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Turning a Pepper Mill
Instructor: Tom Smith
Class Times: Monday, September 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Description: Pick your wood and salt or pepper mill and get turning. In this three hour class, you will make a pepper or salt mill you can enjoy yourself or give as a gift!
Tuition: $100

Let's Make an Inside-Out Turning
Instructor: George Chisholm
Class Times: Saturday, September 27, 2014 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, September 28, 2014 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: George will show you how to make an "inside-out" turning. The project will be a six-stave open cage ornament.
Tuition: $170

Freehand Sawing
Instructor: Jennifer Mineer
Class Times: Saturday, October 04, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Description: Explore the nuance and versatility of smaller saws and blades! Learn the basics of freehand sawing without the aid of guides using the scroll saw, the jigsaw, the coping saw, and the bandsaw. Cut out basic shapes, learn piercing-and-sawing techniques, and basic finishing.
Tuition: $170
Tuition Notes: tuition includes material

Introduction To Turning, Sharpening & Safety
Instructor: George Chisholm
Class Times: Saturday, October 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: Has the art of turning caught your fancy, but you know nothing about wood lathes? If so, this is the place to start. George, our go to staff member for turning knowledge, will be teaching this class as an introduction to several others in a comprehensive turning program to take you from hesitant novice to confident early intermediate. This class will cover safety, safety and more safety when handling the lathe and supporting power tools you, as a turner, will find yourself using, including the bandsaw, grinder, sander, and possibly, a chainsaw. Bring your pencil, notebook, and your desire to get hooked on turning, because once you take George's series of classes, you, too will be chasing down tree service trucks, looking for that perfect piece of wood to turn.
Tuition: $60

Decorative Knobs and Pulls
Instructor: Tom Smith
Class Times: Monday, October 06, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses.
Description: Have you ever finished a project only to find that you cannot find the right hardware? In this class, Tom Smith will provide instruction on how to take hardware you have found at our store or another local hardware/craft store and make it truly special.
Tuition: $135

Skateboard Jewelry
Instructor: Jennifer Mineer
Class Times: Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 8
Description: Learn to use wood shop tools and unleash your creativity by up-cycling a skateboard into handmade jewelry! Using the drill press, band saw, files, and sandpaper, we will transform the laminated maple veneers that make up skateboards into other items, with a design emphasis on jewelry. Filing, sanding, and basic finishing will be covered.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: tuition includes material

Turning 101-1/2
Instructor: George Chisholm
Class Times: Saturday, October 11, 2014 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Recommended: Eye Protection; Ruler, Protractor, Calipers & A Center Finder
Description: This class, the second in George Chisholm's Turning series, is designed to enable the beginner to hone their turning skills by introducing wood turners to more advanced mounting techniques needed for a well-rounded turner. Regular mounting for new turnings, reverse mounting and re-mounting will be covered in depth. This class also covers everything you need to know about chucks and many things you didn't know you needed to know about chucks, and the ins-and-outs and ups-and-downs of chucks, both homemade and purchased. Look forward to lots of hands-on participation!
Tuition: $170

Let's Make a Segmented Bowl
Instructor: George Chisholm
Class Times: Saturday, October 18, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday, October 19, 2014 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2014 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Advanced
Class Size: 6
Description: This class follows the "Intro to semented turning" class with a project that takes you through all the steps to create a segmented bowl.
Tuition: $170

Introduction to Pyrography
Instructor: Tom Smith
Class Times: Monday, October 20, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses.
Description: Looking to add accents and artistic flare to your projects, then you probably want to join Tom Smith for this introduction to wood burning otherwise known as Pyrography. You will learn about the types of tools and how to use them along with practicing some basic techniques.
Tuition: $100

Finishing 101
Instructor: Jennifer Mineer
Class Times: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 10
Description: In this lecture-style course, we will cover a variety of finishing applications, products, and techniques. From oil to wax, this class will prepare you to ask the right questions for the products you use, and to troubleshoot many finishing or re-finishing scenarios. Brief material demonstration will accompany the lecture.
Tuition: $60

Router 101: Router Basics
Instructor: Claude Godcharles
Class Times: Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Join Claude Godcharles for the first of skill building router classes. This hands-on course will cover the basic functions of one of the workshops most versatile tools. The router can be used for everything from putting a decorative edge on wood to making fast and accurate mortise and tenon joints. Topics include router safety, choosing a router, bit selection, router tables and more. Students will get practical experience using the fixed base router, plunge base router, and router table, while completing a small project. This course provides the foundation for more advanced techniques.
Tuition: $150

Let's Make an Inside-Out Turning
Instructor: George Chisholm
Class Times: Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, November 01, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: George will show you how to make an "inside-out" turning. The project will be a six-stave open cage ornament.
Tuition: $150

Introduction To Turning, Sharpening & Safety
Instructor: George Chisholm
Class Times: Saturday, November 01, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: Has the art of turning caught your fancy, but you know nothing about wood lathes? If so, this is the place to start. George, our go to staff member for turning knowledge, will be teaching this class as an introduction to several others in a comprehensive turning program to take you from hesitant novice to confident early intermediate. This class will cover safety, safety and more safety when handling the lathe and supporting power tools you, as a turner, will find yourself using, including the bandsaw, grinder, sander, and possibly, a chainsaw. Bring your pencil, notebook, and your desire to get hooked on turning, because once you take George's series of classes, you, too will be chasing down tree service trucks, looking for that perfect piece of wood to turn.
Tuition: $60

Joinery 101 - Finger Joints
Instructor: Jennifer Mineer
Class Times: Saturday, November 08, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Description: The first in an instructional series about joints, this course will cover the basics of creating finger joints using both the router table and the table saw. Tool safety, jig usage, material selection, and design will be addressed. This class will focus on joints specifically, and is designed to build knowledge and create multiple samples in lieu of a finished project.
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: tuition includes material

Turning 101
Instructor: George Chisholm
Class Times: Saturday, November 08, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, November 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Eye Protection, Dust Mask, Veiner Calipers Or Calipers & A File
Description: George Chisholm, our resident turning enthusiast, will introduce you to the art of turning through the process of making several tools that you will need to become a proficient turner. You will make a mallet, hand drill and awl over the course of the class, and may even become adept enough to finish them in class. If not, taking them home and finishing them will provide excellent practice of your new skills. Once you have completed this course, you will certainly want to take George's Turning 101 1/2 class as well.
Tuition: $170

Shop Safety as a Habit
Instructor: Claude Godcharles
Class Times: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: In this safety class with instructor Claude Godcharles you will learn dynamic safety practices and the nuances of the major tools in the shop. Learn the "beyond the obvious" facts to help you understand your tools so that you can prevent accidents BEFORE they happen!
Tuition: $60

Introduction To Woodworking
Instructor: Claude Godcharles
Class Times: Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Join our resident woodworker Claude Godcharles for this intro to woodworking. This class focuses on the woodworking basics in the shop while making a simple project. We'll learn the flow of a project from design basics, choosing wood, prep work, tool work and finishing. You'll have hands-on experience with the workhorses in a shop: the jointer, planer, tablesaw, bandsaw, router table and drill press. From raw wood to finishing, this class will whet your appetite for working with wood!
Tuition: $170

Basic Cabinet Construciton
Instructor: Larry Margules
Class Times: Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Description: This course in basic cabinet making will launch your home-improvement skills so you can tackle that shop, bathroom, or kitchen remodeling project! 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’ll get the chance to practice the techniques) and then get to see how all of this goes together to make the final product. 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: $150

Let's Make an Inside-Out Turning
Instructor: George Chisholm
Class Times: Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, November 23, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: George will show you how to make an "inside-out" turning. The project will be a six-stave open cage ornament.
Tuition: $170

Shop Safety as a Habit
Instructor: Claude Godcharles
Class Times: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: None
Description: In this safety class with instructor Claude Godcharles you will learn dynamic safety practices and the nuances of the major tools in the shop. Learn the "beyond the obvious" facts to help you understand your tools so that you can prevent accidents BEFORE they happen!
Tuition: $60

Introduction To Woodworking
Instructor: Claude Godcharles
Class Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Join our resident woodworker Claude Godcharles for this intro to woodworking. This class focuses on the woodworking basics in the shop while making a simple project. We'll learn the flow of a project from design basics, choosing wood, prep work, tool work and finishing. You'll have hands-on experience with the workhorses in a shop: the jointer, planer, tablesaw, bandsaw, router table and drill press. From raw wood to finishing, this class will whet your appetite for working with wood!
Tuition: $170