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Phone:
(970) 292-5940
Fax:
(719) 266-8223
Email:
loveland@woodcraft.com

3718 Draft Horse Road
Loveland, CO 80538

Hours of Operation

sunday 10 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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Woodworking 101

Part 1: Saturday, February 17, 9:30 AM - 1 PM
Part 2: Saturday, February 24, 9:30 AM - 1 PM
Part 3: Saturday, March 3, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Part 4: Saturday, March 10, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Steve Huval
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Safety glasses, hearing protection, quality woodworking square and tape measure. A 4" double square is recommended.
Description: In this four day class, we will start with rough lumber and finish with a simple box. Along the way we will teach you how to use the jointer, planer, table saw, and router table This is THE class to take if you are interested in getting started the right way in woodworking. This one will fill up fast, so sign up. soon. Woodworking 101 is strongly recommended for beginners and people looking to review the basics.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $200
Tuition Notes:
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Introduction to Woodturning

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

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Doug Schneiter
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: dust mask, safety glasses or goggles or face shield
Description: This workshop is designed for those who have recently gotten a wood lathe, or have had one for a while, and haven’t gotten around to using it until now. During this workshop students get acquainted with the wood lathe and its parts and accessories. We will cover the turning process, as well as sanding and applying finish to a project while it’s on the lathe. Students will also be shown a variety of turning tools and how they function. You will also be introduced to wood selection, tool selection, and tool sharpening. Students will test their skills while working on a small turning project.Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield. If you have problems with wood dust, a respirator or dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any wood turning tools you might have. Tools and safety gear will be provided for those who don’t own them. Materials for turning will be provided.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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Hand Carving Fundamentals

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

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Robin Talmhain
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Kevlar glove, thumb guard, and carving knife
Description: In this class you will learn about the different carving tools, basics of sharpening them, safety guidelines, and the basic cuts used in all carvings. After a few test cuts you will carve a simple project. We will go over different ways to finish your carvings with paints and finishes.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Turning Wooden Ornaments

Sunday, March 4, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Todd Sheaman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: safety goggles or face shield, spindle gouge, parting tool, roughing gouge
Description: Every woodturner enjoys the opportunity to give handmade ornaments to friends and family during the holidays, especially one that is made purely out of wood. No pre-made ornament kits or ornament hardware will be used in this class. One might call it au naturel!!!! During this class you will be given the opportunity to see various ornaments that have been turned on the lathe, ranging from small and simple to large and more decorative. Class objectives include, but are not limited to, the following: Wood choice (more common ornament wood species and pros and cons of each)Discussion and demonstration on how ornaments can be colored using a variety of markers, paints, dyes, and gilder's paste. Discuss and demonstrate how a variety of gouges and tools can be used to make ornaments, including texturing tools. Sharpening techniques - the instructor will assist all students when sharpening toolsOrnament rough sketch and design, before the wood is on the lathe.Most important, every student in class will be given the opportunity to turn at least one ornament of their own. The instructor will assist with basic sketch and design, and will rotate among all students to assist with cuts, tool use, technique, sharpening, and helpful hints.Experience level: Beginner (some turning experience highly preferred)Suggested tools: Turning tools will be supplied; however, students are encourage to bring their own tools if they have them. 3/8" or 1/2" spindle gouge, narrow parting tool, and small roughing gouge is a great start. Students who wish to bring their own chuck may do so as well (1"-8 tpi, 2" or 50mm dovetail jaws, and pin jaws). Lunch break from 12:00 to 12:45
Prerequisite: some turning experience required
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes:
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Beyond Basic Carving-Wood Sculpting

Part 1: Monday, March 5, 1:30 PM - 6 PM
Part 2: Monday, March 12, 1:30 PM - 6 PM
Part 3: Monday, March 19, 1:30 PM - 6 PM
Part 4: Monday, March 26, 1:30 PM - 6 PM
Part 5: Monday, April 2, 1:30 PM - 6 PM
Part 6: Monday, April 9, 1:30 PM - 6 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Angela Callow
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Carving tools and safety equipment. Ask for a list or talk with instructor.
Description: In this 6-session class Angela will be guiding as you carve from a pre-roughed blank. (Check in with the store to see which blanks she will have available for this class.) Angela is an experienced, local carver and has designed this class to be fun and creative. This class is run in 6-session increments and may be repeated as needed as it will usually require multiple classes to complete your project.
Prerequisite: Basic woodcarving skills and knowledge
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes:
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Scroll Saw Compound Ornament

Sunday, March 11, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Robin Talmhain
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: none
Description: Learn how to cut a 3D object out of a square piece of wood. Robin will show you how to square your table, transfer patterns, and cut the pattern so that your pattern come out on all sides. You will walk out with a finished compound piece you made using techniques learned in class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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Woodworking 101

Part 1: Thursday, March 15, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, March 22, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, March 29, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, April 5, 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Steve Huval
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Safety glasses, hearing protection, quality woodworking square and tape measure. A 4" double square is recommended.
Description: In this four day class, we will start with rough lumber and finish with a simple box. Along the way we will teach you how to use the jointer, planer, table saw, and router table This is THE class to take if you are interested in getting started the right way in woodworking. This one will fill up fast, so sign up. soon. Woodworking 101 is strongly recommended for beginners and people looking to review the basics.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $200
Tuition Notes:
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Intro to Pyrography with Julie Bender

Saturday, March 17, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Cancelled
Instructor: Julie Bender
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-12
Tools Required: Razertip or equivalent burning unit and tips
Description: Pyrography is the art of drawing with heat using hot metal tips to create imagery on a natural surface such as wood. Beginner wood-burners will receive a strong foundation in theory and in subtle shading and texture techniques using various tips. By learning technique and controlling heat level, students will practice the art of pyrography on soft and hard woods and will produce a work on a small maple wood plank. We will also cover safety concerns, wood choices, tip care and protective finishes.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $180
Tuition Notes:
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Introduction to Woodturning

Sunday, March 18, 11:30 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Doug Schneiter
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: dust mask, safety glasses or goggles or face shield
Description: This workshop is designed for those who have recently gotten a wood lathe, or have had one for a while, and haven’t gotten around to using it until now. During this workshop students get acquainted with the wood lathe and its parts and accessories. We will cover the turning process, as well as sanding and applying finish to a project while it’s on the lathe. Students will also be shown a variety of turning tools and how they function. You will also be introduced to wood selection, tool selection, and tool sharpening. Students will test their skills while working on a small turning project.Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield. If you have problems with wood dust, a respirator or dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any wood turning tools you might have. Tools and safety gear will be provided for those who don’t own them. Materials for turning will be provided.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes:
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Learn to Carve Realistic Wildlife

Part 1: Friday, March 23, 7 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Friday, March 30, 7 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Friday, April 6, 7 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Friday, April 13, 7 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Friday, April 20, 7 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Friday, April 27, 7 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Rod Hendrickson
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Safety glove, carving knife, short wide palm gouge, power carver, see store for more details
Description: You've seen him demo in the store, now come join Rod Hendrickson to learn to carve your own realistic animals. Beginners and carvers of all levels are welcome to join this on-going class. First time students will make a miniature duck decoy. Tuition is for 12 hours of class time.Rough cut outs are supplied by the instructor - check with Rod for cost. (approximately $15 for the miniature duck decoy blank)
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $145
Tuition Notes:
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Sharpening Lathe Turning tools

Saturday, March 24, 1 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Doug Schneiter
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: Bring your turning tools, safety glasses
Description: This workshop is designed for those who have a wood lathe and haven't learned how to sharpen their turning tools. During this workshop students will focus on learning to sharpen all of their different turning tools, so that they will enjoy the turning process much more.We will primarily focus on using an 8" slow speed grinder equipped with a wolverine system, using various jigs and attachments to sharpen a variety of turning tools. Students will also be shown a variety of alternative sharpening systems, including Tormek, Sorby and belt sanders, and how they function to sharpen turning tools. At the conclusion of this class students will have tested their skills while sharpening a variety of wood turning tools. Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles or a face shield. If you have a problem with dust, a dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any turning tools you have, so that you can learn to sharpen them with supervision. Tools and safety gear will be provided to those who don't have them.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Introduction to the Table Saw

Saturday, March 31, 11 AM - 3 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Ken Stoneman
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: N/A
Description: Ken will teach you the basics of setting up and running your table saw safely and accurately. You will learn to change blades, add dado sets, set your fence and perform a wide variety of cuts. You will go through the steps to verify the correct alignment of the saw and how to correct any errors.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Introduction to Woodturning

Saturday, April 7, 12:30 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Doug Schneiter
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: dust mask, safety glasses or goggles or face shield
Description: This workshop is designed for those who have recently gotten a wood lathe, or have had one for a while, and haven’t gotten around to using it until now. During this workshop students get acquainted with the wood lathe and its parts and accessories. We will cover the turning process, as well as sanding and applying finish to a project while it’s on the lathe. Students will also be shown a variety of turning tools and how they function. You will also be introduced to wood selection, tool selection, and tool sharpening. Students will test their skills while working on a small turning project.Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield. If you have problems with wood dust, a respirator or dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any wood turning tools you might have. Tools and safety gear will be provided for those who don’t own them. Materials for turning will be provided.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes:
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Sharpening Lathe Turning tools

Sunday, April 15, 10 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Doug Schneiter
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: Bring your turning tools, safety glasses
Description: This workshop is designed for those who have a wood lathe and haven't learned how to sharpen their turning tools. During this workshop students will focus on learning to sharpen all of their different turning tools, so that they will enjoy the turning process much more.We will primarily focus on using an 8" slow speed grinder equipped with a wolverine system, using various jigs and attachments to sharpen a variety of turning tools. Students will also be shown a variety of alternative sharpening systems, including Tormek, Sorby and belt sanders, and how they function to sharpen turning tools. At the conclusion of this class students will have tested their skills while sharpening a variety of wood turning tools. Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles or a face shield. If you have a problem with dust, a dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any turning tools you have, so that you can learn to sharpen them with supervision. Tools and safety gear will be provided to those who don't have them.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Woodworking 101

Part 1: Thursday, April 19, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, April 26, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, May 3, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, May 10, 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Steve Huval
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Safety glasses, hearing protection, quality woodworking square and tape measure. A 4" double square is recommended.
Description: In this four day class, we will start with rough lumber and finish with a simple box. Along the way we will teach you how to use the jointer, planer, table saw, and router table This is THE class to take if you are interested in getting started the right way in woodworking. This one will fill up fast, so sign up. soon. Woodworking 101 is strongly recommended for beginners and people looking to review the basics.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $200
Tuition Notes:
Click Here to Request Information

Beyond Basic Carving-Wood Sculpting

Part 1: Monday, April 23, 1:30 PM - 6 PM
Part 2: Monday, April 30, 1:30 PM - 6 PM
Part 3: Monday, May 7, 1:30 PM - 6 PM
Part 4: Monday, May 14, 1:30 PM - 6 PM
Part 5: Monday, May 21, 1:30 PM - 6 PM
Part 6: Monday, June 4, 1:30 PM - 6 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Angela Callow
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Carving tools and safety equipment. Ask for a list or talk with instructor.
Description: In this 6-session class Angela will be guiding as you carve from a pre-roughed blank. (Check in with the store to see which blanks she will have available for this class.) Angela is an experienced, local carver and has designed this class to be fun and creative. This class is run in 6-session increments and may be repeated as needed as it will usually require multiple classes to complete your project.
Prerequisite: Basic woodcarving skills and knowledge
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes:
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Bowl Turning Simplified

Saturday, April 28, 10 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Doug Schneiter
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: bring your tools, eye protection, dust mask
Description: This workshop is designed for those who want to learn how to turn a functional wood bowl. During this workshop students will learn how to turn a cross grained bowl. We will discuss the wood lathe and its parts and accessories. We will cover the turning process, as well as sanding and applying finish to a project. Students will be shown a variety of appropriate turning tools and how they function to turn a bowl. We will also discuss wood selection, tool sharpening, and design aesthetics as relating to bowl turning. We will also explore various texturing and surface enhancements techniques to enhance the looks of our turnings. Students will test their skills turning a small bowl.Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield. If you have problems with wood dust, a respirator or dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any wood turning tools you might have. Tools and safety gear will be provided for those who don’t own them. Materials for turning will be provided.
Prerequisite: some turning experiance sugested
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes:
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Learn to Carve Realistic Wildlife

Part 1: Friday, May 4, 5 PM - 7 PM
Part 2: Friday, May 11, 5 PM - 7 PM
Part 3: Friday, May 18, 5 PM - 7 PM
Part 4: Friday, May 25, 5 PM - 7 PM
Part 5: Friday, June 1, 5 PM - 7 PM
Part 6: Friday, June 8, 5 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Rod Hendrickson
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Safety glove, carving knife, short wide palm gouge, power carver, see store for more details
Description: You've seen him demo in the store, now come join Rod Hendrickson to learn to carve your own realistic animals. Beginners and carvers of all levels are welcome to join this on-going class. First time students will make a miniature duck decoy. Tuition is for 12 hours of class time.Rough cut outs are supplied by the instructor - check with Rod for cost. (approximately $15 for the miniature duck decoy blank)
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $145
Tuition Notes:
Click Here to Request Information

Introduction to Woodturning

Saturday, May 5, 12:30 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Doug Schneiter
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: dust mask, safety glasses or goggles or face shield
Description: This workshop is designed for those who have recently gotten a wood lathe, or have had one for a while, and haven’t gotten around to using it until now. During this workshop students get acquainted with the wood lathe and its parts and accessories. We will cover the turning process, as well as sanding and applying finish to a project while it’s on the lathe. Students will also be shown a variety of turning tools and how they function. You will also be introduced to wood selection, tool selection, and tool sharpening. Students will test their skills while working on a small turning project.Students should bring suitable eye protection such as safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield. If you have problems with wood dust, a respirator or dust mask would be advisable. Also bring any wood turning tools you might have. Tools and safety gear will be provided for those who don’t own them. Materials for turning will be provided.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes:
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Bandsaw Boxes Made Simple

Saturday, May 12, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Huval
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses Or Goggles
Description: In this class you will tune up your skills of using the band saw, spindle sander, belt sander, disk sander and clamping and gluing. You will take a simple block of wood and turn it in to a beautiful unique wooden box. The skills you learn will enable you to progress into many other usages of your band saw. Many of these skills can be utilized on other projects and power tools. All materials will be provided. These boxes make wonderful gifts that will be cherished by your family and friends.
Prerequisite: some experiance using a bandsaw
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes:
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Woodworking 101

Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, May 24, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, May 31, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, June 7, 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dee Talmhain
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Safety glasses, hearing protection, quality woodworking square and tape measure. A 4" double square is recommended.
Description: In this four day class, we will start with rough lumber and finish with a simple box. Along the way we will teach you how to use the jointer, planer, table saw, and router table This is THE class to take if you are interested in getting started the right way in woodworking. This one will fill up fast, so sign up. soon. Woodworking 101 is strongly recommended for beginners and people looking to review the basics.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $200
Tuition Notes:
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Sharpening Hand Planes and Bench Chisels

Saturday, June 9, 10 AM - 2 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Wayne Lousteau
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Bring a hand plane and chisel to sharpen. Safety glasses.
Description: Do you have some favorite hand tools that need sharpening? Are you unsure of how to sharpen them to get the best performance? We will discuss the different options for sharpening, including the usage of oil stones, water stones, dry sharpening, diamond stones and plates. Wayne will demonstrate these techniques and show you how to sharpen your own tools. Bring with you a hand plane and a chisel to practice sharpening. You will leave with your tools sharpened and with plenty of reference material to tailor them to your needs.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes:
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Hand Router Basics

Saturday, June 16, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Huval
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: hand held routerSafety glasses or goggles
Description: Routers are very versatile tools. Are you getting the most out of your router or are you planning on purchasing a new one? Come to our class and we will teach you the differences between the different routers, how to set it up for usage and techniques for safe usage. You will be using both table mounted and handheld routers to make various edge moldings and basic joints.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Hand Cut Dovetails

Saturday, June 23, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Wayne Lousteau
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dovetail saw, 3/8" chisel, 1/2" chisel
Description: This class will introduce students to one of the oldest, strongest joints known to woodworking, the dovetail. You will be shown how to prepare the stock, which is critical, plus demonstrate various systems for laying out the proportions of the pins and tails, the use of a cabinet maker’s scribe, and different methods of cutting them using a hand saw. You will need to bring with you a dovetail saw, a sharp 3/8” chisel and ½” chisel.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes:
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