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(952) 884-3634
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(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 - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 8 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Three Day Woodcarving Intensive with: Cecilia Schiller
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, February 28, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, February 29, 10 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, March 1, 10 AM - 3 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: $220.00
Tuition Notes: 25 Materials Fee To Instructor

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Finishing - Advanced Coloring Techniques with: Kevin Southwick
Intermediate

Saturday, March 7, 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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101 - Lathes with: Chris Daniels
Beginner

Wednesday, March 11, 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: $85.00

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Traditional Bowl Turning: From Log To Table with: Dan Larson
Beginner/Intermediate

Friday, March 13, 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 Woodshop With Jessica Reno with: Jessica Kent
Full

Part 1: Saturday, March 14, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 15, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: Are you new to woodworking? Want to brush up on basic skills? Instructor Jessica Reno 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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Chip Carving with: Frank Lunquist
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, March 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 Materials Fee To Store

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Cabinet Making In A Weekend with: Ralph Truesdell
Full

Part 1: Saturday, March 28, 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 29, 10 AM - 4 PM
Part 3: Monday, March 30, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, March 31, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Notebook
Description: Focusing on the traditional North American style, this class will get you on the right path to proper face frame cabinetry construction. From design & layout, to milling & assembly, you'll learn the process of making face frames & casework, drawer making, and finally, cope and stick doors & drawer fronts. All aspects of this class are hands-on, so you will learn by doing. You will leave this class with a solid foundation of knowledge so you can start designing & creating your own cabinetry project quickly. We are compressing 6 weeks into one weekend for those who work at times when they cannot do a longer class.
Tuition: $360.00

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Finishing - Discover Shellac! with: Kevin Southwick
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, April 4, 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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Sharpening - Plane Irons And Chisels with: Ralph Truesdell
Beginner

Sunday, April 5, 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 a solid repeatable sharpening method. This is a hands-on class that is sure to hone your sharpening skills. You will know what sharp is and how to achieve it when we are done. Don't forget to bring your old, dull tools!
Tuition: $95.00

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Build A Shaker Table with: Craig Nelson
All Levels

Part 1: Tuesday, April 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, April 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, April 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, April 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

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 To Instructor For Materials

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101 - Lathes with: Chris Daniels
Beginner

Wednesday, April 8, 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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Turning - Bowl Turning With Carbide Tools with: Jeff Koltveit
Beginner

Wednesday, April 15, 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, April 17, 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 Woodshop With Jessica Kent with: Jessica Kent
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, April 18, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, April 19, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: Are you new to woodworking? Want to brush up on basic skills? Instructor Jessica Reno 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 - Bandsaw with: Ralph Truesdell
Beginner

Monday, April 20, 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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Level Up Demo: The Slab Lab with: Timothy Roseth
All Levels

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

Description: Join us for this Level-Up Demo where we'll do a deep dive into working with slabs. We'll step through a project from tree to living room. We'll discuss how to select the right slab, dry, flatten, work with resins and finish. The end result will be a unique piece that will be the star of the room. Sign up early as class size is limited. Register and attend the demo and get $25 towards the purchase of a slab, resins, etc. the day of the class.
Tuition: $25.00

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Chip Carving with: Frank Lunquist
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, April 26, 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 Store

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Finishing - Furniture Re-Finishing & Restoration with: Kevin Southwick
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, May 2, 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
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, May 3, 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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Kumiko Panels with: Vince Cook
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, May 9, 10 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: 2 Jigs (provided With Class), Dozuki Saw .2mm, Steel Mm Ruler, Small Block Plane Or Kanna, 1/8"(3mm) Chisel, Small Square, R Hand Marking Knife, Marking Gauge. Some Tools Will Be Available For Use.
Description: Kumiko is the Japanese art of making geometric lattice panels that can be used in cabinetry, doors, etc. Learn the basics of kumiko including structure, making strips, cutting jigumi and making a kumiko pattern (or two). Throughout the class, Vince will teach these fine art techniques and the detailed process of creating panels. Additionally, he will demonstrate how to size kumiko strips using two different techniques and also demonstrate the diamond jiguma (aka the "mitsukude joint" - a three way stacked joint that forms many hexagonal jigumi patterns). You'll leave the class learning how to make beautiful Kumiko panels for your woodworking projects.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: $35.00 Materials Fee To Instructor

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101 - Table Saw with: Craig Nelson
Beginner

Tuesday, May 12, 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.
Tuition: $90.00

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

Wednesday, May 13, 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 Insturctor

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Weekend Wood Carving Intensive with: Cecilia Schiller
All Levels

Part 1: Friday, May 15, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, May 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, May 17, 10 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: Full Size European Style Carving Gouges. Sizes Can Vary, But The Following Are Suggested For A Basic Set: #12 (V Gauge)/8mm #3/12-16mm #3/ 5-10mm #5/12-16mm #/7/10-14mm
Description: Woodcarving is a fantastic way to relax and let your creative juices flow! Discover the beauty and joy of wood carving with award-winning woodcarver and sculptor Cecilia Schiller. With a focus on traditional European carving methods and proper technique, students will learn to create simple textural patterns with carving gouges, then explore more complex floral designs, landscape techniques and lettering. Cecilia will help you identify the right tools for the job, how to use them and how to keep them sharp.
Tuition: $250.00

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Traditional Bowl Turning: From Log To Table with: Dan Larson
Beginner/Intermediate

Friday, May 22, 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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Hand Planes - Refurbishing with: Ralph Truesdell
Beginner

Saturday, May 23, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Tools Required: Old And Untuned Hand Planes
Description: Using a well-tuned hand plane is one of wood working's greatest joys. Unfortunately many planes, even some new ones, simply aren't ready to do their best work. Ralph will show you how to make old hand planes look and work like they are supposed to. He'll cover cleaning, tuning, flattening and sharpening of bench and block planes. Bring in grandpas old hand plane and we'll help you make that tool work like a dream.
Tuition: $95.00

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Turning - Wood Pens with: Chris Daniels
Beginner/Intermediate

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

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Intro To Woodshop with: Jessica Kent
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, May 30, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 31, 10 AM - 4:30 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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