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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)

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)

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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Morris Chair (104)

Length: 9 Weeks | Prerequisite 103

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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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Introduction to Cabinetry (CSW 111)

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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Joiner’s Tool Chest (CSW 161)

In this class you will learn about the basic hand tools, setting and tuning them, and their use while making your own Joiner’s tool chest which can hold a complete set of hand tools while still being able to fit on top of a work bench.

Length: 9 Weeks |  Prerequisite: None


Specialty Classes

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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 independant work overseen and guided by the instructor.

Length: 9 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

Marquetry (CSW 142)

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 Building (CSW 151)

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

Stereo Speaking Building: Subwoofer (CSW 152)

Length: 9 Weeks  |   Prerequisite: CSW 151


Seminars

One or two day classes, typically held on weekends.

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Special “Santa” Spindle Seminar! Handmade Holiday Gifts!

Learn the essentials of spindle turning and make 2 pens and 2 bottle stoppers.

Prerequisite:  No experience necessary!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

9:00 am – 5:00 pm with a break for lunch

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Intro to Spindle Turning

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Prerequisite: Beginning Turning or equivalent.

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

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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. The class will begin with a discussion on the design process and basic math that is needed to layout a project. You will then learn about the jigs that are used to accurately cut segments and learn how you can easily build your own. By the end of the class, you will complete a segmented bowl and gain the knowledge required to turn the next one on your own. As time permits, a few advanced techniques will also be introduced.

Prerequisites

  • 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)

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.

Sat/Sun 9am-4pm |  Prerequisite: None

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Intermediate Chip Carving: Design (CSW 132)

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.

Sat/Sun 9am-4pm  |  Prerequisite: CSW 131

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Introduction to the Scroll Saw (CSW 140)

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.

Sat 9am-1pm  |  Prerequisite: None

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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.

Band Saw Box I (CSW 145)

Introduction to Band Saw Boxes

Sat 9am-4pm |   Prerequisite: None

Band Saw Box II (CSW 146)

Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-1pm | Prerequisite: CSW 145

Band Saw Box III (CSW 147)

Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-1pm | Prerequisite: CSW 146

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Weekend Scroll Sawing for Kids (CSW 045)

The Scroll Saw is the safest tool in the shop and can be used to make shapes, puzzles, and decorative ornaments out of wood. This class great for young artists and tinkerers interested in working with wood.

Sat 9am-Noon |   Prerequisite: None | Age: 10 and older