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Phone:
610-873-5660
Fax:
610-873-5661
Email:
downingtown-retail@woodcraft.com

417 Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335

Hours of Operation

sunday 11 AM - 5 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 9 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Classes


Box Series: Box 3 of 4

Thursday, June 1, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Temple
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Box1,2
Description: Introducing our new four box series. In this class you will build several different box designs from American and exotic hardwoods. You will learn how to prepare the wood, design technique, and joinery. Class will meet on three consecutive Thursday evenings.
Prerequisite: Box 1
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost: $50

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

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Build a dovetailed box with hand tools

Saturday, June 3, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Garrison
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required: Steve will provide a list upon request
Description: Steve will guide you through the box making process using only handtools. Each student will start with rough sawn wood, milled to proper dimensions using hand planes. The joints will be hand cut dovetails. This class will be a test of all of your hand skills.
Prerequisite: Handcut dovetails, using hand planes, sharpening plane irons and chisels, hand tool essentials
Tuition: $180.00
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost: $50

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

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Box Series: Box 2 of 4

Wednesday, June 7, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Garrison
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required:
Description: Introducing our new four box series. In this class you will build several different box designs from American and exotic hardwoods. You will learn how to prepare the wood, design technique, and joinery. Class will meet on three consecutive Wednesday evenings.
Prerequisite: Box 1
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost: $50

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

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Table Saw 101

Tuesday, June 13, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dave Hall
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3-5
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: The Table Saw is the center piece in the shop, as well as being the most used. We have expanded this most important class to 2 sessions. Part 1 covers safety and techniques, and is a prerequisite for the next class. If you own or are thinking about purchasing a table saw you will want to take this class.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Sharpening chisels, plane blades, cabinet and card

Saturday, June 17, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Garrison
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: a few dull chisels, plane blades, and scrapers
Description: Steve will guide you through the steps necessary to give you a keen edge on these tools. This class will focus on using wet/dry sandpaper in various grits, however the information will be revelant to water stones and oil stones as well. Come and enjoy this class, one I am sure you will use frequently in the shop.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes: Addional cost for material may apply

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

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Intro to carving

Sunday, June 18, 12:30 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Taylor
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: 3/5 gouge, 12v4-v gouge, #10 xacto, 1/4" chisel, 12 oz mallet
Description: Chris will guide you through the technical aspects and the nomenclature of the carver. In addition, he will provide the proper methods of keeping your tools sharp. You will carve a flower in relief to take home.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost: $15

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

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Band Saw Basics

Tuesday, June 20, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dave Hall
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3-5
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: When you get acquainted with a band saw, you'll be amazed at how important and useful it can be. This introductory course will cover many uses of the band saw and help you maximize your use of this versatile tool.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Intro to CNC Computerized Routing

Saturday, June 24, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Drew Knight
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Hearing & eye protection.
Description: Using our own CNC machine we'll show you how this exciting new technology automates the process of router-carving signs, plaques and other projects. In this lecture-demo class, you will learn the basic process of working with design software to create or modify artwork that may include intricate lettering and complex designs. We will also clarify the different types of CNC machines ranging from home use to production environments. Considering the learning curve with CNC, this class may be the smartest investment you can make to determine if this technology makes sense for you. Participants are eligible to return for a hands-on session to make a personalized plaque, for just $45, plus materials.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Have a laptop? Bring it along.

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

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Turn A Pen - An Intro To Pen Turning

Sunday, June 25, 11:30 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Drew Knight
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Welcome to the exciting world of pen turning! This class is made for all ages six and up. Starting with a nice piece of wood and some hardware, by the end of class you have a beautiful, functional pen you made yourself. Learn the fundamentals of creating a pen, from wood and tool selection to proper lathe techniques and finishing.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Box Series: Box 1 of 4

Thursday, July 6, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Temple
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required:
Description: Introducing our new four box series. In this class you will build several different designs in various American and exotic hardwoods. You will learn how to prepare the wood, design technique, and joinery. (First in the series). Class will meet on three consecutive Thursday evenings.
Prerequisite: Table Saw Basics, Router Table Basics
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: Class meets for 3 consecutive Thursdays

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

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You just purchased your first hand plane, now what

Saturday, July 8, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Garrison
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required:
Description: Ok, it looks great, but how do I get the most out of this tool. Start by spending part of the day with Steve. Steve will illustrate procedures to sharpen, tune, and use that new or used plane. Learn the proper techniques for great results.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Box Series: Box 4 of 4

Wednesday, July 12, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Garrison
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required:
Description: Introducing our new eight box series, in this class you will build an elegant box using curly maple and sapele. You will learn how to prepare the wood, design technique, and joinery. (Last in the series).
Prerequisite: Box 1, 2 & 3
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: Class meets for 3 consecutive Wednesdays

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

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Intro to carving

Sunday, July 16, 11:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Taylor
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: 3/5 gouge, 12v4-v gouge, #10 xacto, 1/4" chisel, 12 oz mallet
Description: Chris will guide you through the technical aspects and the nomenclature of the carver. In addition, he will provide the proper methods of keeping your tools sharp. You will carve a flower in relief to take home.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost: $15

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

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Table Saw 101

Monday, July 17, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dave Hall
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3-5
Tools Required: eye protection
Description: The Table Saw is the center piece in the shop, as well as being the most used. We have expanded this most important class to 2 sessions. Part 1 covers safety and techniques, and is a prerequisite for the next class. If you own or are thinking about purchasing a table saw you will want to take this class.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Band Saw Basics

Tuesday, July 25, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dave Hall
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3-5
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: When you get acquainted with a band saw, you'll be amazed at how important and useful it can be. This introductory course will cover many uses of the band saw and help you maximize your use of this versatile tool.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand Cut Dovetail Construction

Saturday, July 29, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Garrison
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required: Dovetail Saw, 1/8" Chisel & Small Hammer
Description: The dovetail is one of the strongest and most attractive joints used in woodworking. Learn to hand cut dovetails with ease and accuracy in this great introductory class.
Prerequisite: Introduction To Hand Tools
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Intro to CNC Computerized Routing

Saturday, August 5, 9:30 AM - 2 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Drew Knight
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required: Hearing & eye protection.
Description: Using our own CNC machine we'll show you how this exciting new technology automates the process of router-carving signs, plaques and other projects. In this lecture-demo class, you will learn the basic process of working with design software to create or modify artwork that may include intricate lettering and complex designs. We will also clarify the different types of CNC machines ranging from home use to production environments. Considering the learning curve with CNC, this class may be the smartest investment you can make to determine if this technology makes sense for you. Participants are eligible to return for a hands-on session to make a personalized plaque, for just $45, plus materials.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: Have a laptop? Bring it along

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

Click Here to Request Information

Turn A Pen - An Intro To Pen Turning

Sunday, August 6, 11:30 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Drew Knight
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Welcome to the exciting world of pen turning! This class is made for all ages six and up. Starting with a nice piece of wood and some hardware, by the end of class you have a beautiful, functional pen you made yourself. Learn the fundamentals of creating a pen, from wood and tool selection to proper lathe techniques and finishing.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Box Series: Box 1 of 4

Thursday, August 10, 9 AM - 2 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Temple
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required:
Description: Introducing our new four box series. In this class you will build several different designs in various American and exotic hardwoods. You will learn how to prepare the wood, design technique, and joinery. (First in the series). Class will meet on three consecutive Thursday evenings.
Prerequisite: Table Saw Basics, Router Table Basics
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: Addtl Matl Charge: $65

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

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Workbench jigs

Saturday, August 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Garrison
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required: pencil, square, ruler
Description: This class is for anyone who likes to get the most out of handtools and the workbench. In this class you will build three jigs essential to hand tool usage- bench hook, shooting and the mitered shooting board. These were and still are used today in order to created tight miter joints, correctly sized pieces of lumber and cutting small pieces of lumber with a handsaw.
Prerequisite: hand tools
Tuition: $160.00
Tuition Notes: Addtl Matl Charge: $80

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

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Band Saw Basics

Tuesday, August 15, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Drew Knight
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: When you get acquainted with a band saw, you'll be amazed at how important and useful it can be. This introductory course will cover many uses of the band saw and help you maximize your use of this versatile tool.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Box Series: Box 4 of 4

Wednesday, August 16, 9 AM - 2 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Garrison
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required:
Description: Introducing our new eight box series, in this class you will build an elegant box using curly maple and sapele. You will learn how to prepare the wood, design technique, and joinery. (Last in the series).
Prerequisite: Box 1, 2 & 3
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: Addtl Matl Charge: $65

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

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Router Basics

Saturday, August 19, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Temple
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Your instructor covers equipment selection, routing techniques and safety considerations. Learn the proper use of the hand held router including cutting direction, template routing and climb cutting.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: Or take both classes for $165

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

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Router Table Basics

Saturday, August 19, 1 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Temple
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 4-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Build on this morning's class and learn the powerful capabilities that having a router table adds to your router. Learn the key techniques for cutting dadoes, slots, special edge techniques and using bits larger than possible in a hand held router.
Prerequisite: Router Basics
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: Or take both classes for $165

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

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Intro to carving

Sunday, August 20, 11:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Taylor
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: 3/5 gouge, 12v4-v gouge, #10 xacto, 1/4" chisel, 12 oz mallet
Description: Chris will guide you through the technical aspects and the nomenclature of the carver. In addition, he will provide the proper methods of keeping your tools sharp. You will carve a flower in relief to take home.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: Addtl Matl Charge: $15

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

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Table Saw Basics

Tuesday, August 22, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dave Hall
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 3-5
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, tablet and pen/pencil
Description: If you are thinking about buying a tablesaw or have recently purchased one. This class is designed to introduce the beginning woodworker to this versatile tool and its many uses. We will cover table saw set up, ripping, cross cuts and more.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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