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Phone:
(913) 599-2800
Fax:
(913) 599-0226
Email:
kansas-retail@woodcraft.com

8645 Bluejacket Road
Lenexa, KS 66214

Hours of Operation

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

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Carve A Wood Spirit/Tree Fellow with: Dennis Bixby
Beginner

Saturday, August 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: NEW CLASS - Join resident carving expert Dennis Bixby and learn the time honored method of carving basic facial expressions and texturing while converting part of a tree into a beautiful wooden art piece. Tuition includes wood blank.
Tuition: $85

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Turn A Friction Lidded Box with: Chip Siskey
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, August 19, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: 1/2" Bowl Gouge, Roundnosed Scraper, Spindle Gouge And Parting Tool Helpful
Description: A challenging project, but makes an excellent gift or decoration. Chip will teach youthe basic concept of turning friction fitted lidded boxes. Chip will share his knowledge of turningdifferent style boxes including tenon boxes, inset-lidded boxes and hollow lidded boxes. From there,you will choose one box type to turn and develop your own creative piece of decorative art. Fromconcepts on box turning, you will be able to create many beautiful boxes when you go back to yourshop.
Tuition: $75

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Sharpening Basics-The Skill Of A Lifetime. with: Mike Cobb
All

Saturday, August 25, 9 AM - 12 PM

Description: Sharpening is without question one of the most important skills in being a good woodworker. If you just can't get the hang of how to get that razor sharp edge consistently, then learn this this simple but time proven method that works every time it's used. Mike will guide you through every step as your tool takes on an edge that will shave maple end-grain. Bring a chisel or plane iron or use one of ours and learn a lifetime skill. Handouts provided.
Tuition: $75

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Turn A Serpentine Bowl with: Chip Siskey
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, August 26, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Bowl Gouges, Scrapers & Parting Tool
Description: In this class we will make a shallow bowl that incorporates a classic Roman ogeeshape with a wide rim. Chip will focus on mounting techniques and proper tool presentation forcutting techniques. An ideal art piece to display on a coffee table or a mantle.Required tools: eye protection, bowl gouge, spindle gouge, round nose scraper, parting tool
Tuition: $75

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Make A Kitchen Cabinet - Parts 1,2 & 3 with: Kevin Newman
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, September 8, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 9, 9 AM - 12 PM

Tools Required: Hearing Protection, Safety Glasses, Tape Measure, Pencil & Paper
Description: Part 1 of this three-part class begins on Sat., Sept. 8th in which you will learn about good kitchen design, what materials are used in building kitchen cabinets, cabinet layout/design and how to generate a cut list. You'll be able to accomplish this, not by using expensive computer software but by using a very old and effective method: the story pole.Part 2 of the class is in the afternoon on Sat., Sept. 8th, and will teach you how to cut and assemble face frames using the Kreg pocket-hole jig joinery system and joining them to the cabinet . This part of the class will also cover how to make and assemble economical and sturdy cabinet drawers using the drawer-lock joint. The final and 3rd part of the class is held on Sunday, Sept. 9th, from 9am-12pm. Learning to assemble your cabinet is the main focus including drawer guide installation and the drawer itself. Kevin will guide you through these final steps that will make our project rival that of professional shops at a fraction of the cost. Tuition includes all three parts.
Tuition: $225

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Basic Router Techniques with: Mike Cobb
Beginner

Monday, September 10, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: Hearing Protection & Safety Glasses
Description: Many woodworkers consider the router the best tool in their shop. This "beginner's" router class, will cover which type of router is best suited for you, the 5 must have router bits and their uses, correct router cutting techniques, key accessories, router tables, maintenance and SAFETY. If you own a router or you're thinking about buying one, this class is tailor-made for you.
Tuition: $70

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Decorative Spoon Carving with: Dennis Bixby
Beginner

Saturday, September 15, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: A tradition started in Sweden hundreds of years ago as a song of love and family. Local expert Dennis Bixby with guide you through the process of making your spoon of two large ornamental hearts with smaller hearts to represent children. You'll learn all the critical techiques as well the proper tools to use for this fun project. All materials and supplies will be provided with tuition.
Tuition: $80

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Pen Turning For Beginners with: Chris Teenor
All

Sunday, September 16, 9 AM - 12 PM

Description: With little or no lathe experience, you can make your very own beautiful pen in 3 hours. Resident expert Chris Teenor has taught hundreds of students the art of pen-making in just one evening class. Your very own pen makes a great gift for almost any occasion. And the great part is, once you've made one, you can virtually make any style you wish. Without a doubt, this is our most popular class.
Tuition: $70

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Introduction To Woodturning with: Chip Siskey
Beginner

Sunday, September 23, 12 PM - 4 PM

Description: This class is a MUST for the beginner, or a jumpstart to someone who has been trying to learn as they go. In this class, we will focus on safe lathe operation, drive centers, chucks and other accessories. We will then cover the seven basic lathe tools, where we will discuss when and how to use each one. Lastly, we will finish with some hands on experience to ensure that all students grasp proper tool presentation concepts in order to help them make correct tool selection on future projects.
Tuition: $75

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Total Package Finishing Parts 1,2 & 3 with: Craig Arnold
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Tuesday, September 25, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 3: Saturday, September 29, 9 AM - 12 PM

Tools Required: Grubby Clothes
Description: Tue., Sept. 25, 5:30pm-8:30pmWed., Sept. 26, 5:30pm-8:30pmSat., Sept. 29, 9:00am-12:00pmYou've spent coutless hours and dollars building your project, now learn the finishing techniques that will set your work apart. In this 3-Part hands-on session, you will learn and apply a variety of techniques to finish your projects. Covered topics will include wood prep.,coloring techniques,stains and dyes and finish application. You will learn wiping, brushing and spraying techniques while practicing on cherry, red oak and pine. Lastly you will make steps showing the progress on each species of wood.Tuition includes all 3 sessions.
Tuition: $150

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Tool Sharpenng For Woodturners with: Chip Siskey
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, September 30, 12 PM - 4 PM

Description: Sharp tools are a necessity for woodturning and the most used tools will need to be sharpened multiple times throughout a project. In this class, we will minimize the choices available and focus on key methods that work best for the tools you have. We will discuss jigs that are easy to use, tool profiles, proper angles of bevels and how to achieve all of these quickly and efficiently. If you have tools, bring them with you to class.
Tuition: $75

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Make A Raised Panel Door with: Kevin Newman
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, October 6, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Ever wonder if you could make one of those professional looking Raised Panel Doors? If so, this class is for you. Kevin will teach you all the techniques on how to make rail & stile frames and raised panel doors using the router table. Topics covered will include safety, bit selection, routers, router tables, raised panel construction and stock preparation.
Tuition: $100

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Pen Turning For Beginners with: Chris Teenor
All

Sunday, October 7, 9 AM - 12 PM

Description: With little or no lathe experience, you can make your very own beautiful pen in 3 hours. Resident expert Chris Teenor has taught hundreds of students the art of pen-making in just one evening class. Your very own pen makes a great gift for almost any occasion. And the great part is, once you've made one, you can virtually make any style you wish. Without a doubt, this is our most popular class.
Tuition: $70

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Intermediate Router Techniques with: Mike Cobb
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, October 10, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Router Techniques
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: This class is designed to take your router skills to the next level while using a top-of-the-line router table in the classroom. You will making your own profiles, specialzed cuts and joinery in this jam packed 3 hour session. So join us and get hands-on experience that will simply make using the router table that much more productive in your own shop. Students will also learn safe methods for completing a number of different cuts while using a variety of router bits. Handouts will be provided.
Tuition: $85

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Carve A Ball And Claw Foot with: Calvin Hobbs
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, October 13, 8 AM - 4 PM

Description: NEW CLASS - This is the class you don't want to miss. Calvin Hobbs, one of the metro area's finest furniture makers will teach you the classic art of making a ball and claw foot. In this hands-on class, you will learn the basics of roughing out and shaping a basic cabriole leg, followed by carving a beautiful ball and claw foot using traditional methods. This course will show that most of this work can be done using step by step methods that are achievable by all woodworkers who can draw and cut to a line. All materials are included. Class is limited to only 8 students.
Tuition: $125

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Carve A Golf Caricature W/Knickers & Argyle Socks with: Dennis Bixby
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, October 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Bench Knife, 2 Gouges, V-tool, Carving Glove
Description: Join resident carving expert Dennis Bixby as he guides you in this hands-on class making a truly memorable carving classic - The Old-Time Golfer. You will learn all the various techniques, correct tools and their proper usage along with getting those perfect cuts in creating your own masterpiece. This is a fun-filled class so sign up soon. All materials provided.
Tuition: $75

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Plate Platter with: Chip Siskey
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, October 21, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: 1/2" Bowl Gouge, Roundnosed Scraper, Spindle Gouge And Parting Tool Helpful
Description: NEW CLASS - Have you ever had a highly figured scrap board left over from a project and wondered how you can make the most of this beautiful chunk of wood? What about turning a plate? In this class we will use a waste block technique to mount a blank to turn your plate while introducing the key turning tools needed and focusing on their proper cutting presentation. The end result will be a decorative piece that can be displayed on the mantle, hung on the wall, or used in the kitchen.
Tuition: $75

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Make A Beautiful Thanksgiving Breadboard with: Mike Cobb
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: HOLIDAYS ARE NEAR! With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, why not add the traditional touch of your own handmade breadboard from great looking exotic and domestic hardwoods. Using a variety of power and hand tools you will create your own heirloom piece that will look great on your dining room table or use as a gift. See our in store sample.
Tuition: $70

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Make A Hammered Damascus Japanese Kitchen Knife with: Mike Jones
All

Saturday, October 27, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: If you think your kitchen knives are sharp, think again. Woodcrafts own Japanese Hammered Damascus steel knives are virtually unbeatable in the kitchen. Join Mike Jones in this special hands-on class as he guides you in shaping beautiul exotic scales to custom fit your own santoku knife. You will learn all the necessary steps to make great artisan cutlery that can last a lifetime. This class is always a sellout, so sign up soon. All materials included.
Tuition: $105

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Turn A Thin Stemmed Goblet with: Chip Siskey
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, October 28, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Woodturning Tools
Description: NEW CLASS - This is the one! A highly requested class that incorporates spindle turning techniques with some end grain hollowing. Chip will focus on proper cutting tool presentation to help you develop your spindle turning abilities, as well as, the chuck mounting techniques necessary when challenged with working on a piece that protrudes a few inches from the chuck. The resulting decorative thin stemmed goblet can be displayed or makes traditional wedding gift when embellished with captive rings.
Tuition: $75

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Build A Christmas Toy Chest with: Kevin Newman
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, November 3, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 4, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: TWO PART CLASS, Sat. Nov. 3rd, 9am-5pm and Sun., Nov. 4th, 9am-1pmThis hands on class will teach you all the skills to build and assemble a solid oak toy chest with lid. This can be the perfect Christmas gift for that special child or grandchild and be a keepsake for years to come. You will learn classic joinery techniques like tongue and groove, rabbet and pocket hole joints using the Kreg Jig. This is not only a great project,but also a superb opportunity to enhance your woodworking skills. All materials provided.
Tuition: $225

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Basic Router Techniques with: Mike Cobb
Beginner

Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: Hearing Protection & Safety Glasses
Description: Many woodworkers consider the router the best tool in their shop. This "beginner's" router class, will cover which type of router is best suited for you, the 5 must have router bits and their uses, correct router cutting techniques, key accessories, router tables, maintenance and SAFETY. If you own a router or you're thinking about buying one, this class is tailor-made for you.
Tuition: $70

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Nativity Relief Carving with: Dennis Bixby
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, November 10, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: NEW CLASS - With Christmas right around the corner, it's the perfect time to carve a nativity scene for your home or to give as a gift to someone special. Join local carving expert Dennis Bixby as he takes you through a full day of hands-on carving making a folk art nativity scene out of basswood. Basic tools to include 3 mm #9 gouge, 10mm # 5 gouge, 14mm #1 or 3 gouge, a basic bench knife (kn-14), a 6mm V tool and a carving glove. C
Tuition: $90

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Pen Turning For Beginners with: Chris Teenor
All

Sunday, November 11, 9 AM - 12 PM

Description: With little or no lathe experience, you can make your very own beautiful pen in 3 hours. Resident expert Chris Teenor has taught hundreds of students the art of pen-making in just one evening class. Your very own pen makes a great gift for almost any occasion. And the great part is, once you've made one, you can virtually make any style you wish. Without a doubt, this is our most popular class.
Tuition: $70

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Turn A Globe Christmas Ornament with: Chip Siskey
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, November 11, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Woodturning Tools
Description: Learn to turn a traditional woodturner's Christmas ornament. In this class we will turn and assemble a three piece Christmas ornament with a hollow globe. We will discuss several shapes and options to help you make an ornament of your own design. The resulting ornament will be ready for the tree, or can be displayed on an ornament holder year round. This is an excellent skill building exercise incorporating a small hollow form and spindle turning.
Tuition: $75

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Tuning The Band Saw For Perfect Cuts with: Mike Cobb
Beginner

Monday, November 12, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY BAND SAW? Is your band saw not making those flawless cuts like it should? Do you have trouble with resawing? If these and other problems are making you want to give up on your band saw, then join us for an eye-opening session on getting your prize machine back in great working order. In this class, you will learn correct setup, key blade selection, lining up all 6 of those troublesome guides. proper blade tension and cutting technique. You will also be involved in making some of your own cuts with a custom tuned band saw in the classroom.
Tuition: $75

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Sharpening Carving Tools with: Dennis Bixby
All

Saturday, November 17, 12 PM - 4 PM

Description: In this highly requested class, master-carver Dennis Bixby covers the many methods of getting that perfect edge to your carving tools...yes, even the "v tool". By the end of this class you will know exactly how to convert that dull knife or chisel into a razor sharp tool.Fundamental sharpening skills will be taught along with power sharpening.
Tuition: $65

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Total Package Finishing Parts 1,2 & 3 with: Craig Arnold
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 3: Saturday, December 1, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Grubby Clothes
Description: Tue., Nov. 27th, 5:30pm-8:30pmWed., Nov. 28th, 5:30pm-8:30pmSat., Dec. 1st 9am-12pmYou've spent coutless hours and dollars building your project, now learn the finishing techniques that will set your work apart. In this 3-Part hands-on session, you will learn and apply a variety of techniques to finish your projects. Covered topics will include wood prep.,coloring techniques,stains and dyes and finish application. You will learn wiping, brushing and spraying techniques while practicing on cherry, red oak and pine. Lastly you will make steps showing the progress on each species of wood.Tuition includes all 3 sessions.
Tuition: $150

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