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Introduction to Woodworking (CSW 101)

The first of a three course series, Introduction to Woodworking, introduces students to basic woodworking techniques and assists them in completing weekly practice projects.

Length: 9 Weeks

Prerequisite: None

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Methods of Mortise and Tenon Joinery (CSW 102)

Methods of Mortise and Tenon Joinery

The second of a three course series, Methods of Mortise and tenon Joinery, guides students through the construction of an end table using a variety of basic furniture making methods.

Length: 9 Weeks

Prerequisite: CSW 101

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Techniques of Machining Wood (CSW 103)

Methods of Mortise and Tenon Joinery

The third and final course of a three course series, Techniques of Matching Wood, introduces students to more advanced furniture making methods and culminates with the building of an entryway table.

Length: 9 Weeks

Prerequisite: CSW 102

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Design 104 (New in January)

Drawing and planning for the design-build experience

In this class, students will create Orthographic drawings including cross sections, along with cut lists and procedure lists. You will learn how to conceive of your design and plan how to make your piece of furniture before going into the woodshop to make your pieces.

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Intro to End Grain Cutting Boards

This hands-on workshop is designed for graduates of the 103 class, offering a unique opportunity to unlock your inner artist and craft a timeless kitchen essential.

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Open Shop (CSW 201)

Graduates of the three part introductory series (101, 102 & 103) can continue grow their skills by pursuing projects of their own choice/design and also participate in advanced projects.

Length: Ongoing

Prerequisite: CSW 103

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Intro to Cabinetry (CSW 111)

Introduction to Cabinetry

Introduction to cabinet making takes the student through the steps of designing and making a basic cabinet from plywood.  The student will complete a small cabinet with a drawer and a door, using the same techniques that would be used to build kitchen face-frame cabinets or bathroom vanities.

Length: 9 Weeks

Prerequisite: None

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Specialty Classes

Woodturning 1, 2 and 3

In these classes, you will learn about the lathe, its accessories, and the tools used to shape wood. Students will watch demonstrations, then apply what they have learned to independent work overseen and guided by the instructor.

Length: 9 Weeks

Prerequisite: None

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Intro to Shaper Origin

Learn how to set up a CNC workspace, import and place SVG files, cut inlays, pockets engrave and more. Each student will practice cutting and customizing coasters and a trivet over the five week course.

Length: 5 weeks

Prerequisite: None

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Scroll Saw (CSW 141)

In this introductory class, students will learn about all the parts, features and functions of the scroll saw and how to safely use a scroll saw to make intricate curves and openings in wood.

Length: 9 Weeks

Prerequisite: None

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Marquetry (CSW 142)

Marquetry

Add a decorative flair to your woodworking. Betsy Pepper will teach you to make beautiful pictures from veneers of various colored woods. In week one, you will learn the essential scroll saw techniques.

Length: 5 Weeks

Prerequisite: None

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Stereo Speaker & Subwoofer Building (CSW 151 & 152)

Stereo Speaker Building

Students will learn the fundamentals of speaker theory, design, and construction. Basic woodworking, electrical wiring and soldering will be covered.

Length: 9 Weeks

Prerequisite: None

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Seminars

One or two day classes, typically held on weekends.

Intro to Spindle Turning

Beginner and Intermediate Woodturning

A one day class designed to teach the basics of spindle turning. Students will end the day with a selection of finished bottle stoppers, small kitchen tools or other spindle projects. The class will cover safety, safety equipment, turning tools and lathes, work holding, design, basic spindle turning, shaping on the lathe and finishing. Spindle projects can include pizza cutters screwdrivers, ornaments, candle-holders, tool handles etc. Woodturning tools will include traditional gouges as well as the newer carbide tipped tools.

Length: 9 AM to 4 PM with a one-hour break for lunch.

Prerequisite: None

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Intro to Bowl Turning

Intro to Bowl Turning

A one day class designed to teach the basics of cross-grain woodturning. Students end the day with a finished bowl turned from dry wood. The class will cover safety, safety equipment, turning tools and lathes, work holding, design, basic cross-grain turning, shaping on the lathe, hollowing, reverse chucking and finishing. Woodturning tools will include traditional gouges as well as newer carbide tipped tools.

Length: 9 AM to 5 PM with a one-hour break for lunch.

Prerequisite: None

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Basics of Segmented Wood Turning

Basics of Segmented Wood Turning

If you have successfully turned bowls from a solid wood blank and are looking to try a more advanced technique, consider segmenting. This class will cover the entire process for designing, building, and turning a segmented bowl.

Length: 9 AM to 4 PM with a one-hour break for lunch.

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Intermediate Segmented Turning

This class assumes that each student has a basic understanding of the segmenting process. By completing the class project, each student will learn a number of new techniques and leave with a finished segmented vase.

3 Saturdays, 9am – 4 pm, October 14, 21, 28, 2023

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Introduction to the Scroll Saw (CSW 140)

In this 4-hour seminar on Scroll Saw fundamentals,. you will learn about the parts, features and functions of the scroll saw. Some of the topics included are: safety, blade type and size, how fast to cut, how to tension the blade, how to operate the scroll saw, and pattern transfer. Students will be given exercises to practice techniques.

Length: Sat 12 – 4pm

Prerequisite: None

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Band Saw Boxes (CSW 145)

Band Saw Boxes
Band Saw Boxes

Guest instructor Larry Anderson will guide you through the basics of making beautiful boxes using the band saw. Each student will complete two original one-of-a-kind boxes.

Length: Sat 9am-4pm

Prerequisite: None

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New! Small Treasure Box

Each student will complete a small one of a kind box approximately 3” x 5” x 2” high. The top will be made from exotic woods, and domestic woods. The box will have a small
tray inside used for small objects. The bottom of the box will have aromatic cedar and the box will be finished with tung oil.

Saturday, 9 am-4 pm

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Twisted Turnings, Multi-axis turning

Twisted Turnings, Multi-axis turning

Turning with a twist, using the magic of multi-axis turning to create seemingly impossible to turn shapes. This is lathe work on a whole new level. We’ll make boxes and goblets, napkin rings, tea-light, and ???. Students will expand their turning skill set to include multi-axis turning. Skills include safely holding work with multi-axis, visualizing the end result, turning with interrupted cuts. The possibilities are endless. Essentials of safety will be emphasized.

Length: 9 AM to 4 PM with a one-hour break for lunch.

Prerequisite: Beginning Turning or equivalent.

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