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Phone:
(770) 587-3372
Fax:
(770) 587-9068
Email:
atlanta-retail@woodcraft.com

8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Suite 115
Alpharetta, GA 30076

Hours of Operation

sunday 9 AM - 5 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 9 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Pen Turning with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, August 18, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Description: Improve your turning skills making two pens with wood blanks. Also learn sanding and finishing fundamentals. Use your creative talents to fashion a pen that you will be proud to show to all of your friends and say, "I made this".
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Pen Materials Included In Tuition.

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Sharpening Chisels And Plane Irons with: David Jervis
Cancelled

Sunday, August 19, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tools Required: Chisel Or Plane Iron Of Good Quality And Good Quality Water Stones For Sharpening.
Description: Sharpening is a critical aspect of woodworking. In this class, students will be presented with an overview, a detailed process and a demonstration on how to sharpen plane irons and chisels. Sharpening supplies, tools, and helpful jigs will be discussed as well as several alternate sharpening approaches/methods. Students will practice sharpening their personal plane irons and chisels with help from the instructor.
Tuition: $75

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Turning A Natural Edge Bowl with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, August 25, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Experience Turning A Basic Bowl
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, Light Weight Learher Gloves, Pencils
Description: After you've had the experience of turning a regular bowl, this class will take you through the procedure of turning a bowl with bark around the edge with the appearance of being an oval shape. You will complete an attractive natural edge bowl of your own design about 8" in diameter and 3" deep. Also learn more about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition

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Super Tune A Hand Plane with: David Jervis
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, August 26, 9 AM - 12 PM

Tools Required: None, but if you have your own hand plane and sharpening stones, you are encouraged to bring them.
Description: Learn important skills about preparing, using and maintaining your hand planes. Topics include plane and blade types, setting up and adjusting your plane, sharpening, caring for your plane and techniques of use. Students are encouraged to bring in a couple of their personal hand planes. Students will also receive a discount of 15% on the purchase of one (1) new, Wood River hand plane.
Tuition: $75

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Make A Shooting Board with: David Jervis
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, August 26, 1 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Pencil, Notepad, Tape measure, Accurate Square, Hand Plane
Description: Although it may seem like a luxury item, once you add a shooting board to your workshop you'll wonder how you managed without one. In this class, the student will finish a basic shooting board in a right or left hand configuration. This includes getting the fence 'square'. Then you will get to practice the techniques necessary to achieve optimal results. This class will include a lecture about shooting board basics and various add-ons or upgrades Though not necessary, it is recommended that the student bring the plane they plan to use with the completed shooting board.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition

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Introduction To Turning I, Spindles with: Frank Bowers
Beginner

Saturday, September 8, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, Light Weight Learher Gloves, Pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other turning classes like pen turning, pepper mills, bowls, plates etc.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition.

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Introduction To Turning II, Bowls with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, September 9, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, Light Weight Learher Gloves, Pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn a bowl. You will complete an attractive bowl of your own design about six inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition

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Router Basics & Techniques with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, September 16, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Experience With The Router Is A Strong Advantage, But Is Not Required.
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Mask And Hearing Protection Required ! Students May Bring Their Own Router And Bits, But It Is Not Mandatory.
Description: Learn how to set-up the handheld router and router table to make different types of cuts that are used in making furniture, cabinets, boxes and other woodworking. These techniques will be used to demonstrate several project examples. This class is valuable for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced woodworker wanting to brush up on his or her router and router table skills
Tuition: $135

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Introduction To Hand Tools with: David Jervis
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Thursday, September 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, September 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, October 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, October 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: This introductory class will teach the student how to build with hand tools instead of using Power Tools. The student will learn how to accurately dimension lumber, do an accurate layout, dovetail joints, cut a through mortise/tenon joint and fine-tune final assembly. The student will accomplish this by building a small Tool Tote inspired by one built by Roy Underhill and Shannon Rogers.

Tools recommended by Instructor can be found Here
Tuition: $295
Tuition Notes: All Wood Materials Provided With Tuition

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Introduction To Woodworking II with: Terry Nielsen
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Saturday, September 22, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Completion Of Either Intro To Woodworking I, Intro To Cabinet Making Or Consent Of Instructor.
Description: In this class, the Student will expand upon what they have already learned by using the bandsaw and router, in addition to the tools learned in the previous class, to build a Shaker Side Table. The student will learn how to make the mortise and tenon joint using the Festool Domino tool, a simple Dovetail Drawer, as well as how to add a taper to a leg.
Tuition: $350
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition.

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Introduction To Hand-Cut Dovetails with: Jim Milam
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Tools Required: Dovetail & Fret Saw, Marking Gauge, Dovetail Marker, Dividers, Small Combination Or Double Square, Set Of Bevel Edge Chisels (1/2, 3/8, 1/4, 1/8"), Mallet, Smooth And Low Angle Block Planes, Steel Hammer, Marking Knife, & A .5mm Mechanical Pencil
Description: Want to "sign" your work with your own hand-cut dovetails? Learn the fundamentals of executing this fundamental furniture joint using traditional hand tool methods. As part of conveying an efficient method for cutting the through dovetail by hand, proper technique for sharpening edge tools, stock preparation, laying out and marking the tail and pin boards, hand sawing, paring with a chisel to a line and gluing and assembly will be covered. Each student will learn and practice hands-on techniques at the bench and execute at least one successful through dovetail joint.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Furnished With Tuition

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Pen Turning with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, September 30, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Description: Improve your turning skills making two pens with wood blanks. Also learn sanding and finishing fundamentals. Use your creative talents to fashion a pen that you will be proud to show to all of your friends and say, "I made this".
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Pen Materials Provided In Tuition

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Introduction To Woodworking III with: Terry Nielsen
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, October 6, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 7, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Intro To Woodworking I Or Demonstrate A Basic Knowledge Of Woodworking To The Instructor
Description: Build a Tool Box inspired by one built by Scott Phillips of The American Woodshop. This toolbox has been designed as a modern woodworking skill builder to include dovetail drawers, box-jointed sides and a hinged lid. In this fast paced class you will learn to use a Kreg pocket hole system, a Porter Cable dovetail jig and Woodpeckers' highly reviewed box joint jig. This treasure of a toolbox will hone your skills and will become something that will be passed down for generations. This class is for the woodworker who already has a number of projects under their belt. The student should be able to joint, plane, and dimension their own lumber. Familiarity with a router, both hand-held and table based will be helpful.
Tuition: $295
Tuition Notes: Materials Are Included In Tuition

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Introduction To Woodworking I with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, October 13, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 14, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Intro To Power Classes Tool List
Description: With Intro to Woodworking I, the student will learn the basic aspects, safety measures and uses of power tools and furniture assembly procedures. You will complete a small wall hanging cabinet. You will gain hands-on experience with basic joinery' how to "4 square" a board as well as hardware installation by the end of the last session.
Tuition: $295
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition

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Carving A Cardinal with: Luke Greene
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Thursday, October 18, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, October 25, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, November 1, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Carving Knives, carving glove, thumb guard, pencil & eraser, ruler, strop and 80 grit sandpaper.
Description: Learn to hand carve birds using knives. The Student will hand carve a Cardinal that can be used as a wine stopper or mounted on a branch/piece of wood. The goal of this class will be for the student to learn Styles & Techniques to carve any project as well as take home a completed carved Cardinal. Finishing, treating and painting will be discussed. This will be a 3-Evening Class spread out over the course of several weeks.
Tuition: $125
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition

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Introduction To Turning I, Spindles with: Frank Bowers
Beginner

Saturday, October 20, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, Light Weight Learher Gloves, Pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other turning classes like pen turning, pepper mills, bowls, plates etc.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition.

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Introduction To Turning II, Bowls with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, October 21, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, Light Weight Learher Gloves, Pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn a bowl. You will complete an attractive bowl of your own design about six inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition

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Introduction To Hand Tools with: David Jervis
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, October 27, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 28, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: An Accurate Adjustable Square, Pencil, Low Angle Block Plane, 1/2" & 1" Chisels. Optional: Jack PlaneA 6 Or 5 1/2 Plane, A 3 Or 4 Hand Plane.
Description: This introductory class will teach the student how to build with hand tools instead of using Power Tools. The student will learn how to accurately dimension lumber, do an accurate layout, dovetail joints, cut a through mortise/tenon joint and fine-tune final assembly. The student will accomplish this by building a small Tool Tote inspired by one built by Roy Underhill and Shannon Rogers.
Tuition: $295
Tuition Notes: All Wood Materials Provided With Tuition

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Relief Carving - A Celtic Knot with: Christina White
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, November 3, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 4, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Relief Carving Tools
Description: Students will carve a Celtic knot, beautiful by itself, but also a useful decorative application to other wood projects. Carvings can be applied to cabinet fronts, boxes, hang simply on the wall, or be incorporated into furniture. It is a wonderful beginner's project for relief carving, but the steps we follow will be useful in learning more advanced carving techniques in the future. Students will be provided with a choice of beginner's patterns and basswood blanks. Everyone will learn proper use of carving tools, safety, tool maintenance, sharpening and stropping techniques.
Tuition: $235
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition

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Band Saw Basics with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner

Thursday, November 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: In this one-evening class learn the fundamentals of band saw safety, operation, maintenance, and how to select the proper blade for a project. To demonstrate the versatility of the band saw, we will cover stack cutting, re-sawing, and cutting various shapes. Apply what you learn by making a cutting board with two contrasting wood colors. The projects will also cover clamping techniques, use of a router, and food safe finishes.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition.

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Milk / Chalk Paint Finishing with: David Jervis
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, November 15, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Love the distressed paint look, but have no idea how to do it ? Discover how to use either Milk or Chalk Paint. Part lecture, part hands-on experience, the student will learn about wood preparation, mixing, layering, distressing and top coats. Application techniques will include types of brushes, rags and buffing. Student will practice techniques on practice boards supplied. Each step is done on successive sections, giving you a record of the process.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: All Materials Included

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Turning A Natural Edge Bowl with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, November 17, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Experience Turning A Basic Bowl
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, Light Weight Leather Gloves, Pencils
Description: After you've had the experience of turning a regular bowl, this class will take you through the procedure of turning a bowl with bark around the edge with the appearance of being an oval shape. You will complete an attractive natural edge bowl of your own design about 8" in diameter and 3" deep. Also learn more about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition

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Pen Turning with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, November 18, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Description: Improve your turning skills making two pens with wood blanks. Also learn sanding and finishing fundamentals. Use your creative talents to fashion a pen that you will be proud to show to all of your friends and say, "I made this".
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Pen Materials Provided In Tuition

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Introduction To Turning I, Spindles with: Frank Bowers
Beginner

Saturday, December 1, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, Light Weight Leather Gloves, Pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other turning classes like pen turning, pepper mills, bowls, plates etc.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition.

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Introduction To Turning II, Bowls with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, December 2, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, Light Weight Leather Gloves, Pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn a bowl. You will complete an attractive bowl of your own design about six inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition

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Boxes On The Bandsaw with: Terry Nielsen
Intermediate

Saturday, December 8, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Bandsaw Experience Required
Description: Terry demonstrates the fundamentals of tuning a bandsaw for optimal performance and how to select a blade to use for different cuts. You will learn how to design, cut, sand and assemble a unique box on the bandsaw. Take home a project that will amaze your friends and family.
Tuition: $105
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition.

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Turning Pepper Mills with: Mark Sillay
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, December 9, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Spindle Turning Skills Preferred.
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, 3/8" Spindle Gouge, 3/16" Parting Tool, Roughing Gouge.
Description: There is something about the spicy odor and taste of freshly ground pepper corns which makes ordinary pepper seem dull and nearly tasteless. You will finish a pepper mill from a square block of wood and a pepper mill mechanism. This class will utilize and develop spindle turning skills.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Pepper Mill Materials Included In Tuition.

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Introduction To Woodworking I with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, December 15, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 16, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Intro To Power Classes Tool List
Description: With Intro to Woodworking I, the student will learn the basic aspects, safety measures and uses of power tools and furniture assembly procedures. You will complete a small wall hanging cabinet. You will gain hands-on experience with basic joinery' how to "4 square" a board as well as hardware installation by the end of the last session.
Tuition: $295
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition

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Pen Turning with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, December 22, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Description: Improve your turning skills making two pens with wood blanks. Also learn sanding and finishing fundamentals. Use your creative talents to fashion a pen that you will be proud to show to all of your friends and say, "I made this".
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Pen Materials Provided In Tuition

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