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Phone:
757-466-1166
Fax:
757-466-7312
Email:
virginiabeach-retail@woodcraft.com

The Shops at Janaf, Suite 152 5802 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
USA

Hours of Operation

sunday 12 PM - 5 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 7 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Carving Level 1 with: Jim Francis
Beginner

Part 1: Tuesday, April 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, April 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Carving Tools Provided
Description: In this class you will learn, through demonstrations and exercises, the fundamentals of carving that will provide a solid foundation for all types of carving. Learn about carving materials and tools, how to sharpen and get the most out of each tool, how to read and carve in relation to wood grain, how to set up a work station, and about different styles of carving. Together we'll execute, beads, rosettes, volutes, "C" scroll, and more. You'll leave with the understanding and confidence to grow and explore with this new found skill!
Tuition: $120.00

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Date Night At Woodcraft with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, April 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Do you and your significant other want to 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/openers, pepper grinders, etc.
Tuition: $150.00

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Period Furniture Layout Tools with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, April 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: In this workshop, Ray explains the different types and uses of period layout tools. It amazes people to leans how few furniture "Plans" were used in 18th century work. Sketches were made and basic principles were applied to derive at their measurements for quick and efficient use of shop time. Learn what the term "Shop Math" means as Ray demonstrates how to figure out measurements without the use of a rule?
Tuition: $85.00

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Turning A Pepper Grinder with: Brian Gold
Intermediate

Saturday, April 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Turning 101
Tools Required: Safety Glasses Or Face Shield Recommended
Description: In this unique class, students will turn a pepper grinder. Brian will show you that spindle turning techniques aren't only used in furniture making. If you own a lathe or were thinking about buying one, this class will show you that there is more to woodturning than bowls and pens.
Tuition: $85.00

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Wood Burning 201 - Still Life Scene with: Jim Vogel
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, April 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Pyrography 101
Tools Required: Burner, Skew, Shading, Writing Tips And 8B Artist Pencil
Description: Take your pyrography skills to the next level with artist Jim Vogel. In this class Jim will teach you the skill of line quality and control, and the use of shading using different pen tips. With these skills students will be able to burn realistic projects creating a still life scene.
Tuition: $85.00

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Shaping Wood with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Tuesday, April 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: In this workshop, Ray shows and demonstrates the tools used to shape different furniture parts used in 18th century work. Tools such as spokeshaves, rasps and files, drawknives, scrapers, beaders and even some homemade tools that Ray uses to replicate period moldings and other features seen in period work. Other topics for shaping furniture parts will also be discussed such as steambending, bent laminations, and of course, carving.
Tuition: $85.00

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Bench Planes with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, April 27, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: This is a more in depth class about bench planes than above. In this class, let period furniture maker Ray Journigan show you how to make using a bench plane your new favorite go to tool. Lean what makes one plane better than another? Then Ray demonstrates the steps of flattening a wide board using hand planes followed by each student having the opportunity to surface a board to "finish ready" without any sanding using their hand planes. In this class we take the plane apart and explain all the adjustments to properly tune up your hand plane. Then block planes are discussed showing their importance in furniture work. Next, for those REALLY interested in learning how different types of handplanes were used, Ray will show and demonstrate the use of specialty planes such as Rabbit planes, Shoulder planes, Dado planes, Dovetail planes, Scraper planes, and molding planes. Lastly we turn our attention to sharpening to a razor edge. Student leave with an eye opening experience having learned thru practice, the joy and ease of using hand planes.
Tuition: $125.00

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Bench Planes with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, April 27, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: This is a more in depth class about bench planes than above. In this class, let period furniture maker Ray Journigan show you how to make using a bench plane your new favorite go to tool. Lean what makes one plane better than another? Then Ray demonstrates the steps of flattening a wide board using hand planes followed by each student having the opportunity to surface a board to "finish ready" without any sanding using their hand planes. In this class we take the plane apart and explain all the adjustments to properly tune up your hand plane. Then block planes are discussed showing their importance in furniture work. Next, for those REALLY interested in learning how different types of handplanes were used, Ray will show and demonstrate the use of specialty planes such as Rabbit planes, Shoulder planes, Dado planes, Dovetail planes, Scraper planes, and molding planes. Lastly we turn our attention to sharpening to a razor edge. Student leave with an eye opening experience having learned thru practice, the joy and ease of using hand planes.
Tuition: $125.00

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Cutting Board with: Peter Summers
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, April 27, 9 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: Learn to make a cutting board with various species of wood. You will prepare, glue, cut on a band saw, rout, and finally apply a food-safe finish. This process will result in a stunning cutting board! You will learn how to use a router and one of our templates to make a fun shape or choose to keep a traditional rectangular shape. Some sanding and finishing will need to be completed at home.
Tuition: $110.00

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Furniture Finishing with: Mike Charlem
Intermediate

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

Description: The last step in furniture making has been the most difficult of all. Finishing frustrates the most experienced woodworker. This four night course will take the mystery out of finishing. Topics include: sanding, surface prep, filling grain, staining, sealing, top coating, rubbing out, and wet sand polishing.
Tuition: $225.00

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Carving Clinic with: Jim Francis
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, May 4, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Carving 101 Or Chip Carving
Tools Required: Personal Carving Tools
Description: If you have taken Carving 101 and/or Chip Carving classes and want to work on basic techniques and interesting new patterns to develop your skills, this workshop is for you! Jim will help you refresh basic techniques and sharpen your skills through discussion and demonstration. He will share new patterns and refine your carving technique in a hands on practice clinic. Jim will also provide sharpening instruction to keep your tools cutting clean chips every time.
Tuition: $25.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, May 4, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses Or Face Shield
Description: Want to learn the basics of wood turning or refresh your skills from Jr. High shop class? This class covers the basics, including shop and lathe safety, tool identification and selection, mounting wood to the lathe and wood selection. In the first half of the class students will turn the handle for a 1/4" turning tool to take home. In the second half they will work on a small project determined by the instructor.
Tuition: $100.00

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Mothers Day Cutting Board Class with: Brooke Davis
Beginner

Saturday, May 4, 10 AM - 12 PM

Description: In this two hour class, Brooke and Claire will be helping children make a cutting board. These cutting boards will be a great, handmade gift for mothers day.
Tuition: $25.00
Tuition Notes: Ages 6-18. Children 13 And Under Must Have Parental Chaperone. Closed Toed Shoes. Hair Tied Back.

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Mothers Day Pen Turning with: Ashley Grider
Beginner

Saturday, May 4, 12 PM - 2 PM

Prerequisite: Ages 8-18. Under 16 Requires Parental Chaperone. Closed Toed Shoes. Hair Tied Back.
Description: In this 2 hour class, Ashley will be teaching children how to turn a slim style pen on one of our lathes. These pens will be a great, handmade gift for mothers day!
Tuition: $25.00

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Introduction To Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, May 5, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Learn the art of turning your own pens, pencils, and other small objects on the wood lathe. Go from a rough blank to a finished pen, learning all you need to know to make these beautiful holiday gifts. Participants will complete a pen during the class session.
Tuition: $75.00

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Bandsaw 101 with: Mike Charlem
Beginner

Saturday, May 11, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: The bandsaw is one of your most versatile power tools, and this class will show you how to safely get the most out of it. Steve will show you how to set up your bandsaw for consistent accuracy and teach you proper blade selection. Learn how to perform straight cuts, curves, and how to rough saw cabriole lets. You'll also learn the secrets of resawing: a technique that can save you money and add uniqueness to your projects
Tuition: $85.00

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Turning 102 - Advanced Spindle with: Brian Gold
Intermediate

Saturday, May 11, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Turning 101 - Lathe Basics
Tools Required: Turning Tools Provided
Description: In this information packed class, Brian will show you all you need to know to add turned elements to your next furniture project. While basic spindle turning will be covered in depth, you will also learn some unorthodox methods "cheaters" to achieve success. Reproducing parts without a duplicator will be covered. You will also learn what tool to choose for a particular job, how they are sharpened, offset turned legs, split turnings, and much more. With practice exercises, you will gain confidence with the gouge, scraper, and skew. After taking this class you will turn that scrap pile into more money or memories as they become candle stands or chess pieces.
Tuition: $100.00

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Flat, Square, & Straight By Hand with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, May 11, 12 PM - 8 PM

Tools Required: Bench Planes #4 And/or #5, #6, #7
Description: In this class you will be taken through the techniques for preparing stock for your projects by hand. This will include flattening, truing, and joining boards.
Tuition: $100.00

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Chip Carving with: Jim Francis
Beginner

Part 1: Tuesday, May 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, May 16, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Come explore the world of chip carving! Geometric and free form designs created with a cutting knife and stab knife provide tremendous opportunities for artistic expression based on generations of tradition. This hands-on class will cover carving techniques, traditional as well as free form designs, layout and knife sharpening methods. Tools required: Chip carving cutting knife and stab knife, mechanical pencil with .5mm lead, eraser, T-square, and draftsman's compass. Recommended reading: The Complete Guide to Chip Carving by Wayne Barton.
Tuition: $120.00

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Date Night At Woodcraft with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, May 17, 6 PM - 10 PM

Description: Do you and your significant other want to 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/openers, pepper grinders, etc.
Tuition: $150.00

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Introduction To Furniture Carving with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, May 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: In this workshop, period furniture maker Ray Journigan will explain what you will need to start adding carvings to you furniture. It all starts with the proper set up at the workbench. Ray explains the importance of good lighting. Watch Ray as he carves a scalloped shell to show the different body and hand Ray will also explain what is needed to keep those tools razor sharp. Face it, carving tools are expensive. Ray explains what makes a good carving chisel and which tools makes a good starter set. If you are new to the idea of carving, get all your questions answered here before you start buying those tools!
Tuition: $125.00

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Bowl Turning 102 - Fingernail Gouge with: Brian Gold
Intermediate

Saturday, May 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Spindle Turning Experience And Bowl Turning 101
Description: This is a skills class designed to expand upon the techniques learned in Basic Bowl turning. You will learn how to do a push cut, pull cut, and shear scrape with a fingernail bowl gouge. Techniques used to sharpen the gouge will be presented. In addition, the student will learn advanced chucking techniques and foot treatments.
Tuition: $100.00

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Beginning Woodworking with: Bret Lancaster
Beginner

Saturday, May 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: New to the shop environment? Not comfortable around machinery? Spend a day getting to know your way around with one of our experienced instructors. Students will learn the purpose and safe operations of the primary stationary tools such as the tablesaw, jointer, planer, bandsaw and drill press. This hands on class will give you a taste of how these tools take raw material and turn it into finished projects. To the beginner woodworker, this class will pave the way for participation in Woodworking Fundamentals 1.
Tuition: $100.00

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Working With VCarve, Session 2 with: Jason Carr
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, May 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Working With VCarve Session 1
Tools Required: Laptop Computer
Description: This is the 2nd class in the series and will advance the skill level of the student to use VCarve software. In this class the student will learn how to use layers, import files, edit vectors, manipulate text and combine multiple toolpaths into one file. The student will design and carve a picture.
Tuition: $70.00

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Cabinet Making Series with: Lancaster Charlem
Beginner

Part 1: Thursday, May 23, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, May 25, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, May 26, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Beginning Woodworking And Woodworking Fundamentals 1 Not Required But Strongly Recommended
Tools Required: Safety Glasses And Hearing Protection
Description: Have you toyed with the idea of building your own cabinets for the kitchen, or the garage? And, as all woodworkers realize, the shop never has enough storage? If this synopsis connects with you, then Woodcraft's new Cabinet Making Series may fill the bill for you. The Cabinet Making Series is designed to maintain continuity by combining all the components of basic cabinetry in 17 hours (three sessions) of classroom and ptractical hands on instruction. Students will learn bisc fundamentals in how to choose and prepare stock to construct Base Units, Upper Wall Units, Drawers and Raised Panel Doors. Stock preparation will be accomplished utilizing the jointer, planer, electric miter saw, tablesaw and router table. Cabinet carcasses will be assembled using standard techniques and face frames will be assembled and attached using the Kreg Pocket Hole System. So, come on out, learn the techniques for making your own cabinets from the planning stage to ta finished product complete with drawers and doors.
Tuition: $225.00

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Period Joinery Explained with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, May 25, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: In this class, Ray explains through demonstration the proper use, the making of all the joints used in 18th century furniture construction. The different types of dovetails, mortise and tenons, bridle joints, and others. While machine alternative methods will be discussed our focus will be on the use of hand tools to cut each joint. After watching the procedure demonstrated each student will be coached through their first attempt at each joint using their own hand tools. Learn how to properly and accurately layout and cut the perfect fitting joint! The best part is that these methods can be used on any style of furniture you wish to make ensuring they will last well over 200 years!
Tuition: $125.00

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"Inside Out" Turning with: Brian Gold
Intermediate

Saturday, May 25, 9 AM - 2 PM

Prerequisite: Turning 101 - Lathe Basics
Tools Required: Basic
Description: Inside out turning, also known as split turned, creates very interesting shapes that leave people wondering how you did that? During this class you will learn the basic concepts on how to design, lay out and turn such a project. This style of turning can be utilized in many projects from vases to ornaments and beyond. Each student will create a decorative flower vase in this class.
Tuition: $100.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, June 1, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses Or Face Shield
Description: Want to learn the basics of wood turning or refresh your skills from Jr. High shop class? This class covers the basics, including shop and lathe safety, tool identification and selection, mounting wood to the lathe and wood selection. In the first half of the class students will turn the handle for a 1/4" turning tool to take home. In the second half they will work on a small project determined by the instructor.
Tuition: $100.00

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Introduction To Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, June 2, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Learn the art of turning your own pens, pencils, and other small objects on the wood lathe. Go from a rough blank to a finished pen, learning all you need to know to make these beautiful holiday gifts. Participants will complete a pen during the class session.
Tuition: $75.00

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Beginning Knife Making Class with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Tuesday, June 4, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: This class is taught by Brian Gold. He will teach individuals how to properly assemble and finish a knife kit. Individuals will learn how to complete their kits using different tools including a knife maker's belt grinder. Basic knife sharpening will be covered in this class.
Tuition: $75.00

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Introduction To CNC with: Jason Carr
Beginner

Thursday, June 6, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: This is an introductory course to CNC. Students will learn the basic components of a CNC machine and fundamentals of how to design and machine a simple sign.
Tuition: $70.00

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Bowl Turning 101 - Scrapers with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, June 8, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Turning 101, Fundimentals Of Wood Turning Or Basic Skills From Experience
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Bring Your Tools Or Borrow Ours.
Description: Turned wooden bowls can make your dining experience truely memorable or create a display piece to show off your talent. This class will focus on using basic turning tools and techniques to create these wooden bowls. Wood selection and mounting for grain orientation to get the most out of each piece will be discussed along with selection of proper tools. Skills learned in this class will prepare students for our Fingernail Bowl Gouge Class.
Tuition: $100.00

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Router 101 with: Mike Charlem
Beginner

Saturday, June 8, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: One of the first hand held power tools every novice wood worker should have in their arsenal is the router. With an assortment of sharp cutter bits, the router will become one of the most used small power tools in the shop. Although highly versatile, the router can be very intimidating; due to its size and the speed and torque it develops. In the Router 101 class, students will learn how to choose a router, the types of bases used with the router, and the care and feeding (maintenance) of the router. Students will also learn about the categories of router bits, the components used to identify them, what goes into the making of a router bit, and what to look for in making a choice of which bit best meets their needs. So come on out, bring your router and bits if you have them and learn basic routing techniques and tips and tricks to enhance your routing skills.
Tuition: $100.00

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Hand Planes with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, June 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: In this class period furniture maker Ray Journigan will show you why there were so many different types of planes and what each one was used for. Through demonstrations, he will show you why the most expensive plane is NOT necessary to get a perfect surface. Watch his procedure of making rough lumber turn into glass smooth, finish ready surfaces in just minutes, no sanding necessary! Ever wonder what to look for in a flea marker plane? How to sharpen it for razor thin shavings? How to set it up properly? What makes one plane better than another? Come see why every shop needs a good hand plane no matter what style furniture you make. If you are thinking about incorporating hand tools into your work, take this class before you buy your first hand plane.
Tuition: $85.00

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Band Saw Box with: Mike Charlem
Beginner

Part 1: Thursday, June 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, June 15, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Bandsaw 101 Not Required But Strongly Encouraged
Tools Required: Safety Glasses Required, Respiratory Protection Suggested
Description: Learn how to create a unique beautiful piece of art, using one of the most versatile and useful tools in the shop. TheBand Saw Box is created from a block of wood that is either laminated or solid, containing drawers or hidden compartments. Students will learn how to plan, layout, cut, and craft an eye-catching project using a minimum of major woodworking tools. This project is a fun method that will increase your Band Saw skills and create fantastic gifts.
Tuition: $100.00

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Sharpening Turning Tools with: Brian Gold
All

Thursday, June 13, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses Or Face Shield, Your Old, Dull, Turning Tools
Description: If you have ever tried to sharpen a gouge, you know how frustrating it can be. We will show you how to save yourself time, frustration and money, and learn to grind your turning tools right the first time, every time. Brian will demonstrate various ways to sharpen your turning tools such as your skews, gouges and scrapers using different sharpening systems. If time permits, you will be able to sharpen a few of your own tools under his watchful eye.
Tuition: $75.00

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Turning "Off Axis" with: Brian Gold
Intermediate

Saturday, June 15, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Basic Turning Skills
Tools Required: Basic Turning Tools.
Description: Normally we use the lathe to turn perfectly round spindles or vessels "on axis". By changing the axis of rotation during a turning project, very interesting and unusual shapes develop. During this class students will learn the basic concepts that make this style of turning so unique. This knowledge can then be incorporated into your future spindle and face plate projects.
Tuition: $100.00

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Cutting Board with: Peter Summers
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, June 20, 5 PM - 8 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: Learn to make a cutting board with various species of wood. You will prepare, glue, cut on a band saw, rout, and finally apply a food-safe finish. This process will result in a stunning cutting board! You will learn how to use a router and one of our templates to make a fun shape or choose to keep a traditional rectangular shape. Some sanding and finishing will need to be completed at home.
Tuition: $80.00

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Wood Burning 101 with: Jim Vogel
Beginner

Thursday, June 20, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: Learn the art of decorating wood with burning from craftsmen, Jim Vogel. Jim will introduce you the basic skills you will need to know to enjoy the art of Pyrography. Students will learn about the control unit, temperature control, pen and tip selection, and the care and maintenance of the tool and tips. You will also learn to select wood, patterns, and how to transfer patterns to wood. Students will make a practice board and learn the various textures and lines they can create with the basic pens/tips. You will start a small project to complete at home. Woodburning unit and tips will be provided.
Tuition: $75.00

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Date Night At Woodcraft with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, June 21, 6 PM - 10 PM

Description: Do you and your significant other want to 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/openers, pepper grinders, etc.
Tuition: $150.00

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Woodworking Fundamentals Level 1 with: Lancaster Charlem
All

Part 1: Saturday, June 22, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: This class is designed for beginning woodworkers or those who have been away from their hobby for some time. Students will have a chance to learn about different types of joints using both hand and power tools as they make their own take-home project. The course also covers subjects such as wood technology, selecting and purchasing lumber, sharpening techniques and finishing.
Tuition: $185.00
Tuition Notes: Includes Materials

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Turned Lidded Boxes with: Brian Gold
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, June 22, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Turning 101 Or Equivelent
Tools Required: Safety Glasses Or Face Shield, Basic Turning Tools,
Description: Students will learn how to turn lidded boxes on the lathe using scroll chucks. Turning techniques, turning tools, wood selection and finishing will be covered. Students will leave with a finished lidded box
Tuition: $100.00

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Basic Box Making with: Jason Carr
Beginner

Part 1: Thursday, June 27, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, June 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses And Hearing Protection
Description: Small boxes have a wide variety of uses and make excellent gifts. They can be carved, accented with inlay or highly figured woods and decoratively changed with the router. In this class you will make a box using mitered joints and spline construction.
Tuition: $110.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, July 6, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses Or Face Shield
Description: Want to learn the basics of wood turning or refresh your skills from Jr. High shop class? This class covers the basics, including shop and lathe safety, tool identification and selection, mounting wood to the lathe and wood selection. In the first half of the class students will turn the handle for a 1/4" turning tool to take home. In the second half they will work on a small project determined by the instructor.
Tuition: $100.00

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Introduction To Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, July 7, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Learn the art of turning your own pens, pencils, and other small objects on the wood lathe. Go from a rough blank to a finished pen, learning all you need to know to make these beautiful holiday gifts. Participants will complete a pen during the class session.
Tuition: $75.00

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Flat, Square, & Straight - Jointer/Planer/Tablesaw with: Mike Charlem
Beginner

Thursday, July 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: In order to get clean, tight-fitting joints in your woodworking projects, you must be able to accurately flatten, square, and true-up your boards before you even begin the joinery. In this class, you'll learn how the Jointer, Planer, and Tablesaw work together to help you accomplish this fundamental, but necessary task.
Tuition: $75.00

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Turning 102 - Advanced Spindle with: Brian Gold
Intermediate

Saturday, July 13, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Turning 101 - Lathe Basics
Tools Required: Turning Tools Provided
Description: In this information packed class, Brian will show you all you need to know to add turned elements to your next furniture project. While basic spindle turning will be covered in depth, you will also learn some unorthodox methods "cheaters" to achieve success. Reproducing parts without a duplicator will be covered. You will also learn what tool to choose for a particular job, how they are sharpened, offset turned legs, split turnings, and much more. With practice exercises, you will gain confidence with the gouge, scraper, and skew. After taking this class you will turn that scrap pile into more money or memories as they become candle stands or chess pieces.
Tuition: $100.00

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Woodworking Fundamentals Level 2 with: Lancaster Charlem
All

Part 1: Saturday, July 13, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 14, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Woodworking Fundamentals Level 1
Tools Required: Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Ok you've been through Fundamentals Level 1, now let Bret take you one step further with your favorite hobby. During this class you will add to your basic skills by constructing a beautiful Shaker style plant stand. Solid wood table top and tapered legs will be incorporated into this project, teaching you skills needed for furniture making.
Tuition: $200.00
Tuition Notes: Includes Necessary Materials.

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Carve A Folded Linen Panel with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, July 14, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: In this class the students will learn how to carve the linen fold panel to add great distinction to their next paneled project. This one takes few tools and the use of a few molding planes to achieve the details that add great depth to this pattern. Both machine and hand tool techniques will be discussed.
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Material Fee- $20

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Date Night At Woodcraft with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, July 19, 6 PM - 10 PM

Description: Do you and your significant other want to le3arn 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/openers, pepper grinders, etc.
Tuition: $150.00

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Shaping Wood with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, July 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: In this workshop, Ray shows and demonstrates the tools used to shape different furniture parts used in 18th century work. Tools such as spokeshaves, rasps and files, drawknives, scrapers, beaders and even some homemade tools that Ray uses to replicate period moldings and other features seen in period work. Other topics for shaping furniture parts will also be discussed such as steambending, bent laminations, and of course, carving.
Tuition: $85.00

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Bowl Turning 102 - Fingernail Gouge with: Brian Gold
Intermediate

Saturday, July 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Spindle Turning Experience And Bowl Turning 101
Description: This is a skills class designed to expand upon the techniques learned in Basic Bowl turning. You will learn how to do a push cut, pull cut, and shear scrape with a fingernail bowl gouge. Techniques used to sharpen the gouge will be presented. In addition, the student will learn advanced chucking techniques and foot treatments.
Tuition: $100.00

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Adirondack Chair with: Mike Charlem
All

Part 1: Saturday, July 20, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 21, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: Spend a weekend with Woodcraft and leave with a traditional Adirondack chair. This course is designed for the entry to intermediate level woodworker who would like to improve their furniture building skills. You will work with both power and hand tools to cut, drill, sand and assemble this classic chair. Instructions, drawings, cypress wood and fasteners are included in the tuition.
Tuition: $210.00

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Using Layout Tools with: Ray Journigan
Beginner

Tuesday, July 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: In this workshop, Ray explains the different types and uses of period layout tools. It amazes people to leans how few furniture "Plans" were used in 18th century work. Sketches were made and basic principles were applied to derive at their measurements for quick and efficient use of shop time. Learn what the term "Shop Math" means as Ray demonstrates how to figure out measurements without the use of a ruler.
Tuition: $85.00

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Working With VCarve, Session 1 with: Jason Carr
Beginner

Thursday, July 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Intro To CNC
Tools Required: Laptop Computer
Description: This is an introductory course to VCarve software used for designing projects for a CNC (Computer Numerical System) machine. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating and machining a project on a CNC machine
Tuition: $70.00

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"Inside Out" Turning with: Brian Gold
Intermediate

Saturday, July 27, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Turning 101 - Lathe Basics
Tools Required: Basic
Description: Inside out turning, also known as split turned, creates very interesting shapes that leave people wondering how you did that? During this class you will learn the basic concepts on how to design, lay out and turn such a project. This style of turning can be utilized in many projects from vases to ornaments and beyond. Each student will create a decorative flower vase in this class.
Tuition: $100.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, August 3, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses Or Face Shield
Description: Want to learn the basics of wood turning or refresh your skills from Jr. High shop class? This class covers the basics, including shop and lathe safety, tool identification and selection, mounting wood to the lathe and wood selection. In the first half of the class students will turn the handle for a 1/4" turning tool to take home. In the second half they will work on a small project determined by the instructor.
Tuition: $100.00

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Introduction To Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, August 4, 12 PM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Learn the art of turning your own pens, pencils, and other small objects on the wood lathe. Go from a rough blank to a finished pen, learning all you need to know to make these beautiful holiday gifts. Participants will complete a pen during the class session.
Tuition: $75.00

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Beginning Knife Making Class with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Wednesday, August 7, 5 PM - 8 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: This class is taught by Brian Gold. He will teach individuals how to properly assemble and finish a knife kit. Individuals will learn how to complete their kits using different tools including a knife maker's belt grinder. Basic knife sharpening will be covered in this class.
Tuition: $75.00

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Working With VCarve, Session 2 with: Jason Carr
Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, August 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

Prerequisite: Working With VCarve Session 1
Tools Required: Laptop Computer
Description: This is the 2nd class in the series and will advance the skill level of the student to use VCarve software. In this class the student will learn how to use layers, import files, edit vectors, manipulate text and combine multiple toolpaths into one file. The student will design and carve a picture.
Tuition: $70.00

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Bandsaw 101 with: Mike Charlem
Beginner

Saturday, August 10, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: The bandsaw is one of your most versatile power tools, and this class will show you how to safely get the most out of it. Steve will show you how to set up your bandsaw for consistent accuracy and teach you proper blade selection. Learn how to perform straight cuts, curves, and how to rough saw cabriole lets. You'll also learn the secrets of resawing: a technique that can save you money and add uniqueness to your projects
Tuition: $85.00

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Flat, Square, & Straight By Hand with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, August 10, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Bench Planes #4 And/or #5, #6, #7
Description: In this class you will be taken through the techniques for preparing stock for your projects by hand. This will include flattening, truing, and joining boards.
Tuition: $100.00

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Bowl Turning 101 - Scrapers with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, August 10, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Turning 101, Fundimentals Of Wood Turning Or Basic Skills From Experience
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Bring Your Tools Or Borrow Ours.
Description: Turned wooden bowls can make your dining experience truely memorable or create a display piece to show off your talent. This class will focus on using basic turning tools and techniques to create these wooden bowls. Wood selection and mounting for grain orientation to get the most out of each piece will be discussed along with selection of proper tools. Skills learned in this class will prepare students for our Fingernail Bowl Gouge Class.
Tuition: $100.00

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Date Night At Woodcraft with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, August 16, 6 PM - 10 PM

Description: Do you and your significant other want to 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/openers, pepper grinders, etc.
Tuition: $150.00

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Wood Burning 201 - Still Life Scene with: Jim Francis
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, August 17, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Pyrography 101
Tools Required: Burner, Skew, Shading, Writing Tips And 8B Artist Pencil
Description: Take your pyrography skills to the next level with artist Jim Vogel. In this class Jim will teach you the skill of line quality and control, and the use of shading using different pen tips. With these skills students will be able to burn realistic projects creating a still life scene.
Tuition: $85.00

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Turned Lidded Boxes with: Brian Gold
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, August 17, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Turning 101 Or Equivelent
Tools Required: Safety Glasses Or Face Shield, Basic Turning Tools,
Description: Students will learn how to turn lidded boxes on the lathe using scroll chucks. Turning techniques, turning tools, wood selection and finishing will be covered. Students will leave with a finished lidded box
Tuition: $100.00

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Carving A Ball & Claw Foot with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, August 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: In this two day carving class the student will learn about the different styles of and how ball & claw feet were used on furniture of the 18th century. Come let Master carver and 2018 "Cartouche" winner Ray Journigan guide each student, even those will little carving experience, through the successful execution of carving a Philadelphia style Ball & Claw foot. Methods of layout, clamping, and tool sharpening will also be covered.
Tuition: $285.00

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Tablesaws Basics with: Mike Charlem
All

Saturday, August 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses And Ear Protection
Description: Without a doubt, the tablesaw is the most important power tool in the shop. Safely ripping stock to width, accurately cutting parts to length, cutting angles, bevels and making tenons and tapers are just a few of the tasks that an accurately set up tablesaw excels at. Understanding how the saw works is one of the goals of this new class and basic common sense safety will be covered thoroughly. We will begin with techniques to make safe and specialized cuts such as making accurate tenons and miters. Saw blade selection, dado blades and some of the commercially available accessories will be discussed. We will also demonstrate some basic but important shop made jigs. While this class will mostly be dom only, students will have the opportunity to do some cutting on the saw in order to make sure that each participant understands the techniques being shown.
Tuition: $85.00

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Introduction To Furniture Carving with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, August 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: In this workshop, period furniture maker Ray Journigan will explain what you will need to start adding carvings to you furniture. It all starts with the proper set up at the workbench. Ray explains the importance of good lighting. Watch Ray as he carves a scalloped shell to show the different body and hand Ray will also explain what is needed to keep those tools razor sharp. Face it, carving tools are expensive. Ray explains what makes a good carving chisel and which tools makes a good starter set. If you are new to the idea of carving, get all your questions answered here before you start buying those tools!
Tuition: $125.00

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Basic Box Making with: Jason Carr
Beginner

Part 1: Thursday, August 29, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, August 31, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses And Hearing Protection
Description: Small boxes have a wide variety of uses and make excellent gifts. They can be carved, accented with inlay or highly figured woods and decoratively changed with the router. In this class you will make a box using mitered joints and spline construction.
Tuition: $110.00

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