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

Special Holiday Hours:
Labor Day, September 5th 9 AM ‐ 4 PM


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Current Store Promotions

Customer Favorites Sale
Customer Favorites Sale
August 6 - September 2, 2016
 
 

8/27/2016 Sign Making - 11AM
This demonstration will show how simple the set up and routing of signs can be using Rockler sign making Kits and a compact plunge router.

9/3/2016 Power Tool Selection - 11AM
In this demonstration we will show how you can do sanding of multiple parts that will save you time and money and allow you to focus on more exciting and challenging woodworking techniques. We will also discuss the benefits of sanding versus planing especially on burls and figured woods.

9/10/2016 Shape your World with CarveWright - 11AM
CarveWright will allow you to create anything. Your imagination is your only limit. See how simple this CNC is to operate and a variety of things you can create with it.

9/17/2016 Wood Turning - 11AM
Learn how to quickly turn out handles, bowls and pens using the Nova Comet Lathe and Rockler Carbide turning tools.

9/24/2016 Custom 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.

10/1/2016 Power Carving Made Simple - 11AM
Learn how to quickly remove stock for medium to large carvings with the use of Arbortech tools. These tools make carving easy and fun!

10/8/2016 Working with Hand Planes - 11AM
Learn how easy it is to work with traditional hand planes for all your woodworking projects. Demo will cover sharpening, tuning up and operating these beautiful planes.

10/15/2016 Tablesaw Techniques Featuring the SawStop Jobsite Saw - 11AM
Learn table saw techniques using basic Jigs & fixtures.

10/22/2016 Bowl Turning - 11AM
This demo will show you how simple it is to make custom bowls from either scrap material or fallen down trees in your yard or in the woods.

 



 

CNC Shark Basics w/ Kevin Klein

Date:  August 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.  All other materials are included. Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Class Fee:  $60



Scroll Saw Basics w/ Bill Heitman

Date:  Friday, September 2, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

Overview: This class will teach the basic operation of the scroll saw. It will teach basic saw safety, blade selection, cutting techniques, etc. The student will be informed of the many different projects that can be created with this versatile saw, The student can view the many different books and magazines that are available on the subject, in the store library. Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60



Introduction to Turning w/ John Weeks

Date:  Saturday, September 3, 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



CNC Shark Basics w/ Kevin Klein

Date:  Saturday, September 10, 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



Make & Take a Wooden Goblet

Date:  Sunday, September 11, 2016

Time:   11am - 3pm

Overview: This is the class for the intermediate turner who wants to turn something different and unique. The student will learn step by step, from glue-up to finished goblet. The student will learn how to sand and finish the goblet once it has been turned on the lathe. The turning blank is included. 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: Intermediate

Class Fee: $75



Introduction to Bowl Turning w/ John Weeks

Date:  Saturday, September 17, 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



Make & Take a Knife Kit w/ John Gilchrist

Date:  Friday, September 30, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

Overview: Students will make a knife using the Rockler Semi-Skinner Knife Kit, and the wooden scales of their choice. All materials are included. Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $65



Introduction to the Router w/ John Weeks

Date: Saturday, October 1, 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



Scroll Saw Basics w/ Bill Heitman

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: This class will teach the basic operation of the scroll saw. It will teach basic saw safety, blade selection, cutting techniques, etc. The student will be informed of the many different projects that can be created with this versatile saw, The student can view the many different books and magazines that are available on the subject, in the store library. Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60



Tuning Up and Using Hand Planes w/ Dave Fleming

Date: Saturday, October 8, 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 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 provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection is not needed!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60



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

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016 & Saturday October 15, 2016 (A 2-Day Class)

Time: Friday, 1PM - 5PM & Saturday, 1 PM - 5PM (A 2-Day Class)

Overview: Students will learn how to make a one of a kind gift box, cut out 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 their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $100



CNC Shark Basics w/ Kevin Klein

Date: Saturday, October 22, 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



Make & Take a Wooden Goblet

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Time: 11am- 3pm

Overview: This is the class for the intermediate turner who wants to turn something different and unique. The student will learn step by step, from glue-up to finished goblet. The student will learn how to sand and finish the goblet once it has been turned on the lathe. The turning blank is included. 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: Intermediate

Class Fee: $75



Make & Take a Knife Kit w/ John Gilchrist

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016

Time: 1pm- 5pm

Overview: Students will make a knife using the Rockler Semi-Skinner Knife Kit, and the wooden scales of their choice. All materials are included. Students are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $65

 
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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