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4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80918
USA

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 - 6 PM
saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

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

Part 1: Sunday, November 1, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, November 7, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, November 8, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye 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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Learn To Turn Series: Wood Turning And Tool Basics with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, November 14, 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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Turning And Burning: Platters with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, November 21, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: None, Although Turning Tool Basics Or At Least Some Other Turning Experience Is Helpful.
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: Raleigh Lockhart will begin the morning session of class with valuable groundwork or a refresher of the A, B, C, and D's of wood turning - focusing on strong foundations of wood turning. This will include lathe history, operations, safety, tool selection, sharpening, and developing proper form and practice. Students are eased nimbly into hands-on operations as they learn how to choose, sharpen, hold, and cut a variety of the most useful wood turning tools, the different styles and grinds, and when, why, and how to use each tool. In the afternoon session, it's all about making a beautiful platter. In addition to turning a classic natural wood platter with the skills and knowledge learned from the morning session, students will add some burning embellishments, as well, through an introduction to pyrography! Everyone loves to turn and burn platters, and students in this class will learn many new skills in this one-day class!
Tuition: $155.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included With Your Paid Tuition.

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Pen Making Basics: Fountain Pen with: George Jungerman
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, November 22, 1 PM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: Fountain pens are highly-desired classic and elegant writing instruments, both for yourself or for a thoughtful and unique gift. Fountain pens are also very sellable handmade works. In this class, we will teach you how to turn and construct a beautiful fountain pen. This class is an excellent way to get into the art of turning with hands-on lathe experience. Each student will turn and construct a complete fountain pen to take home. All materials are included.
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Turning A Festive Snowflake Platter with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, December 5, 10 AM - 4:30 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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Designing Furniture I: Design Essentials with: Adam Johnson
All

Sunday, December 6, 10 AM - 3 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Pencil (preferably Mechanical), Sketchbook (any Size), And A GOOD Eraser (preferably A Non-abrasive Hi-polymer Or Vinyl White Block Eraser). Optional: Drafting T-square
Description: This is the first class in our design series of classes focused on conceptualizing, planning, drawing, and prototyping custom furniture. In this first class, students will learn to realize their own individual creativity that they may or may not have known they have! As we learn fundamental design theory, we will step you through both conventional and more innovative creative exercises which will draw inspiration from even your everyday routine. You will learn to see objects and your environment through an imaginative process which will develop and cultivate your own unique design style. Students will learn the importance of keeping a design notebook, and will learn how to generate ideas, then evolve their design concepts in the notebook. By the end of class, each student will design their own creative furniture. No shop experience is required for this class, as our focus will be on developing creativity and your personal design style. As students move forward into the second class in this series, their illustrations will be translated into basic technical drawings, which students will use to construct a miniature scale model of their custom furniture piece. Watch our class schedule for Designing Furniture II: Scale Drawing and Modeling! No shop experience will be required. This design series is a new addition to our class catalog. Special pricing will be offered for a limited time to encourage students to explore their creative abilities from a design-focused class where no woodworking experience is required. Design is a learned skill which everyone can acquire! Skills and techniques taught in this class can be applied to many artistic disciplines, whether woodworking-related or not.
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: No Woodworking Experience Is Necessary! Our In-store Woodworking I Class With Brian Hubel Is Encouraged.

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Hand Tool Mastery Series I: The Essentials with: Brian Hubel
All

Part 1: Saturday, December 12, 9 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 13, 9 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None. Post-Requisites: Students Wishing To Continue On In The Series Are Encouraged To Practice Their Skills Prior To Hand Tool Mastery II. In HTM II, Students Will Engage In A Generous Volume Of Learned Plus New Joinery In Their Furniture Construction.
Tools Required: Students Are Encouraged, But Not Required, To Bring Their Own Bevel Edge Chisels, Western Backsaw Or Japanese Pull Saw, Wooden Mallet, Sharpening Stones/Honing Guide, Marking Wheel And Knife, Accurate Adjustable Square, And Any Hand / Block Plane(s).
Description: Welcome to our exclusive two-day intensive introduction to the world of hand tools! In this first class of the Hand Tools Mastery Series, students will focus heavily on sharpening skills, layout/marking concepts, and proper setup and usage of essential tools unique to precision hand tool construction. Students will learn about wood science specific to hand tool work, and will immerse in exercises and drills to increase muscle memory proficiency with chisels, hand saws, and hand planes. Throughout this class and the upcoming series, we will explore and practice the wide variety of hand tools which will be key in your ongoing woodworking success. We will also make an indispensable shop jig in class which each student will take home: an accurate, high quality shooting board. Shooting boards will assist students achieve perfect miters and perfect squared ends or edges, which are critical to solid, strong, and seamless joinery. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own personal hand tools, marking and measuring tools, and sharpening stones and jig. We look forward to seeing you in class!
Tuition: $350.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Turning A Natural Leaf Platter From A Real Leaf with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, December 19, 10 AM - 4:30 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 Leaf 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 leaf 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 class 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 - Building the Foundation! Demonstrating the use of each wood turning tool and then having the students practice turning with them will be a great refresher and skill block learning. Then Raleigh will share how to use an actual leaf as a pattern to make bowl blanks. (Blanks are made with a scroll saw. Any scroll saw work is outside of this class.) With wood leaf blanks provided to you by Raleigh, students will turn them into dimensional leaf platters! This is a very fun class … and the next time you are on that special trip … you must bring home a leaf to use for your own leaf platters!
Tuition: $155.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In Your Paid Tuition.

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Custom Knife Scales with: George Jungerman
All

Sunday, December 20, 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: $125.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Pen Making Basics: Wood Pen with: George Jungerman
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, December 27, 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: $75.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Picture Framing with: Keith Jay
All

Sunday, January 3, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking Knowledge Is Highly Preferred, But Not Required
Tools Required: Pencil And Notepad. Also, If You Have Them, Please Bring Eye Protection, Tape Measure, And 6" Or 12" Square.
Description: If you have ever bought a quality picture frame, you know how expensive they can be. With a few basic tools, a table saw, and a router, you can build a variety of custom picture frames which are superior in quality, and designed uniquely for your artwork. Come learn the technique in this class where each student will build one frame for a maximum 8"x10" picture. Keith will walk you through the steps from preparing the frame stock to building the frame. He'll cover various options on how to customize the frame to your specific style. Students will assemble the wood frame itself, inspired by the Feb/Mar 2012 Woodcraft Magazine article entitled "Make Molded, Mitered Picture Frames." For the class, wood selection is up to the instructor and based on availability at the time of class. Glass and matting will not be provided. Application of a final finish, matting, and glass will be up to the students.
Tuition: $160.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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

Part 1: Saturday, January 9, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, January 10, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, January 16, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye 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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Power Tool Fundamentals: Bandsaw with: Lauren Allen
Beginner

Sunday, January 17, 9 AM - 12 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Pencil And Notepad. If You Have Them: Safety Glasses And Hearing Protection.
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 cutting, cross cutting, stack cutting, and re-sawing. Step by step, we will walk you through bandsaw setup, essential personal safety as well as care and control of the saw, bandsaw anatomy, blade selection and proper installation, calibration, and how to get the most out of this valuable tool.
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Power Tool Fundamentals: Table Saw with: Lauren Allen
Beginner

Sunday, January 17, 2 PM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Pencil And Notepad. If You Have Them: Safety Glasses And Hearing Protection.
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.
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Sharpening Mini Series: Chisels And Plane Irons with: Ben Myers
All

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

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Chisel Or Plane Iron Of Good Quality. If You Already Have Some Sharpening Stones, Please Bring Them. Various Types Of Stones That The Store Uses Will Be Available.
Description: The safest and most enjoyable tool in the woodworker's tool kit is a sharp tool. The most dangerous is a dull one. Learn how to sharpen your bench planes and chisels by hand with diamond stones and waterstones. Learn what stone to use and when to use it. We'll cover topics including honing guides, micro-bevels, and secondary bevels, as well as tuning card scrapers. 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! This is a hands-on class, and you are welcome and invited to bring your own chisels and hand planes, if you have them, so you can sharpen them in class. Please note that carving tools will not be covered in this class.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes The Cost Of All Materials. Feel Free To Bring Any Chisels, Plane Irons, And/or Waterstones You May Have.

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Hand Tool Mastery Series II: The Essential Foot Stool with: Brian Hubel
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, January 23, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, January 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Hand Tool Mastery I: The Essentials. Students Are Highly Encouraged To Practice At Home Their Skills Learned In Hand Tool Mastery I Prior To The First Day Of Hand Tool Mastery II.
Tools Required: Students Are Encouraged, But Not Required, To Bring Their Own Bevel Edge Chisels, Western Backsaw Or Japanese Pull Saw, Wooden Mallet, Sharpening Stones/Honing Guide, Marking Wheel And Knife, Accurate Adjustable Square, And Any Hand / Block Plane(s).
Description: This class is an extension of Hand Tool Mastery I, where we continue to expand and hone our skill set with hand tools. We will continue to work on "lap" joinery (half-lap and t-lap), while we introduce bridle joinery and the ever-versatile mortise and tenon. We will also introduce hand tool shaping in our class project. Each student will be putting these skills to use with the construction of a versatile foot stool, designed with beautifully exposed joinery. All of the joinery, techniques, and construction theory in this class are transferable to many other furniture pieces, such as tables, stands, cases, and much more. Project completion and an applied finish will likely require independent work after class completion.
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: A Limited Number Of Sharpening Stations And Assorted Hand Tools Will Be Available To Students Throughout The Class.

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

Saturday, January 30, 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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Wood Selection And Stock Preparation with: Adam Johnson
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, January 31, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Eye Protection, Pencil, And Notepad. If You Have Them, Bring A Handplane (preferably A Jointer Plane), And Adjustable Square.
Description: Wood selection, layout, and stock preparation is key to any successful woodworking project. We will break it down for you in this interactive class. Students will have hands-on practical experience choosing the proper wood, allowing for expansion and contraction, calculating board footage, considering grain direction, and accounting for fundamental characteristics of both lumber and man-made materials such as MDF and plywood. 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 recommended (but not required) companion to our fine furniture series, including Woodworking I, II, III, and IV, as well as our Hand Tool Mastery series.
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included With Paid Tuition. Students Take Home Their Completed Straight-line Jigs From Class.

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Hand Tool Mastery Series I: The Essentials with: Brian Hubel
All

Part 1: Thursday, February 4, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Friday, February 5, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: None. Post-Requisites: Students Wishing To Continue On In The Series Are Encouraged To Practice Their Skills Prior To Hand Tool Mastery II. In HTM II, Students Will Engage In A Generous Volume Of Learned Plus New Joinery In Their Furniture Construction.
Tools Required: Students Are Encouraged, But Not Required, To Bring Their Own Bevel Edge Chisels, Western Backsaw Or Japanese Pull Saw, Wooden Mallet, Sharpening Stones/Honing Guide, Marking Wheel And Knife, Accurate Adjustable Square, And Any Hand / Block Plane(s).
Description: Welcome to our exclusive two-day intensive introduction to the world of hand tools! In this first class of the Hand Tools Mastery Series, students will focus heavily on sharpening skills, layout/marking concepts, and proper setup and usage of essential tools unique to precision hand tool construction. Students will learn about wood science specific to hand tool work, and will immerse in exercises and drills to increase muscle memory proficiency with chisels, hand saws, and hand planes. Throughout this class and the upcoming series, we will explore and practice the wide variety of hand tools which will be key in your ongoing woodworking success. We will also make an indispensable shop jig in class which each student will take home: an accurate, high quality shooting board. Shooting boards will assist students achieve perfect miters and perfect squared ends or edges, which are critical to solid, strong, and seamless joinery. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own personal hand tools, marking and measuring tools, and sharpening stones and jig. We look forward to seeing you in class!
Tuition: $350.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Dovetail Box Using A Router And Dovetail Jig with: Barry Phelps
All

Part 1: Saturday, February 6, 10 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, February 7, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None. Some Prior Woodworking Is Preferred.
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Ruler Or Tape Measure, Notepad, And Pencil. Hearing Protection Is Optional. We Will Provide A Set If You Do Not Have Them.
Description: This class will take you into 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. Once you learn the fundamental techniques and how to use the dovetail jig, you can make just about any style in any size for any purpose which your dovetail jig accommodates. Students will focus on the half-blind dovetail in this class, with a raised panel lid and contrasting woods. Other variations will also be discussed. Your instructor will provide a variety 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 a box of their own. 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: $395.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Woodworking II (Fine Furniture Series): Dovetail Wall Cabinet with: Brian Hubel
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, February 13, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, February 20, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, February 21, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Woodworking I From Brian Hubel At Woodcraft Colorado Springs. Also, This Class Is A Pre-requisite To Woodworking III, And IV.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye Protection, Ear Protection, A Tape Measure, And A 6" Or 12" Double Or Combo Square.
Description: This is a 3-day in-depth follow-up to Woodworking I. Students will build on their skills learned in Woodworking I as they apply it to the basics of furniture-style case construction, frame and panel construction, and inset door construction of fine furniture. Other topics covered will include machine-cut dovetail joinery, additional power and hand tools, 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 solid wood wall cabinet. Class size is extremely limited, so please confirm your spot early!! Some explanations and pointers on finishing will be discussed in this class, but 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: All materials are included in the tuition, and each student will take home their wall cabinets. In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following selection of wood, 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. The instructor will contact you a week or so in advance to discuss your wood choice. 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. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuition: $595.00
Tuition Notes: Please Wear Clothes Appropriate For The Wood Shop. This Includes No Loose Fitting Clothing Or Strings/ties (such As Hoodie Ties), Long Hair Tied Back, No Jewelry, Closed Toe Shoes.

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Power Tool Fundamentals: Router with: Ben Myers
All

Tuesday, February 23, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, & Dust Mask
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 with hands-on practice, time permitting.
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Applied Finishing with: Adam Johnson
All

Part 1: Friday, February 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, February 27, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Bring Or Purchase Finish Of Choice, Nitrile Gloves, Various Sandpaper, Organic Vapor Respirator, Pencil/notepad, Clean Lint-free 100% Cotton Rags, Optional Foam Brushes. Students Will Bring A Small Unfinished Project To Prep And Finish During Class.
Description: This is a hands-on applied finishing class in which students will brush or wipe-on their finish of choice to a small unfinished project which they will bring to Day 1 of class. Class will begin with a discussion on many common finishing products, including 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, wipe-on, and spray system applications will be covered in practical demonstrations. Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of a wide variety of finishes, how each is applied, how they differ from each other, and why each one is used for various types of projects. Time permitting, this class may tease water-based, oil-based, and alcohol-based dyes, stains, anilines, pigment concentrates, how they best apply, compatibility issues, when to mix them, how to thin or constitute them, if necessary, how to apply them, and how to protect them. This class does not cover painting, distressing, or faux techniques. For an in-depth exercise on dyes and stains, students are encouraged to enroll in our companion class "Coloring Wood" here in Colorado Springs. Students will not spray or stain in class. High odor products (such as lacquers) will not be applied. By the end of Day 1, students will brush or wipe-on their first coat of clear low-odor finish to a small bare wood project which they bring to class. (Discounted pricing will be offered should students wish to purchase supplies during the class.) Projects will dry overnight, ready for second-coat prep on Day 2. Students will complete class armed with the knowledge and practical experience to apply their remaining coats of finish at home. This class is open to everyone wishing to gain fundamental knowledge and hands-on finishing experience. It is the perfect follow-up to any of the Woodworking I, II, III, or IV classes, our box-making classes. picture framing, hand tool mastery, and all other furniture and small project classes which we offer here at the Colorado Springs Woodcraft!
Tuition: $225.00
Tuition Notes: Students Will Need To Have (Bring Or Purchase At The Store) Finishing Supplies, Including Their Finish Of Choice, And A Small Unfinished Project To Day 1 Of Class. Please See The Tool List And Class Description For More Details.

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Wood Carving I: Relief Carving Basics with: Keith Jay
Beginner

Sunday, February 28, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: 1/8mm Skew Chisel & 5/12 Or 7/14 Gouge & 12/4 V-Tool
Description: This is the 1st class in our wood carving series. This course will cover all the basics of wood carving, including types of carving, safety, tool use, tool sharpening, wood selection, grain considerations, and other basic techniques. Students will begin their training with hands-on relief carving methods. This is a super course for anyone considering wood carving as a new and fun hobby, as well as intermediate students looking to expand and refine their skills. Although this class focuses on a relief technique, we will introduce you to many of the other dynamic realms of carving, including in-the-round, sign-making, chip carving, and more. This class is a prerequisite for all other carving classes. Carvers, check our schedule for additional classes!
Tuition: $160.00
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, March 6, 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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Sharpening Mini Series: Kitchen Knives with: Lauren Allen
All

Sunday, March 7, 10 AM - 1 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notepad, And Pencil. Bring Any Chisels And Sharpening Stones And Sharpening Jigs You May Have.
Description: Improve your kitchen utility and culinary safety with your chef, santoku, paring, or cleaver knives skillfully dressed and finely polished on waterstones. Woodworkers typically think of waterstones as tools to sharpen chisels, plane irons, card scrapers, and the like. However waterstones flex perfectly into the kitchen. Each type of knife, each brand, and each shape are unique. We will learn to identify the distinct sharpening nuances of each. Choosing your waterstones for home use can also be confusing. We will discuss the differences between many of the common types, and when and how to use each one. Please bring at least one knife to sharpen in class.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Turn A Seam Ripper Gift For Mother's Day with: George Jungerman
Beginner

Sunday, March 7, 1 PM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: A seam ripper is a sewist's best friend. Gift your favorite fabric creator with an exquisite natural wood turned seam ripper made distinctly by you. This is a fun class that, in just an afternoon, you will complete and take home a unique and thoughtful holiday gift which will be the envy of all of your special sewist's sewing associates! And, by the way, one seam ripper is never enough. If you seamstress already has a seam ripper, more than one is always appreciated!
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Tuition For This Class Includes All Materials.

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CNC I: CNC Basics And Vectric Software with: Bob Stanforth
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, March 13, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Laptop With Full Or Demo Vectric Software Pre-Loaded, Notepad, Pencil, Eye Protection, And Your Thinking Cap. Vectric Software May Be Either The Desktop, Pro, Or Aspire Version. NOTE: The Software Is Compatible With A Windows-enabled System Only.
Description: Computer Numeric Control (CNC) technology offers woodworkers far greater accuracy and repeatability for many types of router and power carving projects. Professionals and hobbyists alike can create custom multiples of most anything faster and more accurately than any project fabricated manually. In this first class of our CNC series, students will learn how versatile CNC machines can be as Bob teaches students Vectric's software related to our in-store CNC units, and the variety of file types which may be imported, graphics compatibility, post processing cut paths, what materials are best to cut, and what shapes and styles may be fabricated. Materials may range from woods, plastics, MDF, soft non-ferrous metals, and solid surfacing materials. In this class, Bob will demonstrate a variety of techniques and projects which are useful to a range of woodworking specialties. Possible projects may include relief projects such as rosettes and other furniture or architectural embellishments, matching period pieces for restoration work, plaques, puzzles, labyrinths, intarsia pieces, boxes, RC craft pieces, bowls, home accessories such as Christmas tree ornaments and kitchen items, business branding and marketing collateral, and much more! NOTE: To get the most out of the class, students must PRE-LOAD their laptop IN ADVANCE OF CLASS with either the demo or paid version of Vectric software (either the Desktop, Pro, or Aspire version).
Tuition: $140.00

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Wood Carving II: The Leaf Bowl with: Keith Jay
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, March 14, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Wood Carving I: The Learning Curve
Tools Required: 1/8mm Skew Chisel & 5/12 Or 7/14 Gouge & 12/4 V-Tool
Description: This is the 2nd course in our Wood Carving series. In this class, students will introduce additional depth and texture into their work through intermediate-level relief techniques. Students will continue to cultivate accuracy and dexterity in their own stylized work while crafting a beautiful natural leaf bowl. New skills and tools will be introduced in this class as students improve and elevate their craftsmanship.
Tuition: $170.00

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Cabinet Construction Series: Cabinet Making Fundamentals with: George Muinch
All

Part 1: Saturday, March 20, 10 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 21, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Dust Mask, Tape Measure, Combination Or Double Square & A Pencil.
Description: This 2-day class will take you through some of the basics of cabinet construction. During the morning of Day 1, you will learn the fundamentals of cabinet design. You will come to understand how appliances, sinks, and cabinets are placed in a kitchen to maximize functionality, efficiency, and aesthetics. During the afternoon of Day 1, you will participate in material preparation for your cabinet. You will learn the standard sizes for cabinetry components, as well as other standards in the industry. Day 2 then begins with the completion of component preparation and building the cabinet case. This portion will be instructional as well as hands-on. The last session of Day 2 will take you through making and installing the door and drawer. Students will go home with their cabinet that they have built, and also this can be used for reference when students start their cabinet projects at home! This class will take students from planning to cabinet construction, using a variety of construction techniques including the Kreg jig, dados, and biscuit joinery. We will discuss the use of plywoods and sheet goods, the common types, sizing, and how to use them and why. You will leave this class ready to start your own cabinet projects!
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Woodworking II (Fine Furniture Series): Dovetail Wall Cabinet with: Brian Hubel
Intermediate

Part 1: Wednesday, March 24, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Thursday, March 25, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Friday, March 26, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Woodworking I From Brian Hubel At Woodcraft Colorado Springs. Also, This Class Is A Pre-requisite To Woodworking III, And IV.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye Protection, Ear Protection, A Tape Measure, And A 6" Or 12" Double Or Combo Square.
Description: This is a 3-day in-depth follow-up to Woodworking I. Students will build on their skills learned in Woodworking I as they apply it to the basics of furniture-style case construction, frame and panel construction, and inset door construction of fine furniture. Other topics covered will include machine-cut dovetail joinery, additional power and hand tools, 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 solid wood wall cabinet. Class size is extremely limited, so please confirm your spot early!! Some explanations and pointers on finishing will be discussed in this class, but 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: All materials are included in the tuition, and each student will take home their wall cabinets. In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following selection of wood, 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. The instructor will contact you a week or so in advance to discuss your wood choice. 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. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuition: $595.00
Tuition Notes: Please Wear Clothes Appropriate For The Wood Shop. This Includes No Loose Fitting Clothing Or Strings/ties (such As Hoodie Ties), Long Hair Tied Back, No Jewelry, Closed Toe Shoes.

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Fishing Lure Theory & Construction with: Keith Jay
All

Sunday, March 28, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook, And Pencil. Optional: Power Carver / Rotary Tool With Fine Grit Sanding Drum, If You Have It.
Description: Making your own wood fishing lures is a fun hobby and a great way to combine woodworking and fishing into a winter super-hobby while the lakes and streams are frozen. Keith will take you through the process of selecting various woods from scrap material to fine hardwoods and making a functional wooden crankbait. He will introduce you to different ways of shaping the lure, and balancing and weighting for proper hardware placement. The use of both power and hand tools can turn a few pieces of wood into a functional wooden lure or a unique gift for your special fisherman or fisherwoman. At the end of class, Keith will discuss finishing options, painting techniques such as airbrushing and hand painting, the use of stencils and netting to create realistic scale patterns, and sealing and water proofing to create a wonderful lure which will last for years of use!
Tuition: $120.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Hand Tool Mastery Series II: The Essential Foot Stool with: Brian Hubel
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, April 10, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, April 11, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Hand Tool Mastery I: The Essentials. Students Are Highly Encouraged To Practice At Home Their Skills Learned In Hand Tool Mastery I Prior To The First Day Of Hand Tool Mastery II.
Tools Required: Students Are Encouraged, But Not Required, To Bring Their Own Bevel Edge Chisels, Western Backsaw Or Japanese Pull Saw, Wooden Mallet, Sharpening Stones/Honing Guide, Marking Wheel And Knife, Accurate Adjustable Square, And Any Hand / Block Plane(s).
Description: This class is an extension of Hand Tool Mastery I, where we continue to expand and hone our skill set with hand tools. We will continue to work on "lap" joinery (half-lap and t-lap), while we introduce bridle joinery and the ever-versatile mortise and tenon. We will also introduce hand tool shaping in our class project. Each student will be putting these skills to use with the construction of a versatile foot stool, designed with beautifully exposed joinery. All of the joinery, techniques, and construction theory in this class are transferable to many other furniture pieces, such as tables, stands, cases, and much more. Project completion and an applied finish will likely require independent work after class completion.
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: A Limited Number Of Sharpening Stations And Assorted Hand Tools Will Be Available To Students Throughout The Class.

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Turning Lids For Repurpose Jars - EARTH DAY with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, April 17, 10 AM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: IN THE MORNING SESSION: Raleigh will begin the class with a hands-on refresher of the A, B, C, and D's of wood turning - focusing on the foundations of wood turning. This will include lathe history, operations, safety, tool selection, sharpening, and wood turning tool selection. Then, Raleigh will quickly move into the hands-on session, where students will learn all about the different wood turning tools, the different styles and grinds, as well as how to choose, sharpen, and use your wood turning tools. It will include lathe operations, safety, tool selection, sharpening, and basics of turning. IN THE AFTERNOON SESSION: Raleigh will teach you how to make wood turned lids for recycled jars. So...son't throw away those special shaped jars - re-purpose them with turned lids! Let us show you how!
Tuition: $155.00
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes All Materials.

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

Part 1: Sunday, April 18, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Monday, April 19, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, April 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye 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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Learn To Turn Series: Wood Turning And Tool Basics with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, April 24, 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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Woodworking III (Fine Furniture Series): Console Table with: Brian Hubel
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Sunday, April 25, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, May 1, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, May 2, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Saturday, May 8, 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: Safety Glasses, Tape Measure, Notepad, And Pencil.
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 And Burning: Platters with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, May 15, 10 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None, Although Turning Tool Basics Or At Least Some Other Turning Experience Is Helpful.
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: Raleigh Lockhart will begin the morning session of class with valuable groundwork or a refresher of the A, B, C, and D's of wood turning - focusing on strong foundations of wood turning. This will include lathe history, operations, safety, tool selection, sharpening, and developing proper form and practice. Students are eased nimbly into hands-on operations as they learn how to choose, sharpen, hold, and cut a variety of the most useful wood turning tools, the different styles and grinds, and when, why, and how to use each tool. In the afternoon session, it's all about making a beautiful platter. In addition to turning a classic natural wood platter with the skills and knowledge learned from the morning session, students will add some burning embellishments, as well, through an introduction to pyrography! Everyone loves to turn and burn platters, and students in this class will learn many new skills in this one-day class!
Tuition: $155.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included With Your Paid Tuition.

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Pen Making Basics: Acrylic Pen with: George Jungerman
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, May 16, 1 PM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Turn Tool Basics, Wood Pen Making Basics, Or Other Turning Experience
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: Turn a pen from colorful acrylic! This class is an excellent way to get into the art of turning with hands-on lathe experience. Each student will turn and construct a complete acrylic pen to take home. All materials are included.
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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

Part 1: Saturday, May 22, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 23, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, May 29, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, May 30, 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 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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Learn To Turn Series: Wood Turning And Tool Basics with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, June 5, 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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Sharpening Mini Series: Chisels And Plane Irons with: Lauren Allen
All

Sunday, June 6, 10 AM - 1 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Chisel Or Plane Iron Of Good Quality. If You Already Have Some Sharpening Stones, Please Bring Them. Various Types Of Stones That The Store Uses Will Be Available.
Description: The safest and most enjoyable tool in the woodworker's tool kit is a sharp tool. The most dangerous is a dull one. Whether you are a casual or a serious woodworker, it is critical for safety, precision, and efficiency to incorporate regular and proper sharpening habits into your work flow. Learn how to sharpen your bench planes and chisels by hand with diamond stones and waterstones, what stones to use and when to use them, and how to correctly develop your own sharpening processes which work for you in your own shop. We'll cover topics including stone selection, honing guides, precision techniques, time-saving techniques, and how to build up your own sharpening station which fits your budget. This is a hands-on class! If you do not yet have your own tools and supplies, it is recommended that you take this class prior to buying anything. We will discuss recommendations, tips and tricks, and use our full complement of classroom inventory for class exercises. If you already have your own, you are welcome and invited to bring them! Please note that carving tools will not be covered in this class. We will focus on hand plane blades and a variety of different woodworking chisels such as bench / bevel-edge chisels, mortising chisels, and dovetail chisels, both Western and Japanese styles.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes The Cost Of All Materials. Feel Free To Bring Any Chisels, Plane Irons, And/or Waterstones You May Have.

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Pen Making Basics: Fountain Pen with: George Jungerman
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, June 6, 1 PM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notepad, Pencil, And Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools, If You Have Them.
Description: Fountain pens are highly-desired classic and elegant writing instruments, both for yourself or for a thoughtful and unique gift. Fountain pens are also very sellable handmade works. In this class, we will teach you how to turn and construct a beautiful fountain pen. This class is an excellent way to get into the art of turning with hands-on lathe experience. Each student will turn and construct a complete fountain pen to take home. All materials are included. Consider making a distinctive fountain pen gift for your graduate, for a unique promotion or retirement gift, or other meaningful milestone which calls for a special celebration!
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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

Part 1: Saturday, June 12, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 13, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, June 19, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye 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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Hand Tool Mastery Series I: The Essentials with: Brian Hubel
All

Part 1: Saturday, June 26, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 27, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: None. Post-Requisites: Students Wishing To Continue On In The Series Are Encouraged To Practice Their Skills Prior To Hand Tool Mastery II. In HTM II, Students Will Engage In A Generous Volume Of Learned Plus New Joinery In Their Furniture Construction.
Tools Required: Students Are Encouraged, But Not Required, To Bring Their Own Bevel Edge Chisels, Western Backsaw Or Japanese Pull Saw, Wooden Mallet, Sharpening Stones/Honing Guide, Marking Wheel And Knife, Accurate Adjustable Square, And Any Hand / Block Plane(s).
Description: Welcome to our exclusive two-day intensive introduction to the world of hand tools! In this first class of the Hand Tools Mastery Series, students will focus heavily on sharpening skills, layout/marking concepts, and proper setup and usage of essential tools unique to precision hand tool construction. Students will learn about wood science specific to hand tool work, and will immerse in exercises and drills to increase muscle memory proficiency with chisels, hand saws, and hand planes. Throughout this class and the upcoming series, we will explore and practice the wide variety of hand tools which will be key in your ongoing woodworking success. We will also make an indispensable shop jig in class which each student will take home: an accurate, high quality shooting board. Shooting boards will assist students achieve perfect miters and perfect squared ends or edges, which are critical to solid, strong, and seamless joinery. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own personal hand tools, marking and measuring tools, and sharpening stones and jig. We look forward to seeing you in class!
Tuition: $350.00
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, July 10, 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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Hand Tool Mastery Series III: The Craftsman's Toolbox with: Brian Hubel
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Saturday, July 17, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 18, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, July 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Hand Tool Mastery Series II: The Essential Foot Stool
Tools Required: Students Are Encouraged, But Not Required, To Bring Their Own Bevel Edge Chisels, Western Backsaw Or Japanese Pull Saw, Wooden Mallet, Sharpening Stones/Honing Guide, Marking Wheel And Knife, Accurate Adjustable Square, And Any Hand / Block Plane(s).
Description: A modern craftsperson acquires many styles and shapes and sizes of hand tools, regardless of whether his or her work flow relies upon primarily hand or power tools. Our students here at Woodcraft of Colorado Springs have asked us many times over many years to schedule a toolbox class for traveling with accumulated small hand tools back and forth to work, to class, or just to store our precious gear safely in the shop. With the fierce popularity of our Hand Tool Mastery Series and the treasured tools which we all have amassed, our Craftsman's Toolbox class was born.
Tuition: $925.00
Tuition Notes: Tuition Is Included With Paid Tuition.

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Hand Tool Mastery Series II: The Essential Foot Stool with: Brian Hubel
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, July 31, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 1, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Hand Tool Mastery I: The Essentials. Students Are Highly Encouraged To Practice At Home Their Skills Learned In Hand Tool Mastery I Prior To The First Day Of Hand Tool Mastery II.
Tools Required: Students Are Encouraged, But Not Required, To Bring Their Own Bevel Edge Chisels, Western Backsaw Or Japanese Pull Saw, Wooden Mallet, Sharpening Stones/Honing Guide, Marking Wheel And Knife, Accurate Adjustable Square, And Any Hand / Block Plane(s).
Description: This class is an extension of Hand Tool Mastery I, where we continue to expand and hone our skill set with hand tools. We will continue to work on "lap" joinery (half-lap and t-lap), while we introduce bridle joinery and the ever-versatile mortise and tenon. We will also introduce hand tool shaping in our class project. Each student will be putting these skills to use with the construction of a versatile foot stool, designed with beautifully exposed joinery. All of the joinery, techniques, and construction theory in this class are transferable to many other furniture pieces, such as tables, stands, cases, and much more. Project completion and an applied finish will likely require independent work after class completion.
Tuition: $395.00
Tuition Notes: A Limited Number Of Sharpening Stations And Assorted Hand Tools Will Be Available To Students Throughout The Class.

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Woodworking II (Fine Furniture Series): Dovetail Wall Cabinet with: Brian Hubel
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, August 7, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 8, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, August 14, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Woodworking I From Brian Hubel At Woodcraft Colorado Springs. Also, This Class Is A Pre-requisite To Woodworking III, And IV.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye Protection, Ear Protection, A Tape Measure, And A 6" Or 12" Double Or Combo Square.
Description: This is a 3-day in-depth follow-up to Woodworking I. Students will build on their skills learned in Woodworking I as they apply it to the basics of furniture-style case construction, frame and panel construction, and inset door construction of fine furniture. Other topics covered will include machine-cut dovetail joinery, additional power and hand tools, 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 solid wood wall cabinet. Class size is extremely limited, so please confirm your spot early!! Some explanations and pointers on finishing will be discussed in this class, but 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: All materials are included in the tuition, and each student will take home their wall cabinets. In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following selection of wood, 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. The instructor will contact you a week or so in advance to discuss your wood choice. 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. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuition: $595.00
Tuition Notes: Please Wear Clothes Appropriate For The Wood Shop. This Includes No Loose Fitting Clothing Or Strings/ties (such As Hoodie Ties), Long Hair Tied Back, No Jewelry, Closed Toe Shoes.

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Hand Tool Mastery Series III: The Craftsman's Toolbox with: Brian Hubel
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Sunday, August 22, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, August 28, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, August 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Hand Tool Mastery Series II: The Essential Foot Stool
Tools Required: Students Are Encouraged, But Not Required, To Bring Their Own Bevel Edge Chisels, Western Backsaw Or Japanese Pull Saw, Wooden Mallet, Sharpening Stones/Honing Guide, Marking Wheel And Knife, Accurate Adjustable Square, And Any Hand / Block Plane(s).
Description: A modern craftsperson acquires many styles and shapes and sizes of hand tools, regardless of whether his or her work flow relies upon primarily hand or power tools. Our students here at Woodcraft of Colorado Springs have asked us many times over many years to schedule a toolbox class for traveling with accumulated small hand tools back and forth to work, to class, or just to store our precious gear safely in the shop. With the fierce popularity of our Hand Tool Mastery Series and the treasured tools which we all have amassed, our Craftsman's Toolbox class was born.
Tuition: $925.00
Tuition Notes: Tuition Is Included With Paid Tuition.

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Power Tool Fundamentals: Bandsaw with: Lauren Allen
Beginner

Saturday, September 4, 10 AM - 1 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Pencil And Notepad. If You Have Them: Safety Glasses And Hearing Protection.
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 cutting, cross cutting, stack cutting, and re-sawing. Step by step, we will walk you through bandsaw setup, essential personal safety as well as care and control of the saw, bandsaw anatomy, blade selection and proper installation, calibration, and how to get the most out of this valuable tool.
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Power Tool Fundamentals: Table Saw with: Lauren Allen
Beginner

Saturday, September 4, 2 PM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Pencil And Notepad. If You Have Them: Safety Glasses And Hearing Protection.
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. Time permitting, jig construction and/or usage may be discussed or demonstrated.
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In The Cost Of Tuition.

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Turning A Natural Leaf Platter From A Real Leaf with: Raleigh Lockhart
All

Saturday, September 11, 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 Leaf 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 leaf 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 class 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 - Building the Foundation! Demonstrating the use of each wood turning tool and then having the students practice turning with them will be a great refresher and skill block learning. Then Raleigh will share how to use an actual leaf as a pattern to make bowl blanks. (Blanks are made with a scroll saw. Any scroll saw work is outside of this class.) With wood leaf blanks provided to you by Raleigh, students will turn them into dimensional leaf platters! This is a very fun class … and the next time you are on that special trip … you must bring home a leaf to use for your own leaf platters!
Tuition: $155.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Are Included In Your Paid Tuition.

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Applied Finishing with: Adam Johnson
All

Part 1: Sunday, September 12, 10 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Monday, September 13, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Bring Or Purchase Finish Of Choice, Nitrile Gloves, Various Sandpaper, Organic Vapor Respirator, Pencil/notepad, Clean Lint-free 100% Cotton Rags, Optional Foam Brushes. Students Will Bring A Small Unfinished Project To Prep And Finish During Class.
Description: This is a hands-on applied finishing class in which students will brush or wipe-on their finish of choice to a small unfinished project which they will bring to Day 1 of class. Class will begin with a discussion on many common finishing products, including 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, wipe-on, and spray system applications will be covered in practical demonstrations. Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of a wide variety of finishes, how each is applied, how they differ from each other, and why each one is used for various types of projects. Time permitting, this class may tease water-based, oil-based, and alcohol-based dyes, stains, anilines, pigment concentrates, how they best apply, compatibility issues, when to mix them, how to thin or constitute them, if necessary, how to apply them, and how to protect them. This class does not cover painting, distressing, or faux techniques. For an in-depth exercise on dyes and stains, students are encouraged to enroll in our companion class "Coloring Wood" here in Colorado Springs. Students will not spray or stain in class. High odor products (such as lacquers) will not be applied. By the end of Day 1, students will brush or wipe-on their first coat of clear low-odor finish to a small bare wood project which they bring to class. (Discounted pricing will be offered should students wish to purchase supplies during the class.) Projects will dry overnight, ready for second-coat prep on Day 2. Students will complete class armed with the knowledge and practical experience to apply their remaining coats of finish at home. This class is open to everyone wishing to gain fundamental knowledge and hands-on finishing experience. It is the perfect follow-up to any of the Woodworking I, II, III, or IV classes, our box-making classes. picture framing, hand tool mastery, and all other furniture and small project classes which we offer here at the Colorado Springs Woodcraft!
Tuition: $225.00
Tuition Notes: Students Will Need To Have (Bring Or Purchase At The Store) Finishing Supplies, Including Their Finish Of Choice, And A Small Unfinished Project To Day 1 Of Class. Please See The Tool List And Class Description For More Details.

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

Part 1: Saturday, October 9, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 10, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, October 16, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: None.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye 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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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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Woodworking II (Fine Furniture Series): Dovetail Wall Cabinet with: Brian Hubel
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, November 6, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 7, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, November 13, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Woodworking I From Brian Hubel At Woodcraft Colorado Springs. Also, This Class Is A Pre-requisite To Woodworking III, And IV.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen/pencil. If You Have Them, Please Bring Your Eye Protection, Ear Protection, A Tape Measure, And A 6" Or 12" Double Or Combo Square.
Description: This is a 3-day in-depth follow-up to Woodworking I. Students will build on their skills learned in Woodworking I as they apply it to the basics of furniture-style case construction, frame and panel construction, and inset door construction of fine furniture. Other topics covered will include machine-cut dovetail joinery, additional power and hand tools, 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 solid wood wall cabinet. Class size is extremely limited, so please confirm your spot early!! Some explanations and pointers on finishing will be discussed in this class, but 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: All materials are included in the tuition, and each student will take home their wall cabinets. In advance of the class, students will need to choose from the following selection of wood, 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. The instructor will contact you a week or so in advance to discuss your wood choice. 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. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuition: $595.00
Tuition Notes: Please Wear Clothes Appropriate For The Wood Shop. This Includes No Loose Fitting Clothing Or Strings/ties (such As Hoodie Ties), Long Hair Tied Back, No Jewelry, Closed Toe Shoes.

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Turning Wood Christmas Tree Ornaments with: Raleigh Lockhart
Beginner/Intermediate

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
Intermediate/Advanced

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: Safety Glasses, Tape Measure, Notepad, And Pencil.
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
Beginner/Intermediate

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 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
Intermediate/Advanced

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 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

Call (719) 266-9889 To Sign Up

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