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(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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Pyrography/Wood Burning 101

Friday, February 23, 6 PM - 9 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:
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes:
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Woodworking For Kid's - Relaxing Kid's Chair!

Saturday, February 24, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brad Meyer
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required:
Description: During this Woodworking for Kids, 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
Tuition Notes:
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Building Appalachian Ladder Back Chair

Part 1: Monday, February 26, 10 AM - 6 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, February 27, 10 AM - 6 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, February 28, 10 AM - 6 PM
Part 4: Thursday, March 1, 10 AM - 6 PM
Part 5: Friday, March 2, 10 AM - 6 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Russ Filbeck
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 3-8
Tools Required: 1/4" & 3/4" Chisels, Mallet, 1/2 Liter Of Boiled Linseed Oil. You May Also Bring Your Own Shaving Horse And Spokeshaves If You Have Them. They Must Be Work Ready If You Choose To Bring Them.
Description: Building Appalachian Ladder Back Chairs with Master Chair maker Russ Filbeck is one of those once in a lifetime classes and we're very lucky to be able to offer it here at Woodcraft of Seattle. Russ's work is famous the world over. Please see his website for a complete look at his work: www.russfilbeck.netIn the class we will be building a two-slat Appalachian Ladder Back Chair. This will be a full on chair making class and the student will be involved in every aspect of the build. The class will involve steam/hot water bending, hand working chair parts on a shaving horse, correctly making mortise and tenons joints for the slats and chair rails, hickory bark seat weaving, and finally, applying Russ's famous hand rubbed finish. Many other topics will be covered during the class, including using and sharpening a spoke-shave, bending form design suitable woods for chair making to name a few. 
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $850
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Building Appalachian Ladder Back Chair

Part 1: Monday, February 26, 10 AM - 6 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, February 27, 10 AM - 6 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, February 28, 10 AM - 6 PM
Part 4: Thursday, March 1, 10 AM - 6 PM
Part 5: Friday, March 2, 10 AM - 6 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Russ Filbeck
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 3-8
Tools Required: 1/4" & 3/4" Chisels, Mallet, 1/2 Liter Of Boiled Linseed Oil. You May Also Bring Your Own Shaving Horse And Spokeshaves If You Have Them. They Must Be Work Ready If You Choose To Bring Them.
Description: Building Appalachian Ladder Back Chairs with Master Chair maker Russ Filbeck is one of those once in a lifetime classes and we're very lucky to be able to offer it here at Woodcraft of Seattle. Russ's work is famous the world over. Please see his website for a complete look at his work: www.russfilbeck.netIn the class we will be building a two-slat Appalachian Ladder Back Chair. This will be a full on chair making class and the student will be involved in every aspect of the build. The class will involve steam/hot water bending, hand working chair parts on a shaving horse, correctly making mortise and tenons joints for the slats and chair rails, hickory bark seat weaving, and finally, applying Russ's famous hand rubbed finish. Many other topics will be covered during the class, including using and sharpening a spoke-shave, bending form design suitable woods for chair making to name a few. 
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $850
Tuition Notes:
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Hands On Applied Finishing 101

Sunday, March 4, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michele Morton
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required: Safety Gear
Description: Get hands on experience working with dyes, stains and mordants. Understand how to use shellac as a seal coat. Apply water based and oil based grain fillers. Learn how to properly brush on a finish and the best brushes to use. Get experience rubbing out a finish to achieve the sheen you desire. Most importantly, we will discuss safety and proper disposal of rags, brushes, gloves and the other finishing tools.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150
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Sawdust Therapy 2 (Beginning Woodworking - Design/Build)

Part 1: Monday, March 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, March 12, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, March 19, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, March 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety Glasses, Ear Protection, Dust Protection, Closed-toe Shoes)
Description: In this class, while building a beautiful Arts & Crafts End Table, our instructor Steve will help you move your woodworking skills up to the next level. The table design is one that Steve has developed from various Arts & Crafts elements of the Gamble and Blacker Houses.Steve will show the student how to take off dimensions from existing furniture, how to lay out and draw shop drawings to build from, how to make a cutting list, and how to estimate the materials required to build the End Table.Using their Cutting Lists the students will acquire materials of their choice from which to build the table. Then using the drawings they made, each student will build the End Table. The various skills learned in Sawdust Therapy 1 will be reviewed and reinforced during the construction of the table. These include table saw, jointer, thickness planer and router set up and use.
Prerequisite: Saw Dust Therapy 1 Or Instructor Approval
Tuition: $250
Tuition Notes:
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Beginning Woodturning - Bottle Stoppers

Tuesday, March 6, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Alisabeth Nash
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-5
Tools Required: Safety Gear, Including Eye, Hearing & Dust Protection, & Closed-Toe Shoes
Description: If your thinking of getting into woodturning; Bottle stoppers are the perfect place to start. In this class you'll learn the basics of spindle turning. Alisabeth will guide the students through basic tool use and finishing. At the end of the class each student will go home with their own custom treasure.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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Flat, Square, & Straight - Jointer/Planer/Tablesaw

Wednesday, March 7, 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
Tuition Notes:
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Bandsaw 101

Friday, March 9, 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:
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes:
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Intro To SketchUp For Woodworking

Saturday, March 10, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jerry Bass
Skill Level: All
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
Tuition Notes:
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A Journey On Joinery (For The Beginner)

Sunday, March 11, 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)!
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Tuition: $160
Tuition Notes:
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Oaxacan Wood Carving

Part 1: Tuesday, March 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, March 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, March 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, April 3, 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
Tuition Notes:
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Turning 101

Part 1: Friday, March 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, March 17, 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:
Tuition: $275
Tuition Notes:
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Pyrography/Wood Burning 101

Sunday, March 18, 12 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:
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes:
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Scroll Saw 101

Wednesday, March 21, 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:
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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Rob Cosman's Hand-Cut Dovetail Workshop

Saturday, March 24, 9 AM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Rob Cosman
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 2-12
Tools Required: Tool List Furnished Upon Request; Safety Gear (safety Glasses, Ear Protection, Dust Protection, Closed-toe Shoes)
Description: Join us for an all-day, 10 hour hands-on Dovetail Workshop. Rob will guide you in learning this signature "saw cut to saw cut" method of dovetailing. The joint will go together right from the saw, no paring, and no test fitting. You will be amazed at your success when cutting this traditional joint the correct way. The old English masters did it this way and so can you. Rob has taught thousands of folks to saw and assemble using the methods that the modern master, Alan Peters, taught him. This workshop is limited to 12 students to allow lots of one-on-one coaching so don't delay in signing up! You'll get a workout, but it'll definitely be worth it!
Prerequisite: A Willingness To Learn And A Desire To Fine Tune Your Skills.
Tuition: $290
Tuition Notes:
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Beginning Knife Making

Sunday, March 25, 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: $200
Tuition Notes:
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Beginning Pen Turning

Wednesday, March 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Lippincott
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Gear (Eye, Ear, Dust Protection And Closed-toe Shoes)
Description: In this class we'll teach you the basics of pen turning. Once comfortable with the lathe and tools our instructor, Dave will guide each student through the process of making their very own Slimline Style pen.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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Router 102

Thursday, March 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-5
Tools Required: Safety Equipment, Including Eye, Hearing, And Dust Protection, And Closed-toe Shoes.
Description: Students will learn about different router tables and fence systems available today. In addition, instruction will include understanding the advantages of using a router table instead of a hand-held router for specific woodworking functions and about bits that should only be used in the router table.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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The Roubo - A Workbench's Workbench

Part 1: Friday, March 30, 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, March 31, 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Part 3: Sunday, April 1, 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Part 4: Friday, April 6, 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Part 5: Saturday, April 7, 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Part 6: Sunday, April 8, 9 AM - 7:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Marsden
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety Glasses, Ear Protection, Dust Protection, Closed-toe Shoes)
Description: Move over Sjoberg, we're building the mother, father and grandparents 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 with a Sapele or Cherry leg vise, deadman and removable tool board. 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 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!All materials and hardware are included in the cost of the class.If you'd like to see a picture of the bench, call the store and we'll email one out to you.
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Tuition: $1675
Tuition Notes:
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Sawdust Therapy I (Beginning Woodworking)

Part 1: Monday, April 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, April 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, April 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, April 23, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, April 30, 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:
Tuition: $250
Tuition Notes:
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Spoon Carving, Beyond The Basics

Part 1: Wednesday, April 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, April 5, 6 PM - 9 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 spoon carving class, we'll take the carving aspect of spoon making up a notch. The spoons made in this class will include decorative embellishments that blur the line between form and function. How blurred that line is will be up to the student.Our instructor Saman will have a number of patterns available for the student to choose from. Or the student may use a pattern of their own design, provided it can be completed in the time allotted for the class.With the pattern chosen, Saman will guide each student through the process of laying it out on the wood blank, removing bulk waste and detail carving of the pattern. The class is sure to be very informative and a lot of fun!
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $125
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Leather Pyrography And Painting

Tuesday, April 10, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Saman Shojaei
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 class that came about as a happy accident. Our carving instructor Saman wanted to add some embellishments to the leather Anarchist camp chair he made in our class last fall. On a whim he decided to burn scenes onto the leather and then embellish them with paint. As with everything he does the results were amazing! And a new class came into existence, as he is very excited to share what he learned with others.So while not strictly speaking a woodworking class it uses the same tools as Wood burning so we thought why not.This class is for woodworkers and knife makers who use leather or for adventures souls who like to experiment with new artistic mediums.Saman will demonstrate how to use your wood burning tools for leather burning and guide each student through controlling the temperature and the basic stroke work used in leather burning.
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Tuition: $100
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Sharpening 101

Wednesday, April 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Marsden
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required:
Description: Sharpening 101 introduces you to the various types of sharpening. Oil stones, water stones, diamond stones, dry grinding, and sharpening on the Tormek are covered. Various woodworking hand tools will be sharpened and appropriate bevel angles will be discussed for each tool. This is a hands-on class that is sure to hone your sharpening skills. Bring your dull tools to practice on.
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Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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Building The Anarchist's Tool Chest

Part 1: Thursday, April 12, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, April 19, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, May 3, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, May 10, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Thursday, May 17, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 6: Thursday, May 24, 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.
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Tuition: $250
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Introduction To The CNC Machine

Sunday, April 15, 10 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Eugene Bagdon
Skill Level: All
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.
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Tuition: $225
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Beginning Woodworking - Building A Moxon Vise

Part 1: Tuesday, April 17, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, April 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jeff Marsden
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety Glasses, Ear Protection, Dust Protection, Closed-toe Shoes)
Description: In this class we'll be building a portable bench-top Moxon type vise.This is a great vise to own if you don't have a lot of space, or a bench, as it can be clamped to any flat surface.This class will rely on the use of hand tools for most of the work.There will be no metal parts in the vise and the internal and external threads will all be created with hand tools.It is a great beginning woodworking class that you're sure to enjoy.
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Tuition: $200
Tuition Notes:
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Executive Pen

Wednesday, April 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: 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.
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Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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Table Saw 101

Friday, April 20, 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.
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Tuition: $60
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JAPANESE HAND TOOLS; BASIC TECHNIQUES

Part 1: Saturday, April 21, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, April 22, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dale Brotherton
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: This class will be a hands-on workshop focused on sharpening and setting up chiselsand hand planes. The tools and methods taught will all be traditional.We'll start by tuning up your water stones. Then learn basic setup andsharpening technique on your own chisel. We cover removing and resetting thehandle, fitting the handle ring, preparing the back, dealing with the hollowground, blade angles and subtleties of honing with Japanese water stones.Sharpening is done by hand with no guides in the traditional manner. Next wemove into the hand plane, first learning to flatten the blade backs using the"Uradashi" technique of forming the blade with a hammer and anvil. Thenhoning on a steel plate for perfect accuracy. Finish sharpening and trimming theblade as necessary. Next the chip breaker is carefully shaped, honed and fit tothe main blade. With the blades ready, the block is trimmed as needed and fitwith the blades. A scraper plane can then be set up and used to shape the planebase to the proper contours. Finally learn how to micro- adjust the blade settingsand make shavings! If time allows, we can also review Japanese saws along witha demonstration of adjusting the teeth for a straight cut.This course is packed with details that usually require a lengthy apprenticeship tolearn. There's a lot to cover, so bring tools, hands and be ready to work
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Tuition: $300
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Flat, Square, & Straight - Jointer/Planer/Tablesaw

Wednesday, April 25, 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.
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Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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Continuous Arm Windsor Chair

Part 1: Friday, April 27, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, April 28, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, April 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dave Hamilton
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 4-8
Tools Required: Materials & Tools List Available Upon Registration; Safety Gear (safety Glasses, Ear Protection, Dust Protection, Closed-toe Shoes)
Description: Build this classic and comfortable chair when Master Chairmaker, Dave Hamilton, returns to share his expertise in this well loved class. You'll go home with your own Windsor, as well as the "know-how" to make many more of these popular chairs!
Prerequisite: Some Woodworking Experience
Tuition: $795
Tuition Notes:
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Beginning Relief Carving

Part 1: Tuesday, May 1, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, May 8, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Tuesday, May 15, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Tuesday, May 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:
Tuition: $175
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Carving In The Round

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Saman Shojaei
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-10
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: Would you like to see how you would do carving a 3-dimensional figure or object? Saman is just the person to show you how to go about it, from the different tools to use to what woods to choose for your project. In this class, a 3-dimensional whimsical animal will be carved. During the class, Saman will discuss and demonstrate sharpening and honing techniques to keep your tool edges razor sharp.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $175
Tuition Notes:
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Beginning Knife Making

Saturday, May 5, 9:30 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: $200
Tuition Notes:
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Turning Magic Wands

Sunday, May 6, 10 AM - 3 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Alisabeth Nash
Skill Level: All
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required:
Description: If your unable to make the trip to Ollivanders Wand Emporium for that perfect wizarding wand then we can help.Our Master Wand maker Alizabeth has studied the fine art of making wands with the Elvish Masters deep in the Olympic Mountains. She has been granted special permission to share this knowledge with a few special people. During this class she will share the knowledge of tuning magical woods on the lathe and setting rare precious crystals of power onto the ends of the wands.This is a class that's sure to be fun for the whole family.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $100
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Router 101

Monday, May 7, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-5
Tools Required: Safety Gear (safety Glasses, Ear Protection, Dust Protection, Closed-toe Shoes)
Description: This class will cover three objectives: 1) Introduce and familiarize the student with the router and router components; 2) Review the various types of router bits and the appropriate application of each; and 3) Familiarize the student 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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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Executive Pen

Friday, May 11, 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
Tuition Notes:
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Pine Needle Basket Weaving Basics

Saturday, May 12, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michele Morton
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-10
Tools Required:
Description: Mother's day is just around the corner and you have no idea what to get her. Why not make her a Pine Needle Basket or better yet sign her up for the class and take he class together.In this class you will learn the basic methods of Pine Needle coil weaving. Pine Needles are the primary weaving material, though this technique can be used with other materials as well. You will start your weaving around a decorative center. You will use a basic swirling binding stitch, which gives your woven piece stability and is very attractive. As we go you will learn how to shape your basket to its desired form. To finish it off you will create a close to invisible tapered end to the coil to complete the basket.Each student will make a palm sized-pine needle basket. Which can be used as a fantastic mother's day gifts or keepsake keeper.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $125
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Beginning Broom Making

Sunday, May 13, 10 AM - 4 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:
Tuition: $125
Tuition Notes:
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Sawdust Therapy I (Beginning Woodworking)

Part 1: Monday, May 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Monday, May 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Monday, June 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Monday, June 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 5: Monday, June 18, 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:
Tuition: $250
Tuition Notes:
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Turning 101

Part 1: Friday, May 18, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, May 19, 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:
Tuition: $275
Tuition Notes:
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Woodworking For Kid's - A Kid's Piggy Bank

Sunday, May 20, 10 AM - 12 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Brad Meyer
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required:
Description: During this Woodworking for Kids class, You and your child will learn how to properly use "Real Hand Tools" while constructing a Piggy Bank. These tools will include a saw, hand drill and hammer. The kids will also learn to measure their work and mark it off with a Carpenters square. It is amazing to see the pride on a child's face when they build their own Piggy Bank! All materials, tools and safety glasses included. An adult must accompany the child during this class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes:
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Bandsaw 101

Friday, May 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: 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:
Tuition: $60
Tuition Notes:
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Beginning Spoon Carving

Saturday, May 26, 12 PM - 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 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:
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes:
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Beginning Woodworking - Squaring Up Wood Using Handplanes

Sunday, May 27, 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 - Are you up for the challenge?Stop using your grandfather's old hand planes as paper weights. In this class we're going to show you how they are meant to be used. You might just be surprised at how well they actually work. The class will cover tuning, sharpening and the proper techniques for planing rough stock to dimensioned lumberSo, are you up for the challenge?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:
Tuition: $125
Tuition Notes:
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Calligraphy Pens

Wednesday, May 30, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Alisabeth Nash
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required:
Description: Calligraphy is the art of hand lettering, and is usually carried out with a dip pen. The dip pen is comprised of a wooden nib holder and flexible metal nib. In this class our instructor AlisaBeth will show you how to turn a the wooden nib holder on the lathe.In this class the student will learn the correct methods for holding the work, adding decorative details and finishing the wood. The end result will be a beautiful pen holder sized to your hand.
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Tuition: $100
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Router 102

Thursday, May 31, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Dando
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-5
Tools Required: Safety Equipment, Including Eye, Hearing, And Dust Protection, And Closed-toe Shoes.
Description: Students will learn about different router tables and fence systems available today. In addition, instruction will include understanding the advantages of using a router table instead of a hand-held router for specific woodworking functions and about bits that should only be used in the router table.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $90
Tuition Notes:
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