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

4265 28th Street SE Ste C
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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 - 8 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Advanced Scroll Saw with: Dale Smith
Beginner/Intermediate

Tuesday, July 24, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

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Woodburning with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Wednesday, July 25, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Burner Unit Or One Will Be Provided
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

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Band Saw Box with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, July 26, 4 PM - 7 PM

Description: This class will go over many features of the band saw. Topics include proper cutting practices, thick wood cutting and re-sawing, as well as blade selection, guiding, tension, safety and maintenance. Participants will create a beautiful small band saw box during this class to increase your skills.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

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Basic Cabinetry with: Dale Smith
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, July 28, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

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Dovetails With A Porter Cable Jig with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, July 31, 4 PM - 7 PM

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

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll Saw Basics with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, August 9, 4 PM - 7 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Basic Pen Turning with: Ken Blain
Beginner

Saturday, August 11, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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: $50
Tuition Notes: Purchase Pen Kit At Class

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Basic Bowl Turning with: Ken Blain
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, August 11, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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: $60
Tuition Notes: Purchase Blank At Class Time

Click Here to Request Information

Woodburning with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, August 14, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Burner Unit Or One Will Be Provided
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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Advanced Scroll Saw with: Dale Smith
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, August 16, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Workshop 101 with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Saturday, August 18, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Relief Carving with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, September 4, 4 PM - 7 PM

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

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Introduction To The Lathe with: Ken Blain
Beginner

Wednesday, September 5, 4 PM - 7 PM

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

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Band Saw Box with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, September 6, 4 PM - 7 PM

Description: This class will go over many features of the band saw. Topics include proper cutting practices, thick wood cutting and re-sawing, as well as blade selection, guiding, tension, safety and maintenance. Participants will create a beautiful small band saw box during this class to increase your skills.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll Saw Basics with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Monday, September 10, 4 PM - 7 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Intro To The CNC with: Bob Livingston
Beginner

Tuesday, September 11, 4 PM - 7 PM

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

Click Here to Request Information

Router Basics with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Wednesday, September 12, 4 PM - 7 PM

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 hands-on class is loaded with tips and procedures designed to achieve your confidence and creativity.
Tuition: $60

Click Here to Request Information

Basic Pen Turning with: Ken Blain
Beginner

Thursday, September 13, 4 PM - 7 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Advanced Scroll Saw with: Dale Smith
Beginner/Intermediate

Friday, September 14, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Woodburning with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Monday, September 17, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Burner Unit Or One Will Be Provided
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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Dovetails With A Porter Cable Jig with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Tuesday, September 18, 4 PM - 7 PM

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

Click Here to Request Information

Bowl On A Scroll with: Dale Smith
Intermediate

Thursday, September 20, 4 PM - 8 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
Description: Making a beautiful tapered wooden bowl is entirely possible using the Scroll Saw. Using our hands-on workshop you will use the techniques, methods and tips to create your own bowl and a gluing jig to take home.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: Price Includes All Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Workshop 101 with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Saturday, September 22, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll Saw Intarsia with: Dale Smith
Intermediate

Monday, September 24, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

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Bowl And Tray Workshop with: Dale Smith
Beginner/Intermediate

Tuesday, September 25, 4 PM - 7 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

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Picture Framing Workshop with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Wednesday, September 26, 4 PM - 7 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Basic Bowl Turning with: Ken Blain
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, September 27, 4 PM - 7 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Cabinet Workshop with: Dale Smith
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, September 29, 9:30 AM - 6 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes All Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Sharpening Lathe Tools with: Ken Blain
Beginner

Thursday, October 4, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
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

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Friday, October 5, 4 PM - 7 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Relief Carving with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Monday, October 8, 4 PM - 7 PM

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

Click Here to Request Information

Router Basics with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Wednesday, October 10, 4 PM - 7 PM

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 hands-on class is loaded with tips and procedures designed to achieve your confidence and creativity.
Tuition: $60

Click Here to Request Information

Band Saw Box with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Thursday, October 11, 4 PM - 7 PM

Description: This class will go over many features of the band saw. Topics include proper cutting practices, thick wood cutting and re-sawing, as well as blade selection, guiding, tension, safety and maintenance. Participants will create a beautiful small band saw box during this class to increase your skills.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Basic Pen Turning with: Ken Blain
Beginner

Monday, October 15, 4 PM - 7 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Pen Kit

Click Here to Request Information

Intro To The CNC with: Bob Livingston
Beginner

Wednesday, October 17, 4 PM - 7 PM

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

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll A Bowl with: Dale Smith
Intermediate

Thursday, October 18, 4 PM - 8 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
Description: Making a beautiful tapered wooden bowl is entirely possible using the Scroll Saw. Using our hands-on workshop you will use the techniques, methods and tips to create your own bowl and even a gluing jig to take home.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Workshop 101 with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Saturday, October 20, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Woodburning with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Sunday, October 21, 12 PM - 3 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Burner Unit Or One Will Be Provided
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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Picture Framing Workshop with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Monday, October 22, 4 PM - 7 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Sketch Up I with: Charles Pinneo
Beginner

Tuesday, October 23, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Your Mac Or PC. Please Have SketchUp Program On Your Computer Ready To Go. It's Free From SketchUp At Www.sketchup.com. Bring Either Desktops Or Laptops, Mouse Highly Recommended.
Description: SketchUp is a three-dimensional design program or CAD (Computer Aided Design) program which prints excellent 3D woodworking drawings. SketchUp is popular among woodworkers for designing furniture, cabinets, bookcases or other models in 3D with automatic dimensions. The real power of SketchUp is that you can spin the model around to see what it looks like from any angle before building. You will start at ground zero, drawing with SketchUp basic tools, step-by-step. You will draw a simple model showing how SketchUp is an indispensable woodworking tool.
Tuition: $60

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Sketch Up II with: Charles Pinneo
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, October 24, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Your Computer W Sketchup And Some Sketchup Expierience
Description: This second class will be a hands-on session using your computer. We will cover some of the more advanced features such as Components, Follow-Me, Scenes, Section Plane, Animation, Scale and Walk-Through. You can go at your own speed step-by-step.
Tuition: $60

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Basic Bowl Turning with: Ken Blain
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, October 25, 4 PM - 7 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Bowl Blank

Click Here to Request Information

Advanced Scroll Saw with: Dale Smith
Beginner/Intermediate

Friday, October 26, 4 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Some Scroll Saw Experience
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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Cabinet Workshop with: Dale Smith
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, October 27, 9:30 AM - 6 PM

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
Tuition Notes: Price Includes All Materials

Click Here to Request Information

Dovetails With A Porter Cable Jig with: Dale Smith
Beginner

Monday, October 29, 4 PM - 7 PM

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

Click Here to Request Information

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