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Beginner/Intermediate

Turn a Small Bowl

Thursday, February 29, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Advance your turning skill, by learning to turn wooden bowls. This is a foundation course to turn bowls on any size lathe. Blank selection, form and turning safety will be covered. Students will leave with their own turned bowl.

$75.00

All Levels

Turning A Wallstreet II Pen

Monday, March 4, 6 PM - 8 PM

Learn pen turning, with one of the easiest, pens, the Wallstreet II. Its classic sleek, smooth, refined lines along with single tube construction make this pen a real hit. Each student will leave with a completed pen.

$75.00

Beginner/Intermediate

Turn a Small Bowl

Thursday, March 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Advance your turning skill, by learning to turn wooden bowls. This is a foundation course to turn bowls on any size lathe. Blank selection, form and turning safety will be covered. Students will leave with their own turned bowl.

$70.00

Beginner

Basic Table-Saw Skills - Table-saw 101

Friday, March 8, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of the most useful machine in your shop, the table-saw. We will cover the selection of the table-saw blades and accessories. Also, covered will be tune-up and maintenance of the table-saw. The basic safety rules will be covered and stressed. Using square stock, the instructor will demonstrate the safe way to complete the eight basic cuts, which are the basis for about 98% of table-saw operations. Each student will have an opportunity to practice the 8 basic cuts in class.

$70.00

Beginner

Intro to Hand Tools

Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to the world of hand tools, necessary for furniture makers. A mix of lecture and hands on. A chance to learn about and try them out. Sections are: Marking and layout tools, Chisels, Gouges & carving tools, Hand planes, Scrapers, Hand saws, Files & rasps. Be prepared to give up some of your power tools and switch over to hand tools, where you become one with wood.

$65.00

All Levels

CNC 100

Thursday, March 14, 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Interested in starting CNC Machining/Routing? Topics will include but are not limited to : Vectric V-Carve Software, Next Wave CNC Shark/Piranha Router, lines versus vectors, CNC Router bits, file set up and output, V-carving (letter engraving), pocket engraving, drilling patterns, creating and editing toolpaths and work set up (material to be machined). There will also be a demonstration of pocket carving and students who are able will machine a simple v-carve project.

$70.00

All Levels

Beginning Finishing

Friday, March 15, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Frustrated by wood finishing? Need to improve your finishing skills? In this class we will cover the basics of surface preparation, and application of sealers and topcoats. Each student will prepare sample boards, and hand apply several home workshop friendly finishes, while learning about the process of wood finishing. This class is also the pre-requisite for other classes in wood finishing.

$65.00

All Levels

Sharpening Chisels And Planes

Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Using hand tools can take your woodworking to the next level, however, to use them effectively, you need to know how to sharpen them, and keep them sharp. Grinding, honing, and stropping will be covered, and when and how to apply each, to keep your tools operating at the peak of performance. By the end of the class, you will understand what sharp is and know how to achieve it in your shop. Bring a chisel or plane iron of your own, and if time permits you can start sharpening your tools.

$70.00

Intermediate

Joinery On The Table Saw - Table Saw 201

Friday, March 22, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In this follow-up course to table-saw 101, we will begin to put the eight basic cuts to work. Demonstration and practice making rabbits, lap joints, dados and tenons. Selection and set-up of dados blades will be discussed.

$125.00

Beginner

Intro To Woodworking

Saturday, March 23, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Want to get started in woodworking, but do not have someone to show you how, or the chance to try? We will cover woodworking safety; wood as a material; measuring and marking; using and selecting tools for sawing, boring and abrading wood, including hand tools, track saws, table saws, miter saw, band saw, drills, routers, and sanders. Each student will get hands on time with tools and should feel confident to start woodworking at home.

$125.00

Beginner

Intro To Woodworking

Sunday, March 24, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Want to get started in woodworking, but do not have someone to show you how, or the chance to try? We will cover woodworking safety; wood as a material; measuring and marking; using and selecting tools for sawing, boring and abrading wood, including hand tools, track saws, table saws, miter saw, band saw, drills, routers, and sanders. Each student will get hands on time with tools and should feel confident to start woodworking at home.

$75.00

Beginner

Turn A Pepper Grinder

Monday, March 25, 6 PM - 8 PM

Learn spindle turning on the lathe by making a small pepper grinder. This project will introduce roughing a blank round, turning coves and beads as well as sanding on the lathe. To finish up, students will learn to apply simple friction polish finishes.

$65.00

All Levels

Hand Plane Tune-Up

Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tired of your hand planes delivering more frustration than shavings? If so, this class is for you. We will cover set up and basic techniques for hand planes, including lapping, set-up, and use. Discussion will also consist of the different types and use of planes available. All participants will leave ready to take the next step into woodworking. Bring a hand plane along with a sharpened iron to class for tune-up & setup. Class may run longer depending on questions and student interaction.

$70.00

Beginner

Preparing Stock Using the Jointer, Planer & Table Saw

Thursday, March 28, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will cover selection & set-up of the jointer and planer, explanation followed by demonstration of milling stock four square using the FEE method. The class will, also, cover squaring stock wider than jointer bed.

$70.00

Beginner/Intermediate

Surface Preparation - Advanced Techniques

Tuesday, April 2, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Add professionalism to your projects by upping your surface preparation skills. Adding to the basic sanding skills learned n Beginning Finishing, you will learn to repair gouges, splits and gaps, to make them disappear. We will also cover use and sharpening of the card and cabinet scrapers, the finisher's secrets wagon against torn grain.

$75.00

Beginner/Intermediate

Turn a Small Bowl

Thursday, April 4, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Advance your turning skill, by learning to turn wooden bowls. This is a foundation course to turn bowls on any size lathe. Blank selection, form and turning safety will be covered. Students will leave with their own turned bowl.

$70.00

Beginner

Router 101 - Basic Router Operations

Friday, April 5, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This class covers basic router operations including router types, maintenance of router bits, and the various types of router bits and accessories. Each student will have the opportunity to practice edge routing, template routing, rabbiting and dadoing with the router.

$65.00

All Levels

CNC 100

Monday, April 8, 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Interested in starting CNC Machining/Routing? Topics will include but are not limited to : Vectric V-Carve Software, Next Wave CNC Shark/Piranha Router, lines versus vectors, CNC Router bits, file set up and output, V-carving (letter engraving), pocket engraving, drilling patterns, creating and editing toolpaths and work set up (material to be machined). There will also be a demonstration of pocket carving and students who are able will machine a simple v-carve project.

$65.00

All Levels

Basic Furniture Restoration And Upcycling

Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Curious about refinishing or upcycling older furniture? Then this overview class is for you. Bob will discuss current products and methods, to repair, refinish or change the appearance of your favorite piece of furniture, or that thrift store finds. We will cover stripping methods, repair of existing finishes and color-over procedures. Common finish problems and the solutions will also be covered.

$65.00

All Levels

Dovetails With a Porter Cable Dovetail Jig

Thursday, April 11, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn to machine cut dovetails using the Porter Cable 4212 Dovetail Jig. This seminar will cover layout, jig setup, bit selection, and the 5 joint types that the 4212 can produce.

$85.00

Beginner

Mastering The Hand Plane, I

Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to use a hand plane like a pro. In this class we will use several types of planes in their various applications. Learn the techniques to make a perfectly square board, rabbet a groove, clean a shoulder, and true up a tenon.

$75.00

Beginner

Turn A Pepper Grinder

Thursday, April 18, 6 PM - 8 PM

Learn spindle turning on the lathe by making a small pepper grinder. This project will introduce roughing a blank round, turning coves and beads as well as sanding on the lathe. To finish up, students will learn to apply simple friction polish finishes.

$70.00

Intermediate

Router 201 - Router Table Operations

Friday, April 19, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will cover the different types of router tables and fences available. We will also cover when to use a router table versus handheld operations, as well as, the bits that only should be used in a router table. Each student will have the opportunity to practice edge routing, pattern routing, and making a simple molding on a router table.

$95.00

Intermediate

Panel Doors

Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the router techniques necessary to make either a flat or raised panel door. Students will use this information to construct their own sample door (pre-determined size by instructor). They can then take this newfound knowledge with them to create doors for any size cabinet.

$85.00

Beginner

Turn a Coffee Scoop Handle

Thursday, April 25, 6 PM - 8 PM

Learn the basics of spindle turning with this project, as you complete a wooden handle coffee scoop, with a kit.

$70.00

All Levels

Beginning Finishing

Friday, April 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Frustrated by wood finishing? Need to improve your finishing skills? In this class we will cover the basics of surface preparation, and application of sealers and topcoats. Each student will prepare sample boards, and hand apply several home workshop friendly finishes, while learning about the process of wood finishing. This class is also the pre-requisite for other classes in wood finishing.

$125.00

Beginner

Intro To Woodworking

Saturday, April 27, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Want to get started in woodworking, but do not have someone to show you how, or the chance to try? We will cover woodworking safety; wood as a material; measuring and marking; using and selecting tools for sawing, boring and abrading wood, including hand tools, track saws, table saws, miter saw, band saw, drills, routers, and sanders. Each student will get hands on time with tools and should feel confident to start woodworking at home.

$70.00

Intermediate

Turn a Votive Candle Holder

Monday, April 29, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Turn a votive candle holder for a flameless candle.

$70.00

Beginner

Basic Table-Saw Skills - Table-saw 101

Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of the most useful machine in your shop, the table-saw. We will cover the selection of the table-saw blades and accessories. Also, covered will be tune-up and maintenance of the table-saw. The basic safety rules will be covered and stressed. Using square stock, the instructor will demonstrate the safe way to complete the eight basic cuts, which are the basis for about 98% of table-saw operations. Each student will have an opportunity to practice the 8 basic cuts in class.

$65.00

All Levels

Sharpening Chisels And Planes

Thursday, May 2, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Using hand tools can take your woodworking to the next level, however, to use them effectively, you need to know how to sharpen them, and keep them sharp. Grinding, honing, and stropping will be covered, and when and how to apply each, to keep your tools operating at the peak of performance. By the end of the class, you will understand what sharp is and know how to achieve it in your shop. Bring a chisel or plane iron of your own, and if time permits you can start sharpening your tools.

$65.00

All Levels

CNC 100

Monday, May 6, 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Interested in starting CNC Machining/Routing? Topics will include but are not limited to : Vectric V-Carve Software, Next Wave CNC Shark/Piranha Router, lines versus vectors, CNC Router bits, file set up and output, V-carving (letter engraving), pocket engraving, drilling patterns, creating and editing toolpaths and work set up (material to be machined). There will also be a demonstration of pocket carving and students who are able will machine a simple v-carve project.

$70.00

Beginner

Preparing Stock Using the Jointer, Planer & Table Saw

Tuesday, May 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will cover selection & set-up of the jointer and planer, explanation followed by demonstration of milling stock four square using the FEE method. The class will, also, cover squaring stock wider than jointer bed.

$80.00

Beginner/Intermediate

Coloring Wood 2. Advanced Coloring Techniques

Thursday, May 9, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your wood projects to the next level by making colors pop. We will cover color theory, stain matching, chemical stains, reactive, stains, glazes and fillers. Each student will complete 2 sample boards with modern versions of historic furniture finishes.

$70.00

Intermediate

Turn a Votive Candle Holder

Monday, May 13, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Turn a votive candle holder for a flameless candle.

$70.00

Intermediate

Joinery On The Table Saw - Table Saw 201

Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In this follow-up course to table-saw 101, we will begin to put the eight basic cuts to work. Demonstration and practice making rabbits, lap joints, dados and tenons. Selection and set-up of dados blades will be discussed.

$70.00

Beginner

Intro to Hand Tools

Thursday, May 16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to the world of hand tools, necessary for furniture makers. A mix of lecture and hands on. A chance to learn about and try them out. Sections are: Marking and layout tools, Chisels, Gouges & carving tools, Hand planes, Scrapers, Hand saws, Files & rasps. Be prepared to give up some of your power tools and switch over to hand tools, where you become one with wood.

$125.00

Beginner

Intro To Woodworking

Saturday, May 18, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Want to get started in woodworking, but do not have someone to show you how, or the chance to try? We will cover woodworking safety; wood as a material; measuring and marking; using and selecting tools for sawing, boring and abrading wood, including hand tools, track saws, table saws, miter saw, band saw, drills, routers, and sanders. Each student will get hands on time with tools and should feel confident to start woodworking at home.

$75.00

Beginner/Intermediate

Turn a Small Bowl

Monday, May 20, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Advance your turning skill, by learning to turn wooden bowls. This is a foundation course to turn bowls on any size lathe. Blank selection, form and turning safety will be covered. Students will leave with their own turned bowl.

$70.00

All Levels

Beginning Finishing

Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Frustrated by wood finishing? Need to improve your finishing skills? In this class we will cover the basics of surface preparation, and application of sealers and topcoats. Each student will prepare sample boards, and hand apply several home workshop friendly finishes, while learning about the process of wood finishing. This class is also the pre-requisite for other classes in wood finishing.

$85.00

Beginner

Band Saw Box Basics

Thursday, May 23, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Demonstration and discuss the techniques used to safely operate a bandsaw. We will cover tune-up setup of the bandsaw for accurate cuts. This class is a great help to someone just starting out or anyone who wants to better his/her skills using this versatile tool. Each student will make a small box using the band saw..

$70.00

Beginner/Intermediate

Coloring Wood 1. Basic Wood Staining

Thursday, May 30, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Confused by the staining process? Problems dealing with splotch and uneven color? In this follow-on course to Beginning Finishing, we will explore the process of applying colored stains and dyes to wood. Using the surface preparation techniques learned in basic wood finishing we will apply them to making two more sample boards. Types of stains, and dyes will be covered as well.