THE Crafts Center
Wood Classes

For woodshop classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes. All wood classes include a pass for access to the woodshop for the current semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass but workshop participants may purchase a studio pass at the level I price.

The woodshop is available for use without taking a class. More information>


Cancellations: For a refund, the Crafts Center staff must be notified of a cancellation at least 7 days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

 

Absences: To receive the best experience and get the most out of your class, attendance at all classes is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.


For NC State Students Only - The Electric Cigar Box Guitar, A Quick Shelf, Woodturning Bootcamp, Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck, and Crafting in the Afternoon: Sessions F & G . Find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


HOW TO USE WOODSHOP MACHINES AND HANDTOOLSimage of a wood table

Instructors: George Thomas and Zach Gregory


Interested in woodworking and have never been exposed to the larger machines, tools and processes? Students in this introductory hands-on class will learn the skill sets of machine woodworking while constructing a floating top table suitable for use at home or in any residence hall room.

 

Section A: Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, January 14 – February 18

 

Section B: Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm,
March 17 – April 21

 

Supply fee
$28


Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


PROJECTS IN WOODimage of a woodworker
Instructors: Tim Bevacqua


After completing the introductory woodworking class, are you eager to get started on your next woodworking project? From a plan and materials of your own choosing, discussion on the first night is aimed at getting you going. From there, this class will be all hands-on requiring possible work time outside of class to complete your project. Expect to spend $20 - $75 for materials, depending on choice of project and wood used.

 

Section A: Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, January 20 – February 24

Section B: Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, March 18 – April 22

 

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills.

 

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


WOODTURNINGimage of wood bowl being turned on a lathe
Instructors: Bill and Jim Wallace

 

Turn wooden bowls and spindles! In this introductory class, students will have the opportunity to explore the very different experiences found in turning the side grain of a spindle and the end grain found in making a bowl. The supply fee includes plenty of wood and use of lathe tools during class and studio. Visit Bill’s website: newlightwoodworks.com.


Section A: Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, January 13 – February 17

 

Section B: Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, March 17 – April 21

 

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills

 

Supply fee
$26


Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


A KEEPSAKE DRAWER BOX keepsake drawer box
Instructor: David Trueblood

 

Cut dados, rabbets, full and half-blind dovetails to make a clever furniture accessory suitable for home or residence hall. This little one-drawer treasure box is great for storing jewelry and special keepsakes! You’ll learn the same techniques used in fitting drawers to desks and other fine furniture. We’ll use cherry for the box and poplar for making the drawer.


Saturday mornings for 5 weeks, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, January 24 – February 28 (skip January 31)

 

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills

 

Supply fee

$18

 

Class fee

I = $42
II = $75
III = $83


INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-CONTROLLED WOODWORKING image of CNC Router/ ShopBot in woodshop
Instructor: Sallye Coyle


Is it a step stool, or a cradle for an 18” doll? Either way, it’s a simple project that will introduce you to the CAD (computer-aided-design) software for the Crafts Center’s ShopBot CNC machine. You’ll learn to create toolpaths for pocketing dados, engraving, drilling and cutting out parts. Finally, you’ll be taught the basic steps for setting up the ShopBot, changing bits, and running your part files. Beginning woodworkers and CNC operators welcome. Visit Sallye’s website: goodharborbay.com.

 

Monday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30-9:30 pm, January 26 – February 9

 

Prerequisites: Must be proficient in the arts of digital rendering and related digital creativity.

 

Supply fee

$25

 

Class fee (does NOT include a studio pass)

I = $25
II = $45
III = $50


WOODTURNED INK PENS (Workshop) wood pen being turned on a lathe
Instructor: Stephen Odom (an NC State Student)

 

For all skill levels. Have fun while learning to make several quality writing instruments from a variety of woods. The supply fee covers materials used to make three pens. Additional kits can be purchased from the instructor.


Saturday, March 28, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Supply fee

$10

 

Workshop fee

I = $17
II = $30
III = $33


MARQUETRY (Workshop) image of a wood marquetry birds
Instructor: Beth Woody

 

 

No experience needed! Have you ever wanted to make the lovely imagery or floral inserts used in fine furniture and intricately detailed pictures? You can! Not only will students in this hands-on workshop learn the history of this ancient art form, they will also cut veneer with hand-operated fret saws and knives while creating their own beautiful marquetry picture. A $25 materials fee payable to the instructor at the end of the workshop covers veneer and use of all tools needed to complete one picture. Additional supplies will be available for purchase.


Saturday & Sunday, April 11 & 12, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Workshop fee

I = $44
II = $80
III = $89


For NC State Students Only - The Electric Cigar Box Guitar, A Quick Shelf, Woodturning Bootcamp, Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck, and Crafting in the Afternoon: Sessions F & G . Find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457