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

9125 Lyndale Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55420
USA

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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Intro To Woodshop with: Jessica Kent
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, October 3, 10 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 4, 10 AM - 4 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 7, 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: $80.00

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Finishing - Advanced Coloring Techniques with: Kevin Southwick
Intermediate

Saturday, October 10, 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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Sharpening - Plane Irons And Chisels with: Ralph Truesdell
Beginner

Sunday, October 11, 10 AM - 3:30 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: $85.00

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

Wednesday, October 14, 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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Intro To Woodshop with: Jessica Kent
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, October 17, 10 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 18, 10 AM - 4 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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Turning - Bowl Turning With Carbide Tools with: Jeff Koltveit
Beginner

Wednesday, November 4, 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
Beginner/Intermediate

Friday, November 6, 9:30 AM - 5 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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Finishing - Furniture Re-Finishing & Restoration with: Kevin Southwick
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, November 7, 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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101 - Bandsaw with: Ralph Truesdell
Beginner

Monday, November 9, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: This informative session will help you get the most out of your bandsaw. We'll begin with basic saw maintenance that will help your saw perform better, then move on to blade selection and how to properly mount and tension your blade. Ralph will also talk about what to look for when buying a used saw and will demonstrate various cuts and discuss using jigs with your bandsaw. If the bandsaw is new to you, then this class is a must do!
Tuition: $90.00

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Two Day Woodcarving Intensive with: Cecilia Schiller
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, November 14, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 15, 10 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: Any Knives And Gouges That You Have.
Description: Woodcarving is a fantastic way to relax and let your creative juices flow! Discover the beauty and joy of wood carving with Cecilia Schiller an award-winning woodcarver and sculptor who is skilled in both relief and sculptural woodcarving. She will help you identify the right tools for the job, how to use them and how to keep them sharp. Focusing on traditional carving methods, you will create your own decorative relief carving from designs provided by the instructor. Please bring all of your carving tools to class, and Cecilia will advise you on which additional tools you may need to complete your set.
Tuition: $190.00
Tuition Notes: 25 Materials Fee To Instructor

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Turning - Wood Pens with: Chris Daniels
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, November 18, 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: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Kits Are Provided. You Can Buy Or Bring Your Own Blank.

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Chip Carving with: Frank Lunquist
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, November 22, 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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Turn A Pie Server with: Chris Daniels
All Levels

Wednesday, December 2, 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 (Included in the class price) and make a custom pie server while learning to turn on the lathe. A great project for first time lathe users!You can bring your own wood blank or buy one at the store when you arrive.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: You Can Bring Your Own 2x2x6" Blank If You Like

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Intro To Woodshop with: Jessica Kent
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, December 5, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 6, 10 AM - 4 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 - Table Saw with: Ralph Truesdell
Beginner

Wednesday, December 9, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Table Saw 101 introduces you to basic table saw operation and safety. The class will review the types of table saws, table saw anatomy, how to maintain and tune your saw, proper cross cutting and ripping techniques. You will also learn what types of blades to use for specific tasks. This is a hands-on class with proper operation and safety as the main topic. If you are thinking about buying a saw this class will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.
Tuition: $90.00

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Finishing - The Fundamentals Of Finishing with: Kevin Southwick
Beginner

Saturday, December 12, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Tools Required: Notebook
Description: The finishing process can make or break your project and choosing the best method for coloring and protecting your project can be difficult. Oil or water based? What does the word "varnish" actually mean? Let Kevin Southwick, a nationally renowned finishing expert and contributing editor for American Woodworker magazine, remove the mystery and provide the knowledge you need to apply a successful finish. When you know the fundamentals of finishing, you can achieve the best results with the least amount of effort.
Tuition: $120.00

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Chip Carving with: Frank Lunquist
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, December 13, 10 AM - 3 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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