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$190.00

Intermediate

Wood Turning 201 - Signature Leaf Platter

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, June 22, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the First Hour - Raleigh will begin the class with the hands-on brief refresher of the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning and Shop Safety. Balance of the Day – it’s ALL about Leaf Platters! This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in for the class! You will learn how to use the leaves you find as a pattern to create a Leaf Patter Woodturning Blank. Then we will turn them into Leaf Platters …this is Signature and a FUN Class! All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords.

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$300.00

Intermediate

Small Box Series: Heirloom Keepsake Box

with Andree King

Part 1: Saturday, June 29, 10 AM - 4 PM

Part 2: Sunday, June 30, 10 AM - 4 PM

This 2-day class will explore the world of small box making with power tools. Small boxes can be very simple to extremely elegant, from a simple recipe caddy to an intricate heirloom treasury. Once you learn the fundamental techniques, you can make just about any style in any size for any purpose. Students will focus on mitered and splined joinery in this class, and learn how to fit a decorative lid, which will set within the top of the box. Your instructor will provide a selection of beautiful woods from which you will choose for your in-class project. Species for each class will be subject to availability at the time of class. At the end of Day 2, each student will take home the beautiful box which they build in class! Time permitting, application of a finish may be discussed, but final finishing will be up to the student. Students wishing to learn about finishing in-depth should enroll in our Applied Finishing class, and bring their bare wood boxes to learn all about bare wood preparation and apply finish during that class. NOTE: This class has special introductory pricing! Sign up now before the price is adjusted! Tuition includes all materials.

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$170.00

Intermediate

Wood Turning 101 Basics - Perfect Pear Project

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, July 13, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the Morning Session – Raleigh will begin with the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning. This will include lathe history, operations, Shop Safety, tool selection, sharpening, woodturning tool and wood selection. Raleigh will teach the students all about the different woodturning tools, the different styles and grinds, as well as how to choose, sharpen and how to use your woodturning tools. We will go over wood grain, density, moisture content, domestics vs. exotics, how to correctly prepare turning blanks, the various methods of mounting your work on the lathe, and much more. In the Afternoon Session – we will apply your morning skills to turn Perfect Pears!! Turning Perfect Pears is a repeatable woodturning project that you can repeat and wood turn in your home workshop! This class is a must to accelerate your skills for turning bowls, boxes, platters, and various woodturning projects. This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in the class! All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords.

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$100.00

Beginner

Pen Making Basics: Fountain Pen

with George Jungerman

Sunday, July 14, 1 PM - 4 PM

Fountain pens are highly-desired classic and elegant writing instruments, both for yourself or for a thoughtful and unique gift. Fountain pens are also very sellable handmade works. In this class, we will teach you how to turn and construct a beautiful fountain pen. This class is an excellent way to get into the art of turning with hands-on lathe experience. Each student will turn and construct a complete fountain pen to take home. All materials are included. Consider making a distinctive fountain pen gift for your graduate, for a unique promotion or retirement gift, or other meaningful milestone which calls for a special celebration! All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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$600.00

All Levels

End Table Using Domino Joinery

with Andree King

Part 1: Saturday, July 20, 10 AM - 5 PM

Part 2: Sunday, July 21, 10 AM - 5 PM

Part 3: Saturday, July 27, 10 AM - 5 PM

Note: Sample in photo is made of Purpleheart. this is not a wood that will be used in this class, select domestic species will be used. The Festool Domino is an incredibly useful tool for connecting joinery of all types. In this class, students will understand the ins and outs of the Festool Domino, and will learn how to use it hands-on to build a solid wood end table. You do not need to own a Domino to take this class! Students may use this opportunity to experiment with the different Dominos in class, and decide if and which is most useful tool in your own shop. Students should have some prior woodworking experience, because this is not an intro to woodworking class, or a continuation of table-building. (For intro to woodworking and our fine furniture series, please see Woodworking I, II, III, and IV with Brian Hubel.) This is a standalone project class on how and why to use the Domino. By the end of the third day of class, students will have applied Domino joinery to build their own table to take home, and will develop endless ideas on using this type of joinery in many other woodworking projects. Top coat finishing will not be discussed due to time constraints. Please check our schedule for Applied Finishing, in which you will bring an unfinished project, such as this table, and finish it in class. There are many creative uses for the Festool Domino, and this class is a great way to start! Please Wear Clothes Appropriate For The Wood Shop. This Includes No Loose Fitting Clothing Or Strings/ties (such As Hoodie Ties), Long Hair Tied Back, No Jewelry, Closed Toe Shoes. All materials are included in the cost of tuition.

$490.00

All Levels

Cabinet Construction Series: The Fundamentals

with Ben Myers

Part 1: Saturday, August 3, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 2: Sunday, August 4, 9 AM - 5 PM

This 2-day class is a hands-on introduction to cabinet construction. Students learn as they build a small-scale Face Frame Style cabinet suitable for the kitchen, other home areas or shop storage. There are many construction methods in cabinet-making, this class will focus on Face Frame construction. In this fundamentals class, we will focus on table saw work for dado joinery of the carcass; and stile and rail construction of a flat panel door with European hinges. There is no pre-requisite. All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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$170.00

All Levels

Wood Turning 101 Basics - Limitless Leaf Project

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, August 10, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the Morning Session – Raleigh will begin with the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning. This will include lathe history, operations, Shop Safety, tool selection, sharpening, woodturning tool and wood selection. Raleigh will teach the students all about the different woodturning tools, the different styles and grinds, as well as how to choose, sharpen and how to use your woodturning tools. We will go over wood grain, density, moisture content, domestics vs. exotics, how to correctly prepare turning blanks, the various methods of mounting your work on the lathe, and much more. In the Afternoon Session – we will apply your morning skills to turn into Limitless Leaves!! Turning Limitless Leaves is a repeatable woodturning project that you can repeat and wood turn in your home workshop. All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords. This class is a must to accelerate your skills for turning bowls, boxes, platters, and various woodturning projects. This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in the class!

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$225.00

Beginner

Applied Finishing

with Lauren Allen

Part 1: Saturday, August 17, 10 AM - 4 PM

Part 2: Sunday, August 18, 12 AM - 4 PM

This is a hands-on applied finishing class in which students will brush or wipe-on their finish of choice to a small unfinished project which they will bring to class. Spray system applications will not be covered in this class. Day 1 will begin with a discussion on many common finishing products, including water and oil-based finishes, lacquers, gels, waxes, shellacs, their solvents and thinners, compatibility issues, and wood preparation, sealing, and conditioning to obtain the best overall result. Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of a wide variety of finishes, how each is applied, how they differ from each other, and why each one is used for various types of projects. Students Will Need To Have (Bring Or Purchase At The Store) Finishing Supplies, Including Their Finish Of Choice, And A Small Unfinished Project To Day 1 Of Class. Please See The Tool List And Class Description For More Details. We will also discuss water-based, oil-based, and alcohol-based dyes, stains, anilines, pigment concentrates, how they best apply, compatibility issues, when to mix them, how to thin or constitute them, if necessary, how to apply them, and how to protect them. This class does not cover painting, distressing, or faux techniques. Students will not spray or stain in class due to time and ventilation restrictions. High odor products (such as lacquers) will not be applied. By the end of Day 1, students will brush or wipe-on their first coat of clear low-odor finish to a small bare wood project which they bring to class. (Discounted pricing will be offered should students wish to purchase supplies during the class.) Projects will dry overnight, ready for second-coat prep on Day 2. Students will complete class armed with the knowledge and practical experience to apply their remaining coats of finish at home. This class is open to everyone wishing to gain fundamental knowledge and finishing experience for a hand-rubbed / hand-applied topcoat. It is the perfect follow-up to any of the Woodworking I, II, III, or IV classes, our box-making classes, picture framing, hand tool mastery, charcuterie board, and all other furniture and small project classes which we offer here at the Colorado Springs Woodcraft!

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$190.00

Intermediate

Wood Turning 201 - Turning and Burning Platters

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, August 24, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the First Hour - Raleigh Lockhart will begin the class with the hands-on brief refresher of the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning and Shop Safety. Balance of the Day – it’s ALL about Turning and Burning Platters! This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in for the class! We will turn a beautiful Platter then introduce you `into Pyrography - Wood burning! All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords.

$125.00

Beginner/Intermediate

Pen Making Basics: The Next Step with CA Finishing

with George Jungerman

Sunday, August 25, 1 PM - 4 PM

This class is the second in our Pen Making Basics series. Learn the nuances of making a Cigar Pen! This is a hands-on class. Students will turn and assemble their own Cigar Pen, and finish it with a gorgeous, durable, and polished CA finish! All materials are included in the tuition.

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$150.00

Beginner

Power Tool Fundamentals: Table Saw

with Lauren Allen

Saturday, August 31, 10 AM - 4 PM

This is a basic instructional class directed at one of the most useful tools in the entire shop: the table saw. Students will learn basic table saw safety and operation in-depth. Step-by-step, we will walk you through table saw setup, essential personal safety, care and control of the saw, table saw anatomy, blade selection and proper installation, calibration, and how to safely get the most out of this valuable tool. We will be working specifically with the SawStop, and we'll learn the features specific to SawStop technology. However, the processes we cover apply to all table saws, and this class is for students who wish to learn about all table saws in general. Students will have hands-on experience in class as they apply the principles learned. This is not a project class, but rather a comprehensive master class on table saw essentials. These are small classes! Confirm your enrollment as soon as possible to ensure your spot in class. All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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$170.00

All Levels

Wood Turning 101 Basics - Amazing Apple Project

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, September 7, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the Morning Session – Raleigh will begin with the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning. This will include lathe history, operations, Shop Safety, tool selection, sharpening, woodturning tool and wood selection. Raleigh will teach the students all about the different woodturning tools, the different styles and grinds, as well as how to choose, sharpen and how to use your woodturning tools. We will go over wood grain, density, moisture content, domestics vs. exotics, how to correctly prepare turning blanks, the various methods of mounting your work on the lathe, and much more. In the Afternoon Session – we will apply your morning skills to turn an Amazing Apples!! Turning an Amazing Apple is a repeatable woodturning project that you can repeat and wood turn in your home workshop! All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords. This class is a must to accelerate your skills for turning bowls, boxes, platters, and various woodturning projects. This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in the class!

$160.00

Beginner

Custom Knife Scales

with George Jungerman

Sunday, September 8, 10 AM - 4 PM

An exquisitely crafted knife handle mounted to blade stock makes for a truly unique wood project. In this class, we will learn to attach and shape the wood handle material (knife scales). The steel knife kit and wood scales will be provided, and each student will take their custom project home. All materials are included.

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$190.00

Intermediate

Wood Turning 201 - Candlesticks

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, September 21, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Raleigh Lockhart will begin the class with the hands-on brief refresher of the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning and Shop Safety. Balance of the Day – it’s ALL about Turning a Candlestick! This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in for the class! Raleigh will then teach you how to make wood-turned Candlesticks. All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords.

$165.00

Beginner

CNC I: CNC Basics And Vectric Software

with Bob Stanforth

Saturday, September 28, 9 AM - 4 PM

Computer Numeric Control (CNC) technology offers woodworkers far greater accuracy and repeatability for many types of router and power carving projects. Professionals and hobbyists alike can create custom multiples of most anything faster and more accurately than any project fabricated manually. In this first class of our CNC series, students will learn how versatile CNC machines can be as Bob teaches students Vectric's software related to our in-store CNC units, and the variety of file types which may be imported, graphics compatibility, post processing cut paths, what materials are best to cut, and what shapes and styles may be fabricated. Materials may range from woods, plastics, MDF, soft non-ferrous metals, and solid surfacing materials. In this class, Bob will demonstrate a variety of techniques and projects which are useful to a range of woodworking specialties. Possible projects may include relief projects such as rosettes and other furniture or architectural embellishments, matching period pieces for restoration work, plaques, puzzles, labyrinths, intarsia pieces, boxes, RC craft pieces, bowls, home accessories such as Christmas tree ornaments and kitchen items, business branding and marketing collateral, and much more! NOTE: To get the most out of the class, students must PRE-LOAD their laptop IN ADVANCE OF CLASS with either the demo or paid version of Vectric software (either the Desktop, Pro, or Aspire version).

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$170.00

All Levels

Wood Turning 101 Basics - Amazing Apple Project

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, October 5, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the Morning Session – Raleigh will begin with the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning. This will include lathe history, operations, Shop Safety, tool selection, sharpening, woodturning tool and wood selection. Raleigh will teach the students all about the different woodturning tools, the different styles and grinds, as well as how to choose, sharpen and how to use your woodturning tools. We will go over wood grain, density, moisture content, domestics vs. exotics, how to correctly prepare turning blanks, the various methods of mounting your work on the lathe, and much more. In the Afternoon Session – we will apply your morning skills to turn an Amazing Apples!! Turning an Amazing Apple is a repeatable woodturning project that you can repeat and wood turn in your home workshop! This class is a must to accelerate your skills for turning bowls, boxes, platters, and various woodturning projects. This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in the class! All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords.

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$100.00

Beginner

Pen Making Basics: Acrylic Pen

with George Jungerman

Sunday, October 6, 1 PM - 4 PM

Turn a pen from colorful acrylic! This class is an excellent way to get into the art of turning with hands-on lathe experience. Each student will turn and construct a complete acrylic pen to take home. All materials are included.

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$25.00

All Levels

Alex Snodgrass: The Art of Bandsaw Boxes

with Alex Snodgrass

Friday, October 11, 2 PM - 5 PM

In this interactive seminar, Alex Snodgrass will show just how easy it is to make beautiful bandsaw boxes. He’ll cover everything that you need to know while he demonstrates how to make a variety of different bandsaw box styles. You’ll see how to design and create unique wooden boxes using just a bandsaw. Alex will cover several types of boxes and demonstrate techniques such as curves, unusual shapes and how to set up your bandsaw for success! Now’s your chance to learn Alex’s secrets for making these fantastic little boxes. Sign up today – space is limited.

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$525.00

Intermediate/Advanced

Alex Snodgrass 3D Cutting Board

with Alex Snodgrass

Saturday, October 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

This is a great opportunity to create your own stunning 3D Stair Step Cutting Board with the master himself, Alex Snodgrass. Using only three different woods – maple, cherry, and Peruvian walnut – Alex will show each student how to make a 3D Stair Step Cutting Board that will really impress your family and friends. During the class, Alex will answer all of your questions about bandsaws, while covering basic topics such as bandsaw mechanics, tuning a bandsaw, and making perfect straight or angled cuts. Alex will also cover topics including glue-up techniques, how to plane and will debunk some common bandsaw myths. By the end of the class, each student will have a fantastic 3D Stair Step Cutting Board made with their own hands! This class is designed for woodworkers of all skill levels. From the beginner to the advanced woodworker, every student will leave the class with a 3D Stair Step Cutting Board and a smile on their face. Register today – only 10 seats available! Class tuition includes $125 for supplies

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$190.00

Intermediate

Wood Turning 201 - Pumpkins & Airbrushing

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, October 19, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the First Hour - Raleigh will begin the class with the hands-on brief refresher of the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning - Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning and Shop Safety. Balance of the Day – it’s ALL about Turning and Airbrushing Pumpkins! This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in for the class! Raleigh will then teach you how to make Woodturning and Airbrush a Pumpkin. All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords.

$175.00

Intermediate

CNC II: 3D Carving

with Bob Stanforth

Saturday, October 26, 9 AM - 4 PM

Join us for a SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION of our second CNC class in our CNC series! This follow-up covers 3-dimensional carving, tiling, and double-sided carving, holiday style! This class requires that you either have completed the pre-requisite, or that you have a base knowledge of Vectric (V-Carve) software.

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$1,100.00

Advanced

Woodworking III (Fine Furniture Series): Console Table

with Brian Hubel and Lauren Allen

Part 1: Saturday, November 2, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 2: Sunday, November 3, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 3: Saturday, November 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 4: Sunday, November 10, 9 AM - 5 PM

This is a 4-day comprehensive fine furniture building continuation of Woodworking I and II. The primary focus of this advanced class is compound cutting on the bandsaw and and shaping with a new set of skills and tools not previously introduced. Other topics covered will include floating table top design techniques and integrated apron construction, structure and functionality, and precision jig work for exposed dowel joinery. Developing upon the skills and techniques learned in Woodworking I and II, students will build a beautiful high-end console, entry, or hall table. Leg and apron wood selection is up to the instructor, and is subject to wood availability at the time of the class. Students will be asked to choose and purchase wood for their table top and lower shelf. Consultation with the instructor is required no later than one week prior to class, and student's wood choice must be pre-approved and provided to the instructor no later than one week prior to class. At the end of class, students will have completed their table to take home. The final finish will be up to the student. Students wishing to learn more about finishing are encouraged to enroll in our hands-on "Finishing Basics" class here in our Colorado Springs store. NOTE: Students must provide their table top and lower shelf material. Please see class description. Please confirm your spot early, as this class is not scheduled very often!!! Standby students and partial payments will be accepted, but full payment is required to confirm your enrollment.

$160.00

Beginner

Custom Knife Scales

with George Jungerman

Sunday, November 17, 10 AM - 4 PM

An exquisitely crafted knife handle mounted to blade stock makes for a truly unique wood project. In this class, we will learn to attach and shape the wood handle material (knife scales). The steel knife kit and wood scales will be provided, and each student will take their custom project home. All materials are included.

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$170.00

All Levels

Wood Turning 101 Basics - Limitless Leaf Project

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, November 23, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the Morning Session – Raleigh will begin with the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning. This will include lathe history, operations, Shop Safety, tool selection, sharpening, woodturning tool and wood selection. Raleigh will teach the students all about the different woodturning tools, the different styles and grinds, as well as how to choose, sharpen and how to use your woodturning tools. We will go over wood grain, density, moisture content, domestics vs. exotics, how to correctly prepare turning blanks, the various methods of mounting your work on the lathe, and much more. In the Afternoon Session – we will apply your morning skills to turn into Limitless Leaves!! Turning Limitless Leaves is a repeatable woodturning project that you can repeat and wood turn in your home workshop. All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords. This class is a must to accelerate your skills for turning bowls, boxes, platters, and various woodturning projects. This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in the class!

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$190.00

Intermediate

Wood Turning 201 - Turning and Burning Platters

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, November 30, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the First Hour - Raleigh Lockhart will begin the class with the hands-on brief refresher of the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning and Shop Safety. Balance of the Day – it’s ALL about Turning and Burning Platters! This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in for the class! We will turn a beautiful Platter then introduce you `into Pyrography - Wood burning! All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords.

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$170.00

All Levels

Wood Turning 101 Basics - Splendid Snowflake Bowl Project

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, December 7, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the Morning Session – Raleigh will begin with the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning. This will include lathe history, operations, Shop Safety, tool selection, sharpening, woodturning tool and wood selection. Raleigh will teach the students all about the different woodturning tools, the different styles and grinds, as well as how to choose, sharpen and how to use your woodturning tools. We will go over wood grain, density, moisture content, domestics vs. exotics, how to correctly prepare turning blanks, the various methods of mounting your work on the lathe, and much more. In the Afternoon Session – we will apply your morning skills to turn Splendid Snowflakes!! Turning Splendid Snowflake is a repeatable woodturning project that you can repeat and wood turn in your home workshop. All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords. This class is a must to accelerate your skills for turning bowls, boxes, platters, and various woodturning projects. This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in the class!

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$190.00

Intermediate

Wood Turning 201 - Decorative Birdhouses

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, December 21, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the First Hour - Raleigh will begin the class with the hands-on brief refresher of the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning and Shop Safety. Balance of the Day – it’s ALL about Decorative Birdhouses for all Seasons! This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in for the class! You will learn Wood and Tool selection to turn beautiful Decorative Birdhouses! All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords.

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$190.00

Intermediate

Wood Turning 201 - Turning and Burning Platters

with Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, December 28, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

In the First Hour - Raleigh Lockhart will begin the class with the hands-on brief refresher of the A, B, C and D’s of Woodturning – Focusing on the Foundation of Woodturning and Shop Safety. Balance of the Day – it’s ALL about Turning and Burning Platters! This is a hands-on class … so if you have woodturning tools, bring them so you can sharpen and use them in for the class! We will turn a beautiful Platter then introduce you `into Pyrography - Wood burning! All materials are included in the cost of tuition. Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords.

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$650.00

Beginner

Woodworking I (Fine Furniture Series): Trestle Table

with Brian Hubel and Lauren Allen

Part 1: Saturday, January 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 2: Sunday, January 19, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 3: Saturday, January 25, 9 AM - 5 PM

This is an energetic 3-day in-depth introduction to the world of woodworking! Students will learn fundamentals of building fine furniture with our resident custom furniture maker, Brian Hubel (www.brianhubel.com). Topics featured will be wood science, joinery, design, power and hand tools, sharpening, shop safety, and accuracy in construction. Each student will use these newly-acquired skills to build their very own side trestle table. The final finish will be up to the students. Students wishing to learn more about finishing are encouraged to enroll in our hands-on "Applied Finishing" class here in our Colorado Springs store. This class is a prerequisite for Woodworking II, III, and IV here in the Colorado Springs store. Class size for our Woodworking I, II, III, and IV classes is limited to a handful of students. We STRONGLY encourage you to confirm your spot as soon as possible, as classes fill up fast and are only scheduled a few times throughout the year! NOTE: In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following wood selection, depending on availability at the time of the class: Alder Ash Beech Birch Cherry Mahogany Maple (Non-Figured) Maple (Ambrosia) Oak (Red or White) Sapele Walnut (Black or Peruvian- ask if available) ALL WOOD CHOICES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME OF CLASS. All materials are included in the tuition, and students will take home their tables made in class. The instructor will contact you a week or so before class to discuss your wood choice. We look forward to seeing you there! Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For The Wood Shop. This Includes Closed-Toe Shoes, Long Hair Tied Back, No Loose Fitting Clothing Or Loose Cords/Ties (such As Hoodie Ties), No Jewelry.

$165.00

Beginner

CNC I: CNC Basics And Vectric Software

with Bob Stanforth

Saturday, February 1, 9 AM - 4 PM

Computer Numeric Control (CNC) technology offers woodworkers far greater accuracy and repeatability for many types of router and power carving projects. Professionals and hobbyists alike can create custom multiples of most anything faster and more accurately than any project fabricated manually. In this first class of our CNC series, students will learn how versatile CNC machines can be as Bob teaches students Vectric's software related to our in-store CNC units, and the variety of file types which may be imported, graphics compatibility, post processing cut paths, what materials are best to cut, and what shapes and styles may be fabricated. Materials may range from woods, plastics, MDF, soft non-ferrous metals, and solid surfacing materials. In this class, Bob will demonstrate a variety of techniques and projects which are useful to a range of woodworking specialties. Possible projects may include relief projects such as rosettes and other furniture or architectural embellishments, matching period pieces for restoration work, plaques, puzzles, labyrinths, intarsia pieces, boxes, RC craft pieces, bowls, home accessories such as Christmas tree ornaments and kitchen items, business branding and marketing collateral, and much more! NOTE: To get the most out of the class, students must PRE-LOAD their laptop IN ADVANCE OF CLASS with either the demo or paid version of Vectric software (either the Desktop, Pro, or Aspire version).

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$650.00

Beginner

Woodworking I (Fine Furniture Series): Trestle Table

with Brian Hubel and Lauren Allen

Part 1: Saturday, March 1, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 2: Sunday, March 2, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 3: Saturday, March 8, 9 AM - 5 PM

This is an energetic 3-day in-depth introduction to the world of woodworking! Students will learn fundamentals of building fine furniture with our resident custom furniture maker, Brian Hubel (www.brianhubel.com). Topics featured will be wood science, joinery, design, power and hand tools, sharpening, shop safety, and accuracy in construction. Each student will use these newly-acquired skills to build their very own side trestle table. The final finish will be up to the students. Students wishing to learn more about finishing are encouraged to enroll in our hands-on "Applied Finishing" class here in our Colorado Springs store. This class is a prerequisite for Woodworking II, III, and IV here in the Colorado Springs store. Class size for our Woodworking I, II, III, and IV classes is limited to a handful of students. We STRONGLY encourage you to confirm your spot as soon as possible, as classes fill up fast and are only scheduled a few times throughout the year! NOTE: In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following wood selection, depending on availability at the time of the class: Alder Ash Beech Birch Cherry Mahogany Maple (Non-Figured) Maple (Ambrosia) Oak (Red or White) Sapele Walnut (Black or Peruvian- ask if available) ALL WOOD CHOICES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME OF CLASS. All materials are included in the tuition, and students will take home their tables made in class. The instructor will contact you a week or so before class to discuss your wood choice. We look forward to seeing you there! Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For The Wood Shop. This Includes Closed-Toe Shoes, Long Hair Tied Back, No Loose Fitting Clothing Or Loose Cords/Ties (such As Hoodie Ties), No Jewelry.

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$675.00

Intermediate

Woodworking II (Fine Furniture Series): Dovetail Wall Cabinet

with Brian Hubel and Lauren Allen

Part 1: Saturday, May 17, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 2: Sunday, May 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 3: Saturday, May 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

This is a 3-day in-depth follow-up to Woodworking I. Students will build on their skills learned in Woodworking I as they apply it to the basics of furniture-style case construction, frame and panel construction, and inset door construction of fine furniture. Other topics covered will include machine-cut dovetail joinery, additional power and hand tools, and ongoing shop safety. Precision design and construction techniques are also covered. Each student will use these newly acquired skills to build their very own beautiful solid wood wall cabinet. Class size is extremely limited, so please confirm your spot early!! Some explanations and pointers on finishing will be discussed in this class, but the final finish will be up to the student. Students wishing to learn more about finishing are encouraged to enroll in our informative "Finishing Basics" lecture class here in our Colorado Springs store. NOTE: All materials are included in the tuition, and each student will take home their wall cabinets. In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following selection of wood, depending on availability at the time of the class: Alder Ash Beech Birch Cherry Mahogany Maple (Non-Figured) Maple (Ambrosia) Oak (Red or White) Sapele Walnut (Black or Peruvian- ask if available) ALL WOOD CHOICES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME OF CLASS. The instructor will contact you a week or so in advance to discuss your wood choice. We STRONGLY encourage you to confirm your spot as soon as possible, as classes fill up fast and are only scheduled a few times throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you there! Please Wear Clothes Appropriate For The Wood Shop. This Includes No Loose Fitting Clothing Or Strings/ties (such As Hoodie Ties), Long Hair Tied Back, No Jewelry, Closed Toe Shoes.