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

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 - 7 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Woodturning - Part 1 with: Steve Childers
Beginner

Saturday, April 20, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

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
Tuition: $90.00

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Woodturning - Part II...More Spindle, Skew & Hollo with: Steve Childers
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, April 20, 1:30 PM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Turning Part I
Tools Required: Skew, Spindle Gouge, Parting Tool, Round Nose Scraper, Eye Protection
Description: Build on the morning session with more advanced spindle turning, including how to use a skew gouge. Then, dive deeper, using the spindle gouge for end grain hollowing...and make a cool Goblet to toast your success. Materials $5, payable to the instructor. Combine with the morning class and save $20
Tuition: $90.00

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Kreg Pocket Hole Joinery with: Derek Mayhew
Beginner

Sunday, April 21, 11:30 AM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Learn the fundamentals of the popular Kreg system for joining wood parts. You will get to use the Kreg jig to make and take home a handy 2-shelf curio for your stuff. Kreg is a fast and strong way to assemble a wide range of projects. Materials, $15
Tuition: $75.00

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Bandsaw Basics & More with: Paul McQuilken
Beginner/Intermediate

Tuesday, April 23, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $110.00

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Woodworking Basics - Laminated Cutting Board with: Paul McQuilken
Beginner

Saturday, April 27, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: Have fun making a cutting board as you get hands-on experience with our shop machinery. You will use the table saw, jointer and planer to cut contrasting colored hardwoods strips. We also show you how to glue up and clamp your strips. We use the drum sander to flatten your board, then you shape it and add a juice groove with a router and template. It's a great introduction to woodworking machinery. Materials, $20.
Tuition: $170.00

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CNC WORKSHOP - Computerized Routing with: Mike Okner
All

Sunday, April 28, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Prerequisite: Hearing And Eye Protection
Description: Learn the software and mechanical setup of a CNC computerized router system. It's rapidly becoming the method of choice for carved signs, plaques and other projects. You will get hands-on practice creating typical sign graphics, learn how to specify "tool paths" for each type of router bit, and export "cut files" for the CNC machine. Sound complicated? After this class it will all make sense. Recommended for anyone considering a CNC machine.
Tuition: $90.00

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Woodturning - Part III - BOWL BASICS with: Chuck Engstrom
Beginner

Saturday, May 4, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Prerequisite: Spindle Turning Class
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.
Tuition: $90.00

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Woodturning Part IV - More Bowl Techniques with: Chuck Engstrom
Intermediate/Advanced

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

Prerequisite: Woodturning Part III
Tools Required: Bowl Gouge, Curved Hollowing Tool, Face Shield, Hearing Protection.
Description: Here's your opportunity to apply the basics covered in the morning session and enhance your skills. Learn even more techniques for added control with the versatile bowl gouge. You practice hollowing methods needed when forming an inward turned rim. Materials $8, payable to instructor.
Tuition: $90.00

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Pen Turning with: Derek Mayhew
Beginner

Sunday, May 5, 11:30 AM - 4 PM

Tools Required: Spindle Gouge And Eye Protection.
Description: Making pens is fun and a great source of gifts for every occasion. You'll learn the steps from prepping the wood blank, mounting on the mandrel and turning to dimension with a gouge. After sanding you'll apply a durable finish and assemble the parts of your very own pen.
Tuition: $70.00

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LUMBER PREP - Jointer & Planer Techniques with: Paul McQuilken
Beginner

Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Prerequisite: Table Saw Basics Or Experience
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.
Tuition: $100.00

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Intarsia On The Scroll Saw with: Paul McQuilken
Intermediate

Saturday, May 11, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Prerequisite: Scroll Saw I & II
Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: Learn techniques for cutting picture pieces to achieve a good fit, then compare various contour sanding tools to enhance the 3D effect of your intarsia design. We discuss different colored stock, vs. hand coloring. Materials $10. Other "Pictures In Wood" classes include Free Form Inlay and Marquetry basics/advanced.
Tuition: $150.00

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Carve A Wood Spirit Hiking Stick with: Mike Okner
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, May 12, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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 $17 (diamond willow stick)
Tuition: $70.00

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Bandsaw Basics & More with: Paul McQuilken
Beginner/Intermediate

Tuesday, May 14, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $110.00

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Scroll Saw Part III, Bevel Cutting with: Elaine Pietrucha
Intermediate

Saturday, May 18, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

Prerequisite: Parts I & II
Description: Learning how to cut with the table tilted will open up a world of creative options like collapsible baskets, bowls, inlays and more. Our bevel cutting practice patterns will prepare you for more complicated projects in the future. Participants get to use our Hegner precision scroll saws. Materials $5
Tuition: $75.00

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MARQUETRY Fundamentals - Making Pictures In Wood with: Paul McQuilken
Intermediate

Saturday, May 18, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Scroll Saw Part I (Part II Suggested)
Description: In this introduction to marquetry you will create an elegant design such as dogwood blossoms and thin branch. Paul will teach you the envelope method of stacking various color veneers with a design on top for cutting on a scroll saw. You assemble and tape the pieces together, then glue it to a substrate in a screw press. Marquetry enhances almost any project from tables to boxes. This class prepares you for the Advanced Marquetry class project. Materials $12
Tuition: $125.00

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Box Making On The Table Saw - With Incra IBox Jig with: Al Pagano
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, May 19, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Ear Protection
Description: Make a small box on the table saw using the Incra IBox jig. You will learn how to setup the jig to produce strong and decorative box/finger joints. Blade choices and other uses for this versatile jig will also be discussed. Materials $15
Tuition: $75.00

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Sharpening With Waterstones with: Paul McQuilken
Beginner

Tuesday, May 21, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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.
Tuition: $85.00

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Router 101 with: Bill Campbell
Beginner

Saturday, May 25, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $90.00

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Router Table & Door Making Basics with: Bill Campbell
Beginner

Saturday, May 25, 1 PM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Router Basics Or Equivalent Experience
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.)
Tuition: $90.00

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CNC WORKSHOP - Computerized Routing with: Mike Okner
All

Sunday, May 26, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Prerequisite: Hearing And Eye Protection
Description: Learn the software and mechanical setup of a CNC computerized router system. It's rapidly becoming the method of choice for carved signs, plaques and other projects. You will get hands-on practice creating typical sign graphics, learn how to specify "tool paths" for each type of router bit, and export "cut files" for the CNC machine. Sound complicated? After this class it will all make sense. Recommended for anyone considering a CNC machine.
Tuition: $75.00

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Hand Cut Dovetails - Joinery For Boxes & More with: Paul McQuilken
Beginner

Tuesday, May 28, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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 $5
Tuition: $125.00

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Woodturning - Part 1 with: Steve Childers
Beginner

Saturday, June 1, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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
Tuition: $90.00

Click Here to Request Information

Woodturning - Part II...More Spindle & Turn A Goblet with: Steve Childers
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Prerequisite: Turning Part I
Tools Required: Skew, Spindle Gouge, Parting Tool, Round Nose Scraper, Eye Protection
Description: Build on the morning session with more advanced spindle turning, including how to use a skew gouge. Then, dive deeper, using the spindle gouge for end grain hollowing...and make a cool Goblet to toast your success. Materials $5, payable to the instructor. Combine with the morning class and save $20
Tuition: $90.00

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Relief Carving - Amish Country Covered Bridge with: Mike Okner
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, June 2, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $80.00

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Woodturning - Part III - BOWL BASICS with: Chuck Engstrom
Beginner

Saturday, June 8, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Prerequisite: Spindle Turning Class
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.
Tuition: $90.00

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Woodturning Part IV - More Bowl Techniques with: Chuck Engstrom
Intermediate/Advanced

Saturday, June 8, 1 PM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Woodturning Part III
Tools Required: Bowl Gouge, Curved Hollowing Tool, Face Shield, Hearing Protection.
Description: Here's your opportunity to apply the basics covered in the morning session and enhance your skills. Learn even more techniques for added control with the versatile bowl gouge. You practice hollowing methods needed when forming an inward turned rim. Materials $8, payable to instructor.
Tuition: $90.00

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Build A Base For Cabinet with: Rick Dixon
Beginner/Intermediate

Part 1: Sunday, June 9, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, June 16, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Build A Cabinet
Description: Build a kitchen base cabinet to be installed below the cabinet you built in the "Build a Cabinet" class. Learn industry standards for kitchen cabinetry while building your base cabinet. Basic drawer construction and installation as well as a refresher on face frame and door construction. Two day course. Materials 85$ to instructor
Tuition: $225.00

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Woodworking Basics - Laminated Cutting Board with: Paul McQuilken
Beginner

Saturday, June 15, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: Have fun making a cutting board as you get hands-on experience with our shop machinery. You will use the table saw, jointer and planer to cut contrasting colored hardwoods strips. We also show you how to glue up and clamp your strips. We use the drum sander to flatten your board, then you shape it and add a juice groove with a router and template. It's a great introduction to woodworking machinery. Materials, $20.
Tuition: $170.00

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Intarsia On The Scroll Saw with: Paul McQuilken
Intermediate

Saturday, June 22, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Prerequisite: Scroll Saw I & II
Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: Learn techniques for cutting picture pieces to achieve a good fit, then compare various contour sanding tools to enhance the 3D effect of your intarsia design. We discuss different colored stock, vs. hand coloring. Materials $10. Other "Pictures In Wood" classes include Free Form Inlay and Marquetry basics/advanced.
Tuition: $150.00

Click Here to Request Information

CNC WORKSHOP - Computerized Routing with: Mike Okner
All

Sunday, June 23, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Prerequisite: Hearing And Eye Protection
Description: Learn the software and mechanical setup of a CNC computerized router system. It's rapidly becoming the method of choice for carved signs, plaques and other projects. You will get hands-on practice creating typical sign graphics, learn how to specify "tool paths" for each type of router bit, and export "cut files" for the CNC machine. Sound complicated? After this class it will all make sense. Recommended for anyone considering a CNC machine.
Tuition: $75.00

Click Here to Request Information

Router 101 with: Bill Campbell
Beginner

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

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.
Tuition: $90.00

Click Here to Request Information

Router Table & Door Making Basics with: Bill Campbell
Beginner

Saturday, June 29, 1 PM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Router Basics Or Equivalent Experience
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.)
Tuition: $90.00

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Pyrography...Woodburning Techniques with: Ken Mullen
All

Sunday, June 30, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tools Required: Wood Burning Pen With Various Tips, Sandpaper ( Medium And Fine), Design,wood
Description: After just a few hours with Ken you will have a good feel for all the basic burning techniques needed for any project. Learn how to use the tip shapes provided with your pen to create lines of varying width, shapes, shading and texture effects. You'll then make your own scene to take home. Wood included.
Tuition: $100.00

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Woodturning - Part 1 with: Steve Childers
Beginner

Saturday, July 6, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

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
Tuition: $90.00

Click Here to Request Information

Woodturning - Part II...More Spindle & Turn A Goblet with: Steve Childers
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, July 6, 1:30 PM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Turning Part I
Tools Required: Skew, Spindle Gouge, Parting Tool, Round Nose Scraper, Eye Protection
Description: Build on the morning session with more advanced spindle turning, including how to use a skew gouge. Then, dive deeper, using the spindle gouge for end grain hollowing...and make a cool Goblet to toast your success. Materials $5, payable to the instructor. Combine with the morning class and save $20
Tuition: $90.00

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Natural Edge Bowls with: Chuck Engstrom
Intermediate

Sunday, July 7, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Prerequisite: Bowl Turning
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.
Tuition: $90.00

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Scroll Saw Academy Part 1, With Elaine with: Elaine Pietrucha
Beginner

Saturday, July 13, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

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. You will be using our Hegner machines.
Tuition: $75.00

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MARQUETRY Fundamentals - Making Pictures In Wood with: Paul McQuilken
Intermediate

Saturday, July 13, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Scroll Saw Part I (Part II Suggested)
Description: In this introduction to marquetry you will create an elegant design such as dogwood blossoms and thin branch. Paul will teach you the envelope method of stacking various color veneers with a design on top for cutting on a scroll saw. You assemble and tape the pieces together, then glue it to a substrate in a screw press. Marquetry enhances almost any project from tables to boxes. This class prepares you for the Advanced Marquetry class project. Materials $12
Tuition: $125.00

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Carving 101 - Decorative Spoon with: Mike Okner
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, July 14, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Tools Required: Carving Knife And Spoon Gouge (or Pull Knife), Safety Glove And Thumb Guard
Description: Discover the satisfying craft of carving. In this class you learn basic carving techniques and make a Celtic style decorative spoon with floral handle design. It's a perfect project to practice how to safely use a carving knife and gouges. Fee even includes your basswood cutout prepared in advance by the instructor. Bring your tools or call for starter tool recommendations.
Tuition: $75.00

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Router 101 with: Bill Campbell
Beginner

Saturday, July 20, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $90.00

Click Here to Request Information

Router Table & Door Making Basics with: Bill Campbell
Beginner

Saturday, July 20, 1 PM - 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Router Basics Or Equivalent Experience
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.)
Tuition: $90.00

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Acrylic Pens On The Lathe with: Derek Mayhew
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, July 21, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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.
Tuition: $85.00

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Woodworking Basics - Laminated Cutting Board with: Paul McQuilken
Beginner

Saturday, July 27, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Tools Required: Eye And Hearing Protection
Description: Have fun making a cutting board as you get hands-on experience with our shop machinery. You will use the table saw, jointer and planer to cut contrasting colored hardwoods strips. We also show you how to glue up and clamp your strips. We use the drum sander to flatten your board, then you shape it and add a juice groove with a router and template. It's a great introduction to woodworking machinery. Materials, $20.
Tuition: $170.00

Click Here to Request Information

CNC WORKSHOP - Computerized Routing with: Mike Okner
All

Sunday, July 28, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Prerequisite: Hearing And Eye Protection
Description: Learn the software and mechanical setup of a CNC computerized router system. It's rapidly becoming the method of choice for carved signs, plaques and other projects. You will get hands-on practice creating typical sign graphics, learn how to specify "tool paths" for each type of router bit, and export "cut files" for the CNC machine. Sound complicated? After this class it will all make sense. Recommended for anyone considering a CNC machine.
Tuition: $75.00

Click Here to Request Information

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