Woodcraft of Milwaukee

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Phone:
262-785-6770
Fax:
262-785-6771
Email:
milwaukee-retail@woodcraft.com

14115 W. Greenfield Ave.
New Berlin, WI 53151

Hours of Operation

sunday 10 AM - 4 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 - 5 PM

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Classes

HAND TOOL SHARPENING

Saturday, February 25, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Kevin Seigworth
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
Description: Learn what you need to know to quickly get razor sharp edges on your hand tools. In this hands-on class you will learn what is sharp, why we sharpen, how to sharpen and when to stop. The sharpening process can be applied across the many hand sharpening systems available today including water stones, diamond stones, oil stones or the scary sharp sandpaper system. This class will focus on sharpening plane irons and chisels. The skills learned can be applied to any cutting edge tool. Bring a dull chisel or plane blade to sharpen in class. If you own sharpening stones and or a honing guide, bring them along too.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Turn a Franklin Pen

Friday, March 3, 10 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Marv Bollman
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Face Shield
Description: Basics of small project turning will be learned as you create a useful and beautiful pen in this class. Tuition does not include the kit and blank which you will select before class begins.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Spindle Turning

Sunday, March 5, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Marv Bollman
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Face Shield
Description: Learn about the lathe, lathe tools and safety as you explore the basics of making cylinders, beads and coves between centers. You will apply your skills in making a useful shop mallet time permitting. You will be able to identify and utilize components of the lathe. Recognize and utilize basic lathe safety precautions while turning. Recognize and use turning terminology. Identify and correctly utilize the roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting tool in the production of a useful object. Create rounds and coves in the completion of a useful object.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: material $15

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

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Basic Router Techniques

Monday, March 6, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan McClanahan
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Eye & hearing protection, notebook
Description: This introduction class to the router will cover safety, styles, router bit selection and is designed to inform the new router user to this tool. If you have a router, feel free to bring it, but if you are unsure of what router you should buy based on your projects, this will answer your questions.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodworking For Women

Thursday, March 16, 5 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan McClanahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Mask, Hearing Protection & Notebook
Description: Ladies, if you wish to get a handle on the fundamentals of woodworking using the core machines of a shop, this is for you. The table saw, thickness planer, jointer, miter saw and router table will be explained and used as you dimension and route a board. A Shaker peg rack will be completed for you to take home and apply the finish of your choice.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Material $20

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

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Table Saw Fundamentals

Monday, March 20, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan McClanahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Notebook
Description: Discussion of table saw types, set up and various blades will be addressed in this lecture class. Focus on safety in using the table saw. Bring a notebook and your questions.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Basic Cabinet Construction

Part 1: Tuesday, March 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, March 28, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, April 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, April 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Tuesday, April 18, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Tuesday, April 25, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 7: Tuesday, May 2, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Kraemer
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Hearing & eye protectin, notebook
Description: This is a 7 week class and will cover construction techniques of a bottom cabinet. Beginning with making a face frame with the Kreg jig, proceeding to the dovetail drawer and drawer slides. The raised panel door will be installed with European hinges. The final session will be the assembly, and you will ready to take it homes to finish as you like. The size will be consistent for all students and is not able to be changed.
Prerequisite: Basic woodworking, table saw skills, dimensioning lumber
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: materialb$80

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

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Hand Cut Dovetail Techniques

Saturday, March 25, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Kevin Seigworth
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: See list above
Description: Elevate your woodworking by learning to cut the pinnacle of woodworking joints, the hand cut Dovetail. Hand cut dovetail joints are strong, beautiful and can differentiate your work from the run of the mill. The dovetail joint is not that difficult to execute once someone shows you how. In this hands-on class you will learn how to do layout and marking, sawing and chopping, and paring to your lines for a good fit. The class will cover both through and half-blind dovetails. This class is hands-on, so bring a dovetail saw, pencil, marking gauges, sliding T bevel, combination square, a set of sharp bench chisels and a mallet. If your chisels are not sharp consider taking the Hand Tools Sharpening class taught at Woodcraft. If you don't own all of these tools yet, bring what you have and borrow the rest in class. Some examples of each tools that are available at Woodcraft : 15337 Veritas Fine Cut Dovetail Saw; 154323 Woodriver Chisel set; 13T41 Mallet; 154340 Woodriver Wheel Mark
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Basic Bowl Turning

Sunday, March 26, 10:30 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Marv Bollman
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: face shield
Description: You will learn about blank mounting techniques, chucks and grain orientation while completing a simple bowl. You will be able to identify turning blank mounting techniques and correctly prepare and mount turning stock on the lathe. Recognize and utilize basic lathe safety precautions while doing basic bowl turning. Recognize and utilize proper stance and tool manipulation in completion of a small bowl
Prerequisite: Spindle Turning
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes: material $15

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

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Band Saw Box

Thursday, March 30, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Tom Yapundich
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: notebook
Description: Tom will demonstrate the process to create a box with drawers from a solid piece of wood using a bandsaw. Blade selection etc will be covered, and a hand out will be provided so you can create your own.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $35.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Wood Finishing

Saturday, April 29, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Kevin Seigworth
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Notebook
Description: If applying a finish to your woodworking projects is a chore, a nightmare or simply confusing, this class will help you take control of the process. Learn what you need to know to pop the grain on figured woods and how to select the best finish for the particular needs of your project. Get the results you want with the proper surface preparation, the correct combination of finishing products, and use of the correct application techniques and tools for the job. Topics include: Properties and the finishing characteristics of wood species Surface preparation and dealing with defects Coloring wood with dyes, stains and toners Selecting top coats and the characteristics of each Application tools including brushing and spray gun basics, and Finishing the finish
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Flat, Square, Straight - Jointer- Planer-Table Saw

Monday, May 1, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan McClanahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Hearing & eye protection , notebook
Description: You must properly machine your lumber to obtain accurate joinery in your projects. You will take home a board that you have properly processed at the end of this class. Bring a notebook, hearing and eye protection and your questions.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand Planes

Saturday, May 6, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Kevin Seigworth
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Suggested book; The Foundations of Better Woodworking by Jeff Miller
Description: Learn to tune-up, sharpen and use hand planes to improve your woodworking. Flatten wide boards that will not fit on your jointer, use a smoothing plane to skip all that sanding, and perfect the fit by removing just thousandths of an inch when needed. This hands-on class will cover how to tune-up a new or old plane, getting the blade sharp, and how to set-up and use the primary bench planes. These include the block, jack, jointer and smooth plane. Bring your planes, sharpening stones, honing guides and a practice board to class if you have them. If not, you can borrow what you need in class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Build a Bird House

Sunday, May 7, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris & Dena Kraemer
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required:
Description: Basics of woodworking tools including the table saw, thickness planer, jointer, nailer will be covered as you make a bird house.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes: Material $20

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

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Floating Crown Molding Shelf

Thursday, May 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Kraemer
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: eye and hearing protection
Description: Basics of crown molding will be covered as you make a floating shelf. The shelf will be ready to take home for your finishing.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes: Material $15

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

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Turn An Emperor Pen

Monday, May 15, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Kraemer
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: face shield
Description: Fundamentals of small project turning will be learned as you turn and finish an Emperor pen in this 1 evening class. Parts of the lathe and turning tool functions will be covered. Shop safety will be discussed and stressed. The pen kit and blank are on your own to purchase prior to class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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French Polishing

Thursday, May 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Kevin Seigworth
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required: Recommended book: Understanding Wood Finishing by Bob Flexner
Description: French Polishing was considered the ultimate high end finish for the finest furniture being built in 17th century France. The technique is still practised today by restorers of high end antiques, luthiers for the unequalled acoustic qualities it imparts to stringed instruments, and anyone looking to bring out the beauty in wood. French Polishing is an old world technique of applying shellac with a cloth pad, oil and pumice. It produces a smooth high gloss finish that gives the illusion of great depth. This hands on class will help you develop the feel, touch and visual clues that are critical to success.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: Material $10

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

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Veneered top Jewlery Box

Part 1: Monday, May 22, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, May 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Kraemer
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: safety glasses and hearing protection
Description: Basic box making techniques with a veneered, hinged top. This is a 2 evening session. Vacuum bag, table saw, thickness planer, jointer and router will be used in this class
Prerequisite: basic woodworking ability
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes: Material $25

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

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Woodworking For Women

Wednesday, May 24, 5 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan McClanahan
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-5
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Mask, Hearing Protection & Notebook
Description: Ladies, if you wish to get a handle on the fundamentals of woodworking using the core machines of a shop, this is for you. The table saw, thickness planer, jointer, miter saw and router table will be explained and used as you dimension and route a board. A Shaker peg rack will be completed for you to take home and apply the finish of your choice.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Material $20

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

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The Porter Cable 4212 Dove Tail Jig

Thursday, May 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Kraemer
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: note book
Description: Overview on set up , tips and using the 4212 from Porter Cable to do through and half blind dove tail joints. This is a great introduction if you are thinking of getting a dove tail jig, or a good refresher if you have not used yours for awhile.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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HAND TOOL SHARPENING

Saturday, June 24, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Kevin Seigworth
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 0-8
Tools Required:
Description: Learn what you need to know to quickly get razor sharp edges on your hand tools. In this hands-on class you will learn what is sharp, why we sharpen, how to sharpen and when to stop. The sharpening process can be applied across the many hand sharpening systems available today including water stones, diamond stones, oil stones or the scary sharp sandpaper system. This class will focus on sharpening plane irons and chisels. The skills learned can be applied to any cutting edge tool. Bring a dull chisel or plane blade to sharpen in class. If you own sharpening stones and or a honing guide, bring them along too.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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