Pasadena Store

Store Location

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
83 South Rosemead
Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone: (626) 356-9663
Manager: David Tilson - email

Store Hours

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


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Build Your Own Knife Make and Take Project

Build Your Own Knife Make and Take Project
No woodworking experience? No worries! We'll teach you the skills, and you'll leave with a finished project you can proudly say you made yourself. In this class, you’ll create your very own custom knife. You’ll choose your wood scales for the handle, then learn how to shape, sand and finish.
WHEN:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (MDT)
FEE:
$35 fee includes Semi-Skinner Knife hardware and wood scales for handle.

Build Your Own Turned Handle Make and Take Project

Build Your Own Turned Wood Handle Make and Take Project
No woodworking experience? No worries! We'll teach you the skills, and you'll leave with a finished project you can proudly say you made yourself. In this class, you’ll turn a custom wood handle for pizza cutters, bottle openers or ice cream scoops.
WHEN:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (MDT)
FEE:
$25, includes wood blank. Hardware kits sold separately.

Build Your Own Beverage Caddy Make and Take Project

Build Your Own Beverage Caddy Make and Take Project
No woodworking experience? No worries! We’ll teach you the skills, and you’ll leave with a finished project you can proudly say you made yourself. In this class, you’ll create your very own beverage caddy. When finished this caddy can hold six bottles.
WHEN:
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (MDT)
FEE:
$35 fee, includes materials.

Build Your Own Luminary Make and Take Project

Build Your Own Luminary Make and Take Project
No woodworking experience? No worries! We’ll teach you the skills, and you’ll leave with a finished project you can proudly say you made yourself. In this class, you’ll create your very own luminary. We'll teach you basic router table techniques to make a simple but strong joint, plus proper assemly techniques and finishing to build your own luminary.
WHEN:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (MDT)
FEE:
$35, includes materials.
 

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September 3 - September 30, 2016
 

Store Events

 
in-store demos
 

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  SawStop Cabinet Saw & CarveWright CNC - 11AM
See all the great features of the SawStop Cabinet saw and the techniques you can do with it. - 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.    

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.

10/29/2016 Woodturning For the Holidays - 11AM
Learn how simple it is to make beautiful gifts on the Lathe. Cheese knife kits, pizza cutters, bottle openers etc.      



 
Pasadena Woodworking Classes and Woodworking Workshops

Router Dovetail Machines, with David Tilson

Date:  September 24, 2016

Time:  1pm - 5pm

Overview:   If you’ve just gotten a new dovetail machine, or if you’re tired of running through your entire scrap pile making test cuts and still not getting a tight-fitting joint, this is the class for you. You’ll get step-by-step guidance through the entire process using either the Rockler or the Porter Cable 4200-series dovetail machine, from preparing the project materials to fine-tuning the final fit of the dovetail joint, all while learning how to cut dovetails safely and with your own tools!  Advance reservations required.

Skill Level:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $60



Hand Tools I: Planes & Scrapers with David Tilson

Date: October 1, 2016

Time: 1pm - 4:30pm

Overview: Believe it or not, there really are a lot of woodworking tasks that can be done faster and better with hand tools! Learn the time-honored skills of hand planing and scraping, which tools you'll need, how to tune them up and get the most from each. Advance reservations required.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $50



Introduction to the Lathe, with Pete Carta

Date: October 8, 2016

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: This class is designed to introduce students to the tools and techniques of woodturning, and to provide a solid foundation in the essentials of woodturning which our other classes may build upon. Topics include lathes (features and safe operation), woodturning tools, simple sharpening, and turning between centers, with emphasis on safety and developing proper cutting technique. Advance reservations required.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $55



Sharpening, with David Tilson

Date: October 15, 2016

Time: 1pm - 4:30pm

Overview: In this class you’ll learn how to sharpen common woodworking tools using methods such as water- and oilstones, bench grinders, the Tormek and Work Sharp grinding systems, and more. Topics include bevel angles, secondary bevels (microbevels) and hollow grinds; polishing compounds, rust removal & prevention, and diamond stones. Advance reservations required.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $50



Router Basics, with Don Chafey

Date: October 22, 2016

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: If you want to expand your woodworking repertoire, the router is the tool to master. This class covers everything from how to choose the best router for the job to cutting and milling operations with handheld and table-mounted routers. Students will complete a project by pattern routing, making simple inlays, and forming edges. Advance reservations required.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $65



Basic Shop Safety, with Don Chafey

Date: October 29, 2016

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: Learn hands-on how to work safely in the woodshop. In this class, geared to beginning and intermediate woodworkers, students will learn how to safely operate the tablesaw, bandsaw, drill press, router table, thickness planer, and miter saw. Students will also learn the importance of dust collection and air purification. Advance reservations required.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $50



Hand Tools II: Dovetails, with David Tilson

Date: November 5 & 6, 2016

Time: 1pm - 4pm (both days)

Overview: Learn the techniques for creating beautiful hand-cut joinery, including dovetails. This two-session course builds on the skills learned in Hand Tool Basics, moving into the use of hand saws, chisel skills, and more! Advance reservations required.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $75



Turn a Box with a Tight Fitting Lid, with Pete Carta

Date: November 12, 2016

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: Learn the tricks to end-grain woodturning and expand your woodworking horizons! In this class, students will learn the special tools and techniques for hollowing into end grain while turning boxes with snap-fitting lids – a fun challenge for intermediate and advanced turners alike! Recommended for students with prior spindle and bowl turning experience. Advance reservations required.

Skill Level: Advanced

Class Fee: $75



Shaker Boxes, with Jeanette Gonzales

Date: November 19 & 20, 2016

Time: 11/19: 1pm - 5pm 11/20: 1pm-4pm

Overview: Learn to make a nested set of three shaker boxes and learn the essential techniques for making Shaker boxes, baskets and carriers, as well as Norwegian bent-wood boxes. In this 2-day class you’ll learn about basic wood bending techniques, stock selection for bending wood, choosing the best wood stock for dimensional stability, and making jigs and forms for bending wood veneers. NEW! Returning students now have the option to make a set of two shaker carriers (baskets). Advance reservations required.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $95



Router Dovetail Machines, with David Tilson

Date: December 3, 2016

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: If you’ve just gotten a new dovetail machine, or if you’re tired of running through your entire scrap pile making test cuts and still not getting a tight-fitting joint, this is the class for you. You’ll get step-by-step guidance through the entire process using either the Rockler or the Porter Cable 4200-series dovetail machine, from preparing the project materials to fine-tuning the final fit of the dovetail joint, all while learning how to cut dovetails safely and with your own tools! Advance reservations required.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

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We feature premium domestic and exotic lumber as well as hard-to-find veneers.

 

Career Opportunities

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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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