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Phone:
(281) 988-9449
Fax:
(281) 940-0438
Email:
swhouston@woodcraft.com

11707 South Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, TX 77031

Hours of Operation

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

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Basic Cabinet Making

Part 1: Saturday, February 24, 9 AM - 6 PM
Part 2: Sunday, February 25, 11 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Stan Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses.Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Tape Measure, Notebook & Pencil
Description: This is our most popular woodworking class and for good reason, besides covering all the basic skills necessary to successfully build a finely designed cabinet, students are often surprised to discover how much emphasis is placed on accuracy and the knowledge presented which specifically addresses the construction techniques involved when utilizing “natural wood” in cabinet making. Wood movement, milling and planning will be discussed together with the use of various milling tools. Man made products, advantages and disadvantages of their use, are discussed in a review of the anatomy of a commercial cabinet. Hardware options are also considered. Each student will construct a wall cabinet with a flat panel, inset door and a drawer using dado and rabbet joints. This is a two-day course and it fills quickly!
Prerequisite: Some Wood Working Experience Suggested.
Tuition: $250
Tuition Notes:
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Pyrography 101 (Wood Burning)

Sunday, February 25, 11 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: John Husband
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1-4
Tools Required: None (OK To Bring Your Own Wood Burning Kit)
Description: Burn your own beautiful images into wood! Topics include the different types of burning tips and their care, selection of materials, and burning characteristics of different wood species. You'll walk out with several projects you created through a series of exercises guided by our expert instructor.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes:
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Acrylic Turning 101

Monday, February 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Joshua Johnson
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1-6
Tools Required: Pen, Paper, Faceshield
Description: Having problems turning acrylic? Does your piece keep blowing out? Cannot get those scratches out? Then class was designed for you! During this class the instructor will take you through the differences and difficulties of turning and finishing acrylic. This is not a pen class, but a guide to turning all things in acrylic.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes:
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Knife Making 101

Friday, March 2, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Eric Balle
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-4
Tools Required: Knife Kit And Scales Included
Description: This class is intended to teach safe knife making to woodworkers of any skill level. Starting with a knife blank, you will learn how to select, prepare and fasten the handle material. Then you will learn how to shape, polish and finish the handle. Each student should go home with a completed knife.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes:
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Introduction To Wood Turning, Lathe And Tools

Saturday, March 3, 9 AM - 6 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tommy Joe
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1-6
Tools Required: Students Are Welcome To Bring Any (2 To 3 Max.) Turning Tools From Home To Practice Sharpening On.
Description: This one day course is designed to get you familiar with all the basics involving the lathe and traditional turning tools. Tommy Joe will show students how to affix wood to the lathe using drive spurs and live centers, faceplate and the 4 Jaw Chuck. Students will sharpen a variety of basic tools using a slow speed grinder and the "Wolverine" sharpening guide system. Before class is over students will get the opportunity to turn a simple shape which they can take home. Students will be required to bring or purchase a ANSI rated woodturning face shield for safety. Face Shields will be available for purchase at a discounted price on day of class. Students will be given a 45 minute break for lunch (lunches may be brought to class from home). All students are encouraged to bring a notebook and writing materials in order to take notes (a general syllabus will be provided to each student).
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $120
Tuition Notes:
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Basic Chip Carving

Sunday, March 4, 11 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: John Husband
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1-4
Tools Required:
Description: During this class, John will discuss chip carving history, design and layout techniques, basic tools, wood selection, knife selection, sharpening, and basic cutting techniques. The students will carve on practice blocks and will complete a series of border and rosette designs.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes:
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