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Sharpening Chisel/Plane Iron
Instructor: Bill Blackburn
Class Times: Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring A Dull Chisel Or Plane Iron
Description: We will show you how to put the perfect edge on your tools using water stones. This is a hands-on class. Bring one of your tools to sharpen (no more than one please). You will take it home honed and ready to use.
Tuition: $50

Lathe Turned Bowls
Instructor: Harry Williams
Class Times: Saturday, December 16, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic faceplate wood lathe techniques. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Safety will be emphasized. Various means of mounting work on the lathe will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on faceplate (side grain) turning. Students will learn to cut with lathe tools that will greatly eliminate sanding of the finished product. Students will complete one or two small bowls as time permits. Material and all tools will be provided. Completion of Basic Lathe or some turning experience is required for this class.
Tuition: $95

Pen Turning
Instructor: Steve Carbajal
Class Times: Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic wood lathe techniques primarily applied to pen turning. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available as well as a pen kit. Safety will be emphasized. Mounting work on the lathe will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on pen turning techniques and styles. Students will learn to cut with lathe tools which will greatly eliminate sanding of the finished product, and various finishes will be discussed. Material and all tools provided.
Tuition: $45

Basic Lathe Turning Techniques
Instructor: Steve Carbajal
Class Times: Saturday, January 6, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Tools Provided. Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic wood lathe techniques applicable to spindle turning. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Safety is emphasized. Emphasis is on the four basic spindle cuts: bead, cove, notch and planing. Students will use a roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting tool and skw. Materials and all tools are provided.
Tuition: $100

Lathe Turned Bowls
Instructor: Harry Williams
Class Times: Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic faceplate wood lathe techniques. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Safety will be emphasized. Various means of mounting work on the lathe will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on faceplate (side grain) turning. Students will learn to cut with lathe tools that will greatly eliminate sanding of the finished product. Students will complete one or two small bowls as time permits. Material and all tools will be provided. Completion of Basic Lathe or some turning experience is required for this class.
Tuition: $100

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Jim Mcwilliam
Class Times: Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: No Tools Needed. Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: In this four-hour course the safe use of the table saw, methods of tuning up, caring for your table saw and the proper procedure for squaring lumber will be discussed. Each student will have the opportunity to observe and ask questions that pertain to the table saw and in some cases be able to perform operations that require hands-on training. Safety and safe use of the table saw will be emphasized at all times. Each student will learn the proper eight-step procedure for squaring lumber. Squaring lumber is an essential skill for making accurate projects and for conserving materials.
Tuition: $50

Building An Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Scott Dixon
Class Times: Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, January 22, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 6
Description: Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner/intermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a unique kit. You will learn the terminology and the techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your own personalized instrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck including truss rod installation, fingerboard & fretting, abalone inlay and construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system. Each guitar will be completed leaving the final top coat finish up to the student. Look for our other classes designed for finishing techniques. Be sure to visit the store to see and play the finished guitar. Two models are available - Sapele or Sycamore.
Tuition: $675

Basic Router Techniques
Instructor: Ron Higgins
Class Times: Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring Your Router If You Have One
Description: This class will cover three objectives: to introduce and familiarize the students to the router and router components, to review the various router bits and the appropriate application of each, and to familiarize the students with the operation and adjustment of the router. This is a hands-on class, so each student will have the opportunity to make several cuts. Course material includes safety, bit selection, router maintenance, depth setting, pattern routing, edge routing, reading the grain and hands-on exercises. All materials will be supplied.
Tuition: $100

Pen Turning
Instructor: Steve Carbajal
Class Times: Sunday, January 28, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic wood lathe techniques primarily applied to pen turning. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available as well as a pen kit. Safety will be emphasized. Mounting work on the lathe will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on pen turning techniques and styles. Students will learn to cut with lathe tools which will greatly eliminate sanding of the finished product, and various finishes will be discussed. Material and all tools provided.
Tuition: $50

Sharpening Chisel/Plane Iron
Instructor: Bill Blackburn
Class Times: Thursday, February 1, 2018 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring A Dull Chisel Or Plane Iron
Description: We will show you how to put the perfect edge on your tools using water stones. This is a hands-on class. Bring one of your tools to sharpen (no more than one please). You will take it home honed and ready to use.
Tuition: $50

CNC 101
Instructor: Bill Caldwell
Class Times: Saturday, February 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: This class will introduce students to the CNC machine and the software required to operate it. Students will learn the parts of the CNN machine and how to set it up and initialize the operating software (Mach 3) for proper operation. We will discuss VCarve CAM (computer Aided Manufacturing) software necessary to generate the G (Gerber) code to operate the CNC machine. Each student will go through the steps necessary to design a sign and program the machine to do the engraving and outline cuts for their design. The machine being utilized for this class is a Velox 2436 3 axis router based CNC machine, but the techniques being taught apply to any CNC machine.
Tuition: $75

Basic Lathe Turning Techniques
Instructor: Steve Carbajal
Class Times: Sunday, February 4, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Tools Provided. Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic wood lathe techniques applicable to spindle turning. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Safety is emphasized. Emphasis is on the four basic spindle cuts: bead, cove, notch and planing. Students will use a roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting tool and skw. Materials and all tools are provided.
Tuition: $100

Cabinet Making Basics
Instructor: Larry Margules
Class Times: Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: This course will launch your home-improvement skills so you can tackle that shop, bathroom or kitchen remodeling projects. Part lecture, part demo, part hands-on, this class covers everything from the planning and design stage of your project to making an accurate take-off and materials list, to construction techniques. The instructor will demonstrate step by step the construction of the cabinet box, the face-frame using the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig system (you get the chance to practice the techniques) and then get to see how all of this goes together to make the final product. You will also learn how to construct a simple drawer box and learn a few options in constructing a cabinet door. We will teach you how to install the door using European style hinges. Ideas for more advanced door and drawer front options will also be discussed. You'll leave with a fundamental understanding of the entire process and ideas to customize these principles for your home project.
Tuition: $135

Crown Moulding
Instructor: Jim Mcwilliam
Class Times: Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses/Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: In this four hour class students will be introduced to the safe use of the motorized miter saw in conjunction with cutting the corner joints for successfully installing crown and other types of trim. Unlock the mystery of cutting corner joints for all types of trim. The different types of mouldings and their uses will be introduced. Angle finding tools will be demonstrated and students will have the opportunity to use them while using the motorized miter saw to cut mouldings to fit. Students will fit moulding to inside corners, and outside corners while being introduced to the various tools required.
Tuition: $65

Intro to Hand-cut Dovetails
Instructor: Mike Henderson
Class Times: Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: All tools and materials are provided for your use
Description: This class will teach you the basics required for hand-cut dovetails, including tools required, layout, marking and sawing the line. You will have the opportunity to use different tools to discover which work best for you. Safety operations will be emphasized. You will learn both technique of through dovetails and half blind dovetails. The coverage of half blind dovetails will depend on the student progress on the through dovetail section and will vary from full student projects to an instructor demonstration if time is short.
Tuition: $100

Bandsaw 101
Instructor: Fred Wilmott
Class Times: Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: This class will help you get the best performance from this truly versatile machine. Learn setup and tune-up, blade selection, alignment and safety. Learn the best way to make a tight turn, how to re-saw boards and much more. Great class for a new saw owner or experienced woodworkers who want to sharpen their skills.
Tuition: $65

Sharpening Chisel/Plane Iron
Instructor: Bill Blackburn
Class Times: Saturday, February 24, 2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring A Dull Chisel Or Plane Iron
Description: We will show you how to put the perfect edge on your tools using water stones. This is a hands-on class. Bring one of your tools to sharpen (no more than one please). You will take it home honed and ready to use.
Tuition: $50

Pen Turning
Instructor: Steve Carbajal
Class Times: Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic wood lathe techniques primarily applied to pen turning. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available as well as a pen kit. Safety will be emphasized. Mounting work on the lathe will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on pen turning techniques and styles. Students will learn to cut with lathe tools which will greatly eliminate sanding of the finished product, and various finishes will be discussed. Material and all tools provided.
Tuition: $50

Lathe Turned Bowls
Instructor: Harry Williams
Class Times: Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic faceplate wood lathe techniques. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Safety will be emphasized. Various means of mounting work on the lathe will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on faceplate (side grain) turning. Students will learn to cut with lathe tools that will greatly eliminate sanding of the finished product. Students will complete one or two small bowls as time permits. Material and all tools will be provided. Completion of Basic Lathe or some turning experience is required for this class.
Tuition: $100

Basic Veneering
Instructor: Mike Henderson
Class Times: Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Veneer saw. If you don't have one, you can purchase one (at the store) prior to the class.
Description: Veneer opens up new opportunities for woodworkers to create striking and beautiful furniture beyong the limitations of solid wood construction. This course will give you the basics of working with veneer. You will learn about how veneer is produced, the tools used to work with veneer, the best substrates and glue, and common patters of laid veneer. In addition to practice in working with the tools and veneer, each student will cut and tape veneer for a four piece matched panel and glue it up in class. Upon completion of the course the student should be capable of doing basic veneer operations on their own projects.
Tuition: $100

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Jim Mcwilliam
Class Times: Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring Your Scroll Saw If Possible
Description: Introduction to the basics of scroll saw use and techniques. Course includes instruction and practice on fine-tuning the saw, blade types and uses, blade changing, performing inside and outside cuts, safety and using patterns.
Tuition: $50

Basic Router Techniques
Instructor: Ron Higgins
Class Times: Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring Your Router If You Have One
Description: This class will cover three objectives: to introduce and familiarize the students to the router and router components, to review the various router bits and the appropriate application of each, and to familiarize the students with the operation and adjustment of the router. This is a hands-on class, so each student will have the opportunity to make several cuts. Course material includes safety, bit selection, router maintenance, depth setting, pattern routing, edge routing, reading the grain and hands-on exercises. All materials will be supplied.
Tuition: $100

Sharpening Chisel/Plane Iron
Instructor: Bill Blackburn
Class Times: Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring A Dull Chisel Or Plane Iron
Description: We will show you how to put the perfect edge on your tools using water stones. This is a hands-on class. Bring one of your tools to sharpen (no more than one please). You will take it home honed and ready to use.
Tuition: $50

Basic Lathe Turning Techniques
Instructor: Steve Carbajal
Class Times: Sunday, March 11, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Tools Provided. Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic wood lathe techniques applicable to spindle turning. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Safety is emphasized. Emphasis is on the four basic spindle cuts: bead, cove, notch and planing. Students will use a roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting tool and skw. Materials and all tools are provided.
Tuition: $100

Jewelry Box Making
Instructor: Mike Henderson
Class Times: Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 4
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses/Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: One of the most important skills in woodworking is to be able to make a box that is square. Many projects begin as boxes and then are decorated with molding, inlay and hardware. Come and build a fine jewelry box while learning the basics of box construction. Each student will build a hand made jewelry box practicing skills needed to square each project part for accurate fitting. Corner joining will be addressed in terms of the simplest to the more advanced. Hands on experiences will be an integral part of this jewelry box building class.
Tuition: $200

CNC 101
Instructor: Bill Caldwell
Class Times: Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: This class will introduce students to the CNC machine and the software required to operate it. Students will learn the parts of the CNN machine and how to set it up and initialize the operating software (Mach 3) for proper operation. We will discuss VCarve CAM (computer Aided Manufacturing) software necessary to generate the G (Gerber) code to operate the CNC machine. Each student will go through the steps necessary to design a sign and program the machine to do the engraving and outline cuts for their design. The machine being utilized for this class is a Velox 2436 3 axis router based CNC machine, but the techniques being taught apply to any CNC machine.
Tuition: $75