Woodcraft of Dayton

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Phone:
(937) 438-1282
Fax:
(937) 438-0119
Email:
dayton-retail@woodcraft.com

Cross Pointe Centre 175 E. Alex-Bell Rd. #264
Dayton, OH 45459

Hours of Operation

sunday 12 PM - 5 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 9 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Classes

Introduction to the Scroll Saw Part 2

Saturday, April 29, 10 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tony Beran
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: This class is a continuation of our scroll saw beginning class. In this class you will learn how to do 3-D images, stack cutting, and thin metal cutting. This class requires that you have attended Tony's scroll saw beginning class or at least be able to handle basic cutting tasks and follow layout lines carefully. This is a great way to take your scroll sawing hobby to the next level. As with the first class take 10% off any scroll saw supplies the day of the class and, if you find out you love scroll sawing and decide to buy a scroll saw for yourself, we will add a Value Pack of wood (158725) and two packs of scroll saw blades for free. That’s almost a $30 savings.
Prerequisite: Intro Part 1 or Equivalent
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand Plane Rejuvenation

Part 1: Saturday, May 6, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 7, 12 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Fisher
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: #5 or similar hand plane
Description: Many people have old hand planes that they’ve inherited or just couldn’t resist as a good buy at a garage sale. Then, when they tried to use them, the results left a lot to be desired. That’s because even a brand new plane needs tuning and an old one might need a complete rebuilding. If you have a plane that needs some TLC, this class will show you how to rejuvenate an old plane to make it work like new. You will start with taking the plane completely apart, evaluating the condition, and fixing it. You will need to bring your own plane, preferably a No. 5 or something similar. It can be pretty ratty but it should not be solid rust or have a cracked body or missing parts. In this class we will also cover sharpening the blade and provide you with a jig to make this important part of the rebuild process doable. If you have questions about the plane you have, bring it into the store when you sign up. We can advise you if it is something that will work.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Shaker-style End Table

Part 1: Saturday, May 13, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 14, 12 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Joe Zwiesler
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection
Description: Our woodworking beginnings class introduces you to preparing wood to complete a nice little stool using dowel pins. The Shaker-style sofa table repeats the prep step and introduces you to Kreg jig jointery, tapering legs, and how to handle wood expansion. This class takes all you through all the prep steps and introduces you another design feature-bottom tapering the top to give another dimension to the overall look of the table. Like our other beginning classes, this is a stand-alone class so you can be a true beginner and still end up with a beautiful piece of furniture. This table is made out of solid cherry and is sized to act as an end table that will beautifully compliment the sofa table that many of you have build in our previous classes. If you have the sofa table, don’t miss this opportunity to add to your décor while taking your woodworking to the next level.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Beginning Woodburning

Saturday, May 20, 10 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tammy Rigsby
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 5-10
Tools Required: Woodburning Tools simular to the Detail Master & Several General Purpose Tips
Description: If you've ever wanted to know about wood burning this is the place to be. Tammy is a local pyrography teacher and she will introduce you to all you need to know about getting started in this fine art. She will start with a bit of history and lead you to the tools required and how to use them. You will start out on a practice board and then move onto a small project and leave with enough information to continue practice at home. You must bring your own burning tools. There will a break for lunch and you may eat at one of our local eateries or bring your own and eat in the classroom. This is a great class for men and women.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Turn a Lidded Keepsake Box

Saturday, June 3, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Knowis
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: This class will introduce you to everything you need to know in order to turn a beautiful box with a snug fitting lid. The box you turn will measure approximately 3” tall and about 3” in diameter and will be made out of cherry or maple. A box like this makes a fabulous keepsake holder for those small treasures that your loved-ones want to keep secure. Steve will discuss design options and how they relate to laying out, planning, and turning the box. If time allows you may get to turn a second box.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Classic Shaker-style Mudroom Bench

Part 1: Saturday, June 10, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 11, 12 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Joe Zwiesler
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety glasses, hearing protection
Description: A hundred years ago most houses had mud rooms where one could come in from the outside, sit on a bench and change shoes so as to not track mud into the house. Today most houses don’t need mud rooms but these benches still have a place as a beautiful and useful piece of décor. In this class we will build a very basic Shaker design of a common mud room bench out of beautiful cherry. This Shaker-style bench would look great in an entryway or rec room. During this 2-day class, the students will be introduced to basic woodworking skills that will help the student gain confidence in their own woodworking skills. Upon completion of this 2-day class, you will gain experience in the use of the table saw, thickness planer, jointer, bandsaw and a variety of hand tools. As always Safety is of the utmost importance!
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $199.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Introduction To The CNC

Saturday, June 17, 10 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tony Beran
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Laptop Computer would be helpful but not required
Description: Introductory course to CNC for people interested in what is involved in working with a CNC automated router machine. This woodworking speciality is growing in popularity. Students will learn basic componets of a CNC machine and fundamentals of the software program used to design and produce a simple project.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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New Woodworking Beginnings

Part 1: Thursday, June 22, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, June 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Joe Zwiesler
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection
Description: Our woodworking beginning class has been very popular. The project stool will have two steps, be stable and offer another feature. The first step can be raised to form the stool into a small chair. This will make it a very handy item to place in the bathroom or kitchen to allow a young child to reach the sink or it can be put in the family room and the child can use it as small chair made just for little people. Plus it still works as step stool for adults to reach the top shelf in the kitchen or a closet. This class will introduce you to everything you need to progress, from selecting wood for a project, to preparing it for finishing. It is aimed at men and women who know nothing about woodworking but want to learn the basics. We will use the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, drill press and other tools, as well as offering a discussion on several hand tools, all with an emphasis on safety. This is a great class for anyone wanting to see if woodworking is for them.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $145.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Lathe Tool Sharpening

Saturday, July 1, 10 AM - 3 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Pester
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Two Lathe Tools
Description: Do you have some nice lathe tools that you have been using for too long? You know you will have to sharpen them eventually so why not sign up for this class and learn how sharpen them the easy way. In this class you will get to see first hand how the One Way Wolverine system works with a slow speed grinder. We will demonstrate slow speed and high speed grinding so you can decide for yourself which suits you best. Just bring your own safety glasses and two lathe tools and we will teach you what you need to know to have sharp lathe tools that are a joy to work with. Limit of two tools (no skews, please).
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Carving Faces

Saturday, July 8, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bruce Henn
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4-10
Tools Required: 1/4" V gouge, 3/16" #11 gouge, Detail knife
Description: In this very popular class Bruce will teach the art of carving faces. With his award-winning carving techniques and easy teaching style you will learn to carve several faces and even try a small bust using small palm gouges. Bruce's style and humor make his classes very popular. Sign up today.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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CNC VCarve Basics Session 1

Saturday, July 15, 10 AM - 2 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tony Beran
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Laptop and Thumbdrive
Description: We continue to build on the “Intro to CNC” class by designing and routing a small sign using the VCarve software. We will be utilizing several features of the software, including text, font formatting, and outside edge design. We will be creating and saving the tool paths needed for the CNC to create your sign. Knowledge of design software or have had the “Intro to CNC” would be helpful. Your own laptop and thumb drive is needed for this class.
Prerequisite: Intro to CNC class helpful but not required
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Build a Shaker Style Sofa Table

Part 1: Saturday, July 22, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 23, 12 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Joe Zwiesler
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3-4
Tools Required: Hearing Protection and Safety Glasses
Description: This popular project is great for the beginning woodworker and if you have taken our “Woodworking Beginnings” class this is a great way of taking what you learned and moving up to building a fine piece of furniture. This sofa table will be made out of cherry and will complement any décor. It will be approximately 18”d x 48”w x 30”h. and have tapered legs in the Shaker style. The construction will use the Kreg Jig so this class is perfect for any beginner. We also offer a class on building a matching end table coming up soon in the class schedule. Check it out.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $225.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand-Cut Through Dovetail Basics

Saturday, July 29, 9 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Allen Ryan
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses only
Description: In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to cut through dovetail joints by hand. This joint is the basis for most all box and drawer making and is a valuable skill for beginning woodworkers. Sign up for this class and get a 10% discount off the tools used in this class but Allen provides all the tools for the class itself.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Make a Cutting Board

Saturday, August 5, 10 AM - 3 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Joe Zwiesler
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses only
Description: In this class we will start with pre-glued wood blocks and shape them into beautiful cutting boards that will not only be very handy but will also make a cherished gift. There will be a discussion about the shape you choose and you will then cut it using a table saw, sand them, and finish them. This class will introduce you to the use of the table saw and drum sander. We can accept students as young as 15 years old with parental signature.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Bowl Turning Techniques

Saturday, August 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Knowis
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses or face mask
Description: The lathe is the one tool in your shop that goes far beyond other tools when it comes to fun and creativity. In this class you will learn the steps to turn a small bowl out of maple or cherry. This bowl can be used to display dried flowers or hold potpourri. You will learn how to start the bowl with a face plate or woodworm, turn a spigot, and mount the spigot in a chuck to hollow it out and part it off. You will learn how to use several lathe tools including the roughing gouge, the bowl gouge, and the scraper and you will also learn the tricks to sharpen them.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Turn a Wall Street pen with a Stylus

Saturday, August 19, 9 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Joe Zwiesler
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: None
Description: The Wall Street is one of our more popular pens and now it comes with a stylus that you can use on your I-phone, I-pad, Garmin, or any other touch pad device. This makes it even more useful. In this class we turn a Wall Street Stylus pen out of one of many exotic woods so you end up with a pen that is as beautiful as it is unique. These pens are great to own or give as gifts.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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French Velvet Lined Display Box

Part 1: Tuesday, August 29, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, September 5, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, September 19, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Part 5: Tuesday, September 26, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Part 6: Tuesday, October 3, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Part 7: Tuesday, October 10, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Part 8: Tuesday, October 17, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Part 9: Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Part 10: Tuesday, October 31, 5:30 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Allen Ryan
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required: 1/3 Yard Velvet Material, Hearing and Eye Protection
Description: Just in time for Christmas. In this class you will design and make a display box over the course of 10 weeks. You’ll start by designing the box and then with rough lumber you will build this box. You will learn about milling, mitering, hinge, and catch installation. You will learn the art of French Velvet lining and when you have completed this class you will be on your way to being a great box maker. You may see the actual box that we will be working on, on our face book page at www.facebook.com/woodcraftofdayton. The nice thing about this class is that we will meet once a week on Tuesday evening. This will give you plenty of time to finish this project without feeling rushed. Anyone may sign up; you do not have to be a master woodworker to join us. All you need for this class is 1/3 yard of Velvet material, ear & eye protection and something to place in a box to display. The inside dimensions are 8" long x 5 1/2" wide x 2" deep.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $195.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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