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Class Date Time Price  
Hand Tools 101
06/26/2018 6pm - 9 pm $75 Details
CUWS School Open House
This is NOT a class.
06/30/2018 10am - 2pm $0 Details
Tool Tote (Kids Edition)
07/07/2018 1pm - 4pm $90 Details
Learn to Build Shaker Boxes
07/09/2018 - 07/10/2018 Mon-Tues, 6pm-9pm $150 Details
Structural Joints 101
07/21/2018 9am - 12pm $90 Details
Art Organizer
07/21/2018 1pm - 4pm $75 Details
Woodworking Safety Certification Class
07/23/2018 Saturday, 6pm-9pm
plus an addition 3 hr session (to be arranged) for exams
$150 Details
Krympburk
08/13/2018 - 08/14/2018 Mon-Tues, 6pm-9pm $150 Details
Woodworking for Women: Introduction to the Woodshop
09/07/2018 - 09/09/2018 Fri-Sun, 9am-3pm $250 Details

  Hand Tools 101
 
Instructor: Nick Cioni
Dates: 06/26/2018 - 06/26/2018
Time: 6pm - 9 pm
Description: Participants will learn about a wide variety of common woodworking hand tools including: Chisels, Hand Planes, Hand Saws, Hand Augers, Files, Rasps, and Scrapers. The class will introduce the proper use of the tools, how they are intended to function, some history and origin of hand tools, as well as correct posture and body position to use each hand tool safely and efficiently. The class will also cover basic sharpening techniques and general tool maintenance. All the basic information to begin using and maintaining a set of hand tools will be covered. If time allows, learners will participate in a hands-on joint making demo that shows the process of cutting a common joint using hand tools.
Cost: 75.00
Notes: 3 Hour Session Skill Development: Chisel Use Hand Plane Use Hand Saw Use Hand Auger Use File and Rasp use Scraper Use Basic Sharpening Techniques Functional Anatomy of Common Hand Tools Tool Maintenance and Care for Storage
Class PDF: Unavailable
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  CUWS School Open House
  This is NOT a class.
Instructor: Nick Cioni
Dates: 06/30/2018 - 06/30/2018
Time: 10am - 2pm
Description: This is not a class. It's an opportunity for you and your kids to come and see our school facility if you've never been you can learn about some of the upcoming classes and ask questions about the skills you or your children will develop in those classes. CU Woodshop recently brough on board Nick Cioni, he has worked with us before an an instructor of our guitar building class. If you'd like to see some of his work as a luthier visit his site here: https://cioniguitars.com While not building guitars, Nick has been planting trees, and teaching as an art teacher in Illinois' public school system. Nick has experience teaching kids of all ages and has developed his skills as both an educator and woodworker for decades. This open house is a great opportunity to come and meet him prior to take classes or arranging private education with him.
Cost: 0.00
Notes: You don't need to register for this event, just stop on by our school building at 1302 Parkland Court on June 30 from 10am-2pm.
Class PDF: Unavailable
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  Tool Tote (Kids Edition)
 
Instructor: Nick Cioni
Dates: 07/07/2018 - 07/07/2018
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Description: Students will use wood working hand tools to create their very own custom tool tote. The tool tote will be designed to store and carry basic wood working tools. Students will start with a flat board and learn to measure and cut all the parts needed to build their own tool tote. Once students have completed cutting and creating all the parts of their tote they will assemble the parts and complete the project. There are several opportunities for students to customize the size, shape, and style of the tool tote throughout the project and students are encouraged to be creative. The instructor will be helping students work through the project, make components, learn to use tools safely, and help solve the wood working problems that students will encounter. This is a great class to help students learn basic wood working skills and develop good habits with tool safety and real-world problem-solving skills.
Cost: 90.00
Notes: Students are encouraged to bring their own handsaw that they plan to store in their tool tote. The saw will be used to measure the correct dimensions for the size of the tote. Tip: shorter length saws are a better fit for kids and safer, allowing for better control. 15 inch – 20 inch length is good. Skill Development: Measurement and Layout Design and planning Hand saw use Hand Auger Use (Hand powered drill) Files and rasps / shaping Construction and Assembly How to use: Clamps, Hammers, Nails, and Glue
Class PDF: Unavailable
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  Learn to Build Shaker Boxes
 
Instructor: Jim Anderson
Dates: 07/09/2018 - 07/10/2018
Time: Mon-Tues, 6pm-9pm
Description: Shaker communities designed household objects and furniture that still delight the 21st century eye. Learn how they used heat and moisture. This is a 2-session class where students will learn and practice the principles of preparing and manipulating wood into an oval shape of almost any size. On the first day students will make the bentwood bodies and tops for a set of 3-5 nesting oval boxes. After drying out for a day, students will make bottoms for the boxes and tops for the bent wood lids. Oil and milk paint finishes will be demonstrated before finishing the boxes. You will leave with at least three boxes to keep or use as gifts.
Cost: 150.00
Notes: No prior experienced required. Beginners welcome.
Class PDF: Download
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  Structural Joints 101
 
Instructor: Nick Cioni
Dates: 07/21/2018 - 07/21/2018
Time: 9am - 12pm
Description: Learn to create traditional structural joints using hand tools. Mortise and tenon joints can be used in many ways and are used in furniture making, cabinet making, and traditional carpentry. There are too many applications for this joint to list them all. In addition to making a mortise and tenon joint, learners in this class will also make a lap joint. Lap joints are also a traditional structural joint that has almost limitless uses. Creating these basic joints is a critical skill for any woodworker weather they plan to use hand tools exclusively or incorporate power tools into their woodworking.
Cost: 90.00
Notes: Skill Development: Layout process / Marking Gages Hand Saws Hand Planes / shoulder plane Chisels / Mallet Hand Auger (hand Drill)
Class PDF: Unavailable
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  Art Organizer
 
Instructor: Nick Cioni
Dates: 07/21/2018 - 07/21/2018
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Description: Create a custom organizer for your desk or art materials. Students in this class will use basic hand tools to cut, shape, and create a unique organizer that holds the materials the students want it to hold. There are a few basic designs that students may choose to use or modify. Students may also create their own designs if they choose. The instructor will be teaching proper tool use, shop safety, and assisting students with designing their art organizers. Students may want to think about where they want to place or use their organizer to help them decide what materials it will hold and what design they might like to make. Class time is limited, and designs will be completed in the first 30 minutes of class.
Cost: 75.00
Notes:
Class PDF: Unavailable
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  Woodworking Safety Certification Class
 
Instructor: Max Zorn
Dates: 07/23/2018 - 07/23/2018
Time: Saturday, 6pm-9pm
plus an addition 3 hr session (to be arranged) for exams
Description: This class is for those who have had some experience in woodworking and are familiar with the basic setup and operation of the power tools in a well-equipped workshop, but who wish to learn how to work more safely. Students will review safety standards and safe operating procedures for the table saw, miter saw, bandsaw, planer, jointer, router, router table, drill press, mortiser, and various power sanders. Individuals who take this class and pass optional written and practical exams will qualify for the Level 1 Woodworker Certification, which is a prerequisite to scheduling Independent Skill Development in the CU Woodshop School of Woodworking and to utilize the tools and machinery in that workshop to perfect their woodworking skills and construct their own projects.
Cost: 150.00
Notes:
Class PDF: Download
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  Krympburk
 
Instructor: Jim Anderson
Dates: 08/13/2018 - 08/14/2018
Time: Mon-Tues, 6pm-9pm
Description: What you may ask is a Krympburk? Also known as a Shrink-Pot, they are vessels made by working green wood with traditional hand tools. For centuries hand tools were used to hollow a log or branch before fitting it with a dry wood base. The hollowed green wood shrinks around the loosely fitted base, shrinking until it makes a nice tight fit. Students in this class will create their own Krympburk using traditional tools; a T-auger and Scandinavian carving knives. The first session will focus on carving out the green wood and fitting a dry wood base. The second session will focus on using hand tools to make a lid and finishing with oil, or color. Join us and discover this historical approach to traditional Scandinavian woodworking.
Cost: 150.00
Notes: Tools and materials provided. A Mora 120 knife is included in the registration.
Class PDF: Unavailable
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  Woodworking for Women: Introduction to the Woodshop
 
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller
Dates: 09/07/2018 - 09/09/2018
Time: Fri-Sun, 9am-3pm
Description: If you have never really had the opportunity to gain experience in the woodshop before, the prospect of working with power tools can be daunting. They’re loud, powerful and it’s no secret that they can be dangerous. However, the jointer, planer band saw and table saw are all tools created to make your woodworking life easier. With the right guidance, some practical experience and newfound confidence these tools will become your assistants in the woodshop. Join wood artist Cecilia Schiller in this hands-on exploration of woodworking basics: the how, when and why of safe power tool operation. Using the jointer, planer, table saw and band saw, you will learn step by step how to take a rough sawn piece of lumber and turn it into an attractive cutting board. Then building on this knowledge with additional practice you will make a beautiful lidded keepsake box. Details on the equipment used in this class are found by opening the PDF from the DOWNLOAD link below. CU Woodshop is excited to host Cecilia at our School of Woodworking. Cecilia is an accomplished woodworker with many years of experience in the shop and the classroom. Learn more about her and her work by visiting her website: https://ceciliaschiller.com/
Cost: 250.00
Notes:
Class PDF: Download
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