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Advanced Woodworking

Instructor: Tim Bevacqua

This six-week class will advance your knowledge and capability in woodworking. With instructor guidance, you will design and execute a project of your own creation. You will learn how to choose your materials based on the needs and desires of your individual project and be required to purchase the requisite materials. 

Wednesdays [6 weeks] March 22 – April 26: 6:30 – 9:30pm

  • Skill Level: intermediate/advanced
  • Prerequisite: Completion of the Introduction to Woodworking class or the Getting back into Woodworking class as well as Router Techniques or Jigs & Fixtures

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $125     Public – $200


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 the tools and materials needed for this class. Visit Bill’s website: http://newlightwoodworks.com.

Saturday, April 22: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, April 23: 1:00 – 5:00pm

  • Skill Level: Open to all
  • Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level: NC State Students – $90 Public – $130


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 [8 weeks] February 27 – April 17: 6:30 – 9:30pm

  • Skill Level: Open to all
  • Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $120     Public – $215

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


Carved Wood Birds [Workshop]

Instructor: Jimmy Lewis

In this one-day workshop, you will carve a wooden bird decoration from locally sourced “green” wood.

Saturday, April 15: 10:00am – 5:00pm

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level: NC State Students – $70 Public – $95


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] March 22 – April 12: 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].


Introduction to the CNC Router

Instructor: Nic Jackson

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An introduction to the Crafts Center’s CNC ShopBot router, where you will design imagery, create tool paths, and execute basic cuts. You will also learn the basics of setting up the machine for use and the various components involved in using the machine. CAD [computer-aided design] software will be used to develop vectors to complete small projects to reflect different uses of the machine and technology. Class fee includes practice wood and cutting furnished during the class. You must provide your own bits for use outside of class. Visit Nic’s website: www.jackson-joinery.com.

Wednesdays [4 weeks] February 22 – March 15: 6:30 – 9:30pm

  • Skill Level: Open to all
  • Prerequisite: Must have a basic understanding of the operation of CAD based Software (Vcarve or AutoCAD)

Class fees by level:      NC State Students – $100    Public – $155


Introduction to Woodturning

Instructors: 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 17 – February 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks] March 7 – April 18 [skip Mar. 14]: 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:

  • Section A – Nic Jackson
  • Section B – 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] January 23 – February 27: 1:30 – 4:30pm*

Section B: Mondays [6 weeks] January 23 – February 27: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section C: Wednesdays [6 weeks] January 25 – March 1: 1:30 – 4:30pm*

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $165     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].


Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck

Instructor:Hilary Smith

Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck

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].

Friday, February 10: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, February 11: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, February 12: 12:00 – 5:00pm

  • Skill Level: Open to all
  • Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $120    Public – $175


Natural Edges Bowl Turning [Workshop]

Instructor: Bob Ruess

Come learn to turn a natural edge bowl to add some raw beauty to your work.

Saturday, February 25: 10:00am – 5:00pm

  • Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Woodworking or Getting Back into Woodworking

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $80    Public – $115 


Plant Stand [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Dash

Is your houseplant feeling low? Give it a boost with a portable plant stand. In this intermediate level class you will use jigs, explore ways to cut dados and break out the biscuit joiner. By the end of class you will have a reversible plant stand that can function as a table base.

Saturday, April 22: 10:00am – 5:00pm

  • Skill Level: Intermediate/advanced
  • Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to woodworking, Getting back into Woodworking, or requisite experience

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $85     Public – $115  


Router Based Projects: Box

Instructor: Tim Bevacqua

This four-evening class explores the use and techniques of various routers and accompanying jigs. You will plan and implement these techniques to complete a box with various joinery accomplished entirely with routers.

Wednesdays [4 weeks] January 25 – February 15: 6:30 – 9:30pm

  • Skill Level: intermediate/advanced
  • Prerequisite: : Must be proficient with the use of the table saw and router table. Completion of Introduction to Woodworking & Jigs & fixtures or Router techniques

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $105     Public – $160 


Segmented Wood Turning: Cup

Instructor: Michael Earley

Learn how to plan and execute a segmented cup. You will use a variety of shop tools including the table saw & drum sander to layout and glue segmented rings before assembling and turning a wooden cup.

Fridays [4 weeks] March 24 – April 14: 6:30 – 9:30pm

  • Skill Level: Advanced 
  • Prerequisites: Completion of introduction or advanced woodturning or requisite experience

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $90     Public – $140  


Small Trestle Table

Instructor: Willard Wolf

Learn the basic techniques involved in making this contemporary trestle table (28” wide and 48” long).

Participants should have at least an intermediate level of woodworking knowledge with the proven ability to mill wood to
precise measurements (proficiency using the jointer, planer, table saw & miter saw). A variety of jigs and fixtures will aid in the construction of this project. You will also gain knowledge and use of the mortising machine. The construction techniques include blind and through mortise and tenon joinery & half-lap joinery. You will need to purchase your own lumber (approx. $200 depending on material choice)

Tuesdays [8 weeks] February 21 – April 11: 12:30 – 4:30pm*

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Prerequisite: Completion of the Introduction to Woodworking class or the Getting back into Woodworking class or requisite experience

Class fees by level: NC State Students – $150 Public – $285

[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].


The Art of Charcuterie [Workshop]

Instructors: Nic Jackson and Chefs from University Wellness & Recreation

Charcuterie has never been more popular. And who couldn’t love a beautiful serving board filled with locally sourced artisanal food paired with just the right wine?

Enjoy a unique experience, starting with designing and making your very own charcuterie board in our Wood Studio. Then we’ll join our partners from Wellness and Recreation on the following Saturday for a session on nutrition as well preparing and presenting food for entertaining. The class will culminate in a fine dining experience unlike any other – you will design and create a charcuterie selection and serve it on your own handcrafted boards.
In a final celebration, we’ll indulge in a dining experience paired with wines* from our very own Wolfpack Winery.

*To partake in the wine tasting you must age 21 or over and present a valid ID card with your birthdate.

Making your own charcuterie board
Learn to design and craft a charcuterie board using locally sourced, premium wood. This workshop introduces you to woodworking equipment and tools, including the band saw, router, and sanding. Visit Nic’s website: www.jackson-joinery.com.

Nutrition, Preparation, and Presentation of Charcuterie
This session will be taught at the University’s brand new “Teaching Kitchen” in the newly renovated Carmichael building. With state-of-the-art facilities, you will learn all about nutrition and “healthy entertaining,” as well as food presentation and hosting from Chef Brian Corcoran. Chef Yolanda Santiago, the university’s pastry chef, will share her vast knowledge of food and wine* pairing along with demonstrations of sweet and savory faire.

Section A: Saturday, March 25: 12:00 – 5:00pm (Wood Studio)

Section B: Sunday, March 26: 12:00 – 5:00pm (Wood Studio)

Both Sections: Saturday April 1: 3:00 – 6:00pm (Teaching Kitchen)

  • Skill Level: Open to all
  • Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level: NC State Students – $80 Public – $105


Turned Wood Box [Workshop]

Instructor: Bob Reuss

Learn to turn a lidded box on the lathe.

Saturday, March 4: 10:00am – 5:00pm

  • Skill Level: Intermediate/advanced
  • Prerequisites: completion of Introduction to Woodturning or requisite experience

Class fees by level: NC State Students – $70 Public – $95


White Oak Sling Chair [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Dash

Make your own festival seating! Cut a kiln dried white oak board into 10 precisely milled pieces that work together to form a folding rocking frame. Then head over to the sewing room to make the sling seat. You will choose and purchase your own fabric to give it a personal touch.

Thursdays [3 weeks]: February 23 – March 9: 12:30 – 3:30pm*

  • Skill Level: Intermediate/advanced
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to woodworking, Getting back into Woodworking, or requisite experience

Class fees by level: NC State Students – $155 Public – $200

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


Wood and Silver Spinner Ring [Workshop]

Instructors: Nic Jackson and Sarah Tector

Learn to fabricate a small silver spinner ring and then turn a wooden ring to fit around it. Then assemble and embellish your ring with a small variety of decorative techniques in the jewelry studio. This workshop is suited for all skill levels. Visit Sarah’s website: www.stectormetals.com and Nic’s website: www.jackson-joinery.com.

Saturday April 1: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday April 2: 12:00 – 5:00pm

  • Skill Level: Open to all
  • Prerequisites:  None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $70      Public – $120


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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.