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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

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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INTRODUCTION TO TURNING

Saturday, April 21, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: David Sapp
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: Recommended Reading: Turning Wood By Richard Raffan
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes:
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BEYOND THE BASIC BOWL

Sunday, April 22, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Sapp
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: This is a great class to take your bowl turning skills to the next level. The class will continue to build on the principles introduced in the Intro To Turning Class. All tools and wood blanks are provided. Students will continue to learn about lathe tools and the techniques used to turn a bowl. Lathe safety, blank selection, chucking techniques and form will be covered. Students will leave with a finished bowl to show off to their friends and family members.
Prerequisite: Introduction To Turning Class
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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BANDSAW FUNDAMENTALS

Thursday, April 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Wayne Mobley
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes:
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HANDS-ON CABINET MAKING

Part 1: Saturday, April 28, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, April 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Wayne Mobley
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
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.
Prerequisite: TableSaw/Jointer/Planer & Router/Router Table
Tuition: $275
Tuition Notes:
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ROUTER & ROUTER TABLE

Thursday, May 3, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Wayne Mobley
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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101 CNC / VCARVE BASICS

Friday, May 4, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Debra Crane
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Laptop With VCarve Installed + Scroll Mouse + USB Flash Drive
Description: The instructor will begin with a review of the CNC process / workflow and an overview of VCarve. Students will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and text, edit and transform vectors, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for running on the CNC. The final hours of the class are reserved for actual CNC machining on various size CNCs. Projects will include a simple sign, among others.Please Note: This foundation course is required for ALL future CNC classes. It is also Part 1 of the "Signage Series."
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Students May RE-TAKE This Class Within One Year At A Discounted Rate. Contact The Instructor For More Details.
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103 CNC / VCARVE BEYOND BASICS (3D MODELING)

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Debra Crane
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Student's Own Laptop, Scrolling Mouse, Mouse Pad And USB Flash Drive. VCarve Must Be Installed (clipart Included).
Description: The instructor will begin with a quick review of the CNC / VCarve basics and 2D drawing, but will quickly launch into new concepts, including: 3D clipart viewing and modelling, understanding additive and subtractive 3D models, combining multiple 3D models and applying tilting / fading, adding text and vectors to 3D models, and reviewing design and toolpath considerations specific for 3D models to optimize CNC machining time. A portion of class time will be reserved for actual CNC machining. Projects will include a 3D medallion, a 3D house sign, and a 3D shield+banner combo with text.Please Note: This course is Part 3 of the "Signage Series."
Prerequisite: 101 CNC / VCarve Basics & 102 CNC / VCarve Beyond Basics (Drawing & 2.5D).
Tuition: $300
Tuition Notes: Students May RE-TAKE This Class Within One Year At A Discounted Rate. Contact The Instructor For More Details.
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INTRODUCTION TO TURNING

Saturday, May 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Sapp
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: Recommended Reading: Turning Wood By Richard Raffan
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes:
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NATURAL EDGE BOWL

Sunday, May 13, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Sapp
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: A Natural Edge bowl is created when you turn a bowl from a log such that the bark stays on the rim of the bowl. Sounds complicated but it really isn't. Take this class and we will take all the mystery out of it, from how to get started, to balancing the rim, If you really want to impress your friends then come take this class... and I promise you will never look at a wood pile the same again!
Prerequisite: Introduction To Turning
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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SPOON CARVING

Thursday, May 17, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sheila Collins
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: Spoon carving is a fun, almost anywhere/anytime carving activity. Learn to select material for carving, rough out your blank, avoid injury, deal with tricky grain issues and how to finish your new spoon. Our instructor will share tips, provide feedback and help troubleshoot any difficulties you experience in completing your project.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes:
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ADVANCED HANDS-ON BOX MAKING

Saturday, May 19, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sheila Collins
Skill Level: Advanced
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: If you have previously taken the Beginner Box Making Class and are ready for a bigger challenge, this is the class for you. The Advanced Class builds on the construction techniques from the basic class and is an intense one day build of a 2 drawer jewelry box with mortised hinges , specific design requirements, with a divided drop-in tray , a sliding tray and miter key accents.
Prerequisite: BASIC Hands-On Box Making Class
Tuition: $130
Tuition Notes:
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PYROGRAPHY: THE ART OF FIRE DRAWING

Sunday, May 20, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sheila Collins
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes:
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TABLE SAW - JOINTER - PLANER

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

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Wayne Mobley
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes:
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HANDS-ON CABINET MAKING

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Wayne Mobley
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
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.
Prerequisite: TableSaw/Jointer/Planer & Router/Router Table
Tuition: $275
Tuition Notes:
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ROUTER & ROUTER TABLE

Thursday, June 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Wayne Mobley
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
Click Here to Request Information

101 CNC / VCARVE BASICS

Saturday, June 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Debra Crane
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Laptop With VCarve Installed + Scroll Mouse + USB Flash Drive
Description: The instructor will begin with a review of the CNC process / workflow and an overview of VCarve. Students will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and text, edit and transform vectors, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for running on the CNC. The final hours of the class are reserved for actual CNC machining on various size CNCs. Projects will include a simple sign, among others.Please Note: This foundation course is required for ALL future CNC classes. It is also Part 1 of the "Signage Series."
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Students May RE-TAKE This Class Within One Year At A Discounted Rate. Contact The Instructor For More Details.
Click Here to Request Information

INTRODUCTION TO TURNING

Saturday, June 16, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Sapp
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: Recommended Reading: Turning Wood By Richard Raffan
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes:
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TURN A LIDDED BOX ON THE LATHE

Sunday, June 17, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Sapp
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: This class will take the skills that you have mastered in the Lathe Basics and the Bowl Turning Classes, and take it to the next level. All the tools and the wood are provided to create a beautiful hand-crafted lidded wooden trinket box on the lathe.
Prerequisite: Introduction To Turning Or Equivalent
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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TURN A PEPPERMILL

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Villines
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Let David 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.
Prerequisite: Introduction To Turning
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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Porter Cable Dovetail Jig

Saturday, June 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Frank Ramsey
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: In this Class the student learn how to use the Porter Cable 4212 Dovetail Jig. We will cover thru dovetails, half blind dovetails, rabbeted half blind dovetails and sliding dovetails. In addition we will show you how to do box joints with the jig. If you have this jig then this class will unlock all it's mysteries!
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $125
Tuition Notes:
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CHIP CARVED PLATE

Sunday, June 24, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sheila Collins
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: Chip carving is one of the oldest decorative woodcarving techniques used to embellish boxes, furniture, spoons, plaques, plates and more. Students will learn how to sharpen carving knives properly, transfer/layout patterns and to carve borders, grids, rosettes and letters. We will complete a simple chip carved project and explore a finishing technique to highlight your chip carved pattern.
Prerequisite: Previous Chip Carving Suggested
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes:
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TABLE SAW - JOINTER - PLANER

Thursday, June 28, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Wayne Mobley
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes:
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End Grain Cutting Board

Part 1: Saturday, June 30, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 1, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Sapp
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: This will be a 2 day weekend class. We will be creating an end grain cutting board from Maple. We will start with 1 1/2" strips, gluing them up to create blanks for the end grain segments. We will then plane & cut these segments out and glue them 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $195
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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101 CNC / VCARVE BASICS

Sunday, July 8, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Debra Crane
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Laptop With VCarve Installed + Scroll Mouse + USB Flash Drive
Description: The instructor will begin with a review of the CNC process / workflow and an overview of VCarve. Students will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and text, edit and transform vectors, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for running on the CNC. The final hours of the class are reserved for actual CNC machining on various size CNCs. Projects will include a simple sign, among others.Please Note: This foundation course is required for ALL future CNC classes. It is also Part 1 of the "Signage Series."
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Students May RE-TAKE This Class Within One Year At A Discounted Rate. Contact The Instructor For More Details.
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CNC BOOTCAMP: 102 & 103 VCARVE UNLEASHED

Part 1: Monday, July 9, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, July 10, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, July 11, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Thursday, July 12, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Friday, July 13, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status:
Instructor: Debra Crane
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: The instructor will begin this 5-day bootcamp with a quick review of 101 CNC / VCarve Basics, but will quickly launch into new concepts covered in both 102 & 103 CNC / VCarve Beyond Basics. The week-long format of this class allows students to cover a wide array of VCarve tools and techniques in order to unlock their full CNC maker potential. Topics include: creating open and closed vectors, using and modifying 2D & 3D clipart, importing and tracing bitmaps, leveraging node editing, creating 2.5D and 3D toolpaths, creating new tool definitions, optimizing toolpathing, and employing various machining strategies. A portion of the class time will be reserved for actual CNC machining. Projects include a 2.5D house sign, an inlay original maker's mark, a 3D medallion, a 3D house sign, and a 3D shield+banner combo with text.Please Note: This special 5-day bootcamp comprises both Part 2 and Part 3 of the "Signage Series."
Prerequisite: 101 CNC / VCarve Basics An Absolute Must!
Tuition: $600
Tuition Notes: Students May RE-TAKE This Class Within One Year At A Reduced Rate. Contact The Instructor For More Details.
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HANDS-ON CABINET MAKING

Part 1: Saturday, July 14, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 15, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status:
Instructor: Wayne Mobley
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite: TableSaw/Jointer/Planer & Router/Router Table
Tuition: $275
Tuition Notes:
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ROUTER & ROUTER TABLE

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Wayne Mobley
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
Click Here to Request Information

INTRODUCTION TO TURNING

Saturday, July 21, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Sapp
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite: Recommended Reading: Turning Wood By Richard Raffan
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes:
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BEYOND THE BASIC BOWL

Sunday, July 22, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Sapp
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: This is a great class to take your bowl turning skills to the next level. The class will continue to build on the principles introduced in the Intro To Turning Class. All tools and wood blanks are provided. Students will continue to learn about lathe tools and the techniques used to turn a bowl. Lathe safety, blank selection, chucking techniques and form will be covered. Students will leave with a finished bowl to show off to their friends and family members.
Prerequisite: Introduction To Turning Class
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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INTRO TO PEN TURNING

Thursday, July 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Villines
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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!
Prerequisite: Introduction To Turning Or Equivalent Experience.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes:
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BASIC HANDS-ON BOX MAKING

Saturday, July 28, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sheila Collins
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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!
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes:
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INTRODUCTION TO SCROLLSAW

Sunday, July 29, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sheila Collins
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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TABLE SAW - JOINTER - PLANER

Thursday, August 2, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Wayne Mobley
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes:
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101 CNC / VCARVE BASICS

Saturday, August 11, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Debra Crane
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: The instructor will begin with a review of the CNC process / workflow and an overview of VCarve. Students will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and text, edit and transform vectors, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for running on the CNC. The final hours of the class are reserved for actual CNC machining on various size CNCs. Projects will include a simple sign, among others.Please Note: This foundation course is required for ALL future CNC classes. It is also Part 1 of the "Signage Series."
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Students May RE-TAKE This Class Within One Year At A Discounted Rate. Contact The Instructor For More Details.
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INTRODUCTION TO TURNING

Saturday, August 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Sapp
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
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.
Prerequisite: Recommended Reading: Turning Wood By Richard Raffan
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes:
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101 CNC / VCARVE BASICS

Friday, September 14, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Debra Crane
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: The instructor will begin with a review of the CNC process / workflow and an overview of VCarve. Students will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and text, edit and transform vectors, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for running on the CNC. The final hours of the class are reserved for actual CNC machining on various size CNCs. Projects will include a simple sign, among others.Please Note: This foundation course is required for ALL future CNC classes. It is also Part 1 of the "Signage Series."
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Students May RE-TAKE This Class Within One Year At A Discounted Rate. Contact The Instructor For More Details.
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102 CNC / VCARVE BEYOND BASICS(DRAWING & 2.5D)

Part 1: Saturday, September 15, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 16, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Debra Crane
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: The instructor will begin with a quick review of CNC / VCarve basics, but will quickly launch into new concepts, including 2D clipart, bitmap tracing, node editing, welding / subtracting, grouping and offsets. Students will learn how to create original open and closed vectors combining and modifying basic shapes, lines, arcs & Bezier curves. New 2.5D toolpaths include: texturing, prism, inlay, fluting & moulding. A portion of class time will be reserved for actual CNC machining. Projects will include a 2.5D house sign and an inlay original maker’s mark medallion.Please Note: This second foundation course is required for many future CNC classes. It is Part 2 of the "Signage Series."
Prerequisite: 101 CNC / VCARVE BASICS
Tuition: $300
Tuition Notes: Students May RE-TAKE This Class Within One Year At A Reduced Rate. Contact The Instructor For More Details.
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101 CNC / VCARVE BASICS

Friday, November 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Debra Crane
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: The instructor will begin with a review of the CNC process / workflow and an overview of VCarve. Students will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and text, edit and transform vectors, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for running on the CNC. The final hours of the class are reserved for actual CNC machining on various size CNCs. Projects will include a simple sign, among others.Please Note: This foundation course is required for ALL future CNC classes. It is also Part 1 of the "Signage Series."
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150
Tuition Notes: Students May RE-TAKE This Class Within One Year At A Reduced Rate. Contact The Instructor For More Details.
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103 CNC / VCARVE BEYOND BASICS (3D MODELING)

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Debra Crane
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: The instructor will begin with a quick review of VCarve basics, but will quickly launch into new concepts, including: 3D clipart viewing and modelling, understanding additive and subtractive 3D models, combining multiple 3D models and applying tilting / fading, adding text and vectors to 3D models, and optimizing toolpathing for reduced CNC machining time. A portion of class time will be reserved for actual CNC machining. Projects will include a 3D medallion, a 3D house sign, and a 3D shield+banner combo with text.Please Note: This course is Part 3 of the "Signage Series."
Prerequisite: 101 CNC / VCarve Basics + 102 CNC / VCarve Beyond Basics (Drawing & 2.5D)
Tuition: $300
Tuition Notes: Students May RE-TAKE This Class Within One Year At A Reduced Rate. Contact The Instructor For More Details.
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