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Phone:
(615) 599-9638
Fax:
615-599-8524
Email:
nashville-retail@woodcraft.com

209 South Royal Oaks Blvd Watson Glen Plaza #164
Franklin, TN 37064
USA

Hours of Operation

sunday 12 PM - 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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TABLE SAW - JOINTER - PLANER with: Wayne Mobley
Full

Thursday, May 23, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: The basis for any woodworking project is to start with flat and square lumber. In this class we will teach you how to use these three tools to prepare wood for use in your project. We will start with a rough board and flatten it, plane it and saw it to make it the perfect board for your project. We will also discuss safety. The student will leave this class with the confidence needed to prepare wood for any project.
Tuition: $60.00

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DATE NIGHT: BUILD A CORNHOLE GAME with: Mike Villines
Full

Friday, May 24, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: In this date night class you and your partner can build something that you can enjoy time after time! We will help you to build a Cornhole Game. This game will be one you can enjoy in your summer evenings or invite over a group of friends and have fun!
Tuition: $150.00

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BANDSAW BOX CLASS with: Sheila Collins
All

Thursday, May 30, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: Bandsaw boxes are fun to make and a great way to use smaller boards leftover from other projects. Learn blade selection, cut sequence to build a one drawer box, sanding options to remove bandsaw marks and how to finish your box.
Tuition: $85.00

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DATE NIGHT: NESTING SERVING TRAYS with: David McGuire
All

Friday, May 31, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: In this edition of our Date Night at the Wood Shop, couples will make a matched pair of serving trays out of cherry. Class will cover lap and bridle joinery, grooving, pinned joints, surface prep, and finish selection and application.
Tuition: $130.00

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INTRO TO CARVING with: Sheila Collins
All

Saturday, June 1, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Own Tools Or Use Ours
Description: Carving overview covers safety, basic tool techniques, sharpening fundamentals and simplified tool selection. What makes a good carving as well as what differentiates carving disciplines and what they have in common are discussed. In the hands-on portion of the program, you will do a relief carving.
Tuition: $110.00

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PYROGRAPHY: THE ART OF FIRE DRAWING with: Sheila Collins
Beginner

Sunday, June 2, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Explore the art of "fire drawing" to add another visual dimension to projects such as boxes, turnings, jewelry, furniture or create patterns on wood, gourds or leather for display. Learn about the burners, pens and tips used to apply images/designs to wood, gourd or leather. Practice creating lines, shading, text, pattern transfer and complete a simple pyrography project.
Tuition: $85.00

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SKILL-BUILDER SESSION: RAISED PANELS ON THE TABLE SAW with: Wayne Loveless
All

Monday, June 3, 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Description: We're excited about this new series of seminars designed to increase your skill and knowledge in specific areas through informative lectures and hands-on demonstrations! In this session, we'll walk through the process of creating a raised panel door on the table saw. As time permits, we'll also discuss gluing up and flattening panels and door frame construction techniques.
Tuition: $30.00

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ROUTER & ROUTER TABLE with: Wayne Mobley
Beginner

Thursday, June 6, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: In this class the student will learn how routers can to improve their woodworking. We will discuss the different types of routers, and how they are used. We will cover the difference in using a handheld router and using a router in a router table. How to choose the right accessories and the right bits will be covered and the student will leave this class with the confidence to use the router for their projects.
Tuition: $75.00

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WINDSOR CHAIR CLASS with: David Sapp
All

Part 1: Friday, June 7, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, June 8, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, June 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: Build a reproduction Windsor chairs using the same construction techniques used over 200 years ago. By using these techniques you can build a chair that is stronger, more flexible and more comfortable than the factory made chairs made today. These chairs are built by eye and take on the individual characteristics of the chairmaker. To construct a chair that will last generations, we need to build it with green wood. We start with turned hard maple for the legs. Then, we use a spokeshave to shape the oak spindles, arm and bow. Lastly we chisel and spokeshave the poplar or pine seat. By using different woods, we can match the strength of each wood to meet the needs of each part of the chair. Then, we begin the assembly. By inserting a dry tenon into a green leg, the leg shrinks around the tenon as it dries and produces a joint that can't come apart. On all the through tenons, we insert a wedge to increase the width of the tenon. This produces a mechanical joint, thus making it impossible for it to pull through the smaller hole. Because of these construction techniques, the chairs flex as you sit in them. This adds strength, similar to a sky scraper or suspension bridge. The side benefit is that these techniques make the chair more comfortable.
Tuition: $795.00

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TURN A PEPPERMILL with: Mike Villines
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, June 13, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Turning
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Let Mike show you how to turn a beautiful peppermill on the lathe. All aspects of turning the pepper mill will be covered, from blank selection to drilling the right sized holes. We will also cover design and the right finishes for your peppermill. This class is a lot of fun and you will take home a lovely hand-crafted peppermill that you created to show your friends and family.
Tuition: $75.00

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DATE NIGHT: CHEESE SLICER AND CHEESE PLANE with: Mike Villines
All

Friday, June 14, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: Couples in this class will make a Cheese Slicer and turn a matching Cheese Plane! Class will cover choosing design options, selecting and preparing blanks, turning handles, applying a food safe finish, and attaching the hardware.
Tuition: $95.00

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INTRO TO TURNING with: David Sapp
Full

Saturday, June 15, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Recommended Reading: Turning Wood By Richard Raffan
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: This is a Full Day Class. In the morning we will cover the basics of the lathe, lathe tools and accessories. This will be followed with some introductory spindle turning. We will cover roughing a spindle, making V-Cuts, and turning beads & coves. In the Afternoon students will continue mastering their turning skills by turning bowls on the lathe. We will start with a discussion of various holding techniques, how to prepare bowl blanks and a discussion on design. This class is a pre-requisite for all other woodturning classes.
Tuition: $150.00

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SKILL-BUILDER SESSION: ROUTING WITH TEMPLATES with: Wayne Loveless
All

Monday, June 17, 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Description: Template routing is a great way to produce great results, especially with curved, tapered, or duplicated parts. However, it can be intimidating for newcomers as they go through the process of creating their templates, attaching their work-piece to the jig, and then figuring out the best way to rout it. Take this Skill-Builder Session to learn how to optimize your use of templates with both handheld and table-mounted routers!
Tuition: $30.00

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TABLE SAW - JOINTER - PLANER with: Wayne Mobley
Full

Thursday, June 20, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: The basis for any woodworking project is to start with flat and square lumber. In this class we will teach you how to use these three tools to prepare wood for use in your project. We will start with a rough board and flatten it, plane it and saw it to make it the perfect board for your project. We will also discuss safety. The student will leave this class with the confidence needed to prepare wood for any project.
Tuition: $60.00

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DATE NIGHT: COOKBOOK HOLDER/CUTTING BOARD with: Mike Villines
All

Friday, June 21, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: In this date night course, couples will make a cutting board out of Maple and their choice of a contrasting hardwood. Then they will make a stand for the board, which will allow the cutting board to double as an iPad/Cookbook Holder. Students will leave with a completed project, ready to put to use and show off to their friends and family.
Tuition: $100.00

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BASIC HANDS-ON BOX MAKING with: Sheila Collins
Beginner

Saturday, June 22, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: The Basic Hands-On Box Class will cover simple box construction techniques using mitered corners. We will cover material selection and design options. The class will examine a number of finished boxes and how small changes in design can lead to an interesting array of boxes. Each participant selects and designs their small keepsake/gift sized box from scratch within the limitations of available material. Sheila will help solve the frustrating issues that a beginning box maker encounters and keeps you from tossing out the box and giving up. Instead she will apply craftsman skill to solve your issues and complete the box successfully!
Tuition: $85.00

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INTRO TO SCROLLSAW with: Sheila Collins
Beginner

Sunday, June 23, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Let us introduce you to the scrollsaw and it's potential to create both beautiful and useful pieces of work. This class will be a hands-on class. Learn proper set-up procedures and blade selection for projects. Each student will complete a scrollsaw project.
Tuition: $75.00

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CNC 101: THE BASICS (CORE) with: Debra Crane
Beginner

Monday, June 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC Overview (recommended)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This core CNC class begins with an overview of the CNC process / workflow and the design software offered by Vectric, including: VCarve Desktop, VCarve Pro & Aspire. Students will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and basic text, edit and transform vectors, create and manage tool definitions, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for machining on the CNC. The final hour of the class is reserved for actual CNC machining on various size CNCs. Projects will include a variety of simple signs. NOTE: This basic course is required for ALL future CNC classes. Recommended Reading: "CNC Router Essentials"
Tuition: $150.00

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SKILL-BUILDER SESSION: SHAPING CABRIOLE LEGS with: Wayne Loveless
All

Monday, June 24, 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Description: Take this Skill-Builder Session to learn how to shape your own cabriole legs for your next furniture project! Over the course of the seminar, we'll discuss and demonstrate design elements, material selection, rough out, and final shaping. As time permits, we'll also discuss joinery techniques as well.
Tuition: $30.00

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CNC 201: MAKER FOUNDATION (CORE) with: Debra Crane
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Tuesday, June 25, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, June 26, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This core CNC class begins with a quick review of CNC / VCarve basics, but quickly launches into new concepts, including using & modifying 2D clipart, bitmap tracing & clean up, offsets and arrays. Students will also learn how to create original drawings combining open and closed vectors then modifying them using node editing. Students will setup several new tool definitions crucial for more common CNC applications. New 2.5D toolpaths include: drilling, texturing, fluting and (if time permits) prism. A portion of class time will be reserved for actual CNC machining. Projects will include coasters, cutting boards, a simple game and (if time permits) a candle holder. NOTE : This foundation course is required for future CNC classes. Recommended Reading: "CNC Router Essentials"
Tuition: $300.00

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CNC 202: ALL THINGS TEXT with: Debra Crane
Intermediate

Thursday, June 27, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core) + CNC 201: Maker Foundations (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This class centers around all concepts specific to creating a wide variety of text-based projects. Topics will include choosing between fonts and font types, special concerns regarding script fonts, curving text along vectors and "distorting" text for a vintage / retro feel. Students will also learn when and how to convert text to curves so that they can make modifications using node editing, crucial for creating monograms. The piece de resistance will be designing a "stacked text" (also known as "text-on-text") project that can also be used as a template for future stacked-text projects. Projects will include a "floating script" sign, a monogram door hanger, a "distorted" retro sign, a "stacked text" project and (if time permits) a "micro-font" tree ornament. Recommended Reading: CNC Router Essentials
Tuition: $150.00

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CNC 203: INLAYS & EDGES with: Debra Crane
Intermediate

Friday, June 28, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core) + 201: Maker Foundation (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This class centers around two concepts: creating inlays and custom decorative edges. Students will learn how to create conventional inlays using contrasting woods in "flat" items such as cutting boards and in "recessed" fields such as a platters. Students will also learn how to create highly detailed inlays using the V-Inlay technique. The instructor will also share tips and tricks to make successful compound inlays employing both strategies. During the second half of class, students will learn how to use the molding toolpath to create decorative edges for such items as medallions, picture frames and platters. These two skills (inlays & edges) can be combined to create one-of-a-kind artistic projects that will be cherished for years to come. Projects will include an inlay cutting board, a recess inlay sign, a custom V-Inlay medallion, and (if time permits) an onlay prism sign. Recommended Reading: CNC Router Essentials
Tuition: $150.00

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CNC 301: 3D COMPOSITION (CORE) with: Debra Crane
Intermediate

Saturday, June 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core) + CNC 201: Maker Foundation (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This core CNC class begins with a review of Vectric's 3D clipart types, a tour of the vast Design & Make library and strategies on importing 3D components from other resources. Using VCarve's 3D clipart library, students will learn how to place individual and multiple 3D models into their projects, manipulate 3D model specifications (such as height, tilting & fading), and add additional vectors necessary for visual interest and / or machining strategies. Students will also learn how to create and optimize 3D toolpaths to reduce CNC machining time and ensure overall success. Projects will include a 3D medallion, a 3D house sign, and a 3D shield + banner combo with text. NOTE: This core course is required for all future 3D composition / modelling & 4th axis / rotary CNC classes. Recommended Reading: "CNC Router Essentials"
Tuition: $150.00

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HANDS-ON CABINET MAKING with: Wayne Mobley
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, July 6, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 7, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: TableSaw/Jointer/Planer & Router/Router Table
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: This class is a Hands-On project class where you will use the skills you learned in the Table Saw and Router Classes. The Cabinet you will build will feature Raised Panel Sides and a Raised Panel Door. The top and bottom of the cabinet will feature moldings you will make in the class. This will be a great chance to show off you new skills with a project that will work well in any decor.
Tuition: $275.00

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SKILL-BUILDER SESSION: SHARPENING HAND TOOLS with: Wayne Loveless
All

Monday, July 8, 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Description: Take this Skill-Builder Session to learn how to properly sharpen your hand tools! We'll demonstrate and discuss how to put a keen edge on your hand planes, chisels, and scrapers.
Tuition: $30.00

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BANDSAW BOX CLASS with: Sheila Collins
All

Wednesday, July 10, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Description: Bandsaw boxes are fun to make and a great way to use smaller boards leftover from other projects. Learn blade selection, cut sequence to build a one drawer box, sanding options to remove bandsaw marks and how to finish your box.
Tuition: $85.00

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WOOD SURFACE PREPARATION With Len Reinhardt with: Len Reinhardt
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Description: In this workshop we will focus on preparation of 2 sample boards as the foundation to a great final finish. Additionally we will discuss creating a safe environment, addressing finish problems, and methods to repair minor defects.
Tuition: $35.00

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BANDSAW FUNDAMENTALS with: Wayne Mobley
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, July 11, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: In this class the students will learn about using a Band Saw. We will discuss the different types and sizes of Band Saws, and how to set them up properly. We will cover how to choose the right accessories and the right blades for your projects. The students will leave the class with the confidence they need to use the Band Saw in their next project.
Tuition: $60.00

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DATE NIGHT: TURNED SCOOPS with: Mike Villines
All

Friday, July 12, 7 PM - 10 PM

Description: In this date night course, students will turn an ice cream scoop and a coffee scoop! Class covers a basic introduction to the lathe, blank selection, turning techniques, finishing, and attaching the handles to the scoops.
Tuition: $95.00

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INTRO TO TURNING with: David Sapp
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, July 13, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Recommended Reading: Turning Wood By Richard Raffan
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: This is a Full Day Class. In the morning we will cover the basics of the lathe, lathe tools and accessories. This will be followed with some introductory spindle turning. We will cover roughing a spindle, making V-Cuts, and turning beads & coves. In the Afternoon students will continue mastering their turning skills by turning bowls on the lathe. We will start with a discussion of various holding techniques, how to prepare bowl blanks and a discussion on design. This class is a pre-requisite for all other woodturning classes.
Tuition: $150.00

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FROM LOG TO BOWL with: David Sapp
Beginner

Sunday, July 14, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Description: : In this class we will cover the steps involved in turning fresh cut firewood into a functional bowl. We will discuss the best methods in harvesting the tree to properly processing the blank on the band saw. Once we have the blanks processed, we will rough turn the blank to a suitable thickness ready for the drying process. I will discuss the different steps of the drying process to better manage wood movement and cracking. Finally we will take a seasoned, pre-turned bowl and talk about the different chucking methods for re-turning the dry bowl into a finished piece.
Tuition: $90.00

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SKILL-BUILDER SESSION: TAMING OF THE SKEW with: Wayne Loveless
All

Monday, July 15, 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Description: The Skew Chisel can be a difficult tool to master, but once mastered, it could become your go-to turning chisel for spindle projects. Take this Skill-Builder Session to learn turning tips and sharpening techniques to help you tame the skew.
Tuition: $30.00

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COLORING WOOD With Len Reinhardt with: Len Reinhardt
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Description: Methods and examples of tools and techniques to color wood will be discussed. Topics include stains, dyes, bleaching, and chemical treatments. Individuals from the previous wood surface class will be encouraged to apply color to their previously prepared sample boards.
Tuition: $35.00

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INTRO TO PEN TURNING with: Mike Villines
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, July 18, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Turning Or Equivalent Experience.
Tools Required: Safety Glasses And Recommended Reading: Pens From The Wood Lathe By Dick Sing
Description: Students will learn the proper steps to make a pen, from cutting and turning to finishing and final assembly. Each student will turn a pen to take home to show friends and family members. CAUTION: Pen Turning can be very addictive!
Tuition: $65.00

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DATE NIGHT: NESTING SERVING TRAYS with: David McGuire
All

Friday, July 19, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: In this edition of our Date Night at the Wood Shop, couples will make a matched pair of serving trays out of cherry. Class will cover lap and bridle joinery, grooving, pinned joints, surface prep, and finish selection and application.
Tuition: $130.00

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CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY BOX with: Sheila Collins
All

Saturday, July 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Hands-on Box Making
Description: If you have previously taken the Beginner Box Making Class and are ready for a bigger challenge, this is the class for you. Learn how to make a beautiful keepsake/jewelry box with internal spline mitered corners, add contrasting trim, shaped lid, tapered legs and an integrated handle.
Tuition: $130.00

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TOPCOATS (part 1 Of 3) REACTIVE FINISHES with: Len Reinhardt
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Description: Discussion will include explanation and application techniques of oils and varnish. Individuals from previous class will be encouraged to apply a reactive finish to their sample boards.
Tuition: $35.00

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INTRO TO SCROLLSAW with: Sheila Collins
Beginner

Thursday, July 25, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Let us introduce you to the scrollsaw and it's potential to create both beautiful and useful pieces of work. This class will be a hands-on class. Learn proper set-up procedures and blade selection for projects. Each student will complete a scrollsaw project.
Tuition: $75.00

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END-GRAIN CUTTING BOARD with: David Sapp
All

Part 1: Saturday, July 27, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 28, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: This will be a 2 day weekend class. We will be creating an end grain cutting board from Maple. We start with 1 1/4" strips, gluing them up to create blanks for the end grain segments. We then plane our glued up boards & cut these into segments. We then glue these segments out up to create the final cutting board. On the following day we will sand the board, cut it to the final shape and apply an oil finish. This is a fun class and anyone can do this project!!
Tuition: $195.00
Tuition Notes: This Class Would Be Great To Take As A Couple And If The Couple Would Like To Take The Class And Make One Cutting Board Then One Tuition Will Cover Both!

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3D CUTTING BOARD WITH ALEX SNODGRASS with: Alex Snodgrass
All

Part 1: Sunday, August 4, 10 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Monday, August 5, 11 AM - 6 PM

Description: Make a mind-blowing 3D Cutting Board in this class taught by nationally-acclaimed woodworker Alex Snodgrass! Alex is a renowned woodworker and bandsaw expert that has developed a creative way to achieve the 3D look through angled cuts on the bandsaw. Students will learn bandsaw tuning tips, cutting tricks, gluing techniques, and applying a food safe finish.
Tuition: $400.00

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TOPCOATS (part 2 Of 3) EVAPORATIVE FINISHES with: Len Reinhardt
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Description: Discussion will include explanation and application of lacquer and shellac. Individuals from previous class will be encouraged to apply an evaporative finish to their sample boards.
Tuition: $35.00

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CNC 101: THE BASICS (CORE) with: Debra Crane
Beginner

Friday, August 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC Overview (recommended)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This core CNC class begins with an overview of the CNC process / workflow and the design software offered by Vectric, including: VCarve Desktop, VCarve Pro & Aspire. Students will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and basic text, edit and transform vectors, create and manage tool definitions, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for machining on the CNC. The final hour of the class is reserved for actual CNC machining on various size CNCs. Projects will include a variety of simple signs. NOTE: This basic course is required for ALL future CNC classes. Recommended Reading: "CNC Router Essentials"
Tuition: $150.00

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CNC 201: MAKER FOUNDATION (CORE) with: Debra Crane
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, August 10, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 11, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This core CNC class begins with a quick review of CNC / VCarve basics, but quickly launches into new concepts, including using & modifying 2D clipart, bitmap tracing & clean up, offsets and arrays. Students will also learn how to create original drawings combining open and closed vectors then modifying them using node editing. Students will setup several new tool definitions crucial for more common CNC applications. New 2.5D toolpaths include: drilling, texturing, fluting and (if time permits) prism. A portion of class time will be reserved for actual CNC machining. Projects will include coasters, cutting boards, a simple game and (if time permits) a candle holder. NOTE : This foundation course is required for future CNC classes. Recommended Reading: "CNC Router Essentials"
Tuition: $300.00

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CNC 202: ALL THINGS TEXT with: Debra Crane
Intermediate

Monday, August 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core) + CNC 201: Maker Foundations (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This class centers around all concepts specific to creating a wide variety of text-based projects. Topics will include choosing between fonts and font types, special concerns regarding script fonts, curving text along vectors and "distorting" text for a vintage / retro feel. Students will also learn when and how to convert text to curves so that they can make modifications using node editing, crucial for creating monograms. The piece de resistance will be designing a "stacked text" (also known as "text-on-text") project that can also be used as a template for future stacked-text projects. Projects will include a "floating script" sign, a monogram door hanger, a "distorted" retro sign, a "stacked text" project and (if time permits) a "micro-font" tree ornament. Recommended Reading: CNC Router Essentials
Tuition: $150.00

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CNC 203: INLAYS & EDGES with: Debra Crane
Intermediate

Tuesday, August 13, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core) + 201: Maker Foundation (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This class centers around two concepts: creating inlays and custom decorative edges. Students will learn how to create conventional inlays using contrasting woods in "flat" items such as cutting boards and in "recessed" fields such as a platters. Students will also learn how to create highly detailed inlays using the V-Inlay technique. The instructor will also share tips and tricks to make successful compound inlays employing both strategies. During the second half of class, students will learn how to use the molding toolpath to create decorative edges for such items as medallions, picture frames and platters. These two skills (inlays & edges) can be combined to create one-of-a-kind artistic projects that will be cherished for years to come. Projects will include an inlay cutting board, a recess inlay sign, a custom V-Inlay medallion, and (if time permits) an onlay prism sign. Recommended Reading: CNC Router Essentials
Tuition: $150.00

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CNC 301: 3D COMPOSITION (CORE) with: Debra Crane
Intermediate

Wednesday, August 14, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core) + CNC 201: Maker Foundation (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This core CNC class begins with a review of Vectric's 3D clipart types, a tour of the vast Design & Make library and strategies on importing 3D components from other resources. Using VCarve's 3D clipart library, students will learn how to place individual and multiple 3D models into their projects, manipulate 3D model specifications (such as height, tilting & fading), and add additional vectors necessary for visual interest and / or machining strategies. Students will also learn how to create and optimize 3D toolpaths to reduce CNC machining time and ensure overall success. Projects will include a 3D medallion, a 3D house sign, and a 3D shield + banner combo with text. NOTE: This core course is required for all future 3D composition / modelling & 4th axis / rotary CNC classes. Recommended Reading: "CNC Router Essentials"
Tuition: $150.00

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TOPCOATS (part 3 Of 3) WATER BASED FINISHES with: Len Reinhardt
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Description: Discussion will include explanation and application of water based topcoats. Individuals from previous class will be encouraged to apply a water based finish to their sample boards.
Tuition: $35.00

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CNC 101: THE BASICS (CORE) with: Debra Crane
Beginner

Wednesday, September 11, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC Overview (recommended)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This core CNC class begins with an overview of the CNC process / workflow and the design software offered by Vectric, including: VCarve Desktop, VCarve Pro & Aspire. Students will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and basic text, edit and transform vectors, create and manage tool definitions, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for machining on the CNC. The final hour of the class is reserved for actual CNC machining on various size CNCs. Projects will include a variety of simple signs. NOTE: This basic course is required for ALL future CNC classes. Recommended Reading: "CNC Router Essentials"
Tuition: $150.00

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CNC 201: MAKER FOUNDATION (CORE) with: Debra Crane
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Thursday, September 12, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Friday, September 13, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This core CNC class begins with a quick review of CNC / VCarve basics, but quickly launches into new concepts, including using & modifying 2D clipart, bitmap tracing & clean up, offsets and arrays. Students will also learn how to create original drawings combining open and closed vectors then modifying them using node editing. Students will setup several new tool definitions crucial for more common CNC applications. New 2.5D toolpaths include: drilling, texturing, fluting and (if time permits) prism. A portion of class time will be reserved for actual CNC machining. Projects will include coasters, cutting boards, a simple game and (if time permits) a candle holder. NOTE : This foundation course is required for future CNC classes. Recommended Reading: "CNC Router Essentials"
Tuition: $300.00

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CNC 202: ALL THINGS TEXT with: Debra Crane
Intermediate

Saturday, September 14, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core) + CNC 201: Maker Foundations (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This class centers around all concepts specific to creating a wide variety of text-based projects. Topics will include choosing between fonts and font types, special concerns regarding script fonts, curving text along vectors and "distorting" text for a vintage / retro feel. Students will also learn when and how to convert text to curves so that they can make modifications using node editing, crucial for creating monograms. The piece de resistance will be designing a "stacked text" (also known as "text-on-text") project that can also be used as a template for future stacked-text projects. Projects will include a "floating script" sign, a monogram door hanger, a "distorted" retro sign, a "stacked text" project and (if time permits) a "micro-font" tree ornament. Recommended Reading: CNC Router Essentials
Tuition: $150.00

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CNC 203: INLAYS & EDGES with: Debra Crane
Intermediate

Sunday, September 15, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core) + 201: Maker Foundation (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This class centers around two concepts: creating inlays and custom decorative edges. Students will learn how to create conventional inlays using contrasting woods in "flat" items such as cutting boards and in "recessed" fields such as a platters. Students will also learn how to create highly detailed inlays using the V-Inlay technique. The instructor will also share tips and tricks to make successful compound inlays employing both strategies. During the second half of class, students will learn how to use the molding toolpath to create decorative edges for such items as medallions, picture frames and platters. These two skills (inlays & edges) can be combined to create one-of-a-kind artistic projects that will be cherished for years to come. Projects will include an inlay cutting board, a recess inlay sign, a custom V-Inlay medallion, and (if time permits) an onlay prism sign. Recommended Reading: CNC Router Essentials
Tuition: $150.00

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CNC 301: 3D COMPOSITION (CORE) with: Debra Crane
Intermediate

Monday, September 16, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101: The Basics (Core) + CNC 201: Maker Foundation (Core)
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
Description: This core CNC class begins with a review of Vectric's 3D clipart types, a tour of the vast Design & Make library and strategies on importing 3D components from other resources. Using VCarve's 3D clipart library, students will learn how to place individual and multiple 3D models into their projects, manipulate 3D model specifications (such as height, tilting & fading), and add additional vectors necessary for visual interest and / or machining strategies. Students will also learn how to create and optimize 3D toolpaths to reduce CNC machining time and ensure overall success. Projects will include a 3D medallion, a 3D house sign, and a 3D shield + banner combo with text. NOTE: This core course is required for all future 3D composition / modelling & 4th axis / rotary CNC classes. Recommended Reading: "CNC Router Essentials"
Tuition: $150.00

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