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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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Advanced Turned Lidded Box-CLS589 with: Kevin Bedgood
Intermediate

Saturday, April 21, 9:30 AM - 3 PM

Prerequisite: Bowl Turning
Description: In this class you will focus on turning small lidded boxes. This is a three level class, during the first period you will learn how to turn a miniature lidded box and turn a lidded box. The second session, you will turn a second miniature lidded box with a pedestal. The third session, you will turn a miniature lidded box with a pedestal and finial on top. At the end of the class you will be able to turn miniature, decorative lidded boxes that will be great gift ideas.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Addional Cost For Material May Apply

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Turn Your First Bowl with: Rob Havens
Beginner

Tuesday, June 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Spindle Turning
Description: Students will practice the cuts appropriate for shaping and smoothing the inside and outside using a bowl gouge, parting tool and a scraper. At the end of the class students should be able to turn a bowl on their own
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost: $20.00 By The Instructor On The Day Of Class.A Face Shield Is REQUIRED

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Sharpening Chisels, Plane Blades, Cabinet And Card with: Steve Garrison
All

Saturday, July 7, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $85

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Box Series: Box 2 Of 4 with: Steve Garrison
All

Part 1: Wednesday, July 11, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, July 18, 11:59 PM - 5:59 AM

Prerequisite: Box 1
Description: Second in our 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 two consecutive Wednesdays during the day.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Charges Will Apply

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Box Series: Box 3 Of 4 with: Tom Temple
Intermediate

Part 1: Thursday, July 12, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, July 19, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Prerequisite: Box 1
Tools Required: Box1,2
Description: Box three of our 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 two consecutive Thursdays during the day.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost Will Apply.

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Taste Of Lidded Containers- CLS129 with: Kevin Bedgood
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, July 14, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Prerequisite: Spindle I Turning Class
Description: Students will start by learning about proper proportions. Then you will mount a blank in the chuck, rough out the blank and begin hollowing the end grain. Students will then make a lidded box by hollowing the box and lid, fitting them together, and turning away the mounting tenons. Safety is emphasized while students sharpen the bowl gouge and scraper, mount the wood, and make the end grain hollowing cuts. After this class, students should be able to make a lidded box on their own
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost Will Apply

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Handcut Half Blind Dovetails with: Steve Garrison
Advanced

Saturday, July 21, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Handcut Dovetail & Half Blind Dovetail Construction (1 & 2)
Tools Required: Dovetail Saw, 1/8" Chisel & Small Hammer
Description: Spend the day with Steve Garrison learning the intricate joinery of the dovetail box. Students will fabricate a box building on dovetail skills learned in previous classes. Although some tasks will be completed on the table saw & jointer, the class will focus on handcrafting your final product.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: Material Fee Of $15 To Be Collected By The Instructor On The Day Of Class.

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Intro To Carving with: Chris Taylor
Beginner

Sunday, July 22, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost: $15

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Table Saw 101 with: Dave Hall
All

Monday, July 23, 6 PM - 8 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: The Table Saw is the center piece in the shop, as well as being the most used. Our Class 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.
Tuition: $75

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Band Saw Basics with: Drew Knight
All

Tuesday, July 24, 6 PM - 8 PM

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.
Tuition: $75

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Turn Your First Bowl with: Rob Havens
Beginner

Wednesday, July 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Spindle Turning
Description: Students will practice the cuts appropriate for shaping and smoothing the inside and outside using a bowl gouge and a scraper. At the end of the class students should be able to turn a bowl on their own
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost: $20.00 By The Instructor On The Day Of Class.A Face Shield Is REQUIRED

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Intro To CNC Computerized Routing with: Drew Knight
All

Saturday, July 28, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: Bring Your Own Laptop.

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Turn A Pen - An Intro To Pen Turning with: Drew Knight
All

Sunday, July 29, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $90

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You Just Purchased Your First Hand Plane, Now What with: Steve Garrison
All

Saturday, August 4, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $85

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Box Series: Box 4 Of 4 with: Steve Garrison
Intermediate

Part 1: Wednesday, August 8, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, August 15, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Prerequisite: Box 1, 2 & 3
Description: Last of our four box series. In this class you will build an elegant box using box joints in walnut and finishing off with a walnut & maple raised panel lid. You will learn how to prepare the wood, design technique, and joinery. Class will meet on two consecutive Wednesdays during the day.
Tuition: $180
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost Of $65 Will Apply

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Box Series: Box 3 Of 4 with: Tom Temple
Intermediate

Part 1: Thursday, August 9, 12 PM - 5 PM
Part 2: Thursday, August 16, 12 PM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Box 1, Box 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 two consecutive Thursdays during the day.
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Charge Of $65 Will Apply

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Router Basics with: Tom Temple
All

Saturday, August 11, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

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.
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: Take Both Basic Router And Router Table For $165

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Router Table Basics with: Tom Temple
All

Saturday, August 11, 1 PM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Router Basics
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.
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: Or Take Both Basic Router And Router Table For $165

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Hand Cut Dovetail Construction with: Steve Garrison
All

Saturday, August 18, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Hand Tools
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.
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Charge May Apply

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Table Saw 101 with: Dave Hall
All

Wednesday, August 22, 6 PM - 8 PM

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.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: Pre -Requisite To CCNS Build Your First Cabinet

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Band Saw Basics with: Drew Knight
All

Thursday, August 23, 6 PM - 8 PM

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.
Tuition: $80

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Intro To Carving with: Chris Taylor
Beginner

Sunday, August 26, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost Of $15 Payable To The Instructor

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Turn Your First Bowl with: Rob Havens
Beginner

Wednesday, August 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Spindle Turning
Description: Students will practice the cuts appropriate for shaping and smoothing the inside and outside using a bowl gouge, parting tool and a scraper. At the end of the class students should be able to turn a bowl on their own
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost: $20.00 By The Instructor On The Day Of Class.A Face Shield Is REQUIRED

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Box Series: Box 4 Of 4 with: Steve Garrison
Intermediate

Part 1: Wednesday, September 5, 9:30 AM - 3 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, September 12, 9:30 AM - 3 PM

Prerequisite: Box 1, 2 & 3
Description: Last of our four box series. In this class you will build an elegant box using box joints in walnut and finishing off with a walnut & maple raised panel lid. You will learn how to prepare the wood, design technique, and joinery. Class will meet on two consecutive Wednesdays during the day.
Tuition: $180
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Cost Of $65 Will Apply

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Box Series: Box 1 Of 4 with: Tom Temple
Intermediate

Part 1: Thursday, September 13, 9:30 AM - 3 PM
Part 2: Thursday, September 20, 9:30 AM - 3 PM

Prerequisite: Table Saw Basics, Router Table Basics
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 two consecutive Thursdays during the day.
Tuition: $180
Tuition Notes: 65

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Build A Dovetailed Box With Hand Tools with: Steve Garrison
Intermediate/Advanced

Saturday, September 15, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Prerequisite: Handcut Dovetails, Using Hand Planes, Sharpening Plane Irons And Chisels, Hand Tool Essentials
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.
Tuition: $180
Tuition Notes: 50

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Taste Of Lidded Containers- CLS129 with: Kevin Bedgood
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, September 22, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Spindle I Turning Class
Description: Students will start by learning about proper proportions. Then you will mount a blank in the chuck, rough out the blank and begin hollowing the end grain. Students will then make a lidded box by hollowing the box and lid, fitting them together, and turning away the mounting tenons. Safety is emphasized while students sharpen the bowl gouge and scraper, mount the wood, and make the end grain hollowing cuts. After this class, students should be able to make a lidded box on their own
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: 45

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Intro To Carving with: Chris Taylor
Beginner

Sunday, September 23, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes: Material Cost: $15

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Band Saw Basics with: Drew Knight
All

Thursday, September 27, 6 PM - 8 PM

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.
Tuition: $75

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Sharpening Chisels, Plane Blades, Cabinet And Card with: Steve Garrison
All

Saturday, September 29, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Tools Required: A Few Dull Chisels, Plane Blades, And Scrapers
Description: Austin 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.
Tuition: $85

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