Denver Class and Workshop Schedule

2553 S Colorado Blvd - Ste 108, Denver, CO 80222
Rich Johnson, Store Manager
Contact this store by e-mail or phone: (303) 782-0588


Regular Class Schedule      See previous classes.

Date Class Store
March 2,
2014
9AM-4PM
Take Your Turning to the Next Level - with Michael Roper
Overview: Make a turning project of your own choice with an award winning wood artist Michael Roper (just call him Roper) who will help you take your woodturning to the next level. This is an open intermediate class designed to help beginner woodturners take the next step in perfecting their technique. We will discuss proper tool bevel angles as well as sharpening techniques, stance and safety at the lathe while guiding you through the project you want to do. Please bring your tools and wood for your project.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Fee: $100
Denver
 
March 8,
2014 
9AM-4PM
Veneeering - with Rich Gady 
Overview: Add the beauty of exotic woods to your projects without the high cost of using expensive solid woods. In this class you will learn how to apply veneers to panels for cabinets, boxes, doors and tabletops. Rich will show you how to match veneer sheets in various ways and also demonstrate different methods for pressing and attaching the veneers to a substrate, including the use of a vacuum bag.
Skill Level: Beginner 
Class Fee: $100
Denver
 
March 9,
2014 
9AM-4PM
Marquetry - with Rich Grady
Overview: Making pictures in wood - an introduction to marquetry. Learn how to select wood veneers and cut them exactly the way you want with affordable tools and supplies. In this class, your instructor will be Rich Gady, an award winning master of the craft and an excellent teacher. Once you learn the technique, you practice on your own piece while the instructor provides expert guidance and tips to increase your skills and confidence.  
Skill Level: Beginner 
Class Fee: $100 +  Materials
Denver
 
March 15 & 16 
2014 
9AM-1PM
Working 101 - Table - with Tracy Gray
Overview: Class is 3/15 & 3/16. Learn the basics for all your future woodworking projects. On the first day, you will learn to safely use the jointer, planer, table saw, miter saw, and router. You will learn at least one method of joinery and will leave the next day with a beautiful small table. A $55 materials fee covers wood, screws, equipment, glue, etc.
Skill Level: Beginner 
Class Fee: $100 + Materials
Denver
 
March 22, 
2014
9AM-4PM
Turning 101 - Bookshelf - with Bruce Perry
Overview:
This class, aimed at beginners, teaches survival, safety and the basic skills of spindle work and faceplate turning to create a small bowl. Sharpening methods are also demonstrated as well as discussions on wood structure, wood selection and tool choices. This is a skills class, not a “project” class; the take-away is knowledge, not finished woodturnings. Your instructor will be Bruce Perry. All wood and tools supplied by the instructor.
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Fee:
$100
Denver
 
March 23, 
2014
9AM - 4PM
Turning Pens- with Curt Vogt
Overview:
Learn how to use a wood lathe to turn wood pens from a kit including how to use wood turning tools to shape the pen and get clean and accurate cuts. When you leave the class, you will have all the knowledge and confidence you need to start turning pens at home and have a beautiful pen for yourself or as a gift! 
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Fee: $100
Denver
     
March  28,  29, & 30
2014
9am - 4pm

Relief Carving Workshop - with Pat Morrow
Overview:
A weekend long workshop - class is 3/28, 5:30-7:30, 3/29, 9-4, 3/30, 9-4. This is your chance to learn relief carving from a master. Using hand gouges, Pat Morrow will take you through the tools, materials, and skills needed to complete a project. Also covered will be the all essential sharpening techniques. The wood and design will be provided unless you want help creating your own design. Bring your gouges if you have them or use Rockler tools..
Skill Level: Beginner 
Class Fee:
$240

Denver
     
April  5,
2014
9am - 4pm

Dovetail Jig - with Rich Gady
Overview:
Learn how to setup your dovetail jig without any hassle and learn to make beautiful dovetails. Rich Gady will show you the tips and techniques for perfectly fitting dovetails in no time. Bring your dovetail jig for the maximum hands-on experience.
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Fee:
$100 

Denver
     
April 6,
2014
9am - 4pm
Take Your Turning To The Next Level - with Michael Roper
Overview:
Make a turning project of your own choice with an award winning wood artist Michael Roper (just call him Roper) who will help you take your woodturning to the next level. This is an open intermediate class designed to help beginner woodturners take the next step in perfecting their technique. We will discuss proper tool bevel angles as well as sharpening techniques, stance and safety at the lathe while guiding you through the project you want to do. Please bring your tools and wood for your project..
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Fee: $100
Denver
     
April 12,
2014
9am - 4pm
Turning 101 - with Bruce Perry
Overview:
This class, aimed at beginners, teaches survival, safety and the basic skills of spindle work and faceplate turning to create a small bowl. Before or after buying your own lathe, this knowledge is a great investment in your turning future. Sharpening methods are also demonstrated as well as discussions on wood structure, wood selection and tool choices. This is a skills class, not a “project” class; the take-away is knowledge, not finished woodturnings. Your instructor will be Bruce Perry. All wood and tools supplied by the instructor.
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Fee:
 $100
Denver
     
April 13,
2014
9am - 4pm

Turning Hollow Forms - with Bruce Perry
Overview: Shape a hollow form and create an elegant turned vase. Step by step demonstration and practice will be the order of the day. Students will learn how to rough shape between centers, methods to cut a clean shape, how to mount the vessel in a chuck, how to hollow, and how to jamb the piece to finish the bottom. Students will learn about sources and selection of wood, wood grain, and how they relate to your design and project success. 
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Fee: $100

Denver
     
April 19 & 20 
2014
9am - 1pm
Woodworking 101 - Bookshelf - with Tracy Gray 
Overview: Class is 4/19 & 4/20. Learn the basics for all your future woodworking projects. On the first day, you will learn to safely use the jointer, planer, table saw, miter saw, and router. You will learn at least one method of joinery and will leave the next day with a beautiful small bookcase. Completion of this course will prepare you to move on to using the shop for more advanced projects. A $75 materials fee covers wood, screws, equipment, glue, etc.
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Fee: $100 + Materials
Denver
     
April 26,
2014
9am - 4pm
Small Wood Boxes - with Rich Grady
Overview:
In this class you will learn the processes for constructing a beautiful lidded box. You will also learn techniques for making different corner joints, such as mitered and splined, and how to achieve a well-fitted lid. To accomplish this, the table saw (with miter & spline sleds), drum, belt, & orbital sanders, router, band saw and drill press will be used. Decorative touches with veneers will be demonstrated. The instructor, Rich Gady, master cabinetmaker, will demonstrate these processes and help you start making beautiful boxes.
Skill Level:
Beginner
Class Fee: 
$100 + Materials
Denver
     
April 27,
2014
9am - 4pm
Finishing-Hands On - with Rich Johnson
Overview:
An incredible opportunity to learn about the theory of finishing from one of the best! Our instructor will teach you about the different types of finish available to the woodworker and when to use them. You will learn about natural and man-made finishes, indoor and outdoor finishes, and the stains and dyes used to color your projects. You will get to use the knowledge learned in the class to take an average finish and turn it into a stunning surface! You will be amazed at the results you will be able to achieve on your next finishing project.
Skill Level:
Beginner
Class Fee:
$100 
Denver
     



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