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
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
     
May 3,
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. 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 
     
May 4,
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
     
May 10 & 11,
2014
9am -1pm
Woodworking 101: Table - with  Tracy Gray
Overview: 
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
     
May 17,
2014
9am - 4pm

Router Workshop - with Rich Johnson
Overview:
All-Day Router Intensive - A fantastic opportunity to learn about the router and its use in woodworking.  This class will cover everything about the machine and how to choose the best router for any size project.  The class will also cover bit selection, techniques and basic cuts, template use, inlays, joinery, jigs and plenty of tricks! Learn from router enthusiast Rich Johnson about this incredibly versatile power tool. Once you see all the things a router can do and how to use it, you won’t hesitate to use routers in all of your projects.
Skill Level:
Beginner
Class Fee:
$100

Denver
     
May 18,
2014
9am - 4pm
Wood Boxes - with Rich Grady
Overview:
This intermediate class will construct a beautiful lidded box building on what you’ve learned from the beginning class. You will learn techniques for making different corner joints 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 master making beautiful boxes.
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Class Fee:
$100 + Materials
Denver
     
May 25,
2014
9am - 4pm
Hand-Cut Dovetails - with Rich Johnson
Overview:
Learn from a master! In this introductory course, you will learn the fundamentals of creating beautiful hand-cut dovetails. Rich will discuss the best saws and techniques to create perfectly fitting dovetails.
Skill Level:
Beginner
Class Fee: 
$100
Denver
     
May 31,
2014
9am - 4pm
Log Furniture - with Tracy Gray
Overview:
Get started creating your own piece of log furniture! Tracy will guide you through the steps of how to peel the logs, make mortise and tenon joints, shape and sand using the right tools. You will complete a simple project to enjoy a lifetime.
Skill Level:
Beginner
Class Fee:
$100 + Materials 
Denver



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