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Phone:
630-435-9663
Fax:
630-435-0663
Email:
woodridge-retail@woodcraft.com

7440 Woodward Avenue Suite A 107
Woodridge, IL 60517
USA

Hours of Operation

sunday 10 AM - 4 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 8 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Mastering Face Frames & Raised Panel Doors with: Don Washow
Beginner/Intermediate

Saturday, March 23, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Notebook & Safety Glasses
Description: Starting from the beginning Don will show you how to prepare the stock necessary to build professional quality cabinet parts. You will build a face frame and raised panel door. Don will show you how to use the Kreg jig to build the face frame. He will discuss panel construction, router table set-up, safety and hardware. You will produce a door using CMT kitchen set in the Ogee style. The Blum European hinge system will be discussed in detail giving you a complete understanding of how to install them on face frame cabinets. At the end of the day you will have a cabinet front with door and hinges ready for assembly.
Tuition: $165.00

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Advanced Pen Turning with: Don McCloskey
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, March 31, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Experience Turning Pens
Tools Required: Pen Turning Tools
Description: Take your pen turning to the next level. In this class, we'll cover segmented pen turning including a Celtic knot style pen. We'll learn to turn other materials such as acrylic, corian, antler and solid surface material. Tool sharpening will be covered using a homemade honing wheel. You'll leave this class with 2 pens: a Celtic knot pen and a single barrel cigar pen.
Tuition: $150.00

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Hand Cut Traditional Joinery With Don Washow with: Don Washow
Intermediate/Advanced

Saturday, April 6, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: 3/4,1/2, & 3/8 Inch Chisel, Small Hammer, Notebook, Cameraa, Safety Glasses
Description: In this class you will learn to layout and hand cut, both through dovetails and mortise and tenons. Starting with the selection and design of joiney you will move quickly through layout process, and then learn to use traditional hand tools. You will learn how to use chisels and saws to pare, chop and cut to a line. At the end of the day you will have hand cut both the through dovetail and mortise and tenon joint.
Tuition: $150.00

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Advanced Machining Techniques I ; Squaring Lumber with: Don Washow
All

Sunday, April 7, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: : Notebook, Camera, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Dust Mask
Description: Squaring lumber is the first skill a woodworker must master. Without this skill you will never understand how woodworking machines work or be able to determine why your parts don't fit. Through hands on experience you will learn how to select, flatten, and square lumber using the bandsaw, table saw, jointer, and planer. Starting with machine set up then moving quickly to hands on practice you will square boards necessary to build table tops, solid wood face frames, and raised panel doors.
Tuition: $150.00

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Pen Turning With Don McCloskey with: Don McCloskey
All

Sunday, April 21, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Description: Use basic spindle turning skills to craft 2 beautiful wooden pens. Learn all the components used such as pen blanks, mandrels, pen mills and the pen press while you make handmade wooden pens on the lathe. Pen turning is easy and enjoyable and you end up with 2 great ink pens.
Tuition: $150.00

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Mastering The Tablesaw with: Don Washow
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Tools Required: Notebook & Safety Glasses
Description: This is the class we've all been waiting for. Finally a table saw class that will introduce you to the endless types of parts you can make on the table saw. Don will bring in all of his best jigs and fixtures and demonstrate them for you. From general operation techniques, through complex joinery, Don will demonstrate how he produces fine furniture parts. He will also share plans for his jigs so that you can duplicate his procedures. Pattern cutting, tapers and cove cutting will be just some of the techniques Don will show you.
Tuition: $150.00

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Mastering Cabinet Design & Construction with: Don Washow
All

Saturday, May 18, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Tools Required: Notebook & Safety Glasses
Description: In this class you will learn how to build face frame and European style cabinets. The design and construction of face frame cabinets will be thoroughly covered, from sketch to installation. There will be many miniature cabinets, exploded construction details, materials, and hardware props on hand for you to investigate and photograph. You will receive an extensive handout which includes a bibliography, material, hardware, and tool sources. For more details email Don: donwashow@aol.com.
Tuition: $150.00

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Advanced Pen Turning with: Don McCloskey
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, May 19, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Experience Turning Pens
Tools Required: Pen Turning Tools
Description: Take your pen turning to the next level. In this class, we'll cover segmented pen turning including a Celtic knot style pen. We'll learn to turn other materials such as acrylic, corian, antler and solid surface material. Tool sharpening will be covered using a homemade honing wheel. You'll leave this class with 2 pens: a Celtic knot pen and a single barrel cigar pen.
Tuition: $150.00

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Mastering Hand Applied Finishes with: Don Washow
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Description: This is an advanced hands-on finishing class for everyone. The class begins with a discussion on surface preparation and the selection of sand paper. You will learn what surface each grit will produce and be able to recognize when to advance to the next grit. Each student is expected to prepare numerous hardwood samples obtaining preparation results from 150 through 400 grit. The second half of the class will introduce you to numerous stains, dyes, sanding sealers, conditioners, and top coats. We will discuss and use oil finishes, oil and urethane combinations, varnish, oil and varnish combinations, shellac, and finally waxes. Surface treatment between coats will be addressed. The material fee will cover material samples, sand paper, and finishing supplies.
Tuition: $150.00

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Mastering The Router with: Don Washow
Beginner/Intermediate

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

Tools Required: Notebook, Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: Understanding the different types of routers available and their use is one of the most useful subjects in the woodworking industry. This is the same class that Don presents to manufacturers and it has been attended by product managers, tool designers and engineers throughout the router industry. Don will introduce you to and you will operate the following routers: Porter-Cable laminate router, Porter-Cable 690 series, Porter-Cable 890 combination kit series, Milwaukee Palm Grip and D-Handle 1-¾ and 2-¼ HP series, DeWalt D-handle 618, and the DeWalt 621 2 HP plunge router. Among the topics covered will be general router operation, maintenance, safety, router bit selection and operating techniques. Don will demonstrate advanced router techniques including pattern making, template routing, using a plunge router for joinery work, and jigs and fixtures. By the end of the day you will possess the information and experience necessary to select equipment wisely and to operate your router safely with confidence.
Tuition: $150.00

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Pen Turning With Don McCloskey with: Don McCloskey
All

Sunday, September 29, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Description: Use basic spindle turning skills to craft 2 beautiful wooden pens. Learn all the components used such as pen blanks, mandrels, pen mills and the pen press while you make handmade wooden pens on the lathe. Pen turning is easy and enjoyable and you end up with 2 great ink pens.
Tuition: $150.00

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Advanced Pen Turning with: Don McCloskey
Beginner/Intermediate

Sunday, October 27, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Prerequisite: Experience Turning Pens
Tools Required: Pen Turning Tools
Description: Take your pen turning to the next level. In this class, we'll cover segmented pen turning including a Celtic knot style pen. We'll learn to turn other materials such as acrylic, corian, antler and solid surface material. Tool sharpening will be covered using a homemade honing wheel. You'll leave this class with 2 pens: a Celtic knot pen and a single barrel cigar pen.
Tuition: $150.00

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Pen Turning With Don McCloskey with: Don McCloskey
All

Sunday, November 24, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Description: Use basic spindle turning skills to craft 2 beautiful wooden pens. Learn all the components used such as pen blanks, mandrels, pen mills and the pen press while you make handmade wooden pens on the lathe. Pen turning is easy and enjoyable and you end up with 2 great ink pens.
Tuition: $150.00

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Holiday Pen Class with: Don McCloskey
Beginner

Saturday, December 14, 10 AM - 2 PM

Prerequisite: Purchase Of Wall Street II Pen And Wood Or Acrylic Blank
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Use basic spindle turning skills to craft a beautiful Wall Street II pen. Learn all the components used such as pen blanks,mandrels, pen mills and the pen press while you make a handmade pen on the lathe. Pen turning is easy and enjoyable and you will end up with one great ink pen.
Tuition: $75.00

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