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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

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 The Bandsaw

Saturday, February 24, 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don Washow
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses
Description: Setting up your bandsaw can be one of the most frustrating jobs in the shop. Don will explain the steps to trouble free sawing. Blade selection, guide set-up, tensioning, and dust collection is just the beginning of the class. He will show you how to set your saw to resaw perfect boards as thin as 1/8 inch. Tapering legs, cutting circles, cutting tenons, and free hand sculpting are just a few techniques that will be demonstrated. For more details email Don: donwashow@aol.com.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Advanced Pen Turning

Sunday, February 25, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: Experience turning pens
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Introduction to Woodworking 101

Part 1: Thursday, March 1, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, March 8, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, March 15, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Curt Vevang
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask, pencil, tape measure & square.
Description: In this class, the student will build a tool/garden box while learning to use and safely operate a table saw, bandsaw, router and drill press. The student will also learn some gluing, clamping and basic joinery techniques. This is a 9 hour class consisting of 3, 3 hour sessions. For more information as well as a picture of the project, visit curtvevang.com/classes.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $190.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Mastering The Router Table

Saturday, March 10, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don Washow
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Notebook, Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection
Description: The class starts off with a discussion on selecting equipment and safety procedures then moves quickly to hands on experience. Everyone is required to change bits and set up the table for edge routing using both a router in a drop in plate and a router lift. You will produce at least 8 different profile examples of popular router bits on two different router table set ups. Towards the end of the class day everyone will make an Ogee style raised panel door. For more details email Don: donwashow@aol.com.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Mastering Sharpening I: Chisels & Planes

Saturday, March 17, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don Washow
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: New Blue Marples Chisels To Sharpen (1” & 3/4” Or 4 Piece Chisel Set) & Hand Plane
Description: Understanding the differences between sharpening systems and selecting the best system for you is one of the most confusing subjects in woodworking. Don starts at the beginning explaining the sandpaper system then continues to compare water stones, diamond plates, and oil stones. He will give you information on cross referencing the different grit systems so that comparing performance and price is easier. You will be provided with equipment to flatten and sharpen on sandpaper with a jig, however, diamond plates, water stones and oil stones will be available for everyone to use. You will learn how to hollow grind on a bench grinder, then hone on water stones to produce a surgically sharp tool. By the end of the class you will understand what sharp is and have had the opportunity to experience tools sharper than you could have ever imagined.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Mastering Face Frames & Raised Panel Doors

Saturday, March 24, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don Washow
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $165.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Pen Turning with Don McCloskey

Sunday, March 25, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Roughing Gouge, Spindle Gouge, Skew, Parting Tool or class tools available.
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Introduction to Woodworking 101

Part 1: Thursday, April 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, April 12, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, April 19, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Curt Vevang
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask, pencil, tape measure & square.
Description: In this class, the student will build a tool/garden box while learning to use and safely operate a table saw, bandsaw, router and drill press. The student will also learn some gluing, clamping and basic joinery techniques. This is a 9 hour class consisting of 3, 3 hour sessions. For more information as well as a picture of the project, visit curtvevang.com/classes.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $190.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Hand Cut Traditional Joinery with Don Washow

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don Washow
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Turning 101: Beginning Turning

Part 1: Saturday, April 14, 9 AM - 4 PM
Part 2: Sunday, April 15, 9 AM - 4 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Andy Kuby
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 3-6
Tools Required: 3/8 Bowl Gouge, 3/8 Spindle Gouge, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection & Respiratory Protection
Description: This intensive two-day class is the ideal place to start to learn the art and craft of woodturning. You will learn about lathes and lathe setup, tool use, selection and sharpening. With plenty of hands-on time, you will have the opportunity to develop your basic turning skills, and your confidence, on a variety of woodturning projects.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $250.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Mastering Furniture Design & Construction

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don Washow
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Notebook, Safety Glasses & Camera
Description: Starting with the basics of construction Don will show you the steps necessary to complete a furniture project that looks great, functions well, and will survive the tests of time. Don will introduce you to selecting the project, compiling design data, proportioning to the human body to establish architectural standards, sketching, and shop drawings. Using a small table with drawer as an example he will demonstrate the machining and joinery skills you must acquire to construct the project. You will receive an extensive handout which includes a bibliography, material, hardware, and tool sources. For more details email Don: donwashow@aol.com.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Advanced Pen Turning

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: Experience turning pens
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Advanced Machining Techniques I ; Squaring lumber

Saturday, May 12, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don Washow
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Pen Turning with Don McCloskey

Sunday, May 20, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Roughing Gouge, Spindle Gouge, Skew, Parting Tool or class tools available.
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Advanced Pen Turning

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: Experience turning pens
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Pen Turning with Don McCloskey

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Roughing Gouge, Spindle Gouge, Skew, Parting Tool or class tools available.
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Advanced Pen Turning

Sunday, August 26, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: Experience turning pens
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Pen Turning with Don McCloskey

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Roughing Gouge, Spindle Gouge, Skew, Parting Tool or class tools available.
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Advanced Pen Turning

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

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: Experience turning pens
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Pen Turning with Don McCloskey

Sunday, November 25, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Skill Level: None
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Roughing Gouge, Spindle Gouge, Skew, Parting Tool or class tools available.
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.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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Holiday Pen Class

Sunday, December 16, 10 AM - 2 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Don McCloskey
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 2-6
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.
Prerequisite: Purchase of Wall Street II pen and wood or acrylic blank
Tuition: $75.00
Tuition Notes:

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

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