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Classes Starting Soon

The following classes are starting
in July 2015:

The following classes are starting
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The following classes are starting
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Hands on Classes

Hands-On Classes Redux!!

   Our Hands-On classes are very popular, but not everyone has been able to take all of the classes they wanted! This sequence of 3 hour classes is being repeated and expanded beginning in June.  The summer schedule is as follows: 


Hands on Table Saw

Wed. June 17th, 6:30pm-9:30pm  (details)


Hands on Router

Wed. June 24th, 6:30pm-9:30pm (details)


Hands on Track Saw

Sat. June 27th, 9:00am-12:00pm (details)


Hands on Surface Prep

Wed. July 1st, 6:30pm-9:30pm (details)


Hands on Joinery

Mon. July 6th, 6:30pm-9:30pm (details)


Hands on Band Saw

Tues. July 14th, 6:30pm-9:30pm (details)


Hands on Sharpening

Wed. July 15th, 6:30pm-9:30pm (details)


Hands on Domino

Sat. July 25th, 9:00am-12:00pm (details)


Each class is only $75 and will give you an opportunity to learn and try.


New Class Photos

Check out photos from several of our recent classes.


For specific classes


Urbana Legacy Trees


Urbana’s trees are a source of shared pride in our community. With one of the most diverse urban forests in the Midwest, we can claim trees that are historic, unique, rare and one-of-a-kind specimens. So it’s little wonder that Urbana is one of 13 charter Tree City USA communities in the United States.


CU Woodshop is proud to support the Urbana Legacy Tree Program. There are now three tree's that have been officially designated. We have been invited to collect some lumber from the First Legacy Tree, the Sim Hackberry. Students of our school may be able to preserve a bit of history by turning lumber from this tree into something with lasting value, like pens, bowls or bottle stoppers. Anyone interested may be able to do the same with future classes as well. Contact us if you want more information on class options available.

What's New
  • Private Class Option

    This program allows the student to tailor a course to their exact needs and time schedule.   Is there a specific skill or technique you want to learn? Is there a piece of furniture or ...Read More

  • Dust Free Workshop????

    Well, not totally dust free, that probably isn’t achievable in a woodshop.   But the CUWS School of Woodworking just got a lot closer.  Our stationary power tools are now all o...Read More

  • NEW Television Sponsorship

    CU Woodshop Supply is proud to announce that we are sponsoring The Woodsmith Shop for woodworkers in Central and West Central Illinois. The show can be seen Saturdays starting October 5, 2013 from ...Read More

Tip of the Week
  • Some woodworking projects are made using sheet goods that have an outer layer of veneer or melamine.  These sheet goods are prone to chips and splintering during the cutting operation, especially the bottom side of the cut.  A suggested method of reducing ships and tear-out is to cut the sheet goods with the “face” side up.  Any tear-out will be on the hidden side and may be easier to disguise.  You may wish to install a triple-chip saw blade that is designed for cutting melamine, or use a blade with more than 80 teeth for crosscutting veneered plywood.  CUWS Staff

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