Phoenix Store

Store Location

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

Store Hours

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


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6/25/2016 Wood Finishing with HVLP Sprayers - 11AM
Learn the basic techniques for spraying a variety of finishes using the HVLP systems.

7/2/2016 Coping Made Simple - 11AM
With the Rockler Coping Sled making specialty joints couldn’t be any simpler. This demo will quickly show how easy it is to make quality looking woodworking joints.

7/9/2016 Wood Turning Techniques - 11AM
This Demo will primarily be focused on turning small wooden boxes using the 2x2x6 walnut featured in the flyer. We will also be turning pens as time permits.

7/16/2016 Router Table Techniques - 11AM
This demo will focus around the large Box Joint Jig and projects that can be made easily with it on a router Table.

7/23/2016 Table Saw Techniques - 11AM
Demonstration will cover all the benefits and features of after-market miter gauges such as the Incra and also some of the safety accessories that make the operation of a table saw more enjoyable.

7/30/2016 Wood Finishing Techniques - 11AM
Basic Finishing techniques using HVLP systems and EF Finishes. Cover advantages and disadvantages of sprayers of different price ranges.

8/6/2016 Wood Turning Techniques - 11AM
Focus will be on the simplicity of turning handles for multiple kits Rockler offers.

8/13/2016 Drawer Building - 11AM
This demo will focus on the construction of drawers using the dovetail jig to give the look of fine craftsmanship. There will also be discussion of all the different jigs available for hardware installation.

8/20/2016 Triton Work Center - 11AM
Will focus primarily on the Work Center but will also cover other Triton Tools.

8/27/2016 Sign Making - 11AM
This demonstration will show how simple the set up and routing of signs can be using Rockler sign making Kits and a compact plunge router.



 

Distressing & Aging Wood Techniques w/ Tyler Erven

Date:  June 23, 2016

Time:   9am - 1pm

Overview:  One of the hottest trends in woodworking today is the distressed and aging look of wood in furniture and home décor.  This class will show students, several different techniques in producing this unique look in wood.  The students will have hands-on participation, in producing samples using these particular methods.  Eye protection will be necessary to participate.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Fee:  $45

 

 

 

Finishing Techniques w/ Mike Sundell

Date:  June 25, 2016

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 aspects such as surface preparation, application of stain, and the use of topcoats, including sprayed finishes.  All materials are included.  Students are required to provide their own safety glasses.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Fee:  $45

 

 

 

CNC Shark Basics w/ Kevin Klein

Date:  July 2, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

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

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Class Fee:  $60

 

 

 

Introduction to Pen Turning

Date:  July 9, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

Overview:  This class is designed for the student who wants to learn how to turn a pen on the lathe.  The "Introduction to Turning Class", 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.  Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is also recommended.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Class Fee:  $60

 

 

 

 

Make & Take a Wooden Goblet

Date:  July 10, 2016

Time:   11am - 3pm

Overview:  This is the class for the intermediate turner who wants to turn something different and unique.  The student will learn step by step, from glue-up to finished goblet.  The student will learn how to sand and finish the goblet once it has been turned on the lathe.  The turning blank is included. There will be a strong emphasis on safety.  The "Introduction to Turning Class", is recommended as a prerequisite.  Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is also recommended.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Class Fee:  $75

 

 

 

Make & Take a Knife Kit w/ John Gilchrist

Date:  July 15, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

Overview:   Students will make a knife using the Rockler Semi-Skinner Knife Kit, and the scales of their choice.   All materials are included. Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Class Fee:  $65

 

 

 

Introduction to the Router w/ Dennis Gorrell

Date:  July 16, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

Overview:   Students will learn about one of the most versatile woodworking tools in the shop, 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 are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  Drawer joinery will also be discussed.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Fee:  $60

 

 

 

Building Shutters w/ Dennis Gorrell

Date:  July 23, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

Overview:   Building shutters has traditionally been a process that required a lot of set up work, jigs, and other assembly devises, that made for a demanding and challenging process.  With the introduction of the Rockler Shutter System much of this has changed.  Most woodworkers with modestly outfitted shops, can produce shutters that rival custom made shutters, at a fraction of the cost.  Each student will learn all of the steps necessary to design and build plantation shutters.  The student will walk away with a miniature shutter that they have built.  Shutter making materials are included.  Each student will need to provide their own Rockler Shutter Template Kit, as well as a pair of safety glasses.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Fee:  $60

 

 

 

Finishing Techniques w/ Mike Sundell

Date:  July 30, 2016

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 aspects such as surface preparation, application of stain, and the use of topcoats, including sprayed finishes.  All materials are included.  Students are required to provide their own safety glasses.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Fee:  $45

 

 

 

Introduction to Bowl Turning

Date:  August 6, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

Overview:   Introduction to Bowl Turning

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Class Fee:  $60

 

 

 

Make & Take a Band Saw Box w/ Frank Brady (2-Day Class)

Date:  August 13 & 14, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm & 11am - 2pm

Overview:   Students will learn how to make a one of a kind gift box, cut out 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 their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Fee:  $100

 

 

 

Make & Take a Knife Kit w/ John Gilchrist

Date:  August 19, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

Overview:   Students will make a knife using the Rockler Semi-Skinner Knife Kit, and the scales of their choice.   All materials are included. Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Class Fee:  $65

 

 

 

Introduction to the Router w/ Dennis Gorrell

Date:  August 20, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

Overview:   Students will learn about one of the most versatile woodworking tools in the shop, 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 are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  Drawer joinery will also be discussed.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Fee:  $60

 

 

 

CNC Shark Basics w/ Kevin Klein

Date:  August 27, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

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

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Class Fee:  $60

 
Phoenix Woodworking Classes and Woodworking Workshops

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

Check the club website for specific dates at azfinewoodworkers.org

 

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 using Rockler for years, your products are always the best that can be purchased and your prices are very reasonable. Ann you have always done your best to make me feel as though I was your very best customer. Thank you for great service."

- Daniel F.

What People are Saying:

I have been using Rockler for years, your products are always the best that can be purchased and your prices are very reasonable. Ann you have always done your best to make me feel as though I was your very best customer. Thank you for great service."

- Daniel F.
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