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

Closed on Easter: April 5th

 
 

Demonstrations

 

Saturdays

3/28/2015 21st Century Woodworking Day: CNC Shark – 11AM
Bring the speed and precision of computer-controlled machinery to your shop with this top value CNC system!

4/4/2015 Plug Into Power Tools Day: SawStop & Micro Jig - 11AM
Safety at its finest! See the safest saw in action combined with Micro Jig to complete your next project!

4/11/2015 Work Smart Day: Soy Gel Paint Stripper - 11AM
Easily remove multiple layers of paint, urethane, acrylic, epoxy or enamel without the back-breaking work of sanding and chiseling.

4/18/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: T-Track Table w/ New Accessories - 11AM
Considering the wide variety of T-Track accessories available, the utility of the Rockler T-Track Table Top is virtually limitless.

4/25/2015 Plug Into Power Tools Day: Eureka Zone - 11AM
Learn how Eureka Zone products can help you create a portable yet highly accurate cutting system.



 

Classes and Workshops

Using Sketch Up for Furniture Design with Jesper Other

Date: March 28, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

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

 

Introduction to Turning with Dave Duca

Date: March 30, 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

 

Router Joinery - Building a Box with John Weeks

Date: April 1, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview:  Students will learn how to build a box using the Rockler Box joint jig.  Class will include a discussion of other types of joints that can be readily accomplished on a router table. The student is responsible for supplying their own eye and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

 

Introduction to Marquetry with Dave Fleming

Date: April 4, 2015

Time: 12pm - 5pm

Overview:  In this class the student will be introduced to the art of Marquetry or more correctly double marquetry. The class will teach techniques involved in working with commercially sliced veneers and sawn veneers. By the end of class the student will produce a small wooden panel with a simple design made out of a variety of contrasting woods. The student will have the opportunity to use hand saws and a scroll saw in the completion of their project. Student need to bring a pair of safety glasses.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

Making a Band Saw Box with Frank Brady

Date: April 5, 2015

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 glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

Turning an Inlay Pen with Dave Duca

Date: April 8, 2015

Time: 5pm - 9pm

Overview:  Students will learn how to make an inlay pen using a kit chosen by the instructor.  The "Introduction to Turning", and "Introduction to Pen Turning", are both recommended prerequisites.  All materials will be supplied.  A safety face shield is recommended and available at the store for purchase.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $75

 

Introduction to Turning with John Weeks

Date: April 11, 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

 

 

Sharpening Techniques for your Turning Tools with Dave Duca

Date: April 15, 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 Work sharp, 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

 

Making a Roubo Book Stand with Dave Fleming

Date: April 18, 2015

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: Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee: $100

 

Turning a Plate with Dave Duca

Date: April 19, 2015

Time: 11am - 3pm

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

 

Turning a Lidded Box with Dave Duca

Date: April 22, 2015

Time: 5pm - 9pm

Overview:  This is and advanced turning class.  Students should have some experience turning or have taken a number of our introductory turning classes to be comfortable with the techniques that will be presented.  All materials will be provided.  A safety face shield is required and available for purchase at the store.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

CNC Shark Basics with Kevin Klein

Date: April 25, 2015

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 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

 

Machine Made Dovetail Joints with John Weeks

Date: April 26, 2015

Time: 11am - 3pm

Overview:  Description: Learn the techniques necessary to make machined half blind dovetail joints and through dovetails.  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, differences with the Porter Cable Dovetail jig will be discussed. Each student will be given the opportunity to set up and practice each joint. All materials are included. Students need to bring their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

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

Check the club website for specific dates at azfinewoodworkers.org

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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 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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