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Woodcraft of Louisville
Hunnington Place
1850 So. Hurstbourne Parkway, Ste. 148
Louisville, KY 40220
Call Us: 502-671-0900
Fax Us: (502) 671-0901
  • Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
  • Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM

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Instructors
 
Roger McClure
 
Roger McClure is the one to call if you ever want to know how to properly use a woodworking tool, jig or fixture. With his background in mechanical engineering, he thinks in thousanths of a inch instead of eighths and sixteenths. He knows the best and most efficient way to do most anything. We have him try out new products to determine if they are a worthy investment for our customers.

Roger is the regional expert on the Incra Jig. He owns and has mastered every version of the Incra Jig that's ever been produced. For years, Chris Taylor, owner of Taylor Designs, has sent Roger a prototype of every major change in the Incra Jig for review and comment. Roger has also been hired by Incra Jig to travel to all the Woodcraft stores in the Ohio Valley area to familiarize Woodcraft personnel with the Incra Jig.

Roger also designed most of our classes on woodworking tools. He laid the foundation for our table saw tune up, jointer and planer, router, and raised panel door classes. He is a true perfectionist and is sparse with his compliments, but he's a thorough and patient teacher. Lately he's been doing about two of our free Saturday demonstrations each month. He spends at least four hours preparing for each hour of demonstration, so his demo's are packed with solid usable information. His demos always attract a crowd and he holds their interest from beginning to end.

Come in some Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm and see for yourself. If Roger's doing the demo, you won't be disappointed. Just make sure you have the full two to three hours, because you won't want to miss any of it.
 
 
 
Marvin Ewing
 
Marvin has probably won more woodturning awards at the Kentucky State Fair than anyone else in history. Year after year he consistently wins three or four ribbons, many of them blue, for his bowls, boxes, hollow vessels, and other turnings. He turns everything from three-foot diameter bowls to thimble sized bird house Christmas ornaments.

Marvin is a member of both Kyana Woodcrafters and Louisville Area Woodturners. He is an excellent overall woodworker, but he concentrates his teaching on woodturning. Marvin teaches all day bowl turning classes and three hour classes on Thursday nights or Sunday afternoons.

He's been teaching classes here for years, and recently retired from his full-time job at Ford. Since then he's worked here part-time just for fun. If you know Marvin, you know how easy he is to be around. He never seems to be hurried, and he'll be as helpful and patient as you've got the time for.

Marvin brings his patient, steady style to his teaching methods. He stresses safety and efficiency. He encourages students to have their projects well thought out and to work carefully and deliberately. If you want an instructor that makes you feel at home, then you should take a class from Marvin. Whether six hours or three, you'll learn better turning techniques and you'll enjoy every minute of it.
 
 
 
Mike McCarthy
 
Mike is both an artist and a woodworker. He can carve anything from a claw-foot to the human form. About eight years ago he became so backordered with carving commissions and cabinet orders that he quit his position as director of the downtown Louisville YMCA. He developed his own woodworking business, Trinity Designs, and he's now in his shop full time. He's had to hire several employees to help meet demand. Mike's been teaching classes and doing demo's for us for over ten years now. Other than woodturning, it seems there's nothing that Mike can't do or teach when it comes to woodworking. That's why you'll see him teaching so many of our classes. When you take a class from Mike you're learning from a person who makes their living at it - a truly professional woodworker.
 
 
 
Carl Aebersold
 
Carl has worked with us forever, and we don't know what we would do without him. Carl is an excellent overall woodworker. He specializes in scroll saw work and small turning projects like pens & bottlestoppers.
 
 
 
Mac Langford
 
Mac is a successful orthodontist in the area, but he doubles as a woodturning instructor on weekends. He teaches basic turning and he will make sure you are a proficient beginner by the end of his class. Even if you've been turning for awhile, he can show you what you may have been doing wrong and help you break any bad habits you may have developed. Besides being an excellent instructor, Mac is a really nice guy. You'll enjoy your time with him as you learn the right way to mount your work, sharpen your tools, and how to present your tools to the work.
 
 
 
Greg Bray
 
Greg received his degree in industrial arts from Western Kentucky University. His varied experiences include things from running laundry's to taxidermy. He's an avid hunter and amateur tournament fisherman. Greg was assistant manager here at Woodcraft for many years. After tiring of the commute from E-Town he took a position closer to home, but he stayed on as an instructor and teaches all of our bowl and spindle turning classes. Greg is a talented turner and an excellent teacher. For years students have given him top scores in their detailed class evaluations, and that doesn't happen unless people think they're getting their money's worth. Take a class from Greg and you won't be disappointed!
 
 
 
Terry Conners, Ph.D.
 
Terry is a professor at UK, and author, and consultant. He teaches forrestry, writes books and papers on the subject, and consults with the logging industry, federal, state, and local governments, and environmental groups. Terry is a regional expert and is relied upon by groups in Kentucky and all adjacent states.