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Phone:
(719) 266-9889
Fax:
(866) 869-2006
Email:
coloradosprings-retail@woodcraft.com

4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
USA

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Hours of Operation

sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
monday 10 AM - 6 PM
tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM
wednesday 10 AM - 6 PM
thursday 10 AM - 6 PM
friday 10 AM - 6PM
saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

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Learn To Turn Series: Wood Turning And Tool Basics with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, September 25, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: Students will learn all about the A, B, C, and D's of wood turning - Building the Foundation! This will include lathe operations, safety, tool selection, sharpening, and basics of turning. Students will learn all about turning tools, the different styles and grinds, as well as how to choose and sharpen your tools. You learn what each turning tool is used for, and how and when each should be used for different types of projects and different types of woods. We will go over wood grain, density, moisture content, domestics vs. exotics, how to correctly prepare turning blanks, the various methods of mounting your work on the lathe, and much more. This class is required if you wish to take any of the more intermediate and advanced turning classes such as bowls, boxes, pepper mills, segmented turning, acrylic turning, etc. This is a hands-on class! If you have them, bring your own tools to sharpen and use in the class. Keep you eye on the class schedule for additional great classes on a wide variety of turning projects and techniques!
Tuition: $155.00
Tuition Notes: Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords.

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Bowl Turning with: George Jungerman
Canceled

Sunday, September 26, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Wood Turning and Tool Basics; or other turning experience
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: This workshop is designed for those who want to learn how to turn a functional cross-grain wood bowl. We will discuss the wood lathe and its parts and accessories, design aesthetics as relating to bowl turning, and we will cover the turning process specific to the nuances of bowl turning, as well as sanding and applying finish to the project. As the class progresses, students will test their skills by turning their own bowl! Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield. Please wear closed toe shoes and clothing appropriate for the wood shop: no loose-fitting clothing or strings/ties (such as hoodie ties), long hair tied back, and no jewelry. If you have problems with wood dust, a respirator or dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any wood turning tools you might have. Tools and safety gear will be provided for those who don't own them. Materials for turning will be provided, and are included in the cost of tuition.
Tuition: $165.00
Tuition Notes: All materials are included in the cost of tuition.

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Second In A Series: Charcuterie Board with: Barry Phelps
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, October 2, 10 AM - 3 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 3, 10 AM - 3 PM

Prerequisite: Bandsaw Fundamentals AND Table Saw Fundamentals; OR Prior Bandsaw And Table Saw Experience
Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection, Covid Face Mask or Respirator are optional, Notepad, And Pencil. Optional: Tape Measure, Adjustable Square
Description: This class is a next step upon completing our table saw fundamentals and bandsaw fundamentals classes, and is geared toward hands-on project making. Design and craft your own segmented charcuterie board! In this class, students will continue to build on their existing credentials with the table saw and bandsaw, applying safety procedures and proper techniques in their project's stock preparation. In addition, students will be introduced to the jointer, planer, and drum sander, as they prepare their project materials. There will be a variety of wood species to choose from in class, and each student will chose multiple species for color diversity, as well as the valuable experience of using multiple types of wood. Students will also learn glue and clamping theory as they assemble their charcuterie boards. Finally, food-grade finishes will be discussed, and (time permitting) a finish will be applied to beautify and protect their completed boards. Each student will take home a uniquely designed graphic charcuterie board!
Tuition: $225.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Pen Making Basics: Wood Pen with: George Jungerman
Beginner

Sunday, October 10, 1 PM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: Turn a pen from exotic hardwoods! This class is an excellent way to get into woodworking and wood turning with hands-on shop experience on the lathe. Students will turn and construct a complete pen which they will take home!
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Learn To Turn Series: Wood Turning And Tool Basics with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, October 23, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: Students will learn all about the A, B, C, and D's of wood turning - Building the Foundation! This will include lathe operations, safety, tool selection, sharpening, and basics of turning. Students will learn all about turning tools, the different styles and grinds, as well as how to choose and sharpen your tools. You learn what each turning tool is used for, and how and when each should be used for different types of projects and different types of woods. We will go over wood grain, density, moisture content, domestics vs. exotics, how to correctly prepare turning blanks, the various methods of mounting your work on the lathe, and much more. This class is required if you wish to take any of the more intermediate and advanced turning classes such as bowls, boxes, pepper mills, segmented turning, acrylic turning, etc. This is a hands-on class! If you have them, bring your own tools to sharpen and use in the class. Keep you eye on the class schedule for additional great classes on a wide variety of turning projects and techniques!
Tuition: $155.00
Tuition Notes: Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For A Wood Shop, Closed-toe Shoes, No Loose-fitting Clothing, And No Loose Strings Or Cords.

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Custom Knife Scales with: George Jungerman
All

Sunday, October 24, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None, Although Basic Wood Shop Experience Is Helpful.
Tools Required: Notepad And Pencil, Ear And Eye Protection (if You Have Them).
Description: An exquisitely crafted knife handle mounted to blade stock makes for a truly unique wood project. In this class we will learn to attach and shape the handle material (knife scales). The knife kit and wood scales will be provided, and each student will take their custom project home. To learn about ongoing maintenance of your sharp knife edge, enroll in our Sharpening Mini Series: Kitchen Knives class! The techniques of sharpening on a waterstone are similar!
Tuition: $130.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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CNC II: 3D Carving with: Bob Stanforth
Intermediate

Saturday, October 30, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC I: CNC Basics And Vectric Software, Or Base Knowledge Of Vectric (V-Carve)
Tools Required: Laptop W/Full Or Demo Vectric Software Pre-Loaded, Notepad, Pencil, Eye Protection, & Your Thinking Cap. Vectric Software May Be The Desktop, Pro, Or Aspire Version. NOTE: The Software Is Compatible With A Windows-enabled System Only.
Description: This is the SECOND class and follow-up to our original class, CNC I: CNC Basics and Vectric Software. This follow-up covers 3-dimensional carving, tiling, and double-sided carving. This class requires that you either have completed the pre-requisite, or that you have a base knowledge of Vectric (V-Carve) software.
Tuition: $165.00

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Tea or Keepsake Box with: Adam Johnson
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, November 6, 9 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 7, 9 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Woodworking I, OR Power Tool Fundamentals: Table Saw, OR other woodworking experience
Tools Required: If you have them: Safety glasses, ruler or tape measure, notepad and pencil. Hearing protection is optional. If you do not already own these items, we have classroom sets for you to use.
Description: This 2-day class will explore the world of small box making with power tools. Small boxes can be very simple to extremely elegant, from a simple recipe caddy to an intricate heirloom treasury. In this class, you will learn how to make a box with internal compartments for tea or other accessories. Once you learn the fundamental techniques, you can make just about any style in any size for any purpose . Students will focus on joinery in this class, and learn how to fit a decorative lid, which will set upon the top of the box. Your instructor will provide a selection of beautiful woods from which you will choose for your in-class project. Species for each class will be subject to availability at the time of class. At the end of Day 2, each student will take home the beautiful box which they build in class! Time permitting, application of a finish will be discussed, but final finishing will be up to the student. Students wishing to learn about finishing in-depth should enroll in our Applied Finishing class, and bring their bare wood boxes to learn all about finishing and apply finish during that class.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: Tuition includes all materials

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Turning Wood Christmas Tree Ornaments with: Raleigh Lockhart

Saturday, November 20, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Learn To Turn Series: Wood Turning And Tool Basics
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: Create unique hanging Christmas tree ornaments as a special gift for the holidays, or an heirloom decoration for your own family Christmas tree! In this class you will learn the diverse techniques to create these beautiful and functional decorations. In the morning session of class, Raleigh will kick things off with the A, B, C, and D's of wood turning - ensuring that every student builds on the proper foundations and techniques. This will include lathe operations, safety, tool selection, sharpening, and an overall solid groundwork for fun and safe turning. Raleigh will guide students nimbly into hands-on practice, as students use and learn all about a variety of wood turning tools, the different styles and grinds, as well as how to choose, sharpen, and use various tools. In the afternoon session as students move into the featured learning of the day, it's ALL about turning natural wood Christmas tree ornaments! Enroll now to learn how fun this project is to make, own, or give as a special gift! Each student will turn their own unique handmade project to take home to enjoy this Christmas!
Tuition: $155.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Woodworking III (Fine Furniture Series): Console Table with: Brian Hubel

Part 1: Saturday, December 4, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 5, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, December 11, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, December 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Woodworking I And II From Brian Hubel At Our Colorado Springs Location. Also, This Class Is A Pre-requisite For Woodworking IV.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye And Ear Protection, A Tape Measure, And A 6" Or 12" Double Or Combo Square.
Description: This is a 4-1/2 day comprehensive fine furniture building continuation of Woodworking I and II. The primary focus of this advanced class is compound cutting on the bandsaw and shaping with a spokeshave and other hand and power tools. Other topics covered will include floating table top design techniques and integrated apron construction, structure and functionality, and precision jig work for exposed dowel joinery. Using skills learned in Woodworking I and II, students will build a beautiful high-end console table. Leg and apron wood selection is up to the instructor, and is subject to wood availability at the time of the class. Students will be asked to choose and purchase wood for their table top and lower shelf. Consultation with the instructor is required no later than one week prior to class, and student's wood choice must be pre-approved and provided to the instructor no later than one week prior to class. At the end of class, students will have a completed console table to take home. The final finish will be up to the student. Students wishing to learn more about finishing are encouraged to enroll in our informative "Finishing Basics" lecture class here in our Colorado Springs store. NOTE: This class is scheduled only about once or twice per year, and class size is limited to five students. Please confirm your spot early!!! Standby students and partial payments will be accepted, but not confirmed. Confirmed students must pay in full.
Tuition: $950.00

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Turning A Festive Snowflake Platter with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, December 18, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None, Although Some Prior Turning Experience Is Helpful.
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: Welcome to this one-of-a-kind turning class, Raleigh Lockhart's signature Snowflake Platter! Raleigh has over 35 years of experience in wood turning and has taught and demonstrated this class in both gallery and educational settings to all skill levels from beginner to advanced. As with many artisans in all types of media, Raleigh has enjoyed developing personal favorites and signature designs throughout his years of wood turning. Nature inspired this beautiful personal signature, the snowflake platter, and we are excited that Raleigh will be sharing it with you! This is a beginner-to-intermediate class in which prior turning experience is useful but not required. Raleigh will start the morning with a brief overview, including lathe operations, safety, tool selection, sharpening, and turning basics, followed by a hands-on refresher of the A, B, C, and D's of wood turning - focusing on an essential foundation for fun and safe wood turning. Demonstrating the use of each wood turning tool and then having the students practice will be a great hands-on refresher and skill block learning. In the afternoon session, Raleigh will share how to use a beautiful snowflake pattern to make snowflake turning blanks. (Blanks are made with a scroll saw. Any scroll saw work is outside of this class.) With wood snowflake blanks provided to you by Raleigh, students will turn them into fancy holiday platters! This is a very fun and unique class for you to turn original snowflake decor perfect for your own winter wonderland!
Tuition: $155.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In Your Paid Tuition.

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Woodworking I (Fine Furniture Series): Trestle Table with: Brian Hubel

Part 1: Saturday, January 8, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, January 9, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, January 15, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye And Ear Protection, A Tape Measure, And A 6" Or 12" Double Or Combo Square.
Description: This is an energetic 3-day in-depth introduction to the world of woodworking! Students will learn fundamentals of building fine furniture with our resident custom furniture maker, Brian Hubel (www.brianhubel.com). Topics featured will be wood science, joinery, design, power and hand tools, sharpening, shop safety, and accuracy in construction. Each student will use these newly-acquired skills to build their very own side trestle table. The final finish will be up to the students. Students wishing to learn more about finishing are encouraged to enroll in our hands-on "Applied Finishing" class here in our Colorado Springs store. This class is a prerequisite for Woodworking II, III, and IV here in the Colorado Springs store. Class size for our Woodworking I, II, III, and IV classes is limited to a handful of students. We STRONGLY encourage you to confirm your spot as soon as possible, as classes fill up fast and are only scheduled a few times throughout the year! NOTE: In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following wood selection, depending on availability at the time of the class: Alder Ash Beech Birch Cherry Mahogany Maple (Non-Figured) Maple (Ambrosia) Oak (Red or White) Sapele Walnut (Black or Peruvian- ask if available) ALL WOOD CHOICES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME OF CLASS. All materials are included in the tuition, and students will take home their tables made in class. The instructor will contact you a week or so before class to discuss your wood choice. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuition: $595.00
Tuition Notes: Please Wear Clothing Appropriate For The Wood Shop. This Includes Closed-Toe Shoes, Long Hair Tied Back, No Loose Fitting Clothing Or Loose Cords/Ties (such As Hoodie Ties), No Jewelry.

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Woodworking IV (Fine Furniture Series): Bent Lamination with: Brian Hubel

Part 1: Saturday, January 29, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, January 30, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, February 5, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, February 6, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Brian Hubel's Woodworking I, II, And III Classes From Our Colorado Springs Store
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye And Ear Protection, A Tape Measure, And A 6" Or 12" Double Or Combo Square.
Description: In this fourth installment of our fine furniture building series with Brian Hubel, students will focus on bent lamination using both vacuum forming and male/female form methods to create a variation of his "Recurve" wall shelf seen on www.brianhubel.com. Students will continue to build upon prior skills, as well as learn new skills which include re-sawing and dimensioning for bent laminations, router work and new forms of joinery not covered in previous classes, glue selection appropriate for bent laminations, and more. Form building will be discussed. The spine material of the shelf will be chosen by the instructor, and subject to availability at the time of class. Students will choose their shelf material 1-2 weeks prior to class from the following wood selection: Alder Ash Beech Birch Cherry Mahogany Maple (Non-Figured) Maple (Ambrosia) Oak (Red or White) Sapele Walnut (Black or Peruvian- ask if available) ALL WOOD CHOICES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME OF CLASS. The instructor will contact you at least one week prior to class to discuss your wood choice. Materials are included in the cost of tuition, and students will have a completed a bent laminated suspended wall shelf to take home at the end of class. The final finish will be up to the student. Students wishing to learn more about finishing are encouraged to enroll in our informative "Finishing Basics" lecture class here in our Colorado Springs store. NOTE: This class is limited to five students. Please confirm your spot early as this class is scheduled only once or twice during the year!!! Standby students and partial payments will be accepted, but not confirmed. Confirmed students must pay in full.
Tuition: $950.00

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