Interested in making your own workbench? Attend our 5-week series of Saturday demos in March that will cover how to make a Nicholson-like workbench (modified slightly for our classroom needs). The first demo was during our Spring sale and covered the design aspects of a Nicholson bench along with considerations for woodworker's needs and tool and material requirements. The next four demos cover construction, modifications, and processes used in the construction.
Each week our attendees receive a discount on one of the tools covered in the demo. Those who attend all 5 Saturday demos will receive a copy of the plans after the last demo. Don't miss the discussions! This has been a great learning experience for everyone.
For a bit of history and more detail about the workbenches, follow Dennis Laney's blog.
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Free Demos and Special Events
Our demos include not only tools, but also processes -- everything from hand tools and SawStop to turning natural edge bowl tips and getting a great French polish finish. We have staff who are experts in many areas and love to share their knowledge and experience. Woodworkers attending also share their learning and tips.
We have at least one demo or special event every Saturday (with a couple of exceptions). Click on the "Demos" link at the top of this web page to get our current listing.
Classes, Seminars, & Independent Study
Wednesday evenings: 4:30 to 6:45pm
Thursday mornings: 9am to 12noon
Our CarveAlong groups are very active and creative! Three carvers from the morning group taught a class of boy Scouts, one of our evening participants won a blue ribbon for his first-ever duck entry in competition, the morning group also put on display Christmas carvings, and both groups have donated money to several non-profit organizations. The focus of the groups is to mentor, share the love of carving, and learn tips and tricks from their peers.
Anyone is welcome to join one or both groups. There is no cost to participate in the activity. We are, however, accepting donations and the proceeds go to a charitable organization identified by the CarveAlong group. Organizations supported have included: Ronald McDonald House, Wags & Wheels, the American Cancer Society, the NW Ohio Hemophilia Foundation, Hospice of NW Ohio, and the Childrens' Burn Center.
You can prevent injury (i.e., kick-back on a table saw) by ensuring that you have a sharp blade, bit, turning tool, or chisel. We offer professional sharpening service with turn-around time of one week for chisels and turning tools and 7-10 days for saw blades.
Our Gallery of customer artwork has moved to our Facebook page. Click on the Facebook link above to see what is new and exciting at our store, coming events, specials, woodworking tips, links to new products, coupons, and much more! Start your own woodworking discussion. Find out who is doing what kind of project or what they have learned that will help you with your project. Like (or Friend) us today!
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…Have a Shopping List and Limited Time? Give us a call with your shopping list and we will pull your order together and have it ready for you to pick up. (Orders will not be held more than 12 hours without a credit card authorization.)
…Have a Woodcraft renewable bag with a 5th Saturday Reward list? Pick up your bag or call and ask one of our team members how you can participate.
To encourage recycling and do our part in reducing our national waste, we have our own renewable Woodcraft bag. Pick one up for minimal cost and you will have a pleasant surprise. The purchase of that bag allows you to participate in our 5th Saturday Reward program for 2012 . Call or ask one of our team members about the program and enjoy the benefits!
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- Toledo Woodcraft Team: Carl, Dennis, Jerry, Jim, John H1, John H2, Larry, Les, Lucette, Mike, Paul, Scott, Tom, John N, & Carroll