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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1/30/2016 Finishing Touch: Wood Finishing - 11AM
Featuring the Rockler HVLP Spray System. Learn how easy it can be to spray on a professional-quality finish with an HVLP sprayer.

1/31/2016 Robert Sorby Demo - 10AM
10AM - 4PM Learn new Woodturning techniques and get answers to your turning questions from a representative from Robert Sorby – plus enjoy special pricing!

2/6/2016  Drawer Slide Jigs - 11AM
Demo will cover all the benefits and features of the Rockler drawers slide jigs on how they make for easy and accurate installation of drawers slide hardware.

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.



 

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

 

 

 

Machine Made Dovetail Joints w/ John Weeks

Date: January 30, 2016

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: Students will learn the techniques necessary to make machined half blind dovetail joints and through dovetails.  The half blind joint is most commonly used in drawer construction.  Through dovetails are used for box construction.  Although the class will use the Rockler Dovetail Jig, the differences with the Porter Cable Dovetail Jig and Leigh Dovetail Jig, will be discussed.  Each student will be given the opportunity to set up and practice each joint.  All materials are included.  Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

 

 

Turning Acrylic Pens w/ Ed Pabst

Date: January 31, 2016

Time: 11am - 3pm

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" or "Introduction to Pen Turning" are recommended prerequisites. 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

 

 

Basic Millwork - Making a Cutting Board w/ John Weeks

Date: February 6, 2016

Time: 10am - 5pm

Overview: In this 6 hour class, students 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 the table saw.  Then the students 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.  Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $80

 

 

 

Turning a Segmented Cup w/ Dave Duca

Date: February 7 & 8, 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 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 size is limited to 4 students.

Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Class Fee: $100

 

 

 

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

 
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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