Woodcraft of Atlanta
8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Suite 115
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Spoon Carving is one of the few aspects of woodworking were you can start with a blank piece of wood and have a finished piece within a couple of hours. The minimalist kit consists of 2 knives, an axe and a pencil. we will also go over the use of a bandsaw and gouges.
When you are learning to turn, learning to sharpen as well can be a daunting task. Carbide turning tools do not need to be sharpened, therefore you can focus on the fun of learning to turn. Come on by as we demonstrate the Easy Wood Tools, the Carter Axe, & the Woodpecker Ultra Shear Turning Tools.
These simple shapers and smoothers require a bit of skill to use effectively, but as you'll soon see, the learning curve is surprisingly short. And unlike most other hand tools, files and rasps come ready to work fresh out of the package. Let Woodcraft show you how to shape and smooth (and sand less) with these simple tools.
Whether new or old, a hand plane usually needs some TLC to get it into top working form. Regardless of a tool's age, the trick to tuning it up is determining whether it needs a bit of loving or a complete overhaul. Let Woodcraft show you how to get started.
Waxes can be used to "finish" the finish, as a way to "Antique" a Piece, applied as glaze, or as finish all on it's own. Come on by as we go over techniques, advantages, & disadvantages.
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 us show you how to take advantage of Computer-Generated Woodworking, hands-free cutting, drilling, carving, and engraving at the push of a button!
The Festool Domino is one of the best ways to join two pieces of wood. Festool has recently expanded their lineup by offering knockdown connectors for both models.
Vises, Bench dogs, Holdfasts, Clamps, Planing Stops and various jigs can all be used to hold your work steady on your workbench. This allows you to work safer and more efficiently.
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!