Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced

Wood turning is one of the fastest growing segments of the woodworking
community. See what all of the excitement is about during these basic
turning classes. Students will learn the most fundamental cuts using the
most basic tools.

For beginners, students will design and turn a poplar-wood candlestick or
honey dipper for use back home.

If you've been wondering just how to turn your own keepsake wooden bowl,
you've found the class! Students will design and turn a small poplar-wood
bowl for use back home in their own homes or shops.

Take these 3 hour classes if you are a beginner, or have some experience
at the lathe and need a refresher.

Those with more advanced woodturning skills and are more experienced at
the lathe are also invited to take any class. Our instructors can tailor
any class to meet your particular needs. Please contact the instructor
before class to plan accordingly.

All lathes, tools, sharpening, and chucks will be provided.

Students are encouraged to bring their own tools for use and/or sharpening.

Students should bring work clothing with NO long sleeves or dangling drawstrings.  Long hair MUST be tied back or held in a cap.  No loose jewelry.

Students may bring their own project and materials OR choose from products available at Blue Heron Woodworking Supplies

Required equipment: Safety glasses and/or face shield.  Dust mask, if so desired.
Prerequisites: None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Max Monts
Cost of materials:   To be determined
Cost of Class: $60
Class #   53
 

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Woodworking Basics
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60

Class #46

 

 

 

 

You've watched the TV shows, you've seen YouTube videos.  You want to do it but aren't quite sure how to get started.  This one-day workshop will discuss the basic tools, techniques and planning every aspiring woodworker needs.  We will discuss which tools to buy and which tools you can live without ( and that will save you money! ).  You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, then we'll jump into the basic hand-tool use by building a simple project.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and questions.

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Wood Carving Basics
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Wood Carving Basics

Woodcarving is a fun and rewarding hobby.  However, it can be a little confusing to get started.  This 3 hour clinic will explore the many facets of carving: traditional mallet carving and chip carving.  You will learn which woods are best for carving, tool sharpening, and basic layout techniques.  You will have an opportunity to explore the different techniques on simple projects.  Wood and tools will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own.  Please bring safety glasses if you have them.

Students are encouraged to bring their own tools for use and/or sharpening.

Students should bring work clothing with NO long sleeves or dangling drawstrings.  Long hair MUST be tied back or held in a cap.  No loose jewelry.

Required equipment: None
Prerequisites: None
Class size:  6
Instructor: Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  0
Class Cost: $70
Class # 50

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Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced

Wood turning is one of the fastest growing segments of the woodworking
community. See what all of the excitement is about during these basic
turning classes. Students will learn the most fundamental cuts using the
most basic tools.

For beginners, students will design and turn a poplar-wood candlestick or
honey dipper for use back home.

If you've been wondering just how to turn your own keepsake wooden bowl,
you've found the class! Students will design and turn a small poplar-wood
bowl for use back home in their own homes or shops.

Take these 3 hour classes if you are a beginner, or have some experience
at the lathe and need a refresher.

Those with more advanced woodturning skills and are more experienced at
the lathe are also invited to take any class. Our instructors can tailor
any class to meet your particular needs. Please contact the instructor
before class to plan accordingly.

All lathes, tools, sharpening, and chucks will be provided.

Students are encouraged to bring their own tools for use and/or sharpening.

Students should bring work clothing with NO long sleeves or dangling drawstrings.  Long hair MUST be tied back or held in a cap.  No loose jewelry.

Students may bring their own project and materials OR choose from products available at Blue Heron Woodworking Supplies

Required equipment: Safety glasses and/or face shield.  Dust mask, if so desired.
Prerequisites: None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Max Monts
Cost of materials:   To be determined

Cost of Class: $60

Class #54

 

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Woodworking Basics
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 47

 

 

 

 

You've watched the TV shows, you've seen YouTube videos.  You want to do it but aren't quite sure how to get started.  This one-day workshop will discuss the basic tools, techniques and planning every aspiring woodworker needs.  We will discuss which tools to buy and which tools you can live without ( and that will save you money! ).  You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, then we'll jump into the basic hand-tool use by building a simple project.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and questions.

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Wood Finishing Basics
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Wood Finishing Basics

Demystifying the confusing world of wood finishes!  Learn how to determine what is the best finish for your woodworking project. We will cover varnish, lacquer, oils, waxes, polys, oil-based, water-based, wiping, sprays, and brushes.  A good finish starts with good surface preparation so we will spend time with sandpaper, sanders and surface prep.  After attending this class you will be able to finish all the projects you start!

Students should bring work clothing with NO long sleeves or dangling drawstrings.  Long hair MUST be tied back or held in a cap.  No loose jewelry.

Please bring your personal respirator and if you have one. 

Required equipment: Safety glasses
Prerequisites: None
Class size:  6
Instructor:  Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  0
Class Cost : $70
Class # 51

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Wood Joinery and Construction
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Wood Joinery and Construction

Joinery is, literally, what holds your woodworking projects together. Put your hand and power tool skills to work and learn how to make the right joint for every application. Learn what makes a strong joint and learn how to make them. Butt joints, dado, dovetail, tongue and groove, mortise and tenon, miter, lap, pocket, glued joints and others will be explored. Discover the secrets of nails, screws, and adhesives. Students can practice making joints with hand and power tools. Participants should have basic hand and power tool skills and you are welcomed to bring their own.

Required equipment: Safety glasses, hearing protection
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Roger Kugler
Class size: 6
Cost of materials: None
Class Cost: $60
Class # 49

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Woodworking Basics
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None

Cost of Class $60

Class #45

 

 

 

 

You've watched the TV shows, you've seen YouTube videos.  You want to do it but aren't quite sure how to get started.  This one-day workshop will discuss the basic tools, techniques and planning every aspiring woodworker needs.  We will discuss which tools to buy and which tools you can live without ( and that will save you money! ).  You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, then we'll jump into the basic hand-tool use by building a simple project.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and questions.

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Wood Stabilization
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Wood Stabilization

The wood stabilization technique taught in this class uses a heat cured resin and can be applied to all types of wood, including punky, spalted or soft woods.  The process of stabilization strengthens the wood and prevents the wood from moving with changes in the humidity.  Stabilized wood can be used for knife handles, Fly rod handles, turned pens, handgun stocks or scales, jewelry, and other wood projects that require strong tough wood.

This class will take you through the entire process of wood stabilization from drying the wood to creating the vacuum, absorbing the resin, preparing for the heat treatment, baking the resin infused wood, and finishing the stabilized wood. 

Students will be able to take with them a sample of stabilized wood when the class is over. 

 

Students should wear work clothing.

Required equipment: Safety Glasses
Prerequisites: None
Class size:15  
Instructor: Larry Barber  
Cost of materials: Included 

Cost of class $45

Class # 55

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Scroll Saw  Basics
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Scroll Saw Basics

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   6
Instructor:  Marc Tschida
Cost of materials:  $10
Cost of Class: $60 (or $75 with a child)
Class #56

 

 

 

 

 

The kid brother to the band saw, scroll saws are furn, versatile, and relatively safe power tools that allow the user to make puzzles, intarsia, compound objects, nameplates, fretwork, and much more.  This class will cover the basic operation of the scroll saw.  It will teach basic saw safety, blade selection, cutting techniques, etc.  This hands on class is open to all skill levels and is a perfect parent/child class.  Students will leave the class with completed projects in hand as will as materials and extra blades to use at home.  Each paid participant or adult/child combo will have access the their own scroll saw to use during this session,

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Sharpening Woodworking Tools
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Sharpening Woodworking Tools

This class will include basic techniques for sharpening chisels and plane irons using readily available sharpening supplies.  This class will discuss but not focus on the various sharpening systems on the market today.  It is a hands on class using traditional and contemporary techniques. 

Students are encouraged to bring a tool for practice sharpening.

Students should bring work clothing with NO long sleeves or drawstrings. 

Required equipment: none
Prerequisites: none
Class size:  6
Instructor:  Roger Kugler
Cost of materials: 0
Cost of Class: $60
Class #: 48

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Woodworking Basics
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class: $60
Class #44

 

 

 

 

 

You've watched the TV shows, you've seen YouTube videos.  You want to do it but aren't quite sure how to get started.  This one-day workshop will discuss the basic tools, techniques and planning every aspiring woodworker needs.  We will discuss which tools to buy and which tools you can live without ( and that will save you money! ).  You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, then we'll jump into the basic hand-tool use by building a simple project.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and questions.

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Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced

Wood turning is one of the fastest growing segments of the woodworking community. See what all of the excitement is about during these basic turning classes. Students will learn the most fundamental cuts using the most basic tools.

For beginners, students will design and turn a poplar-wood candlestick or honey dipper for use back home.

If you've been wondering just how to turn your own keepsake wooden bowl, you've found the class! Students will design and turn a small poplar-wood bowl for use back home in their own homes or shops.

Take these 3 hour classes if you are a beginner, or have some experience at the lathe and need a refresher.

Those with more advanced woodturning skills and are more experienced at
the lathe are also invited to take any class. Our instructors can tailor
any class to meet your particular needs. Please contact the instructor
before class to plan accordingly.

All lathes, tools, sharpening, and chucks will be provided.

Students are encouraged to bring their own tools for use and/or sharpening.

Students should bring work clothing with NO long sleeves or dangling drawstrings.  Long hair MUST be tied back or held in a cap.  No loose jewelry.

Students may bring their own project and materials OR choose from products available at Blue Heron Woodworking Supplies

Required equipment: Safety glasses and/or face shield.  Dust mask, if so desired.
Prerequisites: None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Max Monts
Cost of materials:   To be determined

Cost of Class: $60

Class #52

 

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Advanced Woodturning - Project Workshop
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Advanced Woodturning - Project Workshop

Here is and opportunity to practice your turning techniques under the watchful eye of your instructor.  This project- oriented class will allow you to hone all your turning skills.  Students can choose from a variety of projects at Blue Heron or bring materials from home.

All lathes, tools, sharpening, and chucks will be provided.

Students are encouraged to bring their own tools for use and/or sharpening.

Students should bring work clothing with NO long sleeves or dangling drawstrings.  Long hair MUST be tied back or held in a cap.  No loose jewelry.

Students will also have to either bring their own project and materials OR choose from a supplied list at Blue Heron Woodworking Supplies

Required equipment: Safety glasses and/or face shield.  Dust mask, if so desired.
Prerequisites: Basic Lathe Skills
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Max Monts
Cost of materials:   To be determined
Cost of Class: $60

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Pyrography Workshop
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Pyrography Workshop

Michael teaches the art of pyrography in an open class workshop style so both beginners and more advanced students can get the instruction they need as they progress and learn what they want to learn. All tools and materials supplied.

Required equipment: Safety glasses
Prerequisites: None
Class day and time: Saturday, 10 AM - 1 PM
Class size: 4
Instructor: Michael Byrd
Cost of class: $60
Cost of materials: None

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Basic Faceplate Turning
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Basic Faceplate Turning

Students are encouraged to bring their own tool for use and/or sharpening.

Students should bring work clothing with NO long sleeves or dangling drawstrings.  Long hair MUST be tied back or held in a cap.  No loose jewelry.

Required equipment:   Safety glasses and/or face shield. Dust mask if so desired.
Prerequisites:   Basic Lathe Skills
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Max Monts
Cost of materials:   None

 

If you've been wondering just how to turn your own keepsake wooden bowl, you've found the class!  Basic Faceplate Turning will be taught using 5 of the most basic tools.  Students will learn the basic cuts using these tools.  Students will design and turn a small poplar-wood bowl for use back home in their own homes or shops. Take this 3 hour class if you ar a beginner but have some experience at the lathe.  This would be a good class if you have skills but need a refresher.  Those with good woodworking skills and are curious about turning a bowl will enjoy this class.

All wood, lathes, tools, sharpening, and chucks will be provided.

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Beginning Wood Turning
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Beginning Wood Turning

Woodturning is one of the fastest growing segments of the woodworking community. See what all of the excitement is about in this basic spindle turning class.  Students will learn the basic cuts using five of the most popular tools. Students will design and turn a poplar-wood mallet for use back home in their own shops.  Take this three hour class if you are a beginner or just need a refresher.

All wood, lathes, tools, chucks and sharpening is provided

Students are encouraged to bring their own tools if they have them.

Students should bring work clothes with NO long sleeves or dangling drawstrings.

Long hair MUST be tied back or held in a cap.   No loose jewelry.

Required equipment: Safety glasses and or face shield.  Dust mask, if so desired.
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Max Mont
Cost of materials:   None

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Introduction to Woodworking
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Woodworking

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   6
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None

 

 

 

 

You've watched the TV shows, you've seen YouTube videos.  You want to do it but aren't quite sure how to get started.  This one-day workshop will discuss the basic tools, techniques and planning every aspiring woodworker needs.  We will discuss which tools to buy and which tools you can live without ( and that will save you money! ).  You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, then we'll jump into the basic hand-tool use by building a simple project.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and questions.

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