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Phone:
805-658-9663
Fax:
805-658-9664
Email:
Ventura@Woodcraft.com

3860 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93003
USA

Hours of Operation

sunday 10AM - 4 PM
monday 7AM - 7 PM
tuesday 7 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 7 AM - 7 PM
thursday 7AM - 9 PM
friday 7 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Small Bowl Turning with: Chad Ishikawa
Beginner

Thursday, March 21, 5 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Full Face Shield
Description: There are very few as immediately gratifying results in woodworking as watching a rough, angular piece of wood turn into a lovely, smooth bowl all by the touch of a sharp gouge and your own nimble manipulations of it! With our master turner, we'll make what seems difficult to do, easy! Learn the basics of lathe operation, safety, sharpening, and turning techniques and go home with a project you'll be proud to show your family and friends!
Tuition: $95.00

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Pen & Pencil Turning - Slim Style with: Mark Mayer
Beginner

Saturday, March 23, 10 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Warning: This form of woodworking could become habit-forming! You'll be grinning ear to ear after making your first turned pen! In this hands-on class, you'll turn, every step of the way, a beautiful wooden pen and pencil set that you'll be proud to show off or give as a gift. And you'll go home with a basic understanding of lathe operation, tools, and turning techniques.
Tuition: $90.00

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Making A Box: Scroll Saw And Power Carving with: Mike Horwitz
All

Sunday, March 24, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: Make a small box in a heart, feather, dog bone or any design you create. This box will be made using the scroll or band saw and various sanders. Bring a power carver ie., Dremel or Foredom. There will be various carving tools available to try for a small additional fee. There will be additioanal blanks available if you want to make more than one box.
Tuition: $120.00

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Turning A Pepper Mill with: Mark Mayer
Intermediate

Thursday, March 28, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: Oh, the aromatic scent of fresh ground pepper. Review basic turning and sharpening principles, spindle turning techniques, and drilling procedures. Then turn away and design a unique shape. Go home and grind pepper from your own hand-turned pepper mill!
Tuition: $75.00

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Box Making: Haiku Box with: David Blackburn
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, March 30, 9 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 31, 10 AM - 3:30 PM

Description: David Blackburn, award-winning woodworker specializing in one-of-a-kind, museum-quality wooden boxes, presents the Haiku Box. Approximately 12 x 6 x 9 inches tall using exotic contrasting woods inlaid and over-laid with tapered legs. As much a work of art as it is a practical storage it also comprises a sliding lift out tray. The top of the box is themed based on optional Japanese Haiku poetry forms. David puts his personal twist on this timeless design. As with all his classes, he covers every step of construction from start to finish, uses a variety of fine hardwoods, demonstrates many invaluable time-saving tips and techniques. Your box may differ in design according to wood availability and your imagination. Note: This is a two day class and moves at a fast paced! Your box may be complete but unfinished at the end of the class.
Tuition: $300.00

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Kids Academy: Basic Woodworking with: Chad Ishikawa And Kirby Kaneshiro
All

Part 1: Tuesday, April 2, 9 AM - 1 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, April 3, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Have fun and learn basic woodworking skills to build projects! Young woodworkers will learn basic shop safety and skills including the use of tools for sanding, planing, sawing, hammering and drilling while creating two projects.
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: Students Ages 12 Years And Older

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Safety Class with: TBD
All

Thursday, April 4, 3 PM - 7 PM

Description: Interested in learning more about shop safety? Attend our FREE shop safety class where we will cover the basics of using each machine in our shop. From lathes to tablesaws to masks and hearing protection, you'll understand how to function safely in the shop environment after this class. NOTE: For customers utilizing Woodcraft Ventura's open shop time, attending a shop safety class is REQUIRED before booking open shop time.
Tuition: $0.00
Tuition Notes: Class Is Free But Sign Up To Reserve Your Space.

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Friday, April 5, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Basics Of Cabinet Making with: Larry Margules
All

Saturday, April 6, 9 AM - 4 PM

Description: This course in basic cabinet making will launch your home-improvement skills so you can tackle that shop, bathroom, or kitchen remodeling project! Part lecture, part demo, part hands-on, this class covers everything from the planning and design stage of your project to making an accurate take-off and materials list to construction techniques. The instructor will demonstrate step by step the construction of the cabinet box and the face-frame using the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig system (You'll get a chance to practice the techniques) and final assembly. Also learn how to construct a simple drawer box, several options for constructing a cabinet door, and door installation using European-style hinges. Ideas for more advanced door- and drawer-front options will also be discussed. You'll leave with a fundamental understanding of the entire process and ideas to customize these principles for your home project. One cabinet will be built during the class and awarded by random drawing to a lucky participant to take home!
Tuition: $145.00

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Wood Burning 101 with: Ernie Rascon
All

Sunday, April 7, 10 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: Wood Burner, 3 Wood Burning Pens (call For Details) Pencil, Eraser, Razor Knife
Description: Wood burning (pyrography) is a fascinating art form that is akin to painting or etching a picture, except that it uses a wood-burning tool to create the design. (Wood burning techniques may also be used on gourd burning, another popular art form.) This class discusses wood selection and preparation, basic wood burning tools and equipment, pattern application, and basic wood burning techniques. You will practice techniques in class and go home with a project (level of completion varies) and the knowledge to tackle more. Wood & patterns are provided. You must provide your own wood burner & wood burning pens, or use ours for an additional $15 fee (equipment is limited and available on a first come, first served basis, so let us know in advance if you want to use our tools).
Tuition: $90.00

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Tuesday, April 9, 1 PM - 5 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Small Bowl Turning with: Chad Ishikawa
Beginner

Thursday, April 11, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Full Face Shield
Description: There are very few as immediately gratifying results in woodworking as watching a rough, angular piece of wood turn into a lovely, smooth bowl all by the touch of a sharp gouge and your own nimble manipulations of it! With our master turner, we'll make what seems difficult to do, easy! Learn the basics of lathe operation, safety, sharpening, and turning techniques and go home with a project you'll be proud to show your family and friends!
Tuition: $95.00

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Turning A Bottle Stopper with: Mark Mayer
Beginner

Thursday, April 11, 4 PM - 7 PM

Description: Make a great present! In this beginner level class, you'll be guided step by step in the creation of a bottle stopper. You'll learn to mount the blank in the chuck, turn the blank, finish and assemble the completeed stopper for a memorable gift or keepsake.
Tuition: $75.00

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Festool Base Cabinet Construction with: Chad Iskikawa And Sergio Neira
All

Part 1: Saturday, April 13, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, April 14, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: In this class the tools and techniques necessary to build shop quality cabinetry will be covered. Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills the class will concentrate primarily on the construction of a traditional face frame base cabinet. From raw material to a finished cabinet ready for finish, you will learn how to work faster, easier and smarter with the Festool System. Since most of the 2 days will be spent in the shop, actually using the tools, we request that prospective students have some previous knowledge of the Festool System and/or the basics of trim carpentry or cabinet construction.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: Two-day Class

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Tuesday, April 16, 1 PM - 5 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Turning A Box with: Chad Ishikawa
All

Thursday, April 18, 3 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Material Are Provided
Description: Turned boxes are unique art forms in all sorts of shapes and sizes limited only by your imagination and turning skills! We can take care of the skills part by teaching you how to turn these rounded, hollowed out forms with lids and decorative embellishments. Turned boxes make unique works of art to display, or they can be used for small keepsake or jewelry boxes.
Tuition: $95.00

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Box Joinery Techniques: Dovetail with: Gerry Wilson
All

Saturday, April 20, 10 AM - 2 PM

Description: Beautiful woodworking begins with outstanding joinery. In this class, learn to make the classic Dovetail Joint by two different methods. Students will learn the actions & elements of a joint, factors in selecting a joint, and which types of projects you'll want to use this joint for. Learn the planning and layout process, particularly how to cut accurately and to the line to produce perfect joints every time. Students will make two dovetail corner joints: one hand-cut and the other using a tablesaw and Leigh Jig. Wood is included.
Tuition: $95.00

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Tuesday, April 23, 1 PM - 5 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Thursday, April 25, 3 PM - 7 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Making A Cheese Slicer with: Kirby Kaneshiro
All

Saturday, April 27, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: This is a fun and easy class for woodworkers of all skill levels. We will be taking the satisfying exercise of making a cutting board and adding a twist: we will be building a cheese slicing mechanism into it for a truly unique and useful project that will be sure to turn out great, even for beginners.
Tuition: $90.00

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Tablesaw Basics with: Gerry Wilson
All

Saturday, April 27, 2 PM - 5 PM

Description: Feeling less than confident about using a tablesaw? Then this is the class for you. Learn about safety, of course, and practical skills you can transfer to use in your own shop, including tablesaw adjustments, blade characteristics, common mistakes to avoid, proper cross-cutting and ripping techniques, and lots of hands-on experience.
Tuition: $85.00

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Carving A Face On A Walking Stick with: Ernie Rascon
All

Sunday, April 28, 10 AM - 3:30 PM

Description: Ernie Rascon will be teaching a class on using various carving techniques to create a unique artistically carved face on a walking stick.
Tuition: $95.00

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Thursday, May 2, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Carving A Whimsical Bark House with: Al Plasch
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Thursday, May 2, 3 PM - 7 PM
Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 3 PM - 7 PM
Part 3: Thursday, May 16, 3 PM - 7 PM

Description: Let your imagination soar as you learn to carve Cotton Wood bark into a whimsical house. Adorn it with windows, eaves, shingles, stairs, a bubbling brook – anything you want! You'll learn how to plan and execute a design and a variety of carving techniques to create textures, forms, and shapes to enhance the natural characteristics of the wood. This is a great way to hone your beginner or intermediate carving skills and go home with a conversation piece! Techniques learned can be transferred to many projects, like walking sticks or relief carving.
Tuition: $115.00
Tuition Notes: This Is A Series Of Three Classes

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Safety Class with: Instructor Varies
All

Saturday, May 4, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Interested in learning more about shop safety? Attend our FREE shop safety class where we will cover the basics of using each machine in our shop. From lathes to tablesaws to masks and hearing protection, you'll understand how to function safely in the shop environment after this class. NOTE: For customers utilizing Woodcraft Ventura's open shop time, attending a shop safety class is REQUIRED before booking open shop time.
Tuition: $0.00
Tuition Notes: Class Is Free But Sign Up To Reserve Your Space.

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Pen & Pencil Turning - Slim Style with: Mark Mayer
Beginner

Saturday, May 4, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Warning: This form of woodworking could become habit-forming! You'll be grinning ear to ear after making your first turned pen! In this hands-on class, you'll turn, every step of the way, a beautiful wooden pen and pencil set that you'll be proud to show off or give as a gift. And you'll go home with a basic understanding of lathe operation, tools, and turning techniques.
Tuition: $90.00

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Milling Your Own Lumber with: Gerry Wilson
All

Sunday, May 5, 10 AM - 2 PM

Description: One of the most critical elements of woodworking is the selection and proper sizing of the material used in the construction of your project. Not only does milling your own lumber give you greater latitude in your projects but it also saves you money. In "Milling Your Own Lumber" you will learn how to select the best boards for your project including best pricing, but also the proper approach and sequencing of steps necessary to ensure boards are flat, square, parallel and true. The class will include demonstrations on both "machining" and hand tool processes including the use of jointers, planers, table saws, bandsaws, and chop saws as well as various hand planes and hand saws. You will learn how to read grain, how to properly present the material to the tool of choice to minimize tear out, and how to deal with cupping and twist. "Milling Your Own Lumber" will give the knowledge you need to ensure your projects start off on the right foot.
Tuition: $90.00

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Tuesday, May 7, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Intermediate Sketchup For Woodworkers with: Jeff Wagner
All

Saturday, May 11, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Expand your Sketchup skills with more complex modeling! Learn to push the boundaries of your design layouts into more complex shapes and fabrication drawings. Bring any questions or models that you have questions about. We recommend you bring your laptop so you can follow along in class.
Tuition: $90.00

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Band Saw Basics with: Gerry Wilson
All

Saturday, May 11, 2 PM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: This class is designed for the new or prospective band saw owner or someone whose skills have gotten rusty. Review the characteristics of band saws and how to select the best one for your needs. Review adjustments, tuning, maintenance, blades, accessories, and safety. You'll get hands-on practice, see various uses of the band saw, and learn how to make jigs that help get the maximum use out of the tool.
Tuition: $85.00

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Heart Shaped Boxes with: Mike Horwitz
All

Sunday, May 12, 9 AM - 4 PM

Description: Make a set of heart-shaped boxes using the interior cutout of the larger box to make the smaller box. You will use a bandsaw, scroll saw and a variety of sanders to shape and finish your keepsake boxes. Boxes will be made from a variety of hardwoods. Beginners and experts welcome!
Tuition: $165.00

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Thursday, May 16, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Small Bowl Turning with: Chad Ishikawa
Beginner

Saturday, May 18, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Full Face Shield
Description: There are very few as immediately gratifying results in woodworking as watching a rough, angular piece of wood turn into a lovely, smooth bowl all by the touch of a sharp gouge and your own nimble manipulations of it! With our master turner, we'll make what seems difficult to do, easy! Learn the basics of lathe operation, safety, sharpening, and turning techniques and go home with a project you'll be proud to show your family and friends!
Tuition: $95.00

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Turning A Bottle Stopper with: Mark Mayer
Beginner

Saturday, May 18, 2 PM - 6 PM

Description: Make a great present! In this beginner level class, you'll be guided step by step in the creation of a bottle stopper. You'll learn to mount the blank in the chuck, turn the blank, finish and assemble the completeed stopper for a memorable gift or keepsake.
Tuition: $85.00

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Wood Burning 102 with: Ernie Rascon
Beginner

Sunday, May 19, 10 AM - 1 PM

Prerequisite: Wood Burning 101 Recommended, Or Equivalent Experience
Description: Take your new-found wood burning skills to the next level and learn to add more detail to your art work and unique finishes, like colorizing with tints. Bring your own artwork, prepared wood, and tools. This class focuses on adding refinements and new techniques to your burning repertoire, and the instructor will spend time working with each student on their individual projects.
Tuition: $80.00

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Tuesday, May 21, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Kids Academy : Turning with: Chad Ishikawa And Kirby Kaneshiro
Beginner

Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 3 PM - 7 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, May 22, 3 PM - 7 PM

Prerequisite: Students Must Be 12 Years Or Older To Attend.
Description: Attention all kids! This class is for you! During this class, students will be introduced to turning. Through several hands-on exercises, students will learn the basics of turning wood and will leave with a pen, pencil and one other turned project which they will get to select with the instructor.
Tuition: $175.00
Tuition Notes: This Is A Series Of Two Classes!

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Box Joinery Techniques: Keyed Miter Joint with: Gerry Wilson
All

Thursday, May 23, 3 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses.
Description: Beautiful woodworking begins with outstanding joinery. In this class, learn to make the classic keyed miter joint that will form the basis of many of your future woodworking projects. Go home with an unlidded box (approx. 8"W x 14"L x 6" H) to use as future design template or as attractive storage piece. Students will learn the actions & elements of a joint, factors in selecting a joint, and which types of projects you'll want to use this joint for. Learn the planning and layout process, particularly how to cut accurately and to the line to produce perfect joints every time. Wood is included.
Tuition: $95.00

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Festool Upper Cabinet Construction with: Chad Iskikawa And Sergio Neira
All

Part 1: Saturday, May 25, 9 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 26, 10 AM - 4 PM

Description: In this class, the tools and techniques necessary to build shop quality cabinetry will be covered. Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills the class will concentrate primarily on the construction of a traditional face frame base cabinet. From raw material to a finished cabinet ready for finish, you will learn how to work faster, easier and smarter with the Festool System. Since most of the 2 days will be spent in the shop, actually using the tools, we request that prospective students have some previous knowledge of the Festool System and/or the basics of trim carpentry or cabinet construction.
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes: This Is A Two Day Class

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Small Bowl Turning with: Chad Ishikawa
Beginner

Thursday, May 30, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Full Face Shield
Description: There are very few as immediately gratifying results in woodworking as watching a rough, angular piece of wood turn into a lovely, smooth bowl all by the touch of a sharp gouge and your own nimble manipulations of it! With our master turner, we'll make what seems difficult to do, easy! Learn the basics of lathe operation, safety, sharpening, and turning techniques and go home with a project you'll be proud to show your family and friends!
Tuition: $95.00

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Safety Class with: Instructor Varies
All

Saturday, June 1, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Interested in learning more about shop safety? Attend our FREE shop safety class where we will cover the basics of using each machine in our shop. From lathes to tablesaws to masks and hearing protection, you'll understand how to function safely in the shop environment after this class. NOTE: For customers utilizing Woodcraft Ventura's open shop time, attending a shop safety class is REQUIRED before booking open shop time.
Tuition: $0.00
Tuition Notes: Class Is Free But Sign Up To Reserve Your Space.

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Tablesaw Basics with: Gerry Wilson
All

Saturday, June 1, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Description: Feeling less than confident about using a tablesaw? Then this is the class for you. Learn about safety, of course, and practical skills you can transfer to use in your own shop, including tablesaw adjustments, blade characteristics, common mistakes to avoid, proper cross-cutting and ripping techniques, and lots of hands-on experience.
Tuition: $75.00

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Intermediate Sketchup For Woodworkers with: Jeff Wagner
All

Sunday, June 2, 10 AM - 2 PM

Description: Expand your Sketchup skills with more complex modeling! Learn to push the boundaries of your design layouts into more complex shapes and fabrication drawings. Bring any questions or models that you have questions about. We recommend you bring your laptop so you can follow along in class.
Tuition: $90.00

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Monday, June 3, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Wednesday, June 5, 2 PM - 6 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Turning Small Projects with: Mark Mayer
All

Thursday, June 6, 4 PM - 7 PM

Description: There are very few as immediately gratifying results in woodworking as watching a rough, angular piece of wood turn into a lovely, smooth shape all by the touch of a sharp gouge and your own nimble manipulations of it! With our master turner, we'll make what seems difficult to do, easy! Learn the basics of lathe operation, safety, sharpening, and turning techniques and go home with a project you'll be proud to show your family and friends! Select a small project (pen, pencil, bottle stopper, handle, ect) and create your item during class. See what other unique items students create to spark your imagination!
Tuition: $75.00

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Tuesday, June 11, 2 PM - 6 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Thursday, June 13, 12 PM - 3 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Small Bowl Turning with: Chad Ishikawa
Beginner

Thursday, June 13, 3 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Full Face Shield
Description: There are very few as immediately gratifying results in woodworking as watching a rough, angular piece of wood turn into a lovely, smooth bowl all by the touch of a sharp gouge and your own nimble manipulations of it! With our master turner, we'll make what seems difficult to do, easy! Learn the basics of lathe operation, safety, sharpening, and turning techniques and go home with a project you'll be proud to show your family and friends!
Tuition: $95.00

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Hand Plane Usage In The Modern Shop with: Gerry Wilson
All

Saturday, June 15, 9 AM - 12 PM

Description: Hand planes are indispensable for fine woodworking, and they have been used for centuries around the world to plane, flatten, smooth, and shape wood. Even in a modern shop equipped with the best stationary power tools, a good hand plane cannot be surpassed for its efficiency and precision in furniture making and other fine woodworking applications. This survey class is geared toward the new woodworker who is looking for tips on choosing a plane; usages of various planes; plane features and anatomy; planning techniques; sharpening; tuning and maintenance. Block, Shoulder, and Smoothing planes will be emphasized. Part lecture, part demo, part hands-on, this course will help you better understand the features, benefits, and uses of hand planes before you invest in these timeless and essential tools.
Tuition: $75.00

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Pen & Pencil Turning - Slim Style with: Mark Mayer
Beginner

Saturday, June 15, 1 PM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Warning: This form of woodworking could become habit-forming! You'll be grinning ear to ear after making your first turned pen! In this hands-on class, you'll turn, every step of the way, a beautiful wooden pen and pencil set that you'll be proud to show off or give as a gift. And you'll go home with a basic understanding of lathe operation, tools, and turning techniques.
Tuition: $90.00

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Monday, June 17, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Wednesday, June 19, 2 PM - 6 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Wood Burning 101 with: Ernie Rascon
All

Thursday, June 20, 3 PM - 7 PM

Tools Required: Wood Burner, 3 Wood Burning Pens (call For Details) Pencil, Eraser, Razor Knife
Description: Wood burning (pyrography) is a fascinating art form that is akin to painting or etching a picture, except that it uses a wood-burning tool to create the design. (Wood burning techniques may also be used on gourd burning, another popular art form.) This class discusses wood selection and preparation, basic wood burning tools and equipment, pattern application, and basic wood burning techniques. You will practice techniques in class and go home with a project (level of completion varies) and the knowledge to tackle more. Wood & patterns are provided. You may provide your own wood burner & wood burning pens, or use ours (equipment is limited and available on a first come, first served basis, so let us know in advance if you want to use our tools).
Tuition: $90.00

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Basics Of Cabinet Making with: Larry Margules
All

Saturday, June 22, 9 AM - 4 PM

Description: This course in basic cabinet making will launch your home-improvement skills so you can tackle that shop, bathroom, or kitchen remodeling project! Part lecture, part demo, part hands-on, this class covers everything from the planning and design stage of your project to making an accurate take-off and materials list to construction techniques. The instructor will demonstrate step by step the construction of the cabinet box and the face-frame using the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig system (You'll get a chance to practice the techniques) and final assembly. Also learn how to construct a simple drawer box, several options for constructing a cabinet door, and door installation using European-style hinges. Ideas for more advanced door- and drawer-front options will also be discussed. You'll leave with a fundamental understanding of the entire process and ideas to customize these principles for your home project. One cabinet will be built during the class and awarded by random drawing to a lucky participant to take home!
Tuition: $145.00

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CNC Basics with: Jeff Wagner
All

Sunday, June 23, 10 AM - 2 PM

Description: Interested in utilizing CNC technology to create your projects? Join Jeff for this interesting class! He'll cover the basics of a CNC - the different features and models available, the best project types for a CNC, router bits, how to import your files and run the machine. He'll also introduce you to VCarve Pro, the software most CNCs use. During the class, you'll follow along as Jeff sets up a file and the CNC completes a small project.
Tuition: $75.00

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Kids Academy : Turning with: Chad Ishikawa And Kirby Kaneshiro
Beginner

Part 1: Monday, June 24, 9 AM - 1 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, June 26, 9 AM - 1 PM

Prerequisite: Students Must Be 12 Years Or Older To Attend.
Description: This class covers basic lathe operation, safety, lathe tools and sharpening. This is a must class for anyone who wants to learn the art of wood turning. Through several hands-on exercises students will learn the basics of turning wood and will leave with a pen, pencil and one other turned project.
Tuition: $195.00
Tuition Notes: This Is A Series Of Two Classes!

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Tuesday, June 25, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Open Shop Time with: Instructor Varies
All

Thursday, June 27, 2 PM - 5 PM

Description: Our shop is your shop! Bring in your project to complete in our shop using our tools. An instructor will be present to answer any questions or provide project advice as you tackle your to-do-list. Open shop time is booked by the hour. You'll pay the fee for the first hour when you sign up and pay for additional time when you clean up. Cost is $20 / hour for open shop time.
Tuition: $20.00
Tuition Notes: Cost Is $20.00 / Hour

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Box Joinery Techniques: Dovetail with: Gerry Wilson
All

Saturday, June 29, 9 AM - 1 PM

Description: Beautiful woodworking begins with outstanding joinery. In this class, learn to make the classic Dovetail Joint by two different methods. Students will learn the actions & elements of a joint, factors in selecting a joint, and which types of projects you'll want to use this joint for. Learn the planning and layout process, particularly how to cut accurately and to the line to produce perfect joints every time. Students will make two dovetail corner joints: one hand-cut and the other using a tablesaw and Leigh Jig. Wood is included.
Tuition: $95.00

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Turning A Box with: Chad Ishikawa
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, June 30, 10 AM - 3 PM

Tools Required: All Tools And Material Are Provided
Description: Turned boxes are unique art forms in all sorts of shapes and sizes limited only by your imagination and turning skills! We can take care of the skills part by teaching you how to turn these rounded, hollowed out forms with lids and decorative embellishments. Turned boxes make unique works of art to display, or they can be used for small keepsake or jewelry boxes.
Tuition: $105.00

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