Woodcraft of Houston Southwest

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Phone:
(281) 988-9449
Fax:
(281) 940-0438
Email:
Woodcraft334@WTOT.net

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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Classes

The Band Saw Box With Dennis Peters

Sunday, April 23, 12 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dennis Peters
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1-4
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.
Prerequisite: Some band saw experience suggested.
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand-Cut Dovetails

Thursday, April 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Fred Sandoval, Jr.
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1-6
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: $65.00
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Introduction to Wood Turning, Lathe and Tools

Saturday, April 29, 9 AM - 6 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tommy Joe
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1-5
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: None
Tuition: $120.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Fundamental Woodworking Classes

Thursday, May 4, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Fred Sandoval, Jr.
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite: Interest in learning woodworking
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Build A Wooden Hand Plane

Saturday, May 6, 9 AM - 6 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeremy Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1-3
Tools Required: Pen, Paper, Safety Glasses, Dust Mask & Hearing Protection
Description: The hand plane is the "violin" of hand tools. It is a humble tool that can be used in the shaping and smoothing of almost every project you build. Jeremy will provide hands-on instruction as each student builds a Krenov-style wooden smoothing plane using a variety of hardwoods and a Woodriver plane blade kit. This smoothing plane will cut beautifully and be a treasured lifetime tool. Cost includes all materials and each student will leave with their own hand plane to use and cherrish for life!
Prerequisite: Basic Knowledge Of Woodworking Machines
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Scroll Saw Basics

Sunday, May 7, 12 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dennis Peters
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-3
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Mother's Day Cutting Board Class

Wednesday, May 10, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Jurenko
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-5
Tools Required:
Description: Mother's Day Cutting Board Class. Every student will leave with a finished, ready to use cutting board. Call now to reserve a spot; limit 20 students for the day $30 per student.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Bandsaw 101

Thursday, May 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Jurenko
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-6
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. Michael 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
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Make a Flute

Part 1: Saturday, May 13, 9 AM - 6 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 14, 11 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeremy Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-3
Tools Required: You may bring your own eye and hearing protection, if not both will be provided.
Description: Learn how to make your very own concert tuned Native American Plains tribal flute. Experience the joy and pleasure of handcrafting your own flute made from traditional aromatic cedar, fully playable and digitally tuned by your instructor Jeremy Smith. This class will cover all aspects of flute construction - cutting, shaping, glue-up, build out, hole placement and fine tuning. We think you'll have as much fun crafting your flute as you will playing it!
Prerequisite: Some woodworking experience would be helpful but is not necessary. This class has been developed to accommodate students with little to no prior woodworking skills.
Tuition: $165.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Basic Pen Turning 101

Wednesday, May 17, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Randy Abramson
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-5
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Hand-Cut Dovetails

Thursday, May 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Fred Sandoval, Jr.
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1-6
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: $65.00
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Resin casting for pen blanks

Thursday, May 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Joshua Johnson
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1-10
Tools Required:
Description: This class introduces students to the exciting world of custom acrylic resins. each student will take home 2 complete cast pieces. You will learn about different resins and their properties, liquid and powdered colorants along with the multitude of different items (natural and artificial) that can be infused into the resin in order to produce "one of kind" striking results. Whether you're a pure hobbyist or considering going into the growing business of resin casting - this is the class to take!
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction to Wood Turning, Lathe and Tools

Saturday, May 20, 9 AM - 6 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tommy Joe
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1-5
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: None
Tuition: $120.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Intro to Intarsia

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Vince Lewis
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1-3
Tools Required: You may want to bring a pen and notebook to take notes
Description: Beginner Class: Will cover basic skills required to get you started on the right foot with Intarsia. You should have some skill using a scroll saw. If not, we suggest you take a scroll saw course or practice on your scroll saw before attending the class. We will cover each step, using an easier pattern to help you to have a good understanding of this technique.
Prerequisite: Scroll Saw 101
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

The Band Saw Box With Dennis Peters

Sunday, May 21, 12 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dennis Peters
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1-3
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.
Prerequisite: Some bandsaw experiance suggested.
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Router Techniques 101

Thursday, May 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Jurenko
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-6
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Basic Cabinet Making

Part 1: Saturday, May 27, 9 AM - 6 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 28, 11 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Stan Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1-4
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: $250.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Bandsaw 101

Thursday, June 1, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Jurenko
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-6
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. Michael 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
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Electric Guitar build - Profesional course

Part 1: Saturday, June 3, 9 AM - 6 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 4, 11 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, June 10, 5 PM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, June 11, 5 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeremy Smith
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1-3
Tools Required:
Description: This is the first ever professional guitar building course, which would normally be available through dedicated luthier academies, now offered in a class forum spread over 4 weeks – 1 day a week. This allows students who cannot afford to take a week off from work or travel across the United States to experience the same level of guitar build typically only found in such an academia setting. There will be 3 slots available every course and students will have 2 hands on instructors teaching. Our instructors include Jeremy Smith and Dirk Wafer. Both instructors have been “crafting” and honing this course syllabus for close to a year making sure you leave with a solid foundation and are exposed to every facet of “what it takes” to learn and craft a professional level guitar from scratch. Jeremy Smith brings a whole different spice to this build recipe – Jeremy is an accomplished bass guitar player and builder. When he’s on stage fellow musicians take one look at his instrument and
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $1,600.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Fundamental Woodworking Classes

Thursday, June 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Fred Sandoval, Jr.
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite: Interest in learning woodworking
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Father Day Shaving set

Wednesday, June 14, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Joshua Johnson
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1-5
Tools Required:
Description: Students will leave with the following - (1) complete Razor set - Razor, Brush and Stand. (2) sets of bushings (1 for the razor, 1 for the stand) and a whiteside lathe mandrel
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Router Techniques 101

Thursday, June 15, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Jurenko
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-6
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Introduction to Wood Turning, Lathe and Tools

Saturday, June 17, 9 AM - 6 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tommy Joe
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1-5
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: None
Tuition: $120.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Scroll Saw Basics

Sunday, June 18, 11 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dennis Peters
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-3
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Basic Pen Turning 101

Wednesday, June 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Randy Abramson
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 1-5
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Hand-Cut Dovetails

Thursday, June 22, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Fred Sandoval, Jr.
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 1-6
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: $65.00
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Resin casting for pen blanks

Thursday, June 22, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Joshua Johnson
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 1-10
Tools Required:
Description: This class introduces students to the exciting world of custom acrylic resins. each student will take home 2 complete cast pieces. You will learn about different resins and their properties, liquid and powdered colorants along with the multitude of different items (natural and artificial) that can be infused into the resin in order to produce "one of kind" striking results. Whether you're a pure hobbyist or considering going into the growing business of resin casting - this is the class to take!
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

Intro to Intarsia

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Vince Lewis
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1-3
Tools Required: You may want to bring a pen and notebook to take notes
Description: Beginner Class: Will cover basic skills required to get you started on the right foot with Intarsia. You should have some skill using a scroll saw. If not, we suggest you take a scroll saw course or practice on your scroll saw before attending the class. We will cover each step, using an easier pattern to help you to have a good understanding of this technique.
Prerequisite: Scroll Saw 101
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

The Band Saw Box With Dennis Peters

Sunday, June 25, 11 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dennis Peters
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 1-3
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.
Prerequisite: Some band saw experience suggested.
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes:

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

Click Here to Request Information

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