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Making a Farm Table with Festool
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Saturday, November 29, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used
Description: 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: $350
Tuition Notes: ($225 for Instruction and $125 for Materials)

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Sunday, December 07, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:30 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)

Spindle & Mini Lathe Turning: Wine Bottle Stoppers
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Great gift idea for that special person in your life! Create a set of wine bottle stoppers and learn to lathe turning while creating that special gift! Students will learn about lathe safety, basics of mandrel turning, wood selection, and assembly. Students will have hands-on experience.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: Tuition includes cost of all materials to make wine stoppers

Low Relief Carving for Youth
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Monday, December 29, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: : Recommended for students to bring own carving tools, but not required
Description: Wikipedia defines relief carving “as ‘carving pictures in wood.’ The process of relief carving involves removing wood from a flat wood panel in such a way that an object appears to rise out of the wood.” In this class you will receive instruction on how to detail your sculpture or relief by use of your tools while improving your knowledge of carving techniques. The course begins with a demonstration of various techniques and tools that need to be considered when choosing or carving on your wood of choice. You will focus on technique more than a project and will take a practice board home. At the completion of this course, you will have learned the fundamentals of relief carving, had an opportunity to experiment with several basic techniques, and will have started a sampler that you can use for reference in additional carving projects and lead you to the next step in shallow or deep relief. All students under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian prior to the class. Forms may be obtained in the store or by requesting that one be mailed to you. All youth must meet with the instructor or store manager at least one day before the class to review class responsibilities. We require one adult per 2 students under the age of 13 to also attend the class.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: ($55.00 instruction, $10.00 materials)

Beg Woodshop: Picture Frame
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Saturday, January 03, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Bring a 5x7 picture to class; classroom tools will be use
Description: This class will provide you with an opportunity to learn basic tools and skills by making your own picture frame. In this class you will learn the safe and proper way of using basic tools: table saw, router table, hand miter saw, and drill press. You will learn the skills of safety, measuring, mitering, cutting, and effective gluing while making your own frame. Please bring a 5x7 picture (photo, art, etc) to the class with you.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: ($10 materials, $60 instruction)

Router Basics
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 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

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Thursday, January 08, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 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)

Turning Wall Street II Pens with a Glass Finish
Instructor: Rick Toda
Class Times: Sunday, January 11, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Turn a Wall St II pen from exotic hardwood. Once your pen has been turned, you will learn the advanced finishing technique of CA application. Have you ever wondered how advanced pen makers apply that smooth, glossy finish to their pens? Cyanoacrylate, sometimes referred to as 'Super Glue', is a finish applied in place of a friction polish or wax. Sanded with micro mesh, CA polishes up to a high sheen which is as beautiful as it is durable. It is a tricky technique to master! Come learn the tricks of the trade from our expert pen maker. All materials are included for both the pen and finishing portions of the class.
Tuition: $70
Tuition Notes: ($20.00 materials, $50.00 instruction)

Carving Gnomes
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 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 gnome, learning how to proportion the human body, carve the key aspects of a human such as the face and torso, and what features can be exaggerated to provide more character to the gnome. You will not complete the gnome 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)

Sharpening for Turners
Instructor: Carl Kuhnle
Class Times: Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Students are encouraged to bring a gouge, parting tool, and skew to class
Description: You have heard us say it repeatedly…”a sharp tool is a safe tool” and “the best results are from sharp tools." One of the fist skills that a turner should learn is how to properly sharpen his tools. You will learn the basics of sharpening a gouge, parting tool, and skew chisel. Even if you have been turning for some time, this class will be helpful in providing tips on improving your sharpening techniques and perfecting a sharp edge. There will be discussion and demonstration on the differences of wet and dry sharpening. Everyone will have a chance to sharpen at least one of their turning tools.
Tuition: $50

Back to Basics II: Small Cabinet
Instructor: Chad Stanton
Class Times: Saturday, January 17, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This is the 2nd in a series of woodworking basics classes being taught by professional woodworker, Chad Stanton of Stanton Fine Furniture. Students will learn the skills and techniques to make a small cabinet using only hand tools.
Tuition: $240
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Low Relief Carving
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Bench knife or skew, gouge (#6, #8 or #9), parting tool or “V” gouge (approx ¼” size). All tools need to be sharp. Carving glove and thumb guard. A list of recommended and available tools will be mailed to you with your class registration.
Description: Relief carving is carving pictures in wood where the figures are slightly raised from the background. In low relief the pictures are usually no more than ½” in depth in the wood. It is done in distinct, shallow layers. In this class you will learn to transfer a drawing or design to a board, prep the work for carving your image, and use low relief carving techniques to achieve your desired design. Color and stain options for your carving will also be discussed. Students should bring a line drawing or printed design (max size of 4x8) on plain white paper to the class.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: ($55.00 instruction, $10.00 materials)

Advanced Pen Making: Acrylics
Instructor: Jerry Bingham
Class Times: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used. SAFETY FIRST IN THE CLASS ROOM. Please wear closed-toed shoes, appropriate woodworking apparel and safety eyewear.
Description: Pen making is giving a whole new twist with the exciting and challenging aspects of acrylics. Students should have some basic lathe experience--the "Intro to Turning" class is perfect. At the end of this class, students will go home with a hand-crafted acrylic pen.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 instruction, $25.00 materials)

Get to Know your Bandsaw
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Thursday, January 22, 2015 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

Advanced Scroll Saw Techniques
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Sunday, January 25, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; tools used are included in the class costs
Description: Learn some advanced scroll saw techniques such as three-dimensional and gang cutting. You can create items many different items with a scroll saw! How about your own chess set? Reindeer for Christmas ornaments? Clocks or puzzle vaults for gifts? In this class you will learn design and layout requirements, how to use wood selection to improve your design, special cutting tips, alternate materials to use for special effects, and accessories to use for 3D projects. And Mike will share his experiences and knowledge on the many projects he has created. If time permits you will also be able to discuss any designs you might be thinking about creating. You will have a project to take home at the end of class.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: $20.00 materials, $60.00 instruction

Beg Woodshop: Kreg Jig Storage Unit
Instructor: Jerry Bingham
Class Times: Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Description: This class will provide you with an opportunity to learn basic tools and skills by making your own Kreg Jig Storage Unit. In this class you will learn the safe and proper way of using basic tools: table saw, router table, hand miter saw, and drill press. You will learn the skills of safety, measuring, mitering, cutting, and effective gluing while making your own storage unit.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: ($50 materials, $60 instruction)

Basic Furniture Repair Seminar
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, January 31, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: None
Description: If you have any pieces of furniture that are broken, damaged or unusable for whatever reason, then this class is for you. In this seminar, we will teach you the basic techniques needed to solve many of the usual problems that can occur with your furniture, including re-gluing loose joints, fixing split or broken parts, replacing missing parts, and repairing damaged or loose veneer.
Tuition: $50

Scroll Saw Puzzles
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Sunday, February 01, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 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)

Gourd Carving
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Carving glove, thumb guard, and bench knife
Description: Gourd carving and decorating is becoming very popular with a number of books being written and patterns printed. Typically a hard shell, a dried gourd is the medium used for the carving surface. They can be carved, painted, sanded, burned, dyed, polished, and more. You will learn to transfer patterns and beginning low relief carving Skills. You might not complete your gourd during the class, but you will have the skills to finish it at home. If you own a Dremel or Power Carver, bring it to class with you. A flexshaft for Dremels make the carving easier.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: ($55 instruction, $5 materials)

Introduction to Carving (basswood mouse)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Thursday, February 05, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 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 mouse from 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 Three-Legged Stool
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, February 07, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None, classroom tools will be used
Description: You've learned spindle-turning and faceplate-turning. So what's next? Combine them. This small stool you make in this class will challenge you to make identical spindle turnings for the legs and faceplate-turning in making the seat. You'll use these skills every time you need two or more items to be turned identically in your projects.
Tuition: $120

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Sunday, February 08, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 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)

Spindle & Mini Lathe Turning: Wine Bottle Stoppers
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Great gift idea for that special person in your life! Create a set of wine bottle stoppers and learn to lathe turning while creating that special gift! Students will learn about lathe safety, basics of mandrel turning, wood and acrylic selection, and assembly. You will also learn how to make a glass finish on the projects. Students will have hands-on experience.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Tuition includes cost of all materials to make wine stoppers

Basics of Platter Turning
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Learn the basics of platter turning! 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)

Parquetry Seminar for a Table Top
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, February 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 12
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used. Note paper and pencils/pens will be supplied for if you wish to take notes.
Description: This seminar is discussion, Q&A, and instruction-oriented and will have very little hands-on exposure. You will receive technical information, techniques, and skills sets required to create parquetry that could be installed on a table top, and how to apply a parquetry design to the top using our new pre-cut parquetry kits which make the learning of parquetry assembly and application a breeze. Options and techniques for finishing the table will be discussed. Tools that will be used and discussed during the seminar include the chisels, cabinet scraper, and the random orbital sander.
Tuition: $95

Ladies Night Pintrest Inspired Project with Geniece Schaber
Instructor: Geniece Schaber
Class Times: Thursday, February 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None
Description: Have you been antiquing or digging through the garage for materials to build something that could fill that space on the wall, counter, or corner of your home? Join Geniece Schaber of Funky Junk from the Country for the most interesting, unique, rustic, artistic or quirky projects for you to tackle. She found the projects and will provide the know-how and you supply the inspiration and the enthusiasm.ne
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled class.

Sharpening Fundamentals Seminar
Instructor: Carl Kuhnle
Class Times: Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Bring at least two bench tools (knife, chisel, cabinet scraper, etc)
Description: Good woodworking requires sharp tools! You will learn the theory and practice of sharpening tools and techniques. Bench grinder, grinding wheels, and various sharpening stones will be discussed. The Tormek wet grinding system along with various stones (oil, water, diamond) will be demonstrated for bench tool sharpening along with appropriate bevel angles. Both the wet Tormek and the dry Wolverine sharpening system will be demonstrated for lathe tools. Students are asked to bring two bench tools to class. Sharpening of carving or turning tools will not be covered. If time permits you may be able to sharpen one or two of your own tools.
Tuition: $75

Hand Plane Tune-up Seminar
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, February 22, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: None
Description: Cleaning and tuning vintage handplanes. Skills include sharpening, flattening and fettling.
Tuition: $60

Caricature Carving: Disney's® Olaf
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Bench knife and a v-tool are required; recommended that you bring all your carving tools to class
Description: Learn some of the techniques of caricature carving and carving against the grain while carving Disney's® Olaf. There will be a discussion on how to use a bandsaw and other tools to cut away larger amounts of material. You will then learn when to use certain tools for your special effects, how to exaggerate shapes to develop caricatures, and use of multiple materials to create the caricature you desire. You will also learn some tips of painting to add to your carving. Students must have either taken a beginning carving class or have had experience with carving. Students will have a 30 minute lunch break.
Tuition: $105
Tuition Notes: ($85 instruction, $20 materials)

Introduction to Carving (shelf sitter)
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Bench knife, v-tool
Description: Learn basic carving skills by creating your own shelf sitter. Students will learn safety, basic sharpening, basic carving techniques, and will discuss options for finishing. Tools required for the class are: v-tool and bench knife. Students can either bring their own tools from home or purchase the tools at the beginning of class for a 10% class discount. Basswood blocks will be supplied by Woodcraft at no cost to the students.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 materials, $30.00 instruction)

Box Making Fundamentals: Flag Box
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 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)