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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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Advanced Finishing 301 with: Scott Holmes
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, June 23, 9 AM - 6 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 24, 11 AM - 5 PM

Description: Take finishing to the next level. Through a combination of hands-on experience, demonstration and discussion, a variety of top coats with various application methods, rubbed out finishes, dealing working with difficult grain and much more. In this intermediate to advanced class, you will learn multiple advanced finishing techniques; multi-step coloring techniques, dyes, stains, toners, shading, glazes and wood graining. You will learn how to rub-out a perfect mirror finish that is so beautiful and smooth that you can't help but touch it. Some finishing experience is recommended. Limited to 12 students, so hurry and sign up. Limited to 20 students.
Tuition: $125
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Basic Pen Turning 101 with: Randy Abramson
Beginner

Wednesday, June 27, 5 PM - 8 PM

Description: The purpose of this class will teach you how to construct a quality wrtiting insturment from wood step by step.When completed you leave with a beautiful pen you can't wait to showoff!These pens are so beautiful the will become keepers-family treasurs, heirlooms.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Bandsaw 101 with: Eric Balle
Beginner

Friday, June 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses.
Description: The bandsaw is one of your most versatile power tools, and this class will show you how to safely get the most out of it. Ken will show you how to set up your bandsaw for consistent accuracy and teach you proper blade selection. Learn how to perform straight cuts, curves, and how to rough saw. You'll also learn the secrets of resawing: a technique that can save you money and add uniqueness to your projects
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Basic Cabinet Making with: Stan Smith
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, June 30, 9 AM - 6 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 1, 11 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Some Wood Working Experience Suggested.
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!
Tuition: $250
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Fundamental Woodworking Classes with: Fred Sandoval, Jr.
Beginner

Thursday, July 5, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Interest In Learning Woodworking
Tools Required: You May Want To Bring A Pen And Notebook To Take Notes
Description: The Focus of this class wil be on the safe opperation of the Table Saw, Drill Press and the Jointer. At the completion of each class a small project should be completed for you to keep.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Knife Making 101 with: Eric Balle
Beginner

Friday, July 6, 6 PM - 9 PM

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.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Introduction To Wood Turning, Lathe And Tools with: Tommy Joe
All

Saturday, July 7, 9 AM - 6 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Pencil & Notebook.
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).
Tuition: $120
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Relief Carving With John Husband with: John Husband
All

Sunday, July 8, 11 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Some Carving Experience Helpful
Tools Required: You May Want To Bring A Pen And Notebook To Take Notes
Description: Learn this inspirational art. Learn how to do high and low relief carving as John shows you the proper tools and methods to use. John also covers safety, tool care, and sharpening.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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The Band Saw Box With Dennis Peters with: Dennis Peters
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, July 8, 12 PM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Some Bandsaw Experience Suggested.
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Pen & Paper
Description: Build a bandsaw box to take home.This class will cover the basics and instill the confidence to build any bandsaw box. There's no end to your imagination & fun with the band saw.Some bandsaw experience suggested.
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Basic Pen Turning 101 with: Randy Abramson
Beginner

Wednesday, July 11, 5 PM - 8 PM

Tools Required: You May Want To Bring A Pen And Notebook To Take Notes
Description: The purpose of this class will teach you how to construct a quality wrtiting insturment from wood step by step.When completed you leave with a beautiful pen you can't wait to showoff!These pens are so beautiful the will become keepers-family treasurs, heirlooms.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Router Techniques 101 with: Ken Swink
Beginner

Thursday, July 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notebook, Ear Protection And Safety Glasses.
Description: This is an introductory class designed to familiarize students with the different types of routers, components and safety precautions. Router bit types, sizes and uses will be discussed as well as the three types of cuts that can be made. Students will make a simple project using only the router.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Woodshop 101 with: Randy Abramson
Beginner

Sunday, July 15, 11 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Desire To Learn About Woodworking Tools
Tools Required: Tools Are Provided.
Description: Learn the basics from the ground up... Join Randy 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 Tablesaw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Router, Sander, Planer, and Dust Collection. If you have been looking for a BEGINNING WOODWORKING class, look no further... this is the class for you. This is a hands on class so be ready to have some fun.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Basic Pen Turning 101 with: Randy Abramson
Beginner

Wednesday, July 18, 5 PM - 8 PM

Description: The purpose of this class will teach you how to construct a quality wrtiting insturment from wood step by step.When completed you leave with a beautiful pen you can't wait to showoff!These pens are so beautiful the will become keepers-family treasurs, heirlooms.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Hand-Cut Dovetails with: Fred Sandoval, Jr.
All

Thursday, July 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Set Of Chisels, Backsaw ( 10-14 Tpi ), Bevel Gauge, Combination Square.
Description: Description: Learn to execute this traditional cabinetmaker's joint. The ability to make this joint will elevate your projects to a new level adding strength, beauty, and character unattainable through mechanical means. Students will learn to prepare work pieces, properly space, layout and cut pins and tails, glue up and flush joints. Prerequisite: Students should be able to sharpen a chisel.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Introduction To Bowl Turning with: Tommy Joe
All

Saturday, July 21, 9 AM - 6 PM

Tools Required: You May Want To Bring A Pen And Notebook To Take Notes
Description: Perfect your basic turning skills by learning to turn a wooden bowl. Face plate turning, tool techniques, sanding and finishing will be covered.
Tuition: $120
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Basic Chip Carving with: John Husband
All

Sunday, July 22, 11 AM - 5 PM

Description: During this two evening class, John will discuss chip carving history, design and layout techniques, basic tools, wood selection, knife selection, sharpening, and basic cutting techniques. The first session students will carve on practice blocks and continue on their own during the week. During the second session John will critique the work you've done since the last class and have you complete a series of border and rosette designs. Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Dennis Peters
Beginner

Sunday, July 22, 12 PM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Tools Are Provided.
Description: The scroll art may be the most popular and rewarding woodworking activity. Dennis will cover the basics of the scroll saw. He will teach set up, blade selection, template setup and cutting techniques.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Basic Pen Turning 101 with: Randy Abramson
Beginner

Wednesday, July 25, 5 PM - 8 PM

Tools Required: You May Want To Bring A Pen And Notebook To Take Notes
Description: The purpose of this class will teach you how to construct a quality wrtiting insturment from wood step by step.When completed you leave with a beautiful pen you can't wait to showoff!These pens are so beautiful the will become keepers-family treasurs, heirlooms.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Bandsaw 101 with: Eric Balle
Beginner

Friday, July 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notebook And Pen, Hearing Protection And Safety Glasses
Description: The bandsaw is one of your most versatile power tools, and this class will show you how to safely get the most out of it. Eric will show you how to set up your bandsaw for consistent accuracy and teach you proper blade selection. Learn how to perform straight cuts, curves, and how to rough saw. You'll also learn the secrets of resawing: a technique that can save you money and add uniqueness to your projects
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Basic Cabinet Making with: Stan Smith
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, July 28, 9 AM - 6 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 29, 11 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Some Wood Working Experience Suggested.
Tools Required: Notebook And Pen, Hearing Protection And Safety Glasses
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!
Tuition: $250
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Basic Pen Turning 101 with: Randy Abramson
Beginner

Wednesday, August 1, 5 PM - 8 PM

Tools Required: You May Want To Bring A Pen And Notebook To Take Notes
Description: The purpose of this class will teach you how to construct a quality wrtiting insturment from wood step by step.When completed you leave with a beautiful pen you can't wait to showoff!These pens are so beautiful the will become keepers-family treasurs, heirlooms.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Fundamental Woodworking Classes with: Fred Sandoval, Jr.
Beginner

Thursday, August 2, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Interest In Learning Woodworking
Tools Required: You May Want To Bring A Pen And Notebook To Take Notes
Description: The Focus of this class wil be on the safe opperation of the Table Saw, Drill Press and the Jointer. At the completion of each class a small project should be completed for you to keep.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Knife Making 101 with: Eric Balle
Beginner

Friday, August 3, 6 PM - 9 PM

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.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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Introduction To Wood Turning, Lathe And Tools with: Tommy Joe
All

Saturday, August 4, 9 AM - 6 PM

Tools Required: Notebook And Pen, Hearing Protection And Safety Glasses
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).
Tuition: $120
Tuition Notes: Tuition Includes Cost Of Materials. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK BELOW. YOU CAN NOT SIGN-UP FROM THIS ON-LINE PAGE. Please Call The Store At 281-988-9449 With Any Questions Or To Sign-up. Anyone Can Help You.

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