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Phone:
(520) 742-9663
Fax:
520-877-3850
Email:
tucson-retail@woodcraft.com

Oracle Plaza Shopping Center
6230 N. Oracle Rd. #100
Tucson, AZ 85704

Hours of Operation

sunday 11 AM - 5 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 8 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Introduction to the Lathe--Spindle Turning

Saturday, July 29, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Vemich
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Bring your own dust mask and eye protection if you have them.
Description: As a beginner or someone who needs a refresher course in woodturning, tool control concepts are extremely important. I will show you why those nasty "catches" happen and how to get good, clean cuts with your tools. Once you grasp these basics, it will be much easier to begin making pens, pepper grinders, bowls, boxes, hollow forms, and any other woodturning project. Instruction will include safety, lathe setup, theory of tool control, sharpening tips, and basic cuts that can be made on spindles. You will have practice creating traditional spindle features with five fundamental turning tools, and each student will work on a project to take home.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Wood or Acrylic Pen Turning

Tuesday, August 1, 10 AM - 1:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Phillips
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Dust Mask & Safety Glasses
Description: This pen turning class is designed for either beginners (turning wooden pens), or more experienced turners (turning acrylic pens) with the help of our expert pen turning instructor. We'll choose the pen kit (Wall Street 2), and you choose the blank (wood or acrylic). Either way, you have a nice pen to take home with you.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes: $55 for wood pen / $65 for acrylic

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

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Making Box Joints

Thursday, August 3, 5 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mark Frost
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Eye Protection, Dust Mask and Hearing Protection.
Description: Box joints (aka finger joints) are often used to join the corners of boxes and drawers. They're not that difficult to cut, once you know the technique and have the necessary jig. We'll show you what you need to know and how to make the jig, so you can go home and start making boxes by the bunches.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Sharpening Clinic

Friday, August 4, 9 AM - 10 AM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bridger Berdel
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
Description: Here's a chance for you to come in with a few of your dull hand tools (chisels, hand plane blades, etc.) and get some help on making them sharp once more. No power tool blades and a three tools per person limit, please.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Introduction to Woodburning

Sunday, August 6, 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Lynne East-Itkin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required:
Description: In this class you will learn the basics of woodburning. The various tools and techniques needed will be discussed, as well as any safety concerns. Either bring your own woodburning tool if you'd like, or one will be provided for you to use.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: $60 Class Fee / $10 Materials Fee

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

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Beginning Intarsia

Wednesday, August 9, 9 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Eklund
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Eye & Ear Protection & dust mask
Description: Dan has been woodworking for more than 30 years. He studied intarsia with Judy Gale Roberts and Jerry Booher. Dan will teach their methodology for the student to complete a beginning project. Materials will be provided.
Prerequisite: "Scroll Saw Basics" class or scroll saw experience required
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand Plane Tuneup

Wednesday, August 9, 5 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bridger Berdel
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Bring your own plane
Description: Do you have an antique hand plane and want to learn how to make it work like new? Or maybe you have a new plane that you've been using right out of the box and you want to take it's performance to the next level. This class covers the process of improving the cutting ability and cut quality of wood and metal bodied hand planes. We'll help you take your plane apart, clean it up, adjust it, assess what repairs it might need, sharpen the blade, and then put it all back together. Bring your own hand plane in and any sharpening equipment you have that you want us to help you learn how to use to keep your plane blade sharp.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: $65 Class Fee / $5 Materials Fee

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

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Scroll Saw Photo Puzzle Project

Sunday, August 13, 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sharon Irene
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required:
Description: Learn to create your own wooden jigsaw puzzle on the scroll saw using a 5x7 photo that you'll bring with you to class. This is a hands on class, so when you leave you'll have a treasured keepsake that you can give to friends and loved ones, or you can keep it for yourself. Please bring at least two copies of any 5x7 photo just in case you make a mistake and need a do-over.
Prerequisite: Beginning scroll saw class or scroll saw experience is recommended.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: $50 Class Fee / $10 Materials Fee

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

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Sharpening Clinic

Wednesday, August 16, 6 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bridger Berdel
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
Description: Here's a chance for you to come in with a few of your dull hand tools (chisels, hand plane blades, etc.) and get some help on making them sharp once more. No power tool blades and a three tools per person limit, please.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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3rd Thursday Open Shop / Beginning Woodworking

Thursday, August 17, 5 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mark Frost
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-3
Tools Required: Dust Mask and Eye Protection
Description: Got a small project that you want to work on, but you don't have a shop to work in? Or, maybe you want to learn woodworking while making fun and simple projects that you can show off to your family and friends, or even give as gifts. This is your chance to solve either of these problems/desires. All ages (within reason) are encouraged to attend, and age-appropriate projects will be available for you to choose from at a reasonable fee. Also, some limitations apply to using the shop for your own project, so call or come by if you have any questions.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: $20 per hour or $50 for 3 hours.

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

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Beginning Carving

Saturday, August 19, 9 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Vernon Farr
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glove, Thumb Guard and Detail Knife (Tools will be provided for use during first class only)
Description: Are you looking for a new hobby or do you have some extra time on your hands and want to learn how to whittle away the hours? Come to our beginning carving class and we will teach you everything you need to know to get started in the fun and rewarding world of woodcarving. The basics of carving, the different types of carving, and how to carve safely will be explained and demonstrated. How to choose which carving tool to use for any given project, as well as how to keep them sharp will also be discussed. This is a hands-on class, so bring any carving tools you have, and we will help you learn how to use them safely, or we can help you pick out the best tools to suit your needs.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: $60 Class Fee / $5 Materials Fee

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

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Scroll Saw 1 and 2

Sunday, August 20, 12 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Stan Ries
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Ear and Eye Protection
Description: If you've been wanting to learn how to use a scroll saw safely and efficiently, this is the class to get you started. If you've taken the scroll saw basics class before, this class will help you gain more experience while working on a project that you get to take home with you.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: $70 for beginners / $90 for project

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

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Lathe Tool Sharpening

Thursday, August 24, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Vemich
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Bring your own dust mask and eye protection if you have them.
Description: Dull tools prevent you from doing your best work and are dangerous. Let us show you a quick and easy way to sharpen your turning tools using a slow speed grinder and the Wolverine Jig. We'll help you with the steps to setting up the jig and how to get the most out of the jig so you'll be back to your turning project in no time. Just bring your own safety glasses and two lathe tools and we will teach you what you need to know to have sharp lathe tools that are a joy to work with. Limit of two tools please.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Turn a Pepper Mill

Saturday, August 26, 10 AM - 3 PM

Class Status: Cancelled
Instructor: Michael Phillips
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 0-3
Tools Required: Bring your own dust mask and eye protection if you have them.
Description: Come join our woodturning pro as he takes you through the steps to turning your very own unique pepper mill. He will show you the steps from boring the blank, to making the tenon for a sharp fitting cap and finally sanding, finishing and assembly. Each student will receive a 6” pepper mill kit and the wood blank to make the pepper mill out of.
Prerequisite: Prior turning experience required.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Sharpening Clinic

Friday, September 1, 9 AM - 10 AM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bridger Berdel
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
Description: Here's a chance for you to come in with a few of your dull hand tools (chisels, hand plane blades, etc.) and get some help on making them sharp once more. No power tool blades and a three tools per person limit, please.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Using a Dovetail Jig

Thursday, September 7, 5 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mark Frost
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Masks and Hearing Protection.
Description: This is your chance to learn how to make half-blind dovetails using a dovetail jig and a router. While the technique is similar with a variety of brands of dovetail jigs, this class will focus on using the jig made by Porter Cable, one of our favorites.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Introduction to the Lathe--Spindle Turning

Saturday, September 9, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Vemich
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Bring your own dust mask and eye protection if you have them.
Description: As a beginner or someone who needs a refresher course in woodturning, tool control concepts are extremely important. I will show you why those nasty "catches" happen and how to get good, clean cuts with your tools. Once you grasp these basics, it will be much easier to begin making pens, pepper grinders, bowls, boxes, hollow forms, and any other woodturning project. Instruction will include safety, lathe setup, theory of tool control, sharpening tips, and basic cuts that can be made on spindles. You will have practice creating traditional spindle features with five fundamental turning tools, and each student will work on a project to take home.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Introduction to Gourd Finishing

Sunday, September 10, 1 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Lynne East-Itkin
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses and Dust Masks
Description: Over the years we've received numerous requests for information and resources from the growing group of people locally that are interested in working with gourds. To satisfy this demand, Woodcraft of Tucson has started to carry an assortment of gourds of varying shapes and sizes here in your local store, and we are also lucky to have an instructor available that is experienced in working with gourds. This class is a good basic introduction to turning a gourd into a work of art. All materials will be provided, including the gourd, of course.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes: $70 Class Fee / $10 Materials Fee

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

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Wood or Acrylic Pen Turning

Tuesday, September 12, 10 AM - 1:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Phillips
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Dust Mask & Safety Glasses
Description: This pen turning class is designed for either beginners (turning wooden pens), or more experienced turners (turning acrylic pens) with the help of our expert pen turning instructor. We'll choose the pen kit (Wall Street 2), and you choose the blank (wood or acrylic). Either way, you have a nice pen to take home with you.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes: $55 for wood / $65 for acrylic

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

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Beginning Intarsia

Wednesday, September 13, 9 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Eklund
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Eye & Ear Protection & dust mask
Description: Dan has been woodworking for more than 30 years. He studied intarsia with Judy Gale Roberts and Jerry Booher. Dan will teach their methodology for the student to complete a beginning project. Materials will be provided.
Prerequisite: "Scroll Saw Basics" class or scroll saw experience required
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand Plane Tuneup

Wednesday, September 13, 5 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bridger Berdel
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Bring your own plane
Description: Do you have an antique hand plane and want to learn how to make it work like new? Or maybe you have a new plane that you've been using right out of the box and you want to take it's performance to the next level. This class covers the process of improving the cutting ability and cut quality of wood and metal bodied hand planes. We'll help you take your plane apart, clean it up, adjust it, assess what repairs it might need, sharpen the blade, and then put it all back together. Bring your own hand plane in and any sharpening equipment you have that you want us to help you learn how to use to keep your plane blade sharp.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: $65 Class Fee / $5 Materials Fee

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

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Make a Scroll Saw Puzzle Box

Thursday, September 14, 5 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sharon Irene
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Masks and Hearing Protection
Description: Scroll saw boxes are easy and fun to build. They make great gifts and can be completed quickly. In this class, you'll make a puzzle box that you can take home with you using a scroll saw. All materials will be provided.
Prerequisite: Some woodworking experience is recommended, but not required.
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: $50 Class Fee / $10 Materials Fee

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

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Beginning Carving

Saturday, September 16, 9 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Vernon Farr
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glove, Thumb Guard and Detail Knife (Tools will be provided for use during first class only)
Description: Are you looking for a new hobby or do you have some extra time on your hands and want to learn how to whittle away the hours? Come to our beginning carving class and we will teach you everything you need to know to get started in the fun and rewarding world of woodcarving. The basics of carving, the different types of carving, and how to carve safely will be explained and demonstrated. How to choose which carving tool to use for any given project, as well as how to keep them sharp will also be discussed. This is a hands-on class, so bring any carving tools you have, and we will help you learn how to use them safely, or we can help you pick out the best tools to suit your needs.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: $60 Class Fee / $5 Materials Fee

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

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Scroll Saw 1 and 2

Sunday, September 17, 12 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Stan Ries
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Ear and Eye Protection
Description: If you've been wanting to learn how to use a scroll saw safely and efficiently, this is the class to get you started. If you've taken the scroll saw basics class before, this class will help you gain more experience while working on a project that you get to take home with you.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: $70 for beginners / $90 for project

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

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Sharpening Clinic

Wednesday, September 20, 6 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bridger Berdel
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
Description: Here's a chance for you to come in with a few of your dull hand tools (chisels, hand plane blades, etc.) and get some help on making them sharp once more. No power tool blades and a three tools per person limit, please.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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3rd Thursday Open Shop / Beginning Woodworking

Thursday, September 21, 5 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mark Frost
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-3
Tools Required: Dust Mask and Eye Protection
Description: Got a small project that you want to work on, but you don't have a shop to work in? Or, maybe you want to learn woodworking while making fun and simple projects that you can show off to your family and friends, or even give as gifts. This is your chance to solve either of these problems/desires. All ages (within reason) are encouraged to attend, and age-appropriate projects will be available for you to choose from at a reasonable fee. Also, some limitations apply to using the shop for your own project, so call or come by if you have any questions.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: $20 per hour / $50 for 3 hours

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

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Open Segmented Bowl Assembly

Saturday, September 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Stan Ries
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Eye & Ear Protection, Dust Mask
Description: In this class you will assemble your own segmented bowl. Topics of discussion will be planning/designing, indexing your lathe, cutting the pieces (various options), gluing techniques, sanding, and jigs needed for assembly.
Prerequisite: Some woodworking experience
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: $125 Class Fee / $25 Materials Fee

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

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Open Segmented Bowl Turning

Sunday, September 24, 11 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Stan Ries
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Eye & Ear Protection, Dust Mask
Description: In this class, you will turn your open segmented bowl that you assembled previously.
Prerequisite: Open Segmented Bowl Assembly
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Turn a Pepper Mill

Saturday, September 30, 10 AM - 3 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Phillips
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 0-3
Tools Required: Bring your own dust mask and eye protection if you have them.
Description: Come join our woodturning pro as he takes you through the steps to turning your very own unique pepper mill. He will show you the steps from boring the blank, to making the tenon for a sharp fitting cap and finally sanding, finishing and assembly. Each student will receive a 6” pepper mill kit and the wood blank to make the pepper mill out of.
Prerequisite: Prior turning experience required.
Tuition: $100.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Make a Scroll Saw Jack-O-Lantern

Thursday, October 5, 5 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sharon Irene
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Dust Mask & Safety Glasses
Description: Make a fun (or scary!) original Halloween decoration for yourself or to give as a gift. Bring any ideas and sketches you may have and be ready to create a MONSTER (or pumpkin or ghost or...). Materials will be provided.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Sharpening Clinic

Friday, October 6, 9 AM - 10 AM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bridger Berdel
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
Description: Here's a chance for you to come in with a few of your dull hand tools (chisels, hand plane blades, etc.) and get some help on making them sharp once more. No power tool blades and a three tools per person limit, please.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Introduction to the Lathe--Spindle Turning

Saturday, October 7, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Vemich
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Bring your own dust mask and eye protection if you have them.
Description: As a beginner or someone who needs a refresher course in woodturning, tool control concepts are extremely important. I will show you why those nasty "catches" happen and how to get good, clean cuts with your tools. Once you grasp these basics, it will be much easier to begin making pens, pepper grinders, bowls, boxes, hollow forms, and any other woodturning project. Instruction will include safety, lathe setup, theory of tool control, sharpening tips, and basic cuts that can be made on spindles. You will have practice creating traditional spindle features with five fundamental turning tools, and each student will work on a project to take home.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Introduction to Woodburning

Sunday, October 8, 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Lynne East-Itkin
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required:
Description: In this class you will learn the basics of woodburning. The various tools and techniques needed will be discussed, as well as any safety concerns. Either bring your own woodburning tool if you'd like, or one will be provided for you to use.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: $60 Class Fee / $10 Materials Fee

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

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Wood or Acrylic Pen Turning

Tuesday, October 10, 10 AM - 1:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Phillips
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Dust Mask & Safety Glasses
Description: This pen turning class is designed for either beginners (turning wooden pens), or more experienced turners (turning acrylic pens) with the help of our expert pen turning instructor. We'll choose the pen kit (Wall Street 2), and you choose the blank (wood or acrylic). Either way, you have a nice pen to take home with you.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes: $55 for wood / $65 for acrylic

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

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Beginning Intarsia

Wednesday, October 11, 9 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Dan Eklund
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Eye & Ear Protection & dust mask
Description: Dan has been woodworking for more than 30 years. He studied intarsia with Judy Gale Roberts and Jerry Booher. Dan will teach their methodology for the student to complete a beginning project. Materials will be provided.
Prerequisite: "Scroll Saw Basics" class or scroll saw experience required
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand Plane Tuneup

Wednesday, October 11, 5 PM - 7 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bridger Berdel
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Bring your own plane
Description: Do you have an antique hand plane and want to learn how to make it work like new? Or maybe you have a new plane that you've been using right out of the box and you want to take it's performance to the next level. This class covers the process of improving the cutting ability and cut quality of wood and metal bodied hand planes. We'll help you take your plane apart, clean it up, adjust it, assess what repairs it might need, sharpen the blade, and then put it all back together. Bring your own hand plane in and any sharpening equipment you have that you want us to help you learn how to use to keep your plane blade sharp.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: $65 Class Fee / $5 Materials Fee

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

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Lathe Tool Sharpening

Thursday, October 12, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chris Vemich
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Bring your own dust mask and eye protection if you have them.
Description: Dull tools prevent you from doing your best work and are dangerous. Let us show you a quick and easy way to sharpen your turning tools using a slow speed grinder and the Wolverine Jig. We'll help you with the steps to setting up the jig and how to get the most out of the jig so you'll be back to your turning project in no time. Just bring your own safety glasses and two lathe tools and we will teach you what you need to know to have sharp lathe tools that are a joy to work with. Limit of two tools please.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $45.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Stack-cut Scroll Saw Ornaments

Sunday, October 15, 1 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Sharon Irene
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Dust Mask & Safety Glasses
Description: Use your favorite cookie cutters to design and create Christmas ornaments using a scroll saw. By stacking the material, you can cut out several at the same time. Bring three simple cookie cutters (sized about 3 inches) to choose from. Materials will be provided.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Sharpening Clinic

Wednesday, October 18, 5 PM - 6 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bridger Berdel
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required:
Description: Here's a chance for you to come in with a few of your dull hand tools (chisels, hand plane blades, etc.) and get some help on making them sharp once more. No power tool blades and a three tools per person limit, please.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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3rd Thursday Open Shop / Beginning Woodworking

Thursday, October 19, 5 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mark Frost
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-3
Tools Required: Dust Mask and Eye Protection
Description: Got a small project that you want to work on, but you don't have a shop to work in? Or, maybe you want to learn woodworking while making fun and simple projects that you can show off to your family and friends, or even give as gifts. This is your chance to solve either of these problems/desires. All ages (within reason) are encouraged to attend, and age-appropriate projects will be available for you to choose from at a reasonable fee. Also, some limitations apply to using the shop for your own project, so call or come by if you have any questions.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: $20 per hour / $50 for three hours

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

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Beginning Carving

Saturday, October 21, 9 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Vernon Farr
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glove, Thumb Guard and Detail Knife (Tools will be provided for use during first class only)
Description: Are you looking for a new hobby or do you have some extra time on your hands and want to learn how to whittle away the hours? Come to our beginning carving class and we will teach you everything you need to know to get started in the fun and rewarding world of woodcarving. The basics of carving, the different types of carving, and how to carve safely will be explained and demonstrated. How to choose which carving tool to use for any given project, as well as how to keep them sharp will also be discussed. This is a hands-on class, so bring any carving tools you have, and we will help you learn how to use them safely, or we can help you pick out the best tools to suit your needs.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes: $60 Class Fee / $5 Materials Fee

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Scroll Saw 1 and 2

Sunday, October 22, 12 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Stan Ries
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Ear and Eye Protection
Description: If you've been wanting to learn how to use a scroll saw safely and efficiently, this is the class to get you started. If you've taken the scroll saw basics class before, this class will help you gain more experience while working on a project that you get to take home with you.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes: $70 for beginners / $90 for project

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Wood or Acrylic Pen Turning

Tuesday, October 24, 10 AM - 1:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Phillips
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-4
Tools Required: Dust Mask & Safety Glasses
Description: This pen turning class is designed for either beginners (turning wooden pens), or more experienced turners (turning acrylic pens) with the help of our expert pen turning instructor. We'll choose the pen kit (Wall Street 2), and you choose the blank (wood or acrylic). Either way, you have a nice pen to take home with you.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes: $55 for wood pen / $65 for acrylic

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Introduction to SketchUp Design Software

Thursday, October 26, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Rick Castellini
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 0-10
Tools Required:
Description: Are you looking for some design help for your next project? Maybe you can visualize what you want to make, but don't know how to translate that vision into the actual plans you can follow to make your dream project a reality. This class is just what you need. We'll teach you the basics of SketchUp, a free 3-D modeling program, and show you why you may want to start using this tool in the design phase of all your future projects. You might even begin to wonder how you ever got along without this very helpful piece of software.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $40.00
Tuition Notes:

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Turn a Lidded Box

Saturday, October 28, 10 AM - 2 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Michael Phillips
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 0-3
Tools Required: Bring your own dust mask and eye protection if you have them.
Description: In this class we will teach you how to turn and hollow a suction-fit lidded box on the lathe. You will learn how to chuck and re-chuck the box and lid on the lathe using jam chucks to remove the tenons used during the process. Learn tricks to getting a perfect suction-fit lid. Lidded boxes make great gifts, are fun to turn and don’t require big pieces of exotic wood.
Prerequisite: Some lathe experience
Tuition: $85.00
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