Education and Classes

Please note:

  • You must be a Guild member in good standing to attend classes. Members of other recognized Woodworking Groups or Guilds will be considered Members for purpose of class registration. Non-members may join here.

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

  • To apply for tuition assistance from the Master Class Scholarship Program, click here for an Application Form.

2023 Class Schedule


Tuesday Fundamentals Workshop

Every Tuesday Evening
Cost Free

Join us every Tuesday evening from 5:00pm to 9:00pm for a Woodworking Fundamentals Workshop. Each week we will cover a different topic related to woodworking, from sharpening blades, table saw techniques, panel glue-ups, resawing on the bandsaw, etc. You can also get your questions answered related to your current project.

From 5:00pm to 6:00pm we will help address any questions or problems you may be having with your current projects.
From 6:00pm to 8:00pm we will cover the weekly topic. (check the calendar for topic)
From 8:00pm to 9:00pm you can practice the lessons learned each week and then clean up.

Topics for the week can be found on the website's calendar under each Tuesday.

This is not an open shop night, it is an instructional class night. The cost is free unless noted on the calendar for a special project that requires an additional material fee.
Though not required, if you plan on attending a Tuesday night class it would be helpful for planning if you could send an email to and just let us know you plan to show up.

Pen Turning Class with Cliff Daniels

Saturday, June 24th, 2023, 9:00am-5:00pm
Instructor - Cliff Daniels
Cost $70.00
Class size is limited to 6 participants.

This is a build it class and you will leave with the pen you turn in the class, a pen mandrel, drill bit and bushings for the European style pen and a small bottle of thick CA glue.

All students must have their own tools and know how to use them on the lathe.

Class is limited to 6 people.
Cost is $70 and includes all materials.

Must be signed off on lathe and drill press prior to class.

Class is limited so sign up early! You may pay using the PayPal button below to reserve your place in the class.


Cutting Board Class with Eddie Heerten

Saturday, July 15th, 2023, starting after the General Membership meeting - Sunday, July 16th, 1:00pm - Sunday, July 23rd, 1:00pm
Instructor - Eddie Heerten
Cost $50.00 PLUS Material cost.
Class size is limited to 6 participants.
Class is Full

The class will be held over 3 days, which is necessary due to glue drying requirements.
Saturday, July 15th, 2023 starting after general meeting, Sunday July 16th, 1pm and Sunday, July 23rd, 2023, 1pm.
Class is limited to 6.

Instructor is Eddie Heerten.

Class cost is $50 plus cost of wood. You can provide your own but must be approved by instructor.

Class is open to all levels of woodworkers, but you must be signed off on following equipment prior to start of first class. Planer, joiner, table saw, router, drum sander.
Class is Full


Bandsaw Box Class with Bill Newman and Gary Crosson

Class is Full
Saturday, July 22nd, 2023, 9:00am-5:00pm
Instructor - Bill Newman and Gary Crosson
Cost $40.00
Class size is limited to 6 participants.
Class is Full

Bill Newman and Gary Crosson will present a class on the basics of making bandsaw boxes. The
course will consist of demonstrations by the instructors followed by an opportunity for the
participants to make a bandsaw box.

Making bandsaw boxes provides an opportunity to make attractive items that encourage
creativity on the part of the maker. The possibilities for design are limited only by the
imagination of the creator. They can be puzzle boxes, boxes made from raw logs, boxes with
drawers, a full-size mantel (an example will be shown) or any number of other designs.
Reference material and step-by-step diagrams will be provided for some boxes to get the
participants started on their own designs if they decide to pursue the topic further after the

Come prepared to have a fun day of making bandsaw boxes. The participants will need to be
familiar with the safe operation of bandsaws and have practiced cutting curves on the

Class is limited to 6 people.
Cost is $40 and includes all materials.

Must be signed off on bandsaw prior to class.

Class is Full


Habitat for Humanity Cabinet Build Class

August 26th, 2023
Cost $100.00

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 26, 2023 - Orientation and Face Frame Build
Class 2 - September 9, 2023 - Drawer Boxes
Class 3 - September 23, 2022 and September 24, 2022 - Doors and Drawer Fronts
Class 4 - October 14, 2023 - Carcass Construction
Class 5 - October 28, 2023 - Spray Finish
Class 6 - November 11, 2023 - 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. 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 with your name if you plan to take the class.