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

10901 IH 35 North
Austin, TX 78753
USA

Hours of Operation

sunday 11 AM - 4 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 7 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Table Saw Basics with: Paul Sauder
All

Monday, March 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: $75.00

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Band Saw Basics And Tuning with: Jerry Davis
All

Tuesday, March 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: $75.00

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

Wednesday, March 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: $75.00

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Yes, Folks- There Are More Than 10 Ways To Cut Dovetails! with: Bob Van Dyke
All

Part 1: Thursday, March 28, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 2: Friday, March 29, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Description: The great thing about running a national woodworking school is that Bob Van Dyke has seen the techniques of every different instructor who has taught at his Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking - and there have been a lot of them over the past 16 years! In woodworking- like in most things- there is no one "right" way to accomplish a task- there are numerous different ways to do the same thing and that is what this demo is all about. Van Dyke will not be telling you what he thinks is the "best" way- that is for you to decide- What he will show you are different techniques picked up from a number of different furniture makers- many of them regular Fine Woodworking Magazine contributors, and a few he has come up with himself. Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages, but the important thing is that they all work well. Starting off, Van Dyke will highlight the everyday stumbling blocks that he sees students coming up against all the time and, more importantly, how to get around them. Essential skills like using a cutting gauge correctly, paring to (and not beyond!) a line, cutting straight lines with a handsaw, using a sharp chisel and even simple layout techniques are crucial to successful dovetails! This demo is much more than just cutting dovetails by hand. "Machine assisted" dovetails give you the handcut look- i.e. complete flexibility in layout, but they remove many of the variables that contribute to inaccurate or sloppy dovetails. Combining machine techniques with handtools can also greatly increase your speed when faced with cutting a number of dovetail joints. Techniques using the tablesaw, a trim router, bandsaw, and scroll saw will contribute to your arsenal of dovetail techniques and more importantly will contribute to your understanding of what is important to your success in cutting this essential joint. Router dovetail jigs like the Porter Cable or Leigh jig will NOT be a part of this demo- Bob has no idea how to use those tools…
Tuition: $325.00

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Sharpening Hand-Tool Techniques with: Bob Van Dyke
All

Saturday, March 30, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Description: Are you tired of trying to use dull chisels and handplanes? Most people don't use these tools effectively because they don't know how to sharpen them or don't realize what a sharp edge actually feels like! Many beginning woodworkers are sucked into the advertising for the latest and greatest jig to use when in fact, sharpening any chisel or plane iron is a simple and quick process that does not require a whole bunch of expensive and time-consuming equipment. We will explore the techniques required to do the initial tune up the tool in order to create a razor-sharp edge. Using two stones, a simple (and cheap) honing guide and a simple projection jig you will learn how to maintain that edge in under 3 minutes each time you re-sharpen. This demo will focus on basic chisel and handplane sharpening techniques but will also go into the many different types of sharpening stones and guides on the market. We will also explore using a bench grinder to repair edges and what its role is in day to day sharpening. The key to successful and fast sharpening is to have a consistent bevel angle- whatever that is. Bob will demonstrate the making of a simple "projection jig" that guarantees you will have the correct and consistent sharpening angle all the time. Time permitting, sharpening a card scraper will also be demonstrated.
Tuition: $130.00

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Making A Cutting Gauge With Bob Van Dyke with: Bob Van Dyke
All

Sunday, March 31, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Description: One of the foundations of superior furniture making is good layout. Good layout is based on the ability to cut a single accurate layout line. This is accomplished with a good layout knife and a good cutting gauge. Surprisingly, good cutting gauges seem to be a thing of the past. Sure- there are some out there with really pretty rosewood and brass- but if you look a little closer you see how badly they are made, how poor the cutter is (it is ground incorrectly, and it is usually installed backwards!) and they are really expensive! Why not join Bob Van Dyke to make you own cutting gauge? Based on a design he learned from woodworking expert Will Neptune, this gauge has all the attributes of a great marking tool. It has a large face to register solidly against any surface, a long beam (12") which lets you use it like a small panel gauge and, most importantly, a single bevel spear point cutter made from a Ron Hock Marking knife. In this class you will learn some good woodworking techniques, shape your own cutting gauge to fit your hand and learn how to sharpen and use the tool, accurately over and over, meet some new people and have a good time doing it! Sign up today- space is limited. Your choice of walnut or cherry– please specify when registering
Tuition: $150.00

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Build A Trick Box with: Bill May
Beginner

Monday, April 1, 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: $160.00
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials

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More Than A Cutting Board...Breadboard Ends! with: Jerry Davis
Beginner

Tuesday, April 2, 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: $135.00

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Basic Lathe Skills - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

Friday, April 5, 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: $100.00

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, April 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: $115.00

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Sunday, April 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: $115.00

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Workshop Fundamentals - Basic Jigs And Fixtures with: Bill May
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking
Description: If you're not using jigs and fixtures, you're not getting your money's worth out of your tools and machines, and you're not working as efficiently and safely as you should be. Learn about the techniques, procedures and materials to make these workshop helpers that speed you through your projects. We'll go over using the table saw, band saw, router and drill press to make much better use of these tools (think about it) and all of your workshop machines! Nuts, bolts, screws, shims, threaded inserts, t-track, clamps, materials such as plastics, aluminum, brass and of course, wood will be covered along with techniques for drilling, tapping, machining grooves and slots, and making precision adjusters for accurate and repeatable results. Work-holding, sliding, tilting, twisting and turning using angles, circles, squares......whatever, will be at your beck and call. Sign up for this enjoyable and productive class that will help with everything you do with power tools in the workshop. Do it now! No experience necessary.
Tuition: $125.00

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Turned Bottle Stoppers with: Karyn Iliana Vila
All

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

Prerequisite: Basic Spindle Or Pen Turning Experience
Tools Required: Bring Your Own Lathe Tools If You Have Them
Description: Advance your turning skills, and take home a couple of beautiful, useful bottle stoppers. This class will demonstrate how to properly secure your work and turn a great looking stopper. Additionally, some basic finishing techniques will introduced. These stoppers make great gifts for all occasions, so once armed with these skills you will be passing them out in no time!
Tuition: $90.00

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

Wednesday, April 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: $75.00

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Intro To Handplanes with: Curtis Turner
All

Thursday, April 11, 6:30 PM - 10 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: $85.00

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

Part 1: Friday, April 12, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, April 13, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, April 14, 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: $375.00
Tuition Notes: $275+$100 Materials Fee

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

Monday, April 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: $90.00

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Picture Framing Fundamentals with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Part 1: Tuesday, April 16, 5 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, April 17, 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: $160.00
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

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

Thursday, April 18, 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, April 19, 5:30 PM - 8:30 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: $100.00

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

Monday, April 22, 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: $75.00

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Beginner's Lathe Class with: Curtis Turner
Cancelled

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 PM - 10 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: $100.00

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

Wednesday, April 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: $75.00

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Basic Figure Carving (Boot) with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Thursday, April 25, 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: $85.00

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Adirondack Chair with: Rick Chichester
Beginner

Part 1: Friday, April 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, April 27, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, April 28, 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: $300.00

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Daniel McNeill
Beginner

Monday, April 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 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: $85.00

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Spray Your Finish! with: Jerry Davis
All

Tuesday, April 30, 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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Basic Lathe Skills - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

Friday, May 3, 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: $100.00

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, May 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: $115.00
Tuition Notes: $100.00 + $15 Materials

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Sunday, May 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: $115.00
Tuition Notes: $100.00 + $15.00 Materials

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

Monday, May 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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Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools with: Jerry Davis
Beginner

Tuesday, May 7, 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: $75.00

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Cutting & Applying Crown Molding with: Kenneth Lightle
Beginner

Wednesday, May 8, 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: $75.00

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Beginner's Lathe Class with: Curtis Turner
Beginner

Thursday, May 9, 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: $100.00

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Loose Tenon Joinery End Table (Domino Table) with: Jerry Davis
All

Part 1: Friday, May 10, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, May 11, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, May 12, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Build A "heirloom" Furniture Piece
Tools Required: All Tools Are Provided.
Description: The selection of furniture for your home stirs different emotions in every person. The "Domino" end table lets you build a quality piece of furniture in a reasonable amount of time and provides a successful and satisfying experience. Every home uses end tables so why not build on your woodworking skills while using Festool's German engineered Domino Joiner. Join Jerry as he takes you through the furniture making process. Beyond the simple joinery and striking lines you will construct a solid end table that will surely become a family heirloom.
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: $295+$100 Materials Fee

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

Tuesday, May 14, 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: $90.00

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Precision And Accuracy with: Bill May
All

Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: Bring Tools You Wish To Check For Accuracy
Description: It's Back! The highly successful class that teaches you about measuring, marking, layout, tool setup and more. Learn how to make accurate and repeatable cuts, have your miters come out right, check your tools, machines and instruments to make sure they do what they are supposed to do. Many people get frustrated because things don't work out properly, and think it's their fault. It's likely in your tools, machines, instruments or techniques. Learn to fix that! Bring your measuring, and layout tools to check them, and fix them. You'll learn to check and setup the major machines for accuracy and repeatability. This is a class for everyone from beginner on up. Please be sure to mark any of your personal tools that you bring so they do not get mixed up with the classroom tools.
Tuition: $75.00

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Intro To Handplanes with: Curtis Turner
All

Thursday, May 16, 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: $85.00

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Basic Lathe Skills - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

Friday, May 17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 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: $100.00

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Presentation Box with: Jerry Davis
All

Part 1: Saturday, May 18, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 19, 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 presentation box. 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

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Woodworking Basics For Women with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Part 1: Monday, May 20, 5 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, May 21, 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: $115.00
Tuition Notes: $100.00 + $15.00 Materials

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Daniel McNeill
Beginner

Wednesday, May 22, 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: $85.00

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Workshop Fundamentals - Advanced Hand Held Routers with: Bill May
Advanced

Thursday, May 23, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Hand Held Router Experience
Description: Learn to take maximum advantage of one of the most useful and versatile machines in the wood shop. Please note however, this class will not cover dovetail jigs. It's all about guiding the router from point A to point B along the path you want it to take...safely. Topics will include bit selection, templates, base plates, guide bushings, interchangeable guide bearings and edge guides, just to name a few. Stopped cuts, plunge cuts, climb cutting and other techniques will help you get where you want to be. This is a hands-on class that will help you utilize the full potential of hand held routing.
Tuition: $125.00

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Cabinet Making with: Rick Chichester
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, May 24, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, May 25, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, May 26, 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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Router Basics with: Jerry Davis
All

Monday, May 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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Table Saw Basics with: Paul Sauder
All

Tuesday, May 28, 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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Band Saw Basics And Tuning with: Jerry Davis
All

Wednesday, May 29, 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

Thursday, May 30, 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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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, June 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: $115.00
Tuition Notes: $100 + $15 Materials

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Sunday, June 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: $115.00
Tuition Notes: $100 + $15 Materials

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

Monday, June 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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Intro To Handplanes with: Curtis Turner
All

Tuesday, June 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: $100.00

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Workshop Fundamentals - Basic Jigs And Fixtures with: Bill May
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, June 5, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking
Description: If you're not using jigs and fixtures, you're not getting your money's worth out of your tools and machines, and you're not working as efficiently and safely as you should be. Learn about the techniques, procedures and materials to make these workshop helpers that speed you through your projects. We'll go over using the table saw, band saw, router and drill press to make much better use of these tools (think about it) and all of your workshop machines! Nuts, bolts, screws, shims, threaded inserts, t-track, clamps, materials such as plastics, aluminum, brass and of course, wood will be covered along with techniques for drilling, tapping, machining grooves and slots, and making precision adjusters for accurate and repeatable results. Work-holding, sliding, tilting, twisting and turning using angles, circles, squares......whatever, will be at your beck and call. Sign up for this enjoyable and productive class that will help with everything you do with power tools in the workshop. Do it now! No experience necessary.
Tuition: $125.00

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Basic Lathe Skills - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

Friday, June 7, 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: $100.00

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Build Your TEXAS Star with: Pete O'Rourke
Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, June 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, June 8, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, June 9, 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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Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools with: Jerry Davis
Beginner

Monday, June 10, 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: $75.00

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

Tuesday, June 11, 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: $90.00

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Beginner's Lathe Class with: Curtis Turner
Beginner

Wednesday, June 12, 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: $100.00

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

Thursday, June 13, 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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Adirondack Chair with: Rick Chichester
Beginner

Part 1: Friday, June 14, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, June 15, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, June 16, 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: $225.00

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Turned Bottle Stoppers with: Karyn Iliana Vila
All

Monday, June 17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Spindle Or Pen Turning Experience
Tools Required: Bring Your Own Lathe Tools If You Have Them
Description: Advance your turning skills, and take home a couple of beautiful, useful bottle stoppers. This class will demonstrate how to properly secure your work and turn a great looking stopper. Additionally, some basic finishing techniques will introduced. These stoppers make great gifts for all occasions, so once armed with these skills you will be passing them out in no time!
Tuition: $90.00

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End-Grain Cutting Board with: Sandy Sternadel
Intermediate

Part 1: Wednesday, June 19, 5 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, June 20, 5 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 3: Friday, June 21, 5 PM - 8:30 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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Basic Lathe Skills - Instructional Class with: David Dick
Beginner

Friday, June 21, 9:30 AM - 1 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: $100.00

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Router Magic with: Jerry Davis
All

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

Prerequisite: No Router Knowledge Needed, That's What Your 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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Build A Trick Box with: Bill May
Beginner

Sunday, June 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: $160.00
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Daniel McNeill
Beginner

Monday, June 24, 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: $85.00

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Spray Your Finish! with: Jerry Davis
All

Tuesday, June 25, 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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Prep Your Wood - Measure Twice, Cut ONCE! with: Rick Chichester
All

Wednesday, June 26, 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 (Boot) with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Thursday, June 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 boot.
Tuition: $85.00

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

Part 1: Friday, June 28, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, June 29, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, June 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: $425.00
Tuition Notes: $325+$100 Materials Fee

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