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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 30022
USA

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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Introduction To Finishing with: David Jervis
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Thursday, February 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, February 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Love to build, but hate to finish projects? With this Introduction course, the focus will be to give the student an overview of the different stains/ topcoats available and when to choose one over the other. The teacher will discuss wood preparation, staining, coloring, sealers, and top coats. Application techniques will be discussed that include brushes, rags & paper towels. A method/sequence will be given so the student will be able to achieve predictable results.
The first night will cover dyes & stains.
The second night will cover the various top coats.
Tuition: $150.00

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Introduction To Turning I, Spindles with: Frank Bowers
Beginner

Saturday, February 23, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition.

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

Sunday, February 24, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition

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Introduction To Woodworking I with: Terry Nielsen
Full

Part 1: Saturday, March 2, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 3, 9 AM - 5 PM

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: $295.00
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition

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Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar with: Scott Dixon
Full

Part 1: Friday, March 8, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, March 9, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, March 10, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: 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 using a bolt on system. Each guitar will be completed leaving the final top coat finish up to the student. The student will go home with a beautiful guitar in an included carrying case.
Be sure to visit the Atlanta Woodcraft store to see and play a finished guitar.
A Video of Scott talking about the class can be found HERE
The kit the student will build has a Spruce top with Sapele sides & back

Tuition: $750.00
Tuition Notes: Guitar Materials & Carrying Case Included In Tuition

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Sharpening Chisels And Plane Irons with: David Jervis
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, March 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Chisel Or Plane Iron Of Good Quality. If You Already Have Some Sharpening Stones, Please Bring Them. Various Types Of Stones That The Store Uses Will Be Available.
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: $85.00

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Hans Meier
Beginner

Saturday, March 23, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Classroom Scroll Saws Are Limited. Students Are Encouraged To Bring Their Own.
Description: Scroll-sawing the most popular, rewarding and safest of all woodworking activities. The tool is easy for beginning woodworkers of all ages to create a wide variety of useful and fun items. This class will show you how to set-up and use the saw, select the proper blade for different projects, find or create and use patterns, and to sand and finish your creation. You will practice basic in- and outside cuts complete a desk nameplate, puzzles, and a three-dimensional ornament.
Tuition: $115.00
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Plus Scroll Saw Workbook Included In Tuition.

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Pen Turning with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, March 24, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Pen Materials Provided In Tuition

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Marquetry In Depth with: Jane Burke
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, March 30, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 31, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Equipment Supplied & Available For Purchase After Class. Bring Your Own Reading Glasses. Pencil And Notepad Are Recommended For Taking Notes.
Description: The class covers veneer selection, patterns, cutting techniques, glue-up options, inlaying, sanding and finishing. The first day involves hands-on experience making a marquetry panel and gluing it to a substrate. Following classes begin with sanding and finishing the panel. The rest of the time is spent doing a larger design with plenty of time to get a feel for marquetry. You leave with one finished marquetry panel and a second well on its way to becoming a beautiful piece of art.
Tuition: $190.00
Tuition Notes: $35 Materials Fee Included In Tuition.

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Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar with: Scott Dixon
All

Part 1: Friday, April 12, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, April 20, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, April 14, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: 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 using a bolt on system. Each guitar will be completed leaving the final top coat finish up to the student. The student will go home with a beautiful guitar in an included carrying case.
Be sure to visit the Atlanta Woodcraft store to see and play a finished guitar.
A Video of Scott talking about the class can be found HERE
The kit the student will build has a Spruce top with Sapele sides & back

Tuition: $750.00
Tuition Notes: Guitar Materials Included In Tuition

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

Thursday, April 18, 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: $75.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Included

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Table Saw Basics & Techniques with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Mask, Tape Measure And Pencils
Description: Terry will teach you how to use a table saw safely and accurately. Each student will have the opportunity to practice many table saw operations including cross cutting, ripping and taper cuts. The student will also make a basic crosscut sled. Terry will go over how to install the sliders so their sled will make accurate crosscuts. He will discuss the advantages/disadvantages of the various types of sliders available so the student can decide which type suits their needs and make a purchase accordingly.
Tuition: $135.00

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Build An Adirondack Chair with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Tools Required: Safety glasses, pencil, tape measure and dust mask.
Description: Few things are as uniquely American as an Adirondack chair. Build this timeless classic in our 2-day Adirondack chair class. You will learn how to use templates for consistent and repeatable component piece completion. You will then assemble those components into your own backyard masterpiece. Once you have completed this class you will be able to use these techniques to build additional Adirondack chairs for yourself, friends and relatives. Tools used during this class will include the Table Saw, Band Saw, Miter Saw, Spindle and Disk Sander, Router and Drill Driver.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition

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Introduction To Woodworking I with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, May 4, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 5, 9 AM - 5 PM

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: $295.00
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition

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Pen Turning with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, May 11, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Pen Materials Provided In Tuition

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Introduction To Cabinet Making with: Terry Nielsen
Full

Part 1: Saturday, May 18, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 19, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Dust Mask, Tape Measure, Combination Or Double Square & A Pencil.
Description: In this hands-on class, each student will complete a 15" face frame style base cabinet with drawer and a Shaker-Style door. Cabinet styles and design considerations will be discussed that can be adapted for several different applications including kitchen cabinets, entertainment centers, and bookcases. Construction of the cabinet carcass, face frame and drawer will employee the Kreg Joinery system and construction of the raised panel door will utilize the traditional cope and stick method. Additional joinery techniques for the carcass, face frame, drawer and door will be discussed. You will learn the safe and proper use of the table saw, compound miter saw, router table and finishing sander as you complete the project. All materials are furnished for this class.
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition

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Band Saw Basics with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner

Thursday, May 23, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition.

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Turning Handles with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, May 30, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, Pencils
Description: A good Pizza Cutter or an Ice Cream Scoop is a joy to use. They also make great gifts and can be turned in a small amount of time. In this class, we will turn the Handle for a stainless steel Pizza Cutter or Ice cream Scoop. Techniques are similar for both. This is a great project for beginning and intermediate Woodturners. All materials for one project will be provided as well as the necessary turning tools. Students will have the option of purchasing additional supplies using their class discount.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Materials For One Project Is Included In Tuition.

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Introduction To Woodworking III with: Terry Nielsen
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, June 1, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 2, 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: $295.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Are Included In Tuition

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Router Basics & Techniques with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, June 15, 9 AM - 5 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: $135.00

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Pen Turning with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, June 16, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Pen Materials Provided In Tuition

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Hans Meier
Beginner

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

Tools Required: Classroom Scroll Saws Are Limited. Students Are Encouraged To Bring Their Own.
Description: Scroll-sawing the most popular, rewarding and safest of all woodworking activities. The tool is easy for beginning woodworkers of all ages to create a wide variety of useful and fun items. This class will show you how to set-up and use the saw, select the proper blade for different projects, find or create and use patterns, and to sand and finish your creation. You will practice basic in- and outside cuts complete a desk nameplate, puzzles, and a three-dimensional ornament.
Tuition: $115.00
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Plus Scroll Saw Workbook Included In Tuition.

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Boxes On The Bandsaw with: Terry Nielsen
Intermediate

Sunday, June 23, 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: $105.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition.

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Introduction To Turning I, Spindles with: Frank Bowers
Beginner

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

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition.

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

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

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition

Call (770) 587-3372 To Sign Up

Introduction To Woodworking I with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner/Intermediate

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

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: $295.00
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition

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Carving A Woodpecker with: Luke Greene
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Thursday, July 18, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, July 25, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, August 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 Woodpecker 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 Woodpecker. Finishing, treating and painting will be discussed. This will be a 3-Evening Class spread out over the course of several weeks.
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition

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Introduction To Cabinet Making with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, July 20, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 21, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Dust Mask, Tape Measure, Combination Or Double Square & A Pencil.
Description: In this hands-on class, each student will complete a 15" face frame style base cabinet with drawer and a Shaker-Style door. Cabinet styles and design considerations will be discussed that can be adapted for several different applications including kitchen cabinets, entertainment centers, and bookcases. Construction of the cabinet carcass, face frame and drawer will employee the Kreg Joinery system and construction of the raised panel door will utilize the traditional cope and stick method. Additional joinery techniques for the carcass, face frame, drawer and door will be discussed. You will learn the safe and proper use of the table saw, compound miter saw, router table and finishing sander as you complete the project. All materials are furnished for this class.
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition

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Table Saw Basics & Techniques with: Terry Nielsen
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Mask, Tape Measure And Pencils
Description: Terry will teach you how to use a table saw safely and accurately. Each student will have the opportunity to practice many table saw operations including cross cutting, ripping and taper cuts. The student will also make a basic crosscut sled. Terry will go over how to install the sliders so their sled will make accurate crosscuts. He will discuss the advantages/disadvantages of the various types of sliders available so the student can decide which type suits their needs and make a purchase accordingly.
Tuition: $135.00

Call (770) 587-3372 To Sign Up

Pen Turning with: Frank Bowers
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, July 28, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Pen Materials Provided In Tuition

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

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

Prerequisite: Experience Turning A Basic Bowl
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition

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Introduction To Turning I, Spindles with: Frank Bowers
Beginner

Saturday, August 10, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Wood Materials Included In Tuition.

Call (770) 587-3372 To Sign Up

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

Sunday, August 11, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Breathing Protection, 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: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Included In Tuition

Call (770) 587-3372 To Sign Up

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