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Phone:
714-963-9663
Fax:
714-963-9611
Email:
orangecounty-retail@woodcraft.com

10770 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
USA

Hours of Operation

sunday 11 AM - 4 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 7 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Chip Carving Basics with: Edward Heskett
All

Part 1: Saturday, February 22, 9 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, February 23, 9 AM - 4 PM

Description: This class will help you get started with chip carving. On your first day you will learn to transfer patterns, proper and safe technique to cut two sided , three sided chips and four sided chips and project finishing. On your second day, you will work on your coaster(s) and learn to carve Gothic leaf, chatter free curve and maintain straight line.
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: Includes All Materials And Patterns For Practice And The Project Of Four Coasters. Bring Your Own Chip Carving Knife / Knives.

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Crown Moulding with: Jim Mcwilliam
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, February 23, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses/Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: In this four hour class students will be introduced to the safe use of the motorized miter saw in conjunction with cutting the corner joints for successfully installing crown and other types of trim. Unlock the mystery of cutting corner joints for all types of trim. The different types of mouldings and their uses will be introduced. Angle finding tools will be demonstrated and students will have the opportunity to use them while using the motorized miter saw to cut mouldings to fit. Students will fit moulding to inside corners, and outside corners while being introduced to the various tools required.
Tuition: $60.00

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Lathe Turned Bowls with: Steve Romo
All

Saturday, March 7, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Completion Of Basic Lathe Or Some Turning Experience Is Required For This Class
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic faceplate wood lathe techniques. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Safety will be emphasized. Various means of mounting work on the lathe will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on faceplate (side grain) turning. Students will learn to cut with lathe tools that will greatly eliminate sanding of the finished product. Students will complete one or two small bowls as time permits. Material and all tools will be provided. Completion of Basic Lathe or some turning experience is required for this class.
Tuition: $100.00

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Jim Mcwilliam
All

Sunday, March 8, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Scroll Saw If Possible
Description: Introduction to the basics of scroll saw use and techniques. Course includes instruction and practice on fine-tuning the saw, blade types and uses, blade changing, performing inside and outside cuts, safety and using patterns.
Tuition: $60.00

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Carving White Lylies with: Boris Khechoyan
All

Saturday, March 14, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: This class will introduce you to basic wood carving of flower. You will learn the anatomy of wood, various carving tools, basic techniques of perspective, proportions and symmetry, design process and ways to embellish your artwork as well as giving it a character that is specific to your style and design.
Tuition: $150.00

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Pen Turning with: Roy Mears
All

Sunday, March 15, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic wood lathe techniques primarily applied to pen turning. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available as well as a pen kit. Safety will be emphasized. Mounting work on the lathe will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on pen turning techniques and styles. Students will learn to cut with lathe tools which will greatly eliminate sanding of the finished product, and various finishes will be discussed. Material and all tools provided.
Tuition: $50.00

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Jewelry Box Making with: Mike Henderson
All

Part 1: Saturday, March 21, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 22, 11 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking Experience & Must Know Safety Procedures For Using Power Machinery
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses/Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: One of the most important skills in woodworking is to be able to make a box that is square. Many projects begin as boxes and then are decorated with molding, inlay and hardware. Come and build a fine jewelry box while learning the basics of box construction. Each student will build a hand made jewelry box practicing skills needed to square each project part for accurate fitting. Corner joining will be addressed in terms of the simplest to the more advanced. Hands on experiences will be an integral part of this jewelry box building class.
Tuition: $250.00

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Basic Lathe Turning Techniques with: Woodcraft Staff
All

Saturday, March 28, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Tools Provided. Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic wood lathe techniques applicable to spindle turning. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Safety is emphasized. Emphasis is on the four basic spindle cuts: bead, cove, notch and planing. Students will use a roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting tool and skw. Materials and all tools are provided.
Tuition: $100.00

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Table Saw Basics with: Jim Mcwilliam
All

Sunday, March 29, 12 PM - 4 PM

Description: In this four-hour course the safe use of the table saw, methods of tuning up, caring for your table saw and the proper procedure for squaring lumber will be discussed. Each student will have the opportunity to observe and ask questions that pertain to the table saw and in some cases be able to perform operations that require hands-on training. Safety and safe use of the table saw will be emphasized at all times. Each student will learn the proper eight-step procedure for squaring lumber. Squaring lumber is an essential skill for making accurate projects and for conserving materials.
Tuition: $60.00

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Bandsaw 101 with: Fred Wilmott
All

Saturday, April 4, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: This class will help you get the best performance from this truly versatile machine. Learn setup and tune-up, blade selection, alignment and safety. Learn the best way to make a tight turn, how to re-saw boards and much more. Great class for a new saw owner or experienced woodworkers who want to sharpen their skills.
Tuition: $65.00

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Sharpening Chisel/Plane Iron with: Bill Blackburn
All

Saturday, April 4, 1 PM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Bring A Dull Chisel Or Plane Iron
Description: We will show you how to put the perfect edge on your tools using water stones. This is a hands-on class. Bring one of your tools to sharpen (no more than one please). You will take it home honed and ready to use.
Tuition: $50.00

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Lathe Turned Bowls with: Steve Romo
All

Saturday, April 11, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Completion Of Basic Lathe Or Some Turning Experience Is Required For This Class
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic faceplate wood lathe techniques. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Safety will be emphasized. Various means of mounting work on the lathe will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on faceplate (side grain) turning. Students will learn to cut with lathe tools that will greatly eliminate sanding of the finished product. Students will complete one or two small bowls as time permits. Material and all tools will be provided. Completion of Basic Lathe or some turning experience is required for this class.
Tuition: $100.00

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Intro To Hand-cut Dovetails with: Mike Henderson
All

Saturday, April 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Materials Are Provided For Your Use
Description: This class will teach you the basics required for hand-cut dovetails, including tools required, layout, marking and sawing the line. You will have the opportunity to use different tools to discover which work best for you. Safety operations will be emphasized. You will learn both technique of through dovetails and half blind dovetails. The coverage of half blind dovetails will depend on the student progress on the through dovetail section and will vary from full student projects to an instructor demonstration if time is short.
Tuition: $100.00

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Basic Lathe Turning Techniques with: Woodcraft Staff
All

Sunday, April 19, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Tools Provided. Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic wood lathe techniques applicable to spindle turning. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Safety is emphasized. Emphasis is on the four basic spindle cuts: bead, cove, notch and planing. Students will use a roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting tool and skw. Materials and all tools are provided.
Tuition: $100.00

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CNC 101 with: Bill Caldwell
All

Saturday, April 25, 9 AM - 1 PM

Prerequisite: Comfortable With Using A PC
Description: This class will introduce students to the CNC machine and the software required to operate it. Students will learn the parts of the CNN machine and how to set it up and initialize the operating software (Mach 3) for proper operation. We will discuss VCarve CAM (computer Aided Manufacturing) software necessary to generate the G (Gerber) code to operate the CNC machine. Each student will go through the steps necessary to design a sign and program the machine to do the engraving and outline cuts for their design. The machine being utilized for this class is a Velox 2436 3 axis router based CNC machine, but the techniques being taught apply to any CNC machine.
Tuition: $75.00

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Pen Turning with: Roy Mears
All

Saturday, April 25, 2 PM - 6 PM

Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic wood lathe techniques primarily applied to pen turning. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available as well as a pen kit. Safety will be emphasized. Mounting work on the lathe will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on pen turning techniques and styles. Students will learn to cut with lathe tools which will greatly eliminate sanding of the finished product, and various finishes will be discussed. Material and all tools provided.
Tuition: $50.00

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Table Saw Basics with: Jim Mcwilliam
All

Sunday, April 26, 12 PM - 4 PM

Description: In this four-hour course the safe use of the table saw, methods of tuning up, caring for your table saw and the proper procedure for squaring lumber will be discussed. Each student will have the opportunity to observe and ask questions that pertain to the table saw and in some cases be able to perform operations that require hands-on training. Safety and safe use of the table saw will be emphasized at all times. Each student will learn the proper eight-step procedure for squaring lumber. Squaring lumber is an essential skill for making accurate projects and for conserving materials.
Tuition: $60.00

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Cabinet Making Basics with: Larry Margules
All

Saturday, May 2, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: This course will launch your home-improvement skills so you can tackle that shop, bathroom or kitchen remodeling projects. Part lecture, part demo, part hands-on, this class covers everything from the planning and design stage of your project to making an accurate take-off and materials list, to construction techniques. The instructor will demonstrate step by step the construction of the cabinet box, the face-frame using the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig system (you get the chance to practice the techniques) and then get to see how all of this goes together to make the final product. You will also learn how to construct a simple drawer box and learn a few options in constructing a cabinet door. We will teach you how to install the door using European style hinges. Ideas for more advanced door and drawer front options will also be discussed. You'll leave with a fundamental understanding of the entire process and ideas to customize these principles for your home project.
Tuition: $145.00

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Bandsaw 101 with: Fred Wilmott
All

Saturday, May 9, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: This class will help you get the best performance from this truly versatile machine. Learn setup and tune-up, blade selection, alignment and safety. Learn the best way to make a tight turn, how to re-saw boards and much more. Great class for a new saw owner or experienced woodworkers who want to sharpen their skills.
Tuition: $65.00

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Scroll Saw Basics with: Jim Mcwilliam
All

Saturday, May 9, 2 PM - 6 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Scroll Saw If Possible
Description: Introduction to the basics of scroll saw use and techniques. Course includes instruction and practice on fine-tuning the saw, blade types and uses, blade changing, performing inside and outside cuts, safety and using patterns.
Tuition: $60.00

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Lathe Turned Bowls with: Steve Romo
All

Saturday, May 16, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Completion Of Basic Lathe Or Some Turning Experience Is Required For This Class
Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses Or Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: Students will learn basic faceplate wood lathe techniques. Each student will have a lathe and needed tools available. Safety will be emphasized. Various means of mounting work on the lathe will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on faceplate (side grain) turning. Students will learn to cut with lathe tools that will greatly eliminate sanding of the finished product. Students will complete one or two small bowls as time permits. Material and all tools will be provided. Completion of Basic Lathe or some turning experience is required for this class.
Tuition: $100.00

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Crown Moulding with: Jim Mcwilliam
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, May 17, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Bring Safety Glasses/Shield If You Would Like To Use Your Own
Description: In this four hour class students will be introduced to the safe use of the motorized miter saw in conjunction with cutting the corner joints for successfully installing crown and other types of trim. Unlock the mystery of cutting corner joints for all types of trim. The different types of mouldings and their uses will be introduced. Angle finding tools will be demonstrated and students will have the opportunity to use them while using the motorized miter saw to cut mouldings to fit. Students will fit moulding to inside corners, and outside corners while being introduced to the various tools required.
Tuition: $60.00

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Basic Router Techniques with: Steve Ankenbauer
All

Saturday, May 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Router If You Have One
Description: This class will cover three objectives: to introduce and familiarize the students to the router and router components, to review the various router bits and the appropriate application of each, and to familiarize the students with the operation and adjustment of the router. This is a hands-on class, so each student will have the opportunity to make several cuts. Course material includes safety, bit selection, router maintenance, depth setting, pattern routing, edge routing, reading the grain and hands-on exercises. All materials will be supplied.
Tuition: $100.00

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Segmented Bowl Turning with: Steve Romo
Intermediate

Sunday, May 31, 11 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Bowl Turning And Basic Woodworking.
Description: You will learn to design, lay out, construct and turn a segmented bowl. Our instructor will show you how to build the necessary jigs and fixtures to cut the segments. Some bowls may contain many hundreds of pieces. There is no end to the creativity involved in the construction of these turnings. Time allowed, we will also cover more elaborate design rings and provide you with a disk covering the instructions on design rings.
Tuition: $175.00

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