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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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Advance Scroll Saw

Tuesday, February 20, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

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Basic Bowl Turning

Thursday, February 22, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Ken Blain
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: CLASS FULL -2ND CLASS FORMING ON FEBRUARY 23RD
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 a finished bowl to show off to their friends and family.
Prerequisite: CLASS FULL - 2ND CLASS FORMING ON FEBRUARY 23RD
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Purchase $14 Blank at Class

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

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Basic Bowl Turning

Friday, February 23, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ken Blain
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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 a finished bowl to show off to their friends and family
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Purchase a 13.99 Blank at class time

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

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Workshop 201: Cabinetry

Saturday, February 24, 9:30 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

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Dovetails Using the Porter Cable 4212 Jig

Monday, February 26, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Relief Carving

Wednesday, February 28, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Bring your own tools IF you have them
Description: This introduction class will highlight the relief method of hand carving. Subjects included are 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Scroll Saw Intarsia

Thursday, March 1, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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 mounting2-.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

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Picture Framing Workshop

Friday, March 2, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Personal Safety Equip. or will be provided
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
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

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Scroll Saw Basics

Tuesday, March 6, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: The scroll saw is the tool that makes many craft projects possible. This fun hands-on workshop will introduce you to the operations of the scroll saw, safety features, tips and instructions, as well as blade selection, pattern transfer and other special operations. Join us: your own scroll saw and blades will be provided.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

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Basic Pen Turning

Thursday, March 8, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ken Blain
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: Purchase pen kit at class time

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

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Workshop 101

Saturday, March 10, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety equipment or will be provided
Description: Learn the basics and safety from the ground up... Join Dale as he takes you through the woodshop and lets 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Bowl & Tray Workshop

Monday, March 12, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Shop apron if desired
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes all materials

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

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Intro to the CNC

Wednesday, March 14, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bob Livingston
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: This introductory CNC 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
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Advanced Scroll Saw

Thursday, March 15, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Band Saw Box Workshop

Monday, March 19, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

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Wood Burning

Tuesday, March 20, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

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Basic Bowl Turning

Thursday, March 22, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ken Blain
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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 a finished bowl to show off to their friends and family.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Purchase a 13.99 Blank at class time

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

Click Here to Request Information

Cabinet Workshop

Saturday, March 24, 9:30 AM - 6 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Personal safety equip. or will be provided
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Relief Carving

Monday, March 26, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Bring your tools or will be provided
Description: This introduction class will highlight the relief method of hand carving. Subjects included are 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Dovetails Using the Porter Cable 4212 Jig

Tuesday, March 27, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll Saw Intarsia

Thursday, April 5, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Workshop 101

Saturday, April 7, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: Learn the basics and safety from the ground up... Join Dale as he takes you through the woodshop and lets 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll Saw Basics

Monday, April 9, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Basic Pen Turning

Tuesday, April 10, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ken Blain
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: Purchase pen kit at class time

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

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Hand Planes

Wednesday, April 11, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: John Gonser
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: Discover the different types and styles of planes and their intended applications. Identify parts of the plane with their use and care. Master the art of precision blade sharpening and maintenance. Bring in your own plane (or even one from a garage sale) and we will work on transforming it to a well-tuned instrument.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Picture Frame Workshop

Thursday, April 12, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

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Turn a Platter

Saturday, April 14, 10 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ken Blain
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: This is a great class for wood turners who are interested in creating an attractive medium sized platter. Similar to bowl turning, this class will help in learning control and tool techniques. Proper tools, blank selection, chucking methods will be discussed as well as safety and approaches. This hands on session will include the use of your own lathe, tools, and a provided blank.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

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Router Basics

Monday, April 16, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Staff
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required:
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 course is loaded with tips and procedures designed to achieve your confidence and creativity.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Bowl and Tray Workshop

Tuesday, April 17, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Band Saw Box Workshop

Thursday, April 19, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Wood Burning

Saturday, April 21, 10 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Bring your burner 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Advanced Scroll Saw

Tuesday, April 24, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Basic Bowl Turning

Thursday, April 26, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ken Blain
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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 a finished bowl to show off to their friends and family.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Purchase $14 blank at class time

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

Click Here to Request Information

Dovetails with a Porter Cable Jig

Friday, April 27, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Cabinet Workshop

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Relief Carving

Monday, April 30, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Bring your tools or will be provided
Description: This introduction class will highlight the relief method of hand carving. Subjects included are 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll Saw Intarsia

Thursday, May 3, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Workshop 101

Saturday, May 5, 10 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Basic Pen Class

Wednesday, May 9, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ken Blain
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: Purchase pen kit at class time

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

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll Saw Basics

Thursday, May 10, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Wood Burning

Tuesday, May 15, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Intro to the CNC

Wednesday, May 16, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bob Livingston
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Band Saw Box Workshop

Thursday, May 17, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Cabinet Workshop

Saturday, May 19, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

Click Here to Request Information

Relief Carving

Monday, May 21, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Bring your tools or will be provided
Description: This introduction class will highlight the relief method of hand carving. Subjects included are 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Advanced Scroll Saw

Tuesday, May 22, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Price includes materials

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

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Dovetails with the Porter Cable Jig

Wednesday, May 23, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Basic Bowl Turning

Thursday, May 24, 4 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ken Blain
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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 a finished bowl to show off to their friends and family.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Purchase $14 blank at class time

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

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