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(614) 273-0488
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(614) 273-0490
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columbus-retail@woodcraft.com

1077 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220
USA

Hours of Operation

sunday 12 PM - 5 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 7 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 7 PM

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Knowing Ohio Woods Better: Wood ID 101 with: Randy Sanders
All

Sunday, April 21, 1 PM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Notebook
Description: Ohio woodworkers, builders and others are fortunate to live in a state with such an abundance and diversity of tree species. Join tree farmer, sawyer and woodworker Randy Sanders to learn more about Ohio's hardwoods and softwoods. He has logged, milled, dried and worked with more than 35 species during the past 12 years. Using PowerPoint presentations, handouts and wood samples, he will discuss the basic properties, structures and uses of these woods. More than 30 species of Ohio wood will be viewed and discussed. Randy will show the different ways lumber and flitches are cut from logs as well as common defects and anomalies such as spalting, burls and black knot disease. Students will gain a better understanding of common wood terms including grain (straight, spiral, edge, top, end), figure, ray flecking, ring-porous, and others that will help you begin the process of wood identification and better understand what you see looking at wood. All will leave with two wood samples (one each of ring-porous and diffuse porous). Bring Notebook, pencil and a 10x magnifier to the class.
Tuition: $25.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up For The Class.

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Turning A Harry Potter Wand with: Savannah Stewart
All

Tuesday, April 23, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Prerequisite: An Interest In Harry Potter Movies!
Description: Due to the somewhat popular nature of the Harry Potter Movies, we are offering a class to turn on a Lathe, two Harry Potter Wands! How cool is that! This will be a beginner's turning class, so NO experience is necessary and this can be a Parent-Child signup or an individual or couple! The instructor will be Savannah Stewart, and she is a Harry Potter nerd as well as an expert turner, so she can't wait for this class either! You will learn how to prepare a wood blank, mount it on a lathe, turn it to a reasonable facsimile of a Harry Potter's wand and then sand and finish it! It will be ready when you leave to perform your every wish! The actual performance, is very much up to the holder and we can't provide a guarantee that it will do anything but look cool! Your friends will definitely be jealous!
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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Lathe Tool Sharpening with: Devon Palmer
Beginner

Wednesday, April 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Bring Own Lathe Tools (if Possible)
Description: Devon brings his knowledge of sharpening to this course that is a necessity for all turners. It covers the basics of grinders, grinding wheel selection and setup, various jigs and their applications, and specific techniques for sharpening scrapers, gouges and skews. Students will have a chance to work on their own tools during the practice session.
Tuition: $65.00
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Turning A Cigar Pen with: Devon Palmer
Beginner

Thursday, April 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Students will learn how to turn and customize their own Cigar style pen. Students will learn how to drill and prepare the blanks for the lathe as well as beginners fundamentals at the lathe. Once turned, students will learn how to press all the parts together creating a one of a kind pen.
Tuition: $75.00
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Woodturning Date Night with: Devon Palmer
Beginner

Friday, April 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Bring Tools If You Have Them, Not Required.
Description: It's a Date! In this class, you and your partner will learn how to cut pen blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the pen barrels, sand them, and apply the finish. The instructor will demo and review the process over pizza you make in Devon's Pizza Ovens. How fun is that! The final step after you turn your blank and finish it will be assembling the pen. Each student will complete a pen during the class.
Tuition: $125.00
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Intro To Spindle Turning with: Devon Palmer
Beginner

Saturday, April 27, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: Explore woodturning with this introductory class to spindle turning. Learn how to use and sharpen basic woodturning tools: spindle gouges, roughing gouges, scrapers, parting tool and the skew. We'll cover basic safety, lathe setup, mounting/chucking of wood and basic cuts with each of the tools. We'll finish the day using the developed skills in turning and finishing a bottle stopper and a multi-tip screwdriver. After this full day class, you will be ready to take Devon's Bowl Class, Platter Class or the Hollow Forms Class.
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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Intro To Bowl Turning with: Devon Palmer
Intermediate

Sunday, April 28, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Spindle Turning Class
Tools Required: Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools If You Have Them.
Description: In this course, students will learn how to turn a small wooden bowl from green wood. They'll go through the process of selecting, preparing, and mounting the wood on the lathe, discuss tool selection/use and sharpening, shaping/turning of the outside/inside, sanding/finishing and drying of green wood.
Tuition: $150.00
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Intro To Resin Casting And Turning with: Devon Palmer
All

Part 1: Monday, April 29, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, April 30, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: In this two night beginner's class, Devon Palmer will explain the steps and necessary equipment and products to produce acrylic pen blanks. From Alumilite dyes to Alumidust to Caster's Choice Mica Powders, learn how to produce a pen blank using a form you make in the class. The final step of the first night will be to place your creation in a CA Technology pressure pot for an overnight cure. The next night, you will turn and finish a pen with one of the blanks you produced. You will take home the form and the other blanks you made in the class. This class is the preliminary class in our Cast Resin Hybrid Blank series that will include a class to learn how to stabilize and color wood, another class making a Bottle-Stopper Blank and one to make a Sphere Blank (in the Fall) and turning all of them. The products used will be Best Value Vacs pots and vacuums for the stabilizing and coloring process, CA Technology Pressure Pots for the Cast Resin.
Tuition: $150.00
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Intro To Casting A Bottle-Stopper Blank And Turning with: Devon Palmer
All

Part 1: Wednesday, May 1, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, May 2, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: In this two night class, you will learn the steps to make an acrylic bottle-stopper blank and turning it on a lathe. Devon Palmer will explain the equipment and products needed to cast a resin blank in a form you will make in the class. A pressure pot will be needed to help the resin cure overnight. You will be able to produce a blank by using dyes and powders that we carry. The CA Technology Pressure Pot is essential to produce a bubble free acrylic blank. The next night, you will turn the blank on a lathe into a bottle-stopper you take home along with other blanks you can use at home and the form you used to make them.
Tuition: $165.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up For This Two Night Class.

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Building An Acoustic Guitar with: Scott Dixon
Beginner

Part 1: Friday, May 3, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, May 4, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, May 5, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a unique kit. You will learn the terminology and the techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your own personalized instrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck including truss rod installation, fingerboard and fretting, abalone inlay and construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up to the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system. Each guitar will be completed leaving the final topcoat finish up to the student. If you are interested in this class be sure to visit the store to see and play the finished guitar. Two models are available - Sapele or Figured Maple. When signing up for the class please let us know your preference.
Tuition: $700.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up For The Class. 1/2 Of The Total Is Due At Sign Up With The Other 1/2 Due 30 Days Prior To The Start Of The Class.

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Rough To Ready with: Eric Rauschenbach
Beginner

Monday, May 6, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Join Eric in this basic class which is a good introduction to important woodworking tools and a must for all beginning woodworkers. Each student will receive a rough sawn board which they will proceed to flatten, square, and cut to a final size. Power tools used in this whole process are the jointer, table saw, and planer. Included in the class is a copy of Tauton's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking" (WC# 151023).
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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Router Basics with: Eric Rauschenbach
Beginner

Tuesday, May 7, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notebook, Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: The router is one of the most versatile tools in the shop. Whether you are a new router user or you've dusted off the cobwebs, this is a great class. Learn the ins and outs of router types, horse power, bit selection, proper safety, accessories, jigs and router tables versus shaper tables. Bring all those puzzling router questions to stump the teacher, and have a great time in this informative class. This is a hands-on class, so each student will have the opportunity to make several cuts.
Tuition: $65.00
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Bandsaw Basics with: Eric Rauschenbach
Beginner

Wednesday, May 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notepad, Safety Glasses
Description: Join Eric Rauschenbach and learn all about one of the most versatile machines in the woodshop! In this class, students will learn the anatomy of the bandsaw, blade types and how to set up and maintain a bandsaw. This class is a perfect for those looking to become more familiar with the bandsaw and its operations. This is a perfect class for someone interested in buying a bandsaw too!
Tuition: $65.00
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Knifemaking Class with: Brad Hunt
All

Thursday, May 9, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: This class will teach you the steps necessary to make a knife from one of our kits which will allow you to make other knives in the future at home. Chose the knife kit you will make from Item #'s 163956, 161953 or 159206 at the time you sign up for the class! Brad Hunt, who is an expert in knifemaking, will help you complete your knife in this class. If you go to our website (www.woodcraft.com) and search for the knife kits above using the item #, you will see what the different knife kits look like! Brad will also bring along some knife scales he has produced using cast resin and and coloring techniques that are out of this world beautiful that you can purchase for your knife. Once you take this class, I am sure you will want to take another class and make a different kind of knife! The cost of the class includes the knife kit. You will need to bring knife scales or purchase them from Woodcraft or Brad Hunt.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up And Select The Knife Kit You Want To Make!

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Pens, Pens, Pens with: Tom Wood
Beginner

Tuesday, May 14, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: This is a great way to learn about turning wood on a Lathe. Before you buy a Lathe, you can learn about how to safely use it and the tools and accessories needed to make a ballpoint or Rolling Ball pen and also pencils! Once you gain this experience, it opens up the opportunity to take a number of other turning classes we offer. Turning items on the Lathe will allow you to make items for yourself as well as distinctive and beautiful gifts for friends and family. Students in this class will learn how to cut pen blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the pen barrels and apply the finish. The final step will be assembling the pen. Each student will complete a pen they will be proud of during the class to take home and show friends and family.
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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Turning A Harry Potter Wand with: Savannah Stewart
All

Wednesday, May 15, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Prerequisite: An Interest In Harry Potter Movies!
Description: Due to the somewhat popular nature of the Harry Potter Movies, we are offering a class to turn on a Lathe, two Harry Potter Wands! How cool is that! This will be a beginner's turning class, so NO experience is necessary and this can be a Parent-Child signup or an individual or couple! The instructor will be Savannah Stewart, and she is a Harry Potter nerd as well as an expert turner, so she can't wait for this class either! You will learn how to prepare a wood blank, mount it on a lathe, turn it to a reasonable facsimile of a Harry Potter's wand and then sand and finish it! It will be ready when you leave to perform your every wish! The actual performance, is very much up to the holder and we can't provide a guarantee that it will do anything but look cool! Your friends will definitely be jealous!
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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Turning A Fishing Lure with: Tom Wood
All

Thursday, May 16, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Fish on! Every tackle box needs a classic surface lure for attracting monster muskie, pike and bass. In this class, Tom Wood will teach students to turn and seal a torpedo style fishing lure. The final step will be mounting the hardware and hooks. The students will take home the fishing lure that they complete and information on how to duplicate the lures at home.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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Intro To Spindle Turning with: Devon Palmer
Beginner

Saturday, May 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: Explore woodturning with this introductory class to spindle turning. This is where it all starts. Learn how to use and sharpen basic woodturning tools: spindle gouges, roughing gouges, scrapers, parting tool and the skew. We'll cover basic safety, lathe setup, mounting/chucking of wood and basic cuts with each of the tools. We'll finish the day using the developed skills in turning and finishing a bottle stopper and a multi-tip screwdriver.
Tuition: $110.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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Woodturning Date Night With Savannah Stewart with: Savannah Stewart
Beginner

Saturday, May 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Bring Tools If You Have Them, Not Required.
Description: It's a Date! In this class, you and your partner will learn how to cut pen blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the pen barrels and apply finish. Savannah will demo and review the process over a pizza dinner. How fun is that? After each turning a pen, the final step will be assembling the pen. Each student will complete a pen during the class.
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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Small Turning Projects With Devon Palmer with: Devon Palmer
Intermediate

Sunday, May 19, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses. Bring Your Own Turning Tools If You Have Them.
Description: This course is designed to expand the student's skill set through 2 useful projects: A Spin Top to demonstrate the use of the chatter tool and a Small Lidded Box to learn end grain hollowing, fitting lids/tenons, and chucking. These techniques will have wide application in your future woodturning projects.
Tuition: $125.00
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Intro To Chip Carving with: Chris Zaenger
All

Part 1: Wednesday, May 22, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: This is a two night class. An introduction to chip carving, a decorative art in use since the 1500's. Designs can be placed on furniture, boxes, plates, bowls or spoons. Commemorative plates or plaques can also include wording or free style animals or flowers. This class introduces basic chip styles, knife selection and care, project finishing. The projects will be simple decorative pieces which utilize different techniques. Please bring a mechanical pencil and a 12-inch ruler for the best experience . There may be some work on your project outside of class, if needed. Item #: 05Z21 (Pfiel #2) is recommended for the class and can be purchased with a 10% discount prior to the class when you sign up. Sharpening of the tool will be discussed.
Tuition: $100.00
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Rough To Ready with: Eric Rauschenbach
Beginner

Monday, June 3, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Join Eric in this basic class which is a good introduction to important woodworking tools and a must for all beginning woodworkers. Each student will receive a rough sawn board which they will proceed to flatten, square, and cut to a final size. Power tools used in this whole process are the jointer, table saw, and planer. Included in the class is a copy of Tauton's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking" (WC# 151023).
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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Building An Electric Guitar with: Ed Panzer
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Description: This is a great opportunity to make a Tele-Type Guitar for yourself or give the class as a gift for someone that loves to play guitars! This class is designed to accommodate the beginner/intermediate woodworker in building their own electric guitar learning basic woodworking techniques in the process. The process will be broken down in bite sized tasks that enable the student to get a clear understanding of the various steps in making an electric guitar. You will learn how to make a body, hand carve a neck, install a truss rod and install the fret board after you install frets and slot a nut. Finally, you will learn how to wire it up and to properly setup a guitar to play perfectly for you. Each guitar will be completed before leaving the class, however, painting/finishing the guitar will be left to the student to complete after the class at home. Finishing techniques will be discussed to provide guidance and Ed will be available to answer questions after the class. Ed is a professional guitar maker, with vast experience making both acoustic and electric guitars. He works at the store so stop in on Monday or Wednesday mornings to talk to him and to view the sample guitar we have on display.
Tuition: $725.00
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Routers: Catch-All Organizer with: Eric Rauschenbach
Beginner/Intermediate

Monday, June 10, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Router Basics / General Router Knowledge
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Notebook, Pencil
Description: In this class students will make a "catch-all" to give a home to keys, wallets, and spare pocket change. We will use a plunge router in conjunction with a pattern to produce a pocket cut. The router table will allow us to quickly and safely ease the edges of our organizer. This class is designed for beginner to intermediate woodworkers eager to learn some new router skills.
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Includes Materials

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Turning A Harry Potter Wand with: Savannah Stewart
All

Tuesday, June 11, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Prerequisite: An Interest In Harry Potter Movies!
Description: Due to the somewhat popular nature of the Harry Potter Movies, we are offering a class to turn on a Lathe, two Harry Potter Wands! How cool is that! This will be a beginner's turning class, so NO experience is necessary and this can be a Parent-Child signup or an individual or couple! The instructor will be Savannah Stewart, and she is a Harry Potter nerd as well as an expert turner, so she can't wait for this class either! You will learn how to prepare a wood blank, mount it on a lathe, turn it to a reasonable facsimile of a Harry Potter's wand and then sand and finish it! It will be ready when you leave to perform your every wish! The actual performance, is very much up to the holder and we can't provide a guarantee that it will do anything but look cool! Your friends will definitely be jealous!
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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Pens, Pens, Pens with: Tom Wood
Beginner

Wednesday, June 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: This is a great way to learn about turning wood on a Lathe. Before you buy a Lathe, you can learn about how to safely use it and the tools and accessories needed to make a ballpoint or Rolling Ball pen and also pencils! Once you gain this experience, it opens up the opportunity to take a number of other turning classes we offer. Turning items on the Lathe will allow you to make items for yourself as well as distinctive and beautiful gifts for friends and family. Students in this class will learn how to cut pen blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the pen barrels and apply the finish. The final step will be assembling the pen. Each student will complete a pen they will be proud of during the class to take home and show friends and family.
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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Knifemaking Class with: Brad Hunt
All

Thursday, June 13, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: This class will teach you the steps necessary to make a knife from one of our kits which will allow you to make other knives in the future at home. Chose the knife kit you will make from Item #'s 163956, 161953 or 159206 at the time you sign up for the class! Brad Hunt, who is an expert in knifemaking, will help you complete your knife in this class. If you go to our website (www.woodcraft.com) and search for the knife kits above using the item #, you will see what the different knife kits look like! Brad will also bring along some knife scales he has produced using cast resin and and coloring techniques that are out of this world beautiful that you can purchase for your knife. Once you take this class, I am sure you will want to take another class and make a different kind of knife! The cost of the class includes the knife kit. You will need to bring knife scales or purchase them from Woodcraft or Brad Hunt.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up And Select The Knife Kit You Want To Make!

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Turning A Fishing Lure with: Tom Wood
All

Wednesday, June 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Fish on! Every tackle box needs a classic surface lure for attracting monster muskie, pike and bass. In this class Tom Wood will teach students to turn, paint, and seal a torpedo style fishing lure. The final step will be mounting the hardware and hooks. The students will take home the fishing lure that they complete.
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Call 614-273-0488 To Sign Up!

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