Sunday, December 3, 2017

Here's the 2018 schedule!

Want to build stuff? 

From furniture to home accessories, we do it all! Sign up for a Basic Woodworking course and get started on your woodworking journey. 

This could be the coolest thing you do all year. 






Here are the classes offered through CSN's Continuing Ed Department. 

Click on any class title below to link to the registration site.


TitleBeginsFee
Basic Woodworking  (No class 2/13)01/09/18279.00
Basic Woodworking03/20/18279.00
Basic Woodworking05/25/18279.00
Basic Woodworking07/17/18279.00
Drawers and Doors02/22/18149.00
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TableMaking  05/17/18279.00



Want more?.....Click on any class title below to link to the registration site.

Here are the classes offered through UNLV's Continuing Ed Department. 


Title
Begins
Fee
Woodworking I  (This class is full)
01/08/18
279.00
Woodworking: Spoon Carving  (This class is full)
01/11/18
149.00
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(2 spots left!)
03/19/18
279.00
Woodworking I (3 spots left!)
03/22/18
279.00
05/15/18
279.00
07/16/18
279.00
07/19/18
279.00
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Need course descriptions?



BASIC WOODWORKING



Learn how to set up, use, and maintain all major woodworking tools including the table saw, jointer, planer, drill press, band saw, and a variety of stationary sanders. Classes meet in a well-equipped woodshop, featuring three SawStop table saws, two jointers, two planers, and much more. Participants complete three projects designed to teach practical use of the tools. Upon completion, feel confident enough to not only use all of these tools, but to make wise purchases of your own tools. Due to safety instruction, participation in the first session is required for students to continue with the course. Students will need to pay $120 for materials at the first class session. 


Spoon Carving



Join the spoon carving craze. Carve spoons by hand using tools including drawknives, spokeshaves, carving knives, hook knives, and carving gouges. This class is a great introduction to using carving tools and getting the feel of working with wood. Through making your spoon, we will focus on carving techniques that will allow you to carve safely with confidence, as well as basic tool sharpening and food-safe wood finishing. We will even make our own beeswax-based finish, and carvers will take home a container to use on their future spoon creations. No prerequisite. Absolute beginners are very welcome. All tools and materials will be provided with the supply fee. Students will need to pay $40 for materials at the first class session.




WOODWORKING DRAWERS AND DOORS




Time to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom? Join us for a quick three-class session where youll learn to make two drawers and one door, making a remodeling job in your home a breeze. Well cover materials, techniques, and current kitchen trends in hardware to simplify your remodeling dilemma. Material/Supply fee to be paid to the instructor on the first night of class. Basic Woodworking is a prerequisite to this class.

 Tuition $149     A $65 materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day. 






TABLEMAKING  




Need a dining room table? Coffee table? End tables? This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to design, build and assemble a sturdy table for your home or workspace. Students will learn the proper method for laminating a tabletop, as well as mortise and tenon joinery or more contemporary methods for attaching the legs to the aprons. We'll cover leg tapering, apron details, and much more while you create your next family heirloom! Students are responsible for bringing in their own lumber, and can call the instructor for advice on quantities or species. Basic Woodworking is a prerequisite to this class.  

Tuition: $279  A $50 materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day.  Prerequisite: Woodworking I





Dining Room Chair Design




‘’’Design and build your own dining room chair prototype based on your decor, comfort, needs, and style. The prototype process offers an opportunity to experiment with various design components such as joinery, seat styles, stretcher layout, and more. The prototype can then be used as a pattern for building a set of chairs. If you have looked at price tags on dining room chairs lately, you will welcome this chance to build your own at a fraction of the cost. 

Students will need to pay $100 for materials at the first class session.
 Prerequisite: Woodworking I


Making an Adirondack Chair

Once you've relaxed in one of these chairs, you'll understand their popularity! We'll be building a classic Adirondack chair for your home, learning many new woodworking techniques (and using some different tools!) along the way. This classic chair design is both comfortable and gorgeous, and is sure to become the most coveted chair in your back yard!
Students will need purchase their own wood, as well as the finish they want to apply. Traditionally, these are built using softwoods and are painted white. But building this chair in a gorgeous hardwood allows it to become a piece of art within your home. This is a terrific class for refining your woodworking skills! Students will need to pay $35 for materials at the first class session. 
Prerequisite: Woodworking I



More classes are coming... stay tuned!













Thursday, March 20, 2014

Course Descriptions


Interested in a woodworking class?


Click on this link to read a recent article that was written about the school! 

And this one, too!




Over the years, I've taught classes in everything from Making Adirondack Chairs to Tablemaking. Each one of these courses is designed to do two things - teach you the fundamentals to make the piece, and allow you to personalize it to fit into your home. Generally, no two people in any given class build the exact piece, as all of our homes and decors are different. Why would you want a bookcase that looks like every one else is building in your class? Personalizing your projects is the best way to make them your own, and to develop your style.

Here are a few course descriptions and some pertinent information you'll need about the school.




Basic Woodworking

Students will learn how to set up, use, and maintain all major woodworking tools during this six session course. Included is hands-on instruction with the table saw, jointer, planer, drill press, band saw, and much more. 



Classes meet in a well-equipped woodshop, featuring three SawStop table saws, two jointers, two planers, four stationary sanders, and much more. Participants will complete three projects designed to teach practical usage of all of the tools. 



Upon completion, graduates will feel confident enough to not only use all of these tools, but to make wise purchases of their own tools.



 And - these are great projects, not boring pieces that will end up hidden in a drawer in your home! With this class under your belt, you'll feel confident enough to not only use all of these tools, but make wise purchases for setting up your own woodshop.



Intermediate Woodworking

Becoming a good woodworker isn't about taking a course and learning to assemble things. It is about 
developing skills to match the pieces you envision. This course will allow you to add to your woodworking bag of tricks - teaching you some new joinery and skills that will dress up your future projects. 

These include cutting compound miter joints 


(and making a very special project with what you learn!), 



machining finger joints, mortise and tenon joinery, making drawers and doors, and much more. We'll complete a few simple projects designed to help you practice you newly learned skills. 


Basic Woodworking is a prerequisite to this class. This is an excellent follow-up course to Basic Woodworking, and highly recommended.


Tablemaking




This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to design, build and assemble a basic table.



You'll learn the proper method for making a tabletop, as well as mortise and tenon joinery for attaching the legs to the aprons.


This class features a four legged table (with tapered legs, if desired), 



and each student can personalize their table with custom sizes and added features. This is a TERRIFIC class for learning the basics of furniture!

Basic Woodworking is a prerequisite to this class. 


Cutting Boards!



If you thought your first cutting board project was cool - wait until you see what this class will teach you! 



Students will learn advanced cutting board techniques, including end grain boards, confetti boards, sculptural boards, and more. 

Basic Woodworking is a prerequisite to this class. 










Making an Adirondack Chair 

Once you've relaxed in one of these chairs, you'll understand their popularity! We'll be building a classic Adirondack chair for your home, learning many new woodworking techniques (and using some different tools!) along the way. This classic chair design is both comfortable and gorgeous, and is sure to become the most coveted chair in your back yard!

Students can choose the wood they use, as well as the finish they want to apply. 


Traditionally, these are built using softwoods and are painted white. But - building this chair in a gorgeous hardwood allows it to become a piece of art within your home. This is a terrific class for refining your woodworking skills!

Basic Woodworking is a prerequisite to this class. 

Making a Book Case


Can you ever have too many bookcases in your home? This course allows you to design and build one that will fit in your home, both dimensionally and styled to match your decor. 



Come up with your own design, or I can help with some of the plans I have. You'll learn everything about building bookcases, including standard dimensions, drilling adjustable shelf holes, information about shelf spans, to avoid sagging, and much more.

Basic Woodworking is a prerequisite to this class. 


Making a Child's Rocking Chair

This chair is sure to become a family heirloom, and can be customized in a variety of ways to fit your tastes and woodworking skills. Build it from the wood of your choice, and inlay or carve the child's name on the back rail. 



Some students have built his design without the rockers and made it a special "time out" chair, or even turned it into a small dining chair and built a table to match it.



Basic Woodworking is a prerequisite to this class. 

Instant Gratification Woodworking

Looking to build some simple projects that won't bog you down with how long they take? 










This course features six nights of simple one or two night projects, perfect for practicing your new woodworking skills. 


In the past, we've made projects for both your home and office, 



and this class is really great around the holidays, when you're looking to make small gifts for family and friends. 



Six weeks = a multitude of woodworking gifts!

Basic Woodworking is a prerequisite to this class. 


Making a Workbench


Everyone needs a decent surface on which to work at home. 



(This view is without the top attached)


This course allows everyone to build a very nice workbench, customized to fit your space. Some of the features you can add-on include drawers underneath, a vice for holding your work, and a tool trough. The base and the top can be kept separate for ease of transporting your bench home.

Basic Woodworking is a prerequisite to this class. 



Adirondack Thrones


This classic chair design is both comfortable and gorgeous, and I have two different designs, guaranteed to blow you away! Most students choose to build these in more affordable softwoods, and paint them in the traditional white color. But building this chair in a gorgeous hardwood allows it to become a piece of art within your home. 


Cool Things for Your Home!



Tired of buying home accessories at Target, and having pieces that half of America also own? You'll make a variety of very nice pieces, including lamps, mirrors, small trash cans, and more in this class. You'll never want to go shopping again, unless it's at the lumberyard, to buy more wood to make more of these projects for your friends and family.



Making Tiled Tables and Mosaics




Come to class with some designs in mind and you'll be well on your way to making your first tiled piece. We'll be working with cement board and ceramic tile, so start your search now for the perfect pieces. If all goes according to plan, I'll be adding a kiln and slab roller in 2012, and will be offering tile making classes at the shop.





These are just a few of the many classes I've taught, and I'm always looking for new ideas and plans. Please feel free to make suggestions for new classes! Or contact me if you have any questions: jamie@wooditis.com




Call the school (702.631.1870) with any questions, or to register for a class.