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Table Saw A to Z
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: Without a doubt, the tablesaw is the most important power tool in the shop. Safely ripping stock to width, accurately cutting parts to length, cutting angles, bevels and making tenons and tapers are just a few of the tasks that an accurately set up tablesaw excels at. Understanding how the saw works is one of the goals of this updated class and basic common sense safety will be covered thoroughly. We will begin with techniques to make safe and specialized cuts such as making accurate tenons and miters. Saw blade selection, dado blades and some of the commercially available accessories will be discussed. We will also demonstrate some basic but important shop made jigs. While this class will mostly be demo only, students will have the opportunity to do some cutting on the saw in order to make sure that each participant understands the techniques being shown.
Tuition: $85

Introduction to Carving (Celtic Knot)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Bench knife, carving glove, and thumb guard
Description: In this class you will be introduced to carving safety and techniques. You will learn how to carve wood with and against the grain, carving holes and centers, how to round your carving, and how to finish your project.
Tuition: $45
Tuition Notes: ($40.00 instruction, $5.00 materials)

Introduction to CNCs
Instructor: Andy Krajnyak
Class Times: Saturday, October 01, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: A Laptop Computer. All other tools and software will be supplied
Description: This is an introductory course to CNC. Students will learn the basic components of a CNC machine and fundamentals of how to design and machine a simple sign.
Tuition: $85

Gourd Decorating with Woodburning
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, October 02, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Description: Gourd 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 decorating the surface. They can be carved, painted, sanded, burned, dyed, polished, and more. You will learn to transfer patterns and begin your pyrography skills. You might not complete your gourd during the class, but you will have the skills to finish it at home. This class is designed for the student with some Woodburning skills. 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: $70
Tuition Notes: ($60 instruction, $10 materials)

Get to Know your Bandsaw
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Thursday, October 06, 2016 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

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Sunday, October 09, 2016 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)

Intermediate Carving (Fairy Doors)
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Medium sized bench knife, v-tool, and gouge; carving glove, and thumb guard.
Description: Whether you're a novice, intermediate or expert, you’re sure to learn many useful skills and techniques in this Fairy Door carving class. Jean will show you the process for creating masterful relief panel doors. Starting from a blank board, Jean will show you how to cut your blank, draw your image and then take you step-by-step through the carving process. The little Fairy Doors make great gifts that your friends and family will love.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: ($40.00 instruction, $10.00 materials)

Creating Knife Handles
Instructor: Scott Clausing
Class Times: Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: Bringing a cut resistant glove is recommended. Please bring a rotary sanding tool (ex: Weecher, Dremmel) if you have one.
Description: Create a sheath knife that you can use this hunting season or give as an impressive gift! You will be supplied with a thick stainless steel knife blade and wood to create your own extraordinary handle. You will learn safety basics, fundamentals of wood selection (including burls), bandsaw and resawing basics, scales and tangs, shaping and carving for finger placement, tips for placement and application of rivets, and how to keep your knife sharp and well honed. Once you complete this knife, you will have the basics for completing other knife kits: Steak Knife sets, Ceramic Chef sets, Kitchen Knife sets, and many others that you can make. There will also be a discussion of finish sanding and finishes to use to complete your knife at home. This class will be cancelled one week in advance if we do not have the minimum number of students.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: ($60.00 instruction, $20.00 materials)

Turning European Style Pens
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, October 16, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 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 have done some pen turning, but need a "refresher" or would like to learn additional tips to be able to turn nearly any kit available. 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. Because of the tools being used, this class is for adults only.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($25.00 materials, $70.00 instruction)

Turning an Big Wheel Pizza Cutter
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Wanting to make a unique gift for a special friend or relative? You will learn design preparation, turning techniques and methods, use of live and dead centers, wire burning, and sanding techniques. Techniques you learn in this class also apply to other turned items you make: candle holders, bud vases, rehafting, ornaments, and many others. In the process of learning these techniques, you will turn handles for two pizza cutters – one for yourself and one for a special gift!
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: ($20.00 materials, $60.00 instruction)

Woodshop II: Gentleman's Valet Box
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: All tools will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Boxes for gentlemen are also known as valet boxes. They are designed to present and arrange your personal items. The design of this fine box is important to allow suitable access and organization in a stylish manner. The star feature of this box is its curved lid. Come in and build one of these fine boxes and learn some new skills. Christmas is not the far away.
Tuition: $145
Tuition Notes: ($45 materials, $100 instruction)

Pen Presentation Box
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used
Description: A finely crafted turned pen deserves an equally impressive presentation box. This class will show you how easy it is to-build tis scrap project. It requires minimal stock but yields spectacular results.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: ($15.00 materials, $70.00 instruction fee)

Carving Fairy Mushrooms
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 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 Mushroom carving class. Lucette will show you the process for creating a mushroom 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)

Beg Woodshop: Arts & Crafts Picture Frame
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 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: ($15 materials, $65 instruction)

Outdoor Lazy Susan
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, October 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: All tools will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Passing the ketchup and mustard around the picnic table just got a whole lot easier with this table topper. Glue and splines hold the perimeter of the table frame together. A lazy Susan bearing hidden in a channel underneath allows for the rotation, while a hole in the center of the assembly accommodates an umbrella shaft. Come in and build one of these for your outdoor table.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: ($75 materials, $75 instruction)

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Thursday, November 03, 2016 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: $95
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $70 instruction)

Turned Oil Lamp
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, November 05, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 06, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: All tools will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Seamless segmented turnings are a cinch, thanks to a 60° trick by Don Russell. Segmented turning work has more in common with quilting than most people might think. While quilters cut and sew scraps of fabric, we’ll use the Festool Kapex mitersaw to cut pieces of wood and join them with glue for similarly spectacular results. This pattern, called “a walk in the garden,” is easy to replicate and a perfect excuse to use up any special shorts in your lumber pile. The neat thing about this pattern is that it looks more difficult than it is. Once you know how to set your saw, you can assemble bunches of turning blanks, or use the segments to make a show-stopping cutting board.
Tuition: $155
Tuition Notes: ($35 materials, $120 instruction)

CNC Session 2: Working with VCarve
Instructor: Andy Krajnyak
Class Times: Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: A Laptop Computer. All other tools and software will be supplied
Description: So you’re interested in using a CNC device to do some carving. Once you have had the Intro class, you’re ready to learn about the software that drives the unit. This is an introductory course to the VCarve software used for designing projects for CNC. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating and machining a project on CNC.
Tuition: $85

Spindle & Mini Lathe Turning: Wine Bottle Stoppers
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Mini lathe turning. You’ve always thought it looked like fun. And you are curious if you can turn something useful and functional. This is your class! You will learn how to make Wine Bottle Stoppers. Different types will be discussed, Chrome kit stoppers, Cork, and Silicone seal stoppers. These make Great gifts for any occasion!
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Tuition includes cost of all materials to make wine stoppers

Intermediate Carving (Decorative Spoon)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Thursday, November 17, 2016 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)

Making the Contemporary ZigZag (Z) Chair
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, November 21, 2016 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: All tools will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: The original Zigzag chair designed by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld in the 1930s is an iconic piece of artwork. The cantilevered, Z-shaped chair looked deceptively simple but employed masterful joinery and was hailed as a sublime example of minimalist design. With modern adhesives and joinery techniques, it is feasible to build a comfortable upholstered dining chair both reminiscent of Rietveld’s Zigzag and strong enough for everyday use. This chair’s cantilevered frame also gives it a slight comfortable springiness. Sign up and we’ll help you build your own Z-Chair.
Tuition: $375
Tuition Notes: ($100 materials, $275 instruction)

Carving the Spirit Man
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Bench knife, v-tool, Gouge Carving Glove
Description: This carving session features award-winning wood carver, Jean McDonald, demonstrating a safe and simple way to successfully carve the "spirit man". Students will learn safety, basic sharpening, basic carving techniques while learning the basics of sculpting "the old man" in wood. Each participant will bring to life their own "Spirit Man" during the class.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 materials, $60.00 instruction)

Turning Offset Spindles: Candlesticks
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, November 27, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 4
Tools Required: All tools will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Learn how to create duplicate offset spindles for a woodworking project. In this class you will learn to create identical spindles with the use of a profile store stick, calipers, parting tool, and your favorite skew and gouge. In addition, the candlesticks will be offset, adding a twist to the traditional candlestick.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($15 materials, $80 instruction)

Basics of Veneering
Instructor: Tom Belcher
Class Times: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Veneering is relatively easy. The methods are simple, the tools and supplies are generally in your workshop already, and the skills set and learning curve are very basic. In this class you will learn to turn a piece of substrate into a beautiful cherry board that can be used to create a box, use for the top of a small table, or may other woodworking projects. You will learn about types of substrates to use, veneer tape and glue, rollers, types of veneer, veneer softener, and vacuum presses. You will have hands-on experience with preparing the substrate, techniques in applying the veneer, presses, and how to “relieve” any waves or bubbles that might occur. There will also be discussion on how to veneer the edges and how to finish your project.
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: ($65.00 instruction, $25.00 materials)

Basics of Bowl Turning
Instructor: Kelly Parkhurst
Class Times: Sunday, December 04, 2016 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)

Wooden Pull Toy
Instructor: Kelly Parkhurst
Class Times: Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: All tools will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Carefully crafted handmade toys can become family heirlooms passed from generation to generation. Wooden toys last forever and if you make the toy, the child in your life is sure to love it. Kelly will teach you how to make your own wooden pull toy just in time for Christmas.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($15 materials, $80 instruction)

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Thursday, December 29, 2016 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: $95
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $70 instruction)