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Class Date Time Price  
GIFT CERTIFICATE $50 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015 NA $50 Details
GIFT CERTIFICATE $100 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015 NA $100 Details
GIFT CERTIFICATE $200 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015 NA $200 Details
Introduction to Woodturning (Parkland Class) 01/07/2015 - 01/22/2015 Wed & Thur, 6:00pm-8:30pm $270 Details
Green-Wood Bowl Turning 01/10/2015 Sat, 8:00am - 4:00pm $160 Details
Hands on Table Saw 01/10/2015 Sat. 9:00am-12:00pm $75 Details
Hands on Table Saw 01/13/2015 Tue. 6:00pm-9:00pm $75 Details
Introduction to Pen Turning 01/15/2015 Thur, 1:00pm - 4:00pm $75 Details
Cherry Blanket Chest 01/16/2015 - 01/18/2015 Fri, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat & Sun, 9:00am - 5:00pm
$460 Details
Natural Edge Bowls 01/24/2015 Sat, 8:00am - 4:00pm $160 Details
Introduction to Woodworking (Parkland) 01/26/2015 - 02/03/2015 Mon. & Tue. 6:00pm-9:00pm $185 Details
Hand Tools 101 01/31/2015 Sat 9am-5pm $90 Details
Wallace Nutting Hanging Cabinet 02/07/2015 - 02/08/2015 Sat. and Sun. 8:30am - 5:00pm $460 Details
Introduction to Pen Turning 02/12/2015 Thur, 1:00pm - 4:00pm $75 Details
Introduction to Furniture Building 02/14/2015 - 02/15/2015 Sat & Sun, 8:30am - 5:00pm $265 Details
Hands on Band Saw 02/18/2015 Wed. 6:00pm-9:00pm $75 Details
Build Your Own Windsor Chair 02/20/2015 - 02/22/2015 9:00am - 5:00pm daily $745 Details
Woodworking Basics (Parkland Class) 02/24/2015 - 03/11/2015 Tue. & Wed. 6:00pm-9:00pm $290 Details
Natural Edge Bowls 02/28/2015 Sat. 8:00am-4:00pm $160 Details
Hands on Band Saw 02/28/2015 Sat. 9:00am-12:00pm $75 Details
Hand-Cut Dovetails 03/07/2015 Sat 9am-4pm $95 Details
Hands on Surface Preparation 03/09/2015 Mon. 6:00pm-9:00pm $75 Details
Green-Wood Bowl Turning 03/11/2015 Wed, 8:00am - 4:00pm $160 Details
Introduction to Pen Turning 03/11/2015 Wed, 5:30pm - 8:30pm $75 Details
Long Bow Building Workshop 03/13/2015 - 03/14/2015 Fri 12pm -6pm
Sat 9am-5pm
$430 Details
Long Bow Finishing 03/15/2015 Sun 9am-4pm $150 Details
Build an Heirloom Workbench 03/16/2015 - 03/21/2015 Mon - Sat, 8:30am - 5:30pm $690 Details
Stickley Tall Clock 03/23/2015 - 03/27/2015 Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm $795 Details
Intro to Cabinet Making (Parkland Class) 03/23/2015 - 04/07/2015 Mon,Tue 6:00pm-9:00pm $305 Details
Hands on Surface Preparation 03/28/2015 Sat. 9:00am-12:00pm $75 Details
Introduction to Pen Turning 04/08/2015 Wed, 1:00pm - 4:00pm $75 Details
Introduction to Woodturning (Parkland Class) 04/08/2015 - 04/23/2015 Wed & Thur, 6:00pm-8:30pm $270 Details
Adirondack Chair 04/11/2015 - 04/12/2015 Sat,Sun 8:30am-5:00pm $385 Details
Hands on Joinery 04/14/2015 Tue. 6:00pm-9:00pm $75 Details
Build an Acoustic Guitar 04/17/2015 - 04/19/2015 Fri 6:00pm-10:00pm
Sat 8:30am-5:00pm
Sun 8:30am-5:00pm
$625 Details
Hands on Joinery 04/25/2015 Sat. 9:00am-12:00pm $75 Details
Maloof Style Sculpted Rocker 05/01/2015 - 05/17/2015 3 Weekends
Fri - Sun, 8:00am-5:00pm
$1,600 Details
Green-Wood Bowl Turning 05/05/2015 Tue, 8:00am - 4:00pm $160 Details
Natural Edge Bowls 05/19/2015 Tue. 8:00am-4:00pm $160 Details
Hand Carved Lettering 05/30/2015 Sat, 9:00am - 3:00pm $135 Details
Hand Tools 101 07/18/2015 Sat 9am-5pm $90 Details
Mission Sideboard 09/14/2015 - 09/18/2015 Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm $795 Details
Hand-Cut Dovetails 09/19/2015 Sat 9am-4pm $95 Details

  GIFT CERTIFICATE $50
Instructor: None
Dates: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Time: NA
Description: You can now buy CUWS gift certificates online. They can be used same as cash for merchandise in our store or toward class payments. We will gladly have them in our store for you to pick up, mail them to you or mail them to the recipient of your choice.
Cost: 50.00
Notes: We will contact you using the information that you provide so you can let us know where you want the certificate sent.
Class PDF: Unavailable
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  GIFT CERTIFICATE $100
Instructor: None
Dates: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Time: NA
Description: You can now buy CUWS gift certificates online. They can be used same as cash for merchandise in our store or toward class payments. We will gladly have them in our store for you to pick up, mail them to you or mail them to the recipient of your choice.
Cost: 100.00
Notes: We will contact you using the information that you provide so you can let us know where you want the certificate sent.
Class PDF: Unavailable
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  GIFT CERTIFICATE $200
Instructor: None
Dates: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Time: NA
Description: You can now buy CUWS gift certificates online. They can be used same as cash for merchandise in our store or toward class payments. We will gladly have them in our store for you to pick up, mail them to you or mail them to the recipient of your choice.
Cost: 200.00
Notes: We will contact you using the information that you provide so you can let us know where you want the certificate sent.
Class PDF: Unavailable
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  Introduction to Woodturning (Parkland Class)
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 01/07/2015 - 01/22/2015
Time: Wed & Thur, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Description: Skilled craftsmen have been using the lathe for woodturning for centuries. Join professional woodturner, Jerry Rhoads in the CU Woodshop School of Woodworking to learn how you can turn a piece of wood into a work of art.
Cost: 270.00
Notes: Recommended book: Woodturning, a Foundation Course by Keith Rowley
Class PDF: Download
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  Green-Wood Bowl Turning
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 01/10/2015 - 01/10/2015
Time: Sat, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Description: Learn face grain turning while turning a regular shaped bowl and a "Skinny" (thin walled) bowl from green (unseasoned) wood. Proper technique, tools, safety, and sharpening bowl gouges will be taught.
Cost: 160.00
Notes: Prerequisites/skill level required: Some woodturning experience and knowledge of the wood lathe is necessary for this class. Price includes 2 bowl blanks. Please bring your own lunch. Comments: Students are encouraged to bring their own safety glasses, face shields, and dust masks.
Class PDF: Download
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  Hands on Table Saw
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 01/10/2015 - 01/10/2015
Time: Sat. 9:00am-12:00pm
Description: : Safety and safe use of the table saw will be stressed in this hands-on class. You will be guided through the use of the table saw. Each participate will have the opportunity to have their questions answered and learn new techniques. This class will cover: • Proper set up and alignment of the table saw and Maintenance • How to choose the correct blade • How to rip thin pieces consecutively • Cross cutting accurately • Cutting and controlling small pieces • Proper Dado set-up and use • How to cut tapers using a taper jig • How to bust down large sheets of plywood • Table saw Joinery Techniques
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Students should bring their own dust mask, eye and hearing protection if they have them.
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  Hands on Table Saw
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 01/13/2015 - 01/13/2015
Time: Tue. 6:00pm-9:00pm
Description: : Safety and safe use of the table saw will be stressed in this hands-on class. You will be guided through the use of the table saw. Each participate will have the opportunity to have their questions answered and learn new techniques. This class will cover: • Proper set up and alignment of the table saw and Maintenance • How to choose the correct blade • How to rip thin pieces consecutively • Cross cutting accurately • Cutting and controlling small pieces • Proper Dado set-up and use • How to cut tapers using a taper jig • How to bust down large sheets of plywood • Table saw Joinery Techniques
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Students should bring their own dust mask, eye and hearing protection if they have them.
Class PDF: Download
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  Introduction to Pen Turning
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 01/15/2015 - 01/15/2015
Time: Thur, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Description: tudents will use basic spindle-turning skills to turn and assemble a beautiful wooden “slim-line” (7mm) style pen while learning the components used, such as pen kit, pen blank, mandrel, pen mill, and pen press. Each student will take home a wonderful pen to use or give as a gift to someone special.
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Includes all materials and supplies.
Class PDF: Download
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  Cherry Blanket Chest
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 01/16/2015 - 01/18/2015
Time: Fri, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Sat & Sun, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Description: Mike will teach some basic as well as new woodworking skills in this class which is ideal for the beginning woodworker. Students will use the jointer, planer, table saw, router and sanders to construct this attractive dovetailed chest. Preferred gluing and clamping techniques will be taught. Students will also use a router and dovetail jig to cut the through dovetails. The 18”wide x36”long x 18” deep box will be constructed from solid cherry with a poplar or plywood bottom.
Cost: 460.00
Notes: Price includes all materials. Please bring your own safety glasses and hearing protectors if you have them.
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  Natural Edge Bowls
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 01/24/2015 - 01/24/2015
Time: Sat, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Description: Enrich your bowl turning experience by turning a couple of natural edge bowls. Learn tricks for making your natural edge bowls look great even when the bark is lost.
Cost: 160.00
Notes: Must have taken Green Wood Bowl Turning. Must also have knowledge of the woodturning lathe and be familiar with the use of a bowl gouge. Price includes 2 bowl blanks. Please bring your own lunch. Comments: Students are encouraged to bring their own safety glasses, face shields, and dust masks.
Class PDF: Download
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  Introduction to Woodworking (Parkland)
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 01/26/2015 - 02/03/2015
Time: Mon. & Tue. 6:00pm-9:00pm
Description: This class is intended for those with no woodworking experience who would like to learn basic skills. The class will teach you how to select and prepare lumber and how to safely use hand tools and power tools to complete a simple project.
Cost: 185.00
Notes: All materials included.
Class PDF: Download
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  Hand Tools 101
Instructor: Jeremy Taylor
Dates: 01/31/2015 - 01/31/2015
Time: Sat 9am-5pm
Description: Old hand tools lying around? Wonder why your hand plane doesn't work right? Spending too much time at the sharpening stone? Don't give up, bring them along to Hand Tools 101. Whether you're a beginner or just wanting to increase your knowledge and skill with hand tool maintenance, this class will teach you how to sharpen, setup, and use a variety of hand tools including bench planes, block planes, shoulder planes, scraper planes, card scrapers, chisels, handsaws, draw knives and spokeshaves. The class will begin with sharpening techniques for each tool using jigs and water stones and then proceed to the demonstration of the proper set-up for the task at hand. Once everyone is proudly holding their razor sharp, freshly tuned tools, the fun begins as you practice at your own bench.
Cost: 90.00
Notes:
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  Wallace Nutting Hanging Cabinet
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 02/07/2015 - 02/08/2015
Time: Sat. and Sun. 8:30am - 5:00pm
Description: Each student will build their very own beautiful display cabinet! Join us in the CU School of Woodworking shop and learn all the skills necessary to complete this fine piece of furniture that is likely to become a family heirloom. Believed to be from the first half of the 18th Century this cupboard has a revered history. The ample size and storage (24” x 24”), along with a simplistic design, yet challenging construction details make this a project and a class that you will not want to miss. Join us for this fast paced two day class. Students will be taught milling techniques, the use of the Leigh dovetail jig, cope & stick raised panel door construction, and we will make and attach our own moldings. To keep with the period of this piece will we use “antique or architectural glass”.
Cost: 460.00
Notes: Intermediate skills required. All materials included. Please bring your own safety glasses and hearing protectors if you have them.
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  Introduction to Pen Turning
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 02/12/2015 - 02/12/2015
Time: Thur, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Description: Students will use basic spindle-turning skills to turn and assemble a beautiful wooden “slim-line” (7mm) style pen while learning the components used, such as pen kit, pen blank, mandrel, pen mill, and pen press. Each student will take home a wonderful pen to use or give as a gift to someone special.
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Includes all materials and supplies.
Class PDF: Download
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  Introduction to Furniture Building
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 02/14/2015 - 02/15/2015
Time: Sat & Sun, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Description: Learn a wide variety of woodworking techniques as you build a cherry candle-stand table with turned pedestal, curved legs, sliding dovetails, and a round top. Students will use the lathe to turn the “wine-bottle” shaped pedestal and the planer, jointer, band saw, table saw, router, and sander to form the other components. This is a beautiful project with which to learn new skills and hone up some of the old ones as well.
Cost: 265.00
Notes: Prerequisites/skill level required: Completion of Introduction to Woodworking or equivalent woodworking experience is recommended. Tuition: $265, includes all materials Please bring your own safety glasses and hearing protectors if you have them.
Class PDF: Download
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  Hands on Band Saw
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 02/18/2015 - 02/18/2015
Time: Wed. 6:00pm-9:00pm
Description: Getting the most from your band saw will be stressed in this hands-on class. The instructor will cover just about every aspect of the band saw and its use. 1. Proper blade choice 2. How to change a blade and correct blade set-up 3. Proper tensioning 4. Scroll cutting and Sharp Turns 5. Re-sawing Lumber into Thinner Stock 6. Following a Line when cutting 7. Which Band saw to buy? 8. Dust Control 9. How to fold a blade
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Students should bring their own dust mask, eye and hearing protection if they have them.
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  Build Your Own Windsor Chair
Instructor: Master Chairmaker Michael Herrel
Dates: 02/20/2015 - 02/22/2015
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm daily
Description: Students will build their own chair by using many of the same techniques used over 200 years ago. The history of chairmaking will be discussed along with the benefits of green wood construction. You will be taught the use of an adz, gouge, file and spokeshave, and how these tools will be used to carve your seat & spindles. Also, steam bending will be discussed. The bow and arm are provided already bent & you will be shaping them using a file and spokeshave. All the turnings will be provided, already turned but still green. You will learn drying techniques and assemble these parts. Jigs and fixtures will be used to aid in the drilling and construction. These chairs are literally built by eye and can easily be distinguished from the machine perfection of a factory reproduction. After completion of the chairs, finishing techniques will be discussed.
Cost: 745.00
Notes: Includes all materials and supplies. Bring your own safety glasses, gloves and dust mask if you have them.
Class PDF: Download
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  Woodworking Basics (Parkland Class)
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 02/24/2015 - 03/11/2015
Time: Tue. & Wed. 6:00pm-9:00pm
Description: This class is intended for those who have taken Introduction to Woodworking, or have had some previous experience with woodworking tools. Students will learn how to safely use the jointer, planer, tablesaw, miter saw, band saw, drill press, and router table to build an attractive Country Cabinet with Towel Rack.
Cost: 290.00
Notes:
Class PDF: Download
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  Natural Edge Bowls
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 02/28/2015 - 02/28/2015
Time: Sat. 8:00am-4:00pm
Description: Enrich your bowl turning experience by turning a couple of natural edge bowls. Learn tricks for making your natural edge bowls look great even when the bark is lost.
Cost: 160.00
Notes: Must have taken Green Wood Bowl Turning. Must also have knowledge of the woodturning lathe and be familiar with the use of a bowl gouge. Price includes 2 bowl blanks. Please bring your own lunch. Comments: Students are encouraged to bring their own safety glasses, face shields, and dust masks.
Class PDF: Download
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  Hands on Band Saw
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 02/28/2015 - 02/28/2015
Time: Sat. 9:00am-12:00pm
Description: Getting the most from your band saw will be stressed in this hands-on class. The instructor will cover just about every aspect of the band saw and its use. 1. Proper blade choice 2. How to change a blade and correct blade set-up 3. Proper tensioning 4. Scroll cutting and Sharp Turns 5. Re-sawing Lumber into Thinner Stock 6. Following a Line when cutting 7. Which Band saw to buy? 8. Dust Control 9. How to fold a blade
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Students should bring their own dust mask, eye and hearing protection if they have them.
Class PDF: Download
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  Hand-Cut Dovetails
Instructor: Jeremy Taylor
Dates: 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
Time: Sat 9am-4pm
Description: This class will start with defining what a dovetail joint is and what it's used for. Then we will discuss the proper angles in which dovetails are to be cut (hardwood vs. softwood) and the tools used in laying out and cutting dovetail joinery. A marking gauge, sliding square, angle layout, marking knife, dovetail saw, chisels, block plane and old card scraper are the tools that will be used. We will demonstrate a through hand-cut dovetail, and a blind hand-cut dovetail. The students will then cut their own (no projects, just two pieces of wood dovetailed together). We will then cover gluing, clamping and trimming, and show a few tricks for fixing mistakes.
Cost: 95.00
Notes: Prerequisites/skill level required: intermediate woodworking skill
Class PDF: Download
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  Hands on Surface Preparation
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 03/09/2015 - 03/09/2015
Time: Mon. 6:00pm-9:00pm
Description: This is probably one of the most important classes being offered because woodworkers must know how to produce flat, square, consistent lumber to achieve good results. Our instructor will teach you how to take warped, uneven, unparallel lumber and produce furniture quality lumber with the proper jointer and planer techniques. Students will get hands on experience dressing lumber. Achieving a quality surface is usually done by sanding. In this hands-on class you will learn the proper sanding techniques needed to produce a flawless finish.
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Students should bring their own dust mask, eye and hearing protection if they have them.
Class PDF: Download
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  Green-Wood Bowl Turning
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 03/11/2015 - 03/11/2015
Time: Wed, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Description: Learn face grain turning while turning a regular shaped bowl and a "Skinny" (thin walled) bowl from green (unseasoned) wood. Proper technique, tools, safety, and sharpening bowl gouges will be taught.
Cost: 160.00
Notes: Prerequisites/skill level required: Some woodturning experience and knowledge of the wood lathe is necessary for this class. Price includes 2 bowl blanks. Please bring your own lunch. Comments: Students are encouraged to bring their own safety glasses, face shields, and dust masks.
Class PDF: Download
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  Introduction to Pen Turning
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 03/11/2015 - 03/11/2015
Time: Wed, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Description: Students will use basic spindle-turning skills to turn and assemble a beautiful wooden “slim-line” (7mm) style pen while learning the components used, such as pen kit, pen blank, mandrel, pen mill, and pen press. Each student will take home a wonderful pen to use or give as a gift to someone special.
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Includes all materials and supplies.
Class PDF: Download
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  Long Bow Building Workshop
Instructor: Tom Turgeon
Dates: 03/13/2015 - 03/14/2015
Time: Fri 12pm -6pm Sat 9am-5pm
Description: For more than two decades, Master Bowyer Tom Turgeon has delighted archers, bow hunters and woodworkers with his 1-1/2 day, immersion class. In this 10% instructional, 90% hands-on workshop, students learn or hone proper hand tool skills to create their own heirloom quality, functional works of art. First-time students to Tom's classes will make a traditional, bamboo-backed long bow. Returning students will make an advanced, Reflex-Deflex Long Bow. Both classes will cover selection of woods, curing and tillering of a stave, stringing, and shooting a hand crafted bamboo backed Long Bow!
Cost: 430.00
Notes: Prerequisites/skill level required: Beginner to Advanced Materials and Supplies Included: Every student will take home a bow, two wooden arrows, and a hand-twisted Flemish bowstring
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  Long Bow Finishing
Instructor: Tom Turgeon
Dates: 03/15/2015 - 03/15/2015
Time: Sun 9am-4pm
Description: Master Bowyer Tom Turgeon takes you to the next level-- a flawless, professional finish -- to complete your Long Bow! Whether it's a clear, durable topcoat or an extravagant dye-induced midnight blue handle with starburst limbs, Tom will share over 20 years of experience using proven, weather-resistant finishing techniques so your long bow will look as great as it shoots!
Cost: 150.00
Notes:
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  Build an Heirloom Workbench
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 03/16/2015 - 03/21/2015
Time: Mon - Sat, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Description: If your desire is to build heirloom quality furniture, you must first have a quality workbench! Join us in the CU Woodshop School of Woodworking’s well equipped shop and build your own classic rock-solid hard-maple work bench. Building this bench is a very challenging project. You are going to earn your workbench with hard work and dedication to the task at hand. We will start with 120 bd ft. of rough 8/4 maple and 30 bd ft. of 4/4 & 5/4 walnut lumber. Participates will be using the jointer, planer, table saw, compound sliding-miter saw, mortiser, drill press, sanders, and hand tools to complete this masterpiece. This is one of the heaviest and best built benches available today. The top will be 1 ¾” thick with 5 ½” sides, 24” wide and over 79” long. The legs and stretcher system is massive with a handy shelve for storage. We use 12” heavy duty quick release hardware for the two vises. Every woodworker needs a good bench!
Cost: 690.00
Notes: Novice to intermediate experience required Price does not include material and vise hardware at a cost of $1200 to $1400 at CU Woodshop Supply. After registration, you will be sent a materials list that you can use select and purchase your lumber and hardware prior to the start of the class.
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  Stickley Tall Clock
Instructor: John Garrison
Dates: 03/23/2015 - 03/27/2015
Time: Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Description: This clock was originally designed by L & JG Stickley circa 1910. Originals lately have sold for $50,000 to $70,000. The original clock is housed at the historic Stickley Craftsman Farm in New Jersey. Stickley reproductions sell at fine furniture stores for over $6,500. Building the Tall Clock will require a great deal of hard work. You will be building a family heirloom that will last for generations. The clock is made from beautiful quartersawn white oak and has a high quality movement. This design features classic Stickley craftsmanship. In our 5 day class you will learn about mortise and tenon techniques, frame and panel construction, building door and the secrets of fitting them in the case. We will cover finishing techniques and installation of clock components and hardware. You will have a great sense of accomplishment after building this clock, and have more confidence in building your next furniture project.
Cost: 795.00
Notes: Intermediate woodworking skills required Fee does not include materials (estimated to be around $650 for a quality movement and $750 for wood and hardware)
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  Intro to Cabinet Making (Parkland Class)
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 03/23/2015 - 04/07/2015
Time: Mon,Tue 6:00pm-9:00pm
Description: Each student will build their own wall cabinet in this hands-on class. Students will be taught face frame construction, carcass building, and raised panel door making. This class is a great format to learn new skills that will become the bases of many woodworking projects.
Cost: 305.00
Notes: All materials provided
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  Hands on Surface Preparation
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015
Time: Sat. 9:00am-12:00pm
Description: This is probably one of the most important classes being offered because woodworkers must know how to produce flat, square, consistent lumber to achieve good results. Our instructor will teach you how to take warped, uneven, unparallel lumber and produce furniture quality lumber with the proper jointer and planer techniques. Students will get hands on experience dressing lumber. Achieving a quality surface is usually done by sanding. In this hands-on class you will learn the proper sanding techniques needed to produce a flawless finish.
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Students should bring their own dust mask, eye and hearing protection if they have them.
Class PDF: Download
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  Introduction to Pen Turning
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 04/08/2015 - 04/08/2015
Time: Wed, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Description: Students will use basic spindle-turning skills to turn and assemble a beautiful wooden “slim-line” (7mm) style pen while learning the components used, such as pen kit, pen blank, mandrel, pen mill, and pen press. Each student will take home a wonderful pen to use or give as a gift to someone special.
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Includes all materials and supplies.
Class PDF: Download
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  Introduction to Woodturning (Parkland Class)
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 04/08/2015 - 04/23/2015
Time: Wed & Thur, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Description: Skilled craftsmen have been using the lathe for woodturning for centuries. Join professional woodturner, Jerry Rhoads in the CU Woodshop School of Woodworking to learn how you can turn a piece of wood into a work of art.
Cost: 270.00
Notes: Recommended book: Woodturning, a Foundation Course by Keith Rowley
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  Adirondack Chair
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 04/11/2015 - 04/12/2015
Time: Sat,Sun 8:30am-5:00pm
Description: This true American Classic is made for outdoor use either on the porch or in the yard. It is designed to endure all kinds of weather. Our version of the chair will be made from Cypress which is especially resistant to rot, mildew, and insect infestation. Plus, it can have highly attractive grain patterns. Students will leave the class with an exceptionally well built chair as well as many new woodworking skills and techniques. Machinery used to build the chair includes the miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, drill press, edge sander, spindle sander and router.
Cost: 385.00
Notes: All materials and supplies included.
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  Hands on Joinery
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 04/14/2015 - 04/14/2015
Time: Tue. 6:00pm-9:00pm
Description: Although it looks and sounds simple the process of jointing two pieces of wood together can be a real challenge. A woodworker needs to have in his arsenal a number of ways to glue two pieces of wood together. It needs to be correct and it should be easy and straight forward. Every woodworker must master these skills in order to produce quality cabinets, furniture, and projects. In this class we will cover Kreg Pocket Holes, biscuits, dowels and the Festool Domino. Join Mike in this class as he will show you a number of ways to create wide stock (that is flat & true). Face frame construction and exploring how pocket joinery can make your work faster and easier will be taught.
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Students should bring their own dust mask, eye and hearing protection if they have them.
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  Build an Acoustic Guitar
Instructor: Nick Cioni
Dates: 04/17/2015 - 04/19/2015
Time: Fri 6:00pm-10:00pm Sat 8:30am-5:00pm Sun 8:30am-5:00pm
Description: The process of building an acoustic guitar is a great accomplishment for any woodworker! The art of lutherie (instrument making) has been evolving for hundreds of years and this guitar making class is an ideal introduction to the process of building beautiful guitars. It’s easy to get discouraged by the complexity of building an acoustic instrument, but this class will break down the critical process of instrument construction and empower each woodworker to move their skills forward and gain a better understanding of modern instrument building. All luthiers say that it takes a lifetime to become a master, but this class will be a great benefit even for an experienced instrument maker. Weather you have made several instruments and want to refine your craft or have never built an instrument before, this class will present a functional construction process and focus on the critical points of building a high quality instruments. In addition to constructing the guitar kit, the class will introduce wood bending for instrument sides, top joining, top thicknessing, and basic instrument “voicing.” The class will also cover inlay techniques and address individual concerns on customizing guitars and building from scratch when working from instrument plans for those who plan to build on their own.
Cost: 625.00
Notes: Price includes guitar kit, materials and all supplies
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  Hands on Joinery
Instructor: Mike Van Pelt
Dates: 04/25/2015 - 04/25/2015
Time: Sat. 9:00am-12:00pm
Description: Although it looks and sounds simple the process of jointing two pieces of wood together can be a real challenge. A woodworker needs to have in his arsenal a number of ways to glue two pieces of wood together. It needs to be correct and it should be easy and straight forward. Every woodworker must master these skills in order to produce quality cabinets, furniture, and projects. In this class we will cover Kreg Pocket Holes, biscuits, dowels and the Festool Domino. Join Mike in this class as he will show you a number of ways to create wide stock (that is flat & true). Face frame construction and exploring how pocket joinery can make your work faster and easier will be taught.
Cost: 75.00
Notes: Students should bring their own dust mask, eye and hearing protection if they have them.
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  Maloof Style Sculpted Rocker
Instructor: John Garrison
Dates: 05/01/2015 - 05/17/2015
Time: 3 Weekends Fri - Sun, 8:00am-5:00pm
Description: The beautiful flow and joinery of a Sculpted Rocking Chair is regarded in the top of the woodworking field. The process of building one will open up your woodworking skills to a new level. This is an intensive 10 days in which you will learn techniques of cold bent lamination, coopering, compound cove cutting, radius mortise and tenon, shaping with routers, grinders, rasps, and drums, the list goes on and on. This chair can be made from a variety of different woods. Curly Maple, Walnut, and Cherry make beautiful chairs. It is amazingly comfortable and will be passed down to many generations.
Cost: 1600.00
Notes: Prerequisites/skill level required: Intermediate to advanced skills, you will need experience with the band saw, table saw, and router before taking this class. Materials are NOT INCLUDED and will cost from $500 to $900+, depending on wood selected. You will want to use the best wood you can get for this beautiful rocker.
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  Green-Wood Bowl Turning
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 05/05/2015 - 05/05/2015
Time: Tue, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Description: Learn face grain turning while turning a regular shaped bowl and a "Skinny" (thin walled) bowl from green (unseasoned) wood. Proper technique, tools, safety, and sharpening bowl gouges will be taught.
Cost: 160.00
Notes: Prerequisites/skill level required: Some woodturning experience and knowledge of the wood lathe is necessary for this class. Price includes 2 bowl blanks. Please bring your own lunch. Comments: Students are encouraged to bring their own safety glasses, face shields, and dust masks.
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  Natural Edge Bowls
Instructor: Jerry Rhoads
Dates: 05/19/2015 - 05/19/2015
Time: Tue. 8:00am-4:00pm
Description: Enrich your bowl turning experience by turning a couple of natural edge bowls. Learn tricks for making your natural edge bowls look great even when the bark is lost.
Cost: 160.00
Notes: Must have taken Green Wood Bowl Turning. Must also have knowledge of the woodturning lathe and be familiar with the use of a bowl gouge. Price includes 2 bowl blanks. Please bring your own lunch. Comments: Students are encouraged to bring their own safety glasses, face shields, and dust masks.
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  Hand Carved Lettering
Instructor: Jeremy Taylor
Dates: 05/30/2015 - 05/30/2015
Time: Sat, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Description: This class will teach the hand-carving of letters. It will start off with demonstrating how to transfer letters to the work piece, selecting fonts, and include the technique of letter carving using only bench chisels and gouges. The students will be able to pick their favorite quote to carve or are encouraged to bring their own quote to carve.
Cost: 135.00
Notes: Minimal woodworking skill.
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  Hand Tools 101
Instructor: Jeremy Taylor
Dates: 07/18/2015 - 07/18/2015
Time: Sat 9am-5pm
Description: Old hand tools lying around? Wonder why your hand plane doesn't work right? Spending too much time at the sharpening stone? Don't give up, bring them along to Hand Tools 101. Whether you're a beginner or just wanting to increase your knowledge and skill with hand tool maintenance, this class will teach you how to sharpen, setup, and use a variety of hand tools including bench planes, block planes, shoulder planes, scraper planes, card scrapers, chisels, handsaws, draw knives and spokeshaves. The class will begin with sharpening techniques for each tool using jigs and water stones and then proceed to the demonstration of the proper set-up for the task at hand. Once everyone is proudly holding their razor sharp, freshly tuned tools, the fun begins as you practice at your own bench.
Cost: 90.00
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  Mission Sideboard
Instructor: John Garrison
Dates: 09/14/2015 - 09/18/2015
Time: Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
Description: This class will offer you instruction in mortise and tenon construction, dovetail drawers, butterfly inlay and much more. It is a great introduction to furniture building.
Cost: 795.00
Notes: Tuition does NOT INCLUDE materials cost of $650+ depending on lumber selected. A few weeks before the class begins you will be sent a materials list so that you can select and purchase your lumber.
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  Hand-Cut Dovetails
Instructor: Jeremy Taylor
Dates: 09/19/2015 - 09/19/2015
Time: Sat 9am-4pm
Description: This class will start with defining what a dovetail joint is and what it's used for. Then we will discuss the proper angles in which dovetails are to be cut (hardwood vs. softwood) and the tools used in laying out and cutting dovetail joinery. A marking gauge, sliding square, angle layout, marking knife, dovetail saw, chisels, block plane and old card scraper are the tools that will be used. We will demonstrate a through hand-cut dovetail, and a blind hand-cut dovetail. The students will then cut their own (no projects, just two pieces of wood dovetailed together). We will then cover gluing, clamping and trimming, and show a few tricks for fixing mistakes.
Cost: 95.00
Notes: Prerequisites/skill level required: intermediate woodworking skill
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