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. 

 

Basic Turning Class with Cliff Daniels
This is a repeat of the April and June Class due to high demand.
July 14, 2018 9:00am - 4pm
July 15, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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.





 

Box Making Class with Bill Newman

June 23, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
This class is full. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email your information to education@alabamawoodworkersguild.org.

Bill Newman will present a box building class on June 23, 2018 at the Woodworking Education Center.  The class will focus on building a box with a floating panel top and bottom.  The corner joinery will be box joints (also known as “finger joints”). Instruction will also cover the topics of mitered dovetails, box (finger) joints and veneered panel tops and bottoms.  Bill will address basic woodworking principles such as, direct measurements, use of hand planes for final fitting, making trays with dividers, fabric linings for trays, mortising for butt hinges, glue-up clamping arrangements, sanding/finishing, choice of finishes and several other topics.

The format of the class will be short lectures followed by demonstrations.  Class participants will have opportunities to try the techniques.  Bill will have several boxes in various stages of construction so that the complete process can be covered.  The topics will include; general design considerations, re-sawing, grain matching, milling grooves and rabbets, cutting mitered corners, gluing up the basic box, and separating the top and bottom of the box.  The material for the tops, bottoms and sides of the boxes will be milled and cut to length in advance of the class to allow more time to be spent on the actual construction of the boxes. Material will be provided, but participants are free to bring their own hand tools if they prefer  (small square, pencil, etc).

Bill will provide wooden hinges in various stages of completion for participants to complete and install if they want to use wooden hinges on their box.  At the end of the class on June 23, it is unlikely that the participants will have completed construction of their boxes.  Bill will be available for follow-up to assist with the completion of the boxes at times mutually arranged.

The fee for the class is $50. Class size is limited to 10 people.  You must be a member in good standing to attend.

 

Habitat for Humanity Cabinet Build Class

Class 1 - August 25, 2018
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.

Class 1 - August 25, 2018 - Kickoff and Orientation
Class 2 - September, 2018
Class 3 - September, 2018
Class 4 - October, 2018
Class 5 - October, 2018
Class 6 - November, 2018
Class 7 - November, 2018
Class 8 - December, 2018
Class 9 - December, 2018

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 a 9 points per inch 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 $95.00 and includes all materials.  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.




 

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, 2018 - 9:00am-4:00pm
November 4, 2018 - 1:00pm-4.00pm

In this two day class you will continue your lathe work with Cliff Daniels, turning a Pepper Mill.  You must have some prior turning experience.  You will have to furnish your own pepper mill blank.  The blank should be 2 3/4" square and 12" long.  The internal kit will be provided as part of the class fee. 

The fee for the class is $65 which includes the Pepper Mill hardware. 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.  You may pay using the PayPal button below to reserve your place in the class.