Phoenix Store

Store Location

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
4626 E. Thunderbird Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: (602) 996-3488
Manager: Patrick (Pat) Jones - email

 
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Store Hours

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM
 
 

Demonstrations

 

Saturdays

12/20/2014 Work Smart Solutions: General E-Z Pro Mortise & Tenon Jig - 11AM
Make perfect mortise and tenon joints with ease every time!

12/27/2014 Plug Into Power Tools Day: Tormek T-7 Sharpening System - 11AM 
Water-cooled sharpener eliminates burning, resulting in a razor sharp, mirror-like finish. The industry's gold standard!

1/3/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Sign Making Kit - 11AM
Produce countless enduring, classic signs with our instantly recognizable "State Park" Font Sign Making System.

1/10/2015 21st Century Woodworking Day: CNC Piranha - 11AM
A full-featured mini CNC with a compact 12" x 19" table and an included touch-screen interface!

1/17/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Shutter Jig - 11AM
Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional woodworker, Rockler's shutter system makes building your own Planation-style Shutters easy and affordable.

1/24/2015 Plug Into Power Tools: Eureka Zone - 11AM
Learn how Eureka Zone products can help you create a portable yet highly accurate cutting system.

1/31/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Rockler Jig & Glue Paddles - 11AM
Learn how to set up and use the Rockler Dovetail jig to make half blind and thru dovetail drawers.

2/7/2015 21st Century Woodworking Day: CNC Piranha - 11AM
A full-featured mini CNC with a compact 12" x 19" table and an included touch-screen interface!

2/14/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Spline Jig - 11AM
Quickly and easily add beautiful dovetail or straight splines to reinforce the mitered corner joints of your projects with the new Router Table Spline Jig!

2/21/2015 Work Smart Solutions: Micro Jig - 11AM
Work safer, work smarter with Micro Jig.

2/28/2015 What's Turning Day: Bottle Opener - 11AM
Create a custom bottle opener everyone will talk about with this Bottle Opener Turning Kit!



 

Classes and Workshops

Basic Millwork - Making a Cutting Board with John Weeks

Date: December 20, 2014

Time: 10am - 5pm

Overview:   In this 6 hour class the student will learn the use a variety of power tools from the jointer to the router table as they take a piece of rough stock to finished cutting board. Learn how to take rough lumber to smooth straight boards through the use of a jointer, thickness planer and table saw. Then the student will glue up and shape the cutting board with tools like the Bandsaw and Router table . All of this in two  3 hour sessions with a break for lunch. Student need to provide safety glasses and hearing protection

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: 
$80

 

Introduction to Turning - with Dave Duca

Date: December 27, 2014

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:   This is the class for the first time turner or anyone with limited experience in turning. The student will be introduced to the lathe and many of the common tools used in wood turning. turning between centers including the proper use of a variety of turning tools. The student will learn a variety of techniques in turning between centers including sharpening tools. Safety will be a strong emphasis. All materials are included. Student needs to bring their own eye protection. Safety shield is recommended

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Introduction to the Router with John Weeks

Date: January 3, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:  The student will learn about one of the most versatile wood working tools out there, the router.  This class is designed for the student with little or no experience in the use of the router.  The class will focus on using the router as a hand held power tool and as a stationary tool mounted in a router table.  All materials are included.  Students need to bring a pair of safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Turning a Stacked Bowl w/ Dave Duca

Date: January 6 & 7, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:  Day 1 - Students will learn how to cut and glue-up a stack of blocks of contrasting wood species to turn on the lathe.  Students will be making an open bowl.  Day 2 - Students will place their wood stack on the lathe and turn the bowl.  The bowl will be sanded and finishing options will be recommended.  All materials are included.  Students need to bring a safety face shield and hearing protection.  Due to supervision requirements, we can only accept 4 students in this class.  The "Introduction to Turning" class is recommended as a prerequisite.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Band Saw Basics w/ Dave Fleming

Date: January 14, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:  Learn how to tune up and get the most out of your band saw. A band saw is a great tool for nearly any shop however it does require set up and checking every time you change a blade or even release the tension on the machine. Learn how to  select the proper blade for the project at hand, adjust your band saw. Proper tensioning, how to resaw. Student should bring safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: 
$50

 

Kid's Class - Learning to Carve  with Arizona Woodcarvers Association and Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers

Date: January 17, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:  This carving class is designed with kids in mind.  Participants will be carving bars of soap using carving tools made of wood.  Members of the local wood carving clubs will be providing instruction.  Students will be provided all the materials, including soap, patterns, and carving tools.  This is a great way to explore the world of carving in a safe environment. 

Skill Level: Beginner

 

Introduction to Turning with Dave Duca

Date: January 20, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview:  This is the class for the first time turner or anyone with limited experience in turning.  The student will be introduced to the lathe and many of the common tools used in wood turning, including the proper use of said tools. The student will learn a variety of techniques of turning between centers, including sharpening tools.  There will be a strong emphasis on safety.  Students need to bring their own eye and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Introduction to Bowl Turning with John Weeks

Date: January 24, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:  This is the class for a student with some spindle-turning experience that is looking to branch out into other types of turning. The “Introduction to Turning” class is recommended as a prerequisite. The class will focus on techniques and tools used in turning a simple bowl. The student will turn their own bowl. All materials are included. Students need to bring their own eye protection. A safety face shield is required.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Turning a Segmented Cup with Dave Duca

Date: January 27 & 28, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm & 2pm - 5pm

Overview:  Day 1 - Students will cut and glue together, all the segments for the cup.  Each layer of segments will then be glued together into a stack tall enough to accommodate the Rockler coffee cup insert.  Day 2 - Each Student will attach their stack of segments to the lathe, where they will turn the inside of the stack first to fit-up the coffee cup metal insert and then turn the outside, and sand accordingly.  Different finishes will be recommended to complete the project.  The metal insert will need to be epoxied to the completed wood cup.  The "Introduction to Bowl Turning" class is recommended as a prerequisite.  All materials are included.  A safety face shield is required.  Class limited to 4 students. 

Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Class Fee: 
$100

 

Making Band Saw Boxes with Frank Brady

Date: January 31, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm & 2pm - 5pm

Overview:  Learn how to make one of kind gift boxes cut with a standard Bandsaw. The class takes you through all of the steps from design  and layout through cutting and sanding using a band saw and Spindle Sander to finishing and flocking. Each student will work on a box of their own. Class includes all materials. Student must provide safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Sharpening Techniques for your Turning Chisels with Dave Duca

Date: February 4, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview:  Students will be introduced to the various methods of sharpening lathe tools.  The Sorby Pro Edge System, the Tormek, the Worksharp, and the One Way Wolverine Grinding Jig Systems, will all be discussed.  Students will explore the benefits and differences between each system.  The instructor will supervise you as you actually sharpen lathe chisels on his preferred method of sharpening.  Eye and ear protection is required to participate.

Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee: 
$50

 

Introduction to Pen Turning with Dave Duca

Date: February 10, 2015

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Overview:  This class is designed for the student who wants to learn how to turn a pen on the lathe.  The "Introduction to Turning" is recommended as a prerequisite.  Students will be introduced to the many different species of wood and styles of pen kits that are available, to make beautiful pens.  Pens make great gifts and can be sold as desired.  All materials are included.  A face shield and ear protection, are recommended.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: 
$40

 

Turning Acrylic Pens with Ed Pabst

Date: February 14, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:   This class is designed for the pen turner that is ready for the next step in their craft. Acrylics open a up a wide variety of options and  colors available to the pen turner. There are some tricks to turning acrylics successfully. This class will cover these techniques to assure a more reliable positive result. All materials are included. Student needs to bring a pair of safety glasses or face shield, and ear protection.  The "Introduction to Turning" or "Introduction to Pen Turning" are recommended prerequisites.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Basic Millwork - Making a Cutting Board with John Weeks

Date: February 18, 2015

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Overview:  In this 6 hour class the student will learn the use of a variety of power tools, from the jointer to the router table, as they take a piece of rough stock to completion of a simple project like a  cutting board. Learn how to take rough lumber to smooth straight boards through the use of a jointer, thickness planer and table saw. Then the student will glue up and shape the cutting board with tools like the Band saw and Router table . Student must bring safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: 
$80

 

Finishing Techniques with Dave Fleming

Date: February 21, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:  One of the most important and often overlooked aspects of woodworking is how to apply a quality finish. It is the finish that celebrates the work that has gone into creating any woodworking project. Learn how to create a finish that both protects and enhances your piece. The class will focus on surface preparation, application of stain, and the use of topcoats, including sprayed finishes.  All materials are included. Student needs to bring a pair of safety glasses.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: 
$60

 

CNC Shark Basics with Kevin Klein

Date: February 22, 2015

Time: 12pm - 4pm

Overview:  Explore the exciting possibilities of woodworking with the use  of a computerized CNC machine. The class is structured around the Rockler CNC Shark . Each student is required to bring their own computer with The V-Carve software loaded. Free demonstration versions can be downloaded through the Rockler website. All other materials are included. Students need to bring safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Introduction to the Router with John Weeks

Date: February 25, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: The student will learn about one of the most versatile wood working tools out there, the router.  This class is designed for the student with little or no experience in the use of the router.  The class will focus on using the router as a hand held power tool and as a stationary tool mounted in a router table.  All materials are included.  Students need to bring a pair of safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Introduction to Turning with Dave Duca

Date: February 28, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: This is the class for the first time turner or anyone with limited experience in turning.  The student will be introduced to the lathe and many of the common tools used in wood turning, including the proper use of said tools. The student will learn a variety of techniques of turning between centers, including sharpening tools.  There will be a strong emphasis on safety.  Students need to bring their own eye and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Clubs & Guilds

Open Carving Session - Time: 11 AM to 2 PM

Every Monday

The session is free and open to anyone who has an interest  in carving. Just bring a project or bring your questions and  learn more about the craft of wood carving from a friendly group of like minded individuals. A good sense of humor and a willingness to laugh at old jokes is always appreciated.

 

Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers (AAFW)- Time: 7 PM to 9 PM

The third Wednesday of Every May & November

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Looking for Wood?

Why not come and "Take a walk through our woods".
We feature premium domestic and exotic lumber as well as hard-to-find veneers.

 

Career Opportunities

Would you like to turn your hobby into a career? Please see our Career Center for position details and how you can join our fun loving team!

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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