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Phone:
(206) 767-6394
Fax:
(206) 767-8034
Email:
seattle-retail@woodcraft.com

5963 Corson Ave. S. Suite #120
Seattle, WA 98108

Hours of Operation

sunday 9 AM - 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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Classes


The Roubo - A Workbench's Workbench

Part 1: Saturday, June 3, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 4, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, June 10, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, June 11, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Saturday, June 17, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 6: Sunday, June 18, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 7: Saturday, June 24, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 8: Sunday, June 25, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Marsden
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes) Class enrollment will be cut of 2 weeks before the start date to allow for purchasing of materials.
Description: Move over Sjoberg, we're building the mother, father and grandparent of all benches. If you've been thinking of buying a bench, why not build one? In this class we will be building the bench made famous by Andre Roubo (1739-1791) in his book L'Art du Menuisier (The Art of Joinery). The size and heft (north of 450 lbs!) of this bench make it ideal for hand tool use. The bench will be made from solid select grade European Beech. The top is a massive 25" x 79" x 4" thick (no aprons hiding a thinner top on this bench!!). The legs are 3-1/2" x 5" x 32"(+- as the bench will be optimized to each student's height). The bench will be fitted with a leg vise, sliding tail (wagon) vise, sliding deadman and a removable tool board that fits down the middle of the bench top. Don't worry about getting this monster home: the bench is designed with knock-down hardware to aide in transport to your shop. Once in it's new home, though, we suggest you don't move it again - your back will thank you
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $1,475.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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The Samurai Carpenters Craftsman Tool Box

Part 1: Monday, June 26, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, July 3, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, July 10, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, July 17, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, July 24, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Monday, July 31, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: In this class Steve will take each student through the necessary steps to create The Samurai Carpenter's Craftsman Tool Box. The box will be made from maple and walnut. This a basic wood working class designed to give the student a firm introduction to woodworking using both power and hand tools. Power tools used in the class will included the bandsaw, jointer, planer and drill press. Steve will show the student the proper and safe way to use each of these tools. Hand tools such as saws, chisels and hand planes will also be demonstrated and used extensively throughout the class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $225.00
Tuition Notes: A material fee of $150 is payable to the instructor for this class.

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Oaxacan Wood Carving

Part 1: Tuesday, June 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, June 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, June 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, July 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Tuesday, July 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Saman Shojaei
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required: Sharp carving tools (check with store) are required for the class; Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: Anyone who has been to Mexico has seen these wildly painted carved animal figurines. In this introductory carving class Saman will teach the student how to carve and paint them for themselves. During the class, Saman will discuss and demonstrate tool use, as well as sharpening and honing techniques to keep your tool edges razor sharp. Once the carving is complete the real fun begins as your imagination is free to paint the figures as brightly and wildly as you like. Saman also happens to be and excellent painter and will show the students various ways to really make their creations unique.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: All materials are included in the cost of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Relief Carving

Part 1: Wednesday, June 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, June 28, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, July 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, July 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Saman Shojaei
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required: See Handout at the Store for recommended chisels and supplies; and Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: Relief carving is the method used to raise a carved design on wood so that it stands above the background. Our instructor Saman will guide each student though a series of project based exercises designed to build the student's confidence. Carving chisels come in a myriad of shapes and sizes and learning the proper way to sharpen and hone the basic chisel shapes will be emphasized. This hands-on course will give you the fundamentals you need to move on to Three Dimensional Carving and Carving For Furniture.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: All carving materials are included in the price of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Hand Tool Basics

Part 1: Thursday, June 1, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, June 8, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, June 15, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, June 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Your chisels, scrapers, and planes.
Description: Hand tools can take over where your power tools leave off. They'll help you smooth your boards for a top shelf finish, create that traditional furniture joinery, and fine tune the fit of your joinery. Get started right.......or get back on track where you left off years ago. Learn how to sharpen and tune the basic hand tools: chisels, scrapers, and planes. Then learn how to put them to work in your shop. Proper preparation and use of these tools can elevate the level of your work in no time flat. Sign up and learn how.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $185.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Basic Finishing

Thursday, June 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michele Morton
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required: Safety Gear
Description: Join finishing expert, Michele Morton, in a Q & A class that will focus on the "basics" of finishing. Michele will answer questions and review application methods for oil, urethane, varnish, lacquer, shellac and waxes. A discussion regarding the differences between stains and dyes and mixing and matching custom colors. How to prevent disastrous mistakes and methods to correct them will also be covered. Come with your questions and lets help take the mystery out of finishing. If you need to know the basics, or need a refresher, this is the class for you!
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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The Samurai Carpenters Craftsman Tool Box

Part 1: Monday, June 26, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, July 3, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, July 10, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, July 17, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, July 24, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Monday, July 31, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: In this class Steve will take each student through the necessary steps to create The Samurai Carpenter's Craftsman Tool Box. The box will be made from maple and walnut. This a basic wood working class designed to give the student a firm introduction to woodworking using both power and hand tools. Power tools used in the class will included the bandsaw, jointer, planer and drill press. Steve will show the student the proper and safe way to use each of these tools. Hand tools such as saws, chisels and hand planes will also be demonstrated and used extensively throughout the class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $225.00
Tuition Notes: A material fee of $150 is payable to the instructor for this class.

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Relief Carving

Part 1: Wednesday, June 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, June 28, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, July 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, July 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Saman Shojaei
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required: See Handout at the Store for recommended chisels and supplies; and Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: Relief carving is the method used to raise a carved design on wood so that it stands above the background. Our instructor Saman will guide each student though a series of project based exercises designed to build the student's confidence. Carving chisels come in a myriad of shapes and sizes and learning the proper way to sharpen and hone the basic chisel shapes will be emphasized. This hands-on course will give you the fundamentals you need to move on to Three Dimensional Carving and Carving For Furniture.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: All carving materials are included in the price of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Building the Anarchist's Tool Chest

Part 1: Thursday, July 6, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, July 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, July 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, July 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Thursday, August 3, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Thursday, August 10, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: If you're like me, your hand tools are lying all over your shop and you can never find a tool when you need it. In this class we're going to help you fix that by making your hand tools a home. We will be building a classic tool chest. The chest is modeled after the Anarchist's Tool Chest by Christopher Schwartz. The chest will be made from Poplar and will include integral wooden carrying handles, hinged lid. A variety of joints including dovetails, miters, dados, etc..., will be used in the construction of the chest. This is a solid chest meant to last a lifetime and beyond.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $225.00
Tuition Notes: A material fee of $175 is required for this class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Artistry in Wood- Shaving Set(a great gift)

Part 1: Friday, July 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, July 8, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Lippincott
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required:
Description: Join Dave as he helps you create a one of a kind, functional shaving set. You'll learn Bowl and Spindle turning techniques while you create your own custom shaving set; including Mug, Brush, Stand and Razor. This is a functional piece of art that you'll want to preserve so the proper techniques to waterproof your finished product will also be covered.
Prerequisite: basic turning knowledge helpful but not required
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: includes materials for one set

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Spoon Carving

Sunday, July 9, 10 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Saman Shojaei
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required: Pfeil 8mm #5 sweep Palm Gouge #05x11 (or similar profile and quality, but SHARP), Sharpening Strop. A Carving glove is also strongly recommended.
Description: In this all day class, students will learn the basics of carving a basic kitchen spoon, one of the most comprehensive and practical carving exercises available. You will learn about wood selection, carving characteristics, preparing blanks, basic carving techniques, and a traditional oil finish which may be applied not only to carving spoons, but to most any kind of carving.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Materials are provided for this class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Oaxacan Wood Carving

Part 1: Tuesday, June 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, June 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, June 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, July 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Tuesday, July 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Saman Shojaei
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required: Sharp carving tools (check with store) are required for the class; Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: Anyone who has been to Mexico has seen these wildly painted carved animal figurines. In this introductory carving class Saman will teach the student how to carve and paint them for themselves. During the class, Saman will discuss and demonstrate tool use, as well as sharpening and honing techniques to keep your tool edges razor sharp. Once the carving is complete the real fun begins as your imagination is free to paint the figures as brightly and wildly as you like. Saman also happens to be and excellent painter and will show the students various ways to really make their creations unique.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: All materials are included in the cost of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Turning 101

Part 1: Friday, July 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, July 15, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jack Wayne
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: This class covers basic lathe operation, safety, lathe tools, and some sharpening. This is a must class for anyone who wants to learn the art of woodturning. The Captain will guide you through several hands-on exercises to learn the basics of turning wood and you'll leave with a bowl and multi-use mallet. All tools are provided for this class.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: A material fee of $35 payable to the instructor is required for this class.

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Woodworking - Flat, Straight and Square

Sunday, July 16, 10 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Laurence Lance
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear (Eye, Ear, Dust Protection and closed-toe shoes)
Description: Flat, Straight and Square - Tuning and using hand-planes. Are you interested in using hand-planes in your woodworking? Then this class is for you. The class will cover tuning, sharpening and the proper techniques for planing rough stock to dimensioned lumber Other topics discussed during the class will be the use of various types of bench jigs used in the process of squaring and cutting wood.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: All materials are included in the price of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Executive Pen

Friday, July 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: John Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes).
Description: Join our pen turning instructor John, as he guides you in creating an executive European-style pen, suitable for gift giving. Whether it's your first pen ever, or a new style for you, you'll learn some new tricks along with basic turning skills.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: Includes materials for one pen

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Pyrography/Wood Burning 101

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sylvia Wayne
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Bring your woodburning tools, tools will be provide if you do not have any. Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes).
Description: This is a class for anyone who has ever wanted to add designs or decorations to "jazz-up" their woodworking projects. Specifically, those who have a woodburning tool in their shop or craft room that they haven't quite figured out how to use yet. Sylvia will show you the basic burning tips needed for any machine. Then she'll show you her way of using each of them to achieve any simple design that you might want to create. Bring your woodburning tools and let Sylvia show you how to put them to work for you.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Includes materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Table Saw 101

Tuesday, July 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: John Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: Table Saw 101 introduces you to basic table saw operation and safety. The class will review the types of table saws, table saw anatomy, how to maintain and tune your saw, and proper cross cutting and ripping techniques. This is a hands-on class with proper operation and safety as the main topic.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Scroll Saw 101

Friday, July 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Lippincott
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-5
Tools Required: Safety gear, including eye, hearing, and dust protection.
Description: This class covers the types of scroll saws available, proper blade selection, set-up, and safe operation of the scroll saw. It's a hands-on class and you'll be going through numerous exercises: learning how to start a cut, follow patterns, make turns, and all the basics that'll get you started in a fun and fulfilling hobby.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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The Japanese Toolbox

Saturday, July 29, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Marsden
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required:
Description: This is a basic woodworking class designed to give new woodworkers the confidence to use common household power and hand-tools you find in a typical tool box. Power tools used in the class will include a drill, a jigsaw and a power sander. Hand-tools used in the class will include hand-planes, chisels, handsaws and hammers. The student will also learn how to: measure and layout the parts, glue and nail joints together and the appropriate finish to use. At the end of the class each student will go home with there own traditional Japanese Toolbox which they can use to store what ever they want in.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: As materials are included in the cost of the class.

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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And now for something completely silly - KAZOO"S

Part 1: Sunday, July 30, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Part 2: Sunday, July 30, 12 PM - 2 PM
Part 3: Sunday, July 30, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Marsden
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required:
Description: That's right we're going to make Kazoo's, 'cause, will why not. It's summer the kids are out of school and your looking for something unique that the whole family can do. The project will be simple and fun to make and will only require some drilling on the drill press, hand sanding and some knife whittling. When we're done each kid, both young and old, will have their very own Kazoo that they made themselves. So when you or your child gets the "what did you do for your summer vacation" essay or your co-workers ask you "what did you do on your vacation" you'll both be able to remove from your pocket and with hand held high.... proudly say "I MADE A KAZOO!"
Prerequisite: All children must be accompanied by a parent
Tuition: $25.00
Tuition Notes: All the materials are included in the cost of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Pyrography/Wood Burning 101

Tuesday, August 1, 12:30 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sylvia Wayne
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Bring your woodburning tools, tools will be provide if you do not have any. Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes).
Description: This is a class for anyone who has ever wanted to add designs or decorations to "jazz-up" their woodworking projects. Specifically, those who have a woodburning tool in their shop or craft room that they haven't quite figured out how to use yet. Sylvia will show you the basic burning tips needed for any machine. Then she'll show you her way of using each of them to achieve any simple design that you might want to create. Bring your woodburning tools and let Sylvia show you how to put them to work for you.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Includes materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Relief Carving

Part 1: Tuesday, August 1, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, August 8, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, August 15, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, August 22, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Saman Shojaei
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required: See Handout at the Store for recommended chisels and supplies; and Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: Relief carving is the method used to raise a carved design on wood so that it stands above the background. Our instructor Saman will guide each student though a series of project based exercises designed to build the student's confidence. Carving chisels come in a myriad of shapes and sizes and learning the proper way to sharpen and hone the basic chisel shapes will be emphasized. This hands-on course will give you the fundamentals you need to move on to Three Dimensional Carving and Carving For Furniture.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: All carving materials are included in the price of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Carving Wood Spirits

Part 1: Wednesday, August 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, August 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, August 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, August 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Saman Shojaei
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required: See Handout at the Store for recommended chisels and supplies; and Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: Wood Spirits or Green men, as they are sometimes called, are believed to have been the spirits and protectors of trees and forests. To see one, although very rare, is considered extremely good luck.  In medieval times people carved images of these creatures into wood in an attempt to bring good fortune to the owner. A tradition we carry on to this day.  In this class Saman will guide the student through the process of carving their very lucky Wood Spirit. This class will cover a variety of knife and chisel techniques required to make the Wood Spirit. The proper way to sharpen and hone the basic chisel and knife shapes will be emphasized. This hands-on course will provide the student with the fundamentals to move on to larger carving projects.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: All carving materials are included in the price of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Building the Anarchist's Tool Chest

Part 1: Thursday, July 6, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, July 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, July 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, July 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Thursday, August 3, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Thursday, August 10, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: If you're like me, your hand tools are lying all over your shop and you can never find a tool when you need it. In this class we're going to help you fix that by making your hand tools a home. We will be building a classic tool chest. The chest is modeled after the Anarchist's Tool Chest by Christopher Schwartz. The chest will be made from Poplar and will include integral wooden carrying handles, hinged lid. A variety of joints including dovetails, miters, dados, etc..., will be used in the construction of the chest. This is a solid chest meant to last a lifetime and beyond.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $225.00
Tuition Notes: A material fee of $175 is required for this class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to the CNC Machine

Saturday, August 5, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Eugene Bagdon
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Laptop with a trial version of Aspire from Vectric Ltd and Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: CNC machines are becoming an important part of woodworking. As the machines become more common and affordable they are finding their way into home wood working shops. This class is for the absolute CNC novice. If you've seen the machines and are curious about their potential, then this is the class for you. The class will guide the student through the core concepts of computer aided design and manufacturing, CAD/CAM for short. Using Vectric's Aspire software, the student will develop a design for a sign for their home. Once the design is complete, the student will be taken through the process of creating roughing tool and finishing tool cutting path files for the CNC machine to use. Once the design is complete and the tool cutting path files are created, each student will be shown how to set up and run the CNC machine to create their own unique lidded box. A carved design will also be incorporated into the lid.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $225.00
Tuition Notes: Materials are included in the cost of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Kid's Woodworking Class with Brad Meyer Build a Relaxing Kid's Chair!

Sunday, August 6, 10 AM - 3 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brad Meyer
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required:
Description: During this Kid's Woodworking Class, You and your child will learn how to properly use "Real Hand Tools". These tools will include a saw, hand drill, hammer and sander. The kids will also learn to measure their work and mark it off with a Carpenters square. Gluing and screwing with also be learned when completing the chair. It is amazing to see the pride on a child's face when they build their own chair and bring it home for years of use! All materials, tools and safety glasses included. An adult must accompany the child during this class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: for ages 5-12, Children Must be accompanied by a parent

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Sawdust Therapy I (Beginning Woodworking)

Part 1: Monday, August 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, August 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, August 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, August 28, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, September 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear Including Hearing Protection, Safety Glasses & Dust Mask
Description: Learn the basics of using power tools for woodworking. You'll learn about the router, drill press, dovetail jigs, jointer, planer, band saw, and more as you create a tool box/garden tote/candle box.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Flat, Square, & Straight - Jointer/Planer/Tablesaw

Friday, August 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Marsden
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: In order to get clean, tight-fitting joints in your woodworking projects, you must be able to accurately flatten, square, and true-up your boards before you even begin the joinery. In this class, you'll learn how the Jointer, Planer, and Tablesaw work together to help you accomplish this fundamental, but necessary task.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Spoon Carving

Saturday, August 12, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Saman Shojaei
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required: Pfeil 8mm #5 sweep Palm Gouge #05x11 (or similar profile and quality, but SHARP), Sharpening Strop. A Carving glove is also strongly recommended.
Description: In this all day class, students will learn the basics of carving a basic kitchen spoon, one of the most comprehensive and practical carving exercises available. You will learn about wood selection, carving characteristics, preparing blanks, basic carving techniques, and a traditional oil finish which may be applied not only to carving spoons, but to most any kind of carving.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Materials are provided for this class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Broom Making

Sunday, August 13, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Kat Porath
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required:
Description: Broom making with Kat. Come make a traditional broom of your own using an old -fashioned technique called the "Appalachian Weave". You’ll select and finish a handle of your choosing, then pick your corn, and finally wrap the twine and weave the pattern that secures it all together. The twine is wound around the handle and broom corn using a foot spindle to control and keep the twine taut. The styles of brooms to make include : 1. Round, either full two layers of corn, or a wispier version called a cobweb broom of one layer. 2. Flat, which calls for a couple of additional steps, may also be constructed.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: A $25 material fee payable to the instructor is required for this class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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The Anarchists Camp Chair

Part 1: Thursday, August 17, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, August 24, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, August 31, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, September 7, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: This is our take on the venerable mahogany and leather campaign chair used by the British Army in the 19th century. The chair had to be portable and be able to be broken down and packed in a hurry. Our version holds true to this heritage. Made from Sapele and riveted leather the class has a little of everything. To make the frame The student will use the Lathe, table saw, band saw, jointer, thickness planer, drill press and drum/belt sander. The leather components will be made from upholstery leather, cut and riveted by the student.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $525.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Bandsaw 101

Friday, August 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: John Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: This class will teach you the proper set-up and operation of one of the most versatile and most useful power tools in your shop, the Bandsaw. Learn about the different sizes of bandsaws and their typical uses. We'll talk about choosing the right blade for what you're doing. Learn how to rip, crosscut, and cut curves efficiently and safely. And we'll show you a variety of useful bandsaw accessories that are currently available.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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Beginning Woodworking - Flat, Straight and Square

Saturday, August 19, 10 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Laurence Lance
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear (Eye, Ear, Dust Protection and closed-toe shoes)
Description: Flat, Straight and Square - Tuning and using hand-planes. Are you interested in using hand-planes in your woodworking? Then this class is for you. The class will cover tuning, sharpening and the proper techniques for planing rough stock to dimensioned lumber Other topics discussed during the class will be the use of various types of bench jigs used in the process of squaring and cutting wood.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: All materials are included in the price of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Beginning Knife Making

Sunday, August 20, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Robb Gray
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required:
Description: We are very lucky to have professional knife maker and leatherworker Robb Gray joining us as our new knife making instructor here at Woodcraft. Robb's work can be seen at Filson's flagship store here in Seattle and on their website. His work can also be found in private collections around the world. A good knife is indispensable, in this class Robb will guide the student through the process of making them. Each student will select from one of four knife kits and numerous knife scales to create their own knife. Robb will cover handle sizing, shaping, fastening, finishing and polishing. He will also discuss customizing kit blades to refine the blade shape and how to properly sharpen and maintain the blade. At the end of the class the student will walk out of class with a sharp quality knife that will last them a life time. If time permits Robb will discuss how to design and lay out a leather sheath, so you can make a sheath at home or in a future class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: Upgrades to Knife kits and handles are available.

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Turning 101

Part 1: Friday, August 25, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, August 26, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jack Wayne
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: This class covers basic lathe operation, safety, lathe tools, and some sharpening. This is a must class for anyone who wants to learn the art of woodturning. The Captain will guide you through several hands-on exercises to learn the basics of turning wood and you'll leave with a bowl and multi-use mallet. All tools are provided for this class.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: A material fee of $35 payable to the instructor is required for this class.

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Executive Pen

Tuesday, August 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: John Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes).
Description: Join our pen turning instructor John, as he guides you in creating an executive European-style pen, suitable for gift giving. Whether it's your first pen ever, or a new style for you, you'll learn some new tricks along with basic turning skills.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: Includes materials for one pen

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Scroll Saw 101

Wednesday, August 30, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Lippincott
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-5
Tools Required: Safety gear, including eye, hearing, and dust protection.
Description: This class covers the types of scroll saws available, proper blade selection, set-up, and safe operation of the scroll saw. It's a hands-on class and you'll be going through numerous exercises: learning how to start a cut, follow patterns, make turns, and all the basics that'll get you started in a fun and fulfilling hobby.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes:

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Build a Cigar Box Guitar

Part 1: Friday, September 1, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, September 2, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Marsden
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Gear, Including Eye, Hearing & Dust Protection, and Closed-Toe Shoes
Description: This class is designed to take a beginner/intermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string cigar guitar guitar from a unique kit. You will learn the terminology and the techniques to complete your own instrument to take home. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck, the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system. Each guitar will be completed, leaving the class ready to rock!.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: All materials are included in the cost of the class.

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Turning the Classic Pepper Mill

Sunday, September 3, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Lippincott
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes). Turning Tools will be provided.
Description: In this class the student will learn how to design a pepper mill, transfer the design to a story board, and turn the pepper mill using the story board as a pattern. Through the course of several hands-on exercises to learn the basics of spindle turning, the student will produce their own pepper mill to take home. Lathe operation, safety and some sharpening will also be covered. Appropriate turning tools will be provided.
Prerequisite: Must Have Basic Turning Skills, Or Have Completed Turning 101.
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: Includes materials for one pepper mill.

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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The Anarchists Camp Chair

Part 1: Thursday, August 17, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, August 24, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, August 31, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, September 7, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: This is our take on the venerable mahogany and leather campaign chair used by the British Army in the 19th century. The chair had to be portable and be able to be broken down and packed in a hurry. Our version holds true to this heritage. Made from Sapele and riveted leather the class has a little of everything. To make the frame The student will use the Lathe, table saw, band saw, jointer, thickness planer, drill press and drum/belt sander. The leather components will be made from upholstery leather, cut and riveted by the student.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $525.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Turning 101

Part 1: Friday, September 8, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, September 9, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jack Wayne
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes)
Description: This class covers basic lathe operation, safety, lathe tools, and some sharpening. This is a must class for anyone who wants to learn the art of woodturning. The Captain will guide you through several hands-on exercises to learn the basics of turning wood and you'll leave with a bowl and multi-use mallet. All tools are provided for this class.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: A material fee of $35 payable to the instructor is required for this class.

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Pyrography/Wood Burning 101

Sunday, September 10, 12:30 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sylvia Wayne
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Bring your woodburning tools, tools will be provide if you do not have any. Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes).
Description: This is a class for anyone who has ever wanted to add designs or decorations to "jazz-up" their woodworking projects. Specifically, those who have a woodburning tool in their shop or craft room that they haven't quite figured out how to use yet. Sylvia will show you the basic burning tips needed for any machine. Then she'll show you her way of using each of them to achieve any simple design that you might want to create. Bring your woodburning tools and let Sylvia show you how to put them to work for you.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: Includes materials

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Sawdust Therapy I (Beginning Woodworking)

Part 1: Monday, August 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, August 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, August 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, August 28, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, September 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear Including Hearing Protection, Safety Glasses & Dust Mask
Description: Learn the basics of using power tools for woodworking. You'll learn about the router, drill press, dovetail jigs, jointer, planer, band saw, and more as you create a tool box/garden tote/candle box.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes:

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Intro to SketchUp for Woodworking

Saturday, September 16, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jerry Bass
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-12
Tools Required: Your computer with the most recent version of SketchUp (free version) and a 2-button mouse with wheel
Description: In this class, you'll learn all the SketchUp basics needed for effective design and modeling of wood projects. This class takes you through a sequence of learning modules, each starting with discussion and demonstration, and ending with you performing the operations on your own computer under instructor guidance. There are also project modules during which you use the skills learned up to that point to create a realistic model of something relevant to woodworking. Applying skills you will have learned throughout the day, you will use SketchUp to model a table with tapered legs, assembled using mortise and tenon joinery, and including decorative features you select to customize the design.
Prerequisite: Basic familiarity with Google SketchUp
Tuition: $160.00
Tuition Notes:

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A Journey on Joinery (For the Beginner)

Sunday, September 17, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jerry Bass
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety glasses, ear protection, dust protection, closed-toe shoes).
Description: This introductory class will teach you about six different types of popular joints: a drawer lock joint, a mortise and tenon joint, a dowel joint, a box joint, a dado joint, and biscuit joinery. You will create a serving tray using each of these six joints, and will use tools such as the mortiser, router table and dado blade on a tablesaw. Join Jerry as he shows you how to construct each joint and learn his insights as to "how to select the appropriate joint for various woodworking projects." Jerry's instruction and guidance will ease any hesitations you may have had about joinery and you'll leave with your own 'hands-on reminder' (i.e., the serving tray)!
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $160.00
Tuition Notes: A material fee of $20 payable to the instructor is required for this class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Sawdust Therapy I (Beginning Woodworking)

Part 1: Monday, September 18, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, September 25, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, October 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, October 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, October 16, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear Including Hearing Protection, Safety Glasses & Dust Mask
Description: Learn the basics of using power tools for woodworking. You'll learn about the router, drill press, dovetail jigs, jointer, planer, band saw, and more as you create a tool box/garden tote/candle box.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes:

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Beginning Knife Making

Saturday, September 23, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Robb Gray
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required:
Description: We are very lucky to have professional knife maker and leatherworker Robb Gray joining us as our new knife making instructor here at Woodcraft. Robb's work can be seen at Filson's flagship store here in Seattle and on their website. His work can also be found in private collections around the world. A good knife is indispensable, in this class Robb will guide the student through the process of making them. Each student will select from one of four knife kits and numerous knife scales to create their own knife. Robb will cover handle sizing, shaping, fastening, finishing and polishing. He will also discuss customizing kit blades to refine the blade shape and how to properly sharpen and maintain the blade. At the end of the class the student will walk out of class with a sharp quality knife that will last them a life time. If time permits Robb will discuss how to design and lay out a leather sheath, so you can make a sheath at home or in a future class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: Upgrades to Knife kits and handles are available.

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Festool Cabinet Making

Part 1: Saturday, September 30, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 1, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Marsden
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: Want to know how Festool can make your next project faster, eaisier, smarter? Come join Wayne and learn how to build cabinet carcasses using Festool equipment. In this two day hands-on class you will build a frameless upper cabinet and faceframe lower cabinet starting with a sheet of plywood and ending up with assembled boxes ready for finish. The course will cover a full array of Festool tools and accessories. No prior cabinet making experience necessary.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $325.00
Tuition Notes: all materials are included in the cost of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Festool Cabinet Making

Part 1: Saturday, September 30, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 1, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Marsden
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: Want to know how Festool can make your next project faster, eaisier, smarter? Come join Wayne and learn how to build cabinet carcasses using Festool equipment. In this two day hands-on class you will build a frameless upper cabinet and faceframe lower cabinet starting with a sheet of plywood and ending up with assembled boxes ready for finish. The course will cover a full array of Festool tools and accessories. No prior cabinet making experience necessary.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $325.00
Tuition Notes: all materials are included in the cost of the class

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Sawdust Therapy I (Beginning Woodworking)

Part 1: Monday, September 18, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, September 25, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, October 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, October 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, October 16, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear Including Hearing Protection, Safety Glasses & Dust Mask
Description: Learn the basics of using power tools for woodworking. You'll learn about the router, drill press, dovetail jigs, jointer, planer, band saw, and more as you create a tool box/garden tote/candle box.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes:

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