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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Square Board Fundamentals
Instructor: Don Rasmusson
Class Times: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used
Description: HANDS-ON. Got rough boards? Want to learn the simple steps needed to machine that board square, flat and the correct thickness to build something? Then this is the perfect hands-on class for you. We will teach the basics of wood technology and stock preparation. This fun, quick class will cover the use of the table saw, jointer and thickness planer. Students will also learn which side of the board should be used for the outside of the project and learn how to glue up a panel without it cupping. DON'T UNDER ESTIMATE THIS CLASS!!...it is a "MUST TAKE" for anyone buying rough cut lumber. This class fills quickly so, sign up A.S.A.P. Included in the class is a copy of Tauton's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking" (WC# 151023). Class sign-up deadline: March 28, 2017.
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 instruction, $20.00 materials)

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

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

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

Inlaying a "Bowtie/Dutchman"
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: In this class, students will learn how to inlay the very popular "bowtie" into a board, with and without using a "jig/template". Commonly found in "live edge furniture", they can stabilize a crack or void in the wood, making it more usable for furniture and other cool projects.
Tuition: $75

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

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

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

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

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

Hand Plane Tune-up
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Students are required to bring their own block or bench plane; other supplies to bring are listed above.
Description: Do you have an antique hand plane and want to learn how to make it work like new? Or maybe you have a new plane that you've been using right out of the box and you want to take its performance to the next level. This class covers the process of improving the cutting ability and cut quality of wood and metal bodied hand planes. We'll help you take your plane apart, clean it up, adjust it, assess what repairs it might need, sharpen the blade, and then put it all back together. Bring your own hand plane in and any sharpening equipment you have that you want us to help you learn how to use to keep your plane blade sharp.
Tuition: $65

Carving a Leaf Shaped Candy Dish
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Saturday, May 06, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Carving Knnife, small gouge, V-tool, safety glove and a thumb guard.
Description: Carve a leaf shaped candy dish from a precut blank. Both beginners and experienced carvers will have fun carving this project that is sure to become a family heirloom. Suggested tools include a carving knife, small gouge, a V-tool, safety glove and a thumb guard.
Tuition: $55
Tuition Notes: ($7.00 materials, $48.00 instruction)

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Sunday, May 07, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $75 instruction)

End Grain Cutting Board
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: We have a GREAT NEW CLASS. Students will build, over the three nights, an End-Grain style Cutting Board from two contrasting types of wood. This 12" X 18" Cutting Board will be constructed from "End-Grain", not the Long-Grain of the boards. This traditional method of building a Cutting Board makes it VERY DURABLE. It will takes cuts from a knife and not show any damage for many years to come. Our instructor is a great woodworker and his hands-on approach to teaching will help you learn all the tricks for End-Grain cutting and glue-up. You will also learn many valuable machining tips that will help you in all your woodworking projects. This new class will be a very popular and fill quickly so, sign up A.S.A.P.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Materials $25, Instructional $125

Basics of Veneering
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 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)

Sharpening Fundamentals Seminar
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, May 13, 2017 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

Turning a Mallet
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Do you use a mallet in your woodworking projects? Are you a carver who needs a mallet for your relief carvings? If you would like a mallet that is custom fit for your hand or carving and woodworking needs, this class is the one you have been looking for. In this class you will learn about 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. It will also serve as an introduction to spindle turning or act as a refresher class for experienced turners. And you will have a mallet that you can use in your woodworking projects!
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: ($15 materials, $70 instruction)

Intermediate Carving (Acanthus)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Friday, May 19, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 21, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Suggested tools in description; carving glove, and thumb guard.
Description: Acanthus carving is an elaborate type of carving based on the acanthus leaf. Its flowing style conveys a sense or movement and is primarily composed of concave and convex cuts. The concave cuts are normally done on the inside of the curved areas, with the convex cuts done on the outside of the curved areas. All acanthus carvings will challenge you with a number of negative and positive transition points. The finished designs can be applied to the surface of wooden items, or they can be incorporated directly into furniture, boxes, moldings, picture frames, and more. This is a two day class with day one being the preparation for the carving. You will scroll saw the basic outline, draw the leaf on the blank and glue it to a base for carving. Suggested tools are #5/12mm Gouge, #9/10mm Gouge, V tool no larger than #12/6mm, and optional #5/19mm gouge.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: ($90.00 instruction, $10.00 materials)

Introduction to Chip Carving
Instructor: Kent Cartwright
Class Times: Saturday, May 20, 2017 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: Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:00 PM - 9:00 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. 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)