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Phone:
(512) 407-8787
Fax:
(512) 407-8790
Email:
Austin-retail@woodcraft.com

10901 IH 35 North
Austin, TX 78758

Hours of Operation

sunday 11 AM - 5 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 9 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Daniel McNeill
Beginner

Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Precision And Accuracy with: Bill May
All

Wednesday, June 20, 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

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Beginner's Lathe Class with: Curtis Turner
Beginner

Thursday, June 21, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

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Build Your TEXAS Star with: Pete O'Rourke
Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, June 22, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, June 23, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, June 24, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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Spray Your Finish! with: Jerry Davis
All

Monday, 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

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Prep Your Wood - Measure Twice, Cut ONCE! with: Bill May
All

Tuesday, 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

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Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools with: Jerry Davis
Beginner

Wednesday, June 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Basic Figure Carving (Boot) with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Thursday, June 28, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Build A Wooden Hand Plane with: Paul Sauder
All

Part 1: Monday, July 2, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, July 3, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, July 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 nearly every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Tablesaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $100

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Sunday, July 8, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

Monday, July 9, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Get A Handle On Knife Making with: Glenn Fiedler
Beginner/Intermediate

Tuesday, July 10, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Cutting & Applying Crown Molding with: Kenneth Lightle
Beginner

Wednesday, July 11, 6 PM - 8 PM

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

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

Thursday, July 12, 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: $75

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Cabinet Making with: Rick Chichester
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, July 13, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, July 14, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, July 15, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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End-Grain Cutting Board with: Sandy Sternadel
Intermediate

Part 1: Monday, July 16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 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
Tuition Notes: $125+ $35 Materials Fee

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Intro To Handplanes with: Curtis Turner
All

Thursday, July 19, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

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

Friday, July 20, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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Elegant Shelves with: Paul Sauder
Beginner

Saturday, July 21, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Description: Are you looking to further your burgeoning interest in woodworking? Here is your class! In this one day course, Paul will assist you as you construct an elegant shelf system that will look great in any room of your house! Constructed of walnut and maple, the contrasting woods bring your eye straight to the piece, while the minimalist design allows it to blend seamlessly into the room. In order to construct this piece, you will get your hands on the jointer, planer, table saw, and router, making it a great follow-up class to woodworking 101. This is a great opportunity to be rewarded with a beautiful piece of furniture for the price of one fun day in the shop.
Tuition: $175

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Candle Box with: Bill May
All

Sunday, July 22, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Description: Boxes are always enjoyable to build, and everyone loves little boxes to store and organize things. They also make great presents. This is a great class to learn some box making techniques and add a little to your overall woodworking skills. Learn about accurately measuring, cutting, and routing to make and assemble this wonderful keepsake box. Rough lumber will be pre jointed, planed and cut to rough dimensions. Then, you get to do all of the fun and useful skill-building work using the table saw and sled, table router and drum sander, plus a couple of tricks with the drill press, and a little insight into jigs and fixtures. Glue-up, sanding and finishing comes next, completing your prized accomplishment for the day! See an example in the store. Everything you need will be supplied.
Tuition: $175

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

Monday, July 23, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Router Basics with: Jerry Davis
All

Tuesday, July 24, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Table Saw Basics with: Paul Sauder
All

Wednesday, July 25, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Band Saw Basics And Tuning with: Jerry Davis
All

Thursday, July 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Hardwood Cajon with: Jordan Berman
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, July 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, July 28, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, July 29, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Will Be Supplied
Description: Over the years, the Cajon has become a popular instrument across so many genres, including: Afro-Peruvian, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Funk and Folk. Normally, the Cajon is a box shaped percussion instrument that is played with the hands on a thin plying surface called the tapa. In this class, you will create a custom hardwood Cajon that will sound great on recordings, at open mic nights, in the drum circle, or around the campfire. We will use domestic and exotic hardwoods and nearly every tool in the shop to help you create your own hand-made musical instrument.
Tuition: $300

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Beginner's Lathe Class with: Curtis Turner
Beginner

Monday, July 30, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Daniel McNeill
Beginner

Tuesday, July 31, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, August 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.
Tuition: $100

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Sunday, August 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.
Tuition: $100

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

Monday, August 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

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

Tuesday, August 7, 9:30 AM - 4:30 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

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

Wednesday, August 8, 6 PM - 8 PM

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

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

Thursday, August 9, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Adirondack Chair with: Rick Chichester
Beginner

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 14, 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: $75

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Woodworking Basics For Women with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Part 1: Wednesday, August 15, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, August 16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Friday, August 17, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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Woodworking Unplugged with: Todd Wood
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, August 18, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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Router Magic with: Jerry Davis
All

Sunday, August 19, 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

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Daniel McNeill
Beginner

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

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

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Precision And Accuracy with: Bill May
All

Tuesday, August 21, 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

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Picture Framing Fundamentals with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Part 1: Wednesday, August 22, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, August 23, 5:30 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
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

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Loose Tenon Joinery (Domino Coffee Table) with: Jerry Davis
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, August 24, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, August 25, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, August 26, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Make A Timeless Furniture Piece.
Tools Required: All Tools Provided.
Description: Finally, a complement to the Domino End Table has arrived. This simple but elegant coffee table is constructed entirely with the Festool Domino joinery system. You will be amazed to see how the Domino makes true mortise-and-tenon joinery easy and fast. With it's ability to make accurate, durable and repeatable joints, the Domino goes far beyond the capabilities of a biscuit joiner or any other joining method available. This table uses all the benefits of the Domino's tenons strength to ensure a lasting fit. Like it's predecessor, it continues the simple lines of the end table and complements the functionality of the grouping. Constructed of Ambrosia Maple and Walnut, it's beauty will last generations to come. This class is surely to be as popular as the End table, so sign up early.
Tuition: $400
Tuition Notes: $300 + $100 Materials Fee

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

Monday, August 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Beginner's Lathe Class with: Curtis Turner
Beginner

Tuesday, August 28, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

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Basic Figure Carving (Boot) with: Joe Gallio
Beginner

Wednesday, August 29, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Spray Your Finish! with: Jerry Davis
All

Thursday, August 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

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Saturday, September 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.
Tuition: $100

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Woodshop 101 with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Sunday, September 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.
Tuition: $100

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

Tuesday, September 4, 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: $75

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Router Magic with: Jerry Davis
All

Saturday, September 8, 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

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Build A Trick Box with: Bill May
Beginner

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

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

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Beginners Lathe Class with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

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

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn To Use The Lathe
Tools Required: Tools Provided
Description: Learn all about lathes and their uses. You will learn about different types of lathes and lathe tools, lathe operations, all of the working parts of a lathe and great ways to use them. If you are thinking about buying a lathe this class will outline everything you need to get started. This is not a project class but there will be some hands on.
Tuition: $100

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Turn A Pen with: Chris McCarron
Beginner

Tuesday, September 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

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Cutting & Applying Crown Molding with: Kenneth Lightle
Beginner

Wednesday, September 12, 6 PM - 8 PM

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

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

Part 1: Thursday, September 13, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 2: Friday, September 14, 9:30 AM - 5:30 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 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 class 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 the 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 class is much more than just cutting dovetails by hand. "Machine assisted" dovetails give you the handcut look- i.e. 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 cutting a number of dovetail joints. Techniques using the table saw, 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 of Leigh jig will not be a part of this class…Bob has no idea how to use those tools...
Tuition: $325

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Executing Shaded Fans with: Bob Van Dyke
All

Part 1: Saturday, September 15, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Description: Shaded fans were a common decorative motif in Federal (or Neoclassical) furniture of the late 18th century. They were often inlaid into the corners of table tops and drawer fronts, but with a little imagination they could be used just about any place. Bob Van Dyke, director of the Connecticut School of Woodworking, will teach the unique methods needed to produce these designs. Starting out with white and black veneers, we will learn how to create the segments that go into constructing a ¼ fan followed by a ½ fan. The shading is done in the traditional way, with heated sand! Putting the whole fan together, adding the contrasting black segments and surrounding the whole thing with a contrasting veneer "string" finishes the fan off. However, we still have to do something with it, so we will inlay the finished fans into a walnut panel- it could be a drawer front if you have something special in mind. Finally, we will learn a little about string inlay as we set in a string inlay boarder around the whole panel. We should be able to get a few ¼ fans and at least one ½ fan done in the weekend. Don't miss this great opportunity to have access to an extraordinary teacher without the expense of traveling to the Northeast. Also, adding this technique to you skills will set your work ahead of the competition! Sign up today, as space is limited!
Tuition: $295

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Daniel McNeill
Beginner

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

Description: Have you ever wanted to do some woodworking but were hesitant to start because it seemed out of reach? Scroll sawing is a woodworking techniquethat is easy to learn and doesn't involve very many tools. Sign up today and learn the basics of scroll sawing as well as safety, blade types, uses and basic scroll saw operation. You might discover the woodworker in you!
Tuition: $75

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Picture Framing Fundamentals with: Sandy Sternadel
Beginner

Part 1: Tuesday, September 18, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, September 19, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 3: Thursday, September 20, 5:30 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
Tuition Notes: $125+$35 Materials Fee

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Cabinet Making with: Rick Chichester
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, September 21, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, September 22, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, September 23, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Router Basics with: Jerry Davis
All

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

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

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Table Saw Basics with: Paul Sauder
All

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

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

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Band Saw Basics And Tuning with: Jerry Davis
All

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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