Woodcraft of Charlotte

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Phone:
(704) 847-8300
Fax:
(704) 849-2281
Email:
charlotte-retail@woodcraft.com

1725 Windsor Square Dr.
Matthews, NC 28105

Hours of Operation

sunday 12 PM - 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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Classes

Make a Custom Knife

Sunday, April 30, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Stuart Volker
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
Description: Learn to make your own custom knife. Craft a handmade handle to fit a pre-made knife blank. Students will learn how to cut, shape, glue and pin their custom handle to the knife blank. Finishing techniques will be discussed.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Pen Turning Basics

Thursday, May 4, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Robin Russell
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: We provide tools for this beginner class at no cost; however, you can bring your own if you have them.
Description: Students will get expert instruction while completing a Wall St. II Style ball point pen to take home. Other pen styles will also be discussed. This is a great class for beginners or those interested in adding to their turning skills. Class Code CLS026
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Basic Lathe - Full Day

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Robin Russell
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Tools are available in the classroom at no charge; however, students are encouraged to bring tools if they have them.
Description: Students participating in this full day basic lathe class will be instructed in the basics of safety, lathe components, lathe tools, proper cutting techniques, and sharpening. The morning session will provide hands on turning time with instructor assistance.The afternoon session will provide an additional opportunity for students to apply their new skills while making several projects to take home. Class Code CLS018
Prerequisite: Suggested Reading: Wood Turning by James Rodgers
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Bowl Turning

Sunday, May 7, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill McInnis
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Bowl Gouge, Scraper, Parting Tool, and Face Shield
Description: Come prepared to have fun turning your bowl. The instructor will guide students in proper bowl blank mounting, tools, and turning techniques. Bowl blank and other materials are provided. Class Code CLS024
Prerequisite: Lathe I or equivalent turning experience
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Basic Lathe - Full Day

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Robin Russell
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Tools are available in the classroom at no charge; however, students are encouraged to bring tools if they have them.
Description: Students participating in this full day basic lathe class will be instructed in the basics of safety, lathe components, lathe tools, proper cutting techniques, and sharpening. The morning session will provide hands on turning time with instructor assistance.The afternoon session will provide an additional opportunity for students to apply their new skills while making several projects to take home. Class Code CLS018 THE MAY 6TH CLASS IS FULL. THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CREATED TO ACCOMODATE ADDITIONAL STUDENTS.
Prerequisite: Suggested Reading: Wood Turning by James Rodgers
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Sharpening Hand Tools

Sunday, May 14, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bruce Bogust
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: None
Description: Students in this class will learn the basics of hand tool sharpening and the many different methods and aids available. Primary interest will be in chisel and plane blade sharpening using bench stones for that perfect edge. Power sharpening will also be discussed including the Worksharp and wet grinders.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $40.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Router II - Make A Hinged Box

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Galante
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Square & Chisel Set
Description: Using a router, let expert woodworker, Dan Galante, show you how much versatility there is in this power tool. Students will make a unique, beautiful hinged box as they learn dovetail splines, inlays and mortises. Class Code CLS001
Prerequisite: Basic Router: Part I Or Similar Experience
Tuition: $200.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Inlay Techniques

Sunday, May 21, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Paul Collom
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Using a router,brass inlay kit,and bandsaw, learn how to quickly and easily add decorative and functional inlays to your project - butterflys, stars, diamonds, or almost any design you can draw. Students will complete and take home a sample board with inlays. Class Code CLS049
Prerequisite: Some basic experience with a router.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Finishing Your Hinged Box

Saturday, May 27, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Galante
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Check with Dan regarding the location of this class!
Description: Students who completed and prepped their boxes in the Hinged Box class will have the opportunity to apply a beautiful lacquer finish. During this process they will spray lacquer using HVLP and aerosol cans to complete the box.
Prerequisite: Router II-Hinged Box Class
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Pen Turning Basics

Thursday, June 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Robin Russell
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: We provide tools for this beginner class at no cost; however, you can bring your own if you have them.
Description: Students will get expert instruction while completing a Wall St. II Style ball point pen to take home. Other pen styles will also be discussed. This is a great class for beginners or those interested in adding to their turning skills. Class Code CLS026
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Materials and tools provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Turn A Lidded Box

Sunday, June 11, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill McInnis
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Bowl Gouge, Scraper, Parting Tool, and Face Shield
Description: Students will be guided through this specialized turning technique as they create a beautiful box. All students will receive a 10% discount on turning tools and chucks (power tools not included), from sign-up date through class date. Class Code CLS129
Prerequisite: Lathe I Or Turning Experience
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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HVLP Spray Finishing

Saturday, June 17, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Galante
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: None
Description: Most woodworkers really struggle with the finishing phase of their project. HVLP technology has made finishing easier, more practical, and safer for the environment. Students will practice on a sample board using a water based finish. Other types of finishes, including lacquer, will be discussed.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Picture Framing

Saturday, June 17, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Galante
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: This class will focus on how to build a frame, as well as cut mat board and glass. Splined miter joints and brad nailing techniques will be demonstrated on different types of frames. Students will create an 8x10 frame to take home. Class Code CLS222
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Woodcarving Basics

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Rod Gatlin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required: Carving Knife, Carving Glove
Description: This class is intended to introduce students to woodcarving. We will start with carving safety. Students will learn about proper tool selection and how to keep the tools sharp. Wood characteristics and reading the wood grain to determine proper direction of cuts will also be discussed. These basics in carving will be the basics for learning more advanced skills as they apply to carving in the round and other forms of wood carving. Students will begin the process of carving a simple face in basswood. Watch for additional classes which will guide you in more detailed carving skills. Also check out the instructor's gallery of more advanced face carvings on: facebook.com/woodsculpting .
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Turning Green Wood

Sunday, June 25, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill McInnis
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Face Shield, Bowl Gouge, Inside Scraper, Skew Chisel, Parting Tool
Description: The process of turning green wood is exciting and practical. Fresh wood cuts cleanly and easily while producing long ribbons of shavings, which reduce the time taken to rough out turned pieces. Design, mounting, turning, and drying of green wood will be discussed as each student completes a green bowl.
Prerequisite: Basic Lathe or Equivalent Experience
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Basic Lathe

Sunday, July 9, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill McInnis
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Face Shield, Roughing Gouge, Spindle Gouge & Parting Tool. Tools are available in our classroom at no charge.
Description: If you have an interest in turning, this is a great class to get you started in the right direction. Between centers turning and face plate turning will be explored, while various types of turning tools are demonstrated. Class Code CLS019
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Cabinet Case Construction

Saturday, July 15, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Galante
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required: Eye & Hearing Protection
Description: In this class, the instructor will guide students through the fundamentals of planning and constructing a cabinet box. Various types of construction and joinery will be discussed and reviewed. Students will gain the knowledge to begin their own cabinet project. Class Code CLS016
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Raised Panel Door Construction

Saturday, July 15, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Galante
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Hearing Protection & Safety Glasses
Description: This is an opportunity to learn raised panel door techniques. Students are guided through the entire process, from joining wood for the panel to final assembly of the stiles and rails. Class Code CLS017
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Table Saw Use & Safety

Sunday, July 16, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Paul Collom
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Hearing Protection & Safety Glasses
Description: Your instructor will demonstrate the proper way to operate the table saw safely. The class will also cover the use of the dado blade and rip blade. As time permits, students will operate the saw using the safety procedures discussed. Class Code:224
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $40.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Turn a Three Legged Windsor Style Stool

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bruce Bogust
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Spindle gouge, parting tool, round nose scraper
Description: Students in this class will make a traditional Windsor style stool with three turned legs and a round turned seat. Assembly will be done using through tennons and wedges. This project is the perfect marriage of woodturning and furniture building skills. See an example of this stool in our store's class projects area.
Prerequisite: Basic Lathe Class or equivalent turning experience
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Creative Cutting Boards

Sunday, July 23, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Stuart Volker
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Learn to design and make a cutting board with various species of wood. Proper techniques for preparing, gluing, routing and finishing will be covered. Some sanding and finishing will need to be completed at home.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Lidded Bowl

Sunday, July 30, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill McInnis
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Face shield, bowl gouge, inside scraper, skew chisel, parting tool.
Description: This is a great opportunity to bring your bowl turning to a new level. Students will turn a bowl with a lid. The lid will have a basic knob top. Each student will have an opportunity to complete an attractive piece to take home.
Prerequisite: BASIC LATHE Required
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Make a Custom Knife

Sunday, August 6, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Stuart Volker
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
Description: Learn to make your own custom knife. Craft a handmade handle to fit a pre-made knife blank. Students will learn how to cut, shape, glue and pin their custom handle to the knife blank. Finishing techniques will be discussed.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Make A Bandsaw Box

Saturday, August 19, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Galante
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Discover the versatility of the bandsaw while creating a beautiful bandsaw box. Stop by the store to see a sample of these unique designs. Some finishing may be required at home. Class Code CLS172
Prerequisite: Suggested Reading: The Bandsaw Book by Lonnie Bird
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Table Saw Use-Beyond the Basics

Sunday, August 20, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Paul Collom
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required:
Description: Enhance your table saw skills. Your instructor will discuss and demonstrate additional techniques on the table saw including jigs for tenoning , lumber straightening and tapering. Attachments such as precision miter gauges will also be discussed. As time permits, students will participate hands-on.
Prerequisite: Table Saw Basics or Equivalent Experience
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Pen Turning Basics

Thursday, August 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Robin Russell
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: We provide tools for this beginner class at no cost; however, you can bring your own if you have them.
Description: Students will get expert instruction while completing a Wall St. II Style ball point pen to take home. Other pen styles will also be discussed. This is a great class for beginners or those interested in adding to their turning skills. Class Code CLS026
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Basic Lathe - Full Day

Saturday, August 26, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Robin Russell
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Tools are available in the classroom at no charge; however, students are encouraged to bring tools if they have them.
Description: Students participating in this full day basic lathe class will be instructed in the basics of safety, lathe components, lathe tools, proper cutting techniques, and sharpening. The morning session will provide hands on turning time with instructor assistance.The afternoon session will provide an additional opportunity for students to apply their new skills while making several projects to take home. Class Code CLS018
Prerequisite: Suggested Reading: Wood Turning by James Rodgers
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Turning Green Wood

Sunday, August 27, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill McInnis
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Face Shield, Bowl Gouge, Inside Scraper, Skew Chisel, Parting Tool
Description: The process of turning green wood is exciting and practical. Fresh wood cuts cleanly and easily while producing long ribbons of shavings, which reduce the time taken to rough out turned pieces. Design, mounting, turning, and drying of green wood will be discussed as each student completes a green bowl.
Prerequisite: Basic Lathe or Equivalent Experience
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Sharpening Hand Tools

Sunday, September 10, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bruce Bogust
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: None
Description: Students in this class will learn the basics of hand tool sharpening and the many different methods and aids available. Primary interest will be in chisel and plane blade sharpening using bench stones for that perfect edge. Power sharpening will also be discussed including the Worksharp and wet grinders. The instructor will also demonstrate how to sharpen cabinet scrapers.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $40.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Build a Stool using Pocket Hole Joinery

Thursday, September 14, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Paul Collom
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, and Dust Mask
Description: Kreg's Pocket Hole Joinery system provides a quick, solid, accurate, and easy to learn process for joinery. Joints can be made at many angles with or without glue. Students will use a router, router table, and sander while making a their own step stool in this class, learning various applications for the system.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Working With Veneer

Saturday, September 16, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Galante
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Learn the fundamentals of preparing, applying and sanding various types of veneer. This class will cover surface preparation, slip matching, book matching, curved surfaces, taping and routing. Students will also learn how to glue veneer with clamps and a vacuum pump.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Lumber Preparation

Saturday, September 16, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Galante
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: None
Description: Beautiful lumber can be purchased, but unless you have the skills to straighten, flatten and work the boards to an equal thickness, you cannot show their beauty.Let us show you how to get started working with rough wood. Basic safety, set-up and use of the jointer, planer, table saw and band-saw will be discussed. Techniques and basic gluing procedures will also be discussed. Class Code CLS163
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Basic Lathe

Sunday, September 17, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill McInnis
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Face Shield, Roughing Gouge, Spindle Gouge & Parting Tool. Tools are available in our classroom at no charge.
Description: If you have an interest in turning, this is a great class to get you started in the right direction. Between centers turning and face plate turning will be explored, while various types of turning tools are demonstrated. Class Code CLS019
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Pen Turning Basics

Thursday, September 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Robin Russell
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: We provide tools for this beginner class at no cost; however, you can bring your own if you have them.
Description: Students will get expert instruction while completing a Wall St. II Style ball point pen to take home. Other pen styles will also be discussed. This is a great class for beginners or those interested in adding to their turning skills. Class Code CLS026
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Bowl Turning

Sunday, September 24, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill McInnis
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Bowl Gouge, Scraper, Parting Tool, and Face Shield
Description: Come prepared to have fun turning your bowl. The instructor will guide students in proper bowl blank mounting, tools, and turning techniques. Bowl blank and other materials are provided. Class Code CLS024
Prerequisite: Lathe I or equivalent turning experience
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Provided

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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