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Phone:
(952) 884-3634
Fax:
(952) 884-9657
Email:
minneapolis-retail@woodcraft.com

9125 Lyndale Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55420
USA

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Hours of Operation

sunday 10 AM - 4 PM
monday 9 AM - 6 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 6 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 6 PM
thursday 9 AM - 6 PM
friday 9 AM - 6 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Build A Shaker Table With Craig with: Craig Nelson
All

Part 1: Tuesday, September 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, September 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, September 28, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, October 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Tuesday, October 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook
Description: Learn basic woodworking skills while you build a classic Shaker Table. Craig Nelson will take you through gluing up boards to make wider panels, cutting tapered legs and assembling all the parts made with easy to stain poplar. Learn power tool use and shop safety along with valuable tips and tricks.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: 25.00 Materials Fee To Instructor

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Turning An Ice Cream Scoop with: Chris Daniels
All

Wednesday, September 22, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notebook
Description: Join Chris in making an Ice Cream Scoop using the lathe to turn a handle. This class will teach you how to set up the lathe ready the blank and use tools to customize one of our Ice Cream Scoop kits. A great introduction to the Lathe with no experience required. This class will get you up and going on lathe spindle work and send you home with a nice finished project.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: If You Like You Can Bring Your Own Blank, 2x2x6

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Traditional Bowl Turning: From Log To Table with: Dan Larson
Full

Friday, September 24, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Prerequisite: Some Lathe Experience
Tools Required: Eye Protection And Notebook. 1/2" Bowl Gouge Suggested
Description: Join Master Turner Dan Larson for this fantastic class and learn to throw ribbons of wood over your shoulder! Students will make a bowl (or two) while learning the nuances of how to hold the tools to make a variety of cuts in green, freshly cut wood. Dan will show you the basics of lathe operation, safety, sharpening, as well as how to select and prepare wood specifically for bowl turning.
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: 10.00 Material Fee To Instructor

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Intro To The Woodshop with: Jessica Kent
Full

Part 1: Saturday, September 25, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 26, 10 AM - 3:30 PM

Description: Are you new to woodworking? Want to brush up on basic skills? Instructor Jessica Kent will teach how to safely use the essential power tools in any woodshop. Students will learn how to set up cuts and operate a table saw, planer, jointer, band saw, miter saw, and drill press. These skills will be put into practice to create a cutting board which can proudly be shown off to family and friends. On day two go beyond the basics and create a beautiful slide top keepsake box! You will practice skills learned in order to gain confidence using essential power tools. Use this foundation to accomplish your woodworking project goals.
Tuition: $220.00
Tuition Notes: 20.00 Material Fee To The Instructor

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Finishing - Advanced Coloring Techniques with: Kevin Southwick
Intermediate

Saturday, October 2, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Prerequisite: Finishing 101
Description: Join Kevin Southwick of Southwick Furniture Conservation for his most colorful class to date! Tints, dyes, stains, toners, and glazes; while we may all be familiar with these terms, we may not completely understand what they all mean. With so many ways to use these different types of colorants, sometimes alone, sometimes in concert with each other, it's hard to know what to use and when, but no longer! Kevin will teach you the techniques and strategies needed to achieve consistent, professional results giving you the knowledge and skills to overcome any finishing challenge.
Tuition: $120.00

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The Unplugged Workshop I: The Complete Introduction of Hand Tools with: Tom Caspar
Full

Part 1: Thursday, October 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, October 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, October 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, October 28, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Thursday, November 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Thursday, November 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 7: Thursday, November 18, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 8: Thursday, December 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 9: Thursday, December 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 10: Thursday, December 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 11: Thursday, January 6, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 12: Thursday, January 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 13: Thursday, January 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 14: Thursday, January 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 15: Thursday, February 3, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Covered First Day Of Class
Description: Taught by Tom Caspar, professional furniture maker and the Senior Editor of American Woodworker Magazine, this unique hands-on class is all about hand tools. You'll learn how to sharpen chisels, planes and scrapers, plane a straight edge, make a mortise and tenon joint, shape a cabriole leg, cut dovetails and much more. We'll cover the basic tools you'll need in the first class and give you a special course textbook. This class only happens once a year, so sign up today!
Tuition: $490.00

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Sharpening - Plane Irons And Chisels with: Ralph Truesdell
Beginner

Friday, October 8, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Your Dull Blades
Description: You can't do your best work with dull tools. This class will introduce you to the various types of sharpening techniques; oilstones, waterstones and diamond stones as well as the appropriate bevel angle for each tool and the all-important micro-bevel. This is a hands-on class that is sure to hone your sharpening skills. You will know what sharp is when we are done. Don't forget to bring your old, dull tools!
Tuition: $90.00

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Intro To The Woodshop with: Jessica Kent
Full

Part 1: Saturday, October 9, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 10, 10 AM - 3:30 PM

Description: Are you new to woodworking? Want to brush up on basic skills? Instructor Jessica Kent will teach how to safely use the essential power tools in any woodshop. Students will learn how to set up cuts and operate a table saw, planer, jointer, band saw, miter saw, and drill press. These skills will be put into practice to create a cutting board which can proudly be shown off to family and friends. On day two go beyond the basics and create a beautiful slide top keepsake box! You will practice skills learned in order to gain confidence using essential power tools. Use this foundation to accomplish your woodworking project goals.
Tuition: $220.00
Tuition Notes: 20.00 Material Fee To The Instructor

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101 - Lathes with: Chris Daniels
Beginner

Wednesday, October 13, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook
Description: Designed for the novice turner, this class will introduce you to the wood lathe. Chris will take you step by step through machine set-up, tool safety and usage. No specific project will be completed, but the students will make a number of cuts while learning various tool techniques. Sharpening will be briefly covered, and students are encouraged to enroll in a future "Sharpening Lathe Tools" class (offered about 2x a year) for a more comprehensive learning experience.
Tuition: $100.00

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Carving - Traditional Spoon Carving with: Charlie Eiler
All

Tuesday, October 19, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Tools Required: Your Own Straight Knife And Sharp Carving Gouges
Description: Learn the long-standing tradition of spoon carving with expert carver, Charlie Eiler. He will review various carving techniques for you to make a functional or decorative spoon. He will also address ideal wood varieties and finishing techniques. A roughed out wood blank will be provided to each student and there will be additional blanks on hand for you buy. Bring a straight knife and assorted gouges - the instructor will work with what tools you have.
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: 5.00 Material Fee To Instructor

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Turning - Bowl Turning With Carbide Tools with: Jeff Koltveit
Beginner

Wednesday, October 20, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: We don't need no stink'n sharpening! The benefit of this class is that you can focus solely on the creative process of bowl turning since carbide tools are amazingly durable. We'll explore the range of carbide tools available and how to use them as well as provide basic lathe techniques to help you turn the perfect bowl.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: 10.00 Material Fee To Instructor

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Traditional Bowl Turning From Log to Table with: Dan Larson
Full

Friday, October 22, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Prerequisite: Some Lathe Experience
Tools Required: Eye Protection And Notebook. 1/2" Bowl Gouge Suggested
Description: Natural Edge Bowls are always an attention grabber! Join Master Turner Dan Larson for this fantastic class and learn to throw ribbons of wood over your shoulder. Students will make a bowl (or two) while learning the nuances of how to hold the tools to make a variety of cuts in green, freshly cut wood. Dan will show you the basics of lathe operation, safety, sharpening, as well as how to select and prepare wood specifically for bowl turning.
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: 10.00 Material Fee To Instructor

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Level Up Demo: Festool Training Day with: Curt Witt
All

Saturday, October 23, 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook
Description: Want to learn more about Festool? We are recruiting you! Join us for a special one-day-only Festool Training led by Festool representative, Curt Witt. Learn the ins and outs of Festool’s core line-up including joinery, routers, dust extraction, track saws, sanders, cordless products, and more. Come see them in action and learn what sets them apart from the crowd! This is a popular class and will fill quickly so sign up early.
Tuition: $15.00

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Chip Carving with: Frank Lunquist
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, October 24, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: Learn how to carve beautiful pieces in the chip carving style! Your instructor, Frank Lunquist, will cover the basic chip carving cuts that implement both geometric and free-form design. Sharpening and general carving knife care will also be covered. Prior to class, students will need to purchase a Chip Carving Knife or bring an equivalent knife.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: 5.00 Materials Fee To Instructor

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Electric Guitar Setup with: Tom Beers
All

Tuesday, October 26, 5 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Required-Electric Guitar, Trussrod Adjustment Wrench, Set Of Strings 10 Gauge Recommended As Helpful- Nut Files, Towel, Notched Ruler, Fret Rocker, Straight Edge.
Description: Improve the playability and tonal accuracy of your electric guitar with a hands on set up. Learn to adjust your trussrod, nut slot depth, string height, and make bridge saddle adjustments for intonation. We will also discuss fret dressing. Come in for an evening of fun!
Tuition: $100.00

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Turning - Wood Pens with: Chris Daniels
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, October 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Turning a pen is about as close to instant gratification as you can get in woodworking. It's quick, quiet and makes just enough mess to make you feel like you've accomplished something. Learn all about the components used such as pen blanks, mandrels, bushings and the pen press while honing your spindle turning skills. Pen turning is easy, enjoyable and it's the answer if limited shop space and time are keeping you from pursuing woodworking.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Kits Are Provided. You Can Buy Or Bring Your Own Blank.

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Turning - Bowl Turning With Carbide Tools with: Jeff Koltveit
Beginner

Wednesday, November 3, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: We don't need no stink'n sharpening! The benefit of this class is that you can focus solely on the creative process of bowl turning since carbide tools are amazingly durable. We'll explore the range of carbide tools available and how to use them as well as provide basic lathe techniques to help you turn the perfect bowl.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: 10.00 Material Fee To Instructor

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Traditional Bowl Turning: From Log To Table with: Dan Larson

Friday, November 5, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Prerequisite: Some Lathe Experience
Tools Required: Eye Protection And Notebook. 1/2" Bowl Gouge Suggested
Description: Join Master Turner Dan Larson for this fantastic class and learn to throw ribbons of wood over your shoulder! Students will make a bowl (or two) while learning the nuances of how to hold the tools to make a variety of cuts in green, freshly cut wood. Dan will show you the basics of lathe operation, safety, sharpening, as well as how to select and prepare wood specifically for bowl turning.
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: 10.00 Material Fee To Instructor

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Reaching for Design with: Craig Gilbert
All

Tuesday, November 9, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Bring a Pencil and 3 objects or pictures of objects that you find interesting. We will do some sketching, play with some ideas and talk about how to use these influences in your design.
Description: Whatever you make you want your work to stand out. Attention to proportion and simple details can give your work a characteristic flair and signature that establishes your design credibility. Design influences are everywhere: from the internet, at museums, in nature of course, even the tattoos of people you see on the street. This class will help you look at what inspires you with an eye to how you can use it to make your work beautiful, eye catching--and distinctly your own.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: $10 at the time of the class

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101 - Lathes with: Chris Daniels
Beginner

Wednesday, November 10, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook
Description: Designed for the novice turner, this class will introduce you to the wood lathe. Chris will take you step by step through machine set-up, tool safety and usage. No specific project will be completed, but the students will make a number of cuts while learning various tool techniques. Sharpening will be briefly covered, and students are encouraged to enroll in a future "Sharpening Lathe Tools" class (offered about 2x a year) for a more comprehensive learning experience.
Tuition: $100.00

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Intro To The Woodshop with: Yana Frank
Full

Part 1: Saturday, November 13, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 14, 10 AM - 3:30 PM

Tools Required: Notebook, Hearing And Eye Protection
Description: Are you new to woodworking? Want to brush up on basic skills? Instructor Yana Frank will teach how to safely use the essential power tools in any woodshop. Students will learn how to set up cuts and operate a table saw, planer, jointer, band saw, miter saw, and drill press. These skills will be put into practice to create a cutting board which can proudly be shown off to family and friends. On day two go beyond the basics and create a beautiful slide top keepsake box! You will practice skills learned in order to gain confidence using essential power tools. Use this foundation to accomplish your woodworking project goals.
Tuition: $220.00
Tuition Notes: 20.00 Material Fee To The Instructor

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Sharpening Plane Blades And Chisels A Surefire Practical Approach with: Ralph Truesdell
All

Monday, November 15, 5 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Your Dull Blades
Description: Sharpening shouldn't be mysterious! This will be a Hands On, Practical Sharpening class using tried and true methods to give you sharp edges the first time and every time. Less theory and more practicality. Bring dull tools and take home sharp ones. All supplies needed will be available for use or bring your own sharpening supplies if you like. If time permits we will cover knife sharpening with the Ken Onion knife sharpener.
Tuition: $90.00

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Electric Guitar Setup with: Tom Beers
All

Tuesday, November 16, 5 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Required-Electric Guitar, Trussrod Adjustment Wrench, Set Of Strings 10 Gauge Recommended As Helpful- Nut Files, Towel, Notched Ruler, Fret Rocker, Straight Edge.
Description: Improve the playability and tonal accuracy of your electric guitar with a hands on set up. Learn to adjust your trussrod, nut slot depth, string height, and make bridge saddle adjustments for intonation. We will also discuss fret dressing. Come in for an evening of fun!
Tuition: $100.00

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Turning - Wood Pens with: Chris Daniels

Wednesday, November 17, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Turning a pen is about as close to instant gratification as you can get in woodworking. It's quick, quiet and makes just enough mess to make you feel like you've accomplished something. Learn all about the components used such as pen blanks, mandrels, bushings and the pen press while honing your spindle turning skills. Pen turning is easy, enjoyable and it's the answer if limited shop space and time are keeping you from pursuing woodworking.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Kits Are Provided. You Can Buy Or Bring Your Own Blank.

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Finishing - Discover Shellac! with: Kevin Southwick

Saturday, November 20, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Tools Required: Notebook
Description: Used as a sanding sealer, a pre-stain conditioner, or as a glass-smooth topcoat, shellac is one of the most versatile and widely used finishing materials in the history of woodworking. It is not only one of the most beautiful, but one of the least toxic and fastest drying finishes available. Reading about it is helpful but nothing beats the hands on experience of applying shellac using many different methods including padding & brushing techniques, French polishing and spraying. You'll learn the differences between flakes & pre-mixed, how to mix your own and how to choose which type to use. Sign up today and discover the beauty and versatility of shellac!
Tuition: $120.00

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Chip Carving with: Frank Lunquist

Sunday, November 21, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: Learn how to carve beautiful pieces in the chip carving style! Your instructor, Frank Lunquist, will cover the basic chip carving cuts that implement both geometric and free-form design. Sharpening and general carving knife care will also be covered. Prior to class, students will need to purchase a Chip Carving Knife or bring an equivalent knife.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: 5.00 Materials Fee To Instructor

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Finishing - Furniture Re-Finishing & Restoration with: Kevin Southwick

Saturday, December 4, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Prerequisite: Some Finishing Experience Helpful
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Notebook
Description: Learning how to restore antiques and fine furniture can open up the opportunity to preserve heirloom pieces or to resell that cool flea market score. Taught by Kevin Southwick, a nationally renowned finishing expert head of Southwick Furniture Conservation, this class will focus on identifying pieces that should be restored or left in original condition. Kevin will also cover proper finish removal or cleaning, dealing with veneer problems, and re-finishing.
Tuition: $120.00

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Chip Carving with: Frank Lunquist

Sunday, December 5, 10 AM - 4 AM

Description: Learn how to carve beautiful pieces in the chip carving style! Your instructor, Frank Lunquist, will cover the basic chip carving cuts that implement both geometric and free-form design. Sharpening and general carving knife care will also be covered. Prior to class, students will need to purchase a Chip Carving Knife or bring an equivalent knife.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: 5.00 Materials Fee To Instructor

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Reaching for Design with: Craig Gilbert
All

Tuesday, December 7, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Bring a Pencil and 3 objects or pictures of objects that you find interesting. We will do some sketching, play with some ideas and talk about how to use these influences in your design.
Description: Whatever you make you want your work to stand out. Attention to proportion and simple details can give your work a characteristic flair and signature that establishes your design credibility. Design influences are everywhere: from the internet, at museums, in nature of course, even the tattoos of people you see on the street. This class will help you look at what inspires you with an eye to how you can use it to make your work beautiful, eye catching--and distinctly your own.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: $10 at the time of class

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Turn A Pie Server with: Chris Daniels
All

Wednesday, December 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: A Pie Server is a nice personalized holiday gift when you make it yourself. Join Chris Daniels and use one of our premium kits and make a custom pie server while learning to turn on the lathe. A great project for first time lathe users!
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: You Can Bring Your Own 2x2x6" Blank If You Like

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Intro To The Woodshop with: Yana Frank
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, December 11, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 12, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: Are you new to woodworking? Want to brush up on basic skills? Instructor Yana Frank will teach how to safely use the essential power tools in any woodshop. Students will learn how to set up cuts and operate a table saw, planer, jointer, band saw, miter saw, and drill press. These skills will be put into practice to create a cutting board which can proudly be shown off to family and friends. On day two go beyond the basics and create a beautiful slide top keepsake box! You will practice skills learned in order to gain confidence using essential power tools. Use this foundation to accomplish your woodworking project goals.
Tuition: $220.00
Tuition Notes: 20.00 Material Fee To The Instructor

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Build A Shaker Table With Craig with: Craig Nelson
Full

Part 1: Tuesday, December 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, January 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, January 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, January 18, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Tuesday, January 25, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Tuesday, February 1, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notebook, Hearing And Eye Protection
Description: Learn basic woodworking skills while you build a classic Shaker Table. Craig Nelson will take you through gluing up boards to make wider panels, cutting tapered legs and assembling all the parts made with easy to stain poplar. Learn power tool use and shop safety along with valuable tips and tricks.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: 50.00 Materials Fee To Instructor

Click Here to Request Information

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