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Phone:
703-737-7880
Fax:
703-737-6166
Email:
Leesburg@woodcraft.com

Battlefield Shopping Center 1067 Edwards Ferry Road, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176

Hours of Operation

sunday 9 AM - 5 PM
monday 9 AM - 9 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 9 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 9 PM
thursday 9 AM - 9 PM
friday 9 AM - 9 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Built-in Cabinet Seminar - CLS014 with: Jim Letteri
Intermediate

Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: Come learn from high-end cabinet maker Jim Letteri how to move from making typical standalone furniture to building your own built-in cabinets. Topics include design, construction, installation, and "tricks of the trade". Also included is a special "day of the class" deep discount on Jim's recommended books.
Tuition: $65

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Scroll Saw Level I - CLS181 with: Brian Biggs
All

Thursday, October 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: With endless possibilities, your biggest challenge will be deciding what you can do next with your scroll saw. This tool opens up the worlds of intarsia, fretwork, marquetry, and inlay work, just to begin! Learn blade selection, tensioning, and the pros and cons of fixed speed versus various speed saws while making several take-home projects.
Tuition: $100

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Basic Segmented Turning CLS237 with: Mike Fraser
Intermediate

Part 1: Thursday, May 31, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, June 21, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: This two session class includes lecture, demonstration, and hands on segmented turning project work. Topics include: what, why, HOW, crucial jigs & tools, safety, and much more. By the end of the class, the student will be able to design, plan, construct, and turn basic segmented projects safely and efficently. Students must have access to a lathe, table saw, and measuring tools - there will be homework between sessions.
Tuition: $120

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Shop Design, Layout & Dust Collection - CLS160 with: Wayne Wiegand
All

Tuesday, June 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: If you are ready to design your first workshop, or to recreate your current set-up, this class is for you. Learn tips and insights into designing and organizing your shop space for maximum effectiveness and dust control. Bring pen and paper.
Tuition: $65

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CLS416 Hand Cut Dovetails with: Brian Biggs
All

Part 1: Friday, June 22, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Friday, June 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Learn the details necessary to hand cut a beautiful and functional through dovetail joint.
Tuition: $120

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Veneering Basics with: Rich Eckert
All

Saturday, June 23, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Learn about the different types of veneer and the tools and techniques to apply veneer to a substrate.This is a hands on class covering veneer softening, seaming, glue-up, vacuum pressing, and trimming.Come explore how you can create stunning panels for a fraction of the cost of solid wood.
Tuition: $120

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Basic Chip Carving - CLS152 with: Brian Biggs
All

Sunday, June 24, 10 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Call Store For Details
Description: Basic chip carving is the application of a repeating geometric pattern to a piece of wood. We'll use the two basic knives to learn how to sharpen the edge, how to apply a pattern to wood, and the basic carving techniques needed to create your own set of 4 coasters with a pyramid motif using a fundamental triangle.
Tuition: $100

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CLS519 Milk Paint Finishes with: Liz Shaw
Beginner

Monday, June 25, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: Painted furniture is all the rave today. Using Black Dog Furniture Paint, come learn how to transform those yard sale finds, thrift store picks or your grandmother's hand me downs into unique beautiful treasures for your home. Bring a small piece of furniture (chair, small side table etc.) that is good condition (no major repairs etc.) and we will provide the rest of supplies needed to transform your trash to treasure. Student can email a photo of furniture to instructor prior to class to make sure that it is suitable piece to paint). In this class you will learn the basics of prepping, painting, distressing, waxing and sealing.
Tuition: $75

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Relief Carving with: Rob Mock
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Wednesday, June 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, June 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Through relief carving, a common piece of flat wood is transformed into your own woodcarving creation. In this class you will learn basic relief carving techniques such as stop cuts, undercutting, and depth and shadows. The application of the skills is universal and can be used in sign making, decorating furniture, picture frames, standalone creations, and more.
Tuition: $100

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Woodworking Fundamentals - CLS183 with: Jeff Fleisher
All

Part 1: Saturday, June 30, 10 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 1, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Want to try woodworking but not sure where to start? Hundreds of people start here, where you'll "meet the shop"! We'll show you how to use most of the common hand and power tools in the modern woodworking shop as you build and finish a project you'll be proud to display in your home.
Tuition: $220

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Sharpen Turning Tools with: Ken Poirier
All

Monday, July 2, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Your Tools To Sharpen And A Protractor With Movable Leg.
Description: A sharp tool is a turner's best friend. If you are having difficulty achieving smooth cuts and relying on scraping rather than cutting then this is the class for you. In this class you will learn a quick and easy way to repeatedly and consistently sharpen all of your wood turning tools using the Wolverine sharpening system on a slow speed grinder. The Varigrind jig will be demystified and you will be show a simple method to sharpen all of your bowl and spindle gouges. Sharpening the spindle roughing gouge, skew, and scraper will also be discussed and demonstrated. Bring your turning tools - as many as you want to sharpen to practice your skills in class.
Tuition: $60

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Intro CNC with: Mike Fraser
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, July 5, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Computer Numeric Control -- CNC – is a system where a user can conceive & design a project, then let the computer controlled hardware produce it. This class will explore the fundamentals of CNC processing including terminology, concepts, processes & hardware systems. We will work through the basic work flow of manufacturing by CNC by exploring in detail the stages of: concept definition, design, engineering, machining and finish & assembly. Each of these stages will be demonstrated using a project of the student's interest with a goal of completing the finished piece if student load and time permit.
Tuition: $60

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Introduction To The Lathe - CLS238 with: Neil Super
All

Sunday, July 8, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Tired of making things square and flat? Don't have room for all the equipment? Quench your woodworking desires through artistic turning. This class introduces you to the lathe, turning tools, sharpening and turning techniques. This class incorporates basic techniques to produce a candle stick.
Tuition: $120

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Date Night At Woodcraft with: Instructors Different
All

Friday, July 13, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: A Significant Other
Description: Do you and your significant other want to learn basic wood working skills and have fun creating a one of a kind project together? We will provide the food, soft drinks, and materials. You only need to show up and be ready to make some saw dust. Projects will vary from month to month and will consist of small projects such as pens, bottle stoppers, bottle openers, picture holders, and wine bottle holders. The class will begin with appetizers, refreshments, time to socialize and project descriptions. The remaining time will be utilized to build the projects and to socialize as a group. This months project will be turning food tool handles - your choice of peeler, pie server, or bottle opener.
Tuition: $75

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Woodworking Fundamentals - CLS183 with: Jeff Fleisher
All

Part 1: Saturday, July 14, 10 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 15, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Want to try woodworking but not sure where to start? Hundreds of people start here, where you'll "meet the shop"! We'll show you how to use most of the common hand and power tools in the modern woodworking shop as you build and finish a project you'll be proud to display in your home.
Tuition: $220

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Sharpening - CLS035 with: Ken Nuss
All

Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: Learn how to properly sharpen and hone your blades so your chisels cut effortlessly and your planes make wispy shavings with little tear-out. We will discuss the pros and cons of the many sharpening systems and honing guides. Bring along a chisel or plane iron to try out the techniques.
Tuition: $65

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Trim & Crown Molding - CLS153 with: Wayne Wiegand
All

Thursday, July 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Are you a dedicated do-it-yourselfer? Then this course is dedicated to you! Learn how to design and layout cornice, choose the proper materials, and cut the materials accurately for a perfect installation. We'll also give you lots of methods, tricks and shortcuts to make sure you get the professional results you want.
Tuition: $75

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Scroll Saw Level I - CLS181 with: Brian Biggs
All

Friday, July 20, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: With endless possibilities, your biggest challenge will be deciding what you can do next with your scroll saw. This tool opens up the worlds of intarsia, fretwork, marquetry, and inlay work, just to begin! Learn blade selection, tensioning, and the pros and cons of fixed speed versus various speed saws while making several take-home projects.
Tuition: $100

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Art Of Wood Burning - CLS162 with: Brian Biggs
All

Saturday, July 21, 10 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Wood Burning Kit With A Minimum Of Five Tips. Call Store For Details.
Description: Burn your own beautiful images into wood! Topics include the different types of burning tips and their care, selection of materials, and burning characteristics of different wood species. You'll walk out with several projects you created.
Tuition: $120

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Wood Finishing Level I - CLS178 with: Tom Guild
All

Monday, July 23, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: You're not finished until it's finished and this course help add the perfect touch to complete your project. You'll learn the concepts behind finishing, how to prepare your surface, how staining and dye work, and several basic finishes. You will practice the specific skills you need to apply a general purpose finish to your prized projects.
Tuition: $65

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Custom Knife Making - CLS345 with: Greg Spinelli
All

Part 1: Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, July 26, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: This class is intended to teach safe knife making to woodworkers of any skill level. Starting with a knife blank, you will learn how to select, prepare and fasten the handle material. Then you will learn how to shape, polish and finish the handle and the metal. Advanced techniques such as folding knives and compound handles may also be taught depending on time. Each student should go home with a completed knife. STUDENT PROVIDES/BUYS KNIFE KIT AND SCALES.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: Plus Supplies

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Beginning Pen Turning - CLS026 with: Matt Schafer
All

Friday, July 27, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: Wondering if turning is for you, but don't want to make a big investment to find out? We've got your answer when you learn to turn a beautiful wooden pen your first time on the lathe! What a great way to show off your new hobby with this great gift for family and friends!
Tuition: $90

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CLS650 End Grain Cutting Board with: Tom Smart
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Sunday, July 29, 12 PM - 4 PM
Part 2: Monday, July 30, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, July 31, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: The intent of this class is to learn the basic skills and underlying principles used to construct an end grain board. This can be a cutting board, cheese board, butcher block, etc. The class is in three sessions because there are two overnight glue ups required. Day 1 we will discuss why to construct something end grain; how to prevent cracking; types of wood to use (and not use); required tools and their safe use; how to layout the board; performing the initial preparation of the stock and first glue up. Day 2 consists of cleaning the board up, cutting and arranging it into the desired final pattern, and the second glue up. Day 3 will be the final clean up; trimming; final sanding; edge routing/sanding; a discussion on finishes and how to maintain the board.
Tuition: $200

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SketchUp Basics with: Jim Pell
All

Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Prerequisite: Patience
Tools Required: Computer With Wireless Networking And 2 Button Mouse
Description: Learn how to load Sketchup Make 2016, a free3-dimensional drawing program, set up your computer workspace, andlearn the basic drawing tools used by a woodworker to draw a smallwoodworking project.
Tuition: $65

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Sea Shells Of Wood with: Mike Fraser
All

Thursday, August 2, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: A wooden sea shell. A Nautilus! How do you make that? There are no flat surfaces from sawing, no curved surfaces from turning, no way to reach some parts for carving and sanding, so how? The process is relatively simple once demonstrated. It is, however, a process of many steps which are spread over several days. The total "work" time is short, a few hours at most, but lots of waiting. This means that a "hands on" class with a goal of a finished shell for the student is impractical. This Seminar will: explain the process from start to finish, demonstrate each step; show intermediate stages; describe things to avoid; describe variations on the theme; and explain "tips" for a better product. The student will be provided materials for a shell and guided through each step needed to create their final product; a wooden sea shell!
Tuition: $65

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Date Night At Woodcraft with: Instructors Different
All

Friday, August 3, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: A Significant Other
Description: Do you and your significant other want to learn basic wood working skills and have fun creating a one of a kind project together? We will provide the food, soft drinks, and materials. You only need to show up and be ready to make some saw dust. Projects will vary from month to month and will consist of small projects such as pens, bottle stoppers, bottle openers, picture holders, and wine bottle holders. The class will begin with appetizers, refreshments, time to socialize and project descriptions. The remaining time will be utilized to build the projects and to socialize as a group. This months project will be ...
Tuition: $75

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Introduction To The Lathe - CLS238 with: Neil Super
All

Sunday, August 5, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Tired of making things square and flat? Don't have room for all the equipment? Quench your woodworking desires through artistic turning. This class introduces you to the lathe, turning tools, sharpening and turning techniques. This class incorporates basic techniques to produce a candle stick.
Tuition: $120

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HVLP Spray System Fine Finishing - CLS177 with: Tom Guild
All

Monday, August 6, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: You've tried rubbed on and brushed on finishes, now it is time to put your High Volume/Low Pressure (HVLP) spraying system to use to create a beautiful finish on any wood project. Learn spray techniques, surface preparation, filling, finish coating, final rub-out and buffing.
Tuition: $80

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Introduction To The Dovetail Jig - CLS158 with: Seb Romano
All

Tuesday, August 7, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Perhaps no joint is considered the epitome of fine woodworking as is the dovetail joint that is strong and beautiful. The dovetail jig is the perfect tool for creating this classic joint in both the through and half-blind forms. We'll show you how to set up and adjust your dovetail jig to create the through dovetail joint quickly and easily. The Leigh jig is the primary one used in class but others can be used with prior arrangements with the instructor.
Tuition: $65

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Basic Woodcarving - CLS173 with: Rob Mock
All

Part 1: Thursday, August 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, August 16, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Start with a block of wood and end with your own woodcarving creation. In this class you will learn the basics of woodcarving including knife skills, project layout, and the use of depth and proportion. These basic skills will lead you on a path to a lifetime of woodcarving enjoyment!
Tuition: $100

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Furniture Making Level 1- Shaker Table- CLS208 with: Jeff Fleisher
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Saturday, August 11, 10 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 12, 10 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Woodworking Fundamentals Class Or Basic Woodworking Experience.
Description: Another in our Level I options for those who have completed the Furniture Making Introduction lecture, this Shaker Table design is a perfect blend of traditional joints and delicate lines. Learn fundamental furniture design and layout, grain matching, mortise and tenon joinery, cutting tapered legs, and basic hand tool use of chisels and planes.
Tuition: $325

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Skew Fundamentals with: Ken Poirier
All

Monday, August 13, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To The Lathe Or Equivalent Experience
Description: Using the skew is a challenge for many turners. This class will demystify the skew and show you how to avoid the dreaded run back. Proper sharpening and cutting geometry will be demonstrated and students will learn several basic skew cuts - roughing, peeling, planing, bead and cove cuts with the skew. The student will complete the class by turning a small tool handle with just the skew.
Tuition: $60

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Sharpening - CLS035 with: Ken Nuss
All

Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: Learn how to properly sharpen and hone your blades so your chisels cut effortlessly and your planes make wispy shavings with little tear-out. We will discuss the pros and cons of the many sharpening systems and honing guides. Bring along a chisel or plane iron to try out the techniques.
Tuition: $65

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Scroll Saw 4 Jigsaw Puzzles with: Brian Biggs
Advanced

Friday, August 17, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Scroll Saw 1 Or Experience
Description: Jigsaw Puzzle with your favorite picture!Bring a copy (or two) of a photo that you love from your printer at home. Use nice photo paper to create a full size (8x10) image. We are going to glue the photo permanently to a back board - and we are going to generate our own, unique and easy to cutout puzzle pattern on the back. Then we cut out our puzzles and test them for fun - and may be take more pictures.
Tuition: $100

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Spindle Duplication - CLS182 with: Mike Fraser
Intermediate

Saturday, August 18, 10 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Must Have Taken The Intro To The Lathe Or Have Equivalent Experience In Woodturning
Description: You've learned spindle-turning and faceplate-turning. So what's next? Combine them. This small stool you make in this class will challenge you to make identical spindle turnings for the legs and faceplate-turning in making the seat. You'll use these skills every time you need two or more items to be turned identically in your projects.
Tuition: $120

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Shop Design, Layout & Dust Collection - CLS160 with: Wayne Wiegand
All

Tuesday, August 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: If you are ready to design your first workshop, or to recreate your current set-up, this class is for you. Learn tips and insights into designing and organizing your shop space for maximum effectiveness and dust control. Bring pen and paper.
Tuition: $65

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Band Saw Basics - CLS171 with: Matt Schafer
All

Thursday, August 23, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: Cut more than curves when you learn the use, care, and maintenance of this versatile tool. Additional topics include blade selection, and the use of jigs and fixtures for curved cutting and resawing.
Tuition: $60

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Basic Router Techniques - CLS172 with: Michael Harris
All

Saturday, September 1, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Don't overlook all the help you can get from your router by learning these fundamental techniques. Your hands-on work will have you practicing basic joinery using jigs, moving your router to the router table, and freehand routing. Got a router? Feel free to bring it.
Tuition: $120

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Introduction To The Lathe - CLS238 with: Neil Super
All

Sunday, September 2, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Tired of making things square and flat? Don't have room for all the equipment? Quench your woodworking desires through artistic turning. This class introduces you to the lathe, turning tools, sharpening and turning techniques. This class incorporates basic techniques to produce a candle stick.
Tuition: $120

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Relief Carving with: Rob Mock
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Thursday, September 6, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, September 13, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Through relief carving, a common piece of flat wood is transformed into your own woodcarving creation. In this class you will learn basic relief carving techniques such as stop cuts, undercutting, and depth and shadows. The application of the skills is universal and can be used in sign making, decorating furniture, picture frames, standalone creations, and more.
Tuition: $100

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Build An Acoustic Guitar - CLS149 with: Scott Dixon
Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, September 7, 9 AM - 7 PM
Part 2: Saturday, September 8, 8 AM - 6 PM
Part 3: Sunday, September 9, 8 AM - 4 PM

Description: Using our unique kit, you'll build an acoustic steel-string guitar that becomes your own personalized instrument. Our step-by-step process guides you through truss rod installation, fingerboard and fret assembly on the neck, as well as brace trimming and alignment, top installation, bridge gluing and alignment, purfling, and final setup on the body. You'll walk out of class with either a sapele or sycamore top acoustic guitar—your choice—ready for a final top coat finish.GUITAR KIT IS INCLUDED.
Tuition: $800
Tuition Notes: $400 Deposit Upon Enrollment, Balance Due 3 Weeks Before Class Start.

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Wood Finishing Level I - CLS178 with: Tom Guild
All

Monday, September 10, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: You're not finished until it's finished and this course help add the perfect touch to complete your project. You'll learn the concepts behind finishing, how to prepare your surface, how staining and dye work, and several basic finishes. You will practice the specific skills you need to apply a general purpose finish to your prized projects.
Tuition: $65

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Sharpening - CLS035 with: Ken Nuss
All

Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: Learn how to properly sharpen and hone your blades so your chisels cut effortlessly and your planes make wispy shavings with little tear-out. We will discuss the pros and cons of the many sharpening systems and honing guides. Bring along a chisel or plane iron to try out the techniques.
Tuition: $65

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Date Night At Woodcraft with: Instructors Different
All

Friday, September 14, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: A Significant Other
Description: Do you and your significant other want to learn basic wood working skills and have fun creating a one of a kind project together? We will provide the food, soft drinks, and materials. You only need to show up and be ready to make some saw dust. Projects will vary from month to month and will consist of small projects such as pens, bottle stoppers, bottle openers, picture holders, and wine bottle holders. The class will begin with appetizers, refreshments, time to socialize and project descriptions. The remaining time will be utilized to build the projects and to socialize as a group. This months project will be ...
Tuition: $75

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Squaring Rough Lumber - CLS163 with: Wayne Wiegand
Beginner

Tuesday, September 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Dust Mask & Notebook
Description: Save money and gain control of your project from end-to-end when you learn the proper use of the jointer, thickness planer, and table saw to take rough cut lumber to four-square stock.
Tuition: $60

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Trim & Crown Molding - CLS153 with: Wayne Wiegand
All

Thursday, September 20, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Are you a dedicated do-it-yourselfer? Then this course is dedicated to you! Learn how to design and layout cornice, choose the proper materials, and cut the materials accurately for a perfect installation. We'll also give you lots of methods, tricks and shortcuts to make sure you get the professional results you want.
Tuition: $75

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CLS416 Hand Cut Dovetails with: Brian Biggs
All

Part 1: Friday, September 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Friday, September 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Learn the details necessary to hand cut a beautiful and functional through dovetail joint.
Tuition: $120

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Make A Bandsaw Box with: Brian Biggs
Beginner

Saturday, September 22, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Using a few quick cuts, a bit of clamping, and a bit of imaginationyou will create a small keepsake for yourself or as a gift. You will leavewith a finished single-drawer bandsaw box.
Tuition: $120

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Candlebox with: Rich Eckert
All

Part 1: Saturday, September 29, 10 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 30, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Build a classic Black Walnut candlebox. Students will learn to route dovetails using a Leigh jig, cut dados, lay out and cut decorative curves, and make a raised panel for the lid.
Tuition: $240

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CLS519 Milk Paint Finishes with: Liz Shaw
Beginner

Monday, October 1, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: Painted furniture is all the rave today. Using Black Dog Furniture Paint, come learn how to transform those yard sale finds, thrift store picks or your grandmother's hand me downs into unique beautiful treasures for your home. Bring a small piece of furniture (chair, small side table etc.) that is good condition (no major repairs etc.) and we will provide the rest of supplies needed to transform your trash to treasure. Student can email a photo of furniture to instructor prior to class to make sure that it is suitable piece to paint). In this class you will learn the basics of prepping, painting, distressing, waxing and sealing.
Tuition: $75

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Built-in Cabinet Seminar - CLS014 with: Jim Letteri
Intermediate

Thursday, October 4, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: Come learn from high-end cabinet maker Jim Letteri how to move from making typical standalone furniture to building your own built-in cabinets. Topics include design, construction, installation, and "tricks of the trade". Also included is a special "day of the class" deep discount on Jim's recommended books.
Tuition: $65

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Date Night At Woodcraft with: Instructors Different
All

Friday, October 5, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: A Significant Other
Description: Do you and your significant other want to learn basic wood working skills and have fun creating a one of a kind project together? We will provide the food, soft drinks, and materials. You only need to show up and be ready to make some saw dust. Projects will vary from month to month and will consist of small projects such as pens, bottle stoppers, bottle openers, picture holders, and wine bottle holders. The class will begin with appetizers, refreshments, time to socialize and project descriptions. The remaining time will be utilized to build the projects and to socialize as a group. This months project will be ...
Tuition: $75

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Turn A Platter with: Ken Poirier
Intermediate

Saturday, October 6, 10 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To The Lathe Or Equivalent Experience. Turning A Bowl Also Helpful.
Description: You've turned a bowl, but have you ever turned a platter? This class will show you how to expand your running repertoire with this classic form. The student will be shown how to best achieve a flawless finish and how to add unique embellishments to make this more than just a utilitarian turning. Students will also be shown how to create a simple display stand from the platter blank cutoffs.
Tuition: $130

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Introduction To The Lathe - CLS238 with: Neil Super
All

Sunday, October 7, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Tired of making things square and flat? Don't have room for all the equipment? Quench your woodworking desires through artistic turning. This class introduces you to the lathe, turning tools, sharpening and turning techniques. This class incorporates basic techniques to produce a candle stick.
Tuition: $120

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HVLP Spray System Fine Finishing - CLS177 with: Tom Guild
All

Monday, October 8, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: You've tried rubbed on and brushed on finishes, now it is time to put your High Volume/Low Pressure (HVLP) spraying system to use to create a beautiful finish on any wood project. Learn spray techniques, surface preparation, filling, finish coating, final rub-out and buffing.
Tuition: $80

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Beginning Pen Turning - CLS026 with: Matt Schafer
All

Friday, October 12, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: Wondering if turning is for you, but don't want to make a big investment to find out? We've got your answer when you learn to turn a beautiful wooden pen your first time on the lathe! What a great way to show off your new hobby with this great gift for family and friends!
Tuition: $90

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Woodworking Fundamentals - CLS183 with: Jeff Fleisher
All

Part 1: Saturday, October 13, 10 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 14, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Want to try woodworking but not sure where to start? Hundreds of people start here, where you'll "meet the shop"! We'll show you how to use most of the common hand and power tools in the modern woodworking shop as you build and finish a project you'll be proud to display in your home.
Tuition: $220

Click Here to Request Information

Sharpening - CLS035 with: Ken Nuss
All

Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: Learn how to properly sharpen and hone your blades so your chisels cut effortlessly and your planes make wispy shavings with little tear-out. We will discuss the pros and cons of the many sharpening systems and honing guides. Bring along a chisel or plane iron to try out the techniques.
Tuition: $65

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Custom Knife Making - CLS345 with: Greg Spinelli
All

Part 1: Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Part 2: Thursday, October 18, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: This class is intended to teach safe knife making to woodworkers of any skill level. Starting with a knife blank, you will learn how to select, prepare and fasten the handle material. Then you will learn how to shape, polish and finish the handle and the metal. Advanced techniques such as folding knives and compound handles may also be taught depending on time. Each student should go home with a completed knife. STUDENT PROVIDES/BUYS KNIFE KIT AND SCALES.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: Plus Supplies

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Bowl Turning - CLS024 with: Dave Robinson
Intermediate

Saturday, October 20, 10 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Intro To The Lathe Or Equivalent Experience
Description: You've done the pen, you've done the candlesticks—now it's time to expand your skills when you step up to bowl turning. Learn wood selection, preparation, mounting techniques, finishing, and how to use the side ground bowl gouge.
Tuition: $120

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Basic Chip Carving - CLS152 with: Brian Biggs
All

Sunday, October 21, 10 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Call Store For Details
Description: Basic chip carving is the application of a repeating geometric pattern to a piece of wood. We'll use the two basic knives to learn how to sharpen the edge, how to apply a pattern to wood, and the basic carving techniques needed to create your own set of 4 coasters with a pyramid motif using a fundamental triangle.
Tuition: $100

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Shop Design, Layout & Dust Collection - CLS160 with: Wayne Wiegand
All

Tuesday, October 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: If you are ready to design your first workshop, or to recreate your current set-up, this class is for you. Learn tips and insights into designing and organizing your shop space for maximum effectiveness and dust control. Bring pen and paper.
Tuition: $65

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Turn An Octopod Bowl with: Dave Robinson
Intermediate

Friday, October 26, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Prerequisite: Bowl Turning Class Or Equiv. Exp.
Description: The Octopod is a Square Bowl with 4 points supported by a square base of 4 feet below. The idea was born of boredom and curiosity. With time left at the end of a workshop on square bowls, Dave wondered, "if the piece can have 4 feet, why cant it have 8 feet?" Grabbing an extra blank, he began his first crude Octopod. The piece unfolded, looking nothing like the workshop project and the instructor just shook his head. Since then, Dave has made dozens of Octopods, refining the shape and varying the techniques.
Tuition: $85

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Art Of Wood Burning - CLS162 with: Brian Biggs
All

Saturday, October 27, 10 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Wood Burning Kit With A Minimum Of Five Tips. Call Store For Details.
Description: Burn your own beautiful images into wood! Topics include the different types of burning tips and their care, selection of materials, and burning characteristics of different wood species. You'll walk out with several projects you created.
Tuition: $120

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Handplane Basics - CLS046 with: Brian Biggs
All

Sunday, October 28, 10 AM - 5 PM

Description: Learn the correct plane to use for the job at hand. Learn how to flatten and edge-joint a board using hand planes as well as how to approach different woods and reading the grain.
Tuition: $110

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Wood Finishing Level I - CLS178 with: Tom Guild
All

Monday, October 29, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Description: You're not finished until it's finished and this course help add the perfect touch to complete your project. You'll learn the concepts behind finishing, how to prepare your surface, how staining and dye work, and several basic finishes. You will practice the specific skills you need to apply a general purpose finish to your prized projects.
Tuition: $65

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Raised Panel Doors With The Router - CLS180 with: Jim Letteri
Intermediate/Advanced

Thursday, September 26, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Router Or Equivalent Experience
Description: Put your kitchen update on track as you learn dozens of tips and tricks from our expert cabinet maker. You'll walk out of this hands on class with a sample raised panel door, where all the elements—rails, stiles, and panel—are all created on the router table.
Tuition: $100

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