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

10901 IH 35 North
Austin, TX 78753
USA

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Hours of Operation

sunday 11 AM - 4 PM
monday 9 AM - 6 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 6 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 6 PM
thursday 9 AM - 6 PM
friday 9 AM -6 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Basic Figure Carving with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Monday, September 27, 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 carving.
Tuition: $95.00

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Spray Your Finish! with: Jerry Davis
All

Tuesday, September 28, 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: $75.00

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Lecture Series – Woodworking/Furniture Design with: Kenneth Lightle
Intermediate

Wednesday, September 29, 6 PM - 8 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Educate Yourself
Description: Your woodworking projects and skills have progressed. In the past you have built projects by following the magazine plans and succeeded. You have even built a few projects through minor plan modifications. However, you now have some original, more complex ideas and projects in mind. How do you implement these ideas into actual, successful projects? In another one of our classes in the Woodcraft—Austin lecture series, we help you ask project specific questions, help you to envision the project details and then provide you with possible options and solutions. Topics of this discussion style class include: traditional/classical design principals, scale and proportion, drawings, modeling, joinery, cut list, hardware, material choice, finishing. Save yourself TIME and MONEY by doing your homework before you begin that dream project.
Tuition: $75.00

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Table Saw Basics with: Jerry Davis
All

Thursday, September 30, 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: $75.00

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, October 2, 9:30 AM - 5 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: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Are Included In The Tuition Fee.

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Sunday, October 3, 9:30 AM - 5 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: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Are Included In The Tuition Fee.

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Make A Wood & Epoxy Resin Cutting Board with: Gus Hartmann
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Monday, October 4, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, October 7, 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Provided
Description: Want to learn to use epoxy resin? This is the class for you! Join Gus as he takes you though the process of creating this unique cutting board using the Liquid Glass Deep Pour epoxy made by Super Clear Epoxy Resin Systems.
Tuition: $295.00

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

Tuesday, October 5, 5 PM - 8 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: $90.00

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Get A Handle On Knife Making with: Jerry Davis

Wednesday, October 6, 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: $110.00

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Basic Lathe Skills - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

Friday, October 8, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn To Turn.
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 allows you to turn a bowl of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own bowls. Come join David and learn the basics!
Tuition: $125.00

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Cabinet Making with: Rick Chichester

Part 1: Friday, October 8, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, October 9, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, October 10, 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: $395.00

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Monday, October 11, 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 technique that 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: $95.00

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Turning A Pepper Mill with: Chris McCarron

Part 1: Tuesday, October 12, 5 PM - 8 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, October 13, 5 PM - 8 PM

Prerequisite: Some Turning Experience Is Required
Tools Required: You May Bring Your Own Turning Tools, Mark Them Clearly
Description: Now is your chance to create a wonderful addition to your kitchen collection. Nothing beats freshly ground pepper on a steak or salad. Also, a beautifully turned pepper mill is sure to impress your dinner guests. Join Chris as he walks you through the process, you'll be glad you did!
Tuition: $150.00

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CNC 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Thursday, October 14, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Will Be Supplied
Description: Ever wonder "What is a CNC?" In simple terms it is a computer-controlled router that can accomplish a wide range of tasks from making signs to carving in three dimensions. In this beginner's class you will learn the basics of V-Carve: maneuvering in the CAD software, mapping tool paths, and previewing your project. Join Sandy as he takes you through the process of using the AXIOM CNC machine.
Tuition: $95.00

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Don't Be Square... Most Of The Time with: Jerry Davis

Part 1: Friday, October 15, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Provided
Description: Most of the time in woodworking we focus on making sure everything is square. Whether you are building cabinets, tables, bookshelves, etc. this is usually the case. In this class you will learn how curves can add an aesthetic element to your piece. Join Jerry Davis as he walks you through how to make this simple yet elegant looking coffee table.
Tuition: $425.00

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Sharpen Your Woodshop Tools with: Jerry Davis
All

Monday, October 18, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools Will Be Provided
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: $75.00

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Picture Framing Fundamentals with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Part 1: Tuesday, October 19, 5 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, October 20, 5 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn The Art And Craft Of Picture Framing.
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Picture framing consists of a set of easy to learn skills...measuring, cutting mats, choosing and constructing frames, and then seeing it all come together to protect your photographs, paintings and prints. These skills are easy to learn and they don't require a lot of expensive equipment or a large workshop. Come join us and learn the endless possibilities of picture framing. Just one more thing, if you have a 8x10 picture that you would like to frame, BRING IT!
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: $125+$50 Materials Fee

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

Thursday, October 21, 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: $75.00

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Basic Lathe Skills - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

Friday, October 22, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn To Turn.
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 allows you to turn a bowl of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own bowls. Come join David and learn the basics!
Tuition: $125.00

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CNC 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, October 23, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Will Be Supplied
Description: Ever wonder "What is a CNC?" In simple terms it is a computer-controlled router that can accomplish a wide range of tasks from making signs to carving in three dimensions. In this beginner's class you will learn the basics of V-Carve: maneuvering in the CAD software, mapping tool paths, and previewing your project. Join Sandy as he takes you through the process of using the AXIOM CNC machine.
Tuition: $95.00

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Band Saw Basics And Tuning with: Jerry Davis
All

Monday, October 25, 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: $75.00

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Basic Figure Carving with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Tuesday, October 26, 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 carving.
Tuition: $95.00

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Router Basics with: Jerry Davis
All

Wednesday, October 27, 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: $75.00

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

Thursday, October 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: $75.00

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

Tuesday, November 2, 5 PM - 8 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: $90.00

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Get A Handle On Knife Making with: Jerry Davis

Wednesday, November 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: $110.00

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Sharpen Your Woodshop Tools with: Jerry Davis
All

Thursday, November 4, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools Will Be Provided
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: $75.00

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, November 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. This is an extremely popular class, be sure to sign up early!
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Are Included In The Tuition Fee.

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Sunday, November 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. This is an extremely popular class, be sure to sign up early!
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Are Included In The Tuition Fee.

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Make A Wood & Epoxy Resin Cutting Board with: Gus Hartmann

Part 1: Monday, November 8, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, November 11, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Provided
Description: Want to learn to use epoxy resin? This is the class for you! Join Gus as he takes you though the process of creating this unique cutting board using the Liquid Glass Deep Pour epoxy made by Super Clear Epoxy Resin Systems.
Tuition: $295.00

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Tuesday, November 9, 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 technique that 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: $95.00

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Cutting & Applying Crown Molding with: Kenneth Lightle
Beginner

Wednesday, November 10, 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: $100.00

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Turning An Ornament with: David Dick

Saturday, November 13, 10 AM - 1 PM

Prerequisite: Turning Experience
Tools Required: Bring Tools If You Would Like. Label CLEARLY
Description: Join David as he shows you how to turn a one of a kind ornament. This is a great decoration for the holiday!
Tuition: $125.00

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CNC 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Sunday, November 14, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Will Be Supplied
Description: Ever wonder "What is a CNC?" In simple terms it is a computer-controlled router that can accomplish a wide range of tasks from making signs to carving in three dimensions. In this beginner's class you will take you through the basics of the CNC router and bit selection as well as the basics of the V-Carve software: maneuvering in the CAD software, using the text tool, mapping toolpaths, and previewing your project. Join Sandy as he takes you through the process of using the AXIOM CNC machine.
Tuition: $95.00

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Turning A Pepper Mill with: Chris McCarron

Part 1: Monday, November 15, 5 PM - 8 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, November 16, 5 PM - 8 PM

Prerequisite: Some Turning Experience Is Required
Tools Required: You May Bring Your Own Turning Tools, Mark Them Clearly
Description: Now is your chance to create a wonderful addition to your kitchen collection. Nothing beats freshly ground pepper on a steak or salad. Also, a beautifully turned pepper mill is sure to impress your dinner guests. Join Paul as he walks you through the process, you'll be glad you did!
Tuition: $150.00

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Woodworking Basics For Women with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Part 1: Wednesday, November 17, 5 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, November 18, 5 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: $125.00

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Basic Lathe Skills - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

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

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn To Turn.
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 allows you to turn a bowl of your own to practice your newly acquired skills. What better way to get proficient on the lathe than to start "turning" your own bowls. Come join David and learn the basics!
Tuition: $125.00

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Jewelry Presentation Box with: Jerry Davis
All

Part 1: Saturday, November 20, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 21, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Provided
Description: Using beautiful curly maple and claro walnut, students will gain valuable woodworking skills building a gorgeous jewelry presentation box. This variation of the classic presentation box includes extra features such as a box lining and ring trays. A successful box requires tight miters, reinforced with keys, precisely installed hinges, and great design. Jerry will assist students as they tackle each step. In the end, not only will you have a handmade box, but also the skills to expand and create your own interesting designs. This class makes a wonderful gift to those beginner woodworkers looking to solidify fundamental skills.
Tuition: $350.00
Tuition Notes: $300 + $50 Materials

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

Monday, November 29, 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: $75.00

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Basic Figure Carving with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Tuesday, November 30, 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 carving.
Tuition: $95.00

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Turning A Pepper Mill with: Chris McCarron
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Prerequisite: Some Turning Experience Is Required
Tools Required: You May Bring Your Own Turning Tools, Mark Them Clearly
Description: Now is your chance to create a wonderful addition to your kitchen collection. Nothing beats freshly ground pepper on a steak or salad. Also, a beautifully turned pepper mill is sure to impress your dinner guests. Join Paul as he walks you through the process, you'll be glad you did!
Tuition: $150.00

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, December 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: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Are Included In The Tuition Fee.

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Sunday, December 5, 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: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Are Included In The Tuition Fee.

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Make A Wood & Epoxy Resin Cutting Board with: Gus Hartmann

Part 1: Monday, December 6, 5 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, December 9, 5 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Provided
Description: Want to learn to use epoxy resin? This is the class for you! Join Gus as he takes you through the process of creating this unique cutting board using the Liquid Glass Deep Pour epoxy made by Super Clear Epoxy Resin Systems.
Tuition: $295.00

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

Tuesday, December 7, 5 PM - 8 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: $90.00

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Get A Handle On Knife Making with: Jerry Davis

Wednesday, December 8, 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: $110.00

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CNC 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, December 11, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Will Be Supplied
Description: Ever wonder "What is a CNC?" In simple terms it is a computer-controlled router that can accomplish a wide range of tasks from making signs to carving in three dimensions. In this beginner's class you will take you through the basics of the CNC router and bit selection as well as the basics of the V-Carve software: maneuvering in the CAD software, using the text tool, mapping toolpaths, and previewing your project. Join Sandy as he takes you through the process of using the AXIOM CNC machine.
Tuition: $95.00

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Router Magic with: Jerry Davis
All

Sunday, December 12, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: No Router Knowledge Needed, That's What You're Here For!
Tools Required: All Provided.
Description: The basic Router is an extremely simple piece of equipment. It has 3 main parts, the Motor, the Collet and the Base. What makes a Router special is the ability to change it's cutter to allow the user to make all kinds of different shapes and profiles. In this class, Jerry will take you from the basics of a Router right on through to the design of various cutters. The first half of the class will involve learning about this versatile tool, it's primary function in your Woodshop, planning and setup, wood preparation and project design. The second half of the class you will take what you've learned and create a unique box project that will be constructed using nothing other than this magnificent little tool.. Come join in the fun and create a cool box and create the magic for yourself!
Tuition: $125.00

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Monday, December 13, 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 technique that 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: $95.00

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End-Grain Cutting Board with: Sandy Sternadel
Intermediate

Part 1: Tuesday, December 14, 5 PM - 8 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, December 15, 5 PM - 8 PM
Part 3: Thursday, December 16, 5 PM - 8 PM

Prerequisite: Some Basic Knowledge Of Shop Tools Is Helpful But Not Required
Tools Required: All Tools Are Provided.
Description: This eye-catching kitchen accessory may look challenging, but it's amazingly easy to construct and makes for one tough cutting surface. In just a couple of evenings you too can make this striking project from maple, cherry and walnut. Join Sandy and help him rustle up some wood, clamps and water resistant glue and let's get started.
Tuition: $160.00
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

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Build Your TEXAS Star with: Pete O'Rourke
Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, December 17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, December 18, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, December 19, 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: $425.00

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Sharpen Your Woodshop Tools with: Jerry Davis
All

Monday, December 20, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools Will Be Provided
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: $75.00

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Basic Figure Carving with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Tuesday, December 21, 5:30 PM - 4:30 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 carving.
Tuition: $95.00

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Lecture Series – Woodworking/Furniture Design with: Kenneth Lightle
Intermediate

Thursday, December 23, 6 PM - 8 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Educate Yourself
Description: Your woodworking projects and skills have progressed. In the past you have built projects by following the magazine plans and succeeded. You have even built a few projects through minor plan modifications. However, you now have some original, more complex ideas and projects in mind. How do you implement these ideas into actual, successful projects? In another one of our classes in the Woodcraft—Austin lecture series, we help you ask project specific questions, help you to envision the project details and then provide you with possible options and solutions. Topics of this discussion style class include: traditional/classical design principals, scale and proportion, drawings, modeling, joinery, cut list, hardware, material choice, finishing. Save yourself TIME and MONEY by doing your homework before you begin that dream project.
Tuition: $100.00

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Band Saw Basics And Tuning with: Jerry Davis
All

Tuesday, December 28, 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: $75.00

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

Wednesday, December 29, 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: $75.00

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Router Basics with: Jerry Davis
All

Thursday, December 30, 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: $75.00

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