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Phone:
419-389-0560
Fax:
419-389-0575
Email:
toledo@woodcraft.com

5311 Airport Highway
Toledo, OH 43615
USA

Hours of Operation

sunday 11 AM - 4 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 9 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

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Table Saw Basics with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, January 17, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: With a focus on safety, we'll cover set up and maintenance, safe sawing techniques for solid wood and sheet goods and useful jigs and fixtures for this most common workshop power tool.
Tuition: $50.00

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Date Night At Woodcraft - Cheese Slicer & Planer with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
All

Friday, January 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: Do you and your significant other want to try something different on "Date Night?" Why not learn basic wood working skills and have fun creating a one of a kind project together? We will provide the food, soft drinks, and materials. You only need to show up and be ready to make some saw dust. Projects will vary from month to month and will consist of small projects such as pens, bottle stoppers, bottle openers, picture holders, wine bottle holders and more. The class will begin with appetizers, refreshments, time to socialize, and project descriptions. The remaining time will be utilized to build the projects and to socialize as a group. This month's project will be a Cheese Slicer and Cheese Planer you can show off to your friends. Cost is $150 per couple.
Tuition: $150.00

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Shaker Boxes with: Carl Huth
Beginner

Saturday, January 19, 9 AM - 4 PM

Description: There are only 5 Shakers alive today in the United States. But their craftsmanship is still nurtured, in part, through others who teach the box making. In this class you will learn how to carve finger patterns, boil the box wood, wrap the wood on the appropriate forms, and apply copper tacks, drying bands, applying tops and bottoms to the boxes, and how to hold everything together with wooden pegs. Carl will also discuss finishing options and techniques that you can use when you take your boxes home. Lunch will be provided by Woodcraft. And Carl will share a little history of the Shaker communities and beliefs in the U.S. and the box making process during the lunch break. You will construct and take home three Shaker boxes that will look great in your home or you will be proud to give as gifts!
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: ($45 For Materials, $80 For Instruction)

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Turning A Lidded Box with: Amy Davis
Intermediate

Sunday, January 20, 11 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Lathes And Turning Or Past Exposure/experience With Lathes
Tools Required: None; All Materials And Equipment Will Be Supplied By Woodcraft
Description: This class is designed for the intermediate turners who are looking to enhance their abilities. Wood turned boxes are a fun exercise in turning a 2-piece project; the base and the top. Wood turned boxes can be both beautiful and functional. They can be turned as artwork to be a conversation piece or they can be turned to be used as a storage container. Our instructor will teach you how to make the box with a lid that will fit.
Tuition: $95.00

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Lecture Series: Dust Collection- Layout And Design with: Don Rasmusson
All

Tuesday, January 22, 1 PM - 4 PM

Description: Dust collection is a necessary evil. Tame the beast in this class filled with tips and tricks. In this three-hour class you will cover a wide range of topics including wiring and electrical loads, shop vacs vs. air filter vs. dust collectors, air flow, runs, plumbing, amperage, and MORE! Join Don for a class that will be sure to payoff in a more pleasant (and clean) shop experience.
Tuition: $50.00

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Introduction To Lathes And Turning with: Paul Jayko
Beginner

Tuesday, January 22, 5 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: No Pre-Requisites For This Class
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: ($25 Materials, $75 Instruction)

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Mastering The Router And Router Table with: Tim Myers
Beginner

Thursday, January 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Classroom Tools Will Be Used.
Description: This popular class presents essential information that will help you safely operate one of the workshop's most versatile tools. Set-up, safety, router bits and techniques will be covered. If you prefer, you may bring your own router to the class for hands-on familiarity with your own router. We will also teach you about the different router tables and fence systems available and the advantages of using a router table instead of a handheld router for some woodworking functions. Students will learn about bits that are only used in the router table, setting up the table with an edge profile bit, and setting up the tongue and groove bit.
Tuition: $125.00

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Carve A Gnome (Intrmediate Carving) with: Lucette Jones
Beginner

Sunday, January 27, 11 AM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Bench Knife, #2 Or #3 V-tool, Carving Glove, And Thumb Guard
Description: Learn basic carving skills by carving a gnome out of a piece of basswood. You will learn safety, honing, basic sharpening, basic carving techniques, impact of wood grain in your carving, and will discuss options for finishing. You can either bring your own tools from home or purchase the tools at the beginning of class for a 10% class discount. The wood will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 Materials, $45.00 Instruction)

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Turning A Goblet with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Intermediate

Tuesday, January 29, 1 PM - 6 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Lathes And Turning Or Past Exposure/experience With Lathes
Tools Required: None; All Materials And Equipment Will Be Supplied By Woodcraft
Description: This class is designed for the intermediate turners who are looking to enhance their abilities. Wood turned goblets are a fun exercise in turning. Learn how to delicately cut a thin stem attached to a bowl and a base and then pare it off without twisting that tender stem to shreds. Students need to be an intermediate turner; either through class instruction or having completed numerous projects, or better yet, both.
Tuition: $105.00
Tuition Notes: $15 Materials, $90 For Instruction.

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CNC Session 2: Working With VCarve with: Andy Krajnyak
Beginner

Thursday, January 31, 5 PM - 8 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To CNCs
Tools Required: A Laptop Computer. All Other Tools And Software Will Be Supplied
Description: So you're interested in using a CNC device to do some carving. After you have taken the Intro class, you're ready to learn about the software that drives the unit. This is a more advanced class using the VCarve software used for designing projects for CNCs. Students will learn more advanced techniques for creating and machining a project on the CNC.
Tuition: $90.00

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Introduction To Carving From Beginning To End with: Lucette Jones
Beginner

Sunday, February 3, 11 AM - 3 PM

Tools Required: Carving Glove, Thumb Guard, And Bench Knife
Description: Learn basic carving from beginning to end. Learn skills by selecting the wood, transferring the pattern, cutting out a rough profile on the Bandsaw then carving the object out of basswood. Students will learn safety, basic sharpening, basic carving techniques, impact of wood grain in your carving, and will discuss options for finishing. You can either bring your own tools from home or purchase the tools at the beginning of class for a 10% class discount. The wood will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 Materials, $45.00 Instruction)

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Introduction To Lathes And Turning with: Paul Jayko
Beginner

Thursday, February 7, 5 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: No Pre-Requisites For This Class
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: ($25 Materials, $75 Instruction)

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Make A Custom Drop Point Knife with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Beginner

Saturday, February 9, 9 AM - 12 PM

Description: In this hands-on class, students of any skill level will learn the ins and outs of knife making! With a set of wooden knife scales and a drop point knife blank provided by the store, each student will create their own custom knife to take home. The instructor will cover attaching the scales to the knife blank, shaping, and the final finishing/polishing. This class will be cancelled one week in advance if we do not have the minimum number of students.
Tuition: $105.00
Tuition Notes: ($75.00 Instruction, $30.00 Materials)

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Basics Of Pyrography (Woodburning) with: Lucette Jones
Beginner

Sunday, February 10, 11 AM - 2 PM

Description: This class is designed for the beginning pyrographer (woodburner). You will learn about the different pyrography tools available, where to look for project designs, materials to use for your projects, safety, pattern transfers, pyrography styles and color options, maintenance of your equipment, and will have discussion about finishing your work as part of the introduction to pyrography. A practice board will be used for you to learn about the four primary nibs, how to hold your pens, factors affecting your design, temperature issues, and shading. A small project will also be created during the class. You are encouraged to bring your own woodburning tools to the class. The first two students requesting it may use the two classroom woodburners that are available. You also have the option of purchasing pens or burners prior to the class for a class discount of 10% if you have registered for the class.
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: ($45 Instruction, $5 Materials)

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Turning A Mallet with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Beginner

Tuesday, February 12, 3 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Lathes And Turning Or Equivalent Experience
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: Do you use a mallet in your woodworking projects? Are you a carver who needs a mallet for your relief carvings? If you would like a mallet that is custom fit for your hand or carving and woodworking needs, this class is the one you have been looking for. In this class you will learn about lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. It will also serve as an introduction to spindle turning or act as a refresher class for experienced turners. And you will have a mallet that you can use in your woodworking projects!
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes: ($15 Materials, $70 Instruction)

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Flat/Straight/Square with: Tim Myers
Beginner

Thursday, February 14, 6 PM - 8 PM

Description: Class sign-up deadline: March 29, 2016. Join us in this basic class which is a good introduction to important woodworking tools and a must for all beginning woodworkers. Each student will receive a rough sawn board which they will proceed to flatten, square, and cut to a final size. Power tools used in this whole process are the jointer, table saw, and planer. Included in the class is a copy of Tauton's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking" (WC# 151023).
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 Instruction, $20.00 Materials)

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Furniture Making; Side Table with: Mike Kreischer
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, February 16, 10 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, February 17, 11 AM - 3 PM

Prerequisite: Completion Of A Beginning Woodshop Class And/or Equivalent Experience With Power Tools. Questions Regarding The Pre-requisites Can Be Forwarded To The Instructor.
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: In this class you will learn furniture building basics while building a side table. You will learn the importance of wood selection, design and layout techniques, and panel glue-ups. You will learn how to make tapered legs, cutting loose mortise and tenons on the apron and legs using the Festool Domino, base glue-up, drawer construction and techniques of attaching a finished table top. We will discuss finishing options and time permitting we will apply the first coat of finish. You will have experience using a table saw, sander, jointer, Festool Domino. Skills learned in this class can be applied to other basic furniture projects for your home or workshop. Students must register a minimum of 7 days prior to the class so that lumber packs may be prepared for each student. If we do not reach the minimum number of students by then, the class will be cancelled and all enrollment fees will be returned.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: ($150 Instruction, $100 Materials)

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Get To Know Your Bandsaw with: Rick Bailin
All

Tuesday, February 19, 4 PM - 7 PM

Description: The band saw is a very versatile machine but sometimes requires a bit of coaxing to produce its best performance. In this class, set up adjustments, blade selection and tension, basic maintenance and various cutting techniques will be covered and demonstrated. Also, we will cover jigs, fixtures, and accessories that can make woodworking more accurate, efficient, and enjoyable. Sketches and plans will be provided to students to use with your own equipment at home.
Tuition: $50.00

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Turning A Cigar Pen with: Amy Davis
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, February 21, 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Intro To Lathes And Turning & Foundations Of Pen Turning – Or Equivalent Experience
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: Have you ever wanted a fine writing instrument? Let Amy teach you to turn this extra-large beauty. This is the undisputed KING of writing utensils and they make great gifts.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: ($15.00 Materials, $65.00 Instruction)

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Building A Carcass & Face Frame with: Paul Jayko
Beginner

Saturday, February 23, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used.
Description: The first step in building cabinets is constructing the "box" or carcass. In this, hands-on, class you will learn the proper techniques to create a strong and durable cabinet carcass. Joinery and assembly techniques for most cabinet applications will be discussed. The Kreg Jig will be demonstrated and used in the construction of this cabinet.
Tuition: $160.00
Tuition Notes: $40 Materials And $120 Instruction

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Introduction To Wood Finishing - Seminar with: Paul Jayko
All

Sunday, February 24, 11 AM - 2 PM

Description: In this demonstration class, we will cover sealers, stains, dyes, and hand applied finishes. He will focus on various types of topcoats both water borne and solvent based, as well as some spray finishes. Proper sanding techniques will also be addressed.
Tuition: $50.00

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Turning A Harry Potter Wand with: Amy Davis
Beginner

Tuesday, February 26, 3 PM - 6 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Lathes & Turning Or The Equivalent
Description: Join Amy in creating a Harry Potter wand. This is a spindle turning class but with a Magical Twist. In this fun class, you will learn the basics of woodturning, turning a square block into a round spindle, while adding creative coves and beads. You will also learn the proper techniques for using basic turning tools, gouges and parting tools.
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes: $10 Materials And $75 Instruction

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Lecture Series - Shop Layout And Planning with: Tim Myers
All

Thursday, February 28, 6 PM - 8 PM

Tools Required: Paper And Pencil For Notes
Description: You have this itch to work with your hands. You just retired and are ready to dive headfirst into your long awaited hobby. Once you buy the first tool, the process begins of organizing, reorganizing and adding more and more tools to the mix. So where do you start? Shop Planning and Layout are two of the most important issues to consider but in most cases put on the back burner until your makeshift shop becomes gridlock. What are things to consider when planning, building or remodeling for a home woodworking space? We will cover topics ranging from layout, materials, material flow, safety, future expansion, electrical, plumbing, windows, insulation, security, site location/selection and HVAC as well as dust extraction/collection. Even with limited space or shared space in the garage, how can I make it more efficient? Is my woodworking limited due to space? This discussion focused class will give insight and perspective when planning your new adventure. Save yourself TIME and MONEY by doing your homework before you begin building or expanding your shop idea.
Tuition: $50.00

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Spindle Turning: Tops with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Beginner

Saturday, March 2, 9 AM - 12 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Lathes And Turning Or Equivilant
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used.
Description: Mini lathe turning. You've had your introduction now you're ready to turn something fun and useful. This is your class! Take home a couple of handmade tops after this class. Learn the tricks and methods needed to make the task easy and fun. Students will make at least two tops that they will take home. These are a lot of fun to make and play with. And great gifts! This class will be cancelled one week in advance if not enough students have signed up.
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: ($10.00 Materials, $70.00 Instruction)

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Carve A Boot (Beginning Carving) with: Lucette Jones
Beginner

Sunday, March 3, 11 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: Bench Knife, #2 Or #3 V-tool, Carving Glove, And Thumb Guard
Description: Learn basic carving skills by carving a boot out of basswood. You will learn safety, honing, basic sharpening, basic carving techniques, impact of wood grain in your carving, and will discuss options for finishing. You can either bring your own tools from home or purchase the tools at the beginning of class for a 10% class discount. The wood will be supplied by Woodcraft.
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 Materials, $45.00 Instruction)

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Sharpening Fundamentals Seminar with: Carl Kuhnle
Beginner

Tuesday, March 5, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Bring At Least Two Bench Tools (knife, Chisel, Cabinet Scraper, Etc)
Description: Good woodworking requires sharp tools! You will learn the theory and practice of sharpening tools and techniques. Bench grinder, grinding wheels, and various sharpening stones will be discussed. The Tormek wet grinding system along with various stones (oil, water, diamond) will be demonstrated for bench tool sharpening along with appropriate bevel angles. Both the wet Tormek and the dry Wolverine sharpening system will be demonstrated for lathe tools. Students are asked to bring two bench tools to class. Sharpening of carving or turning tools will not be covered. If time permits you may be able to sharpen one or two of your own tools.
Tuition: $75.00

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Table Saw Basics with: Tim Myers
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, March 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tools Required: Classroom Tools Will Be Used.
Description: With a focus on safety, we'll cover set up and maintenance, safe sawing techniques for solid wood and sheet goods and useful jigs and fixtures for this most common workshop power tool. Handouts will be made available.
Tuition: $50.00

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Date Night At Woodcraft - Pie Server And Ice Cream Scoop with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
All

Friday, March 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: Do you and your significant other want to try something different on "Date Night?" Why not learn basic wood working skills and have fun creating a one of a kind project together? We will provide the food, soft drinks, and materials. You only need to show up and be ready to make some saw dust. Projects will vary from month to month and will consist of small projects such as pens, bottle stoppers, bottle openers, picture holders, wine bottle holders and more. The class will begin with appetizers, refreshments, time to socialize, and project descriptions. The remaining time will be utilized to build the projects and to socialize as a group. This month's project will be a pie server and an ice cream scoop you can show off to your friends. Cost is $150 per couple.
Tuition: $150.00

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Introduction To CNCs: Seminar with: Andy Krajnyak
Beginner

Saturday, March 9, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: This is an introductory course to CNC machines and software. Students will learn the basic components of a CNC machine, how to set it up, and fundamentals of the software on how to design and machine a simple sign.
Tuition: $50.00

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Introduction To Lathes And Turning with: Paul Jayko
Beginner

Sunday, March 10, 11 AM - 3 PM

Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: ($25 Materials, $75 Instruction)

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Beginning Intarsia with: Rick Bailin
Beginner

Part 1: Monday, March 11, 9 AM - 3 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, March 12, 9 AM - 3 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Scroll Saws Or Equivalent
Tools Required: None; Tools Will Be Supplied In The Classroom
Description: Have you seen the beautiful artwork hanging in the Woodcraft store – the ones where different woods are cut into forms and put together like a puzzle to make a picture? That's intarsia! It's related, in part, to marquetry and inlay and the artwork is centuries old. Today we use modern equipment and supplies to simplify the process while still creating a beautiful picture. We discuss the importance of using dry lumber, wood selection, working with a pattern, and you will begin scroll sawing the intarsia project. Rick will share his ideas on wood selection, learning to use the grain to enhance your intarsia pieces. You will have some choices on wood to use on your project. We will also cover general information about scroll saw blades as well as which blade works best for different species of wood. After your pieces are cut out, you will begin sanding and shaping your project. This is the part most people want some help with. The classroom environment is a great place to learn. After detailing the intarsia piece, you will cut out a backing and glue your project to the backing. This is a two-day class to allow for completion of the project. Time permitting on the second day, finishes can be applied. Scroll saw experience or Introduction to Scroll Saws is required.
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: ($25.00 Materials, $150.00 Instruction)

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Turning A Lidded Box with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Intermediate

Thursday, March 14, 4 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Lathes And Turning Or Past Exposure/experience With Lathes
Tools Required: None; All Materials And Equipment Will Be Supplied By Woodcraft
Description: This class is designed for the intermediate turners who are looking to enhance their abilities. Wood turned boxes are a fun exercise in turning a 2-piece project; the base and the top. Wood turned boxes can be both beautiful and functional. They can be turned as artwork to be a conversation piece or they can be turned to be used as a storage container. Our instructor will teach you how to make the box with a lid that will fit.
Tuition: $95.00

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Router Basics with: Woodcraft Staff
All

Tuesday, March 26, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Shop Tools Will Be Used Unless You Want To Bring Your Own Router.
Description: This popular class presents essential information that will help you safely operate one of the workshop's most versatile tools. Set-up, safety, router bits and techniques will be covered. Bring along your router for a hands-on learning experience. We will also show your how to use your Porter Cable Dovetail Jig as well. Handouts will be made available.
Tuition: $50.00

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Beginning Woodshop: Desk Clock with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Beginner

Sunday, March 31, 11 AM - 2 PM

Description: This class will provide you with an opportunity to learn basic tools and skills by making Desk Clock. In this class you will learn the safe and proper way of using basic tools: table saw, router table, hand drill, and bandsaw. You will learn the skills of safety, measuring, cutting, and effective gluing while making your own clock.
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: ($22 Materials, $68 Instruction)

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Pyrography (Woodburning): Picture Project with: Lucette Jones
Intermediate

Tuesday, April 2, 11 AM - 3 PM

Description: This class is a project-based and assumes that class participants have completed one or more wood burning/ pyrography project. Students will be completing a project using an instructor provided picture and will learn new techniques to tones and textures. Students must provide their own wood burning system unless arranged with the class instructor ahead of time. The class will cover systems, pattern selection, and finishing techniques.
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes: ($80 Instruction, $5 Materials)

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Flat/Straight/Square with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Beginner

Thursday, April 4, 6 PM - 8 PM

Description: Class sign-up deadline: March 29, 2019. Join us in this basic class which is a good introduction to important woodworking tools and a must for all beginning woodworkers. Each student will receive a rough sawn board which they will proceed to flatten, square, and cut to a final size. Power tools used in this whole process are the jointer, table saw, and planer.
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 Instruction, $20.00 Materials)

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Lecture Series: Dust Collection- Layout And Design with: Don Rasmusson
All

Tuesday, April 9, 4 PM - 7 PM

Description: Dust collection is a necessary evil. Tame the beast in this class filled with tips and tricks. In this three-hour class you will cover a wide range of topics including wiring and electrical loads, shop vacs vs. air filter vs. dust collectors, air flow, runs, plumbing, amperage, and MORE! Join Don for a class that will be sure to payoff in a more pleasant (and clean) shop experience.
Tuition: $50.00

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Introduction To Lathes And Turning with: Paul Jayko
Beginner

Thursday, April 11, 5 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: No Pre-Requisites For This Class
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: This class is a pre-requisite for all lathe and turning classes. The first half of the class will be an overview and discussion of the types and structure of the lathe equipment, safe use of the equipment, uses of various accessories, tool selection / options, proper care of tools, and types of wood used in turning. This basic education will apply to various types of turning. The second half of the class will be basic hands-on turning techniques. A small project will be made in this class for you to take home.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: ($25 Materials, $75 Instruction)

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Get To Know Your Bandsaw with: Rick Bailin
All

Tuesday, April 16, 5 PM - 7 PM

Description: The band saw is a very versatile machine but sometimes requires a bit of coaxing to produce its best performance. In this class, set up adjustments, blade selection and tension, basic maintenance and various cutting techniques will be covered and demonstrated. Also, we will cover jigs, fixtures, and accessories that can make woodworking more accurate, efficient, and enjoyable. Sketches and plans will be provided to students to use with your own equipment at home.
Tuition: $50.00

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Hand Cut Dovetails with: Don Rasmusson
Beginner

Thursday, April 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used.
Description: A dovetail is associated with quality workmanship in woodworking. It is most often seen in cabinetry / case work. They are considered one of the strongest types of joints that is used in woodworking. Hand cut dovetails take more time than power tool joinery, but it offers more beauty in the configuration than any power tool can offer. You will learn pin and tail marking of your dovetails and use a saw and chisel to create your own dovetails. You will create and take home your own sample board of hand cut dovetails.
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: ($65 Instruction, $10 Materials)

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CNC Session 2: Working With VCarve with: Andy Krajnyak
Beginner

Saturday, April 20, 9 AM - 12 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To CNCs
Tools Required: A Laptop Computer. All Other Tools And Software Will Be Supplied
Description: So you're interested in using a CNC device to do some carving. After you have taken the Intro class, you're ready to learn about the software that drives the unit. This is a more advanced class using the VCarve software used for designing projects for CNCs. Students will learn more advanced techniques for creating and machining a project on the CNC.
Tuition: $90.00

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Furniture Design Basics with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Beginner

Tuesday, April 23, 5 PM - 8 PM

Description: Do you want to design your own furniture, cabinetry or projects but don't know where to begin? Do you know the difference between Shaker versus Modern designs or Arts and Crafts versus Federal? Come take our Furniture Design Basics Class and we will explain the differences between various styles of furniture to include the details that define that style. The class also teaches you how to approach the basic design of furniture to include size, proportion and joinery.
Tuition: $120.00

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Basics Of Platter Turning with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Intermediate

Thursday, April 25, 5 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Lathes And Turning Or Past Exposure/experience With Lathes
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: Want to try something different? Try turning a platter! In this class you will learn lathe safety, tool sharpening, turning techniques, methods of mounting platter blanks, sanding techniques, and finishing options for your final project. You will also receive useful tips and tricks to develop your own unique turning style. You will have hands-on experience with mini lathes, bowl gouges, and power sanders, taking home a sample platter. With the skills and techniques taught, you will be able to turn your own exotic hardwood or domestic wood platters. Due to the type of machines involved in this class, admittance to this class is restricted to adults (18+).
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Material Costs $25, Instructional Fees $70.

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Carving A Welsh Love Spoon with: Roger Martin
Intermediate

Sunday, April 28, 11 AM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Bring Your Carving Tools, Classroom Tools Will Supplement If Needed.
Description: In a traditional spoon carving class, the student would learn about, wood selection, carving characteristics, preparing blanks, basic carving techniques, sharpening and traditional oil finishes which may use on the project. This class however is about the Welsh or Love Spoon! The most romantic of carved items you can give to that special someone. So of course, you'll learn all that other stuff but you also learn about embellishing, piercing and relief carving as you add romantic details to the spoon.
Tuition: $110.00
Tuition Notes: Material Costs $10, Instructional Costs $100

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Turning Cigar Pens With A Glass Finish with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Beginner/Intermediate

Tuesday, April 30, 5 PM - 8 PM

Prerequisite: Intro To Lathes And Turning & Foundations Of Pen Turning – Or Equivalent Experience
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: Turn a couple Cigar pen from exotic hardwood, one for you and one for a friend. Once your pens have been turned, you will learn the advanced finishing technique of CA application. Have you ever wondered how advanced pen makers apply that smooth, glossy finish to their pens? Cyanoacrylate, sometimes referred to as 'Super Glue', is a finish applied in place of a friction polish or wax. Sanded with micro mesh, CA polishes up to a high sheen which is as beautiful as it is durable. It is a tricky technique to master! Come learn the tricks of the trade from our expert pen maker. All materials are included for both the pen and finishing portions of the class.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes: ($30.00 Materials, $70.00 Instruction)

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