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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

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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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River Table End Table with: Ashley Grider/Ashley Fekete
All

Part 1: Saturday, September 25, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 3, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class Ashley G and Ashley F will teach you how to build a river table (end table sized) top. They will cover the construction of a basic shop made mold. The process of preparing the material as well as the measuring, mixing, and pouring of resin. Uses of pigments, curing processes, and demolding results. Finally, preparing and finishing the table top for use.They will also touch on the different types of resin, variations in mold construction, as well as a variety of finishing techniques.You will leave with a end table sized top roughly 14"x18"
Tuition: $400.00

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Beginning Finishing with: Mike Charlem
All

Wednesday, September 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: I don't know how many times I have been asked, "How do you get your finish like that". In this class we will answer that very question. Through a step by step demonstration, you will learn proper wood preparation, different ways of coloring the wood, how to bring out the grain, filling the grain, and my topcoat of choice, shellac. We will cover pre mixed as well as mixing your own from flakes. But remember, the secret to a beautiful finish is not in how its applied, but wat is done to it after it dries. We will cover "rubbing" out the finish using different methods. Learn the secret to that warm glow found on period antiques.
Tuition: $70.00

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Mike Charlem
All

Thursday, September 30, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: The scroll saw is used to make very delicate and precise cuts in ply or hardwood to create decorative accent pieces. This 3 hour class will thoroughly review the functionality of the saw, blade options, and how it can be used most efficiently and productively.
Tuition: $75.00

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Bench Planes Explained with: Ray Journigan

Saturday, October 2, 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: $150.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, October 2, 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: $140.00

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Advanced Dovetail Techniques with: Ben Bartholomew
All

Sunday, October 10, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Dovetails decoded/ or proficient in handcut dovetail techniques
Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class you will learn how to execute more complex dovetail joinery such as houndstooth, inlay, and angled/skewed dovetails. Thisbeautiful joinery is often used in decorative boxes, serving trays, and chests, but can also be used in traditional drawer construction to set a special piece of furniture apart from the ordinary. If you’re looking to step up your woodworking game, this is the class for you!
Tuition: $150.00

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Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, October 3, 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: $80.00

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Beginning Woodworking with: Bret Lancaster
All

Saturday, October 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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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Router 101 with: Mike Charlem
Beginner

Saturday, October 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
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: $110.00

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Working with VCarve- Level 1 with: Jason Carr
All

Wednesday, October 13, 6 PM - 9 PM

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: $75.00

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Carving a Newport Candle Sconce with: Ray Journigan
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Saturday, October 16, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 17, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, November 20, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, November 21, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Minimal Tools Needed, See Instructor
Description: This is a project students have been asking for, carving! Don’t let the small size of this Newport stylecandle sconce fool you. There is a lot of work in this future heiloom. Come lean to execute featurescommonly found in many period “Newport” pieces. This class is designed to require little investment inmaterials so we can concentrate our efforts on advancing your skills in carving. Students will get thechance to carve two iconic Newport concave shells that are found on period desks, clocks, highboys, anddressing tables by the Goddards and Townsends during the 18th Century. Then the carving continueswith the goosneck moldings. We shape the shelf to resemble the profile matching seats found oncorner chairs and dovetail it to the sides. If you want to gain some confidence in your carving, you don’twant to miss this one. The skills learned will enable you to expand your horizons on designing futureproject! As with all of Rays carving classes, tool selection, sharpening, and care will be discussed as wellas finishing techniques that will maximize the effects of your newly carved piece.
Tuition: $600.00

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Bowl Turning 101 - Scrapers with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, October 16, 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: $140.00

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Sharpening Turning Tools with: Brian Gold
All

Tuesday, October 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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: $80.00

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Pyrography 201-Still Life with: Jim Vogel
All

Thursday, October 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
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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Date Night with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, October 22, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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. The tuition of $220 is per couple.
Tuition: $220.00

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3D Cutting Board with: Alex Snodgrass
All

Saturday, October 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: This is a great opportunity to make a 3D cutting board with the master himself. Alex Snodgrass. Using only three different woods-maple, cherry, and walnut- Alex will show each student how to make a 3D end grain cutting board. This hands-on class begins by teaching each student how to tune a bandsaw to make perfect cuts. Once learned, this skill will make future bandsaw use a breeze. The class will then progress through the techniques required to make the cutting board: how to make dead-on straight cuts on the bandsaw, how to make accurate angled cuts on the bandsaw, and how to plane, sand, glue, and clamp the cutting board. The processes learned here will also transfer over to into all other areas of your woodworking endeavors.Alex will also discuss the steps required to make two of his other 3D cutting boards: the Ball and the Four Leaf Clover cutting boards.By the end of the weekend, each student will have their own fantastic 3D cutting board to keep or gift!Topics covered include:-Bandsaw myths debunked-Bandsaw mechanics-Correct blade tension-Making accurate cuts with the bandsaw-Making accurate angled cuts with the bandsaw-Gluing techniques-End grain planing-End grain pattern alignment-Food safe finishes-Care and maintenance of cutting boards
Tuition: $400.00

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Raised Panel Doors with: Mike Charlem
All

Sunday, October 24, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In the raised panel door class, Mike teaches the students how to design, measure, and size the door to match the opening of the cabinet. Once that is done, students then cut out all of the parts using the miter saw, table saw, and router table. Each student will make and take home a completed raised panel door.
Tuition: $85.00

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Sharpening Edge Tools with: Ray Journigan
All

Saturday, October 30, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: There are many methods, machines, and jigs for sharpening edge tools. With over 35 years of woodworking experience, Ray has tried them all! Come see how he sharpens every edge tool in his shop! He will demonstrate sharpening bench chisels, plane irons, draw knives, scrapers, and carving chisels to a razor sharp edge. With over 300 edges to keep sharp, Ray has simplified his method over the years to spend less time sharpening and more time cutting wood. If you ever wondered what "Sharp" really means, you don't want to miss this one! Feel free to bring in your own chisel and plane iron (one each) to give it a try!
Tuition: $150.00

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Get a Handle on Knife Making with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, October 30, 9 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class, Brian 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. Length of class may vary.
Tuition: $85.00

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Porter Cable Dovetail Jig with: Peter Summers
All

Sunday, October 31, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: This class is for those who wish to enhance their projects with professional looking dovetail joints. Students will use the Porter Cable 12" dovetail jig while making all four joints: through, half-blind, box and sliding. Jig set up and adjustment as well as when the different joints are applied will be thoroughly covered.
Tuition: $85.00

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Flat, Square & Straight (with powertools) with: Mike Charlem
All

Thursday, November 4, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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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Make A Acoustic Guitar with: Scott Dixon
Intermediate

Part 1: Friday, November 5, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Saturday, November 6, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, November 7, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Minimal Tools Needed, See Instructor
Description: Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in someday making an heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on and continued to be played for generations. This class is designed to take a beginner/intermediate woodworker through the steps to make a steel string acoustic guitar from a unique kit. You will learn the terminology and the techniques focused on many of the specialized processes to complete your own personalized intrument. The process is broken down into small steps to familiarize the student with the construction of the neck including truss rod intallation, fingerboard & fretting, abalone inlay and construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system. Each guitar will be comleted leaving the final top cote finish up to the student. Two models are available- Sapele & Sycamore
Tuition: $825.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, November 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: $140.00

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Philadelphia Ball & Claw Foot with: Ray Journigan
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Saturday, November 6, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 7, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Minimal Tools Needed, See Instructor
Description: There were many forms of the ball and claw foot used in period furniture. In this class, Ray goes in depth explaining the Philadelphia version. Students will learn to layout and carve this example using just a few carving tools. When broken down into simple steps, this sometimes intimidating motif becomes easily accomplished by even the beginning carver.
Tuition: $300.00
Tuition Notes: + $15 prepped wood blank

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Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, November 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: $80.00

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Woodworking Fundamentals Level 1 with: Bret Lancaster
All

Part 1: Saturday, November 13, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, November 14, 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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Bandsaw Basics with: Mike Charlem
All

Saturday, November 13, 9 AM - 5 PM

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. Mike 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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Working with VCarve- Level 2 with: Jason Carr
All

Wednesday, November 17, 6 PM - 9 PM

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: $75.00

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Mike Charlem
All

Thursday, November 18, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: The scroll saw is used to make very delicate and precise cuts in ply or hardwood to create decorative accent pieces. This 3 hour class will thoroughly review the functionality of the saw, blade options, and how it can be used most efficiently and productively.
Tuition: $75.00

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Bowl Turning 102- Fingernail Gouge with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, November 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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: $140.00

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River Table End Table with: Ashley Grider/Ashley Fekete
All

Part 1: Saturday, November 27, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 5, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class Ashley G and Ashley F will teach you how to build a river table (end table sized) top. They will cover the construction of a basic shop made mold. The process of preparing the material as well as the measuring, mixing, and pouring of resin. Uses of pigments, curing processes, and demolding results. Finally, preparing and finishing the table top for use.They will also touch on the different types of resin, variations in mold construction, as well as a variety of finishing techniques.You will leave with a end table sized top roughly 14"x18"
Tuition: $400.00

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Making Picture Frames with: Peter Summers
All

Sunday, November 28, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Have you ever gone to one of those expensive framing shops and been taken back by the cost of a picture frame? Here is the opportunity to learn how to make your own frames and save money. The Picture Framing class will show you the basics for measuring and making your own picture frames. You will be shown how to use woodworking joinery that can be incorporated in your framing projects which are not only functional, but decorative as well. You will use the jointer and table saw to square stock, the table saw and the electric miter saw to cut mitered corners, and the router table to create assorted decorative profiles for your frames. Students will make the components for an 8" X 10" picture frame.
Tuition: $100.00

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Get a Handle on Knife Making with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, December 4, 9 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class, Brian 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. Length of class may vary.
Tuition: $85.00

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Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, December 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: $80.00

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Basic Box Building with: Bret Lancaster
All

Wednesday, December 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear 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: $85.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, December 11, 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: $140.00

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Woodworking Fundamentals Level 2 with: Bret Lancaster
All

Part 1: Saturday, December 11, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 12, 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: $245.00
Tuition Notes: Includes Necessary Materials.

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Carving Level 1 with: Jim Francis
All

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

Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
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: $125.00

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Introduction To CNC with: Jason Carr
All

Wednesday, December 15, 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. This class will focus solely on software usage on your personal laptop. Nothing will be physically made in this class.
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Students Are Required To Bring A Laptop With The Vcarve Demo Installed For Easier Walk Through.

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Turning 102- Advanced Spindle with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, December 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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: $140.00

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Carving a Folk Art Bow Saw with: Ray Journigan
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Saturday, December 18, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, December 19, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Minimal Tools Needed, See Instructor
Description: It would be hard to find an 18 th century shop without a bow saw. It was, and still is, used to cut curvedparts with ease. Students who have never used one before are surprised at how easy this saw is tocontrol as they cut both long sweeping or tight curves. It makes a great project that will become afamily heirloom with time. In this class Ray Journigan will show the students how to cut, shape, and fitall the parts necessary to ensure proper blade tension. Then he will demonstrate the “Goose head” folkart carvings that really set this saw apart from the others. A set of handles will be provided so no latheexperience is necessary but you can turn your own if you wish. Once completed, we will take your newsaw on a test drive as Ray demonstrates how to set up, adjust, and use your new saw for the bestresults. The saw by itself is a piece of fine art just hanging on the wall of your shop!
Tuition: $300.00

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Making Cutting Boards with: Peter Summers
All

Sunday, December 19, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Learn to make a cutting board using various species of wood and machines. You will cut, joint, glue and sand. This process will result in a stunning cutting board! You will learn how to use a miter saw, table saw, jointer and sander. Some sanding and finishing will need to be completed at home.
Tuition: $120.00

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Beginning Finishing with: Mike Charlem
All

Wednesday, December 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: I don't know how many times I have been asked, "How do you get your finish like that". In this class we will answer that very question. Through a step by step demonstration, you will learn proper wood preparation, different ways of coloring the wood, how to bring out the grain, filling the grain, and my topcoat of choice, shellac. We will cover pre mixed as well as mixing your own from flakes. But remember, the secret to a beautiful finish is not in how its applied, but wat is done to it after it dries. We will cover "rubbing" out the finish using different methods. Learn the secret to that warm glow found on period antiques.
Tuition: $70.00

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Bench Planes Explained with: Ray Journigan

Saturday, January 1, 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: $150.00

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Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, January 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: $80.00

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Intermediate Finishing with: Mike Charlem
Intermediate

Part 1: Wednesday, January 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, January 12, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, January 19, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, January 26, 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: $250.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, January 8, 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: $140.00

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Cabinet Making with: Lancaster Charlem
All

Part 1: Saturday, January 8, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, January 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear 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: $175.00

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Dovetails Decoded with: Ben Bartholomew
All

Part 1: Saturday, January 8, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, January 9, 12 PM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: Whether you're new to hand-cut joinery or have attempted dovetail joints in the past with mixed results, this class offers a practical approach to executing this time-honored joinery technique, regardless of skill level. During the course you will learn layout and marking as well as sawing and chiseling techniques which you will employ to cut both 'through' and 'half-blind' dovetails. There are numerous methods for creating these joints (with good results), but what works well for some may not work for others. In order to overcome this common problem, Ben will cover several different hand tool and technique options throughout the class which will allow for an individually tailored road map to success. By the end of this course you will have developed the confidence to tackle any project utilizing the dovetail joint
Tuition: $250.00

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Sharpening Turning Tools with: Brian Gold
All

Tuesday, January 11, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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: $80.00

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Pyrography 101- Burning Basics with: Jim Vogel
All

Thursday, January 13, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: This class will provide an introduction to wood pyrography, the technique of decorating wood by burning a design on the surface with a wood burning tool. This can be accomplished using stencils or free hand designs. You will be shown what supplies and tools needed to begin this art form through hands on demonstration.
Tuition: $75.00

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Bowl Turning 101 - Scrapers with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, January 15, 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: $140.00

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Newport Corner Chair with: Ray Journigan
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Saturday, January 15, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, January 16, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Saturday, February 19, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Sunday, February 20, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Saturday, March 19, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 6: Sunday, March 20, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 7: Saturday, April 16, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 8: Sunday, April 17, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Minimal Tools Needed, See Instructor
Description: This iconic Goddard piece is all about curves. It is more like a piece of sculpturewhen compared to other furniture forms of the 18 th Century. In this class, Master Furniture Maker RayJournigan will guide each student in the techniques required to reproduce this Masterpiece! This chairhas it all, spokeshave work, correct technique when using rasps, files, and scrapers for creating longgraceful curves, carving the Iconic Newport ball & claw foot, shaping the curved splats and seat rails, andmortise and tenon joinery. This chair is an advanced project and will require a lot of homework tocomplete. If you think about it, it is like making two chairs!
Tuition: $1,200.00

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Chip Carving Level 2 with: Jim Francis
All

Part 1: Tuesday, January 18, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, January 20, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class you'll take your fundamental chip carving skills to the next level by focusing on composition, order of carving, working cleanly, and tool sharpening/honing. This will be accomplished through demonstrations, carving and sharpening exercises, and a level 2 (more advanced) project. The project is "to be announced."
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Please bring your personal carving and layout tools

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Working with VCarve- Level 1 with: Jason Carr
All

Wednesday, January 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

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: $75.00

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Beginning Woodworking with: Bret Lancaster
All

Saturday, January 22, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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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Turn a Pepper Mill with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, January 22, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this unique class, students will turn a pepper mill. 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: $140.00

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Router 101 with: Mike Charlem
Beginner

Saturday, January 22, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
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: $110.00

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Tablesaw Basics with: Mike Charlem
All

Sunday, January 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye 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: $100.00

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Porter Cable Dovetail Jig with: Peter Summers
All

Sunday, January 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: This class is for those who wish to enhance their projects with professional looking dovetail joints. Students will use the Porter Cable 12" dovetail jig while making all four joints: through, half-blind, box and sliding. Jig set up and adjustment as well as when the different joints are applied will be thoroughly covered.
Tuition: $85.00

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Tapered Leg End Table with: Ray Journigan
Intermediate

Part 1: Monday, January 24, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, January 25, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, January 26, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Thursday, January 27, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Friday, January 28, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: In this class you will learn how to get the most out of your hand planes and not rely on sandpaper to smooth the surfaces. Both methods of cutting mortise and tenons, by machine and mortise chisels, will be discussed and used. Then we will cut the tapered table legs again explaining the machine and hand method. To top it off we will hand cut the dovetails for the drawer. Best of all the students will gain the confidence with hand tool use to incorporate in all styles of woodworking projects.
Tuition: $900.00
Tuition Notes: Additional Material Fee

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Mike Charlem
All

Thursday, January 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: The scroll saw is used to make very delicate and precise cuts in ply or hardwood to create decorative accent pieces. This 3 hour class will thoroughly review the functionality of the saw, blade options, and how it can be used most efficiently and productively.
Tuition: $75.00

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Date Night with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, January 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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. The tuition of $220 is per couple.
Tuition: $220.00

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Raised Panel Doors with: Mike Charlem
All

Saturday, January 29, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In the raised panel door class, Mike teaches the students how to design, measure, and size the door to match the opening of the cabinet. Once that is done, students then cut out all of the parts using the miter saw, table saw, and router table. Each student will make and take home a completed raised panel door.
Tuition: $85.00

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River Table End Table with: Ashley Grider/Ashley Fekete
All

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

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class Ashley G and Ashley F will teach you how to build a river table (end table sized) top. They will cover the construction of a basic shop made mold. The process of preparing the material as well as the measuring, mixing, and pouring of resin. Uses of pigments, curing processes, and demolding results. Finally, preparing and finishing the table top for use.They will also touch on the different types of resin, variations in mold construction, as well as a variety of finishing techniques.You will leave with a end table sized top roughly 14"x18"
Tuition: $400.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, February 5, 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: $140.00

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Carving A Scalloped Shell with: Ray Journigan
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, February 5, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Minimal Tools Needed, See Instructor
Description: The Scalloped shell was one of the first carvedfeatures used during the Queen Anne period.It was carved as on applique or from the solid. You could find it use on chairs, highboys, desk,clocks, tables, you name it. This beginner’s level class is a good introduction to carving forfurniture. With just a few tools, Ray will teachyou such topics as how to “read the grain”,proper carving set up, tool care, and much more.
Tuition: $150.00

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Making Picture Frames with: Peter Summers
All

Sunday, February 6, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Have you ever gone to one of those expensive framing shops and been taken back by the cost of a picture frame? Here is the opportunity to learn how to make your own frames and save money. The Picture Framing class will show you the basics for measuring and making your own picture frames. You will be shown how to use woodworking joinery that can be incorporated in your framing projects which are not only functional, but decorative as well. You will use the jointer and table saw to square stock, the table saw and the electric miter saw to cut mitered corners, and the router table to create assorted decorative profiles for your frames. Students will make the components for an 8" X 10" picture frame.
Tuition: $100.00

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Advanced Dovetail Techniques with: Ben Bartholomew
All

Sunday, February 6, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Dovetails decoded/ or proficient in handcut dovetail techniques
Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class you will learn how to execute more complex dovetail joinery such as houndstooth, inlay, and angled/skewed dovetails. Thisbeautiful joinery is often used in decorative boxes, serving trays, and chests, but can also be used in traditional drawer construction to set a special piece of furniture apart from the ordinary. If you’re looking to step up your woodworking game, this is the class for you!
Tuition: $150.00

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Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, February 6, 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: $80.00

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Making Cutting Boards with: Peter Summers
All

Saturday, February 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Learn to make a cutting board using various species of wood and machines. You will cut, joint, glue and sand. This process will result in a stunning cutting board! You will learn how to use a miter saw, table saw, jointer and sander. Some sanding and finishing will need to be completed at home.
Tuition: $120.00

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Pyrography 201-Still Life with: Jim Vogel
All

Thursday, February 17, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
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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Bowl Turning 102- Fingernail Gouge with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, February 19, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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: $140.00

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Chip Carving Level 1 with: Jim Francis
All

Part 1: Tuesday, February 22, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, February 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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/honing methods. Recommended reading: The Complete Guide to Chip Carving by Wayne Barton.
Tuition: $125.00

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Working with VCarve- Level 2 with: Jason Carr
All

Wednesday, February 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

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: $75.00

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Date Night with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, February 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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. The tuition of $220 is per couple.
Tuition: $220.00

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Woodworking Fundamentals Level 1 with: Bret Lancaster
All

Part 1: Saturday, February 26, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, February 27, 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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Flat, Square & Straight (with powertools) with: Mike Charlem
All

Thursday, March 3, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, March 5, 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: $140.00

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Adirondack Chairs with: Mike Charlem
All

Part 1: Saturday, March 5, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 6, 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: $325.00

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Carving A Chippendale Drawer Front with: Ray Journigan
Intermediate

Part 1: Saturday, March 5, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, March 6, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Minimal Tools Needed, See Instructor
Description: Many Highboys and Lowboys during the 18th century were heavily decorated with acanthus and floral carvings. Center drawers were commonly carved with a recessed floral motif flanked by applied raised acanthus scroll patterns on either side. This begins the carver’s journey into “fancier” work. With learning both carving in the solid, along with delicate appliques, the student truly broadens their ability to adorn otherwise plain flat surfaces.
Tuition: $300.00
Tuition Notes: + $25 precut materials

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Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, March 6, 12 AM - 12 AM

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: $80.00

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Basic Box Building with: Bret Lancaster
All

Wednesday, March 9, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear 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: $85.00

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Bandsaw Box with: Mike Charlem
All

Part 1: Thursday, March 10, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, March 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: Learn how to create a unique beautiful piece of art, using one of the most versatile and useful tools in the shop. The Band 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 amount of major wood working tools. This project is a fun method that will increase your bandsaw skills and help you create fantastic gifts!
Tuition: $120.00

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Platter Turning with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, March 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Turning shallow platters can create challenges for even an experienced wood turner. This class will show you several different ways to mount your work and turn platters including reverse chucking techniques. Bring your own tools or borrow ours. Basic sharpening will be covered.
Tuition: $140.00

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Beginning Finishing with: Mike Charlem
All

Wednesday, March 16, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: I don't know how many times I have been asked, "How do you get your finish like that". In this class we will answer that very question. Through a step by step demonstration, you will learn proper wood preparation, different ways of coloring the wood, how to bring out the grain, filling the grain, and my topcoat of choice, shellac. We will cover pre mixed as well as mixing your own from flakes. But remember, the secret to a beautiful finish is not in how its applied, but wat is done to it after it dries. We will cover "rubbing" out the finish using different methods. Learn the secret to that warm glow found on period antiques.
Tuition: $70.00

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Turning 102- Advanced Spindle with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, March 19, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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: $140.00

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Chip Carving Level 2 with: Jim Francis
All

Part 1: Tuesday, March 22, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, March 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class you'll take your fundamental chip carving skills to the next level by focusing on composition, order of carving, working cleanly, and tool sharpening/honing. This will be accomplished through demonstrations, carving and sharpening exercises, and a level 2 (more advanced) project. The project is "to be announced."
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Please bring your personal carving and layout tools

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Introduction To CNC with: Jason Carr
All

Wednesday, March 23, 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. This class will focus solely on software usage on your personal laptop. Nothing will be physically made in this class.
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Students Are Required To Bring A Laptop With The Vcarve Demo Installed For Easier Walk Through.

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Date Night with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, March 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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. The tuition of $220 is per couple.
Tuition: $220.00

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Mike Charlem
All

Thursday, March 31, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: The scroll saw is used to make very delicate and precise cuts in ply or hardwood to create decorative accent pieces. This 3 hour class will thoroughly review the functionality of the saw, blade options, and how it can be used most efficiently and productively.
Tuition: $75.00

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River Table End Table with: Ashley Grider/Ashley Fekete
All

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

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class Ashley G and Ashley F will teach you how to build a river table (end table sized) top. They will cover the construction of a basic shop made mold. The process of preparing the material as well as the measuring, mixing, and pouring of resin. Uses of pigments, curing processes, and demolding results. Finally, preparing and finishing the table top for use.They will also touch on the different types of resin, variations in mold construction, as well as a variety of finishing techniques.You will leave with a end table sized top roughly 14"x18"
Tuition: $400.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, April 2, 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: $140.00

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Mortise and Tenons by Hand with: Ray Journigan
Intermediate/Advanced

Saturday, April 2, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Minimal Tools Needed, See Instructor
Description: The mortise and tenon has been the foundation of period furniture construction for centuries. It’s time tested strength and stability can still be seen in pieces that have survived over 100’s of years that are now in museums and private collection through out the country. With a few simple tools, the mortise and tenon joint can be quickly and precisely cut in just a few minutes. Let period furniture maker, Ray Journigan, explain the many variations of this joint and how they were used. He will then demonstrate just how efficiently and easy this joint can be accomplished employing different techniques giving students options based on the tools they may have. Then, each student will get their turn laying out and cutting this joint giving them the confidence needed to apply this joinery in their next furniture or frame project!
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: + $10 Materials

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Porter Cable Dovetail Jig with: Peter Summers
All

Sunday, April 3, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: This class is for those who wish to enhance their projects with professional looking dovetail joints. Students will use the Porter Cable 12" dovetail jig while making all four joints: through, half-blind, box and sliding. Jig set up and adjustment as well as when the different joints are applied will be thoroughly covered.
Tuition: $85.00

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Intermediate Finishing with: Mike Charlem
Intermediate

Part 1: Wednesday, April 6, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, April 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, April 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, April 27, 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: $250.00

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Beginning Woodworking with: Bret Lancaster
All

Saturday, April 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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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Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, April 10, 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: $80.00

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Sharpening Turning Tools with: Brian Gold
All

Thursday, April 14, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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: $80.00

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Bowl Turning 101 - Scrapers with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, April 16, 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: $140.00

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Carving Level 1 with: Jim Francis
All

Part 1: Tuesday, April 19, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, April 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
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: $125.00

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Get a Handle on Knife Making with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, April 23, 9 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class, Brian 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.Length of class may vary.
Tuition: $85.00

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Router 101 with: Mike Charlem
Beginner

Saturday, April 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
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: $110.00

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Making Cutting Boards with: Peter Summers
All

Sunday, April 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Learn to make a cutting board using various species of wood and machines. You will cut, joint, glue and sand. This process will result in a stunning cutting board! You will learn how to use a miter saw, table saw, jointer and sander. Some sanding and finishing will need to be completed at home.
Tuition: $120.00

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Carving Period Furniture Shells and Fans with: Ray Journigan
All

Part 1: Monday, April 25, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, April 26, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, April 27, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Thursday, April 28, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Friday, April 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Personal Carving Tools
Description: This week long class covers most of the Shells and Fan carvings used by period furniture makers duringthe 18th century. Newport convex and concave drawer fronts, Connecticut fan drawer fronts, Scalloped shells in the solid and applique used on chair crest rails and aprons, where does it end? The student will get plenty of carving time with this one! At weeks end, each student will feel their carving ability has improved to the next level.
Tuition: $1,500.00
Tuition Notes: + $45

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Date Night with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, April 29, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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. The tuition of $220 is per couple.
Tuition: $220.00

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Raised Panel Doors with: Mike Charlem
All

Saturday, April 30, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In the raised panel door class, Mike teaches the students how to design, measure, and size the door to match the opening of the cabinet. Once that is done, students then cut out all of the parts using the miter saw, table saw, and router table. Each student will make and take home a completed raised panel door.
Tuition: $85.00

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Sharpening Edge Tools with: Ray Journigan
All

Saturday, May 7, 9 AM - 5 PM

Description: There are many methods, machines, and jigs for sharpening edge tools. With over 35 years of woodworking experience, Ray has tried them all! Come see how he sharpens every edge tool in his shop! He will demonstrate sharpening bench chisels, plane irons, draw knives, scrapers, and carving chisels to a razor sharp edge. With over 300 edges to keep sharp, Ray has simplified his method over the years to spend less time sharpening and more time cutting wood. If you ever wondered what "Sharp" really means, you don't want to miss this one! Feel free to bring in your own chisel and plane iron (one each) to give it a try!
Tuition: $150.00

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Cabinet Making with: Lancaster Charlem
All

Part 1: Saturday, May 7, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 8, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear 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: $175.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, May 7, 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: $140.00

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Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, May 8, 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: $80.00

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Pyrography 101- Burning Basics with: Jim Vogel
All

Thursday, May 12, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: This class will provide an introduction to wood pyrography, the technique of decorating wood by burning a design on the surface with a wood burning tool. This can be accomplished using stencils or free hand designs. You will be shown what supplies and tools needed to begin this art form through hands on demonstration.
Tuition: $75.00

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Woodworking Fundamentals Level 1 with: Bret Lancaster
All

Part 1: Saturday, May 14, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 15, 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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Bandsaw Basics with: Mike Charlem
All

Saturday, May 14, 9 AM - 5 PM

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. Mike 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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Dovetails Decoded with: Ben Bartholomew
All

Part 1: Saturday, May 14, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, May 15, 12 PM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
Description: Whether you're new to hand-cut joinery or have attempted dovetail joints in the past with mixed results, this class offers a practical approach to executing this time-honored joinery technique, regardless of skill level. During the course you will learn layout and marking as well as sawing and chiseling techniques which you will employ to cut both 'through' and 'half-blind' dovetails. There are numerous methods for creating these joints (with good results), but what works well for some may not work for others. In order to overcome this common problem, Ben will cover several different hand tool and technique options throughout the class which will allow for an individually tailored road map to success. By the end of this course you will have developed the confidence to tackle any project utilizing the dovetail joint
Tuition: $250.00

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Carving Level 2 with: Jim Francis
All

Part 1: Tuesday, May 17, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, May 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: : In this class you'll take your fundamental traditional carving (carving with long-handled chisels and gouges) skills to the next level by focusing on working cleanly and efficiently, as well as taking advantage of all features of your carving tools. This will be accomplished through demonstrations, carving and sharpening exercises, and a level 2 (more advanced) project. The project is "to be announced."
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Please bring your personal carving and layout tools.

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Bowl Turning 102- Fingernail Gouge with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, May 21, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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: $140.00

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Working with VCarve- Level 1 with: Jason Carr
All

Wednesday, May 25, 6 PM - 9 PM

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: $75.00

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Mike Charlem
All

Thursday, May 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: The scroll saw is used to make very delicate and precise cuts in ply or hardwood to create decorative accent pieces. This 3 hour class will thoroughly review the functionality of the saw, blade options, and how it can be used most efficiently and productively.
Tuition: $75.00

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Date Night with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, May 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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. The tuition of $220 is per couple.
Tuition: $220.00

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Tablesaw Basics with: Mike Charlem
All

Saturday, May 28, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye 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: $100.00

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Making Picture Frames with: Peter Summers
All

Sunday, May 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Have you ever gone to one of those expensive framing shops and been taken back by the cost of a picture frame? Here is the opportunity to learn how to make your own frames and save money. The Picture Framing class will show you the basics for measuring and making your own picture frames. You will be shown how to use woodworking joinery that can be incorporated in your framing projects which are not only functional, but decorative as well. You will use the jointer and table saw to square stock, the table saw and the electric miter saw to cut mitered corners, and the router table to create assorted decorative profiles for your frames. Students will make the components for an 8" X 10" picture frame.
Tuition: $100.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, June 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: $140.00

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Woodworking Fundamentals Level 2 with: Bret Lancaster
All

Part 1: Saturday, June 4, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 5, 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: $245.00
Tuition Notes: Includes Necessary Materials.

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Philadelphia Ball & Claw Foot with: Ray Journigan
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Saturday, June 4, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 5, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Minimal Tools Needed, See Instructor
Description: There were many forms of the ball and claw foot used in period furniture. In this class, Ray goes in depth explaining the Philadelphia version. Students will learn to layout and carve this example using just a few carving tools. When broken down into simple steps, this sometimes intimidating motif becomes easily accomplished by even the beginning carver.
Tuition: $300.00
Tuition Notes: + $15 prepped wood blank

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Basic Box Building with: Bret Lancaster
All

Wednesday, June 8, 12 AM - 12 AM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear 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: $85.00

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Band Saw Box with: Mike Charlem
Beginner

Part 1: Thursday, June 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, June 11, 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: $120.00

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Turning Lidded Box with: Brian Gold

Saturday, June 11, 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: $140.00

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Making Cutting Boards with: Peter Summers
All

Sunday, June 12, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Learn to make a cutting board using various species of wood and machines. You will cut, joint, glue and sand. This process will result in a stunning cutting board! You will learn how to use a miter saw, table saw, jointer and sander. Some sanding and finishing will need to be completed at home.
Tuition: $120.00

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Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, June 12, 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: $80.00

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Beginning Finishing with: Mike Charlem
All

Wednesday, June 15, 6 PM - 9 PM

Description: I don't know how many times I have been asked, "How do you get your finish like that". In this class we will answer that very question. Through a step by step demonstration, you will learn proper wood preparation, different ways of coloring the wood, how to bring out the grain, filling the grain, and my topcoat of choice, shellac. We will cover pre mixed as well as mixing your own from flakes. But remember, the secret to a beautiful finish is not in how its applied, but wat is done to it after it dries. We will cover "rubbing" out the finish using different methods. Learn the secret to that warm glow found on period antiques.
Tuition: $70.00

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Pyrography 201-Still Life with: Jim Vogel
All

Thursday, June 16, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye Protection
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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Turning 102- Advanced Spindle with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, June 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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: $140.00

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Chip Carving Level 1 with: Jim Francis
All

Part 1: Tuesday, June 21, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, June 23, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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/honing methods. Recommended reading: The Complete Guide to Chip Carving by Wayne Barton.
Tuition: $125.00

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Introduction To CNC with: Jason Carr
All

Wednesday, June 22, 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. This class will focus solely on software usage on your personal laptop. Nothing will be physically made in this class.
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes: Students Are Required To Bring A Laptop With The Vcarve Demo Installed For Easier Walk Through.

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Date Night with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, June 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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. The tuition of $220 is per couple.
Tuition: $220.00

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Adirondack Chairs with: Mike Charlem
All

Part 1: Saturday, June 25, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 26, 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: $325.00

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Advanced Dovetail Techniques with: Ben Bartholomew
All

Sunday, June 26, 9 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Dovetails decoded/ or proficient in handcut dovetail techniques
Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class you will learn how to execute more complex dovetail joinery such as houndstooth, inlay, and angled/skewed dovetails. Thisbeautiful joinery is often used in decorative boxes, serving trays, and chests, but can also be used in traditional drawer construction to set a special piece of furniture apart from the ordinary. If you’re looking to step up your woodworking game, this is the class for you!
Tuition: $150.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, July 2, 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: $140.00

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River Table End Table with: Ashley Grider/Ashley Fekete
All

Part 1: Saturday, July 2, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, July 10, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class Ashley G and Ashley F will teach you how to build a river table (end table sized) top. They will cover the construction of a basic shop made mold. The process of preparing the material as well as the measuring, mixing, and pouring of resin. Uses of pigments, curing processes, and demolding results. Finally, preparing and finishing the table top for use.They will also touch on the different types of resin, variations in mold construction, as well as a variety of finishing techniques.You will leave with a end table sized top roughly 14"x18"
Tuition: $400.00

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Intermediate Finishing with: Mike Charlem
Intermediate

Part 1: Wednesday, July 6, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, July 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, July 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Wednesday, July 27, 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: $250.00

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Flat, Square & Straight (with powertools) with: Mike Charlem
All

Thursday, July 7, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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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Date Night with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, July 8, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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. The tuition of $220 is per couple.
Tuition: $220.00

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Beginning Woodworking with: Bret Lancaster
All

Saturday, July 9, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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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Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, July 10, 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: $80.00

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Router 101 with: Mike Charlem
Beginner

Saturday, July 16, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Safety Glasses
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: $110.00

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Bowl Turning 101 - Scrapers with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, July 16, 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: $140.00

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Chip Carving Level 2 with: Jim Francis
All

Part 1: Tuesday, July 19, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, July 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class you'll take your fundamental chip carving skills to the next level by focusing on composition, order of carving, working cleanly, and tool sharpening/honing. This will be accomplished through demonstrations, carving and sharpening exercises, and a level 2 (more advanced) project. The project is "to be announced."
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: Please bring your personal carving and layout tools

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Sharpening Turning Tools with: Brian Gold
All

Tuesday, July 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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: $80.00

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Scroll Saw 101 with: Mike Charlem
All

Thursday, July 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: The scroll saw is used to make very delicate and precise cuts in ply or hardwood to create decorative accent pieces. This 3 hour class will thoroughly review the functionality of the saw, blade options, and how it can be used most efficiently and productively.
Tuition: $75.00

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Turn a Pepper Mill with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, July 23, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this unique class, students will turn a pepper mill. 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: $140.00

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Porter Cable Dovetail Jig with: Peter Summers
All

Sunday, July 24, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: This class is for those who wish to enhance their projects with professional looking dovetail joints. Students will use the Porter Cable 12" dovetail jig while making all four joints: through, half-blind, box and sliding. Jig set up and adjustment as well as when the different joints are applied will be thoroughly covered.
Tuition: $85.00

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Making a Colonial Pipe/Candle Box with Hidden Compartment with: Ray Journigan
Intermediate/Advanced

Part 1: Monday, July 25, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, July 26, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Wednesday, July 27, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 4: Thursday, July 28, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 5: Friday, July 29, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Minimal Tools Needed, See Instructor
Description: Don’t let the small size if this project fool you. There is plenty of opportunity for hand tool work in this one. This family keepsake has not only a carved dovetailed drawer, but a hidden compartment as well.Locks being expensive during the 18th Century, furniture makers were called upon to create clever hiding spots in furniture for patrons to be able to secure valuables. This is a great conversation piece. Thedovetails are only 3/16 of an inch testing the ability of the craftsman. The hidden compartment is dovetails as well. This class provides the student the opportunity make a project with hand tools without the great expense of large amounts of lumber.
Tuition: $1,500.00
Tuition Notes: Bring your own wood (cut list provided at sign up) Lumber pack may be purchased upon request (Contact Ray directly)

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Working with VCarve- Level 1 with: Jason Carr
All

Wednesday, July 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

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: $75.00

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Raised Panel Doors with: Mike Charlem
All

Saturday, July 30, 9 AM - 1 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In the raised panel door class, Mike teaches the students how to design, measure, and size the door to match the opening of the cabinet. Once that is done, students then cut out all of the parts using the miter saw, table saw, and router table. Each student will make and take home a completed raised panel door.
Tuition: $85.00

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Get a Handle on Knife Making with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, July 30, 9 AM - 2 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: In this class, Brian 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.Length of class may vary.
Tuition: $85.00

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Turning 101 - Lathe Basics with: Brian Gold
Beginner

Saturday, August 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: $140.00

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Adirondack Chairs with: Mike Charlem
All

Part 1: Saturday, August 6, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 7, 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: $325.00

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Bandsaw Basics with: Mike Charlem
All

Saturday, August 13, 9 AM - 5 PM

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. Mike 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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Woodworking Fundamentals Level 1 with: Bret Lancaster
All

Part 1: Saturday, August 13, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 14, 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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Pen Turning with: Jason Carr
All

Sunday, August 14, 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: $80.00

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Lettering for Carvers with: Jim Francis
All

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

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Learn the process of designing a lettered sign and practice the carving skills necessary to execute the design. Topics to be covered include composition, font selection, letter spacing, design transfer to the board, and carving execution.
Tuition: $125.00

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Bowl Turning 102- Fingernail Gouge with: Brian Gold
All

Saturday, August 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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: $140.00

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Working with VCarve- Level 2 with: Jason Carr
All

Wednesday, August 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

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: $75.00

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Date Night with: Brian Gold
All

Friday, August 26, 6 PM - 9 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
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. The tuition of $220 is per couple.
Tuition: $220.00

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Laying out and Carving a Pineapple with: Ray Journigan
All

Part 1: Saturday, August 27, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 28, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: The pineapple was a sign of hospitality during the 18th century. It could be found as a center cartouche in an entryway pediment, as a newel post topper, hitching post topper, garden gate topper, and many other applications in furniture as well. In this class, let Master Furniture Maker and Carver, Ray Journigan, show you in this two day session, the techniques used to layout and carve this great embellishment.
Tuition: $300.00

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Tablesaw Basics with: Mike Charlem
All

Saturday, August 27, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye 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: $100.00

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Making Picture Frames with: Peter Summers
All

Sunday, August 28, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Have you ever gone to one of those expensive framing shops and been taken back by the cost of a picture frame? Here is the opportunity to learn how to make your own frames and save money. The Picture Framing class will show you the basics for measuring and making your own picture frames. You will be shown how to use woodworking joinery that can be incorporated in your framing projects which are not only functional, but decorative as well. You will use the jointer and table saw to square stock, the table saw and the electric miter saw to cut mitered corners, and the router table to create assorted decorative profiles for your frames. Students will make the components for an 8" X 10" picture frame.
Tuition: $100.00

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