Wood

BOWL CARVING [Workshop]

Instructor: Bill Wallace

In this two day workshop you will be hand carving a small to medium bowl.  You will be using a variety of hand tools including gouges and mallets to design, shape and carve your very own bowl. The instructor will supply all of the tools and materials needed for this class. Visit Bill’s website: http://newlightwoodworks.com/.

Saturday, March 5: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, March 6: 1:00 – 5:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

 Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $80     Public – $115      Register for this class»

 

BUILD A CAJON DRUM

Instructor: Jimmy Lewis [NC State student]

No experience needed. Intensely hands-on! Make a playable wooden cajon! Students will learn to use various machines and hand tools to create their very own Cajon. The first and second day will consist of cutting material and assembly. In the third class you will attach the snare and customize your Cajon by painting and drawing. There will be a jam session on the last day where you will learn how to play your newly created drum! The class fee includes Birch plywood, glue, hardware and use of all tools to make your very own Cajon!  See Jimmy’s work at instagram.com/jimgutsy_custom_makes

Sundays [4 weeks] February 6 – 27: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  NC State Students – $100    Public – $150      Register for this class»

 

BUILD A SMALL DOVETAIL BOX: HAND TOOLS ONLY!

Instructor:  Jim Wallace

To make a small box, we will use a plow (plough) plane to make dadoes, a hand saw to cut miters, a hand saw and chisels to make dovetails, a rabbet (rebate) plane to make rabbets, and a carving gouge to make a pull.  We will finish our box with a smoothing plane and cabinet scrapers: we will not harm any sandpaper in making this project. We’ll finish the box with a non-toxic, no VOC finish. Visit Jim’s website: https://jimwallacewoodturning.com/

Mondays [6 weeks] February 28 – April 11 [skip Mar. 14]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $110     Public – $165      Register for this class»

 

GETTING BACK INTO WOODWORKING

Instructor: John Metzler
Projects in Wood

Have you taken woodworking classes in the past but it’s been a while? Are you familiar with a few of the machines in the shop but don’t qualify for a membership? Then this class is for you. In this class you will learn the basic functionality and proper use of major woodworking machines, including the radial arm saw, jointer, planer, table saw, miter saw, router, drill press, stationary sanders and the band saw. Hand tools, power tools and jigs will be included in discussions. This class is meant for students who have some woodworking experience but either want a refresher or want to be approved for a membership to the Wood Studio.

Section A: Tuesdays [3 weeks] February 1 – 15: 12:30 – 3:30pm*  

Section B: Saturdays [3 weeks] March 26 – April 9: 12:00 – 3:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisite: Some woodworking experience.

Class fees by level:      NC State Students – $85    Public – $125    Register for this class»

*Note: Parking on campus weekdays prior to 5:00pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$10 daily].

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SHOPBOT CNC ROUTER

Instructor: Stephen Reeves
Images and Script_Intro to Shopbot

An introduction to the Crafts Center’s ShopBot router, students will design imagery, create tool paths and execute basic cuts. CAD [computer-aided design] software will be used to develop imagery before setting up the machine to cut and inlay designs into matching pockets on contrasting hardwood. Engraving of script and other designs will be explored to embellish wooden plaques. Class fee includes practice wood and cutting furnished during the class. You must provide your own bits for use outside of class. 

Section A: Thursdays [3 weeks] January 20 – February 3: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Thursdays [3 weeks] February 17 – March 3: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisite: Must be proficient in the use of CAD software or VCarve Pro (Free trial and training at www.vectric.com)

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $75    Public – $115     Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO WOODTURNING

Instructor: Bill and Jim Wallace
Turn wooden bowls and spindles! In this introductory class students will have the opportunity to explore the very different experiences found in turning the side grain of a spindle and the end grain found in making a bowl. The class fee includes plenty of wood and use of lathe tools during class and studio. Visit Bill’s website: http://newlightwoodworks.com/ and Jim’s website: https://jimwallacewoodturning.com/

Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks] January 18 – February 22: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks March 8 – April 19 [skip March 15]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $135     Public – $190     Register for this class»

[Punch Card and Class Pass eligibility for Woodturning only.]

 

INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING

Instructor: John Metzler

Interested in Woodworking and have little exposure to the larger machines, tools and processes? Students in this introductory class will learn the skill sets of machine and hand tool woodworking while constructing a Poplar end table complete with a shelf. This table is the perfect companion to any couch, bed, or dorm. Class fees include wood, hardware, and use of tools during class.

Section A: Thursdays [6 weeks] January 20 – February 24: 12:30 – 3:30pm*

 Section B: Thursdays [6 weeks] March 10 – April 21 [skip March 17]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

 Skill Level: Beginner

 Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $140     Public – $210     Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

*Note: Parking on campus weekdays prior to 5:00pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$10 daily].

 

JIGS AND FIXTURES – TABLE SAW AND ROUTER TABLE [Workshop]

Instructor: Tim Bevacqua

This four-day class features two important machines in anyone’s shop; the Table Saw (SawStop) and Router Table (Jessem/Bosch). Both classes consist of demonstrations by the instructor and hands-on use of a variety of jigs and fixtures available for use in the Wood Studio. This class is meant for students who have prior woodworking experience and want to expand their knowledge.

Mondays [4 weeks] February 7 – 28: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisite: Must be proficient with the use of the table saw and router table.

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $85     Public – $125    Register for this class»

 

MAKING THE LONGBOARD/SKATEBOARD DECK

Instructor: Louie Silva [NC State student]

No experience needed. Intensely hands-on! Make a custom-sized longboard or skateboard you can ride and enjoy for years. Students will learn to laminate plys of Baltic birch into the necessary complex curves. The form will then be cut with the band saw, drilled, routed and sanded to final shape.  By the end of the three classes, you will have a finished longboard deck ready for wheels. The class fee includes Baltic birch plywood, glue and use of all tools to make one board of your own design [trucks and wheels not included].

Section A: Mondays [3 weeks] January 24 – February 7: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Tuesdays [3 weeks] April 5 – 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $80    Public – $120    Register for this class»

 

OAK CITY ACORN TURNING [Workshop]

Instructors: Philip Gresham

This workshop will teach you to make your own wooden acorns and tops. Students will learn turning techniques to create ornamental acorns and other tapered forms and explore the transition from side grain to end grain turning. Students will also be taught techniques to make completed, polished pieces directly on the lathe using natural shellac and wax. Workshop fees include use of lathe tools and attachments during class as well as wood for turning and supplies for finishing.

Saturday, February 19: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $40        Public – $70    Register for this class»

 

PROJECTS IN WOOD

Instructor: Tim Bevacqua
After completing the introductory woodworking class, are you eager to get started on your next woodworking project? From a plan and materials of your own choosing, discussion on the first night is aimed at getting you going. From there, this class will be all hands-on, requiring possible time outside of class to complete your project. Expect to spend $50 – $125 for materials, depending on choice of project and wood used. Students furnish their own materials based upon project selected.

Section A: Wednesdays [6 weeks] January 19 – February 23: 6:30 – 9:30pm

 Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks] March 9 – April 20 [skip March 16]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Woodworking, Getting Back into Woodworking, or an equivalent.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $125    Public – $190      Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

RING TURNING [Workshop]

Instructors: Philip Gresham

This workshop will teach you how to “turn small” by making wooden rings. Students will learn how to make their own ring-turning chuck as well as how to turn, sand and finish wooden rings and napkin holders. A basic understanding of woodturning is recommended, but not required for this beginner-level workshop. Course fees include wood for making rings as well as for building a ring-turning chuck and access to woodturning tools and lathe attachments during the workshop.

Saturday, February 12: 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday, February 13: 12:00 – 3:00pm

Prerequisites: None.

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $65       Public – $90     Register for this class»

 

SHARPENING HAND TOOLS: SCRAPERS, PLANES, CHISELS, AND MORE! [Workshop]

Instructor:  Jim Wallace

This three day workshop will cover both basic and advanced methods of sharpening almost all of the hand tools in your shop. Classes will start with demonstrations and talks followed by hands-on practice with a wide variety of tools. Visit Jim’s website: https://jimwallacewoodturning.com/

Friday, January 28: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, January 29: 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday, January 30: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $80     Public – $120     Register for this class»

 

SUPER SIMPLE BOWL BOOTCAMP [Workshop]

Instructor: Philip Gresham

In this beginner woodturning workshop, you will learn how to safely use the lathe to create a simple wooden bowl. Students will work up from the basics of rounding a piece between centers to making a finished wooden bowl during the course and get experience using a range of woodturning tools and techniques. The class fee includes wood for turning and use of the lathe, tools and attachments during class.

Saturday, March 26: 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, March 27: 12:00 – 3:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None.

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $60      Public – $75     Register for this class»

 


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Cancellations

Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of  payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system

Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.

Absences

To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.