Woodcraft of Atlanta
8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Suite 115, Alpharetta 30022
Alpharetta, GA 30022
No matter what the project, there is a safe and efficient way to secure and work on your project. Choices include Vises, Bench dogs, Holdfasts, Clamps, Planing Stops and various jigs can all be used to hold your work steady on your workbench.
We'll show you how to give your saw a thorough once-over to ensure that the parts are all in good operating order. And we'll go over how to fix common problems and quickly dance through the steps involved in changing blades.
Using a combination of Layering, Sanding, Glazing & Dry-brushing Techniques you can create a variety of finishes.
Finishing a project can be daunting task. Come on by as we demonstrate the differences between water and oil based topcoats. We will discuss methods of application, including the choice of brush as well as when spraying might be the better option.
Choosing a router can be overwhelming. Let us help as we discuss the differences between a trim, fixed base and a plunge router. We will also discuss the best router type for different applications such as edge trimming, pattern routing, table use, etc.
Working with wood can take any number of directions and is often impacted by advances in technology. Most recently, the use of CNC machines has gained notice among those with a penchant for creative design using wood and other materials. Let Woodcraft show you how to take advantage of Computer-Generated Woodworking, hands-free cutting, drilling, carving, and engraving at the push of a button!
Besides cutting curves, one of the best uses of a Bandsaw is sawing your lumber to your desired thickness. This allows you to create your own veneers and mill that special piece to size versus planing it away. We will discuss how to setup the bandsaw as well as what blades work best.
When creating jigs and fixtures for shop use, there is a desire to make it "future-proof". That is the ability to accommodate multiple variations and wood sizes. Using T-Tracks along with the correct T-Bolt combination allows you to do this. We will go over the various bolts, fixtures and tracks available.
As with any aspect of woodworking, sharp is a must. The Tormek Grinders provide an alternative to the traditional grinder. Come on by as we demonstrate how you can get a consistent and sharp edge to your turning tools.
When finishing a piece, there are a lot of choices available. Stop on by as we discuss the differences between using water and oil based stains. Various tips and techniques will be discussed as well.
A Hand-crafted Pen is a joy to use. Let us show you how easy it is to make one using one of our kits.
SawStop makes one of the best and safest table saws on the market. They have recently introduced a line of cast-iron router tables to go along with their saws. Let us show you all of the new accessories that go along with this exciting development.
Using a well-made knife is always a pleasure. When it is one where you have made the handle, then it is just icing on the cake. Come on by as we share tips and techniques so you can make one of your own.
Finishing is considered by many one of the toughest aspects of building a piece. What grit do I sand to? How many coats? Water vs Oil, which one and why.Come on by @ 1pm as we talk about this as well as show techniques that will give predictable, repeatable results. Bring your questions and we will give answers.