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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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Intro to Woodworking Machines (CSW 101.5)

New! This class is being introduced to allow for a more gradual transition to furniture making and the use and set-up of machines.

Length: 8 Weeks

Prerequisite: 101

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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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Open Shop (CSW 201)

Open Shiop

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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Morris Chair (104)

Length: 9 Weeks

Prerequisite: CSW 103

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Introduction 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

Beginner and Intermediate Woodturning (CSW 121 & 122)

In this class 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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Scroll Saw (CSW 141)

Scroll Saw

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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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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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.

Prerequisite:

  • Completion of wood turning 122 or equivalent understanding of bowl turning is required.
  • Completion of woodworking 102 or equivalent knowledge of use of power tools including a table saw.

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Introductory Chip Carving (CSW 131)

Chip Carving
Chip Carving

Learn the attractive art of chip carving. This decorative style of carving is quickly and easily acquired using only two knives. This class will be conducted by Wayne Barton, considered the preeminent master of chip carving in North America.

Length: Sat/Sun 9am-4pm

Prerequisite: None

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Intermediate Chip Carving: Design (CSW 132)

Intermediate Chip Carving: Design

Advanced Chip Carving takes Chip Carving to the next level. In this two day seminar you will not only be working on a more intricate project but will also learn about design.

Length: Sat/Sun 9am-4pm

Prerequisite: CSW 131

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Introduction to the Scroll Saw (CSW 140)

Introduction to the Scroll Saw

Guest instructor Mike Tipp, will be teaching a 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 9am-1pm

Prerequisite: CSW 131

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Band Saw Boxes (CSW 145)

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! Smart Phone Speaker Box

Speaker Box

Each student will make one box similar to the ones shown in the photo (approx. 4″ x 10″ x 2″). The box is made from solid Walnut. The detail work is a combination of domestic, exotic and reclaimed woods. Students will use tung oil to finish their project. Materials included.

Length: Sat 9am-4pm

Prerequisite: None

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Bluetooth Speaker Spheres

Bluetooth Speaker Spheres

Build a pair of these unique sphere speakers along with a Bluetooth amplifier equipped console to power them. You’ll be able to connect with your mobile phone to play your favorite music.

Saturday and Sunday, 9 am-5 pm.

Dates: October 17 and 18, 2020

Prerequisite: None.

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Embellishment for Turning

Embellishment for Turning

Make a Simple Turning Stand Out

In this 2-day seminar, students will learn how to use different burning, texturing, carving and coloring techniques in order to give a simple turning higher visual appeal 

Sunday, Feb. 9 & 16, 2020.

9 am-4 pm

Prerequisite: None.

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