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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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Sharpening Basics-The Skill Of A Lifetime.

Saturday, February 24, 9 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Cobb
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70
Tuition Notes:
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Learn To Turn A Solid Wooden Egg

Sunday, February 25, 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor:
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Eye Protection. Spindle Gouge, Skew, And Parting Tool. Roughing Gouge Is Recommended.
Description: In this class Anthony will teach you primarily about learning the tool control necessary to create long, clean, proportional curves on spindles. We will learn and practice basic spindle turning skills for the beginner. Intermediate turners will get the chance to learn and practice techniques that promote clean surfaces and crisp details for your eggs. Cup chucks are a versatile, but under-utilized, tool to extend a turner's range of options. We will learn how to make and use them efficiently.Additional topics will include, but not be limited to, tool sharpening and various decoration methods. Safety, design issues, and finishes will be discussed
Prerequisite: Some Turning Experience Recommended But Not Necessary.
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Make A Raised Panel Door

Saturday, March 3, 9 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor:
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes:
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Pen Turning For Beginners

Sunday, March 4, 9 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor:
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Wood Turning Tools
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70
Tuition Notes:
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Basic Router Techniques

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Cobb
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70
Tuition Notes:
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How To Make A Board 4 Square

Saturday, March 10, 9 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Cobb
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: There is no such thing a perfectly square board from the lumberyard. Whether you get your wood in the rough from a mill or buy it from your favorite hardwood supplier, it needs to be 4 square. In this hands-on class you will learn the 7 steps to perfect project lumber. Students will use the table saw, jointer and planer.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes:
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Total Package Finishing Parts 1,2 & 3

Tuesday, March 13, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Craig Arnold
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Grubby Clothes
Description: Tue., Mar. 13th, 5:30pm-8:30pmWed., Mar. 14th,, 5:30pm-8:30pmSat., Mar. 17th, 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes:
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Captive Ring Baby Rattle

Sunday, March 18, 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor:
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: If Possible - Spindle Gouge, Parting Tool And Captive Ring Tool, Lastly A Spindle Roughing Gouge Is Very Useful.
Description: The intent of this class is to learn to make a captive ring - an intriguing detail for any spindle project. We will make a baby rattle with three captive rings on it. I have been giving them to parents at the birth of a child for years. The project will also be a good chance to practice your spindle work. Usually we put a food-safe finish on the rattles so that they can really be used. There is room in this class for anyone who wants to learn how to make a captive ring, but would rather make something other than a rattle.Secondary topics willbe food-safe finishes, appropriate woods and lathe safety.
Prerequisite: Some Turning Experience Helpful But Not Necessary
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Carve A Gnome

Saturday, March 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dennis Bixby
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Bring Or Purchase: Carving Glove, Carving Knife, #12-6mm (1/4") V-Tool, #7-3mm (1/8") Gouge
Description: Join this class and let Dennis Bixby, a long time instructor and one of Kansas City's best carver's take you through the joy of carving an adorable gnome. Dennis will teach not only the proper carving techniques, but also which tools are the most effective in getting the desired result on this wooden character. Additionally, he will cover some sharpening methods, choosing the right type of wood and of course safety standards to complement a fun day in our shop. With only 8 spots in the class, be sure and sign up soon as Dennis' classes fill up quickly.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Ring Holders-An Exercise In Spindle Turning

Sunday, March 25, 12 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor:
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Gouge And Skew Are Recommended
Description: Do you ever take your ring off to wash your hands or do dishes? Maybe you just have a lot of rings and you need some place to store them. In this class, you will learn to turn finials and large, clean beads. Additionally, you'll learn how to make and use a cup chuck as well as key safety methods any turner can use.
Prerequisite: Some Turning Experience Helpful But Not Necesary
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Build A Bookcase

Saturday, April 7, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Kevin Newman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Eye Protection, Tape Measure, Pencil, Notepad
Description: In this hands-on class, you will learn all the skills necessary to build and assemble a small bookcase with an adjustable shelf that will be yours to take home. You will master how to use a router table to make a dado joint, rabbet joint, tongue and groove joint and a lock miter joint to construct your bookcase. You will also master pocket-hole joinery using the Kreg Jig to construct the face frames. These are common woodworking joints that can be used in a variety of woodworking applications. This is a great project to help build or start your skills as a woodworker.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $200
Tuition Notes:
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Pen Turning For Beginners

Sunday, April 8, 9 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Teenor
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: Wood Turning Tools
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70
Tuition Notes:
Click Here to Request Information

Intermediate Router Techniques

Wednesday, April 11, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Cobb
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: How about making a solid walnut weather station with a top-of-the-line router table, while learning new router techniques all in 3 hours? Sound like a fun evening? Why not join us and let Mike show you some must-have router techniques followed with hands-on exercises. Students will learn safe methods for completing a number of different cuts while using a variety of router bits. All weather instruments and walnut included in tuition.
Prerequisite: Basic Router Techniques
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes:
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Basic LatheTurning

Saturday, April 14, 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Anthony Harris
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: In this beginner class, you will learn basic lathe operations, safety procedures, key lathe tools, sharpening and then participate in some limited skill-building exercises. A good class for anyone who wants to learn the art of woodturning but doesn't want to start in the deep end of the pool. One of the midwest's premier turners, Anthony Harris, will guide you through five critical turning exercises which are the basis for all lathe work.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Reviving Old & New Hand Planes

Sunday, April 15, 9 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Cobb
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: New Or Old Hand Plane
Description: Whether it was your grandfather's plane or a new one you couldn't pass up two years ago, this class will cover cleanup and tune-up from start to finish. Hand planes are growing in popularity and for good reason. They're fast, remarkably efficient, safe to use and quiet with no dust collection needed. We'll cover key parts, sharpening, alignment and of course getting those wonderful gossamer shavings. So dust off that old or new plane, bring it with you and walk out with superbly tuned-up hand plane that will give you years of of great performance.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes:
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How To Make A Perfect Workshop

Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Cobb
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required:
Description: If you've ever dreamed of that perfect workshop, then stop dreaming and learn how to make it reality. In this fun and informative class, you'll learn virtually all the key ingredients of how to revamp your old shop or design a new one from scratch. All the bases will be covered, from power, lighting and climate control to work flow, machinery, hand tools, finishing area, dust collection and lumber storage. Handouts on all aspects of the class will be provided.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes:
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Make A Checker/Chessboard

Saturday, April 21, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Roth
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: 1/2" Or 3/4" Blue Painters Tape
Description: Join David Roth in learning how to make a veneered checkered board, using contrasting veneers, you will learn how to cut veneers, learn glue techniques, and sanding veneer.We will discuss finishing techniques. Students should have there checkered board glued up, sanded and ready for finish by the end of class.Fast pace class, but a lot of fun. Finished checkered board will be on display at our store.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes:
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Bowl Turning Boot Camp Pts.1 & 2

Sunday, April 22, 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Anthony Harris
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Bowl Gouges, Scrapers & Parting Tool
Description: This is a 2-part class. Sun. April 22nd, 12pm -4:30pm, Sun. April 29th, 12pm-4:30pm. This great class will provide students with the basic knowledge and techniques needed to turn open bowls on the lathe. Topics will include mounting techniques, roughing procedures, safety, finishing and other tips to help you in your bowl-turning endeavors. Anthony is a very high-level turner with a great deal of knowledge on the subject. Bowl-turning blanks provided. Tuition includes parts 1 & 2
Prerequisite: Some Turning Experience Helpful But Not Necessary
Tuition: $175
Tuition Notes:
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Make A Hammered Damascus Japanese Kitchen Knife

Saturday, April 28, 9 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Jones
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
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. (See one of Mike's custom made knives in the store.) 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $105
Tuition Notes:
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Make A Kitchen Cabinet - Parts 1 & 2

Saturday, May 5, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Kevin Newman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Hearing Protection, Safety Glasses, Tape Measure, Pencil & Paper
Description: In Part 1 of this three-part class 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 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. Tuition includes Part 3
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $220
Tuition Notes:
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Make A Kitchen Cabinet - Part 3

Sunday, May 6, 9 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Kevin Newman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Hearing Protection, Safety Glasses, Tape Measure, Pencil & Paper
Description: The final part of this class is learning to assemble your own cabinet, the installation of drawer guides and the drawer itself. Kevin will guide you through the steps that will make your project rival that of a big professional shop at a fraction of the cost. Tuition includes parts 1 & 2.
Prerequisite: Making A Kitchen Cabinet Parts 1 & 2
Tuition: $225
Tuition Notes:
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Basic Router Techniques

Monday, May 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Cobb
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Hearing Protection & Safety Glasses
Description: Many woodworkers consider the router the best tool in their shop. This "beginner's" router class which will have limited hands-on routing, 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70
Tuition Notes:
Click Here to Request Information

Sharpening Basics-The Skill Of A Lifetime.

Saturday, May 12, 9 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Cobb
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
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, wear grubby clothes and learn a lifetime skill
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
Click Here to Request Information

Pen Turning For Beginners

Sunday, May 13, 9 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Teenor
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: Wood Turning Tools
Description: Timing is perfect for this Mother's Day. With little or no lathe experience, you can make your own hand-crafted pen in the morning and give it to mom in the afternoon! Something she'll treasure forever .Resident expert, Chris Teenor has taught hundreds of students the art of pen-making for many years. Now you have the opportunity to learn a new skill set that can help you make an almost unlimited number of lathe projects to give as gifts or sell for profit. This is by far our most popular class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70
Tuition Notes:
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Sharpening Carving Tools

Saturday, May 19, 9 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dennis Bixby
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes:
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Turn A Friction Fitted Box

Sunday, May 20, 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Anthony Harris
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Woodturning Tools
Description: In this great skill building class, regional turning expert, Anthony Harris will teach students the key techniques needed to turn a round box with a friction fitted lid. Learn the right way to make this box with a perfect fitted lid, from this highly-skilled teacher. When completed, you can give your work of art as a gift or keep it for your own small treasures.
Prerequisite: Some Woodturning Experience Helpful
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Total Package Finishing Parts 1,2 & 3

Tuesday, May 22, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Craig Arnold
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Grubby Clothes
Description: Tue., May 22nd, 5:30pm-8:30pmWed., May 23rd,, 5:30pm-8:30pmSat., May 26th, 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes:
Click Here to Request Information

Make A Raised Panel Door

Saturday, June 2, 9 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Kevin Newman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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Pen Turning For Beginners

Sunday, June 3, 9 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Teenor
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: Wood Turning Tools
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70
Tuition Notes:
Click Here to Request Information

Intermediate Router Techniques

Monday, June 4, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Cobb
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: How about making a beautiful hardwood weather station with a top-of-the-line router table, while learning new router techniques all in 3 hours? Sound like a fun evening? Why not join us and let Mike show you some must-have router techniques followed with hands-on exercises. Students will learn safe methods for completing a number of different cuts while using a variety of router bits. All weather instruments and walnut included in tuition.
Prerequisite: Basic Router Techniques
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes:
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Mastering The Table Saw

Sunday, June 10, 9 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Cobb
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
Description: Learn how to tune and maintain your table saw for maximum performance. Mike will discuss saw selection, fence and blade type, proper alignment and correct cutting techniques. The discussion will also focus on techniques that ensure you get the best possible rips, crosscuts and miter cuts as well as covering special jigs and, above all, safety procedures.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70
Tuition Notes:
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Basic LatheTurning

Sunday, June 17, 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Anthony Harris
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required:
Description: In this beginner class, you will learn basic lathe operations, safety procedures, key lathe tools, sharpening and then participate in skill-building practice exercises. A "must take"class for anyone who wants to learn the art of woodturning. One of the midwest's premier turners, Anthony Harris, will guide you through five hands-on turning exercises which are the basis for all lathe work.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Carving Country Critters

Saturday, June 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dennis Bixby
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Carving Glove, Carving Or Pocket Knife (locking Blade Preferred) And Pencil. Bring Other Hand Tools If You Wish.
Description: Sign up for this fun-filled class and enjoy a day of handcrafting a caricature country animal from Midwest carving expert, Dennis Bixby. This caricature form of animals wearing hats, coats & overalls. Don't miss out as this class fills up fast. Materials included in tuition.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70
Tuition Notes:
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Sharpening Your Lathe Tools

Sunday, June 24, 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Anthony Harris
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Bring Your Own Tools To Sharpen Plus Eye Protection.
Description: Come and join Anthony Harris as you learn to correctly sharpen your own lathe tools. Anthony will show you how to employ fundamental techniques as well as some of his own to achieve a razor-sharp and durable edge. All elements of sharpening for the lathe will be covered.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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