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Intermediate Intarsia
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; tools will be supplied in the classroom
Description: In this class you will learn how to use more detailed Intarsia patterns and about the piecing of the patterns,techniques of wood selection, cutting, sanding, fitting and mounting, shaping, and finishing. You will use a scroll saw, various sanders, glue and finishes to complete a project that they you can hang in your home or give to a special person as a gift.
Tuition: $105
Tuition Notes: ($30.00 materials, $75.00 instruction)

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Sunday, November 02, 2014 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)

Introduction to Carving (Santa Ornament)
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:30 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)

Scroll Saw Christmas Ornaments
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Thursday, November 06, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 3
Description: How would you like to scroll saw your own Christmas ornaments? Or give some handcrafted ornaments as gifts? In this class you will learn safety guidelines, precision cutting, use of different types of woods, and finishing. Each student will have a choice of designs and will complete at least one ornament in the class. Each student will receive multiple designs and enough wood that they can complete three ornaments.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: ($15.00 materials, $70.00 instruction)

Basics of Pyrography (Woodburning)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 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)

Mortise and Tenon Joint Seminar
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, November 13, 2014 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 10
Tools Required: None
Description: Learn how to make this time-tested furniture joint! We'll look at several methods for making mortise and tenons as well as where and when to use them. Methods include by hand, with a drill press and table saw and with the router.
Tuition: $50

Inside Out Turning
Instructor: Carl Kuhnle
Class Times: Sunday, November 16, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday, November 17, 2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Bring your own turning tools (roughing gouge, spindle gouge, skew); they must be sharp. If you do not have the three tools, a 10% discount is available before the class. Notify us early to ensure that enough tools are available for purchase.
Description: Inside-Outside turning is a unique process where you assemble a wood blank made of three or more smaller blanks, such that it can be split apart easily. You turn a profile, split the blank into individual pieces, and reassemble them by reversing their position. The original outside surface becomes the inside surface and the original inside surface becomes the outside surface. You then finish the turning, creating openings in the turned surface. You will have a demonstration of each process step. After seeing each step you will have time to turn your own hollow vase. Because blank preparation, gluing, drying, and turning are time consuming, the class will be split into two 4-hour sessions. Everyone is encouraged to ask questions and have open discussion with the instructor and other students during the classes. Due to material preparation, you must sign up at least 2 weeks prior to the class date.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: ($30 materials, $120 instruction)

Foundations of Pen Turning
Instructor: Jerry Bingham
Class Times: Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:00 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 Bolt Action Pen, our newest style. You will turn a wooden 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)

Wood Jewelry: Bangle Bracelet
Instructor: Kelly Parkhurst
Class Times: Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be use
Description: Interested in making your own jewelry for Christmas gifts? Learn to rough cut and turn a bangle bracelet! You will have a choice of woods from which to make your bracelet. In this class you will learn skills with rough cutting on a bandsaw, drilling on a drill press, and shaping and sanding on a lathe. You will also learn about and have your choice of finishing options.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: ($55.00 instruction, $5.00 materials)

Turning Christmas Ornaments
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: With the holiday season nearly here, there are a number of ways you can use the small “scraps” of wood you have in your workshop. One of the most unique ways is to make ornaments – and one of the most memorable gifts you can give is a tree ornament. In addition to safe operating procedures, you will learn the use of the bandsaw, drill press, chucks and jaws, and a mini lathe. Techniques learned will include wood selection, how to creatively fill cracks and voids, proper use of a Forstner bit, uniform cutting and shaping with EWT and Sorby tools, sanding small objects, and finishing options. If time permits, a second ornament can be turned.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: ($50.00 instruction, $10.00 materials)

Beg Woodshop Series, Class 1: Carving Board
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 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 is the first in a series of three class levels that 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 carving board that can also be used as a serving tray – a key accessory for your kitchen or as a beautiful gift for someone special!
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($20 materials, $75 instruction)

Making a Farm Table with Festool
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Saturday, November 29, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2014 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: Sunday, December 07, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:30 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: Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:00 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 selection, and assembly. Students will have hands-on experience.
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes: Tuition includes cost of all materials to make wine stoppers

Low Relief Carving for Youth
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Monday, December 29, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: : Recommended for students to bring own carving tools, but not required
Description: Wikipedia defines relief carving “as ‘carving pictures in wood.’ The process of relief carving involves removing wood from a flat wood panel in such a way that an object appears to rise out of the wood.” In this class you will receive instruction on how to detail your sculpture or relief by use of your tools while improving your knowledge of carving techniques. The course begins with a demonstration of various techniques and tools that need to be considered when choosing or carving on your wood of choice. You will focus on technique more than a project and will take a practice board home. At the completion of this course, you will have learned the fundamentals of relief carving, had an opportunity to experiment with several basic techniques, and will have started a sampler that you can use for reference in additional carving projects and lead you to the next step in shallow or deep relief. All students under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian prior to the class. Forms may be obtained in the store or by requesting that one be mailed to you. All youth must meet with the instructor or store manager at least one day before the class to review class responsibilities. We require one adult per 2 students under the age of 13 to also attend the class.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: ($55.00 instruction, $10.00 materials)

Beg Woodshop: Picture Frame
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Saturday, January 03, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Bring a 5x7 picture to class; classroom tools will be use
Description: This class will provide you with an opportunity to learn basic tools and skills by making your own picture frame. In this class you will learn the safe and proper way of using basic tools: table saw, router table, hand miter saw, and drill press. You will learn the skills of safety, measuring, mitering, cutting, and effective gluing while making your own frame. Please bring a 5x7 picture (photo, art, etc) to the class with you.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: ($10 materials, $60 instruction)

Router Basics
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Shop tools will be used unless you want to bring your own router.
Description: This popular class presents essential information that will help you safely operate one of the workshop's most versatile tools. Set-up, safety, router bits and techniques will be covered. Bring along your router for a hands-on learning experience. We will also show your how to use your Porter Cable Dovetail Jig as well.
Tuition: $50

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Thursday, January 08, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 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)

Turning Wall Street II Pens with a Glass Finish
Instructor: Rick Toda
Class Times: Sunday, January 11, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Turn a Wall St II pen from exotic hardwood. Once your pen has 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: $70
Tuition Notes: ($20.00 materials, $50.00 instruction)

Carving Gnomes
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Tuesday, January 13, 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 a gnome, learning how to proportion the human body, carve the key aspects of a human such as the face and torso, and what features can be exaggerated to provide more character to the gnome. You will not complete the gnome 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)

Sharpening for Turners
Instructor: Carl Kuhnle
Class Times: Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 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

Back to Basics II: Small Cabinet
Instructor: Chad Stanton
Class Times: Saturday, January 17, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3 - 6
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This is the 2nd in a series of woodworking basics classes being taught by professional woodworker, Chad Stanton of Stanton Fine Furniture. Students will learn the skills and techniques to make a small cabinet using only hand tools.
Tuition: $240
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Low Relief Carving
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, January 18, 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: Relief carving is carving pictures in wood where the figures are slightly raised from the background. In low relief the pictures are usually no more than ½” in depth in the wood. It is done in distinct, shallow layers. In this class you will learn to transfer a drawing or design to a board, prep the work for carving your image, and use low relief carving techniques to achieve your desired design. Color and stain options for your carving will also be discussed. Students should bring a line drawing or printed design (max size of 4x8) on plain white paper to the class.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: ($55.00 instruction, $10.00 materials)

Advanced Pen Making: Acrylics
Instructor: Jerry Bingham
Class Times: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2:00 PM - 6:00 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)

Get to Know your Bandsaw
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Thursday, January 22, 2015 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

Advanced Scroll Saw Techniques
Instructor: Mike Kreischer
Class Times: Sunday, January 25, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; tools used are included in the class costs
Description: Learn some advanced scroll saw techniques such as three-dimensional and gang cutting. You can create items many different items with a scroll saw! How about your own chess set? Reindeer for Christmas ornaments? Clocks or puzzle vaults for gifts? In this class you will learn design and layout requirements, how to use wood selection to improve your design, special cutting tips, alternate materials to use for special effects, and accessories to use for 3D projects. And Mike will share his experiences and knowledge on the many projects he has created. If time permits you will also be able to discuss any designs you might be thinking about creating. You will have a project to take home at the end of class.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: $20.00 materials, $60.00 instruction

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