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

11/22/2014 Rockler Innovation Day: Sign Making Kit - 11AM
Produce countless enduring, classic signs with our instantly recognizable "State Park" Font Sign Making System.

12/6/2014 What's Turning Day: Excelsior Lathe & Pen Turning Tools - 11AM
Learn how to turn an ice cream scoop on an Excelsior Lathe.  Excelsior Lathes have the power, precision and versatility to turn with ease making the turning experience better.

12/13/2014 21st Century Woodworking Day: CNC Piranha - 11AM
Bring the speed and precision of computer-controlled machinery to your shop with this top value CNC system!

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!



 

Classes and Workshops

Introduction to Turning -  with Dave Duca

Date: November 22, 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

 

Band Saw Boxes - with Frank Brady

Date: November 23, 2014

Time: 11am - 3pm

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 wear glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

Introduction to Pen Turning - with Dave Duca

Date: December 3, 2014

Time: 10am - 12pm

Overview:  Pen making can be addicting. Very few woodworking projects can be accomplished from start to finish in less than 2 hours. This class is for the first time turner. The student will learn all of the steps involved in making a pen with hardwood barrels. Pens make a great hand made gift. This class is a great way to see how enjoyable turning can be. All materials are included. Student must provide their own safety glasses..

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $40

 

Finishing Techniques - with Dave Fleming

Date: December 6, 2014

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. Student needs to bring a pair of safety glasses.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

Turning a Platter - with Dave Duca

Date: December 7, 2014

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:  This class is for the student that has had some experience with Bowl turning. 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 need to bring their own eye protection. A safety face shield is required.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

Tuning up and Using Hand Planes - with Dave Fleming

Date: December 10, 2014

Time: 9am - 1pm

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 is the class for you.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 safety eyewear, hearing protection not needed!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

Making a Roubo Bookstand - with Dave Fleming

Date: December 13, 2014

Time: 10am - 5pm

Overview:  Among the many accomplishments of 16th century French cabinetmaker Andre Roubo was his design and execution of a simple folding book stand created from a single piece of wood. We will recreate Roubo's work as faithfully as possible, starting with a solid piece of wood. Much of the work is done with chisel and mallet, to create the "hinge", before splitting the board from both ends to separate the halves. The concept is simple, but to execute it with any degree of elegance and accomplishment requires care and attention to detail. In this class the student will be required to supply some of their own tools. A list of tools and supplies is available at the store. This class promises to be an excellent skills builder (perhaps character too!)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $100

 

 Using Sketch-up for Furniture Design - with Jesper Osther

Date: December 14, 2014

Time: 11am - 3pm

Overview:  In this  class the student will learn the steps necessary to design furniture using  Sketch up. The session will focus on basic tools,creating and manipulating shapes and objects  to form drawings of furniture. The student will also learn to apply textures and colors and start to build a library of components that can be used in drawing other furniture projects. Each student will need to bring their own computer with  Sketch up already installed. Free easy to download versions of Sketch up are available on the internet.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

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

 

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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