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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: Rick Bailin
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)

Basics of Pyrography (Woodburning)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, March 01, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 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)

Creating Knife Handles
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 2:00 PM - 7:00 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)

Cabinet Seminar Series: Carcass
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, March 05, 2015 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: Paper and pencil to take notes
Description: This seminar is the first in a series of four cabinetry seminars. All four seminars will take you through some of the basics of cabinet construction. This is an instructional seminar taking you from planning to cabinet construction. Note: planning will only briefly be discussed and reviewed. We will show you two different types of construction techniques, the Kreg jig and the Festool Domino. Sign up for all 4 seminars in the series at the same time and you will receive a 10% discount on the class tuition. Seats for this seminar are limited!
Tuition: $90

Making a Farm Table with Festool
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Saturday, March 07, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 08, 2015 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: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 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)

Cabinet Seminar Series: Face Frames
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, March 12, 2015 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: Paper and pencil to take notes
Description: This seminar is the second in a series of four cabinetry seminars. All four seminars will take you through some of the basics of cabinet construction. This is an instructional seminar taking you from planning to cabinet construction. Note: planning will only briefly be discussed and reviewed. We will show you two different types of construction techniques, the Kreg jig and the Festool Domino. Sign up for all 4 seminars in the series at the same time and you will receive a 10% discount on the class tuition. Seats for this seminar are limited!
Tuition: $90

Carving the Spirit Man
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Sunday, March 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 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)

Sharpening for Turners
Instructor: Carl Kuhnle
Class Times: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 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

Cabinet Seminar Series: Drawers
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: Paper and pencil to take notes
Description: This seminar is the third in a series of four cabinetry seminars. All four seminars will take you through some of the basics of cabinet construction. This is an instructional seminar taking you from planning to cabinet construction. Note: planning will only briefly be discussed and reviewed. We will show you two different types of construction techniques, the Kreg jig and the Festool Domino. Sign up for all 4 seminars in the series at the same time and you will receive a 10% discount on the class tuition. Seats for this seminar are limited!
Tuition: $90

Introduction to Chip Carving
Instructor: Kent Cartwright
Class Times: Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 8
Tools Required: T-square, compass, 0.5mm pencil, eraser
Description: Chip carving has been a means of decorating many household items in European and Russian countries for centuries. Many of the patterns have been passed down in families for generations. What is chip carving? It is a technique of carving that literally chips wood from the wooden item to form a design or pattern. It is one of the easiest forms of carving because of its simplicity of technique and the ability to use the geometric shapes to create beautiful patterns on your wooden project with the use of very few tools. Interested in trying your hand at chip carving? Students in this class will learn about safe carving procedures, basic techniques of chip carving, sharpening and honing requirements, and use of patterns. Students will work on a basswood practice board (supplied by Woodcraft) in class that can be taken home and used as a reference when creating their own projects. The basic chip carving knife will be supplied by Woodcraft and can be kept by the students. Students will have a 45 min. lunch break. There are many restaurants in the local area or students can bring their own lunch.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($15.00 materials, $80.00 instruction)

Turning Natural Edge Bowls
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, March 22, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Tools and materials will be supplied by the store. However, you may bring your own “Irish” grind bowl gouges, if you prefer.
Description: Turners have a variety of options when they put a rough piece of wood on a lathe. In some cases, the bark can be used as an integral part of the bowl, creating a “natural edge bowl” that provides an element of texture that the turner would not otherwise include. This natural edge can cause the bowl to have a unique curvature from the original log and add even more creativity and uniqueness to the art. Students will learn the essentials of green (uncured) wood turning. In this one-day class, you will learn to work a raw log into a finished live-edge bowl. You will learn the strategy, elements, and techniques of turning an interrupted cut which is common to natural edge turning. You will also learn how to maximize the use of select turning tools while incorporating the natural edge / elements of your wood. You will learn the elements and techniques of natural edge turning and how to maximize the use of select turning tools while incorporating the natural edge / elements of your wood.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: ($15 materials, $85 instruction)

Foundations of Pen Turning: Breast Cancer Pen
Instructor: Rick Toda
Class Times: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Hand-turned pens are the rage right now. Attend this class and you will leave with your very own Breast Cancer pen. You will turn a pink acrylic blank to the correct size and shape, apply a beautiful, durable finish, and finish the evening by assembling your pen. Tuition includes all materials required for the class: pen blank, pen kit, instruction book.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 instruction, $25.00 materials)

Cabinet Seminar Series: Doors (Raised Panel & Shaker)
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, March 26, 2015 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: Paper and pencil to take notes
Description: This seminar is the last in a series of four cabinetry seminars. All four seminars will take you through some of the basics of cabinet construction. This is an instructional seminar taking you from planning to cabinet construction. Note: planning will only briefly be discussed and reviewed. We will show you two different types of construction techniques, the Kreg jig and the Festool Domino. Sign up for all 4 seminars in the series at the same time and you will receive a 10% discount on the class tuition. Seats for this seminar are limited!
Tuition: $90

Fundamentals of Intarsia
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Saturday, March 28, 2015 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: $90
Tuition Notes: ($15.00 materials, $75.00 instruction)

Beg Woodshop: Foot Stool
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 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 stool using the Kreg Jig system. In this class you will learn the safe and proper way of using basic tools: Table Saw, Router Table, Bandsaw and Oscillating Spindle Sander. You will learn the skills of safety, measuring, mitering, cutting, and effective gluing while making your own storage unit.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: ($20 materials, $60 instruction)

Sharpening Plane Blades and Chisels
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, April 02, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Bring at least one plane blade and a chisel to class.
Description: Though many woodworkers find the sharpening process a pleasant pre-work meditation, most of us would just as soon get it out of the way and get busy woodworking. Sharpening is the gateway skill to getting good results from all of your edge tools – and it’s particularly important to know how to do it right when you start using hand tools. In this class you will learn the theory and practice and techniques of sharpening you plane blades and chisels. Students are asked to bring a plane blade and a chisel to class.
Tuition: $75

Spindle Turning:Pump 'N Grind - turned pepper mill
Instructor: Rick Toda
Class Times: Saturday, April 04, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
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! This unique pepper mill kit is fun to make and show to your friends. Perfect for new turners or anyone looking to try a new lathe project. Learn the tricks and methods needed to make the task easy and fun. Plans and procedure will be part of the package so you can make more at home. These are beautiful, functional units.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: ($25.00 materials, $60.00 instruction)

Carving a Kitten
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Bench Knife (Preferably a detail knife); #8 (7mm) gouge or equivalent; #12 (1mm) V parting tool or mini V tool; Carving Glove; Thumb guard or carving tape
Description: Carve your cat and learn basic carving skills. Create a kitten from pear shaped basswood blank. Students will learn safety, basic sharpening, basic carving techniques, impact of wood grain in your carving, and will discuss options for finishing. • Tools required: Bench Knife (Preferably a detail knife) #8 (7mm) gouge or equivalent #12 (1mm) V parting tool or mini V tool Carving Glove Thumb guard or carving tape You can either bring your 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)

Making a Farm Table with Festool
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 12, 2015 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)

Turning a Ringed Goblet
Instructor: Rick Toda
Class Times: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This project will challenge you - your “touch,” your ability to concentrate and especially your skill. A ringed goblet can drive you nuts but they are fun to make. This is one project you will be proud to make and display. Using the Easy Wood Tools (rougher, detailer, finisher, and hollower), you will learn the basics of hollowing, thin stem and thin wall cutting techniques, use of a tennis ball for turning support, and captive ring turning. 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)

Turning a Lidded Box
Instructor: Rick Toda
Class Times: Thursday, April 16, 2015 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

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Sunday, April 19, 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)

Carving an Herbivore
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Tuesday, April 21, 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 an herbivore, learning how to proportion the body, carve the key aspects of a animal such as the face and torso, and what features can be exaggerated to provide more character to the carving. You will not complete the animal 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)

Chair Making: Adirondack Style Chairs
Instructor: Carl Kuhnle
Class Times: Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; will use classroom tools
Description: It’s time to start building some deck or patio chairs for summer! In this class you will learn basic chair making, safe tool operation, and how to lay out, cut, and assemble your chair. Carl will also share tips on sinking screws, making your own plugs, and a number of other skills. You will gain hands-on experience with a chop saw, table saw, band saw, router/router table, sander, and drill press or hand drill. And your first Western Red Cedar Adirondack chair will be finished just in time to enjoy the 2012 spring, summer, and fall seasons! Options for finishing the chair will be discussed. Due to the time needed to prep the lumber needed for this class, you must enroll BY MARCH 20.
Tuition: $200
Tuition Notes: ($90.00 materials, $110.00 instruction)

Shaker Boxes
Instructor: Carl Huth
Class Times: Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3 - 8
Tools Required: None; all materials and equipment will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: There are only 5 Shakers alive today in the United States. But their craftsmanship is still nurtured, in part, through others who teach their box making. In this class you will learn how to carve finger patterns, boil the box wood, wrap the wood on the appropriate forms, and apply copper tacks, drying bands, applying tops and bottoms to the boxes, and how to hold everything together with wooden pegs. Carl will also discuss finishing options and techniques that you can use when you take your boxes home. Lunch will be provided by Woodcraft. And Carl will share a little history of the Shaker communities and beliefs in the U.S. and the box making process during the lunch break. You will construct and take home three Shaker boxes that will look great in your home or are terrific gifts!
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($15 for materials, $80 for instruction)

Block Carving for Printing
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, April 26, 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: There are so many methods around today that we can use to print a picture. Though the majority of them are quicker and more efficient, some of us find fullness, tranquility, and artistic expression in the ancient art of hand printing that is unmatched by any other media. With this class, you'll learn the technique for carving and printing your very own woodblock.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: ($55.00 instruction, $10.00 materials)

Get to Know your Bandsaw
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 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 Finishing Seminar
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: None. Classroom tools will be used.
Description: What finish to put on a project? This is the most asked question in our store. Subjects covered will be 1. Sanding, surface preparation 2. Coloration, stains, dyes, chemical techniques 3. Sealing 4. Finish, varnish, shellac, lacquer, wax, oils. Take the mystery out of the most important step in woodworking. Bring your questions and pictures of your project, we will attempt to give you a solution. This is a lecture only class with liberal handouts.
Tuition: $65