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Advanced Pen Making: Acrylics
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used. SAFETY FIRST IN THE CLASS ROOM. Please wear closed-toed shoes, appropriate woodworking apparel and safety eyewear.
Description: Pen making is giving a whole new twist with the exciting and challenging aspects of acrylics. Students should have some basic lathe experience--the "Intro to Turning" class is perfect. At the end of this class, students will go home with a hand-crafted acrylic pen.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 instruction, $25.00 materials)

Making Jigs: Cross Cut Sled
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Monday, October 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Learn how to make a Cross Cut Sled for use with your table saw. This jig helps you make both safer cuts and repeatable cuts. Students will purchase the materials and construct a cross cut sled during the class and leave with this useful shop tool.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: ($40.00 materials, $45.00 instruction)

Flat/Straight/Square
Instructor: Don Rasmusson
Class Times: Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used
Description: Class sign-up deadline: March 29, 2016. Join us in this basic class which is a good introduction to important woodworking tools and a must for all beginning woodworkers. Each student will receive a rough sawn board which they will proceed to flatten, square, and cut to a final size. Power tools used in this whole process are the jointer, table saw, and planer. Included in the class is a copy of Tauton's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking" (WC# 151023).
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 instruction, $20.00 materials)

Making a Farm Table with Festool
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2
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: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Friday, November 3, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 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. If you prefer, you may bring your own router to the class for hands-on familiarity with your own router. 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: $125

Introduction to CNCs: Seminar
Instructor: Andy Krajnyak
Class Times: Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 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

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Sunday, November 5, 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)

Scroll Saw Photo Puzzle
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Learn to create your own wooden jigsaw puzzle on the scroll saw using a 5x7 photo that you'll bring with you to class. This is a hands-on class, so when you leave you'll have a treasured keepsake that you can give to friends and loved ones, or you can keep it for yourself. Please bring at least two copies of any 5x7 photo just in case you make a mistake and need a do-over. Prerequisite: Beginning scroll saw class or scroll saw experience is recommended.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: ($15.00 materials, $70.00 instruction)

Turning Duplicate Spindles: Candlesticks
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 3 - 4
Tools Required: All tools will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: Thanksgiving is coming. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a pair of matching candlesticks -- that you personally made -- in the center of your dining table? What a conversation piece that would be. 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)

Introduction to Carving (Santa Ornament)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, November 12, 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 Santa ornament to give to a special friend or relative, donate to the Toys for Kids Woodcraft Program, or keep for your own 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)

Hand Plane Tune-up
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Tuesday, November 14, 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 one of your own hand planes 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

Date Night at Woodcraft - Cutting Board
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Do you and your significant other want to try something different on “Date Night?” Why not learn basic wood working skills and have fun creating a one of a kind project together? We will provide the food, soft drinks, and materials. You only need to show up and be ready to make some saw dust. Projects will vary from month to month and will consist of small projects such as pens, bottle stoppers, bottle openers, picture holders, wine bottle holders and more. The class will begin with appetizers, refreshments, time to socialize, and project descriptions. The remaining time will be utilized to build the projects and to socialize as a group. This month’s project will be a cutting board you can show off to your friends. Cost is $150 per couple.
Tuition: $150

Introduction to Carving (shelf sitter elf)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 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)

Gourd Carving
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Carving glove, thumb guard, and v-gouge
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: $65
Tuition Notes: ($60 instruction, $5 materials)

Bandsaw Boxes
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, November 26, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 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)

Cheese Cutting Board
Instructor: Carl Kuhnle
Class Times: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Here is a small project you can make for a gift for someone special in your life. Make a large Cheese Cutting Board. These are kits we sell in the store. Come in and learn how to make one then make as many as you would like in your shop. We will be using several power tools in the class such as a table saw, drill press, sander and clamps.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: ($20 materials, $60 instruction)

Turning a Lidded Box
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, November 30, 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

Basics of Bowl Turning
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, December 10, 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)

Wooden Toys
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, December 16, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 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. We will teach you how to make your own wooden 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 28, 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)

ULU Knife and Chopping Block
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, January 4, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: Designed by the Inuits, the ULU knife has been used for everything from skinning game, to haircuts, to trimming snow blocks for igloos. The curved blade excels at dicing vegetables and herbs, and trims meat. The handle’s position above the blade provides a significant mechanical advantage when chopping hard vegetables and frozen foods. To make full use of the new knife, make a double-sided cutting board to match the blade. The concave face keeps finely-chopped ingredients from spilling over the countertop. The flat side serves for slicing meats and cheeses. A number of power and hand tools will be used in making both the knife and chopping block. Make both of these items in a two day class and they will be ready for that someone special.
Tuition: $180
Tuition Notes: ($30 materials, $150 instruction)

Introduction to CNCs: Seminar
Instructor: Andy Krajnyak
Class Times: Saturday, January 6, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 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

Beg Woodshop Series, Class 1: Cutting Board
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, January 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Would you like to learn the basics of wood and wood selection for projects and the safe operation of power tools and hand tools while making a simple and useful project? This class will introduce you to wood and lumber basics; the safe operation of a table saw, jointer, bandsaw, drill press, sander, planer, and clamps; and tips in finishing any project. You will learn design, layout, material requirement calculations, use of adhesives, and clamping techniques. As you perfect these skills, you will learn how these fundamentals will be basic to other areas of woodworking such as cabinetry and furniture. At the end of this class you will have produced a cutting board that can be a key accessory for your kitchen or as a beautiful gift for someone special!
Tuition: $120
Tuition Notes: ($20 materials, $100 instruction)

Hand Planes Basics Seminar
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 10
Description: You will learn to use a range of hand planes to complement and enhance your skills. This class will focus on selection, set up, sharpening and usage of planes. You will use a variety of hand planes. This course is for those new to hand planes or those wanting to get more from their own planes.
Tuition: $60

Table Saw Basics
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, January 13, 2018 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

Introduction to Carving (basswood mouse)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Bench knife, carving glove, thumb guard
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 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: ($45 Instruction, $5 Materials)

Get to Know your Bandsaw
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 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

Cabinet Making the Festool Way
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 21, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2
Tools Required: None, Classroom tools will be used.
Description: Want to know how Festool can make your next project faster, easier, smarter? Come join Mike and learn how to build cabinet carcasses using Festool equipment and accessories with streamlined True32 cabinet making techniques. In this two day hands-on intensive course you will build a frameless upper cabinet and a face-frame lower cabinet starting with a sheet of plywood and ending up with assembled boxes ready for finish. Instruction will cover a full array of Festool products and accessories: TS 55 plunge saw, MFT3 workbench, Kapex miter saw, Domino loose mortise and tenon joining system, OF1400 Routers + LR32 hole drilling accessory, MFK 700 trim router, Rotex sanders, finish sanders, specialty sanders, and CT dust extractors with HEPA filtration. Whether you already drank the Kool-aid and own every Festool Product or don't own any, this class is for you. No huge shop, table saw or router table required. No prior cabinet making experience necessary.
Tuition: $350
Tuition Notes: ($225 for Instruction and $125 for Materials)

Turning two Inertia Pens with a Glass Finish
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Turn an Inertia 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: $100
Tuition Notes: ($30 materials, $70.00 instruction)

Turning Natural Edge Bowls
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, January 25, 2018 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)

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Sunday, January 28, 2018 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)

Woodcut / Low Relief Carving
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Thursday, February 1, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: V-Carving gouge (1/8" or 3mm or smaller), round bottom gouge (1/8" or 3mm #9 or smaller), carving glove
Description: We will use basic carving tools to create a woodcut that can be used as a print block or as a decoration. We will provide a simple pattern or you may bring your own simple line drawing. Tools may be purchased before the class at a 10% discount.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: ($55.00 instruction, $10.00 materials)