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Native American Flute Making
Instructor: Richard Hodgin
Class Times: Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: 8 Spring Clamps (2-3¡¨); Two Sharp Chisels (10 And 12 Mm.); Small Block Plane
Description: The Native American Flute is located at the intersection of culture, art, music, craft, and soul. Making your own flute will advance your personal understanding of both Native America and yourself. We will spend the better part of three days making a Native American flute with emphasis on hand tools and methods. We will also spend some time in the basics of playing. You will learn enough in this workshop to make flutes at home for yourself and those you love. Dr. Bill Hughes is an experienced flute maker and he made the flutes played at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. He has taught for many institutions and specializes in helping beginners making their first flutes. We will emphasize both artistic merit and musical quality in the flutes. There will be a $25 materials fee.
Tuition: $150

Carving Shells, Scrolls and Leaves
Instructor: Boris Khechoyan
Class Times: Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: Check the store for recommended tools
Description: This class will introduce you to basic wood carving of Shells, Scrolls and Leaves. You will learn the anatomy of wood, various carving tools, basic techniques of perspective, proportions and symmetry, desing process and ways to embellish your artwork as well as giving it a character that is specific to your style and design.
Tuition: $290
Tuition Notes: + $40.00 MATERIAL FEES

Sharpening Chisel/Plane Iron
Instructor: Bill Blackburn
Class Times: Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:30 PM - 8:30 AM
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: Bill Rogers
Class Times: Saturday, November 01, 2014 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: $95

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Chuck Collins
Class Times: Sunday, November 02, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 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: $45

Intro to Hand-cut Dovetails
Instructor: Mike Henderson
Class Times: Saturday, November 08, 2014 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: $95

Lathe Turned Bowls
Instructor: Harry Williams
Class Times: Sunday, November 09, 2014 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: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, November 13, 2014 4:30 PM - 8:30 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

Christmas Intarsia
Instructor: Chuck Collins
Class Times: Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: Bring your own scroll saw. A Dremel tool would be helpful if you have one, but it is not required
Description: In this class you will learn to “stack cut”, shape and assemble an Intarsia Christmas Ornament. This is a great way to get introduced to Intarsia and learn the techniques that will bring your projects to life. The skills you will learn are easily transferable to other more complex Intarsia projects.
Tuition: $95

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Jim Mcwilliam
Class Times: Sunday, November 16, 2014 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

Sharpening Chisel/Plane Iron
Instructor: Bill Blackburn
Class Times: Thursday, November 20, 2014 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

Basic Router Techniques
Instructor: Ron Higgins
Class Times: Saturday, November 22, 2014 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: $95

Sharpening Turning Tools
Instructor: Craig Chambers
Class Times: Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Bring your turning tool(s)
Description: This class will cover the basics necessary to get your turning tools sharp and ready to turn using Wolverine sharpening system. You will learn grinder basics and using Wolverine system safely. The class will focus on tool profiling and sharpening of gouges, skews and scrapers. Bring one of your dullest gouges and you will leave with a fresh sharp tool ready to make shavings.
Tuition: $35

Lathe Turned Bowls
Instructor: Harry Williams
Class Times: Saturday, November 29, 2014 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: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, November 30, 2014 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

Bandsaw 101
Instructor: Fred Wilmott
Class Times: Saturday, December 06, 2014 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

Pen Turning
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, December 06, 2014 2:00 PM - 6:00 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 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

Lathe Turned Wine Bottle Stoppers
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, December 07, 2014 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 5
Tools Required: No Tools Needed. Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Make two bottle stoppers while learning to design, turn and finish these great gift items. Improve your turning skills and put all of those scraps of wood laying around your shop to good use. All tools and materials will be provided. Completion of the Basic Lathe Turning Techniques class is recommended.
Tuition: $65

Pen Turning
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:30 PM - 8:30 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 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

Turning Lightweight Christmas Ornaments
Instructor: Harry Williams
Class Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:00 AM - 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: Students will apply standard wood lathe techniques to turn lightweight hollow Christmas ornaments. Basic hollowing techniques will be used. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Precision methods will be taught which may be applied to other turning areas such as hollow vessels. The basic ornament will consist of a hollow wooden body with a finial at the top and an icicle. Other types of ornaments will be demonstrated and discussed. Basic material will be provided however other hardwoods may be used.
Tuition: $95

Turn A Pepper Mill
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:00 AM - 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: You will turn a 6" pepper mill using figured hardwood and a 6" pepper mill mechanism. All materials will be supplied. Every kitchen needs a pepper mill. The aroma and taste of freshly ground pepper brings a new dimension to your culinary skills. This class will use and build upon spindle turning techniques and wood holding methods while you make this beautiful and useful item. Completion of the Basic Lathe course or approval of the instructor is required for this course.
Tuition: $95

Basic Lathe Turning Techniques
Instructor: Harry Williams
Class Times: Saturday, December 20, 2014 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: $95

Pen Turning
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, December 21, 2014 1:00 PM - 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 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

Sharpening Chisel/Plane Iron
Instructor: Bill Blackburn
Class Times: Saturday, January 03, 2015 1:00 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

Pen Turning
Instructor: Steve Carbajal
Class Times: Sunday, January 04, 2015 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: Harry Williams
Class Times: Saturday, January 10, 2015 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: $95

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Jim Mcwilliam
Class Times: Sunday, January 11, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
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 17, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, January 19, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 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: $650

Pen Turning
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, January 22, 2015 4:30 PM - 8:30 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 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

Intro to Hand-cut Dovetails
Instructor: Mike Henderson
Class Times: Saturday, January 24, 2015 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: $95

Scroll Saw Basics
Instructor: Chuck Collins
Class Times: Sunday, January 25, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 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: $45

Cabinet Making Basics
Instructor: Larry Margules
Class Times: Saturday, January 31, 2015 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