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Foundations of Pen Turning for Youth
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Have you admired the wooden pens sold in jewelry stores and wondered how they were made? This is the class for you! You will use a lathe and madrel, lathe tools, and drill press in the creation of your own pen. You will be provided instruction on how to prepare wood blanks, setting up a lathe and mandrel, turning the blanks, finishing the wood, and assembling the pen. You will have hands-on experience with a bandsaw, drill press, and lathe. Tuition will include materials required for the class: pen blank, pen kit, instruction book. 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 one be mailed to you. One adult for every 2 students under the age of 13 is expected to chaperon this class. Due to staging of lathes on workbenches, students must be at least 4'10" tall.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $70 instruction)

Introduction to Scroll Saws for Youth
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Thursday, July 07, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This class is for youth who want to learn the basics of scroll sawing. You will learn 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. You will have hands on experience with the equipment, a template on which you will learn sawing techniques, and will leave the class with a completed project and enough knowledge and experience to create your own projects. In this class you will be making a Lucet. A lucet is a tool used in cordmaking or braiding which is believed to date back to the Viking and Medieval periods. All students under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent / guardian prior to the class. Forms may be obtained in the store or by requesting one be mailed to you. We require one adult per 2 students under the age of 13 to also attend the class.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: ($15.00 materials, $70.00 instruction)

Basics of Pyrography (Woodburning) for Youth
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, July 10, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 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. This class will be directed to young adults and youth ages 12-17. Adults may take the class, but need to understand that the lesson plan will be focused on young adults and youth. 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 a packet be mailed to you. One adult for every 2 students under the age of 13 is expected to chaperon this class.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: ($45 instruction, $5 materials)

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $70 instruction)

Youth Woodshop: Gumball Smackdown
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, July 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: Want a gumball? Just smack the plunger as hard as you can and catch the gumball on its return trip to earth. Using mostly hand tools, come in and make one of these Gumball Smackdown delivery systems.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: $25 materials, $50 instruction

Introduction to Lathes and Turning for Youth
Instructor: John Heslop
Class Times: Sunday, July 17, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 3
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. You will also be given a book as part of this class. 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 one be mailed to you. One adult for every 2 students under the age of 15 is expected to chaperon this class. Due to staging of lathes on workbenches, students must be at least 4'10" feet tall.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $70 instruction)

Introduction to Carving for Youth - Wizzards
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Carving glove, thumb guard, and bench knife
Description: In this class you will learn basic carving skills by creating a minnionfrom basswood. You will learn safety, basic sharpening, basic carving techniques, impact of wood grain in your carving, carving in-the-round, and will discuss options for finishing. You can either bring your own tools from home or purchase the tools before the class for a 10% class discount. The wood will be supplied by Woodcraft. 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: $45
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 materials, $40.00 instruction)

Beginning Woodworking for Youth
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Saturday, July 23, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 24, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: In this class you will learn the fundamentals of woodworking from how the timber is grown and harvested to completing your own finished projects. Safety is the number one objective in using any tool and what will be emphasized strongly in this class. We will discuss and review how to take care of and to properly use hand and power tools. You will learn to layout, cut, assemble and finish three projects: a push stick for safety, a bird house, and a wooden puzzle. It is recommended that you bring a bag lunch with you. There will be breaks during in the morning and afternoon and a one hour break for lunch on both days (refrigerator and microwave available). Refreshments will be provided. All students under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent / guardian prior to the class. Forms may be obtained in the store or by requesting one be mailed to you. We require one adult per 2 students under the age of 15 to also attend the class. Call the store for details. Boy Scouts: This class qualifies for the BSA Woodworking Merit badge. Please contact the store for prerequisites and requirements to earn the badge. Students must register by July 9 to allow time for our instructor to prepare all materials.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($20.00 materials, $75.00 instruction)

Foundations of Pen Turning for Youth
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Have you admired the wooden pens sold in jewelry stores and wondered how they were made? This is the class for you! You will use a lathe and madrel, lathe tools, and drill press in the creation of your own pen. You will be provided instruction on how to prepare wood blanks, setting up a lathe and mandrel, turning the blanks, finishing the wood, and assembling the pen. You will have hands-on experience with a bandsaw, drill press, and lathe. Tuition will include materials required for the class: pen blank, pen kit, instruction book. 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 one be mailed to you. One adult for every 2 students under the age of 13 is expected to chaperon this class. Due to staging of lathes on workbenches, students must be at least 4'10" tall.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $70 instruction)

Introduction to Carving for Kids (Ages 6-11)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: None; materials and tools will be supplied by Woodcraft
Description: This class is for youth between the ages of 6 and 11. Basic carving skills are taught in this class by carving with soap and using rasps and files. You will learn safety, basic carving techniques and skills, and what the impact of your carving material will be. All materials and tools will be supplied by Woodcraft. Each student will have a block of basswood to take home with them to practice their new skills. A discount coupon will be given to every student completing the class for 10% off any tools you wish to purchase after the class. All students must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian 10 days 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 week 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: $28
Tuition Notes: ($4 materials, $24 instruction)

Intermediate Carving (Decorative Spoon)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Saturday, August 06, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 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 Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Sunday, August 07, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $70 instruction)

Get to Know your Bandsaw
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Thursday, August 11, 2016 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

Introduction to Scroll Saws
Instructor: Rick Bailin
Class Times: Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 3
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: If you are interested in learning scroll saw, this is YOUR class! You will learn 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. You will have hands on experience with the equipment and will leave the class with practice templates, a completed project, and enough knowledge and experience to create your own projects.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: ($15.00 materials, $70.00 instruction)

Sharpening for Turners
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, August 18, 2016 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

Basics of Bowl Turning
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 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)

Introduction to Lathes and Turning
Instructor: Paul Jayko
Class Times: Thursday, September 08, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($25 materials, $70 instruction)

Beg Woodshop Series, Class 1: Cutting Board
Instructor: Andy Krajnyak
Class Times: Saturday, September 10, 2016 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 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)

Beg Woodshop Series, Cutting Board
Instructor: Carl Kuhnle
Class Times: Sunday, September 11, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 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)

Build a Block Plane
Instructor: Don Rasmusson
Class Times: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 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)

Joinery Basics
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: This introductory class will teach you several different types of everyday joinery: Basic glue join, dowel joint, biscuit joint, pocket joint, Domino joint, tongue and groove joint, dado joint, mortise and tenon joint and sliding miter joint. You will create each of these joints and take a sample home. You will use tools such as the drill press, pocket hole jig, router table, domino, and table saw with a dado blade. Join us as we show you how to construct each joint and learn insights as to "how to select the appropriate joint for various woodworking projects."
Tuition: $120
Tuition Notes: ($20 materials, $100 instruction)

Woodburned Hand Mirror
Instructor: Jean McDonald
Class Times: Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: Make a Hand Mirror embellished with a pyrography design on the back. Personalized gifts reflect your craftsmanship and creativity. Learn how to make one of these handcrafted heirlooms with a router, Bandsaw, sanders and various hand tools to make your mirror. Then burn in a design on the back.
Tuition: $115
Tuition Notes: ($15 materials, $100 instruction)

Turn a Cake Stand
Instructor: Tom Belcher
Class Times: Sunday, September 18, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: Any chef knows that presentation is as important as taste, which is where a lovely cake pedestal comes in. It elevates your baked goods to high style while keeping them fresh under a classy glass dome. When you set this piece on the dessert table, woodworking aficionados in the vicinity are likely to start salivating over the shapely turning as much as they may drool over the edible offerings it presents. The beauty of this project is that it’s easy to make and offers a great exercise in both spindle turning and faceplate turning. We will teach you how to make this cake pedestal in our classroom using classroom tools. The 11 1⁄4" diameter glass dome can be purchased from williams-sonoma.com (item #2579332) for $39.95
Tuition: $130
Tuition Notes: ($30 materials, $100 instruction)

Turning a Rolling Pin
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 4
Tools Required: None; classroom tools will be used
Description: Learn the techniques to make a Rolling Pin for either displaying or using. Materials for one rolling pin including rod and nylon bushings are included in the cost of the class. Each student will leave with a completed rolling pin and the knowledge to make more at home.
Tuition: $105
Tuition Notes: ($45.00 materials, $60.00 instruction)

ULU Knife and Chopping Block
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 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)

Table Saw A to Z
Instructor: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Class Times: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2 - 5
Tools Required: Classroom tools will be used.
Description: Without a doubt, the tablesaw is the most important power tool in the shop. Safely ripping stock to width, accurately cutting parts to length, cutting angles, bevels and making tenons and tapers are just a few of the tasks that an accurately set up tablesaw excels at. Understanding how the saw works is one of the goals of this updated class and basic common sense safety will be covered thoroughly. We will begin with techniques to make safe and specialized cuts such as making accurate tenons and miters. Saw blade selection, dado blades and some of the commercially available accessories will be discussed. We will also demonstrate some basic but important shop made jigs. While this class will mostly be demo only, students will have the opportunity to do some cutting on the saw in order to make sure that each participant understands the techniques being shown.
Tuition: $85

Introduction to Carving (Celtic Knot)
Instructor: Lucette Jones
Class Times: Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2 - 6
Tools Required: Bench knife, carving glove, and thumb guard
Description: In this class you will be introduced to carving safety and techniques. You will learn how to carve wood with and against the grain, carving holes and centers, how to round your carving, and how to finish your project.
Tuition: $45
Tuition Notes: ($40.00 instruction, $5.00 materials)