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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)

Introduction to Carving (basswood mouse)
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, January 05, 2017 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)

CNC Session 3: Working with VCarve
Instructor: Andy Krajnyak
Class Times: Saturday, January 07, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: A Laptop Computer. All other tools and software will be supplied
Description: This is the 3rd class in the series and will advance the skill level of the student to use VCarve software. In this class the student will learn how to use layers, import files, edit vectors, manipulate text and combine multiple toolpaths into one file. The student will design and carve a picture.
Tuition: $85

Spindle Turning: Pepper Mill
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, January 08, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 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! Take home a handmade wooden pepper mill after this class. Learn the tricks and methods needed to make the task easy and fun. A 6 inch tall mill will be made. Plans and procedure will be part of the package so you can make more at home. These are beautiful, functional units.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: ($40.00 materials, $70.00 instruction)

Low Relief Carving
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 3:00 PM - 7:00 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)

Bandsaw Boxes
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, January 12, 2017 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 3
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 free-form shaped boxes 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)

Making a Farm Table with Festool
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 15, 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)

Sharpening for Turners
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 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

Turning Lever Action Pen with a Glass Finish
Instructor: Tom Belcher
Class Times: Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Turn a Lever Action pens from exotic hardwood, one for you and one for a friend. Once your pens have 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: $95
Tuition Notes: ($25.00 materials, $70.00 instruction)

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 Roster
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)