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Phone:
(512) 407-8787
Email:
Austin-retail@woodcraft.com

10901 IH 35 North
Austin, TX 78758

Hours of Operation

sunday 11 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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Router Basics with: Jerry Davis
All

Monday, September 24, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: You've just purchased a router and some bits. It's a versatile machine that can be used in a vast assortment of woodworking operations. Before you plunge into router woodworking, come join Jerry in learning the basics you should know that will make your endeavors safer, easier and altogether more satisfying. We'll differentiate between fixed and plunge base routers, motor size, collet size and simplify the types of routers. In this "hands on" class there will be exercises using a few of the most common bits such as a round over, edge forming, straight cutting and even a dado. The router table will be used and there will be discussion of the differences between hand-held and table operations. Care and maintenance of routers will be covered. Bring any and all questions as well as your router to the class. Join in the fun and begin your router adventure.
Tuition: $75

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Table Saw Basics with: Paul Sauder
All

Tuesday, September 25, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn About Tablesaws
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: When setting up a new workshop, the first big purchase for most people is a Tablesaw. There are 3 different categories of saws, beginning with the benchtop, contractor and the full size cabinet saw. With its flat, circular spinning blade, the tablesaw can make all sorts of cuts, among them grooves, dadoes, rabbets, ripcuts, crosscuts and a variety of other woodworking joints. A tablesaw is usually only as good as the fence system it employs as well as an accurate miter gauge. As most everyone knows, safety is a prime concern when using power equipment, especially tablesaws. SAWSTOP has taken some of the guesswork out of that arena but it still needs to be a focus of tablesaw education. Come join in as we take you through the in's and out's of this hardworking tool and show you how you can learn to use this investment in time and money to build some beautiful projects.
Tuition: $75

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Band Saw Basics And Tuning with: Jerry Davis
All

Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn The A-Z's Of Band Saws
Tools Required: All Provided.
Description: Band saws are a very versatile tool, but they need to be tuned and maintained properly for optimal performance. Learn the techniques and skills to adjust your band saw and keep it performing to its potential. The class will cover blade selection, wheel alignment and adjustment, blade guides, table adjustment and other tricks to achieve top performance. You will leave the class with the knowledge to have your band saw performing tasks from sawing your own lumber to perfect circles and veneer reliably and easily.
Tuition: $75

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Finish The Job - Selecting The Right Finish with: Rick Chichester
All

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

Prerequisite: Desire To Finish Your Project!
Tools Required: If Applicable, Bring An Item You Want To Refinish
Description: Oil based, water based, tung oil, linseed oil, shellac, varnish…the list goes on and on! It's easy to see why finishing can get a little intimidating. Well, it's time to take the mystery out of finishing! Want to know how to get the water ring removed from the table? Have a scratch that needs to disappear? Which woods are prone to blotching and how do you prevent it? Understanding the various finishes available will help you to solve all sorts of woodworking challenges and protect your handmade treasure for generations to come. This hands on class will turn you into a finishing expert ready to tackle that next project. From surface preparation to finish selection to application, this class will walk you through the process, leaving you with the confidence to refinish your kitchen cabinets, upcycle that unique project or correctly finish that project you have invested so much time and energy in. Be sure to come with any questions you might have.
Tuition: $75

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The "Rolling Arm" (Bent Lamination) Savannah Chair with: Jerry Davis
Full

Part 1: Friday, September 28, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, September 29, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, September 30, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Think Outside The Mainstream "furniture Box."
Tools Required: All Tools Provided.
Description: The most important criterion for an indoor/outdoor chair is that it be comfortable for relaxing, reading and conversing in a study or garden setting. We decided to take a chair that is well known for comfort, relaxation and traditional adirondack design and get outside the box. Our creation is a version that is easier to get in and out of. To add some character we put some playful curves and "Rolled" the arms to increase the comfort. A similar version of this chair can be seen in the April issue of Fine Woodworking magazine appropriately called "Adirondack with a Twist." The back of our chair will be a bit taller and to make the chair easier to get out of the seat will also be higher. The wide curved arms make a fantastic visual statement as well as provide structural integrity. They are made from eight, 1/8" thick laminations and this adds the final touches to a uniquely elegant chair.
Tuition: $375
Tuition Notes: $275+$100 Materials Fee

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Intro To Handplanes with: Curtis Turner
All

Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: You will learn to use a range of handplanes to complement and enhance your skills. This class will focus on selection, set up, sharpening and usage of planes. You will use a variety of vintage and new handplanes. This course is for those new to handplanes or those wanting to get more from their own planes. Curtis conducts demonstrations for Lie-Nielsen nationally.
Tuition: $85

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Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

Friday, October 5, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Turn Your Own Project.
Tools Required: Feel Free To Bring In Your Own Lathe Tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Full

Saturday, October 6, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn About Woodworking Tools
Tools Required: Tools Are Provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Sunday, October 7, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn About Woodworking Tools
Tools Required: Tools Are Provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

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

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Provided
Description: Learning the process of pen turning can be a long, tedious process full of missteps and mistakes. Why not take the frustration out of the equation? In this class you will create a beautiful pen that you will love to show off and use on a daily basis. The instructor will select the kit you use, but you will make it your own by selecting the blank (wood or acrylic?? dark or light wood, and all the colors of the rainbow for acrylics??) Come join us, and create a unique, one-of-a-kind pen! It makes a wonderful gift too!!
Tuition: $90

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Lecture Series - Shop Layout And Planning with: Kenneth Lightle
All

Wednesday, October 10, 6 PM - 8 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Educate Yourself.
Description: You have this itch to work with your hands. You just retired and are ready to dive headfirst into your long awaited hobby. Once you buy the first tool, the process begins of organizing, reorganizing and adding more and more tools to the mix. So where do you start? Shop Planning and Layout are two of the most important issues to consider but in most cases put on the back burner until your makeshift shop becomes gridlock. In another one of our classes in the lecture series we help you ask the questions and then provide you with some viable answers. What are things to consider when planning, building or remodeling for a home woodworking space? We will cover topics ranging from layout, materials, material flow, safety, future expansion, electrical, plumbing, windows, insulation, security, site location/selection and HVAC as well as dust extraction/collection. Even with limited space or shared space in the garage, how can I make it more efficient? Is my woodworking limited due to space? This discussion focused class will give insight and perspective when planning your new adventure. Save yourself TIME and MONEY by doing your homework before you begin building or expanding your shop idea.
Tuition: $75

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Beginner's Lathe Class with: Curtis Turner
Beginner

Thursday, October 11, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn Turning And Have Fun Doing It.
Tools Required: All Tools Will Be Provided.
Description: This is a hands on class that will introduce you to the basics of woodturning. The focus will be on how to safely use a lathe while having fun. You will learn how secure stock to the lathe as well as the basic parts of the lathe. Curtis will teach you how to use spindle gouges, scrapers, bowl gouges, parting tools, chucks and more. Basic Tool Sharpening will also be introduced. Come join Curtis and have some fun on the Lathe!
Tuition: $100

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Build Your TEXAS Star with: Pete O'Rourke
Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, October 12, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, October 13, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, October 14, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Knowledge Of Woodworking.
Tools Required: Provided
Description: Join Pete as he walks you through the steps to make your own three dimensional Texas Star. In this class you will create your rustic Star using a Table saw, Sliding Miter saw, Router and Router table to complete multiple compound miter cuts. A Biscuit joiner and Brad nailer will be used to assemble approximately 20 pieces of wood. The Star will have two levels. The center Star will be made out of Texas Mesquite and the second level border is your choice of either Ambrosia Maple or rough sawn cedar (fence pickets will work) for a very rustic look. Due to the complexity and time constraints of this project, Pete (instructor) will complete all possible prep work prior to class. Students will be responsible for completing any staining and finishing at home. This is a popular offering at Woodcraft so sign up early to ensure your reservation.
Tuition: $425

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Get A Handle On Knife Making with: Jerry Davis
Beginner/Intermediate

Monday, October 15, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Make A Custom Knife.
Tools Required: All Tools Are Provided.
Description: From cutting and marking in the shop, to hunting and camping, to preparing a simple meal, a good knife is indispensable. Create a custom knife you will be proud to show and use for a lifetime, or give as an impressive gift. We will use a Japanese made kit that you can make a high-quality knife from without the metal working tools or expertise required to make the blade. This 8-1/4" overall length blade features a slightly dropped point. The knife is made from 5/32" thick 6A high carbon stainless steel for edge retention. It has a 3-5/8" blade section which is hollow ground and highly polished. Shape, mount and finish your custom handles for a truly one-of-a-kind, high-quality knife.
Tuition: $110

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More Than A Cutting Board...Breadboard Ends! with: Paul Sauder
Beginner

Tuesday, October 16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Will Be Supplied
Description: Here's a skill you can't pass up! Breadboard ends are a signature of fine woodworking. It shows both your ability in the craft, as well as your understanding of wood movement. Though the process may seem a little intimidating, one night in the shop will have you armed and ready to add this decorative touch to many pieces to come. At home on a dining, coffee or end table, breadboard ends add structural stability to large panels that would have a tendency to cup or twist otherwise. In this evening class, Paul will walk you through the steps as you build a stylish cutting board...with breadboard ends. You will then be ready to tackle those larger panel project, confident in your craft as a woodworker!
Tuition: $135

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Woodworking Basics For Women with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Part 1: Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, October 18, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: One Of Our Most Popular Classes...sign Up Early To Reserve Your Space.
Tools Required: All Provided.
Description: Ladies to the front of the line. Here's your chance to show everyone that woodworking is universal and can be fun and educational as well. Learn the basics of woodworking in this women-only class! You will make a laminated cutting board and while your at it be introduced to the woodshop using many different hand and power tools. The emphasis will be on safety and on becoming comfortable using power tools. Come join Sandy as he shows you that women can be great woodworkers too!
Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials

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Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

Friday, October 19, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Turn Your Own Project.
Tools Required: Feel Free To Bring In Your Own Lathe Tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

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Magic Box with: Jerry Davis
All

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

Description: Join Jerry in building a creative little magic box! This project would make a great gift for that special child in your life. They will have great fun showing others their ability to make small objects vanish into thin air. We look forward to having you join us!
Tuition: $125

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Woodworking Unplugged with: Todd Wood
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Description: The sound and feel of a sharp hand plane slicing thin shavings off a piece of wood is a very satisfying experience in contrast to the sometimes harsh sounds of the modern woodworking shop. It is also a link to the craftsmanship of the past. Join Woodworking Unplugged for a hands on day of fun, where we will construct two woodworking devices, a pair of winding sticks and a shooting board, using the three major groups of hand tools: hand planes, handsaws and chisels. You will also use measuring and marking tools as well as the workbench and vices. Sign up today!
Tuition: $100

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Basic Figure Carving (Boot) with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Monday, October 22, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: Join Joe as he walks you through the joyful art of figure carving. This skill is a great one to get under your belt so as to start applying it to your other woodworking projects! In this class, Joe will walk you through the process of creating a great looking boot.
Tuition: $85

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Spray Your Finish! with: Jerry Davis
All

Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn The Superior Results Of A Spray Finish.
Description: Advancement in technology has moved spraying finishes to the forefront of the finishing arena. Finishes and the tools that are now available can give superior results to any small shop woodworker. HVLP Spray equipment and vastly improved waterborne materials are game changers in the finishing arena. Spraying can be done safely by following the basics, choosing the right equipment, troubleshooting and solving any problems that may crop up. In this class you will learn all the techniques needed to give you a quick grasp of spraying your finish!
Tuition: $75

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Prep Your Wood - Measure Twice, Cut ONCE! with: Rick Chichester
All

Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To "sharpen" Your Marking And Measuring Skills.
Tools Required: All Provided.
Description: You're cleaning out your garage or just tidying up your workshop and happened across that long abandoned woodworking project that you said you get back to.... right after you finished your routine home repairs. Or maybe you have decided to embark on your new Woodworking hobby. Whatever the case you'll need to dust off your skills in wood prep as well as marking and measuring. Most woodworking projects begin with careful consideration of wood preparation. Jointing, planing and dimensioning those rough cut boards is where it all starts. From there you need to mobilize your measuring skills otherwise known as LAYOUT. Layout tools consist of rules, tapes, squares, dividers and marking knives to name a few.Come join us as we take you from dreaming about sawdust to measuring and marking your way to the satisfaction of seeing your project complete.
Tuition: $75

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Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools with: Jerry Davis
Beginner

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

Prerequisite: Some Knowledge Or Desire To Learn Sharpening Techniques.
Tools Required: Bring Any Tool You Might Want Sharpened.
Description: Sharp tools are the keystone to a fine tuned shop. Chisels, knives, lathe tools and various items around the shop are instrumental in getting the most out of your woodworking skills. Join us as we show you the "rules" of sharpening all your essential woodworking tools.
Tuition: $75

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Daniel McNeill
Beginner

Monday, October 29, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: Have you ever wanted to do some woodworking but were hesitant to start because it seemed out of reach? Scroll sawing is a woodworking techniquethat is easy to learn and doesn't involve very many tools. Sign up today and learn the basics of scroll sawing as well as safety, blade types, uses and basic scroll saw operation. You might discover the woodworker in you!
Tuition: $85

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Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

Friday, November 2, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Turn Your Own Project.
Tools Required: Feel Free To Bring In Your Own Lathe Tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, November 3, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn About Woodworking Tools
Tools Required: Tools Are Provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun. This is an extremely popular class, be sure to sign up early!
Tuition: $100

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

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

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn About Woodworking Tools
Tools Required: Tools Are Provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun. This is an extremely popular class, be sure to sign up early!
Tuition: $100

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Get A Handle On Knife Making with: Jerry Davis
Beginner/Intermediate

Monday, November 5, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Make A Custom Knife.
Tools Required: All Tools Are Provided.
Description: From cutting and marking in the shop, to hunting and camping, to preparing a simple meal, a good knife is indispensable. Create a custom knife you will be proud to show and use for a lifetime, or give as an impressive gift. We will use a Japanese made kit that you can make a high-quality knife from without the metal working tools or expertise required to make the blade. This 8-1/4" overall length blade features a slightly dropped point. The knife is made from 5/32" thick 6A high carbon stainless steel for edge retention. It has a 3-5/8" blade section which is hollow ground and highly polished. Shape, mount and finish your custom handles for a truly one-of-a-kind, high-quality knife.
Tuition: $110

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Intro To Handplanes with: Curtis Turner
All

Tuesday, November 6, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: You will learn to use a range of handplanes to complement and enhance your skills. This class will focus on selection, set up, sharpening and usage of planes. You will use a variety of vintage and new handplanes. This course is for those new to handplanes or those wanting to get more from their own planes. Curtis conducts demonstrations for Lie-Nielsen nationally.
Tuition: $85

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Dust Collection Sucks And The Shocking Truth with: Bill May
All

Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: Dust collection is a necessary evil. Tame the beast in this class filled with tips and tricks. In this three-hour class you will cover a wide range of topics including wiring and electrical loads, shop vacs vs. air filter vs. dust collectors, air flow, runs, plumbing, amperage, and MORE! Join Bill for a class that will be sure to payoff in a more pleasant (and clean) shop experience.
Tuition: $75

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Beginner's Lathe Class with: Curtis Turner
Beginner

Thursday, November 8, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn Turning And Have Fun Doing It.
Tools Required: All Tools Will Be Provided.
Description: This is a hands on class that will introduce you to the basics of woodturning. The focus will be on how to safely use a lathe while having fun. You will learn how secure stock to the lathe as well as the basic parts of the lathe. Curtis will teach you how to use spindle gouges, scrapers, bowl gouges, parting tools, chucks and more. Basic Tool Sharpening will also be introduced. Come join Curtis and have some fun on the Lathe!
Tuition: $100

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Spice Rack From Hand Tools with: Jerry Davis
All

Part 1: Friday, November 9, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, November 10, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, November 11, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Handtools 101
Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Will Be Supplied
Description: It's time to turn off those power tools! The opportunity to work by hand has returned. In this class you will learn the skills to work word in the time honored tradition of hand tools! From rough stock, you will saw to size, plane to thickness, rabbet joints, chop with chisels and scrape to smoothness. Using rabbet and dado joinery, you will construct a wall/shelf mounted spice rack sure to impress, but don't lose the project for the skills. After this class, you newly acquired skills will translate smoothly to other projects, and you will find the zen hidden in the unplugged workshop!
Tuition: $300

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Build A Wooden Hand Plane with: Paul Sauder
All

Part 1: Monday, November 12, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: HANDS-ON. The hand plane is the "violin" of hand tools. It is a humble tool that can be used in the shaping and smoothing of almost every project you build. Paul will provide hands-on instruction as each student builds a Krenov-style wooden smoothing plane using a variety of hardwoods and a top-of-the-line Hock plane blade kit. This smoothing plane will cut beautifully and be a treasured lifetime tool. You will even make a small blade setting hammer. Cost includes all materials and each student will receive a full set of plans.
Tuition: $285

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Cutting & Applying Crown Molding with: Kenneth Lightle
Beginner

Wednesday, November 14, 6 PM - 8 PM

Description: You will learn how to properly cut your crown molding to make it fit in your application. Our instructor will teach you how to use a miter saw to make precise cuts and then to install your new crown molding. This project can be difficult, as there are often gaps in your work. With the instruction of our expert teacher, you will learn the tricks of the trade to make it fit the first time.
Tuition: $75

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

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

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Provided
Description: Learning the process of pen turning can be a long, tedious process full of missteps and mistakes. Why not take the frustration out of the equation? In this class you will create a beautiful pen that you will love to show off and use on a daily basis. The instructor will select the kit you use, but you will make it your own by selecting the blank (wood or acrylic?? dark or light wood, and all the colors of the rainbow for acrylics??) Come join us, and create a unique, one-of-a-kind pen! It makes a wonderful gift too!!
Tuition: $90

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Pick Your Lathe Project - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

Friday, November 16, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Turn Your Own Project.
Tools Required: Feel Free To Bring In Your Own Lathe Tools
Description: Few tools are as essential to woodworking as the lathe. It is an indispensable tool for turning furniture parts, platters, bowls, and other one-of-a-kind pieces. David Dick, a well versed workshop turning expert will introduce you to the lathe and the fundamental techniques that can be accomplished with it. He then provides great projects for you or allows you to try one of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own projects. Come join David and "Pick your Project!"
Tuition: $100

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Cabinet Making with: Rick Chichester
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, November 16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, November 17, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, November 18, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: A Desire To Build Kitchen Cabinets
Tools Required: Tape Measure, Cordless Drill, 6" #2 Square Drive Bit
Description: Sometime during everyone's woodworking life you will either have a request or your own personal need to build a cabinet. It's rare to find a seasoned woodworker who hasn't built a cabinet. Join Rick as he shows you how to take some plywood, hardwood and a couple of hardware pieces and turn it into a functional, stylish addition to your home or office. From selecting materials, planning a cut list, construction and assembly, Rick will walk you through all facets of cabinetmaking. He'll show you how to make the case from plywood,the face frame with hardwood using pocket holes, a dovetailed drawer using a Porter Cable dove tail jig and a raised panel door. You'll learn to fit the drawer with soft close drawer slides and to fit the door using European style hinges. Be prepared to transport a cabinet that is 22 inches wide, 24 inches deep and 35 inches tall home with you. Now's your chance to add cabinets to your woodworking arsenal. This is one of our most popular classes so sign up early!
Tuition: $395

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Shaker Oval Boxes with: Bill May
All

Monday, November 19, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Description: Here is an American classic. Shake oval boxes are one of the most identifiable pieces of american woodworking and for good reason! In this class, Bill will walk you through the entire process: from resawing the hardwood, to soaking for bending, to construction. Armed with this knowledge, you will be ready to reproduce this box for gifts, storage, or house decor!
Tuition: $225

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Daniel McNeill
Beginner

Tuesday, November 20, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: Have you ever wanted to do some woodworking but were hesitant to start because it seemed out of reach? Scroll sawing is a woodworking techniquethat is easy to learn and doesn't involve very many tools. Sign up today and learn the basics of scroll sawing as well as safety, blade types, uses and basic scroll saw operation. You might discover the woodworker in you!
Tuition: $85

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Mastering Dovetail Jigs with: Jerry Davis
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Prerequisite: Prior Knowledge Of Routers Is Helpful.
Tools Required: All Tools Provided.
Description: Get the most from your router by adding a Dovetail Jig when joining your work. In this class, Jerry will guide you through setting up and using both the Leigh and Porter Cable dovetail jigs. From drawers to jewelry boxes, dovetails are a simple way to make strong and beautiful corners. Learn the techniques of dovetails without all the hand-cut dovetail detailing work.
Tuition: $125

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Candle Box with: Bill May
All

Sunday, November 25, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Description: Boxes are always enjoyable to build, and everyone loves little boxes to store and organize things. They also make great presents. This is a great class to learn some box making techniques and add a little to your overall woodworking skills. Learn about accurately measuring, cutting, and routing to make and assemble this wonderful keepsake box. Rough lumber will be pre jointed, planed and cut to rough dimensions. Then, you get to do all of the fun and useful skill-building work using the table saw and sled, table router and drum sander, plus a couple of tricks with the drill press, and a little insight into jigs and fixtures. Glue-up, sanding and finishing comes next, completing your prized accomplishment for the day! See an example in the store. Everything you need will be supplied.
Tuition: $145

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Table Saw Basics with: Paul Sauder
All

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

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn About Tablesaws
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: When setting up a new workshop, the first big purchase for most people is a Tablesaw. There are 3 different categories of saws, beginning with the benchtop, contractor and the full size cabinet saw. With its flat, circular spinning blade, the tablesaw can make all sorts of cuts, among them grooves, dadoes, rabbets, ripcuts, crosscuts and a variety of other woodworking joints. A tablesaw is usually only as good as the fence system it employs as well as an accurate miter gauge. As most everyone knows, safety is a prime concern when using power equipment, especially tablesaws. SAWSTOP has taken some of the guesswork out of that arena but it still needs to be a focus of tablesaw education. Come join in as we take you through the in's and out's of this hardworking tool and show you how you can learn to use this investment in time and money to build some beautiful projects.
Tuition: $75

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Band Saw Basics And Tuning with: Jerry Davis
All

Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn The A-Z's Of Band Saws
Tools Required: All Provided.
Description: Band saws are a very versatile tool, but they need to be tuned and maintained properly for optimal performance. Learn the techniques and skills to adjust your band saw and keep it performing to its potential. The class will cover blade selection, wheel alignment and adjustment, blade guides, table adjustment and other tricks to achieve top performance. You will leave the class with the knowledge to have your band saw performing tasks from sawing your own lumber to perfect circles and veneer reliably and easily.
Tuition: $75

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Finish The Job - Selecting The Right Finish with: Rick Chichester
All

Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Finish Your Project!
Tools Required: If Applicable, Bring An Item You Want To Refinish
Description: Oil based, water based, tung oil, linseed oil, shellac, varnish…the list goes on and on! It's easy to see why finishing can get a little intimidating. Well, it's time to take the mystery out of finishing! Want to know how to get the water ring removed from the table? Have a scratch that needs to disappear? Which woods are prone to blotching and how do you prevent it? Understanding the various finishes available will help you to solve all sorts of woodworking challenges and protect your handmade treasure for generations to come. This hands on class will turn you into a finishing expert ready to tackle that next project. From surface preparation to finish selection to application, this class will walk you through the process, leaving you with the confidence to refinish your kitchen cabinets, upcycle that unique project or correctly finish that project you have invested so much time and energy in. Be sure to come with any questions you might have.
Tuition: $75

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Router Basics with: Jerry Davis
All

Thursday, November 29, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: You've just purchased a router and some bits. It's a versatile machine that can be used in a vast assortment of woodworking operations. Before you plunge into router woodworking, come join Jerry in learning the basics you should know that will make your endeavors safer, easier and altogether more satisfying. We'll differentiate between fixed and plunge base routers, motor size, collet size and simplify the types of routers. In this "hands on" class there will be exercises using a few of the most common bits such as a round over, edge forming, straight cutting and even a dado. The router table will be used and there will be discussion of the differences between hand-held and table operations. Care and maintenance of routers will be covered. Bring any and all questions as well as your router to the class. Join in the fun and begin your router adventure.
Tuition: $75

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

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

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn About Woodworking Tools
Tools Required: Tools Are Provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun. This is an extremely popular class, be sure to sign up early!
Tuition: $100

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

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

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn About Woodworking Tools
Tools Required: Tools Are Provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Sandy as he takes you through the woodshop and lets you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun. This is an extremely popular class, be sure to sign up early!
Tuition: $100

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Get A Handle On Knife Making with: Jerry Davis
Beginner/Intermediate

Monday, December 3, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Make A Custom Knife.
Tools Required: All Tools Are Provided.
Description: From cutting and marking in the shop, to hunting and camping, to preparing a simple meal, a good knife is indispensable. Create a custom knife you will be proud to show and use for a lifetime, or give as an impressive gift. We will use a Japanese made kit that you can make a high-quality knife from without the metal working tools or expertise required to make the blade. This 8-1/4" overall length blade features a slightly dropped point. The knife is made from 5/32" thick 6A high carbon stainless steel for edge retention. It has a 3-5/8" blade section which is hollow ground and highly polished. Shape, mount and finish your custom handles for a truly one-of-a-kind, high-quality knife.
Tuition: $110

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Intro To Handplanes with: Curtis Turner
All

Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: You will learn to use a range of handplanes to complement and enhance your skills. This class will focus on selection, set up, sharpening and usage of planes. You will use a variety of vintage and new handplanes. This course is for those new to handplanes or those wanting to get more from their own planes. Curtis conducts demonstrations for Lie-Nielsen nationally.
Tuition: $85

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Adirondack Chair with: Rick Chichester
Beginner

Part 1: Friday, December 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, December 8, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, December 9, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Have Fun!
Tools Required: All Provided!
Description: Join Rick as he helps you build a VERY comfortable chair in which to enjoy the cool spring evenings. Weather proof Cypress wood is used to construct this comfortable outdoor easy chair.
Tuition: $200

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Daniel McNeill
Beginner

Monday, December 10, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: Have you ever wanted to do some woodworking but were hesitant to start because it seemed out of reach? Scroll sawing is a woodworking techniquethat is easy to learn and doesn't involve very many tools. Sign up today and learn the basics of scroll sawing as well as safety, blade types, uses and basic scroll saw operation. You might discover the woodworker in you!
Tuition: $85

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Beginner's Lathe Class with: Curtis Turner
Beginner

Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn Turning And Have Fun Doing It.
Tools Required: All Tools Will Be Provided.
Description: This is a hands on class that will introduce you to the basics of woodturning. The focus will be on how to safely use a lathe while having fun. You will learn how secure stock to the lathe as well as the basic parts of the lathe. Curtis will teach you how to use spindle gouges, scrapers, bowl gouges, parting tools, chucks and more. Basic Tool Sharpening will also be introduced. Come join Curtis and have some fun on the Lathe!
Tuition: $100

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Lecture Series - Shop Layout And Planning with: Kenneth Lightle
All

Wednesday, December 12, 6 PM - 8 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Educate Yourself.
Description: You have this itch to work with your hands. You just retired and are ready to dive headfirst into your long awaited hobby. Once you buy the first tool, the process begins of organizing, reorganizing and adding more and more tools to the mix. So where do you start? Shop Planning and Layout are two of the most important issues to consider but in most cases put on the back burner until your makeshift shop becomes gridlock. In another one of our classes in the lecture series we help you ask the questions and then provide you with some viable answers. What are things to consider when planning, building or remodeling for a home woodworking space? We will cover topics ranging from layout, materials, material flow, safety, future expansion, electrical, plumbing, windows, insulation, security, site location/selection and HVAC as well as dust extraction/collection. Even with limited space or shared space in the garage, how can I make it more efficient? Is my woodworking limited due to space? This discussion focused class will give insight and perspective when planning your new adventure. Save yourself TIME and MONEY by doing your homework before you begin building or expanding your shop idea.
Tuition: $75

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

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

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Provided
Description: Learning the process of pen turning can be a long, tedious process full of missteps and mistakes. Why not take the frustration out of the equation? In this class you will create a beautiful pen that you will love to show off and use on a daily basis. The instructor will select the kit you use, but you will make it your own by selecting the blank (wood or acrylic?? dark or light wood, and all the colors of the rainbow for acrylics??) Come join us, and create a unique, one-of-a-kind pen! It makes a wonderful gift too!!
Tuition: $90

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Jewelry Box With Mitered Corners with: Jerry Davis
All

Part 1: Friday, December 14, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, December 15, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, December 16, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Preferably Some Woodworking Experience
Tools Required: All Provided
Description: Box making is an important skill in woodworking. It's said that with excellent box-making skills, a woodworker can do just about anything else. Here is your chance to hone those skills! With mitered and keyed corners, you will walk away a more confident woodworker, as well as with an impressive looking jewelry box! The box makes a wonderful gift. Just beware that filling it with jewels might be step two. Woodcraft takes no liability for this second step!!!!
Tuition: $300
Tuition Notes: $200+$100 Materials Fee

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Making A Curved Top Jewelry Box with: Rick Chichester
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Monday, December 17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, December 18, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Woodshop 101 Or Some Experience With Power Tools.
Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Are Provided.
Description: Join Rick as he teaches you to make a box with simple joinery and the routing and sawing operations used will help build on skills that you have learned previously either by self instruction or classes. The sides of this box are a dark contrasting wood that will compliment the curved top, back and front. Handplanes and scrapers will be used to shape the top. Each student will leave with a glued up box ready to apply a finish to. Finishing will be discussed.
Tuition: $175

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Woodworking Basics For Women with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Part 1: Wednesday, December 19, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, December 20, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: One Of Our Most Popular Classes...sign Up Early To Reserve Your Space.
Tools Required: All Provided.
Description: Ladies to the front of the line. Here's your chance to show everyone that woodworking is universal and can be fun and educational as well. Learn the basics of woodworking in this women-only class! You will make a laminated cutting board and while your at it be introduced to the woodshop using many different hand and power tools. The emphasis will be on safety and on becoming comfortable using power tools. Come join Sandy as he shows you that women can be great woodworkers too!
Tuition: $125

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Woodworking Unplugged with: Todd Wood
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Description: The sound and feel of a sharp hand plane slicing thin shavings off a piece of wood is a very satisfying experience in contrast to the sometimes harsh sounds of the modern woodworking shop. It is also a link to the craftsmanship of the past. Join Woodworking Unplugged for a hands on day of fun, where we will construct two woodworking devices, a pair of winding sticks and a shooting board, using the three major groups of hand tools: hand planes, handsaws and chisels. You will also use measuring and marking tools as well as the workbench and vices. Sign up today!
Tuition: $100

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Build A Trick Box with: Bill May
Beginner

Sunday, December 23, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: All Necessary Tools Will Be Provided.
Description: Think outside of the box if you want to get inside this one! Come create a beautiful box with no apparent entry. The trick of opening it lies in a series of moving parts. Once you know the way in, frustrate your friends with this fun mind puzzle. We will use a table saw, router, miter saw, band saw, and drill press during this project and beginners are welcome. Learn to make a dado/rabbet joint as well as the tongue and groove, two classic woodworking joinery methods. Comprised of walnut and ambrosia maple, your trick box will decorate any room, hold memorable items, and be a conversation starter for sure. This would be a great father and son project and makes a wonderful gift and heirloom. This is a popular class so be sure sign up and reserve your spot early!
Tuition: $160

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