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(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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101 CNC / VCARVE BASICS with: Debra Crane
Full

Friday, January 25, 9 AM - 5 PM

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."
Tuition: $150.00

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102 CNC / VCARVE BEYOND BASICS(DRAWING & 2.5D) with: Debra Crane
Full

Part 1: Saturday, January 26, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, January 27, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: 101 CNC / VCARVE BASICS
Tools Required: Student’s Own Laptop With VCarve Installed (including All Clipart) + Scroll Mouse And Pad + USB Flash Drive
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."
Tuition: $300.00
Tuition Notes: For Those Students Who Have Already Taken 101 CNC But Wish To Refresh Their Knowledge Just Prior To Taking 102 CNC, Please Contact The Instructor For More Details.

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INTRODUCTION TO TURNING with: David Sapp
Full

Wednesday, January 30, 9 PM - 5 AM

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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TABLE SAW - JOINTER - PLANER with: Wayne Mobley
Full

Thursday, January 31, 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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BASIC HANDS-ON BOX MAKING with: Sheila Collins
Full

Saturday, February 2, 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, February 3, 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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BANDSAW FUNDAMENTALS with: Wayne Mobley
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, February 7, 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, February 8, 5:30 PM - 8:30 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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INTRODUCTION TO TURNING with: David Sapp
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, February 9, 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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TURN A PEPPERMILL with: Mike Villines
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, February 10, 12:30 PM - 4:30 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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INTRODUCTION TO TURNING with: David Sapp
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, February 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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SWEETHEART PEN TURNING with: Mike Villines
All

Thursday, February 14, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: Bring your Sweetheart to a class for a special treat. You will both be able to turn a special one of a kind pen that you will be able to treasure for years to come. Flowers will fade, a meal is special but will not last, so why not do something together that you can show off to your friends for a long time!!
Tuition: $75.00

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

Friday, February 15, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: In this date night course, couples will make a cutting board out of Hard Maple and their choice of African Padauk, Purpleheart, or Peruvian Walnut. 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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HAND CUT DOVETAILS with: David Sapp
All

Part 1: Saturday, February 16, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, February 17, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Hand Saw - 153370 Marking Knife - 153622 Marking Gauge - 154340 Or 150090 Dividers - 841267 Dovetail Marker - 842423 Mallet - 849314 Dovetail Chisels - 161640 Coping Saw - 154762 Equivalent Tools Will Be OK But This Is A Rob Cosman Set
Description: The Hand Cut Dovetail is the pinnacle of all woodworking joints. Come take this class and you will open up a new dimension to your woodworking projects. We will start this class by discussing the different approaches to the hand cut dovetail, a western saw or a Japanese saw, pins first or tails first? We will then lead a discussion on the various tools needed to cut a dovetail by hand and then we will spend the balance of the time practicing cuts and practicing making joints. We will ultimately approach the dovetail using the Rob Cosman method of cutting the dovetail. At the end of the class you will have the knowledge required to do a hand cut dovetail and then all you need is some wood and lots of practice!
Tuition: $275.00

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ROUTER & ROUTER TABLE with: Wayne Mobley
Full

Thursday, February 21, 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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DATE NIGHT: CHEESE SLICER AND CHEESE PLANE with: Mike Villines
All

Friday, February 22, 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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INTRODUCTION TO TURNING with: David Sapp
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, February 23, 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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TURN A LIDDED BOX ON THE LATHE with: David Sapp
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Prerequisite: Intro To Turning
Description: This class will take the skills that you have mastered in the Intro to Turning Class, and take it to the next level. All the tools and the wood are provided to create a beautifully hand-crafted lidded wooden trinket box on the lathe. We will Start by turning the Lid. We will then turn the base, fitting the lid and finally finishing off the bottom of the box.
Tuition: $75.00

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CNC 101 / VCARVE BASICS with: Debra Crane
All

Friday, March 1, 9 AM - 5 PM

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."
Tuition: $150.00

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TABLE SAW - JOINTER - PLANER with: Wayne Mobley
Full

Thursday, March 7, 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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HANDS-ON CABINET MAKING with: Wayne Mobley
Full

Part 1: Saturday, March 9, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 10, 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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TURN A DUCK CALL with: Mike Villines
Beginner

Thursday, March 14, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prerequisite: Intro To Turning Or Equivalent
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Duck Calls are the perfect gift or craft item for the aspiring hunters in our midst. Take this class and let Mike show you how to perfect your technique to make fantastic Duck Calls from our Woodcraft Kits. The class Tuition will include a mandrel for you to take home and turn more calls!!
Tuition: $75.00

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INTRODUCTION TO TURNING with: David Sapp
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, March 23, 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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NATURAL EDGE BOWL with: David Sapp
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Prerequisite: Introduction To Turning
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!
Tuition: $90.00

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ROUTER & ROUTER TABLE with: Wayne Mobley
Beginner

Thursday, March 21, 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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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, March 24, 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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END-GRAIN CUTTING BOARD with: David Sapp
All

Part 1: Saturday, March 30, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 31, 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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CNC 101: THE BASICS (CORE) with: Debra Crane
All

Friday, April 5, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC OVERVIEW Is Recommended Recommended Reading: CNC Router Essentials
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. Please Note: This basic course is required for ALL future CNC classes.
Tuition: $150.00

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CNC 102: A MAKER'S FOUNDATION (CORE) with: Debra Crane
Beginner

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

Prerequisite: CNC 101 Recommended Reading: CNC Router Essentials
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, prism, and fluting. 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. Please Note: This foundation course is required for future CNC classes.
Tuition: $300.00
Tuition Notes: For Those Students Who Have Already Taken CNC 101 But Wish To Refresh Their Knowledge Just Prior To Taking CNC 102 , Please Contact The Instructor For More Details.

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CNC: ALL THINGS TEXT with: Debra Crane
All

Monday, April 8, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101 & CNC 102
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: INLAYS & EDGES with: Debra Crane
All

Tuesday, April 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101 & CNC 102 Recommended Reading: CNC Router Essentials
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, an inlay platter and a V-Inlay medallion.
Tuition: $150.00

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CNC 103: 3D COMPOSITIONS (CORE) with: Debra Crane
Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday, April 10, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: CNC 101 & CNC 102 Recommended Reading: CNC Router Essentials
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. Please Note: This core course is required for all future 3D & 4th axis CNC classes.
Tuition: $150.00

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INTRO TO PEN TURNING with: Mike Villines
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, April 11, 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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INTRODUCTION TO TURNING with: David Sapp
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, April 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, April 14, 12 PM - 4 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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TABLE SAW - JOINTER - PLANER with: Wayne Mobley
Beginner

Thursday, April 18, 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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RELIEF CARVE AN ANGEL with: Sheila Collins
Beginner

Saturday, April 20, 9 AM - 12:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Relief carve an angel while learning to sharpen carving knives properly, transfer/layout patterns, carve levels to make your project more interesting and explore a finishing technique to highlight your carved pattern. Our instructor will share tips, provide feedback and help troubleshoot any difficulties you experience in completing your relief carving.
Tuition: $85.00

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WINDSOR CHAIR CLASS with: David Sapp
All

Part 1: Friday, April 26, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, April 27, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, April 28, 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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