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$200.00

All Levels

Kumiko Japanese Woodworking with Bruce Helart

Saturday, February 24, 11 AM - 3 PM

A great class for woodworker who want to develop hand tool skills by exploring this Japanese technique. Participants should have basic level of comfort with hand tools and sharpening. Guide blocks will be provided to each student Each student must have a sharp chisel or a well tuned block plane. We will have the means to refresh an edge or polish an edge as needed but Students should come to class with tools sharpened and ready to work. We will go through the entire process from preparing the stock to cutting the grid pieces and the infill strips. At this class each student will start with a precut grid and work with strips to learn the techniques and tool use to cut and pare each piece to populate the interior of the pattern. Each student will complete or leave with the skills and tools to complete the asa-no-ha pattern. This project will help students focus on some basic skills, sharpening a blade, sawing accurately and. paring or planning to fit.

$175.00

Beginner

Intro To Woodturning

Sunday, March 3, 11 AM - 4 PM

This workshop is designed for those who have recently gotten a wood lathe, or have had one for a while, and haven't gotten around to using it until now. During this workshop students get acquainted with the wood lathe and its parts and accessories. We will cover the turning process, as well as sanding and applying finish to a project while it's on the lathe. Students will also be shown a variety of turning tools and how they function. You will also be introduced to wood selection, tool selection, and tool sharpening. Students will test their skills while working on a small turning project. Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield. If you have problems with wood dust, a respirator or dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any wood turning tools you might have. Tools and safety gear will be provided for those who don't own them. Materials for turning will be provided.

$85.00

All Levels

Sharpening Planes And Chisels

Thursday, March 7, 11 AM - 2:30 PM

We will make sharpening easier and eliminate all the mystery and confusion. Attendees will learn how to bring a blade to razor sharp quickly and consistently. In this three hour session we will discuss and compare the various sharpening methods including water stones, natural stones, sand paper, diamond plates and stropping. We will cover sharpening by hand with as well as various power sharpening tools and methods. We will also compare sharpening jigs and their use and setup. We will also discuss bevel angles for various tools and the benefits and trade-offs of these options. This will be a combination of discussion and hands on work. Much of the time will be dedicated to sharpening, Each student will have the opportunity to sharpen some of their own planes and chisels. I've been woodworking with hand tools for 30+ years and I've used with most every sharpening system out there. Sharpening is simple when the basics are understood and the process is repeatable and fast.

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$450.00

Beginner/Intermediate

Fundamentals of Woodworking ; make a simple side table

Part 1: Thursday, March 14, 5 PM - 8 PM

Part 2: Friday, March 15, 11 AM - 5 PM

Part 3: Saturday, March 16, 11 AM - 5 PM

This will be a great class for those looking for an introduction to woodworking fundamentals. It’s also a good class for more experienced woodworkers, we will cover more advanced techniques of grain selection and joinery options that will appeal to experienced craftspeople. In this class we will build a side table from a single plank of wood. Each student will start with a single plank of 8/4 lumber and leave with a small side table ready for final detail, sanding and finish. In class we will glue up the top but students will have the option of gluing the table base in class as it is or taking the legs, aprons and top home as a kit to add additional detail such as: • Shaping legs or aprons, adding edge treatments etc. This class will offer students the basics skills necessary to operate in a woodshop safely. We will cover: • Selecting the wood with an eye to grain and how to use grain to define the elements. • Milling wood using jointer, planer and table saw • Marking and cutting mortise and tenon joinery • Resawing 8/4 stock into thinner stock to be used for aprons and the table top • Jointing and gluing the pieces into a panel that will become the table top. We will use loose tenons for all the joinery on the table. We will cover multiple methods of creating this joint including dowels, router techniques, traditional mortise and tenon and the Festool Domino. Day 1 5PM-8PM Choosing lumber and layout of components, discussion of shop safety and machine basics Day 2 11:00-5 Rough cutting and milling components. Layout and joining of table top. Begin to layout joinery Day 3 11:00-5 Cutting joinery and assembly legs and aprons.

$175.00

Beginner

Custom Made Coat Rack

Sunday, March 17, 10:30 AM - 4 PM

In this class, designed specifically for woodworking beginners, you'll start with a rough-cut piece of wood and complete a coat rack that's ready to finish and hang. You'll learn to safely mill wood, layout and cut the pieces you need, and assemble them into a completed item. You'll use the jointer, planer, drum sander, drill press, and router table as well as hand tools. If you're looking for a good, basic woodworking class that lets you make sawdust...and a completed project...this is the place to start.

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$650.00

All Levels

Ultimate Epoxy Experience

Part 1: Saturday, March 23, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Part 2: Sunday, March 24, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Students who register for this class will receive 8+ hours of in depth instruction from Jess Crow, one of the nation's leading epoxy artistic woodworking innovators. Topics covered include using molds, making molds, mixing colorants and resin, conducting deep pours, de-molding projects, sanding, and applying a final epoxy finish. In addition to the extra time spent with Jess in a smaller class setting, all students will receive one of Jess' signature reusable resin molds to take home and use for future projects ($259.99 value)! You will be working on two projects throughout this class. One will be a multi-layered pour you will work over the two days and one will be done the first day of class and demolded the second day (weather and temperature permitting.)

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$199.00

All Levels

Ocean Charcuterie Board

Saturday, March 23, 1:30 PM - 5 PM

Make a statement for your home or as a gift! Capture the popular Ocean Wave technique that Jess helped pioneer in this fun, engaging class. During this class, you'll start with a practice board to get a feel for creating cells within epoxy then you'll advance into making your own charcuterie board. Techniques covered include mixing colors and also how not to mix colors.

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$325.00

All Levels

Epoxy End Table

Sunday, March 24, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Ready to make an epoxy end table? Jess will cover using multiple pigments, inks, and mica powders in this class to create your own captivating one-of-a-kind 15" end table. Learn skills that will propel your future epoxy projects to the next level, including the "no sanding" technique, color dispersion methods, and how to achieve stunning edges. This is a great class to bring a friend or partner to! OCTOBER 2023 UPDATE: Now introducing multi-colored substrates and overlay options for eye-popping color combinations and offering exciting new mica color variations!

$95.00

Beginner

Sharpening Lathe Tools

Saturday, March 30, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Now that you have your new lathe tools, come join us to learn how to sharpen your chisels so that you can get the best performance from your equipment. You will be taught several different methods that can be used to keep your tools sharp and effective. You will be learning how to sharpen all of the basic lathe tools. This is a "must have" class for beginning woodturners.

$175.00

Beginner

Intro To Woodturning

Saturday, April 6, 11 AM - 4 PM

This workshop is designed for those who have recently gotten a wood lathe, or have had one for a while, and haven't gotten around to using it until now. During this workshop students get acquainted with the wood lathe and its parts and accessories. We will cover the turning process, as well as sanding and applying finish to a project while it's on the lathe. Students will also be shown a variety of turning tools and how they function. You will also be introduced to wood selection, tool selection, and tool sharpening. Students will test their skills while working on a small turning project. Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield. If you have problems with wood dust, a respirator or dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any wood turning tools you might have. Tools and safety gear will be provided for those who don't own them. Materials for turning will be provided.

$95.00

All Levels

Pen Turning

Saturday, April 27, 12 AM - 4 PM

Join us to turn your very own pen. We will start the session off with some basic safety techniques and an overview of the minimum equipment needed to successfully turn a pen. One Wall Street pen kit will be provided to students and we will focus on turning and and finishing the pen. The instructor will also guide each student through pen assembly. At the end of the session you will get to take your brand new pen home with you. For those who finish early, and wish to continue turning, they may purchase and turn another pen kit if they desire. Note: Only wooden pens will be turned during this session. .

$175.00

Beginner

Intro To Woodturning

Saturday, May 4, 11 AM - 4 PM

This workshop is designed for those who have recently gotten a wood lathe, or have had one for a while, and haven't gotten around to using it until now. During this workshop students get acquainted with the wood lathe and its parts and accessories. We will cover the turning process, as well as sanding and applying finish to a project while it's on the lathe. Students will also be shown a variety of turning tools and how they function. You will also be introduced to wood selection, tool selection, and tool sharpening. Students will test their skills while working on a small turning project. Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield. If you have problems with wood dust, a respirator or dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any wood turning tools you might have. Tools and safety gear will be provided for those who don't own them. Materials for turning will be provided.

$85.00

All Levels

Sharpening Planes And Chisels

Sunday, May 5, 11 AM - 2:30 PM

We will make sharpening easier and eliminate all the mystery and confusion. Attendees will learn how to bring a blade to razor sharp quickly and consistently. In this three hour session we will discuss and compare the various sharpening methods including water stones, natural stones, sand paper, diamond plates and stropping. We will cover sharpening by hand with as well as various power sharpening tools and methods. We will also compare sharpening jigs and their use and setup. We will also discuss bevel angles for various tools and the benefits and trade-offs of these options. This will be a combination of discussion and hands on work. Much of the time will be dedicated to sharpening, Each student will have the opportunity to sharpen some of their own planes and chisels. I've been woodworking with hand tools for 30+ years and I've used with most every sharpening system out there. Sharpening is simple when the basics are understood and the process is repeatable and fast.

$95.00

Beginner

Sharpening Lathe Tools

Saturday, June 1, 12:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Now that you have your new lathe tools, come join us to learn how to sharpen your chisels so that you can get the best performance from your equipment. You will be taught several different methods that can be used to keep your tools sharp and effective. You will be learning how to sharpen all of the basic lathe tools. This is a "must have" class for beginning woodturners.

$175.00

Beginner

Intro To Woodturning

Saturday, June 8, 11 AM - 4:30 PM

This workshop is designed for those who have recently gotten a wood lathe, or have had one for a while, and haven't gotten around to using it until now. During this workshop students get acquainted with the wood lathe and its parts and accessories. We will cover the turning process, as well as sanding and applying finish to a project while it's on the lathe. Students will also be shown a variety of turning tools and how they function. You will also be introduced to wood selection, tool selection, and tool sharpening. Students will test their skills while working on a small turning project. Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield. If you have problems with wood dust, a respirator or dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any wood turning tools you might have. Tools and safety gear will be provided for those who don't own them. Materials for turning will be provided.

$750.00

Beginner

Build a Thin Line “T” Style Electric Guitar

Part 1: Friday, June 21, 4 PM - 9 PM

Part 2: Saturday, June 22, 12 AM - 5 PM

Part 3: Sunday, June 23, 12 AM - 5 PM

Part 4: Saturday, June 29, 12 AM - 5 PM

Part 5: Sunday, June 30, 12 AM - 5 PM

This is an intensive 5-day course focusing on electric guitar construction aimed at beginning woodworkers. The guitar body will be built from scratch using the following tools: table saw, planer, jointer, glue/clamps, drum sander, templates, bandsaw, router and router table. We will be using prefabricated necks (fretted and finished). You will fit the neck to the body by routing the neck pocket and utilize scale length to determine the placement of the bridge. Although most of the wiring is complete you will be soldering a portion of the wiring harness, installing the pickups and controls to complete the electrics. After the strings are installed, guitar set up will be discussed (intonation and action height). Note: finishes will be discussed during the course, but we will not be applying a finish during this course. Tuition: $750 – all inclusive.