Phoenix Store

Store Location

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
4626 E. Thunderbird Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: (602) 996-3488
Manager: Patrick (Pat) Jones - email

 
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Store Hours

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

 
 

Demonstrations

 

Saturdays

2/28/2015 What's Turning Day: Bottle Opener - 11AM
Create a custom bottle opener everyone will talk about with this Bottle Opener Turning Kit!

3/7/2015 Plug Into Power Tools Day: Freud Rail & Stile Router Bits - 11AM
This demo will detail Freud’s innovative & simple system for milling extended tenons.

3/14/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: Rockler Rail Coping Jig - 11AM
Produce square cuts with the new and improved Rockler Rail Coping Jig.

3/21/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: European Hinge Jig - 11AM
Minimize setup time and eliminate hinge space variations from door to door with our innovative Jig-It system.

3/28/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: XL Box Joint Jig - 11AM
Same great Box Joint Jig now even larger!

4/4/2015 Plug Into Power Tools Day: SawStop & Micro Jig - 11AM
Safety at its finest! See the safest saw in action combined with Micro Jig to complete your next project!

4/11/2015 Work Smart Day: Soy Gel Paint Stripper - 11AM
Easily remove multiple layers of paint, urethane, acrylic, epoxy or enamel without the back-breaking work of sanding and chiseling.

4/18/2015 Rockler Innovation Day: T-Track Table w/ New Accessories - 11AM
Considering the wide variety of T-Track accessories available, the utility of the Rockler T-Track Table Top is virtually limitless.

4/25/2015 What's Turning Day: Pen Turning - 11AM
Lean how fun and easy it is to turn your own pen with the right tools and techniques!



 

Classes and Workshops

Introduction to Turning with Dave Duca

Date: February 28, 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

 

Steam Bending with Dave Fleming

Date: March 7, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: Students will have hands on instruction, using the Rockler steam bending kit, to steam bend wood for a project of the instructors choosing.  Steam bending has many applications in wood working that will enhance an average project.  Students will be provided with all the necessary materials.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Building Shutters  with Pat Jones

Date: March 8, 2015

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Overview: Description: 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

 

Making a Frame & Panel Door with Dave Fleming

Date: March 11, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview: Students will learn how to design and build a frame and panel door including a discussion of  various joinery methods and profiles available.  All materials will be provided.  Students must bring their own safety glasses or they may be purchased at the store before the class begins.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Introduction to the Router with John Weeks

Date: March 14, 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.

Skill Level: Beinner

Class Fee: 
$60

 

Turning a Stacked Bowl with Dave Duca

Date: March 15, 2015

Time: 11am - 4pm

Overview:  Students will learn how to cut and glue-up a stack of blocks of contrasting wood species to turn on the lathe. Students will then place a pre-glued wood stack on the lathe and turn the bowl.  The bowl will be sanded and finishing options will be recommended.  All materials are included.  Students need to bring a safety face shield and hearing protection.  Due to supervision requirements, we can only accept 4 students in this class. The "Introduction to Turning" class is recommended as a prerequisite.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $70

 

Introduction to Pen Turning with Dave Duca

Date: March 16, 2015

Time: 1pm - 3pm

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

 

Introduction to Bowl Turning w/ John Weeks

Date: March 18, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview:  This is the class for a student with some spindle-turning experience that is looking to branch out into other types of turning. The “Introduction to Turning” class is recommended as a prerequisite. The class will focus on techniques and tools used in turning a simple bowl. The student will turn their own bowl. All materials are included. Students need to bring their own eye protection. A safety face shield is required.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

Tuning Up and Using Hand Planes with Dave Fleming

Date: March 21, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: In this modern world of whining and growling power tools Hand planes are often relegated to the shelf or to occasionally clean up a rough edge. Because of our reliance on power tools we may have never taken the time to understand how planes work and more importantly how well they can work. If this sounds like you, this is the class for you. The class will cover the basics: Setting up the plane; Sharpening; Tuning and using the plane for edge jointing, planning end grain and surfacing. Students must bring one or more hand planes to the class. Students are required to bring their own safety eyewear, hearing protection not needed!

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $50

 

Turning an Acrylic Pen with Ed Pabst

Date: March 22, 2015

Time: 11am - 3pm

Overview:  This class is designed for the pen turner that is ready for the next step in their craft. Acrylics open a up a wide variety of options and  colors available to the pen turner. There are some tricks to turning acrylics successfully. This class will cover these techniques to assure a more reliable positive result. All materials are included. Student needs to bring a pair of safety glasses.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

 

Basic Millwork Class - Making a Cutting Board with Dave Fleming

Date: March 25, 2015

Time: 10am - 5pm

Overview:  In this 6 hour class the student will learn the use of a variety of power tools, from the jointer to the router table, as they take a piece of rough stock to completion of a simple project like a  cutting board. Learn how to take rough lumber to smooth straight boards through the use of a jointer, thickness planer and table saw. Then the student will glue up and shape the cutting board with tools like the Band saw and Router table . Student must bring safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $80

 

 

Using Sketch Up for Furniture Design with Jesper Other

Date: March 28, 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview:  In this  class the student will learn the steps necessary to design furniture using  Sketch up. The session will focus on basic tools, creating and manipulating shapes and objects  to form drawings of furniture. The student will also learn to apply textures and colors and start to build a library of components that can be used in drawing other furniture projects. Each student will need to bring their own computer with  Sketch up already installed. Free easy to download versions of Sketch up are available on the internet.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

Introduction to Turning with Dave Duca

Date: March 30, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

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

 

Router Joinery - Building a Box with John Weeks

Date: April 1, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview:  Students will learn how to build a box using the Rockler Box joint jig.  Class will include a discussion of other types of joints that can be readily accomplished on a router table. The student is responsible for supplying their own eye and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

 

Introduction to Marquetry with Dave Fleming

Date: April 4, 2015

Time: 12pm - 5pm

Overview:  In this class the student will be introduced to the art of Marquetry or more correctly double marquetry. The class will teach techniques involved in working with commercially sliced veneers and sawn veneers. By the end of class the student will produce a small wooden panel with a simple design made out of a variety of contrasting woods. The student will have the opportunity to use hand saws and a scroll saw in the completion of their project. Student need to bring a pair of safety glasses.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

Making a Band Saw Box with Frank Brady

Date: April 5, 2015

Time: 11am - 3pm

Overview:  Learn how to make one of kind gift boxes cut 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 safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

Turning an Inlay Pen with Dave Duca

Date: April 8, 2015

Time: 5pm - 9pm

Overview:  Students will learn how to make an inlay pen using a kit chosen by the instructor.  The "Introduction to Turning", and "Introduction to Pen Turning", are both recommended prerequisites.  All materials will be supplied.  A safety face shield is recommended and available at the store for purchase.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $75

 

Introduction to Turning with John Weeks

Date: April 11, 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

 

 

Sharpening Techniques for your Turning Tools with Dave Duca

Date: April 15, 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Overview:  Students will be introduced to the various methods of sharpening lathe tools.  The Sorby Pro Edge System, the Tormek, the Work sharp, and the One Way Wolverine Grinding Jig Systems, will all be discussed.  Students will explore the benefits and differences between each system.  The instructor will supervise you as you actually sharpen lathe chisels on his preferred method of sharpening.  Eye and ear protection is required to participate.

Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee: $50

 

Making a Roubo Book Stand with Dave Fleming

Date: April 18, 2015

Time: 10am - 5pm

Overview:  Among the many accomplishments of 16th century French cabinetmaker Andre Roubo was his design and execution of a simple folding book stand created from a single piece of wood. We will recreate Roubo's work as faithfully as possible, starting with a solid piece of wood. Much of the work is done with chisel and mallet, to create the "hinge", before splitting the board from both ends to separate the halves. The concept is simple, but to execute it with any degree of elegance and accomplishment requires care and attention to detail. In this class the student will be required to supply some of their own tools. A list of tools and supplies is available at the store. This class promises to be an excellent skills builder (perhaps character too!)

Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee: $100

 

Turning a Plate with Dave Duca

Date: April 19, 2015

Time: 11am - 3pm

Overview:  This class is for the student that has had some experience with Bowl turning. 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 need to bring their own eye protection. A safety face shield is required.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

Turning a Lidded Box with Dave Duca

Date: April 22, 2015

Time: 5pm - 9pm

Overview:  This is and advanced turning class.  Students should have some experience turning or have taken a number of our introductory turning classes to be comfortable with the techniques that will be presented.  All materials will be provided.  A safety face shield is required and available for purchase at the store.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $60

 

CNC Shark Basics with Kevin Klein

Date: April 25, 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 CNC Shark . Each student is required to bring their own 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

 

Machine Made Dovetail Joints with John Weeks

Date: April 26, 2015

Time: 11am - 3pm

Overview:  Description: Learn the techniques necessary to make machined half blind dovetail joints and through dovetails.  Half blind joint is most commonly used in drawer construction. Through dovetails are used for box construction. Although the class will use the Rockler Dovetail, differences with the Porter Cable Dovetail jig will be discussed. Each student will be given the opportunity to set up and practice each joint. All materials are included. Students need to bring their own safety glasses and hearing protection.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $60

 

Clubs & Guilds

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

The third Wednesday of Every May & November

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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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