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302-323-0400
Fax:
302-323-1814
Email:
wilmington-retail@woodcraft.com

Shoppes of New Castle
166 South Dupont Highway, Suite H
New Castle, DE 19720

Hours of Operation

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

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Router 101

Saturday, July 29, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill Campbell
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Hearing and Eye Protection
Description: Routers are the go-to power tool for decorative edges, moldings and joinery. Your instructor explains router types, and uses. A fact-filled demo class with everyone getting some hands-on practice. Learn safe hand held router technique with bearing guided bits, edge guides and a guide rail. Save $20 when taking both router classes today.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Router Table & Door Making Basics

Saturday, July 29, 1 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill Campbell
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Hearing Protection & Safety Glasses
Description: Build on your basic routing experience and gain confidence with the router table. Safely and quickly route different beautiful edge profiles, dadoes and rabbets. Techniques also include irregular shape template routing using a starter pin. Find out how easy it is to set up and practice tongue and groove and rail and stile joinery. Materials $5. (Save $20 when taking both classes today.)
Prerequisite: Router Basics or Equivalent Experience
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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CNC WORKSHOP

Sunday, July 30, 11 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Okner
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: Get acquainted with the capabilities and operation of a CNC computerized power carving machine. Learn how a typical sign is designed and carved & take home a sample. Fee can be applied toward CNC purchase. Optional: bring a PC laptop with Vectric VCarve software pre-loaded if you want to follow along.
Prerequisite: hearing and eye protection
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodturning - Part III - BOWL BASICS

Saturday, September 2, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chuck Engstrom
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Your fingernail grind bowl gouge, scraper, parting tool and face shield.
Description: Learn with Chuck Engstrom - professional turner -how to prepare and mount a blank, size a tenon, chuck mounting, rough vs. finishing cuts with a "fingernail" bowl gouge. Then, reverse mounting, hollowing with gouges and scrapers and tricks for finishing the base. With Chuck's guidance you'll soon be turning out elegant bowls. Materials $8 payable to instructor.
Prerequisite: Spindle Turning Class
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodturning Part IV - BOWL Hollowing Basics

Saturday, September 2, 1 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chuck Engstrom
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Bowl gouge, curved hollowing tool, face shield, hearing protection.
Description: Build on the morning session with more advanced techniques that allow you to create bowl forms with a slightly inward turned rim. We focus on how to introduce the gouge under the rim, ways to measure thickness and fine tuning your technique to make controlled cuts. Materials $8, payable to instructor. Save $20 when taking Part III & IV the same day.
Prerequisite: Woodturning Part III
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Relief Carving - Amish Country Covered Bridge

Sunday, September 3, 11 AM - 3:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Okner
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Carving knife, gouge(s), V-tool, thumb guard, safety glove
Description: Learn relief carving techniques as you create a country scene featuring a rustic covered bridge. Using a carving knife and gouges, you'll outline shapes and learn methods to create the illusion of depth and then add details. Expect to get about half done and finish at home. Wood included.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Sharpening With Waterstones

Thursday, September 7, 6 PM - 8 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Paul McQuilken
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Your waterstones, a honing guide and 1 or 2 chisels.
Description: There's sharp...then there's really sharp. For many of us only waterstones provide full control of the sharpening process and the ability to create precision bevels with an ultra keen edge. You will need to bring (or purchase in advance) a set of waterstones (suggested range from 1,000 up to 6,000 or 8,000 grit) and your honing guide.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $55.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodworking Basics - Laminated Cutting Board

Saturday, September 9, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Paul McQuilken
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Eye and hearing protection
Description: In this new hands-on class, you will be introduced to tools like the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, drum sander and router. Students will prep material, then construct their own multi-colored cutting board using mixed hardwoods. You'll learn how to safely use each machine, pattern routing, wood choices, clamping, glue selection and more. Materials, $20.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $130.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Acrylic Pens On the Lathe

Sunday, September 10, 11 AM - 3 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Derek Mayhew
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Spindle gouge and eye protection.
Description: For new turners or anyone ready to step up to acrylics. We cover fine points of preparing, turning and polishing the pen. WARNING: When you show off this pen, everyone will want to order one with their favorite colors. $8.50 materials fee includes pen kit and choice of Acrylic or Corian blank.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Scroll Saw Part IV, Compound Cutting

Saturday, September 16, 9 AM - 1 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Elaine Pietrucha
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required:
Description: Starting with wood about 1" thick, we will cut one side of a pattern then rotate the piece 90 degrees and cut the other profile to produce a cute 3-D figure! Compound cutting is fun and opens up options to make attractive 3-D items like ornaments, chess pieces, animals, free form clocks and more. Participants get to use our Hegner precision scroll saws. Materials $5
Prerequisite: Parts I - III
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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MARQUETRY - Advanced

Saturday, September 16, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Paul McQuilken
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: After taking the Marquetry Basics class...let's kick things up a notch with more advanced techniques. You will learn to build a marquetry picture by making small components with a bevel cutting method to get tight fitting margins. After assembling the pieces with veneer tape they will be added to the background veneer. Materials $18
Prerequisite: Marquetry Basics
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Carve a Wood Spirit Hiking Stick

Sunday, September 17, 11 AM - 3 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Okner
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Carving knife, gouge, V-tool, glove and thumb guard.
Description: Learn how to carve a bearded old man or "wood spirit." Faces can be a challenge but anyone can learn with our method. This type of face can be modified for all sorts of character carvings and walking sticks. Some carving experience helpful. Materials $12 (diamond willow stick)
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $70.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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LUMBER PREP - Jointer & Planer Techniques

Saturday, September 23, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Paul McQuilken
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Hearing Protection & Safety Glasses
Description: Learn to mill rough lumber to your project specs. We demonstrate the fine points of machine setup and safety. Get hands-on practice with the thickness planer, jointer and table saw to achieve true and square results. We'll identify cupping, twisting and bowing which determine the sequence of steps to minimize waste and preserve the best features of each board.
Prerequisite: Table Saw Basics Or Experience
Tuition: $65.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Bandsaw Basics & More

Saturday, September 23, 1 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Paul McQuilken
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: In this updated class we review saw adjustments and cutting techniques for creating furniture components and other projects. We will also show the steps to produce a bandsaw box.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Natural Edge Bowls

Sunday, September 24, 12:30 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Chuck Engstrom
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Face shield, turning tools (Check With Instructor)
Description: Learning the challenge of a natural edge bowl is the next step after our Bowl III & IV classes. Learn the process from start to finish including wood selection, visualizing rim and bowl shapes, safe tool use, finish cuts and reverse jam chucking. Bring your bowl gouge. Materials $10, payable to the instructor.
Prerequisite: Bowl Turning
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Scroll Saw Academy Part 1, with Elaine

Saturday, September 30, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Elaine Pietrucha
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-5
Tools Required:
Description: This class is for the true beginner, covering scroll saw safety, blade choice and pattern transfer. Learn cutting techniques using practice pieces and simple patterns with curves, turns and straight lines, plus a simple stack cutting project. You will be using our Hegner machines.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Turning Handles in Acrylic

Sunday, October 1, 11 AM - 3:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Derek Mayhew
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: Learn which tools and techniques work best for turning and polishing acrylic. You will make a colorful handle for an ice cream scoop, pizza cutter or bottle opener. Fee includes acrylic and you get $5 off the kit of your choice.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand Cut Dovetails - always in style

Saturday, October 7, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Paul McQuilken
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Dovetail Saw, Chisels, Marking Knife (call for recommendations)
Description: Learn the best methods for laying out, cutting and fitting through dovetails. Paul hand cuts dovetails for his full size Queen Ann furniture casework, drawers and decorative boxes. His practical experience will save you many hours of trial and error. Materials $12
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Scroll Saw Academy - Part II

Saturday, October 7, 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Elaine Pietrucha
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-5
Tools Required:
Description: Step up your scroll saw skills! We will practice inside and outside cuts, a must for delicate fretwork. As we build on your experience (from Part I ) you will create a simple fretwork project along with a basic bevel cut. All work is done on our Hegner precision scroll saws. Materials $5.
Prerequisite: Scroll Saw Part I or some experience
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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CNC WORKSHOP

Sunday, October 8, 11 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Okner
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required:
Description: Get acquainted with the capabilities and operation of a CNC computerized power carving machine. Learn how a typical sign is designed and carved & take home a sample. Fee can be applied toward CNC purchase. Optional: bring a PC laptop with Vectric VCarve software pre-loaded if you want to follow along.
Prerequisite: hearing and eye protection
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodturning - Part 1

Saturday, October 14, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Childers
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Bring roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting tool & safety glasses
Description: For new turners or anyone wanting hands-on coaching using and sharpening spindle turning tools (roughing and spindle gouges, and parting tool.) Practice forming beads, coves and combined shapes to make your own candlestick or bud vase. Materials $5, payable to the instructor. Combine with afternoon class and save $20
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodturning - Part II.....More Spindle, Skew & Hol

Saturday, October 14, 1 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Steve Childers
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Skew, spindle gouge, parting tool, round nose scraper, eye protection
Description: Build on the morning session with more advanced spindle turning techniques, as well as how to successfully use a skew gouge. Then, add spindle gouge hollowing techniques...and make a cool Goblet to toast your success. Materials $5, payable to the instructor. Combine with the morning class to save $20
Prerequisite: Turning Part I
Tuition: $90.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Router 101

Saturday, October 21, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill Campbell
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Hearing and Eye Protection
Description: Routers are the go-to power tool for decorative edges, moldings and joinery. Your instructor explains router types, and uses. A fact-filled demo class with everyone getting some hands-on practice. Learn safe hand held router technique with bearing guided bits, edge guides and a guide rail. Save $20 when taking both router classes today.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Router Table & Door Making Basics

Saturday, October 21, 1 PM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Bill Campbell
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Hearing Protection & Safety Glasses
Description: Build on your basic routing experience and gain confidence with the router table. Safely and quickly route different beautiful edge profiles, dadoes and rabbets. Techniques also include irregular shape template routing using a starter pin. Find out how easy it is to set up and practice tongue and groove and rail and stile joinery. Materials $5. (Save $20 when taking both classes today.)
Prerequisite: Router Basics or Equivalent Experience
Tuition: $80.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Pyrography...Woodburning 101

Sunday, October 22, 11:30 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Mike Vied
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Your own woodburning kit with basic tips.
Description: If you yearn to burn...this is the class for you. Mike Vied is a very accomplished local pyrographer whose impressive works include flat art as well as decorated lathe turned pieces. You will learn how to use the basic tip shapes to create lines of varying width, shading and texture effects. You'll complete and take home a stylized woodburned image from a provided pattern. Wood included. Purchase your woodburning kit in advance and bring it to the class.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Woodworking Basics - Laminated Cutting Board

Saturday, October 28, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Paul McQuilken
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Eye and hearing protection
Description: In this new hands-on class, you will be introduced to tools like the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, drum sander and router. Students will prep material, then construct their own multi-colored cutting board using mixed hardwoods. You'll learn how to safely use each machine, pattern routing, wood choices, clamping, glue selection and more. Materials, $20.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $130.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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