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Woodworking Basics
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

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 three hour 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. You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, and we’ll build a simple project. Instructor will contact you prior to the class to learn more about you and your needs.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and lots of questions. If you are concerned about whether to take this class or a more advanced class, please contact Roger and discuss the options. Check out the Instructor Bio page for contact information.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 87

 

 

 

 

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Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced
Aug
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 #83

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Woodworking Basics
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

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 three hour 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. You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, and we’ll build a simple project. Instructor will contact you prior to the class to learn more about you and your needs.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and lots of questions. If you are concerned about whether to take this class or a more advanced class, please contact Roger and discuss the options. Check out the Instructor Bio page for contact information.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 88

 

 

 

 

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Woodworking Basics
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

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 three hour 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. You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, and we’ll build a simple project. Instructor will contact you prior to the class to learn more about you and your needs.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and lots of questions. If you are concerned about whether to take this class or a more advanced class, please contact Roger and discuss the options. Check out the Instructor Bio page for contact information.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 89

 

 

 

 

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Wood Carving Basics
Sep
21
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 #90

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Woodworking Basics
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

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 three hour 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. You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, and we’ll build a simple project. Instructor will contact you prior to the class to learn more about you and your needs.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and lots of questions. If you are concerned about whether to take this class or a more advanced class, please contact Roger and discuss the options. Check out the Instructor Bio page for contact information.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 91

 

 

 

 

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Sharpening Woodworking Tools
Oct
26
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 #: 92

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Woodworking Basics
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

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 three hour 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. You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, and we’ll build a simple project. Instructor will contact you prior to the class to learn more about you and your needs.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and lots of questions. If you are concerned about whether to take this class or a more advanced class, please contact Roger and discuss the options. Check out the Instructor Bio page for contact information.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 93

 

 

 

 

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Woodworking Basics
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

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 three hour 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. You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, and we’ll build a simple project. Instructor will contact you prior to the class to learn more about you and your needs.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and lots of questions. If you are concerned about whether to take this class or a more advanced class, please contact Roger and discuss the options. Check out the Instructor Bio page for contact information.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 95

 

 

 

 

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Wood Finishing Basics
Dec
7
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 # 96

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Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced
Jul
6
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 #82

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Designing Your Own Workbench
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Designing Your Own Workbench

You know you need a better workbench. Should you buy one or build one. If you decide to build one….how will you do it? We’ll answer this question and many more during this three-hour workshop. We’ll discuss what type of bench you really need, different construction techniques based on your skills and tools, what materials you should use, vises and cost. We’ll examine several benches, large permanent benches, and collapsible benches, and point out their strengths and weakness. After this workshop, you should have a rough sketch of what you want and a good idea of how to build it.

Required equipment:   Notepad, pencils, and erasers
Prerequisites:  None
Class size:  6
Instructor:   Roger Kugler, 812-325-9823
roger@hoosierwoodworks.com
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 85

 

 

 

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 Woodworking Basics
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

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 three hour 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. You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, and we’ll build a simple project. Instructor will contact you prior to the class to learn more about you and your needs.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and lots of questions. If you are concerned about whether to take this class or a more advanced class, please contact Roger and discuss the options. Check out the Instructor Bio page for contact information.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 86

 

 

 

 

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Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced
Jun
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 #81

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Spoon Carving Basics
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Spoon Carving Basics

This introduction to carving wooden spoons will spend time discussing the different tools used, basics on tool sharpening, and safe tool handling. We will cover different methods of making blanks including splitting wood to be rough cut with a hatchet and using a band saw to cut the rough shape. We will cover a number of common knife holds and cutting techniques. We will also touch briefly on design elements and possible decoration methods.

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

Students should bring work clothing with

Required equipment: None
Prerequisites: None
Class size:  5
Instructor: Duncan Waterford
Cost of materials:  0
Class Cost: $60
Class # 84

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Making and Installing Trim and Molding
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Making and Installing Trim and Molding

Simple little pieces of wood can make a dramatic impact on everything from a small jewelry box to every room of your house. In this class, we will learn about the different types of trim, furniture and architectural, how to make and install them. We’ll make molding with a router and table saw, cut inside and outside corners and install them with a pneumatic nail gun. Then we’ll go big with baseboard, chair rail, window and door casing, and top it off with crown molding. Having trouble coping? This class can help! Bring safety glasses, hearing protection, a notebook and any problems you’re struggling with.

Required equipment: Safety glasses, hearing protection
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Roger Kugler, 812-325-9823
Class size: 6
Cost of materials: None
Class Cost: $60
Class #70

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Woodworking Basics
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

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 three hour 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. You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, and we’ll build a simple project. Instructor will contact you prior to the class to learn more about you and your needs.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and lots of questions. Check out the Instructor Bio page for contact information.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 64

 

 

 

 

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 Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced
May
11
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 #80

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Quick and Simple Cabinets
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Quick and Simple Cabinets

Boxes, or cabinets, are the cornerstone element in most of our furniture and household storage-- kitchen cabinets, bookcases, end tables, entertainment centers, etc. We will discuss the basic construction techniques used in a number of different types of boxes...errr, cabinets and demonstrate some simple and inexpensive methods you can use to build them. Bring safety glasses, hearing protection, a notebook, and questions.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses, hearing protection
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler, 812-325-9823
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class #72

 

 

 

 

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Woodworking Basics: A Simple Bookcase
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics: A Simple Bookcase

In this three-hour class, you will use low-cost lumber to construct a simple, basic bookcase that you can take home. This is a good class if you have a little bit of woodworking experience but would like to gain more using different tools and techniques...or you're desperate for more shelf space! Bring safety glasses and hearing protection.

Note that materials fee will be paid to instructor on day of class.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   Some woodworking experience
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  $20 (payable to instructor on day of class)
Cost of Class $60
Class # 71

 

 

 

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Spoon Carving Basics
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Spoon Carving Basics

This introduction to carving wooden spoons will spend time discussing the different tools used, basics on tool sharpening, and safe tool handling. We will cover different methods of making blanks including splitting wood to be rough cut with a hatchet and using a band saw to cut the rough shape. We will cover a number of common knife holds and cutting techniques. We will also touch briefly on design elements and possible decoration methods.

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

Students should bring work clothing with

Required equipment: None
Prerequisites: None
Class size:  5
Instructor: Duncan Waterford
Cost of materials:  0
Class Cost: $60
Class # 79

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Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced
Apr
6
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 #62

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Hand Planes: Use, Tuning, and Restoration
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Hand Planes: Use, Tuning, and Restoration

Either a treasured tool used every day or a dust-covered, rusty relic of a by-gone era flung in frustration to the darkest recesses of the workshop: Craftsmen either love or hate hand planes. Learn the secrets of this ancient tool and unlock its potential in this 3-hour class. You will learn how to sharpen, adjust and use a hand plane to produce gossamer shavings, the envy of all. You’ll also learn the steps to take to restore that garage sale bargain to a treasured woodworking tool. Bring safety glasses and an old tool if you like.

Required equipment: Safety glasses, hearing protection
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Roger Kugler, 812-325-9823
Class size: 6
Cost of materials: None
Class Cost: $60
Class # 49

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Spoon Carving Basics
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Spoon Carving Basics

This introduction to carving wooden spoons will spend time discussing the different tools used, basics on tool sharpening, and safe tool handling. We will cover different methods of making blanks including splitting wood to be rough cut with a hatchet and using a band saw to cut the rough shape. We will cover a number of common knife holds and cutting techniques. We will also touch briefly on design elements and possible decoration methods.

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

Students should bring work clothing with

Required equipment: None
Prerequisites: None
Class size:  5
Instructor: Duncan Waterford
Cost of materials:  0
Class Cost: $60
Class # 78

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Woodworking Basics
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

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 three hour 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. You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, and we’ll build a simple project. Instructor will contact you prior to the class to learn more about you and your needs.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and lots of questions. Check out the Instructor Bio page for contact information.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 64

 

 

 

 

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Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced
Mar
9
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 #61

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Milling Your Own Lumber
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Milling Your Own Lumber

You will save a ton of money buying rough-cut lumber and milling it yourself. You will discover the freedom of woodworking when you are not chained to off-the-shelf, pre-milled lumber. Not only can you use wood species that are not available anywhere else, you can start using ‘found’ or salvaged lumber by milling away the ugly to reveal the surprisingly beautiful. Learn the basics of flattening a board on a jointer, dimensioning the board to the desired thickness using a stationary planer and returning to the jointer to straight-line one edge. Don’t have a shop full of heavy power tools? No worries, we’ll show alternative techniques using hand and portable power tools. Safety and good technique will be emphasized. Bring safety glasses, hearing protection and a board to practice (optional).

Required equipment: Safety glasses, hearing protection
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Roger Kugler
Class size: 6
Cost of materials: None
Class Cost: $60
Class # 68

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Woodworking Basics: A Simple Tool Tote
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics: A Simple Tool Tote

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  $15 (payable to instructor on day of class)
Cost of Class $60
Class # 67

 

 

 

 

Practice your newfound woodworking skills during this three-hour class by making a simple pine tool tote. Take this useful workshop item home with you and keep all your tools in one place, ready to go for the next project. This is a good class if you have some woodworking experience and would like to gain more using different tools and techniques. This is also a good class if you are the adventurous type and not afraid to jump right in....or you're desperate for more shelf space! Bring safety glasses and hearing protection.

Note that materials fee will be paid to instructor on day of class.

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Spoon Carving Basics
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Spoon Carving Basics

This introduction to carving wooden spoons will spend time discussing the different tools used, basics on tool sharpening, and safe tool handling. We will cover different methods of making blanks including splitting wood to be rough cut with a hatchet and using a band saw to cut the rough shape. We will cover a number of common knife holds and cutting techniques. We will also touch briefly on design elements and possible decoration methods.

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

Students should bring work clothing with

Required equipment: None
Prerequisites: None
Class size:  5
Instructor: Duncan Waterford
Cost of materials:  0
Class Cost: $60
Class # 76

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Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced
Feb
9
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 #60

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Scroll Saw with Marc Tschida
Feb
2
to Feb 9

Scroll Saw with Marc Tschida

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:  5
Instructor:  Marc Tschida
Cost of materials:  $10 (payable to instructor on day of class)
Cost of Class: $125
Class # 74

 

 

 

 

 

This is an extended class, meeting on 2 successive Saturdays, Feb 2nd, 2019 AND Feb 7th, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm each day.

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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Note that materials fee will be paid to instructor on day of class.

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Using Stationary Power Tools
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Using Stationary Power Tools

Discover the power, speed, ease, and accuracy of stationary woodworking power tools. This workshop will introduce you to the proper, safe use of the miter saw, band saw, table saw, planer, jointer, and drill press with emphasis on safety and proper technique as well as routine machine setup and maintenance. Students will have an opportunity to try these tools and hone their skills. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection.

Required equipment: Safety glasses, hearing protection
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Roger Kugler
Class size: 6
Cost of materials: None
Class Cost: $60
Class # 66

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Woodworking Basics
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking Basics

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 three hour 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. You will learn some of the safety considerations of different tools, and we’ll build a simple project. Instructor will contact you prior to the class to learn more about you and your needs.  Bring safety glasses, notebook, an idea for a project and lots of questions. Check out the Instructor Bio page for contact information.

Required equipment:   Safety Glasses
Prerequisites:   None
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Roger Kugler
Cost of materials:  None
Cost of Class $60
Class # 63

 

 

 

 

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Wood Turning: Beginning to Advanced
Jan
12
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 #59

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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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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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Pen Making on the Wood Lathe
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Pen Making on the Wood Lathe

Making ink pens on the wood lathe is a fun hobby, and they make great gifts! The student will learn how to make the basic 7mm pen, from start to finish. This includes cutting the blanks, gluing the brass tubes inside, turning the barrels, sanding and applying a finish, and assembling the pen. The class will introduce the student to basic wood turning tools and spindle turning techniques, to include roughing out the blank, shaping the barrels, adding designs, and sanding. Best of all, the student gets to take the assembled pen home to show off to the family!

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.

Eye protection and dust mask are required . We have PPE on hand but it is best to have your own PPE if possible.

Prerequisites: None
Class size:  4
Instructor: Don Housman
Cost of materials: included
Cost: $65
Class # 57

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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
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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Individualized Wood Lathe Turning Instruction
Nov
15
to Mar 31

Individualized Wood Lathe Turning Instruction

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Have you wanted to take a turning class, but the weekend times were not good for you? Or, you have a specific project in mind and want a little assistance? Maybe you are a turner and want a hand in learning a new tool or technique? Perhaps you are looking to purchase a lathe or certain tool, but would like to try it first before purchasing?

Blue Heron is now offering individualized turning Instruction, customized to the time and needs of the student. To see if this offering may be for you and yours, contact the instructor, Max Monts, at 812-361-9939 to determine what is the best way to meet your needs and to get a few possible times that both of you have available. When you have that information call Blue Heron or come by the store to select a time when you, Max, and the shop are all free and we will schedule that time block for your individualized instruction. Week days are best since many Saturdays are booked with other Blue Heron classes. Let's get turning!

Payment: Individualized instruction is $20/hour and is available in 1, 2, or 3 hour time periods. Payment can be made at Blue Heron or we can send a PayPal invoice via email after all arrangements have been finalized.

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:  1
Instructor:   Max Monts
Cost of materials:   To be determined

Cost of Class: $20/hr payable day of class

Class #73

 

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