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

All Rockler Locations Are Closed on Memorial Day, May 25th

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

 
 
 

Saturdays

5/16/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Soy Gel & Java Gel Stain - 11AM
Easily remove multiple layers of paint, urethane, acrylic, epoxy or enamel without the back-breaking work of sanding and chiseling with Soy Gel. The foolproof finishing system with Java Gel Stain! Just wipe on with a clean cloth and you're ensured of professional quality results without brush marks. Stains dry to the touch in minutes.

5/23/2015 Joinery Made Easy: Kreg K5 Pocket Hole System - 11AM
The Kreg Jig K5 incorporates the best features of every Kreg Jig that came before, with upgrades you've never seen.

5/30/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Box Joint Jigs - 11AM
Make precise, tight-fitting box joints with your router!

6/6/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Dado & Coping Jigs - 11AM
Cut perfectly fitted dados for a wide range of plywood thicknesses, and see how this Smooth-running coping sled ensures perfectly square coped rail ends with virtually zero tear-out!

6/13/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Small & Large Box Spline Jigs - 11AM
Dress up your mitered corner joints and add strength too, with the Rockler Router Table Spline Jigs!

6/20/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Thin Rip, Cove, & Taper Jigs  - 11AM
See how these jigs help make ripping thin strips, cutting custom coves, and tapered cuts fast, easy and more precise.

6/27/2015 21st Century Woodworking: CNC Shark - 11AM
Bring the speed and precision of computer-controlled machinery to your shop with this top value CNC system!



 

Making a Band Saw Box w/ Frank Brady

Date: May 16, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

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

 

Introduction to the Router w/ John Weeks

Date: May 20, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview:  The student will learn about one of the most versatile wood working tools out there, 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 need to bring a pair of safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

Building Shutters  w/ Pat Jones

Date: May 23, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:  Description: 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 shutter that they have built. Shutter making materials are included. 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

 

Router Joinery - Building a box w/ John Weeks

Date: May 27, 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

 

Turning an Acrylic Pen w/ Ed Pabst

Date: May 30, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:   This class is designed for the pen turner that is ready for the next step in their craft. Acrylics open a 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 these techniques to assure a more reliable positive result. All materials are included. Student needs to bring a pair of safety glasses.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

 

Steam Bending w/ Dave Fleming

Date: June 3, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:   Students will have hands on instruction, using the Rockler steam bending kit, to steam bend wood for a project of the instructors choosing.  Steam bending has many applications in wood working that will enhance an average project.  Students will be provided with all the necessary materials.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

CNC Shark Basics w/ Kevin Klein

Date: June 6, 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

 

 

Turning a Plate w/ John Weeks

Date: June 10, 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

 

Finishing Techniques w/ John Weeks

Date: June 13, 2015

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 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

 

Tuning Up and Using Hand Planes w/ Dave Fleming

Date: June 17, 2015

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 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: Beginner

Class Fee: $50

 

Introduction to Turning w/ John Weeks

Date: June 20, 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

 

 

Introduction to Bowl Turning w/ John Weeks

Date: June 24, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

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 need to bring their own eye protection. A safety face shield is required.

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

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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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