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Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, January 22, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $70 instruction)

Scroll Saw Puzzles
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This class is targeted to students who enjoy puzzles and have always wanted to use a scroll saw. Hardwood puzzles are some of the most naturally beautiful puzzles that can be made. Many woods can be chosen specific to the puzzle being created. For example, you might choose holly to make a polar bear puzzle or zebrawood to make a zebra puzzle. Basic puzzles are also one of the best early toys you can give to a toddler. This class will provide students with the basic safety guidelines, how to choose a saw and blades for a project, why wood selection is important, pattern layouts and preparation for cutting a project, and techniques in cutting. Students will have hands on experience with the equipment and will leave the class with a completed project.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: ($15.00 materials, $70.00 instruction)

Get to Know your Bandsaw
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: The band saw is a very versatile machine but sometimes requires a bit of coaxing to produce its best performance. In this class, set up adjustments, blade selection and tension, basic maintenance and various cutting techniques will be covered and demonstrated. Also, we will cover jigs, fixtures, and accessories that can make woodworking more accurate, efficient, and enjoyable. Sketches and plans will be provided to students to use with your own equipment at home.
Tuition: $50

Basics of Pyrography (Woodburning)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Woodburning tools; call Woodcraft if you have questions about your tools for the class.
Description: This class is designed for the beginning pyrographer (woodburner). You will learn about the different pyrography tools available, where to look for project designs, materials to use for your projects, safety, pattern transfers, pyrography styles and color options, maintenance of your equipment, and will have discussion about finishing your work as part of the introduction to pyrography. A practice board will be used for you to learn about the four primary nibs, how to hold your pens, factors affecting your design, temperature issues, and shading. A small project will also be created during the class. You are encouraged to bring your own woodburning tools to the class. The first two students requesting it may use the two classroom woodburners that are available. You also have the option of purchasing pens or burners prior to the class for a class discount of 10% if you have registered for the class.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: ($45 instruction, $5 materials)

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: With a focus on safety, we'll cover set up and maintenance, safe sawing techniques for solid wood and sheet goods and useful jigs and fixtures for this most common workshop power tool.
Tuition: $50

Square Board Fundamentals
Instructor: Don Rasmusson
Class Times: Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used
Description: HANDS-ON. Got rough boards? Want to learn the simple steps needed to machine that board square, flat and the correct thickness to build something? Then this is the perfect hands-on class for you. We will teach the basics of wood technology and stock preparation. This fun, quick class will cover the use of the table saw, jointer and thickness planer. Students will also learn which side of the board should be used for the outside of the project and learn how to glue up a panel without it cupping. DON'T UNDER ESTIMATE THIS CLASS!!...it is a "MUST TAKE" for anyone buying rough cut lumber. This class fills quickly so, sign up A.S.A.P. Included in the class is a copy of Tauton's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking" (WC# 151023). Class sign-up deadline: January 26, 2017.
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 instruction, $20.00 materials)

Fundamentals of Intarsia
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; tools will be supplied in the classroom
Description: Have you seen the beautiful artwork hanging in the Woodcraft store – the ones where different woods are cut into forms and put together like a puzzle to make a picture? That’s intarsia! It’s related, in part, to marquetry and inlay and the artwork is centuries old. Today we use modern equipment and supplies to simplify the process while still creating a beautiful picture. This class will provide an overview of safe operating procedures as well as give tips on wood selection, use of patterns, techniques of sawing the wood pieces, checking the fit, sanding, shaping, and gluing. You will learn the use of the scroll saw, band saw, various sanding options, and types of glue and finishes to complete a project that you can hang in your home. Some scroll saw experience is beneficial. Due to the gluing and drying requirements, you will have an extended lunch break (about 1 hr). You will be working on a project that you can take home, apply some finish, and hand on your wall.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: ($25.00 materials, $75.00 instruction)

Heart Shaped Bandsaw Boxes
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, February 05, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Boxes do not need to be square or rectangular in shape. And they can be made on bandsaws, not just table saws! Learn how to make attractive heart shaped box just in time for Valentine’s Day using a bandsaw, sander, and drill. In this class you will be taken through all the steps of transferring plans, cutting, sanding, gluing, and finishing of the box. If time permits, there may be additional discussion covering additional creative options such as woodburning and inlay.
Tuition: $115
Tuition Notes: ($25.00 materials, $90.00 instruction)

Get Framed!
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Bring a 5x7 picture to class; classroom tools will be use
Description: So you want to display the photos of you and that special someone? 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 5 x 7" frame by using the router table, table saw and miter saw. Sacrificial fences, jigs, determining inside dimensions, assembly methods & clamping are more of the topics we will cover. Like most woodworkers, you likely get many frame requests and this class will help speed the process. Please bring a 5x7 picture (photo, art, etc.) to the class with you.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: ($15 materials, $65 instruction)

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $75 instruction)

Introduction to Carving from beginning to end
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Carving glove, thumb guard, and bench knife
Description: Learn basic carving from beginning to end. Learn skills by selecting the wood, transferring the pattern, cutting out a rough profile on the Bandsaw then carving the object out of basswood. Students will learn safety, basic sharpening, basic carving techniques, impact of wood grain in your carving, and will discuss options for finishing. You can either bring their own tools from home or purchase the tools at the beginning of class for a 10% class discount. The wood will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 materials, $45.00 instruction)

Turning a Pen
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This class is created for those who want to learn how to make a pen. In this class you will not only have hands-on use of a lathe and mandrel, lathe tools, and drill press in the creation of your pen, you will also learn how to turn a tenon on a pen blank and receive additional tips and tricks on doing segmented and decorative turning of pens. We supply the tools and instruction, you supply the pen kit and blank. That means we will teach you how to make and finish any pen we sell in the store. Because of the tools being used, this class is for adults only.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: $75.00 instruction, You purchase the pen kit and blank.

Introduction to CNCs: Seminar
Instructor: Andy Krajnyak
Class Times: Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: None
Description: This is an introductory course to CNC. Students will learn the basic components of a CNC machine, how to set it up and fundamentals of the software on how to design and machine a simple sign.
Tuition: $50

Whittling a Rooster
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Carving glove, thumb guard, and Swiss Army knife or equivelant
Description: Learn basic whittling skills by creating a Rooster You will learn safety, basic sharpening / honing, basic carving techniques, impact of wood grain in your carving, and will discuss options for finishing. A Swiss Army knife or equivalent (Pelican Knife) is required for the class. You can either bring their own tools from home or purchase the tools at the beginning of class for a 10% class discount. The wood will be supplied. This class will be cancelled one week in advance if we do not have the minimum number of students.
Tuition: $45
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 materials, $40.00 instruction)

Basics of Hollow Form Turning
Instructor: Tom Belcher
Class Times: Sunday, February 19, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Many wood turners would like to try their hand at hollow forms, such as vases and vessels, but are bewildered by the wide variety of hollowing tools and systems that are available. Turning a hollow form involves the process of removing wood from the inside of a vessel through a small hole. Urns and Southwestern-style pots are common examples of hollow forms and are always a challenge. This class will teach you the skills necessary to safely hollow out a vessel, using the Easy Wood Tools (rougher, detailer, finisher, and hollower). Due to the equipment and tools used in this class, this class is limited to adults (18+).
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: ($30.00 materials, $80.00 instruction)

Router Basics
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Shop tools will be used unless you want to bring your own router.
Description: This popular class presents essential information that will help you safely operate one of the workshop's most versatile tools. Set-up, safety, router bits and techniques will be covered. Bring along your router for a hands-on learning experience. We will also show your how to use your Porter Cable Dovetail Jig as well.
Tuition: $50

Turning Duplicate Spindles: Candlesticks
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 4
Tools Required: All tools will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Learn how to create duplicate spindles for a woodworking project. In this class you will learn to create identical spindles with the use of a profile store stick, calipers, and the Easy Wood Tools (EWT).
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($15 materials, $80 instruction)

Box Making Fundamentals: Candle Box
Instructor: Carl Kuhnle
Class Times: Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used
Description: You will learn how to safely set-up and cut wood using a dado for joining the box sides, techniques in gluing, constructing a box, and preparing the box to apply your finish. By the end of the class you will have gained basic experience with a table saw, drill press, jointer, planer, bandsaw, and sander.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($20.00 materials, $75.00 instruction fee)

Introduction to Carving Snowman
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, February 26, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Carving glove, thumb guard, and bench knife
Description: Learn basic carving skills by creating a Snowman to give to a special friend or relative, or keep for next year’s Christmas tree. You will learn safety, basic sharpening / honing, basic carving techniques, impact of wood grain in your carving, and will discuss options for finishing. If time permits you might also be able to paint your ornament. A bench knife (carving tool) is required for the class. You can either bring their own tools from home or purchase the tools at the beginning of class for a 10% class discount. The wood will be supplied. This class will be cancelled one week in advance if we do not have the minimum number of students.
Tuition: $45
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 materials, $40.00 instruction)

Carving a Musical Croaking Frog
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Thursday, March 02, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Carving KNnife, small gouge, V-tool, safety glove and a thumb guard.
Description: Carve a musical croaking frog toy from a precut blank. Both beginners and experienced carvers will have fun carving this project that is sure to become a family heirloom. Suggested tools include a carving knife, small gouge, a V-tool, safety glove and a thumb guard.
Tuition: $55
Tuition Notes: ($7.00 materials, $48.00 instruction)

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Sunday, March 05, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $75 instruction)

Carving a Caricature
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Bench knife and a v-tool are required; recommended that you bring all your carving tools to class
Description: Increasing your carving skills by carving a caricature from a rough out. All the hard work has been done for you: just add the details to make this carving your own. The possibilities for finishing this project are endless. We will focus on faces, hands, proportions and detailing.
Tuition: $115
Tuition Notes: ($25.00 materials, $90.00 instruction)

Basics of Hollow Form Turning (Goblet)
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Using the Easy Wood Tools (rougher, detailer, finisher, and hollower), you will learn the basics of hollowing, thin stem and thin wall cutting techniques, and use of a tennis ball for turning support. You will also learn about finishing options for your vessel and will apply a finish to your project. If time permits, you will have an opportunity to turn a second vessel. Individualized assistance and instruction will be provided for the second vessel. Due to the equipment and tools used in this class, this class is limited to adults (18+).
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: ($30.00 materials, $80.00 instruction)

Basics of Platter Turning
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Want to try something different? Try turning a platter! In this class you will learn lathe safety, tool sharpening, turning techniques, methods of mounting platter blanks, sanding techniques, and finishing options for your final project. You will also receive useful tips and tricks to develop your own unique turning style. You will have hands-on experience with mini lathes, bowl gouges, and power sanders, taking home a sample platter. With the skills and techniques taught, you will be able to turn your own exotic hardwood or domestic wood platters. Due to the type of machines involved in this class, admittance to this class is restricted to adults (18+).
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($35.00 materials, $60.00 instruction)

Get to Know your Bandsaw
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: The band saw is a very versatile machine but sometimes requires a bit of coaxing to produce its best performance. In this class, set up adjustments, blade selection and tension, basic maintenance and various cutting techniques will be covered and demonstrated. Also, we will cover jigs, fixtures, and accessories that can make woodworking more accurate, efficient, and enjoyable. Sketches and plans will be provided to students to use with your own equipment at home.
Tuition: $50

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: With a focus on safety, we'll cover set up and maintenance, safe sawing techniques for solid wood and sheet goods and useful jigs and fixtures for this most common workshop power tool.
Tuition: $50

Hand Cut Dovetails
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used.
Description: A dovetail is associated with quality workmanship in woodworking. It is most often seen in cabinetry / case work. They are considered one of the strongest types of joints that is used in woodworking. Hand cut dovetails take more time than power tool joinery, but it offers more beauty in the configuration than any power tool can offer. You will learn pin and tail marking of your dovetails and use a saw and chisel to create your own dovetails. You will create and take home your own sample board of hand cut dovetails.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: ($65 instruction, $10 materials)

Build a Block Plane
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Woodcraft classroom tools will be used
Description: Reaching for a wooden block plane that you made will impress your woodworking friends. They probably have only seen them made in cast iron or bronze, When they watch you use your hand plane, they will want one of their own.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 instruction, $30.00 materials)

Turning a Lidded Box
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; all materials and equipment will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: This class is designed for the intermediate turners who are looking to enhance their abilities. Wood turned boxes are a fun exercise in turning a 2-piece project; the base and the top. Wood turned boxes can be both beautiful and functional. They can be turned as artwork to be a conversation piece or they can be turned to be used as a storage container. Our instructor will teach you how to make the box with a lid that will fit.
Tuition: $95

Carving Fairy House
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Medium sized bench knife, small v-tool, and gouge; carving glove, and thumb guard.
Description: Whether you're a novice or intermediate carver, you’re sure to learn many useful skills and techniques in this Fairy House carving class. Lucette will show you the process for creating a house that will be a good addition to a fairy garden. She will explain the process of designing your project, cutting the blank, and then take you step-by-step through the carving process. This carving will make a great gift for your family members or friends who enjoy fairy gardens.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: ($40.00 instruction, $10.00 materials)

Wall Cabinet
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, March 26, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: You will build a wall cabinet using the KREG Jig. Cutting and assembling of the materials for the cabinet, doors and an adjustable shelf.
Tuition: $140
Tuition Notes: ($50.00 materials, $90.00 instruction)

Box Making Fundamentals: Flag Box
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used
Description: In this class you will build a triangle box to display that military funeral flag in. This will also help preserve the flag. You will learn how to safely set-up and cut wood using a dado for joining the box sides, techniques in gluing, constructing a box, and preparing the box to apply your finish. By the end of the class you will have gained basic experience with a table saw, drill press, jointer, planer, bandsaw, and sander.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($20.00 materials, $75.00 instruction fee)

Egg Carving: Bluebird
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Thursday, March 30, 2017 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 4 - 8
Tools Required: Cut resistant glove, thumb guard
Description: Would you like to give a unique gift to a friend or relative this year? Remember the egg Santas and snowmen you use to see in fine gift stores? Now you can make your own! Students will learn safety guidelines, layout methods, and carve a modern Bluebird (goose-sized egg) that they will be proud to give as gifts. The amount of carved detail will be in relation to each student’s ability. Methods and techniques for painting your Bluebird will be reviewed. An extra egg will be given to the students to take home and carve at their leisure. Recommended tools: small detail knife, V-tool (60 or 70 degrees, ¼”), and #11 gouge (¼”, 7mm). Note: comparable sharp tools can be substituted; contact Woodcraft to discuss with the instructor what tools you have. All wooden eggs will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $55
Tuition Notes: ($7.00 materials, $48.00 instruction)

Introduction to Carving from beginning to end
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Saturday, April 01, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Carving glove, thumb guard, and bench knife
Description: Learn basic carving from beginning to end. Learn skills by selecting the wood, transferring the pattern, cutting out a rough profile on the Bandsaw then carving the object out of basswood. Students will learn safety, basic sharpening, basic carving techniques, impact of wood grain in your carving, and will discuss options for finishing. You can either bring their own tools from home or purchase the tools at the beginning of class for a 10% class discount. The wood will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 materials, $45.00 instruction)

Celtic Knot Pen Class
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, April 02, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: HANDS-ON. The Celtic Knot style is a VERY ORNATE design. The inlay "zig-zags" back and forth around the pen body. This is a top-of-the-line, first class pen that has a great feel and will be the talk of everyone that see it. Need a wonderful gift for someone special?
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: ($15.00 materials, $90.00 instruction)

Square Board Fundamentals
Instructor: Don Rasmusson
Class Times: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used
Description: HANDS-ON. Got rough boards? Want to learn the simple steps needed to machine that board square, flat and the correct thickness to build something? Then this is the perfect hands-on class for you. We will teach the basics of wood technology and stock preparation. This fun, quick class will cover the use of the table saw, jointer and thickness planer. Students will also learn which side of the board should be used for the outside of the project and learn how to glue up a panel without it cupping. DON'T UNDER ESTIMATE THIS CLASS!!...it is a "MUST TAKE" for anyone buying rough cut lumber. This class fills quickly so, sign up A.S.A.P. Included in the class is a copy of Tauton's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking" (WC# 151023). Class sign-up deadline: January 26, 2017.
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 instruction, $20.00 materials)

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Thursday, April 06, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $75 instruction)

Carving Tricks "Captive Rings"
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, April 08, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Pfeil 8mm #5 sweep Palme gouge #05X11 (or similar profile and quality, but SHARP), OR a small, SHARP Carving- or Pocket Knife. Sharpening Strop. A carving glove is also strongly recommened.
Description: Apprehensive about trying those old "Whittlin' Tricks?" Don't be! In this class, students will learn to carve a free moving captive ring from a single block of wood (provided). You will also learn several basic carving techniques and principles, and be introduced to safety, sharpening, planning, design traditions, and more through this project. Students are offered a 10% discount on tools & supplies purchase for the class. Reference materials and wood blanks will be provided. Class time includes a break for lunch.
Tuition: $75

Tile Nightstand
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Tile topped nightstand make a beautiful addition to any bedroom. This simple design is easily built, but very stylish. In this class you will learn furniture building basics using the Kreg Jig. You will learn how to make tapered legs, cut the aprons and how to attach them together, and techniques of attaching a tile into the finished table top. The balance of the class will be a discussion of finishing options; due to time restrictions, finishing will not be done in this class. You will have experience using a table saw, sander, jointer, and Kreg Jig. Skills learned in this class can be applied to other basic furniture projects for your home or workshop. Students must register by April 1st.
Tuition: $200
Tuition Notes: ($75.00 materials, $125.00 instruction)

Intermediate Carving (Decorative Spoon)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Medium sized bench knife, v-tool, and gouge; carving glove, and thumb guard.
Description: Carving “in the round” is a carving that is completed around all sides of the block of wood. It typically is a “life” carving – an animal, human, or bird. In this class you will carve a spoon, learning design layout, how to proportion the spoon bowl to the handle, and additional carving techniques for all facets of wood grain. You will not complete the spoon in the class, but will have enough instruction and tips to complete it at your leisure. There will also be discussion on finishing (painting vs staining) your project.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: ($40.00 instruction, $10.00 materials)

Introduction to CNCs: Seminar
Instructor: Andy Krajnyak
Class Times: Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: None
Description: This is an introductory course to CNC. Students will learn the basic components of a CNC machine, how to set it up and fundamentals of the software on how to design and machine a simple sign.
Tuition: $50

Making a Farm Table with Festool
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used
Description: Class sign-up deadline: January 4, 2017. In the Farm Table Class, we will cover the tools and techniques necessary to construct and finish a simple, but classic piece of wooden furniture. Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills, the class will concentrate primarily on the precise and efficient break down, processing, and finishing raw materials using Festool saws, routers, sanders, dust extractors, tables, and more. In short, the class will cover the basics of the Festool System, as applied to real-world furniture building applications.
Tuition: $425
Tuition Notes: ($225 for Instruction and $200 for Materials)

Mastering the Router and Router Table
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: This popular class presents essential information that will help you safely operate one of the workshop's most versatile tools. Set-up, safety, router bits and techniques will be covered. Bring along your router for a hands-on learning experience. We will also teach you about the different router tables and fence systems available and the advantages of using a router table instead of a handheld router for some woodworking functions. Students will learn about bits that are only used in the router table, setting up the table with an edge profile bit, and setting up the tongue and groove bit.
Tuition: $150

Basics of Bowl Turning
Instructor: Kelly Parkhurst
Class Times: Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Learn the basics of bowl turning! In this class you will learn lathe safety, tool sharpening, turning techniques, methods of mounting bowl blanks, sanding techniques, and finishing options for your final project. You will also receive useful tips and tricks to develop your own unique turning style. You will have hands-on experience with mini lathes, bowl gouges, and power sanders, taking home a sample bowl. With the skills and techniques taught, you will be able to turn your own exotic hardwood or domestic wood bowls. Due to the type of machines involved in this class, admittance to this class is restricted to adults (18+).
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($35.00 materials, $60.00 instruction)

Inlaying a "Bowtie/Dutchman"
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Monday, May 01, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: In this class, students will learn how to inlay the very popular "bowtie" into a board, with and without using a "jig/template". Commonly found in "live edge furniture", they can stabilize a crack or void in the wood, making it more usable for furniture and other cool projects.
Tuition: $75