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$90.00

Beginner

Build a Standard Size Cutting Board

with Joe Zwiesler

Wednesday, March 6, 9 AM - 1 PM

In this class, you will learn to build and assemble a standard size cutting board (approximately 8” x 16”) starting with pre-cut wood strips of domestic hardwoods like walnut, cherry, and maple, with a few hints of exotic woods. This is an easy build for any skill level. You will glue and clamp the strips of wood to your own specific design, as this cutting board can be assembled in many different configurations. You will use the thickness planer to smooth it and sand it with an oscillating sander. You will round over the edges using a router table. Build this “designer” cutting board for yourself or as a gift for someone special. This is how heirlooms are made! NOTE: We can accept students as young as 14 years of age with parental supervision

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$135.00

Beginner

Date Night Cutting Board

with Joe Zwiesler

Friday, March 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

This date night class is a great way for you and your partner to learn to make your own cutting board (approximately 8" X 16"). In this class, we will start with pre-cut wood strips of different species of exotic woods. We will also discuss the techniques of cutting the wood to the specific sizes needed for the cutting board. The process will introduce you to the thickness planner and orbiting sander. The cutting board will be finished with food safe mineral oil which will bring out the beauty of the wood. While the glue dries, we will have pizza to enjoy so bring your own non-alcoholic beverage and make this a date night to remember!

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$270.00

Beginner

Build A Shaker Style Sofa Table

with Joe Zwiesler

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

Part 2: Sunday, March 10, 11 AM - 4 PM

This popular project is great for the beginning woodworker. If you have taken our "Woodworking Beginnings" class, this is a great way of taking what you have learned and moving up to building a fine piece of furniture. This sofa table will be made with cherry and will complement any décor. It will be approximately 15"d x 40"w x 30"h. and have tapered legs in the Shaker style. The construction will use the Kreg Jig, so this class is perfect for any beginner. We also offer a class on building a matching end table (coming up soon in the class schedule). Check it out!

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$90.00

Beginner

Introduction To The Router

with Joe Zwiesler

Wednesday, March 13, 9 AM - 1 PM

The router has a reputation as being a tool that is mostly used by advanced woodworkers, but this is not the case. Properly used, the router can be the most useful tool in your arsenal. This class is designed to introduce you to the many ways this tool is used, from edge jointing to edge decorating to dadoing and rabbiting, as well as sign making. Properly jigged, the router can also be used for flattening and thicknessing lumber and even cutting holes and disks. There will also be some discussion about router tables. Bring your safety glasses, ear plugs, your own router (so Joe can see what you have to work with), and be prepared to learn about the scope and versatility of this most useful tool.

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$120.00

Beginner

Turned Candlesticks

with Steve Knowis

Saturday, March 16, 10 AM - 4 PM

Candlesticks can make great gifts and can also be a wonderful addition to home décor. When turning candlesticks, the creative opportunities are huge and mainly limited by the size of turning stock and the turner’s imagination and technical expertise. Instruction will include safely making a cylinder form from square stock, bead and cove work and understanding how wood grain dictates cutting practices. After learning, practicing, and mastering these techniques, you will be equipped to handle almost any spindle turning projects.

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$995.00

Beginner/Intermediate

Building An Acoustic Guitar

with Scott Dixon

Part 1: Friday, March 22, 9 AM - 6 PM

Part 2: Saturday, March 23, 8 AM - 6 PM

Part 3: Sunday, March 24, 8 AM - 2 PM

Many of those who have played, or even admired the beauty of, the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner/intermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a unique kit. You will learn the terminology and techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your own personalized instrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck, including truss rod installation, fingerboard and fretting, abalone inlay, and construction of the body, including trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling, and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt on system. Each guitar will be completed, leaving the final top coat finish up to the student. Be sure to visit the store to see and play a finished guitar. Two models are available, Cedar top/Curly Maple sides/back or Spruce top/Sapele sides/back. Model desired indicated on sign-up. Go home with a beautiful guitar in an included carrying case.

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$225.00

Beginner

New Woodworking Beginnings

with Joe Zwiesler

Part 1: Thursday, March 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

Part 2: Saturday, March 30, 9 AM - 5 PM

This woodworking beginning class has been very popular. The project stool will have two steps, a stable platform, and the first step can be raised to form the stool into a small chair. This will make it a very handy item to place in the bathroom or kitchen to allow a young child to reach the sink or it can be put in the family room and use it as small chair made just for them. Plus, it still works as step stool for adults to reach the top shelf in the kitchen or a closet. This class will introduce you to everything you need to progress from selecting wood for a project, to preparing it for finishing. It is designed for the person who knows nothing about woodworking but wants to learn the basics. We will use the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, and other tools, as well as offering a discussion on several hand tools, all with an emphasis on safety. This is a great class for anyone wanting to see if woodworking is for them.

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$135.00

Beginner

Date Night Cutting Board

with Joe Zwiesler

Friday, April 5, 6 PM - 9 PM

This date night class is a great way for you and your partner to learn to make your own cutting board (approximately 8" X 16"). In this class, we will start with pre-cut wood strips of different species of exotic woods. We will also discuss the techniques of cutting the wood to the specific sizes needed for the cutting board. The process will introduce you to the thickness planner and orbiting sander. The cutting board will be finished with food safe mineral oil which will bring out the beauty of the wood. While the glue dries, we will have pizza to enjoy so bring your own non-alcoholic beverage and make this a date night to remember!

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$175.00

Beginner

Introduction To Woodturning

with John Albachten

Saturday, April 6, 9 AM - 3 PM

This is a hands-on class, where you will learn most aspects of wood turning. You will be introduced to every tool from the roughing gouge to the skew. You'll be shown the proper use of each from presentation to final follow-through. In addition to the use of these tools, you will be taught how to sharpen each one for maximum cutting. This class will also show you some techniques to get the most out of your tools. There will also be discussion on other aspects of wood turning, such as finishing and turning green wood, as opposed to dry wood. This class will concentrate on conventional turning tools.

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$90.00

Beginner

Introduction To The Router

with Joe Zwiesler

Wednesday, April 10, 9 AM - 1 PM

The router has a reputation as being a tool that is mostly used by advanced woodworkers, but this is not the case. Properly used, the router can be the most useful tool in your arsenal. This class is designed to introduce you to the many ways this tool is used, from edge jointing to edge decorating to dadoing and rabbiting, as well as sign making. Properly jigged, the router can also be used for flattening and thicknessing lumber and even cutting holes and disks. There will also be some discussion about router tables. Bring your safety glasses, ear plugs, your own router (so Joe can see what you have to work with), and be prepared to learn about the scope and versatility of this most useful tool.

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$270.00

Beginner

Build A Shaker-Style End Table

with Joe Zwiesler

Part 1: Saturday, April 13, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 2: Sunday, April 14, 11 AM - 4 PM

Our woodworking beginnings class introduces you to preparing wood to completing a nice little stool using dowel pins. The Shaker-Style End Table repeats the prep step and introduces you to Kreg jig joinery, tapering legs, and how to handle wood expansion. This class takes you through all the prep steps and introduces you to another design feature-bottom tapering the top to give another dimension to the overall look of the table. Like our other beginning classes, this is a stand-alone class. You can be a true beginner and still end up with a beautiful piece of furniture! This table is made out of solid cherry and is sized to act as an end table that will beautifully compliment the sofa table that many of you have built in our previous classes. If you have the sofa table, don't miss this opportunity to add to your décor, while taking your woodworking to the next level.

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$135.00

Beginner

Date Night Cutting Board

with Joe Zwiesler

Friday, April 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

This date night class is a great way for you and your partner to learn to make your own cutting board (approximately 8" X 16"). In this class, we will start with pre-cut wood strips of different species of exotic woods. We will also discuss the techniques of cutting the wood to the specific sizes needed for the cutting board. The process will introduce you to the thickness planner and orbiting sander. The cutting board will be finished with food safe mineral oil which will bring out the beauty of the wood. While the glue dries, we will have pizza to enjoy so bring your own non-alcoholic beverage and make this a date night to remember!

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$175.00

Beginner

Turning and Embellishing a Simple Platter

with Dennis Sullivan

Saturday, April 20, 9 AM - 4 PM

This small platter is an easy beginner’s project, featuring a rounded top surface with a scooped-out center. The outer rim is embellished with iridescent paint on a black background. The iridescent paints are subtle but luminous, accented by rays of gold. One or more circular grooves frame the central cavity. This class will teach you how to make and embellish this beautiful, artistic form.

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$225.00

Beginner

New Woodworking Beginnings

with Joe Zwiesler

Part 1: Thursday, April 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

Part 2: Saturday, April 27, 9 AM - 5 PM

This woodworking beginning class has been very popular. The project stool will have two steps, a stable platform, and the first step can be raised to form the stool into a small chair. This will make it a very handy item to place in the bathroom or kitchen to allow a young child to reach the sink or it can be put in the family room and use it as small chair made just for them. Plus, it still works as step stool for adults to reach the top shelf in the kitchen or a closet. This class will introduce you to everything you need to progress from selecting wood for a project, to preparing it for finishing. It is designed for the person who knows nothing about woodworking but wants to learn the basics. We will use the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, and other tools, as well as offering a discussion on several hand tools, all with an emphasis on safety. This is a great class for anyone wanting to see if woodworking is for them.

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$90.00

Beginner

Introduction To The Router

with Joe Zwiesler

Tuesday, April 30, 9 AM - 1 PM

The router has a reputation as being a tool that is mostly used by advanced woodworkers, but this is not the case. Properly used, the router can be the most useful tool in your arsenal. This class is designed to introduce you to the many ways this tool is used, from edge jointing to edge decorating to dadoing and rabbiting, as well as sign making. Properly jigged, the router can also be used for flattening and thicknessing lumber and even cutting holes and disks. There will also be some discussion about router tables. Bring your safety glasses, ear plugs, your own router (so Joe can see what you have to work with), and be prepared to learn about the scope and versatility of this most useful tool.

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$175.00

Beginner

Bowl Turning Techniques

with Steve Knowis

Saturday, May 4, 9 AM - 4 PM

In this class, we will take a comprehensive look at the process of turning a bowl. We will discuss methods of roughing out, mounting with chucks, turning, and finishing a bowl. Any and all questions during this process are welcomed. We will turn a small bowl using spur and live centers, chucks, and a friction drive. We will do our turning with traditional turning tools.

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$270.00

Beginner

Build A Classic Shaker-Style Mudroom Bench

with Joe Zwiesler

Part 1: Saturday, May 11, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 2: Sunday, May 12, 11 AM - 4 PM

In this class, we will build a basic Shaker style mudroom bench out of beautiful cherry wood. During these 2 days, you will be introduced to basic woodworking skills that will help you gain experience and confidence in the safe use of a table saw, thickness planer, jointer, bandsaw, and a variety of hand tools. While most houses today don’t require a mudroom, these benches still have a place as an attractive and functional piece of décor.

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$175.00

Beginner

Spindle Turning Techniques

with Steve Knowis

Saturday, May 18, 9 AM - 4 PM

Spindle turning is a great way to get started with your turning experience.There are so many things one can make with spindle techniques; it would be difficult to name them all but examples include baseball bats, scoops, canes, pool cues, candle sticks, and even porch columns, to name a few. In this class, one will learn to safely use the lathe and roughing and spindle tools. We will practice techniques that are applicable to almost any spindle project. We are open to any questions regarding equipment capabilities, tool techniques, wood harvesting and properties, and finally finishing possibilities. The student will learn a lot. Dust masks are recommended, eye protection and fun are mandatory.

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$175.00

Beginner

Introduction To Woodturning

with John Albachten

Saturday, June 1, 9 AM - 3 PM

This is a hands-on class, where you will learn most aspects of wood turning. You will be introduced to every tool from the roughing gouge to the skew. You'll be shown the proper use of each from presentation to final follow-through. In addition to the use of these tools, you will be taught how to sharpen each one for maximum cutting. This class will also show you some techniques to get the most out of your tools. There will also be discussion on other aspects of wood turning, such as finishing and turning green wood, as opposed to dry wood. This class will concentrate on conventional turning tools.

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$270.00

Beginner

Build A Shaker Style Sofa Table

with Joe Zwiesler

Part 1: Saturday, June 8, 9 AM - 5 PM

Part 2: Sunday, June 9, 11 AM - 4 PM

This popular project is great for the beginning woodworker. If you have taken our "Woodworking Beginnings" class, this is a great way of taking what you have learned and moving up to building a fine piece of furniture. This sofa table will be made with cherry and will complement any décor. It will be approximately 15"d x 40"w x 30"h. and have tapered legs in the Shaker style. The construction will use the Kreg Jig, so this class is perfect for any beginner. We also offer a class on building a matching end table (coming up soon in the class schedule). Check it out!

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$175.00

Beginner

Box Turning for Beginners

with Dennis Sullivan

Saturday, June 15, 9 AM - 4 PM

Turning end-grain boxes is relatively easy, and is great practice for learning spindle turning techniques. You will use a roughing gouge, small spindle gouge, and a parting tool to convert a 2 ½” square blank into a lidded box. Along the way, you will learn how to hollow the lid and body, and you’ll get to use your own creativity to shape the outside. You can create burn lines with a wire, and we’ll discuss how to achieve the best finish. If you’re a beginning turner with only a little experience, an end-grain box is the perfect next project.

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$225.00

Beginner

New Woodworking Beginnings

with Joe Zwiesler

Part 1: Thursday, June 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Part 2: Saturday, June 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

This woodworking beginning class has been very popular. The project stool will have two steps, a stable platform, and the first step can be raised to form the stool into a small chair. This will make it a very handy item to place in the bathroom or kitchen to allow a young child to reach the sink or it can be put in the family room and use it as small chair made just for them. Plus, it still works as step stool for adults to reach the top shelf in the kitchen or a closet. This class will introduce you to everything you need to progress from selecting wood for a project, to preparing it for finishing. It is designed for the person who knows nothing about woodworking but wants to learn the basics. We will use the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, and other tools, as well as offering a discussion on several hand tools, all with an emphasis on safety. This is a great class for anyone wanting to see if woodworking is for them.