Monday, December 5, 2016

Raleigh Store Class Calendar

Here is the Raleigh store Winter Class Calendar
Visit the Raleigh store online @ http://www.woodworkingshop.com/raleigh/

INTRODUCTION TO WOODTURNING
January 21 9am-5pm               $95
Instructor: Meryl Valnes
This class covers all of the fundamentals of woodturning and should be taken before other turning classes. You will learn all about the machines, the tools and the techniques first so that you can fully enjoy finding your own way without the frustrations that many beginning wood turners experience. Projects will include a mallet and a pen.


CUSTOM WOOD FINISHING
January 28   9am – 5pm $100
Instructor: Jay Cash
Learn to achieve wood tones and custom colors. This class will address preparing wood with proper sanding techniques, applying wash coats, layering of stains and glazes to develop a deep rich finish. Students will work with sample boards supplied to prepare and develop color samples. Those boards will function as recipes for future projects. 

Demonstrations will be performed to show how to color out sapwood and how to buff out a finish to either a satin or a high gloss final finish. Students will perform the buff out process and grain filling techniques. Tuition includes supplies but students are encouraged to bring their own sample boards to work on. Students should bring two felt blocks, one rubber block, and nitrile staining gloves. 


SEAT WEAVING WITH FIBER RUSH
February 4 9am-5pm           $105
Instructor: Tim Smith
In this class you will learn how to weave a chair or stool seat with fiber
rush using a traditional pattern.  You may either bring your own chair or stool that has a rail frame or purchase a stool ($25.00) from the instructor.  The class fee includes the rush.


INTRO TO  WOODCARVING
February 11        9am- 5pm $95
Instructor: Paul Rolfe
This class covers all of the basics. It begins with a brief discussion of all of the different types of woodcarving tools, woods to use and styles of carving. Students will then carve a project and experience first hand how to use knives and gouges properly and safely. Students 11 years old and up are welcome however some youngsters may benefit from having an adult taking the class with them.


HAND TOOL REHAB: AN ELECTRIFYING EXPERIENCE - NEW!!

                        (Using electrolysis to remove rust from tools)
February 18 9am-5pm           $120
Instructor: Kendall McCollough
Are you tired of spending hours scrubbing the rust off of old tools? Let the power of science do the work for you! This class focuses on the electrolytic method of rust removal for rehabilitating old tools into a clean usable form. Participants will receive an introduction to the chemical processes behind electrolytic rust removal, potential hazards, and which materials are suitable for this process. Additionally, each participant will leave the class with a functioning electrolysis setup and a cleaned tool. An example tool will be provided, however; a personal tool made of Non-stainless steel may be substituted. Please keep tool dimensions under 10"L x 6"W x 4"H. Required materials: Safety glasses


THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SHARPENING
February 19               1pm-5pm             $55
Instructor: Paul Rolfe
In this class you will learn and experience for yourself various machine and hand techniques for sharpening woodworking and woodcarving tools. Bring your dull tools and any sharpening stones that you may have.

INTRODUCTION TO LIDDED BOX TURNING
March 4           9am-4pm                              $95.00 (Includes blanks.)
Instructor: Meryl Valnes
In this hands-on class, that will teach how to turn an end-grain lidded box, with a finial.   Emphasis will be on developing the proper skills for getting excellent results every time.  Some turning experience is extremely helpful.  Tool selection, use, and sharpening are all covered.