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
Closed Memorial Day – Monday, May 30th


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5/28/2016 Routing Radiused Corners -  11AM
Quickly learn how simple it is to rout perfect and consistent radiuses on all you woodworking projects.

6/4/2016 Knife Making Made Simple - 11AM
In this demo you will learn all the simple techniques for making a Filet Knife.

6/11/2016 Sign Making - 11AM
Learn how simple it is to make quality professional looking signs with just a router and these easy to use templates.

6/18/2016 Custom Woodturning - 11AM
Learn how to make your own custom handles for a wide variety of utensils including pizza cutters, bottle openers, cheese slicers and many more.

6/25/2016 Wood Finishing with HVLP Sprayers - 11AM
Learn the basic techniques for spraying a variety of finishes using the HVLP systems.



 

Router Joinery - Building a Box w/ John Weeks

Date:  May 26, 2016

Time:  9am - 1pm

Overview:  In this class, students will learn how to build a box using the Rockler Box Joint Jig.  The class will include a discussion of other types of joints that can be readily accomplished on a router table.  Eye and ear protection is required to participate.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Class Fee:  $60

 

 

 

Introduction to the Router w/ John Weeks

Date:  May 28, 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

 

 

 

 

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

Date:  June 2 & 4, 2016

Time:   9am - 1pm & 1pm - 5pm

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

 

 

 

Building Plantation Style Shutters w/ Dennis Gorrell

Date:  June 9, 2016

Time:   9am - 1pm

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

 

 

 

CNC Shark Basics w/ Kevin Klein

Date:  June 11, 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

 

 

 

Introduction to Pen Turning w/ John Weeks

Date:  June 16, 2016

Time:   9am - 1pm

Overview:  This class is designed for the student who wants to learn how to turn a pen on the lathe.  The "Introduction to Turning" is recommended as a prerequisite.  Students will be introduced to the many different species of wood and styles of pen kits that are available, to make beautiful pens.  Pens make great gifts and can be sold as desired.. 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

 

 

 

Turning a Plate w/ John Weeks

Date:  June 18, 2016

Time:   1pm - 5pm

Overview:  This class is for the student that has had some experience with bowl turning.  The "Introduction to Turning" class is recommended as a prerequisite.  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 are required to provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is also recommended.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Class Fee:  $50

 

 

 

Distressing & Aging Wood Techniques w/ Tyler Erven

Date:  June 23, 2016

Time:   9am - 1pm

Overview:  One of the hottest trends in woodworking today is the distressed and aging look of wood in furniture and home décor.  This class will show students, several different techniques in producing this unique look in wood.  The students will have hands-on participation, in producing samples using these particular methods.  Eye protection will be necessary to participate.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Fee:  $45

 

 

 

Finishing Techniques w/ Mike Sundell

Date:  June 25, 2016

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 aspects such as surface preparation, application of stain, and the use of topcoats, including sprayed finishes.  All materials are included.  Students are required to provide their own safety glasses.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Fee:  $45

 
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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