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Phone:
616-957-9663
Fax:
616-957-9494
Email:
GrandRapids@Woodcraft.com

2914 Broadmoor SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
USA

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Hours of Operation

sunday 11 AM - 4 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 - 6 PM

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Band Saw Box with Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, May 17, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This class is dedicated to the band saw. A great opportunity to ask any questions about band saws such as blades, guides, resawing or maintenance etc. This will be a hands-on class to construct your own band saw box and to increase your skills.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Intro To The CNC with Bob Livingston
Beginner

Wednesday, May 18, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-4
Description: This introductory CNC (Computer Numeric Control) seminar will offer tips and advice on the SHARK CNC machine which uses the V Carve Pro software. Set up of a project will go from concept through completion and invite your interactions or questions along the way. If you have thoughts about a purchase or just starting out, this class is for you. Those with V Carve on their lap-top can get their own help if time permits.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Scroll Saw Basics with Sherry Hedgecock
Beginner

Thursday, May 19, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Using the Scroll Saw is a great way to make a variety of craft and shop projects. It is fun, easy, and very rewarding providing you use the right blades and techniques. In this basic workshop we cover the blades, type of wood, pattern transfer, cutting practices and is loaded with many useful tips. The class is held in our complete hands-on workshop and will include your own project to take home.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Router Basics with Dale Smith
Beginner

Friday, May 20, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: A router can do a lot for your woodworking projects. Hundreds of bits are available to make outstanding decorative edges, slotting, surfacing, cutouts and more. With its high speed and heavy torque it can be a challenging tool for the inexperienced. This class is loaded with tips and procedures designed to achieve your confidence and creativity.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Cabinet Workshop with Dale Smith

Saturday, May 21, 9:30 AM - 6 PM

Class Size: 2-4
Description: During this class, each participant will construct their own single stand-alone 20 X20 cabinet to take home when complete. The process will include making the carcass shell, face frame front, flat panel door and pull out drawer. Methods will include pocket hole joinery, drawer slides, door hinges. You will advance your skill in the table saw, miter saw, router, marking and measuring, as well as Kreg joinery.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes All Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Scroll Saw Intarsia with Dale Smith
Intermediate

Monday, May 23, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
Class Size: 2-6
Description: Intarsia can provide beautiful and stunning works of art using the scroll saw and various woods. This is an overview of the complete intarsia / segmentation process. This is a hands-on project which will cover pattern transfer, sanding techniques, 3-D effects and mounting
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Picture Framing Workshop with Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, May 24, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Learn how to make your own picture frames using standard lumber. We'll cover the basics of routing profiles, cutting rabbits, joinery, assembling and hanging the frame. You will create your own 8 by 10 picture frame. Finishing suggestions will be included
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Bowl And Tray Workshop with Dale Smith

Wednesday, May 25, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Using a router, templates, and a drill press, this unique method provides an easy way to make divided bowls or trays by using various woods or a combination of woods to fashion an interesting project. Join in on this hands-on class where you will create and take home your own completed bowl.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Advanced Scroll Saw with Dale Smith

Thursday, May 26, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
Class Size: 2-6
Description: This class will emphasize in doing more advanced cuts. We will show how easy it is to make perfect inlays, unique 3D pieces and the techniques of fun puzzles. You will craft several hands-on projects to take home. As always, we welcome any questions and will demonstrate additional techniques if time permits
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Sharpening Lathe Tools with Ken Blain
Beginner

Friday, May 27, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Sharp lathe tools are essential for good results on the lathe. The class covers the basics of grinders, grinding wheel selection and setup, various jigs and their applications, and specific techniques for sharpening scrapers, gouges and skews. There maybe a chance to work on your own tools if time permits during the session.
Tuition: $50.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Basic Bowl Turning with Ken Blain

Saturday, May 28, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This is a great class to advance your skills to bowl turning. The course is designed for the beginner to intermediate turner who wants to get a good foundation in turning bowls. Proper tools, blank selection, chucking methods, and form will be covered. Students will leave with their own finished bowl.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Dovetails With A Porter Cable Jig with Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, May 31, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This seminar is devoted to machine cutting dovetails on the Porter Cable 4212 Jig. Learn all the ins and outs of this wonderful jig. Bit selection and proper techniques will be demonstrated. You will learn to set up and produce 4 different kinds of dovetails.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Finishing Basics with Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, June 2, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-8
Description: This is a seminar- workshop on simple finishing methods for woodworkers. A variety of topics include gels stains, oil or water stains and topcoats, paints, dyes, wood restoration, exteriors, etc. We will share our best tips, advices, and informational handouts.
Tuition: $50.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Workshop 101 with Dale Smith
Beginner

Saturday, June 4, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Size: 2-8
Description: Learn the basics and safety from the ground up... We will take you through the woodshop and let you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Table saw, Band saw, Miter saw, Scroll saw, Router, Sander, Drill Press and more. Also techniques about wood, grain, marking, measuring, and gluing will be included. Join in on this all day Saturday event. This is a hands on class and you will complete a tote-box project to take home.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Relief Carving with Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, June 7, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This introduction class will highlight the relief method of hand carving. Topics will be on over-all techniques, pattern transfer, types of knives, cutting methods, holding practices, depth attention as well as sharpening and safety. You will work on a small hands-on project during the class.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Router Basics with Dale Smith
Beginner

Wednesday, June 8, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: A router can do a lot for your woodworking projects. Hundreds of bits are available to make outstanding decorative edges, slotting, surfacing, cutouts and more. With its high speed and heavy torque it can be a challenging tool for the inexperienced. This class is loaded with tips and procedures designed to achieve your confidence and creativity.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Scroll Saw Basics with Sherry Hedgecock
Beginner

Thursday, June 9, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Using the Scroll Saw is a great way to make a variety of craft and shop projects. It is fun, easy, and very rewarding providing you use the right blades and techniques. In this basic workshop we cover the blades, type of wood, pattern transfer, cutting practices and is loaded with many useful tips. The class is held in our complete hands-on workshop and will include your own project to take home.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Band Saw Box with Dale Smith
Beginner

Friday, June 10, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This class is dedicated to the band saw. A great opportunity to ask any questions about band saws such as blades, guides, resawing or maintenance etc. This will be a hands-on class to construct your own band saw box and to increase your skills.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Basic Cabinetry with Dale Smith

Saturday, June 11, 9:30 AM - 6 PM

Class Size: 2-4
Description: During this class, each participant will construct their own single stand-alone 20 X20 cabinet to take home when complete. The process will include making the carcass shell, face frame front, flat panel door and pull out drawer. Methods will include pocket hole joinery, drawer slides, door hinges. You will advance your skill in the table saw, miter saw, router, marking and measuring, as well as Kreg joinery.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Intro To The CNC with Bob Livingston
Beginner

Wednesday, June 15, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-4
Description: This introductory CNC (Computer Numeric Control) seminar will offer tips and advice on the SHARK CNC machine which uses the V Carve Pro software. Set up of a project will go from concept through completion and invite your interactions or questions along the way. If you have thoughts about a purchase or just starting out, this class is for you. Those with V Carve on their lap-top can get their own help if time permits.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Picture Framing Workshop with Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, June 21, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Learn how to make your own picture frames using standard lumber. We'll cover the basics of routing profiles, cutting rabbits, joinery, assembling and hanging the frame. You will create your own 8 by 10 picture frame. Finishing suggestions will be included
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Bowl And Tray Workshop with Dale Smith

Wednesday, June 22, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Using a router, templates, and a drill press, this unique method provides an easy way to make divided bowls or trays by using various woods or a combination of woods to fashion an interesting project. Join in on this hands-on class where you will create and take home your own completed bowl.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Woodburning with Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, June 23, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Burner Unit Or One Will Be Provided
Class Size: 2-6
Description: Learn the basics with a variable temperature wood burning unit: preparing wood, design layout, shading and finishing. This is the class for everyone interested in learning to create or embellish their works through the art of pyrography. You will complete a small design in class.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Introduction To The Lathe with Ken Blain
Beginner

Friday, June 24, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-8
Description: A great "how-to" class. In this seminar, topics will include general usage, mounting operations, speed ranges, face plates, chucks, types of tools to use, types of wood, grain orientation, position, and safe practices. Hands on trial cutting may be available if time permits.
Tuition: $50.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Basic Pen Turning with Ken Blain
Beginner

Saturday, June 25, 9:30 AM - 12 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Learn basic spindle turning skills to handcraft your own attractive pen. Learn all the components used such as pen blanks, mandrels, pen mills and the pen press while you make a handmade wooden pen on the lathe. Pen turning is easy and enjoyable, and you will end up with your own great ink pen
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Basic Bowl Turning with Ken Blain

Saturday, June 25, 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This is a great class to advance your skills to bowl turning. The course is designed for the beginner to intermediate turner who wants to get a good foundation in turning bowls. Proper tools, blank selection, chucking methods, and form will be covered. Students will leave with their own finished bowl.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Advanced Scroll Saw with Dale Smith

Tuesday, June 28, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
Class Size: 2-6
Description: This class will emphasize in doing more advanced cuts. We will show how easy it is to make perfect inlays, unique 3D pieces and the techniques of fun puzzles. You will craft several hands-on projects to take home. As always, we welcome any questions and will demonstrate additional techniques if time permits
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Scroll Saw Intarsia with Dale Smith
Intermediate

Wednesday, June 29, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
Class Size: 2-6
Description: Intarsia can provide beautiful and stunning works of art using the scroll saw and various woods. This is an overview of the complete intarsia / segmentation process. This is a hands-on project which will cover pattern transfer, sanding techniques, 3-D effects and mounting
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Dovetails With A Porter Cable Jig with Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, June 30, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This seminar is devoted to machine cutting dovetails on the Porter Cable 4212 Jig. Learn all the ins and outs of this wonderful jig. Bit selection and proper techniques will be demonstrated. You will learn to set up and produce 4 different kinds of dovetails.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Finishing Basics with Dale Smith
Beginner

Wednesday, July 6, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-8
Description: This is a seminar- workshop on simple finishing methods for woodworkers. A variety of topics include gels stains, oil or water stains and topcoats, paints, dyes, wood restoration, exteriors, etc. We will share our best tips, advices, and informational handouts.
Tuition: $50.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Relief Carving with Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, July 7, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This introduction class will highlight the relief method of hand carving. Topics will be on over-all techniques, pattern transfer, types of knives, cutting methods, holding practices, depth attention as well as sharpening and safety. You will work on a small hands-on project during the class.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Introduction To The Lathe with Ken Blain
Beginner

Friday, July 8, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-8
Description: A great "how-to" class. In this seminar, topics will include general usage, mounting operations, speed ranges, face plates, chucks, types of tools to use, types of wood, grain orientation, position, and safe practices. Hands on trial cutting may be available if time permits.
Tuition: $50.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Basic Pen Turning with Ken Blain
Beginner

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

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Learn basic spindle turning skills to handcraft your own attractive pen. Learn all the components used such as pen blanks, mandrels, pen mills and the pen press while you make a handmade wooden pen on the lathe. Pen turning is easy and enjoyable, and you will end up with your own great ink pen
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Intro to Hand Tools with Dale Smith
Beginner

Monday, July 11, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: A beginner’s guide to get an understanding of various hand tools. A mix of seminar and hands on. A chance to learn about and try them out. Sections are: HAND PLANES (types, usage, sharpening), SCRAPERS (types, using, burnishing), HAND SAWS (Japanese, dovetail), FILES & RASPS (types, usage), CHISELS (types, usage), CARVING (carving tools, drawknife, spoke shaves).
Tuition: $80.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Router Basics with Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, July 12, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: A router can do a lot for your woodworking projects. Hundreds of bits are available to make outstanding decorative edges, slotting, surfacing, cutouts and more. With its high speed and heavy torque it can be a challenging tool for the inexperienced. This class is loaded with tips and procedures designed to achieve your confidence and creativity.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Intro To The CNC with Bob Livingston
Beginner

Wednesday, July 13, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-4
Description: This introductory CNC (Computer Numeric Control) seminar will offer tips and advice on the SHARK CNC machine which uses the V Carve Pro software. Set up of a project will go from concept through completion and invite your interactions or questions along the way. If you have thoughts about a purchase or just starting out, this class is for you. Those with V Carve on their lap-top can get their own help if time permits.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Band Saw Box with Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, July 14, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This class is dedicated to the band saw. A great opportunity to ask any questions about band saws such as blades, guides, resawing or maintenance etc. This will be a hands-on class to construct your own band saw box and to increase your skills.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Scroll Saw Basics with Sherry Hedgecock
Beginner

Friday, July 15, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Using the Scroll Saw is a great way to make a variety of craft and shop projects. It is fun, easy, and very rewarding providing you use the right blades and techniques. In this basic workshop we cover the blades, type of wood, pattern transfer, cutting practices and is loaded with many useful tips. The class is held in our complete hands-on workshop and will include your own project to take home.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Workshop 101 with Dale Smith
Beginner

Saturday, July 16, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Size: 2-8
Description: Learn the basics and safety from the ground up... We will take you through the woodshop and let you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Table saw, Band saw, Miter saw, Scroll saw, Router, Sander, Drill Press and more. Also techniques about wood, grain, marking, measuring, and gluing will be included. Join in on this all day Saturday event. This is a hands on class and you will complete a tote-box project to take home.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Picture Framing Workshop with Dale Smith
Beginner

Monday, July 18, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Learn how to make your own picture frames using standard lumber. We'll cover the basics of routing profiles, cutting rabbits, joinery, assembling and hanging the frame. You will create your own 8 by 10 picture frame. Finishing suggestions will be included
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Bowl And Tray Workshop with Dale Smith

Tuesday, July 19, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Using a router, templates, and a drill press, this unique method provides an easy way to make divided bowls or trays by using various woods or a combination of woods to fashion an interesting project. Join in on this hands-on class where you will create and take home your own completed bowl.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Small Box Workshop with Dale Smith
Beginner

Wednesday, July 20, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This will be a hands-on project to create your own small keepsake box using colorful or exotic woods. A class to inspire you in craftsmanship, artistry, and creativity. Wood preparation, joinery, gluing, hinges and hardware, and finishing will all be covered. All materials are included.
Tuition: $80.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Woodburning with Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, July 21, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Burner Unit Or One Will Be Provided
Class Size: 2-6
Description: Learn the basics with a variable temperature wood burning unit: preparing wood, design layout, shading and finishing. This is the class for everyone interested in learning to create or embellish their works through the art of pyrography. You will complete a small design in class.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Sharpening Lathe Tools with Ken Blain
Beginner

Friday, July 22, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Sharp lathe tools are essential for good results on the lathe. The class covers the basics of grinders, grinding wheel selection and setup, various jigs and their applications, and specific techniques for sharpening scrapers, gouges and skews. There maybe a chance to work on your own tools if time permits during the session.
Tuition: $50.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Basic Bowl Turning with Ken Blain

Saturday, July 23, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This is a great class to advance your skills to bowl turning. The course is designed for the beginner to intermediate turner who wants to get a good foundation in turning bowls. Proper tools, blank selection, chucking methods, and form will be covered. Students will leave with their own finished bowl.
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Advanced Scroll Saw with Dale Smith

Tuesday, July 26, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
Class Size: 2-6
Description: This class will emphasize in doing more advanced cuts. We will show how easy it is to make perfect inlays, unique 3D pieces and the techniques of fun puzzles. You will craft several hands-on projects to take home. As always, we welcome any questions and will demonstrate additional techniques if time permits
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Scroll Saw Intarsia with Dale Smith
Intermediate

Wednesday, July 27, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
Class Size: 2-6
Description: Intarsia can provide beautiful and stunning works of art using the scroll saw and various woods. This is an overview of the complete intarsia / segmentation process. This is a hands-on project which will cover pattern transfer, sanding techniques, 3-D effects and mounting
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Dovetails With A Porter Cable Jig with Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, July 28, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This seminar is devoted to machine cutting dovetails on the Porter Cable 4212 Jig. Learn all the ins and outs of this wonderful jig. Bit selection and proper techniques will be demonstrated. You will learn to set up and produce 4 different kinds of dovetails.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Cabinet Workshop with Dale Smith

Saturday, July 30, 9:30 AM - 6 PM

Class Size: 2-4
Description: During this class, each participant will construct their own single stand-alone 20 X20 cabinet to take home when complete. The process will include making the carcass shell, face frame front, flat panel door and pull out drawer. Methods will include pocket hole joinery, drawer slides, door hinges. You will advance your skill in the table saw, miter saw, router, marking and measuring, as well as Kreg joinery.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes All Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Finishing Basics with Dale Smith
Beginner

Wednesday, August 3, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-8
Description: This is a seminar- workshop on simple finishing methods for woodworkers. A variety of topics include gels stains, oil or water stains and topcoats, paints, dyes, wood restoration, exteriors, etc. We will share our best tips, advices, and informational handouts.
Tuition: $50.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Relief Carving with Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, August 4, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This introduction class will highlight the relief method of hand carving. Topics will be on over-all techniques, pattern transfer, types of knives, cutting methods, holding practices, depth attention as well as sharpening and safety. You will work on a small hands-on project during the class.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Workshop 101 with Dale Smith
Beginner

Saturday, August 6, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Size: 2-8
Description: Learn the basics and safety from the ground up... We will take you through the woodshop and let you put your hands on every tool that you could need to use while woodworking. We will cover the Table saw, Band saw, Miter saw, Scroll saw, Router, Sander, Drill Press and more. Also techniques about wood, grain, marking, measuring, and gluing will be included. Join in on this all day Saturday event. This is a hands on class and you will complete a tote-box project to take home.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Intro to Hand Tools with Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, August 9, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: A beginner’s guide to get an understanding of various hand tools. A mix of seminar and hands on. A chance to learn about and try them out. Sections are: HAND PLANES (types, usage, sharpening), SCRAPERS (types, using, burnishing), HAND SAWS (Japanese, dovetail), FILES & RASPS (types, usage), CHISELS (types, usage), CARVING (carving tools, drawknife, spoke shaves).
Tuition: $80.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Scroll Saw Basics with Sherry Hedgecock
Beginner

Wednesday, August 10, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Using the Scroll Saw is a great way to make a variety of craft and shop projects. It is fun, easy, and very rewarding providing you use the right blades and techniques. In this basic workshop we cover the blades, type of wood, pattern transfer, cutting practices and is loaded with many useful tips. The class is held in our complete hands-on workshop and will include your own project to take home.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Router Basics with Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, August 11, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: A router can do a lot for your woodworking projects. Hundreds of bits are available to make outstanding decorative edges, slotting, surfacing, cutouts and more. With its high speed and heavy torque it can be a challenging tool for the inexperienced. This class is loaded with tips and procedures designed to achieve your confidence and creativity.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Introduction To The Lathe with Ken Blain
Beginner

Saturday, August 13, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Size: 2-8
Description: A great "how-to" class. In this seminar, topics will include general usage, mounting operations, speed ranges, face plates, chucks, types of tools to use, types of wood, grain orientation, position, and safe practices. Hands on trial cutting may be available if time permits.
Tuition: $50.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Basic Pen Turning with Ken Blain
Beginner

Saturday, August 13, 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Learn basic spindle turning skills to handcraft your own attractive pen. Learn all the components used such as pen blanks, mandrels, pen mills and the pen press while you make a handmade wooden pen on the lathe. Pen turning is easy and enjoyable, and you will end up with your own great ink pen
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Band Saw Box with Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, August 16, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This class is dedicated to the band saw. A great opportunity to ask any questions about band saws such as blades, guides, resawing or maintenance etc. This will be a hands-on class to construct your own band saw box and to increase your skills.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Intro To The CNC with Bob Livingston
Beginner

Wednesday, August 17, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-4
Description: This introductory CNC (Computer Numeric Control) seminar will offer tips and advice on the SHARK CNC machine which uses the V Carve Pro software. Set up of a project will go from concept through completion and invite your interactions or questions along the way. If you have thoughts about a purchase or just starting out, this class is for you. Those with V Carve on their lap-top can get their own help if time permits.
Tuition: $60.00

Call 616-957-9663 To Sign Up

Picture Framing Workshop with Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, August 18, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Learn how to make your own picture frames using standard lumber. We'll cover the basics of routing profiles, cutting rabbits, joinery, assembling and hanging the frame. You will create your own 8 by 10 picture frame. Finishing suggestions will be included
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

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Cabinet Workshop with Dale Smith

Saturday, August 20, 9:30 AM - 6 PM

Class Size: 2-4
Description: During this class, each participant will construct their own single stand-alone 20 X20 cabinet to take home when complete. The process will include making the carcass shell, face frame front, flat panel door and pull out drawer. Methods will include pocket hole joinery, drawer slides, door hinges. You will advance your skill in the table saw, miter saw, router, marking and measuring, as well as Kreg joinery.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes All Materials

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Woodburning with Dale Smith
Beginner

Monday, August 22, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Burner Unit Or One Will Be Provided
Class Size: 2-6
Description: Learn the basics with a variable temperature wood burning unit: preparing wood, design layout, shading and finishing. This is the class for everyone interested in learning to create or embellish their works through the art of pyrography. You will complete a small design in class.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

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Small Box Workshop with Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, August 23, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This will be a hands-on project to create your own small keepsake box using colorful or exotic woods. A class to inspire you in craftsmanship, artistry, and creativity. Wood preparation, joinery, gluing, hinges and hardware, and finishing will all be covered. All materials are included.
Tuition: $80.00

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Advanced Scroll Saw with Dale Smith

Wednesday, August 24, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
Class Size: 2-6
Description: This class will emphasize in doing more advanced cuts. We will show how easy it is to make perfect inlays, unique 3D pieces and the techniques of fun puzzles. You will craft several hands-on projects to take home. As always, we welcome any questions and will demonstrate additional techniques if time permits
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

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Scroll Saw Intarsia with Dale Smith
Intermediate

Thursday, August 25, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
Class Size: 2-6
Description: Intarsia can provide beautiful and stunning works of art using the scroll saw and various woods. This is an overview of the complete intarsia / segmentation process. This is a hands-on project which will cover pattern transfer, sanding techniques, 3-D effects and mounting
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

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Sharpening Lathe Tools with Ken Blain
Beginner

Friday, August 26, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Sharp lathe tools are essential for good results on the lathe. The class covers the basics of grinders, grinding wheel selection and setup, various jigs and their applications, and specific techniques for sharpening scrapers, gouges and skews. There maybe a chance to work on your own tools if time permits during the session.
Tuition: $50.00

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Basic Bowl Turning with Ken Blain

Saturday, August 27, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This is a great class to advance your skills to bowl turning. The course is designed for the beginner to intermediate turner who wants to get a good foundation in turning bowls. Proper tools, blank selection, chucking methods, and form will be covered. Students will leave with their own finished bowl.
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

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Bowl And Tray Workshop with Dale Smith

Tuesday, August 30, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: Using a router, templates, and a drill press, this unique method provides an easy way to make divided bowls or trays by using various woods or a combination of woods to fashion an interesting project. Join in on this hands-on class where you will create and take home your own completed bowl.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

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Dovetails With A Porter Cable Jig with Dale Smith
Beginner

Wednesday, August 31, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Size: 2-6
Description: This seminar is devoted to machine cutting dovetails on the Porter Cable 4212 Jig. Learn all the ins and outs of this wonderful jig. Bit selection and proper techniques will be demonstrated. You will learn to set up and produce 4 different kinds of dovetails.
Tuition: $60.00

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