Education and Classes

Please note:

  • You must be a Guild member in good standing to attend classes. Non-members may join here.

  • Liability Waivers plus Equipment Operation and Safety Training should be completed before the start of class. 

 

Woodworking Fundamentals Class with Ray Ziegler

February 3, 4, 24, & 25, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm

This is a demonstration class that will provide an introduction to woodworking.  This class will certainly help beginners, but will also be of value to all woodworkers that want more information to improve the results of their projects.

This demonstration class is based on a Fine Woodworking article and video by Michael Pekovich, “Making a Table From One Board”.  We will follow his concept and expand upon it to suite our needs.

The class will include:

  • Design concepts
  • Wood selection for the parts the project
  • Stock preparation,
    • Re-sawing
    • Getting the stock square 4 sides
    • Sticking
  • Final sizing
  • Joinery - I will be demonstrating several joinery techniques to attach the aprons to the legs including, Pocket screws, Dowels, Domino, and Mortise and tenon.
  • Shaping Techniques,
    • Tapering Legs using the table saw, band saw, and joiner
    • Beading the apron
    • Cutting a curve on the bottom of the apron
  • Table top glue-up
  • Assembling the table

The projected schedule:

Class 1 - Saturday, February 3, 2018
Class 2 - Sunday, February 4, 2018
Class 3 - Saturday, February 24, 2018
Class 4 - Sunday, February 25, 2018

The fee for the class is $50 and is limited to 30 students. You must be a member in good standing to attend. You may pay using the PayPal button below to reserve your place in the class.  Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.

 

Nicholson Workbench Class with Kenneth Graham and Henry Raymond

March 10-11, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm

This workbench is named after an 18th century craftsman, author, and publisher.  The design combines heft, strength and durability, all of the qualities that make up a long lasting and useful workbench at a reasonable cost.

The workbench is made using 2 x 6, 2 x 12, and 1 x 10 common construction grade material.  It also uses ⅜” x 3” bolts, nuts, and washers. The workbench is built as shown.  Any additional work holding devices such as vises, bench dogs, or hold fasts are the responsibility of the builder to purchase and install.

If this is your first workbench or a replacement bench, we are sure that you will enjoy building and using your new workbench.

The class will be held Saturday 3/10 and Sunday 3/11.  It will be taught by Kenneth Graham and Henry Raymond.  Both have been instrumental in building 10 workbenches for the WEC.  The total cost for the class is $175 which includes a $50 class fee and an additional $125 for materials so that you can take home a completed workbench.

Registration for the class will close March 4th to allow us time to purchase the materials.  Class size is limited to 10 people. You must be a member in good standing to attend.  You may pay using the PayPal button below to reserve your place in the class. Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.





 

Basic Turning Class with Cliff Daniels

April 7-8, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm

Learn the basics for wood turning on a lathe in this demonstration class with Cliff Daniels. We will cover items such as selection of wood, basic principals and use of the lathe, wood turning tools and how to care for them, including sharpening and storage.

The fee for the class is $50. You must be a member in good standing to attend.  You may pay using the PayPal button below to reserve your place in the class. Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.





 

Veneering  Class with John Lawson

April 14, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm  

Learn to veneer your projects.

The fee for the class is TBD.  You must be a member in good standing to attend.  Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.


 

Wall Hanging Tool Cabinet Class

April 28-29, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm  

In this two day class you will build hanging tool cabinet for your own shop wall.

The fee for the class is TBD. You must be a member in good standing to attend.  Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.


Router Table Class

May 5-6, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm  

Build a Router Table.

The fee for the class is $50 plus materials and is limited to 10 people. You must be a member in good standing to attend.  Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.


 

Table Saw Crosscut Sled Class

May 12, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm  

This class is part demonstration and part hands on. Since everyone's table saw is slightly different, you will complete your sled at home, but you will learn how to build and precisely adjust for a perfect cut in this class.

The fee for the class is TBD. You must be a member in good standing to attend.  Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.


 

Box Making Class with Bill Newman

June 23, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm  

Let Bill show you how build this keepsake box.

The fee for the class is TBD. You must be a member in good standing to attend.  Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.


 

Woodworking Fundamentals Class with Ray Ziegler

This is a demonstration class that will provide an introduction to woodworking.  This class will certainly help beginners, but will also be of value to all woodworkers that want more information to improve the results of their projects.

This demonstration class is based on a Fine Woodworking article and video by Michael Pekovich, “Making a Table From One Board”.  We will follow his concept and expand upon it to suite our needs.

The class will include:

  • Design concepts
  • Wood selection for the parts the project
  • Stock preparation,
    • Re-sawing
    • Getting the stock square 4 sides
    • Sticking
  • Final sizing
  • Joinery - I will be demonstrating several joinery techniques to attach the aprons to the legs including, Pocket screws, Dowels, Domino, and Mortise and tenon.
  • Shaping Techniques,
    • Tapering Legs using the table saw, band saw, and joiner
    • Beading the apron
    • Cutting a curve on the bottom of the apron
  • Table top glue-up
  • Assembling the table

The projected schedule:

Class 1 - Saturday, July 28, 2018
Class 2 - Sunday, July 29, 2018
Class 3 - Saturday, August 11, 2018
Class 4 - Sunday, August 12, 2018

The fee for the class is $50 and is limited to 30 students. You must be a member in good standing to attend. You may pay using the PayPal button below to reserve your place in the class.  Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.





 

Habitat for Humanity Cabinet Build Class

Class 1 - August 26, 2018 tentative
9:00am-4:00pm  

Each year the Guild builds kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities for a Habitat for Humanity Holiday House. This class will take you through the complete steps of building cabinets, from face frames, carcass construction, doors, dovetailed drawers, finishing, and installation in the home. You work in teams of 4-5 people and everyone gets to do every step of the project. Starting the end of August and finishing with installation mid December, the class will meet once or twice a month to complete the cabinets.

 

The fee for the class is $100 and is limited to 20 people. You must be a member in good standing to attend.  You may pay using the PayPal button below to reserve your place in the class.  Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.




 

Panel Saw Making Class

September 8-9, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm  

In this two day class you will build your own Panel Saw. Starting with a blank piece of steel, we will be building an 8 tpi panel saw that you can sharpen as either a rip or crosscut saw. We will cut the teeth, set them, and sharpen. Next we construct a handle of your choice, sized for you, and mount it on the blade.

The fee for the class is TBD. You must be a member in good standing to attend.  Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.


 

Bandsaw Box Class with Bill Newman

October 13, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm

In this one day class, Bill will show you how to build a Bandsaw Box.

The fee for the class is $50. You must be a member in good standing to attend.  You may pay using the PayPal button below to reserve your place in the class.  Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.





 

Pepper Mill Turning Class with Cliff Daniels

November 3-4, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm  

In this two day class you will continue your lathe work with Cliff Daniels, turning a Pepper Mill.

The fee for the class is TBD. You must be a member in good standing to attend.  Please respond via email at education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org with your name if you plan to take the class.