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. 

 

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 25th - Orientation and Face Frame Build
Class 2 - September 8th - Carcass Construction
Class 3 - September 22nd - Drawer Boxes
Class 4 - October 6th & possibly 7th - Doors and Drawer Fronts
Class 5 - October 20th - Spray Finish
Class 6 - November 10th - Attach Doors, Drawers, and Pulls
Class 7 - Early December - Installation of Cabinets at Holiday House
Class 8 - TBD - Holiday House Dedication

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.