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

 
 
 

Saturdays

8/29/2015 Plug Into Power Tools Day: SawStop – 11AM
See this revolutionary cabinet saw in action.  It's got precision, heavy-duty construction, a dust collection system that's second to none, plus the unbelievable safety feature that makes this a must for every shop.

9/5/2015 What's Turning Day: Nova Lathe Pen Turning - 11AM
Woodturning Techniques. Featuring the Nova Lathe and the new Bolt action Pen Kits.

9/12/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Armor Clamps & Rockler T-Track Clamps - 11AM
Getting the most out of your clamps. Featuring the new Armor & Rockler T-Track clamps with the T-Track Table.

9/19/2015 Work Smart Day: Zar Finishing - 11AM
Wood finishing techniques. Featuring all the new products from Zar.

9/26/2015 21st Century Woodworking Day: Full Spectrum Laser - 11AM
Laser excitement! See the latest technology that is more affordable to engrave your turning and other small projects.

10/3/2015 Work Smart Day: Knife Making - 11AM
Learn how to create a custom folding knife using our high-quality stainless steel knife kit hardware and book-matched knife scales. Makes an excellent personalized gift.

10/10/2015 What's Turning Day: Nova Lathe Pen Turning - 11AM
Learn to turn. Featuring the Nova Lathe and several new turning kits.

10/17/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Steam Bending Kit - 11AM
Expand your woodworking skills to include steam bending wood into beautifully smooth and permanent curves.

10/24/2015 21st Century Woodworking Day: CNC Shark Full Spectrum Laser - 11AM
Double day demo - Future Woodworking. Featuring the latest and greatest in CNC's and laser engravers.

10/31/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Cribbage Board - 11AM
Basic gift building. Featuring Rockler's Cribbage Board Templates for easy construction.



 

Making a Band Saw Box with Frank Brady

Date: August 29, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: Learn how to make one of kind gift boxes cut with a standard Band Saw. 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 safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

 

Band Saw Basics with Dave Fleming

Date: September 5, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: The "Band Saw" is one of the most valuable tools in any shop.  It allows the woodworker to make a variety of cuts in many different types of projects.  This class will teach the student how to set up, tune up, and use a band saw.  The student will participate in hands-on cutting with one of our shop band saws.  Choosing the right size blade, changing and adjusting the tracking of the blade will also be discussed.  The proper method of resawing will be reviewed and demonstrated.  Students need to bring a pair of safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $50

 

 

Introduction to Pen Turning with Ed Pabst

Date: September 12, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

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.  A face shield and ear protection, are recommended.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $40

 

 

Basic Wood Carving: An 8 week course with various instructors including Dave Rushlo, John Milkos, Walt Blackmore

Date: September 15 - November 3, 2015

Time: 1pm - 4pm every Tuesday

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.  A face shield and ear protection, are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $80 for the entire 8 week class

 

 

Introduction to the Router

Date: September 19, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: The student will learn about one of the most versatile wood working tools out there, 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 need to bring a pair of safety glasses and hearing protection.  Drawer joinery will also be discussed.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

 

CNC Shark Basics with Kevin Klein

Date: September 26, 2015

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 need to bring safety glasses and hearing protection and an idea for a sign.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

 

Finishing Techniques with Mike Sundell

Date: October 3, 2015

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.  Student needs to bring a pair of safety glasses.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

 

Introduction to Turning with John Weeks

Date: October 10, 2015

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 need to bring their own eye and hearing protection.  A safety face shield is recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

 

Building Shutters with Frank Brady

Date: October 17, 2015

Time: 1pm - 6pm

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 shutter that they have built. Shutter making materials are included. 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 with Kevin Klein

Date: October 24, 2015

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 need to bring safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

 

Basic Millwork - Making a Cutting Board with John Weeks

Date: October 31, 2015

Time: 10am - 5pm

Overview: In this 6 hour class students will learn the use a variety of power tools from the jointer to the router table, as they take a piece of rough stock to finished cutting board.  Learn how to take rough lumber to smooth straight boards through the use of a jointer, thickness planer, and the table saw.  Then the students will glue up and shape the cutting board with tools like the Bandsaw and Router table.  All of this, in two 3 hour sessions with a break for lunch.  Students need to provide safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $80

 
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

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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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