WOODCRAFT - VENTURA, CA
Grand Opening 2008
CHECK OUT SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL WOOD ART
MADE BY OUR CUSTOMERS:
BOAT BUILDING PROJECT
We are building a Catspaw Dinghy in the store just for the joy of boat building! This project is under the supervision of Bob (who is a Boatwright) and Bill (experienced in small boatbuilding). The dinghy will be 12’8” long, plank-on-frame construction, and based on a Joel White design.
Our goal? To have fun; to confound ourselves with the mysteries of spherical geometry; and to practice the adult skill of deferred gratification! When it’s finished, we’ll donate it to a worthy local charity to raise money for them.
Want to help? Whether you’re an experienced woodworker or not, if you want to get involved just for the fun of it, give us a call (805-658-9663) or come in and chat. Join other volunteers for a great learning opportunity.
When will it be finished? Like most woodworking projects – when it’s done! And when it is, we’ll let you know and throw a little celebratory boat-launching party!
ABOUT NEW AND "HOT" PRODUCTS:
WHEN DETAILS MATTER!
We now carry a complete line of Proxxon tools and accessories for woodworking, carvering, engraving, architectural models, scale model trains, dollhouses, planes, and other miniature projects, jewelry design and repairs, stained glass, small electronic repairs, and more!
Noted for their superb quality & great motors, Proxxon tools include a Hot Wire Foam Cutter, Micro Compound Table, Micro Router, Micro Precision Tablesaw, Micro Scroll Saw, Micro Bench Circular Saw, Micro Jig Saw, Glass Engraver, and Micro Flame Burner, to name a few.
VENTURA WOODCRAFT IS NOW YOUR
LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAGUNA TOOLS!
Check out these most popular tools:
Laguna's 14" Band saw has a full 14" of resaw capacity, the largest of any 14" band saw! It also features a 3HP motor, Quick-release blade tension system, Laguna blade guides, Easy-tilt system, Controls of upper blade guides for a smooth and dependable operation, convenient Foot Brake, and rack & pinion upper guides.
Laguna's 18" Band saw is also available.
Laguna's Mobile Cyclone Dust Collector features negative pressure hose to the secure bag within the drum; remote control; and separates wood parts and dust prior to reaching the filter, giving superior dust collection and air filtration.
CHECK OUT ALL THREE OF SAWSTOP'S AMAZING TABLE SAW OPTIONS AT OUR STORE:
Professional Cabinet Saw
Industrial Cabinet Saw
WE HAVE A HUGE ASSORTMENT OF FESTOOL PRODUCTS
AND ACCESSORIES IN STOCK!
Festool Kapex KS 120 EB Sliding Compound Miter Saw
There's no tool on the market like Fein's MultiMaster for professional outfitting, renovation, and repair work. With its oscillation technology, this tool has almost unlimited applications from sanding to cutouts, removing floor coverings, undercutting boards and door frames, grout removal, boat building, renovating windows and doors --the list goes on and on!Choose from the starter kit, the Select Plus, and the Top Plus kits--we have them all!
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ABOUT OUR STORE:
WHAT ELSE HAVE WE GOT?
GOT GIFT IDEAS?
Thousands! And the always-popular
A Woodcraft Gift Card, in any denomination, is a perfect gift! It can be used on any of our products, and even to purchase class registrations. Add a wooden gift box, and you'll really say, "You're special!" Give the gift of choice to the woodworker in your life and they'll have a blast deciding what to spend it on!
We have a large woodworking curriculum, ranging from beginner to advanced courses. Each class teaches you a specific set of skills to increase your woodworking knowledge. Gain experience and the confidence to continue woodworking on your own. Learn to operate a table saw, band saw, router, and more. Make joints like dovetails, mortise & tenon, keyed miter, and box joints. Carve relief or in-the-round, scroll saw, make decorative boxes, cabinets, or furniture -- we've got many opportunities to open your woodworking horizons!
A typical beginner class is 3 hours, while intermediate to advanced classes may range from 1 day to 7 days. Class fees vary, and they typically include all materials and use of shop tools. (Some classes, like carving, require students to provide their own tools.)
Class sizes are small, so you receive hands-on, personalized attention by highly competent instructors.
Check out our class schedule on this website's homepage. (Go to the top of the homepage, click on “Classes,” click on the class you are interested in, and click on “Details” after the description. Or, print out the entire class schedule by clicking on “Printable Class Schedule” immediately above the first class listed.)
LOTS OF IT!
Check out our exotic and domestic woods! There’s Purpleheart, Honduran Rosewood, Cocobolo, Kiatt, Teak, Myrtle, Bloodwood, Paudak, Sycamore, Lacewood, Wenge, Cocobolo, Zebrawood, Cebil, Bocote, Granadillo, Cherry, Spanish Cedar, Canarywood, Ambrosia Maple, Curly Maple, just plain Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Cypress, Poplar, and more! Plus turning stock including Cocobolo, Jicarillo, Brown Ebony, Ebony, Pink Ivory, Redheart, Cehakte Viga, Tulip Wood, and many, many more!
GOT BIG TOOLS?
Big time! Take a look!
Band saws, table saws, drill presses, jointers, planers, drum sanders, disk sanders, slow speed grinders, hollow-chisel mortisers, router tables, dust collection systems, air filtration systems, miter saws, lathes, and more!
GOT CLAMPS & VISES?
You bet! In every size and shape,
Pattern Maker's Vise Clamp Aisle
Popular Universal Vise
GOT PEN TURNING KITS?
OH, MY GOSH! TWO AISLES' FULL!
And plenty of free demos and pen turning classes.
With over 450 woodworking books, periodicals, DVDs, and building plans – the largest collection in the county! If you’re new to woodworking or an experienced hand, you’ll find educational resources on a huge range of topics like sharpening, turning, finishing, furniture making, carving, tool usage, home projects, and scroll sawing. There are “How To” books and DVDs on using routers, tablesaws, bandsaws, making dovetails, Marquetry, cabinet making, carving, turning, scroll sawing, home projects and more!
"IT'S A WOODWORKER’S CANDY STORE!"
Woodcraft is THE social-gathering spot for Ventura County woodworkers. Our store is always bustling with familiar faces – all smiling, we might add! We’ve been told that our store is “a candy store for woodworkers,” and we think that’s pretty sweet to hear!
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN OUR "WOODWORKING FAMILY" TO MEET, CHAT, PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS, SEMINAR, OR A DEMONSTRATION, OR JUST TALK WOOD AND TOOLS TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT!
GOT GREAT SERVICE AND EDUCATION?
Let us show you!
“The first time a student realizes that a little learning is a dangerous thing
is when he brings home a poor report card.” – Mark Twain
We are all about learning at Woodcraft in Ventura! And you’ll never have to worry about getting a report card from us! We believe our job is to help educate woodworkers about the kinds of woodworking products that best suit their needs – not ours! We try hard to distinguish for you the features that you do – or don’t! – need, depending on what your goals are and what you hope to accomplish when you buy a product. We hate pressure, and we know you do, too. So we never apply any, because the quality and dependability of our products speak for themselves. We know that if we provide solid information and facts, you can make your own decision about what you need.
And because our staff is comprised of experienced woodworkers, including turners, carvers, luthiers, furniture makers, and professional finishers, they can help you sort out the answers to your questions. No sales pressure here, just lots of good advice, free tool demos, and plenty of choices, so you can identify exactly what is – and is not! – right for your needs.
Together with our large collection of educational resources, books, CDs, classes, and staff, you’ll find that Woodcraft is the place that helps you make wood work! And you can always walk away with an A+ feeling about what you’ve learned here.
Ventura Woodcraft Team
GOT ANYTHING ELSE?
Oh, yeah! 8,000 square feet packed with
woodworking products, like:
Sharpening Systems Fein MultiMaster
Bandsaw Blades Workbenches
Finishing Products Hardware
Kreg Pocket Hole Joinery System
. . . and lots of other products, including:
BOOKS CHISELS CLAMPS CLASSES CLOCK SUPPLIES DUST COLLECTION SYSTEMS FILES GLUE HAND PLANES HAND SAWS LUMBER-EXOTIC LUMBER-DOMESTIC HARDWARE MARKING AND MEASURING PEN KITS PNEUMATICS POWER CARVING POWER TOOLS POWER TOOL ACCESSORIES PROJECT SUPPLIES ROUTERS ROUTER BITS AND ACCESSORIES SAFETY EQUIPMENT SANDING SAW BLADES SHARPENING TURNING TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES WOODBORING WOODBURNING
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.
MEANWHILE, THANK YOU
FOR ALLOWING US TO
HELP YOU MAKE WOOD WORK!
- “Wendy, Bill, and the Ventura Woodcraft Team”