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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2/13/2016 Creative Woodturning - 11AM
See all the different and easy techniques and designs for turning a lot of your own kitchen utensils.

2/20/2016 Simple Knife Sharpening - 11AM
Learn how easy knife sharpening can be by using the Ken Onion knife sharpener. Great for Axe's, scissors, kitchen knives and of course filet & hunting knives.

2/27/2016 Today's Woodworking: CNC Shark - 11AM
See how much CNC's our changing the way we all are doing our woodworking projects.

3/5/2016 Raised Panel Door Construction - 11AM
In the Raised panel door demo will be constructing a Shaker style raised panel door featuring the Freud Premier router bits at 10%off along with the Woodshop calculator, router table and coping jig.

3/12/2016 Table Saw Techniques - 11AM
This demo will feature the SawStop saws on all the great qualities of the saw beyond the safety features. Will also go into table saw techniques featuring many of the Rockler table saw jigs.

3/19/2016 Full Spectrum Laser Demo - 11AM
This demo will focus on the Rotary attachment and all the different types of projects that can be done with it.

3/26/2016 Weekend Woodturning Projects - 11AM
This demo will feature many of the new turning kits as well as the Lathe Dust collector attachment.

4/2/2016 Knife Making - 11AM
Learn how to create custom scales from the material of your choice or from our selection of unique book matched woods for a custom knife handle. Minimal tools required and makes for a great gift.

4/9/2016 Dust Collection & Cord Management - 11AM
This Demo we will be featuring the new hook and how it can/will benefit you in the shop on all your Hose and cord management for dust collection, electrical cords and air hose lines.  

4/16/2016 Shutter Jig - 11AM
Demo on Building Privacy screens featuring the Rockler Shutter Jigs

4/23/2016 Wood Finishing Basics - 11AM
Learn how to quickly finish projects that have multiple parts and the efficiency of spraying using the Rockler HVLP system.

4/30/2016 SawStop - 11AM
This class will feature the SawStop saws on all the great qualities of the saw beyond the safety features. Will also go into table saw techniques featuring many of the Rockler table saw jigs.



 

Basic Wood Carving - 8 Week Course with Various Instructors, Including Dave Rushlo, John Milkos, and Walt Blackmore

Date: January 27 - March 23, 2016

Time: 1pm - 4pm every Wednesday

Overview:
This is an incredible opportunity to learn several facets of wood carving over an 8 week period.  The class will be instructed by several members of the local woodcarving club.  Over the course of the class the students will learn to: carve in the round, do a relief carving, proper sharpening and honing techniques, wood burning, power carving and finishing techniques.  If you have ever had an interest in carving, you will not want to miss this opportunity. 'Class starting Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 and running through Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 w/ no class on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, due to the annual "Carvers Show", in Mesa.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $80 for the entire 8 week class

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Turning w/ John Weeks

Date: February 13, 2016

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 are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is also recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

 

 

Turning a Military Pen Kit w/ Dave Duca

Date: February 14, 2016

Time: 11am - 3pm

Overview: This class is designed for the pen turner that is ready for the next step in their craft.  The "Introduction to Turning" is recommended as a prerequisite.  Military pen kits open up a variety of options for the pen turner.  There are several kits to choose from depending on which military campaign interest you the most.  This class will cover the techniques involved, to assure a positive result.  All materials are included.  Student are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is also recommended.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $75

 

 

 

Tuning Up and Using Hand Planes w/ Dave Fleming

Date: February 20, 2016

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: In this modern world of whining and growling power tools, "Hand Planes", are often relegated to the shelf or to occasionally clean up a rough edge.  Because of our reliance on power tools, we may have never taken the time to understand how planes work and more importantly how well they can work.  If this sounds like you, this class is the ticket.  The class will cover the basics: Setting up the plane; Sharpening; Tuning and using the Plane for Edge Jointing, Planing End Grain and Surfacing.  Students must bring one or more hand planes to the class.  Students are required to bring their own eye and ear protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $50

 

 

 

Introduction to Pen Turning w/ Dave Duca

Date: February 21, 2016

Time: 11am - 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" 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: $45

 

 

 

CNC Shark Basics w/ Kevin Klein

Date: February 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 or directly from the Vectric website.  All other materials are included. Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  This class teaches you how to manipulate the software.  There may or may not be time to actually run the CNC, depending on the number of students in the class.  This will be handled at the discretion of the instructor.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

 

 

Finishing Techniques w/ Mike Sundell

Date: February 28, 2016

Time: 11am - 3pm

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 haw 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 the Router w/ John Weeks

Date: March 5, 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

 

 

 

Turning a Stacked Bowl w/ Dave Duca (2 -Day Class)

Date: March 6 & 7, 2016

Time: 11am - 3pm & 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.  Day 2 - Students will be making an open bowl.  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 accommodate 4 students in this class.  The "Introduction to Turning" is recommended as a prerequisite.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $100

 

 

 

Making a Band Saw Box w/ Frank Brady (A 2-Day Class)

Date: March 12 & 13, 2016

Time: 1pm - 5pm & 11am - 3pm

Overview: Students will learn how to make a one of a kind gift box, cut out with a standard band saw.  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

 

 

 

CNC Shark Basics w/ Kevin Klein

Date: March 19, 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

 

 

 

Turning a Plate w/ Dave Duca

Date: March 20, 2016

Time: 11am - 3pm

Overview: This class is for the student that has had some experience with bowl turning.  The "Introduction to Turning" class is recommended as a prerequisite.  Because of the nature of turning a large, flatter surface the student will learn additional methods of securing and chucking your piece as you go through the turning process.  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

 

 

 

Introduction to Bowl Turning w/ Dave Duca

Date: March 26, 2016

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 are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is also recommended.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

 

 

Turning Acrylic Pens w/ Ed Pabst

Date: April 2, 2016

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: This class is designed for the pen turner that is ready for the next step in their craft.  Acrylics open 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 the techniques to assure a positive result.  All materials are included.  Students need to bring a pair of safety glasses or face shield and ear protection.  The "Introduction to Turning" and "Introduction to Pen Turning classes are recommended prerequisites.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $75

 

 

 

Turning a Military Pen Kit w/ Dave Duca

Date: April 3, 2016

Time: 11am - 3pm

Overview: This class is designed for the pen turner that is ready for the next step in their craft.  The "Introduction to Turning" is recommended as a prerequisite.  Military pen kits open up a variety of options for the pen turner.  There are several kits to choose from depending on which military campaign interest you the most.  This class will cover the techniques involved, to assure a positive result.  All materials are included.  Student are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is also recommended.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $75

 

 

 

Basic Wood Carving - An 8 week Course with Various Instructors, including Dave Rushlo, John Milkos, and Walt Blackmore

Date: April 6, - May 25, 2016

Time: 1pm - 4pm every Wednesday

Overview: This is an incredible opportunity to learn several facets of wood carving over an 8 week period.  The class will be instructed by several members of the local woodcarving club.  Over the course of the class the students will learn to: carve in the round, do a relief carving, proper sharpening and honing techniques, wood burning, power carving and finishing techniques.  If you have ever had an interest in carving, you will not want to miss this opportunity.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $80 for the 8 week class

 

 

 

Band Saw Basics w/ Dave Fleming

Date: April 9, 2016

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 when the tension is released, on the machine.  Learn how to select the proper blade for the project at hand, adjust your band saw, proper tensioning, and how to resaw.  Students should supply their own safety glasses and hearing protection. 

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $55

 

 

 

Turning a Segmented Cup w/ Dave Duca, (A 2-Day Class)

Date: April 10 & 11, 2016

Time: 11am - 3pm & 1pm - 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 and ear protection are recommended. Class size is limited to 4 students.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100

 

 

 

Building Shutters w/ Dennis Gorrell

Date: April 16, 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

 

 

 

Sharpening Techniques for your Turning Chisels w/ Dave Duca

Date: April 17, 2016

Time: 11am - 3pm

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 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

 

 

 

Finishing Techniques w/ Mike Sundell

Date: April 23, 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 Pen Turning w/ Dave Duca

Date: April 24, 2016

Time: 11am - 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.  Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is also recommended.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $50

 

 

 

Introduction to Pen Turning w/ Dave Duca

Date: April 24, 2016

Time: 11am - 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.  Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is also recommended.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $50

 

 

 

Introduction to Turning w/ John Weeks

Date: April 30, 2016

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 are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is also recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner

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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