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woodworking classes

WE'VE GOT CLASS!

We offer beginning and intermediate classes on fully utilizing the multitude of woodworking possibilities with lathes, routers and more. Give us a call to sign up and learn a new tecnique or fine tune your current skills.

 

"THE INSTRUCTION WAS GREAT..."

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the wood turning course. The instruction was great, I learned a lot and also how helpful and friendly your staff was." -- Rick Saunders

THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

call 800-292-5937 to pre-register

 

featured classES

 

 

 
EASY WOOD FINISHES
with Tom Dowling of the Mid-Michigan Woodworkers Guild

 

CALL 800-292-5937 OR STOP INTO OUR

CHARLOTTE LOCATION TO PRE-REGISTER

 
JANUARY 25, 2020
Charlotte MI location

9:00 - 12:00

 

Minimize costly mistakes and ensure beautiful surfaces, 

no brush marks, bubbles drips, or runs. Tom Dowling will be

demonstrating the differences between finishes and will answer

all the questions you may have about them.

 

COST: $25 for the Seminar. A $20.00 Johnson's Workbench

coupon given at the end of seminar.

 CLASS SIZE: Maximum 15 people. Be sure to pre-register.

 

 

 

 
BEGINNER WOOD BURNING
with Bob Strobel of the Greater Lansing Woodcarvers

 

CALL 800-292-5937 OR STOP INTO OUR

CHARLOTTE LOCATION TO PRE-REGISTER

 
JANUARY 25, 2020
Charlotte MI location

12:30 - 3:30

(Must be 12 years or older)

 

Bob Strobel will show you how to prep the wood, transfer a pattern

and burn a design.  Each participant will go home with a finished project

at the end of the class. Bring your own Woodburner, or class participants

may purchase them from our store at a 10% discount. 

 

COST: $25. Plywood and transfer paper provided.

 

 

 
UP-COMING WOOD TURNING CLASSES
with Ernie Schuette

 

2020 CLASS SCHEDULE
February 7 & 8, 2020
March 13 & 14, 2020
April 17 & 18, 2020
May 8 & 9, 2020

 

FOR CLASS DETAILS...

 

 

THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:

 

Turn A Wooden Bowl

Using the Long Grind Bowl Gouge:


TO SIGN UP: Contact Ernie Schuette (517-775-2166). Ernie will confirm all class dates with

each participant prior to class.


CLASS LEVEL: Beginning

 

LOCATION & DATE: All classes are at Johnson's Workbench, Charlotte MI location. By Appointment.

Please call 800-292-5937 ext: 313.


CLASS LEVEL: Beginning


CLASS SIZE: Three

COST: $200 plus $50 Materials Fee. Total $250. A deposit of $100 must be received before day of class.
We accept all forms of payment. Checks should be written to Johnson's Workbench.
Any refunds must be approved by the instructor, Ernie Schuette

PREREQUISITE: No previous turning experience is required.


BRING: All wood is supplied. If you have a chuck, please bring it to use in class. Bring a bowl gouge
if you have one, or you can either purchase or borrow one. If you plan to purchase a bowl gouge,
wait for class discussion to determine the correct bowl gouge to purchase. Students should wear
short sleeve’s (safety), bring a sack lunch (we discuss turning topics), and wear some form of
eye protection (regular glasses are fine.)


TOPICS COVERED: Experience a fun and rewarding way to learn the simple pleasures of wood turning.
Unlike many other woodworking projects, handsome turned wooden bowls can be made in a short amount
of time and prove both artful and functional.

 

This two-day class is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to turn a bowl from a block of wood.

Topics covered are: lathe and tool safety; how to obtain and prepare wood blanks; tool selection; sharpening;

various methods for mounting the blank on the lathe; how to push cut, pull cut, and shear (angel hair) cut with

the bowl gouge; sanding (power and hand) and finishing options.

 

The first day is focused on learning the cuts and how to manipulate the bowl blank on the lathe. The second day

is independently (with some guidance) making your bowl from start to finish. The long-grind bowl gouge cuts can

be so clean that sanding usually begins with 120 or 180 grit sandpaper.

 

LATHE TOOL SHARPENING:

LOCATION & DATE: Charlotte MI Store. By Appointment. Please call 800-292-5937 ext: 313.
CLASS LEVEL: Beginning
CLASS LENGTH: 4 Hours
COST: $45
PREREQUISITE: None
BRING: Your scrapers, gouges, and skews. Tools available for purchase day of class.
TOPICS COVERED: Basics of grinders, grinding wheel selection and setup, various jigs and their application

(with emphasis on the Wolverine Grinding System), specific techniques to sharpen scrapers, gouges, and skews.

 

 

ROUTER CLASS I:

INSTRUCTOR: Keith July
LOCATION & DATE: Charlotte Store. By Appointment. Please call 800-292-5937 ext: 313.
CLASS LEVEL: Beginning
CLASS LENGTH: 4 Hours
COST: $100
PREREQUISITE: None
Bring: A router and safety glasses. Tools available for purchase day of class.
TOPICS COVERED: This workshop covers the introduction to the fixed base and plunge router. Students will learn how to safely set up the router along with bit selection for various woodworking applications.

 

ROUTER CLASS II:

INSTRUCTOR: Keith July
LOCATION & DATE: Charlotte Store. By Appointment. Please call 800-292-5937 ext: 313.
CLASS LEVEL: Beginning and Intermediate
CLASS LENGTH: 4 Hours
COST: $125
PREREQUISITE: None
BRING: Safety glasses, and tape measure
TOPICS COVERED: This workshop will cover the many uses of the router table. The students will learn to set up the router table for many woodworking applications including cutting dado and rabbets.

 

WOOD TURNING GUILD MEETINGS:

LOCATION & DATE: Johnson's Workbench, Charlotte MI location. The first Saturday of each month, September through

May. Guild does not meet in June, July and August. For more details call 800-292-5937 ext: 313.
TIME: 11:00 am.
TOPICS COVERED: A great opportunity to share ideas, and tips for wood turning projects.

 

DIDN'T FIND THE CLASS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

If you didn't find a specific woodworking topic you're interested in, contact us. We'll be happy to work something out

for you. Call 800-292-5937 or email us info@theworkbench.com

 

 

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