Woodcraft of Colorado Springs

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Phone:
(719) 266-9889
Fax:
(719) 266-8223
Email:
coloradosprings-retail@woodcraft.com

750 W. Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Hours of Operation

sunday 9 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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Classes

Cabinet Construction : Tool Cabinet

Part 1: Saturday, February 25, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, February 26, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ben Myers
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, tape measure, notepad and pencil. Hearing protection, if you have it.
Description: This is a hands-on Cabinet Construction class. In this class, Ben will walk you through the construction of a very useful Tool Cabinet. The class covers carcass construction as well as door and drawer construction. The Kreg pocket hole system will be used as well as several other tools.
Prerequisite: None required
Tuition: $475.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand-Cut Dovetail Basics

Saturday, March 4, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Royce Kessler
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Traditional dovetail saw or fine tooth pull saw with a back, a jeweler's or fret saw (not a coping saw), and chisels: 1/8", 1/4", and 1/2"
Description: Do you appreciate the strength and beauty of traditional hand-cut dovetails? Are you interested in how they work, how you make them, and how they differ from machined dovetails? Come join us for a full-day hand-cut dovetail class, during which we will discuss tool use in depth, including saws and chisels, to achieve proper dovetail technique. A demonstration of waste removal will cover both the chop and the saw with trim method. And a dovetail layout gauge and instruction on making same for both soft and hardwoods will be provided. The class will also cover sharpening. Students will bring their own saws and chisels to class so they may follow along hands-on throughout the day. Please see the attached list of tools required.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Pen Making Basics

Sunday, March 5, 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: George Jungerman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses. Please wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate woodworking apparel.
Description: Turn a pen from Acrylic. This class is an excellent way to get into woodworking and woodturning with hands-on shop experience with the lathe. Each student will turn and construct a complete pen. All materials are included.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Wooden Hand Planes I

Part 1: Thursday, March 9, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, March 16, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Keith Jay
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-5
Tools Required: Fine cutting hand saw, ruler or square, (rasps, floats, & files, if available)
Description: Making and using your own tools creates a great level of satisfaction when working on your projects. Plus it is a much less expensive way to build your hand plane collection. Keith will walk you through the steps to create your own standard angle block plane. In the basic Krenov style, these planes have no handle so you will shape the plane to suit your own hands. Once you learn the basics, you can create larger planes to fit larger blades. This class includes the wood, plane iron, and a demo on sharpening your blade.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Dovetail box

Part 1: Saturday, March 11, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ben Myers
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3-5
Tools Required: Safety glasses, ruler or tape measure, and notepad. Hearing protection is optional.
Description: This class will take you into the world of small box making. Small boxes can be very simple to extremely elegant, from a simple recipe box to an intricate jewelry box. Once you learn the fundamental techniques, you can make just about any style in any size for any purpose. The half-blind dovetail will be the core of the box in this class, with a raised panel lid and contrasting woods. Other variations will be discussed, and mortised hinges will be discussed, but not included. Wood choice is up to the instructor and subject to availability at the time of class. Materials are included with the cost of tuition. At the end of this class, each student will take home a box of their own. Application of a finish coat will be discussed, but final finishing will be up to the student.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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FREE Demo: Hand Plane Tune-Up

Saturday, March 11, 1 PM - 2 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-20
Tools Required: None
Description: A woodworker's best friend is a hand plane! There are many styles of wood hand planes and the primary function is to shape wood by shaving a long piece of wood to flatten, reduce the thickness and smooth a rough surface. The body of a hand plane is a large flat sole used to guide the cutter, which protrudes past the bottom surface to shape the wood. There is typically a handle for ease of use. Most planes are pushed along a piece of wood with one or both hands while Japanese planes are pulled towards the body. Woodcraft.com offers a large variety of hand planes from #3 to #92 as well as bench planes, block planes, jack planes, polishing planes, smoothing planes, scrub planes, shoulder chisel planes, nosing planes, low angle block planes and rabbet planes.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $0.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Turning Tool Basics

Saturday, March 18, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses & your own turning tools (if you have them)
Description: Students will learn all about turning tools, the different steels, different grinds, and different types. This class shows you how to choose and sharpen your tools, and will help you understand 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, peppermills, segmented turning, acrylic turning, etc. If you have them, bring your own tools to sharpen and use in the class!
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $140.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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FREE Demo: CNC

Saturday, March 18, 1 PM - 2 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-20
Tools Required: None
Description: CNC machines have been around for a long time. As the technology has become more user friendly a whole new world of applications has opened up. We have a CNC machine that is perfect for your commercial shop or even your home shop. Enjoy CNC repeatability and accuracy, and open your mind to a new range of applications or projects!
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $0.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand Tool Basics

Sunday, March 19, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3-7
Tools Required: Your chisels, scrapers, and planes, and safety gear.
Description: Hand tools can take over where your power tools leave off. They'll help you smooth your boards for a top shelf finish, create that traditional furniture joinery, and fine tune the fit of your joinery. Get started right.......or get back on track where you left off years ago. Learn how to sharpen and tune the basic hand tools: chisels, scrapers, and planes. Then learn how to put them to work in your shop. Proper preparation and use of these tools can elevate the level of your work in no time flat. Sign up and learn how.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodworking II

Part 1: Saturday, March 25, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 26, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, April 1, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Hubel
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 3-5
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection (Optional), Tape Measure/Rule, Marking Gauge, Square & Notebook
Description: This is a 3-day in-depth follow-up to Woodworking I. Students will learn the basics of case construction, frame and panel construction, and door construction as it relates to fine furniture. Students will also learn how to mortise and set hinges. Other topics covered will include dovetail joinery, power and hand tools, sharpening and ongoing shop safety. Precision design and construction techniques are also covered. Each student will use these newly acquired skills to build their very own beautiful wall display case. Class size is limited, so sign up early! Some explanations and pointers on finishing will be discussed in this class, but the final finish will be up to the student. Please inquire about our separate comprehensive finishing class. Students paid in full in this class are eligible to take "Finishing Basics" with Brian Hubel for free! NOTE: All materials are included. In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following selection of wood, depending
Prerequisite: Woodworking I
Tuition: $550.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Wood Selection and Stock Preparation

Saturday, April 8, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Hubel
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4-8
Tools Required: Eye protection, pencil and notepad.
Description: Wood selection, layout, and stock preparation is key to any successful woodworking project. Brian Hubel will break it down for you in this interactive class. Students will have hands-on practical experience choosing the proper wood, expansion and contraction, board footage, grain considerations, and general characteristics of lumber. Using a combination of hand and power tools, students will take a board from its rough form to material that is straight, flat, square, and ready for use. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of tools and machinery, to include the table saw, bandsaw, planer, jointer, drum sander, and hand planes. As part of this class, students will build their own straight-line table saw jig. Tuition includes all materials. This class is open to any and all students and skill levels. It is a highly recommended (but not required) extension to Brian Hubel's fine furniture series, including Woodworking I, II, III, and IV.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $210.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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FREE Demo: Turning a Baseball Bat

Saturday, April 8, 1 PM - 2 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-20
Tools Required: None
Description: Come one, come all, and watch as our skilled and personable staff demonstrates the turning of a regulation baseball bat! We here in Colorado Springs realize that Little League registration has long expired, and Little League season is well underway. Now that the pre-season bustle has past, it's the perfect time to dig into the season with a special baseball bat for your all-star. In this FREE demo, we will show you how it's done! No registration is necessary!
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $0.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Bowl Turning

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Your own turning tools (bowl gouge is the most important), safety glasses or face shield, and dust mask (optional)
Description: This workshop is designed for those who want to learn how to turn a functional wood bowl. During this workshop students will learn how to turn a cross grained bowl. We will discuss the wood lathe and its parts and accessories. We will cover the turning process, as well as sanding and applying finish to a project. Students will be shown a variety of appropriate turning tools and how they function to turn a bowl. We will also discuss wood selection, tool sharpening, and design aesthetics as relating to bowl turning. Students will test their skills turning a small bowl. Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield. 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.
Prerequisite: Turning Tool Basics and/or some previous turning experience
Tuition: $145.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Router 101

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: George Matranga
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3-7
Tools Required: Safety glasses and ear protection, if you have them
Description: This router class will cover three objectives: to introduce and familiarize the student to the router and router components, to review the various router bits and the appropriate application of each, and to familiarize the student with the operation and adjustment of the router. This is an instructional class.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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FREE Demo: Cutting Boards

Saturday, April 15, 1 PM - 2 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-20
Tools Required: None
Description: Home chefs appreciate a well-designed, sturdy, effective, and beautiful cutting board just as much as do professional chefs. Woodworkers have the freedom to invent their own custom designs, and we will show you how! Whether you dimension your own pieces and parts, or take advantage of our pre-dimensioned cutting board stock, we will demonstrate how to choose your stock, discuss why wood is best over plastic or rubber, proper glue-up and clamping techniques, which glue to use, and how to finish and care for your cutting board for safety and longevity. No reservations are required for this FREE demo!
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $0.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Sharpening Hand Tools

Saturday, April 15, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ben Myers
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3-7
Tools Required: Notebook and pencil; Your own chisels and hand planes, if you have them
Description: The most enjoyable tool in the woodworker’s box is a sharp tool. The most dangerous tool is a dull one. Learn how to sharpen your bench planes and chisels. Learn what stone to use and when to use it. Other topics include honing guides, micro-bevel, flat versus hollow grinds, and more. This class is a must for the serious and casual woodworker. And think of all the sharpening costs you can save by honing your own tools! Carving tools will not be covered in this class. NOTE: Bring your own chisels and hand planes, if you have them, so you can tune and hone one of your own tools in class.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Raised Panel Doors: Cabinet Series

Thursday, April 20, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ben Myers
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3-7
Tools Required: Notebook & Pencil
Description: What kitchen couldn't do without new cabinets? Although we won't remodel your kitchen for you, we will show you the fundamentals of making a raised panel door, the backbone of any nice cabinet. Students will be instructed on the various techniques to efficiently and safely create these works of art. Stile and rail construction will also be covered.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Table Saw Basics

Saturday, April 22, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Gaines
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3-7
Tools Required: Safety glasses, notepad, and pencil
Description: This is an instructional course covering the basics of table saw usage and safety. Discover why this piece of machinery takes center stage in most shops. Topics include rip cuts, cross cuts, resawing, rabbets, dado cuts, blade selection, saw accessories and safety. The table saw is not limited to making a straight cut shape. With a simple jig, an elliptical shape, called cove cutting, may also be done on the table saw. Cove cutting is used largely in decorative features such as crown molding, and the table saw will make a cove larger than what the largest router bit or shaper bit can make.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Bandsaw 101

Saturday, April 22, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Gaines
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3-7
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook & Pencil
Description: This is a basic instructional class directed at one of the most useful tools in the entire shop: the bandsaw. Students will learn basic bandsaw safety and operation including rip, crosscutting and stack cutting.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Wood Pen Making Basics

Sunday, April 23, 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: George Jungerman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses. Please wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate woodworking apparel.
Description: Turn a pen from exotic hardwoods. This class is an excellent way to get into woodworking and woodturning with hands-on shop experience with the lathe. Each student will turn and construct a complete pen. All materials are included.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodworking I

Part 1: Saturday, April 29, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, April 30, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, May 6, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Hubel
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook, Pencil & Rule
Description: This is a 3-day in-depth introduction to the world of woodworking. Students will learn fundamentals of building fine furniture with our resident fine furniture maker, Brian Hubel (www.brianhubel.com). Topics covered will be joinery, power and hand tools, sharpening, and shop safety. Basic construction and design techniques are also covered. Each student will use these newly acquired skills to build their very own side trestle table. The final finish will be up to you. Please check our class schedule for Brian Hubel's finishing class, typically scheduled on the Thursday evening following the last day of this class. This is a prerequisite for Woodworking II and III, here in the Colorado Springs store. Class size for our Woodworking I, II, and III classes is limited to five students. We STRONGLY encourage you to confirm your spot as soon as possible, as classes fill up fast! NOTE: In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following wood selection, depending
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $550.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Wood Pen Making Basics

Sunday, May 7, 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: George Jungerman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses. Please wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate woodworking apparel.
Description: Turn a pen from exotic hardwoods. This class is an excellent way to get into woodworking and woodturning with hands-on shop experience with the lathe. Each student will turn and construct a complete pen. All materials are included.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Finishing Basics

Thursday, May 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Hubel
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3-10
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Gain a well-rounded understanding of water and oil based finishes, lacquers, gels, waxes, shellacs, their solvents and thinners, compatibility issues, and wood preparation, sealing, and conditioning to obtain the best overall result. Brush-on and wipe-on applications will be covered in this practical demonstration by Brian Hubel. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of a multitude of finishes and how each is applied. This class also discusses oil and water-based dyes, stains, analines, pigments, how to constitute them, apply them, and protect them. This class does not address paints. Students of our Woodworking I series with Brian Hubel All students, please make sure you are on the roster sheet prior to class.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Turning Tool Basics

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses & your own turning tools (if you have them)
Description: Students will learn all about turning tools, the different steels, different grinds, and different types. This class shows you how to choose and sharpen your tools, and will help you understand 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, peppermills, segmented turning, acrylic turning, etc. If you have them, bring your own tools to sharpen and use in the class!
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $140.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodworking II

Part 1: Saturday, May 20, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 21, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, May 27, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Hubel
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 3-5
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection (Optional), Tape Measure/Rule, Marking Gauge, Square & Notebook
Description: This is a 3-day in-depth follow-up to Woodworking I. Students will learn the basics of case construction, frame and panel construction, and door construction as it relates to fine furniture. Students will also learn how to mortise and set hinges. Other topics covered will include dovetail joinery, power and hand tools, sharpening and ongoing shop safety. Precision design and construction techniques are also covered. Each student will use these newly acquired skills to build their very own beautiful wall display case. Class size is limited, so sign up early! Some explanations and pointers on finishing will be discussed in this class, but the final finish will be up to the student. Please inquire about our separate comprehensive finishing class. Students paid in full in this class are eligible to take "Finishing Basics" with Brian Hubel for free! NOTE: All materials are included. In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following selection of wood, depending
Prerequisite: Woodworking I
Tuition: $550.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Dovetail Drawers: Cabinet Series

Thursday, May 25, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ben Myers
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-7
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: This class will walk you through showing the procedures and techniques in making machined dovetail drawers. Half-blind dovetails are the quickest but Through Dovetails are not far behind. Ben will show you just how uncomplicated machined dovetails can be. There is no reason to be afraid to add dovetail drawers to your next cabinet or furniture project.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Cabinet Construction: Cabinet Series

Saturday, June 3, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: George Muinch
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3-7
Tools Required: Notebook & Pencil, Safety Glasses
Description: This class will take you through some of the basics of cabinet construction. This is an instructional class taking you from planning to cabinet construction. We will show you different types of construction techniques, the Kreg jig, dados, and biscuit joinery. We will discuss the use of plywoods and sheet goods, the common types, and how to use them and why. Time permitting, we will also show you drawer and door installation. You will leave this class ready to start your own cabinet project.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodworking I

Part 1: Saturday, June 10, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 11, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, June 17, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Hubel
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3-5
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook, Pencil & Rule
Description: This is a 3-day in-depth introduction to the world of woodworking. Students will learn fundamentals of building fine furniture with our resident fine furniture maker, Brian Hubel (www.brianhubel.com). Topics covered will be joinery, power and hand tools, sharpening, and shop safety. Basic construction and design techniques are also covered. Each student will use these newly acquired skills to build their very own side trestle table. The final finish will be up to you. Please check our class schedule for Brian Hubel's finishing class, typically scheduled on the Thursday evening following the last day of this class. This is a prerequisite for Woodworking II and III, here in the Colorado Springs store. Class size for our Woodworking I, II, and III classes is limited to five students. We STRONGLY encourage you to confirm your spot as soon as possible, as classes fill up fast! NOTE: All materials are included. In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the followin
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $550.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Wood Selection and Stock Preparation

Saturday, June 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Hubel
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Eye protection, pencil and notepad.
Description: Wood selection, layout, and stock preparation is key to any successful woodworking project. Brian Hubel will break it down for you in this interactive class. Students will have hands-on practical experience choosing the proper wood, expansion and contraction, board footage, grain considerations, and general characteristics of lumber. Using a combination of hand and power tools, students will take a board from its rough form to material that is straight, flat, square, and ready for use. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of tools and machinery, to include the table saw, bandsaw, planer, jointer, drum sander, and hand planes. As part of this class, students will build their own straight-line table saw jig. Tuition includes all materials. This class is open to any and all students and skill levels. It is a highly recommended (but not required) extension to Brian Hubel's fine furniture series, including Woodworking I, II, III, and IV.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $210.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Turning Tool Basics

Saturday, July 1, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses & your own turning tools (if you have them)
Description: Students will learn all about turning tools, the different steels, different grinds, and different types. This class shows you how to choose and sharpen your tools, and will help you understand 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, peppermills, segmented turning, acrylic turning, etc. If you have them, bring your own tools to sharpen and use in the class!
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $140.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodworking I

Part 1: Saturday, July 22, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 23, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, July 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Hubel
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook, Pencil & Rule
Description: This is a 3-day in-depth introduction to the world of woodworking. Students will learn fundamentals of building fine furniture with our resident fine furniture maker, Brian Hubel (www.brianhubel.com). Topics covered will be joinery, power and hand tools, sharpening, and shop safety. Basic construction and design techniques are also covered. Each student will use these newly acquired skills to build their very own side trestle table. The final finish will be up to you. Please check our class schedule for Brian Hubel's finishing class, typically scheduled on the Thursday evening following the last day of this class. This is a prerequisite for Woodworking II and III, here in the Colorado Springs store. Class size for our Woodworking I, II, and III classes is limited to five students. We STRONGLY encourage you to confirm your spot as soon as possible, as classes fill up fast! NOTE: In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following wood selection, depending
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $550.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Build a Tenor Ukulele

Part 1: Thursday, October 5, 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Friday, October 6, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, October 7, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, October 8, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Friday, October 13, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 6: Saturday, October 14, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 7: Sunday, October 15, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Gaines
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 3-4
Tools Required: Eye protection. Ear protection is optional. Tuition includes all tools and materials for ukulele construction
Description: Bring the sweet, melodic sounds of Hawai’i home with you. Join us in Woodcraft of Colorado Spring’s Tenor Ukulele Class and build what has long been considered Hawai’i’s national instrument. In this Ukulele Class students will build a tenor ukulele (pronounced “oo-koo-ley’-ley” in Hawai’i) while learning basic historical facts about the origination of the instrument and its rise to popularity. Students will learn aspects of solid tone wood instrument construction including jointing and shaping the top, back and sides of the instrument. Students will heat/steam-bend the sides into the classic bell shape, construct and carve the neck, machine head, and fretboard. Students will learn the details of installing bindings and rosette, frets, reference dots, and tuning machines. Finally, students will set the scale for their ukulele, install the bridge, saddle, and nut, and learn to string and tune their ukulele. The basics of stringed instrument finishing will be discussed, however the final
Prerequisite: At least some woodworking experience
Tuition: $695.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodworking III

Part 1: Thursday, October 19, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, October 21, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, October 22, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Saturday, October 28, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Sunday, October 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brian Hubel
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 3-5
Tools Required: Safety glasses, tape measure/rule, combination or double square (optional) hearing protection (optional)
Description: This is a 4-1/2 day comprehensive fine furniture building continuation of Woodworking II, including a MANDATORY orientation prior to class. Orientation occurs at 6pm-9pm on the Thursday evening prior to the first day of building. 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, structure and functionality, exposed dowel joinery, and apron construction. Using skills learned in Woodworking I and II, students will build a beautiful and unique 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 2 weeks in advance of class, and student's wood choice must be pre-approved and provided to the instructor
Prerequisite: Woodworking I and II from Colorado Springs location
Tuition: $825.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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