WOODWORKING & DESIGN CLASSES

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Introduction to SketchUp (May)

May 13, 2020 - May 14, 2020

May 13th & 14th, 2020 6:30pm - 9pm Central Standard Time Zone An online SketchUp crash course covering the basics of the 3D modeling platform and the tools used to create furniture models, cut-lists, and drawings.

Intermediate SketchUp (May)

May 27, 2020 - May 28, 2020

May 27th & 28th, 2020 6:30pm - 9pm Central Standard Time Zone An online SketchUp crash course covering intermediate SketchUp skills such as plugins, textures, stopped chamfers with lambs-ear ends, egg-and-dart molding, cabriole legs, curved and tapered legs, ball-and-claw feet, ogee bracket feet and more.

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Introduction to Chip Carving

June 09, 2020

June 9th, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm Central Standard Time Zone An online Introduction to Chip Carving - a versatile style of folk carving using inexpensive and simple tools. The instructor will demonstrate essential cuts and shapes that can be used to adorn furniture, boxes, utensils or any kind of decorative or functional woodwork. This class will cover design layout, traditional motifs, and contemporary designs. The instructor will use a traditional cut knife for use in soft woods, and a straight chisel for hardwood and furniture applications. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new way to apply a lifetime of woodworking experience, chip carving is an exciting and accessible craft. Sit back, relax and just watch or follow along. Tool and Material List

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Introduction to Relief Carving

June 16, 2020

June 16th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm Central Standard Time Zone Popular in 1600 and 2020, this ancient carving method is showing up all over the contemporary furniture field - so come jump on the bandwagon and learn the essentials of this old technique! We will cover tools, technique, grip, pattern design and jigs for holding your work and for sharpening your tools. I will also demonstrate how to make punch tools and a depth gauge. The relief technique is an ideal introduction to carving and looks gorgeous on furniture and smaller projects like boxes, bowls, plates and trays. This stay-at-home-friendly process requires simple tools, no expensive vices or grips, and no power tools. Patterns and tools lists will be provided so you can carve along or just sit back and enjoy this introduction to the craft. Tools and Material List

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Introduction to Edge Profiles

June 17, 2020

June 17th, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm Central Standard Time Zone This class will cover how Philip Morley designs and executes unique edge profiles that complement the design of his pieces and help his furniture to stand out. We will cover several different edge profiles that Philip will discuss, demonstrate and answer questions. He will explain and demonstrate the importance of working end grain and maintaining hard lines. We will also demonstrate and discuss various router bits and hand tools that can be used to create the wood edge profiles.

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Introduction to SketchUp (August)

August 05, 2020 - August 06, 2020

August 5th & 6th, 2020 6:30pm - 9pm Central Standard Time Zone An online SketchUp crash course covering the basics of the 3D modeling platform and the tools used to create furniture models, cut-lists, and drawings.

Box Making with Matt Kenney (Online)

August 22, 2020

Live Demonstration - Saturday, August 22nd at 10am CDT Live Follow-Up Q&A - Saturday, September 5th at 4pm CDT Renowned box maker Matt Kenney will be teaching an awesome online course all about boxes. Learn basic box making techniques from one of the best. Included with this course: 2 live sessions, a recording of the live sessions, and a set of detailed plans. See Event Details tab below for more detail.

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Box Making with Matt Kenney (Online)

September 05, 2020

Live Demonstration - Saturday, August 22nd at 10am CDT Live Follow-Up Q&A - Saturday, September 5th at 4pm CDT Renowned box maker Matt Kenney will be teaching an awesome online course all about boxes. Learn basic box making techniques from one of the best. Included with this course: 2 live sessions, a recording of the live sessions, and a set of detailed plans. See Event Details tab below for more detail.

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Introduction to SketchUp (September)

September 30, 2020 - October 01, 2020

September 30th & October 1st, 2020 6:30pm - 9pm Central Standard Time Zone An online SketchUp crash course covering the basics of the 3D modeling platform and the tools used to create furniture models, cut-lists, and drawings.

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COMING SOON - Democratic Chair Making

February 01, 2021 - February 06, 2021

February 1st to 6th, 2021 9:00am to 5:00pm Class Details Coming Soon! Register for the waitlist to be notified when this class goes on sale.