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

5311 Airport Highway
Toledo, OH 43615

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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Introduction To Carving For Youth - Wizards with: Lucette Jones
Cancelled

Saturday, July 21, 9 AM - 11 AM

Prerequisite: Two Permission Forms Must Be Completed By A Parent/guardian Prior To The Class
Tools Required: Carving Glove, Thumb Guard, And Bench Knife
Description: In this class you will learn basic carving skills by creating a wizard from basswood. You will learn safety, basic sharpening, basic carving techniques, impact of wood grain in your carving, carving in-the-round, and will discuss options for finishing.You can either bring your own tools from home or purchase the tools before the class for a 10% class discount. The wood will be supplied by Woodcraft.All students under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian prior to the class. Forms may be obtained in the store or by requesting that one be mailed to you. All youth must meet with the instructor or store manager at least one day before the class to review class responsibilities. We require one adult per 2 students under the age of 13 to also attend the class.
Tuition: $25
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 Materials, $20.00 Instruction)

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Basics Of Pyrography For Youth with: Lucette Jones
Cancelled

Sunday, July 22, 11 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: None, Classroom Tools Will Be Used.
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.This class will be directed to young adults and youth ages 12-17. Adults may take the class, but need to understand that the lesson plan will be focused on young adults and youth. All students under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian prior to the class. Forms may be obtained in the store or by requesting that a packet be mailed to you. One adult for every 2 students under the age of 13 is expected to chaperon this class.
Tuition: $25
Tuition Notes: ($20 Instruction, $5 Materials)

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Basics Of Platter Turning with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Cancelled

Thursday, July 26, 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

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Beginning Woodworking For Youth with: Rick Bailin
Beginner

Part 1: Saturday, July 28, 9 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 29, 11 AM - 4 PM

Tools Required: None, Classroom Tools Will Be Used.
Description: In this class you will learn the fundamentals of woodworking from how the timber is grown and harvested to completing your own finished projects. Safety is the number one objective in using any tool and what will be emphasized strongly in this class. We will discuss and review how to take care of and to properly use hand and power tools. You will learn to layout, cut, assemble and finish three projects: a push stick for safety, a bird house, and a wooden puzzle.It is recommended that you bring a bag lunch with you. There will be breaks during in the morning and afternoon and a one hour break for lunch on both days (refrigerator and microwave available). Refreshments will be provided.All students under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent / guardian prior to the class. Forms may be obtained in the store or by requesting one be mailed to you. We require one adult per 2 students under the age of 15 to also attend the class. Call the store for details.Boy Scouts: This class qualifies for the BSA Woodworking Merit badge. Please contact the store for prerequisites and requirements to earn the badge.Students must register by July 18th to allow time for our instructor to prepare all materials.
Tuition: $45
Tuition Notes: ($25.00 Materials, $20.00 Instruction)

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Introduction To Lathes And Turning with: Paul Jayko
Beginner

Thursday, August 2, 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
Tuition Notes: ($25 Materials, $75 Instruction)

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Introduction To Carving (basswood Mouse) with: Lucette Jones
Beginner

Sunday, August 12, 11 AM - 3 PM

Tools Required: Carving Glove, Thumb Guard, And Bench Knife
Description: Learn basic carving skills by creating a mouse from 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 their 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
Tuition Notes: ($5.00 Materials, $45.00 Instruction)

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Get To Know Your Bandsaw with: Rick Bailin
All

Thursday, August 16, 5 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Classroom Tools Will Be Used.
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

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Basics Of Hollow Form Turning with: Woodcraft Staff
Intermediate

Sunday, August 19, 11 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Intro To Lathes & Turning Or Equivalent Knowledge & Experience
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: Using the Easy Wood Tools (rougher, detailer, finisher, and hollower), you will learn the basics of hollowing and thin wall cutting techniques. You will also learn about finishing options for your vessel and will apply a finish to your project. Due to the equipment and tools used in this class, this class is limited to adults (18+).
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: ($30.00 Materials, $80.00 Instruction)

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Spindle & Mini Lathe Turning: Wine Bottle Stoppers with: Paul Jayko
Beginner

Thursday, August 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Lathes And Turning
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: Mini lathe turning. You've always thought it looked like fun. And you are curious if you can turn something useful and functional. This is your class! You will learn how to make Wine Bottle Stoppers. Different types will be discussed, Chrome kit stoppers, Cork, and Silicone seal stoppers. These make Great gifts for any occasion!
Tuition: $75
Tuition Notes: ($50.00 Instruction, $25.00 Materials)

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Table Saw Basics with: Tim Myers
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, August 26, 11 AM - 2 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

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Low Relief Carving with: Lucette Jones
Beginner

Thursday, September 6, 3 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Beginning Carving Class Or Some Experience In Carving
Description: Relief carving is carving pictures in wood where the figures are slightly raised from the background. In low relief the pictures are usually no more than ½ inch in depth in the wood. It is done in distinct, shallow layers. In this class you will learn to transfer a drawing or design to a board, prep the work for carving your image, and use low relief carving techniques to achieve your desired design. Color and stain options for your carving will also be discussed. Students should bring a line drawing or printed design (max size of 4x8) on plain white paper to the class.
Tuition: $65
Tuition Notes: ($55.00 Instruction, $10.00 Materials)

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Mastering The Router And Router Table with: Andy Krajnyak
Beginner

Saturday, September 8, 9 AM - 12 PM

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: $150

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Introduction To Lathes And Turning with: Paul Jayko
Beginner

Sunday, September 9, 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
Tuition Notes: ($25 Materials, $75 Instruction)

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Build A Block Plane with: Don Rasmusson
Intermediate

Tuesday, September 11, 4 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Woodcraft Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: Reaching for a wooden block plane that you made will impress your woodworking friends. They probably have only seen them made in cast iron or bronze, When they watch you use your hand plane, they will want one of their own.
Tuition: $100
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 Instruction, $30.00 Materials)

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Introduction To Scroll Saws with: Rick Bailin
Beginner

Thursday, September 13, 5 PM - 8 PM

Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: If you are interested in learning scroll saw, this is YOUR class! You will learn basic safety guidelines, how to choose a saw and blades for a project, why wood selection is important, pattern layouts and preparation for cutting a project, and techniques in cutting.You will have hands on experience with the equipment and will leave the class with practice templates, a completed project, and enough knowledge and experience to create your own projects.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: ($15.00 Materials, $70.00 Instruction)

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Basics Of Pyrography (Woodburning) with: Lucette Jones
Beginner

Saturday, September 15, 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
Tuition Notes: ($45 Instruction, $5 Materials)

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ULU Knife And Chopping Block with: Carl Kuhnle
Intermediate

Part 1: Sunday, September 16, 11 AM - 3 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 23, 11 AM - 3 PM

Description: Designed by the Inuits, the ULU knife has been used for everything from skinning game, to haircuts, to trimming snow blocks for igloos. The curved blade excels at dicing vegetables and herbs, and trims meat. The handle's position above the blade provides a significant mechanical advantage when chopping hard vegetables and frozen foods. To make full use of the new knife, make a double-sided cutting board to match the blade. The concave face keeps finely-chopped ingredients from spilling over the countertop. The flat side serves for slicing meats and cheeses. A number of power and hand tools will be used in making both the knife and chopping block. Make both of these items in a two day class and they will be ready for that someone special.
Tuition: $180
Tuition Notes: ($30 Materials, $150 Instruction)

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Making Jigs: Cross Cut Sled with: John Heslop
Beginner

Tuesday, September 18, 1 PM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Some Experience With Table Saws
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used
Description: Learn how to make a Cross Cut Sled for use with your table saw. This jig helps you make both safer cuts and repeatable cuts. Students will purchase the materials and construct a cross cut sled during the class and leave with this useful shop tool.
Tuition: $85
Tuition Notes: ($40.00 Materials, $45.00 Instruction)

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Basics Of Bowl Turning with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Beginner

Thursday, September 27, 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: Learn the basics of bowl turning! In this class you will learn lathe safety, tool sharpening, turning techniques, methods of mounting bowl 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 bowl. With the skills and techniques taught, you will be able to turn your own exotic hardwood or domestic wood bowls.Due to the type of machines involved in this class, admittance to this class is restricted to adults (18+).
Tuition: $95
Tuition Notes: ($35.00 Materials, $60.00 Instruction)

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Beginning Intarsia with: Rick Bailin
Beginner

Part 1: Tuesday, October 2, 9 AM - 3 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, October 9, 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
Tuition Notes: ($25.00 Materials, $150.00 Instruction)

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Introduction To CNCs: Seminar with: Andy Krajnyak
Beginner

Thursday, October 4, 6 PM - 9 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

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Spindle Turning: Pepper Mill with: Woodcraft Staff
Beginner

Sunday, October 7, 11 AM - 4 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Lathes And Turning Or Equivilant
Tools Required: None; Classroom Tools Will Be Used.
Description: Mini lathe turning. You've always thought it looked like fun. And you are curious if you can turn something useful and functional. This is your class! Take home a handmade wooden pepper mill after this class. Learn the tricks and methods needed to make the task easy and fun. A 6 inch tall mill will be made. Plans and procedure will be part of the package so you can make more at home. These are beautiful, functional units.
Tuition: $110
Tuition Notes: ($40.00 Materials, $70.00 Instruction)

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Introduction To Lathes And Turning with: Paul Jayko
Beginner

Thursday, October 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
Tuition Notes: ($25 Materials, $75 Instruction)

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Date Night At Woodcraft - Cutting Board with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
All

Friday, October 12, 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 cutting board you can show off to your friends. Cost is $150 per couple.
Tuition: $150

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Carving Fairy Mushrooms with: Lucette Jones
Beginner

Saturday, October 13, 9 AM - 12 PM

Description: Whether you're a novice or intermediate carver, you're sure to learn many useful skills and techniques in this Fairy Mushroom carving class. Lucette will show you the process for creating a mushroom that will be a good addition to a fairy garden. She will explain the process of designing your project, cutting the blank, and then take you step-by-step through the carving process. This carving will make a great gift for your family members or friends who enjoy fairy gardens.
Tuition: $50
Tuition Notes: ($40.00 Instruction, $10.00 Materials)

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Scroll Saw Techniques With Trivets with: Rick Bailin
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, October 14, 11 AM - 3 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction To Scroll Saw And/or More Than 6 Months Of Experience With Scroll Saws
Tools Required: None; Tools Used Are Included In The Class Costs
Description: Now is the time to start making to holiday gifts. Scroll Sawing one of those gifts is a good idea. There are so many intricate or three-dimensional projects that you can create with a scroll saw! In this class you will learn design and layout requirements, how to use wood selection to improve your design, special cutting tips, and alternate materials to use for special effects. We will share our experiences and knowledge on the many projects we have created. If time permits you will also be able to discuss any designs you might be thinking about creating. You will have a project and designs to take home at the end of class.
Tuition: $80
Tuition Notes: ($20 Materials, $60 Instruction)

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Hand Cut Dovetails with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Beginner

Tuesday, October 16, 4 PM - 7 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
Tuition Notes: ($65 Instruction, $10 Materials)

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Table Saw Basics with: Tim Myers
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, October 18, 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

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Cabinet Making The Festool Way with: Mike Kreischer
All

Part 1: Saturday, October 20, 9 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 21, 11 AM - 4 PM

Tools Required: None, Classroom Tools Will Be Used.
Description: Want to know how Festool can make your next project faster, easier, smarter? Come join Mike and learn how to build cabinet carcasses using Festool equipment and accessories with streamlined True32 cabinet making techniques. In this two day hands-on intensive course you will build a frameless upper cabinet and a face-frame lower cabinet starting with a sheet of plywood and ending up with assembled boxes ready for finish. Instruction will cover a full array of Festool products and accessories: TS 55 plunge saw, MFT3 workbench, Kapex miter saw, Domino loose mortise and tenon joining system, OF1400 Routers + LR32 hole drilling accessory, MFK 700 trim router, Rotex sanders, finish sanders, specialty sanders, and CT dust extractors with HEPA filtration. Whether you already drank the Kool-aid and own every Festool Product or don't own any, this class is for you. No huge shop, table saw or router table required. No prior cabinet making experience necessary.
Tuition: $350
Tuition Notes: ($225 For Instruction And $125 For Materials)

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Flat/Straight/Square with: Don Rasmusson
Beginner

Tuesday, October 23, 5 PM - 7 PM

Description: Class sign-up deadline: One week prior to class. 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
Tuition Notes: ($70.00 Instruction, $20.00 Materials)

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Beginning Woodshop: Mantel Clock with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
Beginner

Thursday, October 25, 6 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: This class will provide you with an opportunity to learn basic tools and skills by making Mantel 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
Tuition Notes: ($22 Materials, $68 Instruction)

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Introduction To Wood Finishing - Seminar with: Toledo Woodcraft Staff
All

Sunday, October 28, 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

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