Woodcraft of Appleton/Fox Cities

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Phone:
(920) 730-9663
Fax:
(920) 739-8327
Email:
appleton-retail@woodcraft.com

4731 Michaels Dr.
Appleton, WI 54913

Hours of Operation

sunday 11 AM - 4 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 7 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

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Classes

I Hate Finishing!

Thursday, April 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: None
Description: Come on, it's not that bad and we can help. If you're like a lot of woodworkers we talk to, building the project is the fun part but when it comes to finishing, things can get frustrating. Join us for a hands-on session where you'll use simple products and techniques that can help take the frustration out of finishing.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $40.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Turning

Saturday, April 29, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Hughes
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: This class is an introduction to spindle turning, sometimes called turning between centers. Tom will explain techniques and show you the steps as you turn a wooden mallet on the lathe. This is a great class for students interested in a bump up from pen turning or for those looking to get started in wood turning. This class will also satisfy the prerequisite for Tom's "Learn Bowl Turning" class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Adding Architectural Details to your Carvings.

Part 1: Monday, May 1, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill Powell
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Detail Knife with 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch thin profile blade, 3/4inch #2 gouge, 1./4 inch #3 gouge, 3/16 inch #9 or #11 gouge, 1/16 micro V-tool.
Description: Following his article in Woodcarving Illustrated, Bill will show you simple techniques that will help you add rich architectural details to the shingles, logs, bricks and framing of your carvings. Bring your carving tools (see the list below) and see how Bill's simple shallow relief techniques will add that extra measure of life and detail to your carved structures.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes: Class meets Monday and Tuesday

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Intermediate Carving

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill Wright
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: #5-12mm gouge, Carving knife, Sharpening stone, Strop
Description: This class will focus on the use of gouges to expand the carver's ability to complete more complex projects. Subjects covered will include types of gouges and their uses, sharpening of gouges, and a small hands-on project.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Build a Bird Feeder

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Peters
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Just in time for the return of our fine feathered song bird friends, Jeff will guide you through the construction of a cool, weather-resistant bird feeder. Learn construction techniques that help you build more feeders and houses while you build your project. Sure to be a popular class so sign up soon.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $40.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Fundamentals of Festool

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Todd Reimer
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required:
Description: What is it that makes Festool tools and the Festool system so popular and productive for the serious hobbyist and professional alike? Join Todd Reimer for this explanation and demonstration of the essentials of the Festool system as he constructs a small utility cabinet. You’ll see the MFT table and how it acts as a saw table and clamping center. See the versatility of the TS 55 Track Saw –perfect for processing sheet goods as well as solid wood. And when you need a quick and easy way to make super strong mortise and tenon joints, Todd will show you how with the Domino Joiner. If you’ve been curious about Festool and how the tools and system can benefit your hobby or productivity, join Todd for this look into the Fundamentals of Festool
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $35.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Woodworking

Part 1: Monday, May 15, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, May 16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bob Schottmuller
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection
Description: Join Bob as he shows you hands-on the core techniques and concepts used to make furniture and cabinet parts such as doors, tops, sides, shelves and drawer parts. During this session, you will make a solid wood cutting board. A must have class for all those ready to explore the wonderful world of woodworking.
Prerequisite: Class meets on two nights.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Carving

Thursday, May 18, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill Wright
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required: Carving Knife
Description: Accomplished Carver and Instructor Bill Wright will introduce you to the popular pastime of Wood Carving. Tools, techniques, sharpening and safety will be explained and demonstrated as you try your hand at a simple carving that's bound to get you excited about this very popular hobby.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Squaring Rough Lumber Using The Jointer, Planer & Table Saw

Thursday, May 25, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Using the jointer, thickness planer and table saw hands-on, learn the proper techniques used to mill rough lumber into four-square stock for your projects.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Learn Bowl Turning

Saturday, May 27, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Hughes
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: Tom will introduce you step-by-step to tools and techniques as you turn a green wood bowl and a bowl from seasoned (dry) wood. The two different types of bowl turning are discussed with lots of insider information explained and demonstrated. Lots of fun. Class fills fast so call soon.
Prerequisite: Beginning Turning, Pen Turning Or Similar Lathe Experience
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Face Carving

Thursday, June 1, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill Wright
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Carving knife, 1/4inch or 6mm gouge, small V tool.
Description: Join noted carver Bill Wright for this introduction to face carving. Bill will discuss and demonstrate concepts and tools that will get you started down the path to successfully carving faces.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Turning

Saturday, June 3, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Hughes
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: This class is an introduction to spindle turning, sometimes called turning between centers. Tom will explain techniques and show you the steps as you turn a wooden mallet on the lathe. This is a great class for students interested in a bump up from pen turning or for those looking to get started in wood turning. This class will also satisfy the prerequisite for Tom's "Learn Bowl Turning" class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Knife Making -Pocket Knife

Tuesday, June 6, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Peters
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: In this fun and easy class, you will assemble a beautiful, high-quality Sarge Liner Lock Folder knife. Made from 440C stainless steel, the blade is 3-1/4 inches long. You will attach, shape and finish your own knife handles or "scales" for a unique, custom made look. This is a quality pocket knife you'll be proud to to show off to friends and family.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Date Night

Friday, June 9, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sara and Klay Heise
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Join Woodcraft store owners Sara and Klay for this fun get-together evening where you'll make a cool wooden wine bottle holder. Of course no date night would be right without some food and drink, so you'll sample some wine and cheese as well. (The wine comes after the power tools!) A fun night for couples only so sign up soon!
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $35.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Carving

Thursday, June 15, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill Wright
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required: Carving Knife
Description: Accomplished Carver and Instructor Bill Wright will introduce you to the popular pastime of Wood Carving. Tools, techniques, sharpening and safety will be explained and demonstrated as you try your hand at a simple carving that's bound to get you excited about this very popular hobby.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Make a Pen on the Mini Lathe

Thursday, June 22, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: Even if you have never used a wood lathe before, or any power tool for that matter, Garrett will guide you through the process of making your very own, really cool pen. Pen making is fun, easy and addictive and we'll show the insider tips and techniques for this fun activity.
Prerequisite: None. You can do this!
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Learn Bowl Turning

Saturday, June 24, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Hughes
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: Tom will introduce you step-by-step to tools and techniques as you turn a green wood bowl and a bowl from seasoned (dry) wood. The two different types of bowl turning are discussed with lots of insider information explained and demonstrated. Lots of fun. Class fills fast so call soon.
Prerequisite: Beginning Turning, Pen Turning Or Similar Lathe Experience
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Hands-On Hand Cut Dovetail

Monday, June 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bob Schottmuller
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Dovetail Saw, Coping Saw, Chisel/Mallet, Sliding T Bevel or Dovetail Marker
Description: There's no better way to get to know the dovetail joint than to learn to cut it by hand. Join Bob as he guides you step by step through the creation of this classic woodworking joint.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Woodworking

Part 1: Monday, July 10, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, July 11, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bob Schottmuller
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection
Description: Join Bob as he shows you hands-on the core techniques and concepts used to make furniture and cabinet parts such as doors, tops, sides, shelves and drawer parts. During this session, you will make a solid wood cutting board. A must have class for all those ready to explore the wonderful world of woodworking.
Prerequisite: Class meets on two nights.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Intermediate Carving

Thursday, July 13, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill Wright
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: #5-12mm gouge, Carving knife, Sharpening stone, Strop
Description: This class will focus on the use of gouges to expand the carver's ability to complete more complex projects. Subjects covered will include types of gouges and their uses, sharpening of gouges, and a small hands-on project.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

Click Here to Request Information

Squaring Rough Lumber Using The Jointer, Planer & Table Saw

Wednesday, July 19, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Using the jointer, thickness planer and table saw hands-on, learn the proper techniques used to mill rough lumber into four-square stock for your projects.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

Click Here to Request Information

Make a Pen on the Mini Lathe

Thursday, July 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: Even if you have never used a wood lathe before, or any power tool for that matter, Garrett will guide you through the process of making your very own, really cool pen. Pen making is fun, easy and addictive and we'll show the insider tips and techniques for this fun activity.
Prerequisite: None. You can do this!
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Learn Bowl Turning

Saturday, July 29, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Hughes
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: Tom will introduce you step-by-step to tools and techniques as you turn a green wood bowl and a bowl from seasoned (dry) wood. The two different types of bowl turning are discussed with lots of insider information explained and demonstrated. Lots of fun. Class fills fast so call soon.
Prerequisite: Beginning Turning, Pen Turning Or Similar Lathe Experience
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Turning

Saturday, August 5, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Hughes
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: This class is an introduction to spindle turning, sometimes called turning between centers. Tom will explain techniques and show you the steps as you turn a wooden mallet on the lathe. This is a great class for students interested in a bump up from pen turning or for those looking to get started in wood turning. This class will also satisfy the prerequisite for Tom's "Learn Bowl Turning" class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

Click Here to Request Information

Knife Making -Pocket Knife

Monday, August 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Peters
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: In this fun and easy class, you will assemble a beautiful, high-quality Sarge Liner Lock Folder knife. Made from 440C stainless steel, the blade is 3-1/4 inches long. You will attach, shape and finish your own knife handles or "scales" for a unique, custom made look. This is a quality pocket knife you'll be proud to to show off to friends and family.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

Click Here to Request Information

I Hate Finishing!

Thursday, August 10, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: None
Description: Come on, it's not that bad and we can help. If you're like a lot of woodworkers we talk to, building the project is the fun part but when it comes to finishing, things can get frustrating. Join us for a hands-on session where you'll use simple products and techniques that can help take the frustration out of finishing.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $40.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

Click Here to Request Information

Hands-On Hand Cut Dovetail

Monday, August 21, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bob Schottmuller
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Dovetail Saw, Coping Saw, Chisel/Mallet, Sliding T Bevel or Dovetail Marker
Description: There's no better way to get to know the dovetail joint than to learn to cut it by hand. Join Bob as he guides you step by step through the creation of this classic woodworking joint.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

Click Here to Request Information

Make a Pen on the Mini Lathe

Thursday, August 24, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Garrett Camarano
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses or Face Shield
Description: Even if you have never used a wood lathe before, or any power tool for that matter, Garrett will guide you through the process of making your very own, really cool pen. Pen making is fun, easy and addictive and we'll show the insider tips and techniques for this fun activity.
Prerequisite: None. You can do this!
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

Click Here to Request Information

Learn Bowl Turning

Saturday, August 26, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Hughes
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Face Shield (Preferred) Or Safety Glasses
Description: Tom will introduce you step-by-step to tools and techniques as you turn a green wood bowl and a bowl from seasoned (dry) wood. The two different types of bowl turning are discussed with lots of insider information explained and demonstrated. Lots of fun. Class fills fast so call soon.
Prerequisite: Beginning Turning, Pen Turning Or Similar Lathe Experience
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

Click Here to Request Information

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