a comprehensive look at wood finishing covering surface preparation,pore filling, staining and top coats. You'll learn all you need to know to confidently finish all your woodworking projects.
Tuition: $60

Build a Custom Sheath Knife
Instructor: Jim Odell
Class Times: Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety glasses
Description: Would you like to have your own custom sheath knife? You will attach wood handle blanks to a drop point blade, shape, sand and finish to make a knife that is truly one of a kind. This drop point knife has an overall length of 8 3/8" with a blade length of 3 3/4" and comes with a custom fitted leather sheath.
Tuition: $85

Turn a 2 part El Grande Pen
Instructor: Jose' Dominguez
Class Times: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: None, But bring your own turning tools if desired
Description: It's time to advance your pen making skills to include a 2-part pen. The El Grande is just that pen. This pen has a removable cap and we will make the roller ball version. It is also available as a fountain pen that youcan make on your own after completing your first El Grande Roller Ball.
Tuition: $75

Veneering Techniques
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Have you been hesitant to try beautiful wood veneers on your next project or think that veneering is not as good as solid stock? Did you know that veneering is: cost effective, requires no investment in expensive tools & is easier than you may have thought? Here you will create a small flat panel just like those found on many cabinets. In addition, you will add a simple inlay that will make your work stand out. We will cover all aspects of veneer in this class including how it is produced, book matching, adhesives, cauls, vacuum bag clamping and finishing. Highly recommended!!!
Tuition: $85

Beginning Relief Carving
Instructor: Jerry Savage
Class Times: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: See store for details
Description: You will learn the basics of tool identification, honing, basic cuts, and wood & pattern selection. You may either bring your own tools or purchase a set of Flexcut tools at a steeply discounted package price for this class. Class tuition and 11pc tool kit $135.00.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: With Tool Pkg $135

Leigh Joinery Basics
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Monday, April 06, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Join Al as he demystifies the Leigh Jig for you! He covers everything from safety and set-up to tips and techniques for great results for all your projects. You'll practice through dovetails, and half blind dovetails and take home two utility boxes.
Tuition: $60

Bowl Turning For Beginners
Instructor: Bob Anderson
Class Times: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Learn the proper techniques and tips for bowl turning in one of our most popular classes. Your experienced instructor will guide you every step of the way toward producing your own finished piece. Tool sharpening, stock selection, machine set up and finishing are among the topics you will cover.
Tuition: $85

Router Workshop II
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Here is where you will discover many ways to better utilize your router that are not in the instruction manual, how to customize your router to make sub-bases and templates, how changing the bearing affects the profile, the "SECRET WEAPON" accessory you must have on hand.
Tuition: $60

Table Saw Fences, Tables, and Jigs
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Monday, April 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety glasses, Hearing Protection
Description: Want to get more out of your table saw? Join us to make an a cut off fence, a sacrificial fence, a sliding table and other jigs...all designed to make your table saw easier to use.
Tuition: $85

HVLP Spray Finishing
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: How do you finish a project? A High Volume Low Pressure spray system will absolutely make your life easier. In this class you will become familiar with all components, adjustments, and correct application. A highly recommended class for the serious woodworker
Tuition: $60

Learn Pen Making
Instructor: Jose' Dominguez
Class Times: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Create and keep a beautiful pen even if you haven't used a power tool before. You are introduced to the tools and techniques used to make a great looking pen your first time. One of our most popular classes.
Tuition: $75

Get Framed!
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: So you want to display the photos of your climb on Mount Everest? You will need some cool looking hardwood frames but how do you do it? While the styles are endless, the process is the same for creating frames for your favorite photos, posters, or shadow boxes. In this class you will make a 8 1/2 x 11" frame by using the router table, table saw and miter saw. Sacrificial fences, jigs, determining inside demensions, assembly methods & clamping are more of the topics we will cover. Like most woodwokers, you likely get many frame requests and this class will help speed the process.
Tuition: $60

Bandsaw Basics
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Monday, April 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: The band saw is a versatile addition to your shop but often requires coaxing to get the best performance from it. This class starts with the all important machine set-up, followed up with blade selection, simple maintenance and useful accessories. Cutting techniques for straight cuts, angles, circles and scrolling will be demonstrated. Time permitting, you'll get to try some cuts yourself. This class takes the mystery out of the bandsaw and makes it easier to get your projects done.
Tuition: $60

Basic Joinery
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: What is the best way to hold two pieces of wood together? It all depends upon the application. In this class you will make some of the most common woodworking joints including butt joints, half lap, mortise & tenon, finger joints, miter joints, sliding dovetails, and others. Adhesives and mechanical fasteners will be covered as well. This is an essential class for all of your woodworking projects.
Tuition: $60

Squaring Up Lumber with the Jointer & Planer
Instructor: Dennis Gergely
Class Times: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Properly sized and squared lumber is the foundation for enjoyable woodworking and great results. Turn a 2'x 4' piece of lumber into a usable board in this hands on class. You'll also learn how to set up and maintain your shop equipment to minimize downtime.
Tuition: $60

Shaker Oval Boxes
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1 - 4
Description: Make a set of five cherry oval nesting boxes in this great hands on class. You'll learn the techniques of boiling wood to shape it, clinch nailing, and a traditional finish. These boxes are a great gift for someone special.
Tuition: $150

Women's Woodworking Club
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 15
Tools Required: None
Description: We will be making Slim style pens this month. You will leave this meeting with a pen of your design. You will be turning a wood blank on a lathe and then assembling a pen on a pen press.
Tuition: $0

Women's Woodworking Club
Instructor: Al Huls
Class Times: Monday, September 14, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 15
Tools Required: None
Description: This months meeting will center on making dovetails with a router. We will be using Leigh dovetail jig to make a through dovetail.
Tuition: $0