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Advanced Woodturning

Instructor: Bill Wallace

Woodturning

In this advanced woodturning class you will learn to expand your skills in bowl turning. You will have an opportunity to turn a bowl with a square outside, a natural edge piece, or a bowl that you could do some carving on. Visit Bill’s website: http://newlightwoodworks.com/ 

  • Tuesdays [4 weeks] November 1 – November 22: 6:30 – 9:30pm   
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodturning class.
  • Class fees by level:      NC State students – $100     Public – $145    

[Includes Punch Card for Woodturning only.]


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!

  • Thursdays [4 weeks] October 27 – December 1 [skip Nov. 17 and 24]: 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • Skill Level: Open to all 
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Class fees by level:  NC State Students – $110    Public – $165     

Getting Back into Woodworking

Instructor: Laura Dash

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. 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 those who have some woodworking experience but either want a refresher or want to be approved for a membership to the Wood Studio.

  • Wednesdays [4 weeks] October 19 – November 9: 1:30 – 4:30pm*  
  • Skill Level: Intermediate 
  • Prerequisite: Experience in using the following machines: Table saw, Miter saw, Band saw, and Planer
  • Class fees by level:      NC State Students – $105    Public – $160     

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


Heirloom Platters with Lathe and Laser [Workshop]

Instructor: Norm Cloutier

Combine the centuries-old craft of woodturning with the modern technology of a Trotec laser cutter. Students will use the lathe to produce a small wooden canvas — a platter — by turning the outside shape and foot, then remounting in a chuck to simply flatten the face in preparation for laser embellishment. In the C:LAB, use the Crafts Center’s new high-end laser to engrave simple designs or names from your family tree to adorn the rim and possibly fill/color the burned pattern. Then we’re back to the lathe to remount and finish turning the inner platter. You’ll focus on basics but learning to combine these ancient and modern technologies opens the door to myriad design possibilities.

  • Fridays [4 weeks] September 30 – October 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • Skill Level: intermediate/advanced
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Woodturning
  • Class fees by level:      NC State Students – $85    Public – $130

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/.

  • Tuesdays [6 weeks] August 23 – September 27: 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $160     Public – $230 

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


Introduction to Woodworking

Instructors:

  • Sections A and D – Nic Jackson
  • Sections B and E – Matt Brenn
  • Section C – Laura Dash

Interested in Woodworking and have little exposure to the larger machines, tools, and processes? In this introductory class you will learn the skill sets of machine and hand tool woodworking while constructing a Poplar wood Keepsake Chest. Class fees include wood, hardware, and use of tools during class.

  • Section A: Mondays [6 weeks] August 22 – October 3 [skip Sept. 5]: 1:30 – 4:30pm* 
  • Section B: Mondays [6 weeks] August 22 – October 3 [skip Sept. 5]: 6:30 – 9:30pm 
  • Section C: Wednesdays [6 weeks] August 31 – October 5: 1:30 – 4:30pm
  • Section D: Mondays [6 weeks] October 17 – November 21: 1:30 – 4:30pm*
  • Section E: Mondays [6 weeks] October 17 – November 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $160     Public – $230    

[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

Instructor: Tim Bevacqua

Learn about the use of jigs and fixtures available at the crafts center wood studio for the table saw and router.

  • Wednesdays [4 weeks] September 14 – October 5: 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Woodworking or Getting Back into Woodworking
  • Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $95    Public – $140 

Ornament Carving [Workshop]

Instructor: Bill Wallace

Carve a wooden ornament in a piece of basswood using mallet-type and hand held carving tools. Use your imagination to create a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Medium hand strength is useful. No experience required. All skill levels are welcome.Visit Bill’s website: http://newlightwoodworks.com/.

  • Saturday, December 3: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, December 4: 12:00 – 5:00pm
  • Skill Level: Open to all
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $95     Public – $140    

Router Techniques [Workshop]

Instructor: Tim Bevacqua
Expand your knowledge of the techniques, jigs and understanding of all things router based. Learn to use routers in a variety of ways to complete a small picture frame as well as understand the mechanical workings of these tools.

  • Wednesdays [4 weeks] October 19 – November 9: 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • Skill Level: intermediate/advanced
  • Prerequisite: Completion of the Introduction to Woodworking class or the Getting back into Woodworking class
  • Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $80     Public – $125     

Sharpening Hand Tools: Scrapers, Planes, Chisels, and More! [Workshop]

Instructor: Jim Wallace

In this three-day workshop you will learn both basic and advanced methods of sharpening almost all the hand tools in your shop. Class 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, November 4: 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • Saturday, November 5: 12:00 – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, November 6: 12:00 – 5:00pm
  • Skill Level: Open to all 
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $85     Public – $135     

Spoon Carving [Workshop]

Instructor: Bill Wallace

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Carve a wooden spoon to use for cooking at home or as a gift. Medium hand strength is useful. No experience required. All skill levels are welcome.
Visit Bill’s website: http://newlightwoodworks.com/.

  • Saturday, September 17: 10:00 – 5:00pm
  • Skill Level: Open to all
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $55     Public – $80    

Register for classes

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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 processing charge of 25% of the registration payment or $25 (whichever is less) will be assessed and the remainder refunded.
• 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.