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Classes, Seminars and other events requiring paid tickets or advance sign-up

Location: The Woodsmith Store – classroom in the back
Who should attend: Anyone that is interested in learning how to start using SketchUp
Reservation: None needed, just show up.

What do you need to know prior to taking the class? Only one thing – where the Woodsmith Store is!

  • What to bring to class?
  • A laptop that you have already downloaded SketchUp 14 (or higher) prior to the class.
  • Be sure to test SketchUp to be sure you have it correctly loaded and test that it works.
  • A mouse – corded or wireless. (Very important!)
  • A pad and pencil (for taking notes should you desire to do so).

What if I don’t have a laptop? Come anyway. You may have to share with someone that does. Please do NOT let that stop you from attending!

Event Date March 18, 2017, 9:30 am
Event End Date March 18, 2017, 12:00 pm
Categories Classes and Seminars (paid / limited seating)

Get Sharp

Des Moines Woodworkers Association : Winter 2019 Class Series

Come learn about the basics of sharpening edge tools like chisels and hand plane blades. Bring along a chisel to work through some of the steps on your own. With what you learn in this one-day class, you'll have a good understanding of what it takes to create a razor sharp edge.

Maximum number of participants: 6-10

Skill level required: Beginner

What you will make: Sharp tools

About our classes:

Your Education Committee is excited to offer club members some new opportunities to sharpen your woodworking skills. We are offering 4 classes this fall by Phil Huber, Editor of Woodsmith Magazine. Classes are open to members of the Des Moines Woodworkers. If you are not already a member, now is a good time to join! See our sign-up page to join the Association.

Classes are for beginner woodworkers and cover a range of topics. Winter 2019 classes will cost $25 and will consist of 2 sessions, with the exception of the Sharpening Classes which are 1 session for $15. You can sign up for as many classes as you want, or sign up for all 4 classes for a discounted price of $80 (you will choose one of the two sharpening classes).

To sign up, simply go online to our Online Payment form to register and pay. Be sure to state the reason code with the name of the class you are signing up for. Hurry, since the classes are starting soon and spots are limited.

If you have any questions, contact Chuck Haas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (515) 650-6559_ option 5), or Phil Huber, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Event Date February 9, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date February 9, 2019, 11:00 am
Categories Classes and Seminars (paid / limited seating)

Build a Gift Box

Des Moines Woodworkers Association : Winter 2019 Class Series

What you will do/learn: Learning to build a small box teaches essential woodworking skills in a compact, beautiful package. The two-part class will cover miter joinery, making a simple lid and adding a liner. Master these skills and a whole new world of box making is open to you. With a mix of demonstration and hands-on learning, there's always time for questions and problem solving.

Maximum number of participants: 6-10

Skill level required: Beginner

What you will make: A small gift box (about 9"l x 4"h x 6"d)

Materials required:

  • 1/2" hardwood 48" long x 4” wide
  • 1/4" plywood 12"x12"

About our classes:

Your Education Committee is excited to offer club members some new opportunities to sharpen your woodworking skills. We are offering 4 classes this fall by Phil Huber, Editor of Woodsmith Magazine. Classes are open to members of the Des Moines Woodworkers. If you are not already a member, now is a good time to join! See our sign-up page to join the Association.

Classes are for beginner woodworkers and cover a range of topics. Winter 2019 classes will cost $25 and will consist of 2 sessions, with the exception of the Sharpening Classes which are 1 session for $15. You can sign up for as many classes as you want, or sign up for all 4 classes for a discounted price of $80 (you will choose one of the two sharpening classes).

To sign up, simply go online to our Online Payment form to register and pay. Be sure to state the reason code with the name of the class you are signing up for. Hurry, since the classes are starting soon and spots are limited.

If you have any questions, contact Chuck Haas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (515) 650-6559_ option 5), or Phil Huber, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Event Date March 2, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date March 2, 2019, 11:00 am
Categories Classes and Seminars (paid / limited seating)

Hand Tool Basics -- Build a Tool Tote

Des Moines Woodworkers Association : Winter 2019 Class Series

What you will do/learn: Hand tools are a fun way to enjoy building projects out of wood. This class walks you through some foundation skills: sawing, using chisels, measuring & marking, shaping, and drilling with hand-powered tools. Along the way, you'll make a tote that can hold some of your favorite tools. This class looks at how to effectively use chisels, hand saws, and hand planes for fine work and cutting simple joints. We'll also discuss how sharpening tools makes them more accurate, safer, and more fun to use. Along the way, we'll make a sweet small tool tote to use anytime you are out of your shop. With a mix of demonstration and hands-on learning, there's always time for questions and problem solving.

Maximum number of participants: 6-10

Skill level required: Beginner/Intermediate

What you will make: Small tool tote

Materials required:

  • 1"x 10" -48" construction lumber (or equivalent)
  • 1"-dia. x 24" dowel

Tools to bring: (tools will be available if you don't have some items)

  • chisels
  • a small hand saw
  • hand plane compass
  • pencil
  • marking knife
  • marking gauge
  • combination square

About our classes:

Your Education Committee is excited to offer club members some new opportunities to sharpen your woodworking skills. We are offering 4 classes this fall by Phil Huber, Editor of Woodsmith Magazine. Classes are open to members of the Des Moines Woodworkers. If you are not already a member, now is a good time to join! See our sign-up page to join the Association.

Classes are for beginner woodworkers and cover a range of topics. Winter 2019 classes will cost $25 and will consist of 2 sessions, with the exception of the Sharpening Classes which are 1 session for $15. You can sign up for as many classes as you want, or sign up for all 4 classes for a discounted price of $80 (you will choose one of the two sharpening classes).

To sign up, simply go online to our Online Payment form to register and pay. Be sure to state the reason code with the name of the class you are signing up for. Hurry, since the classes are starting soon and spots are limited.

If you have any questions, contact Chuck Haas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (515) 650-6559_ option 5), or Phil Huber, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Event Date March 30, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date March 30, 2019, 11:00 am
Categories Classes and Seminars (paid / limited seating)

Hand Tools—The Next Step

Des Moines Woodworkers Association : Winter 2019 Class Series

What you will do/learn: For those who have taken the hand tool basics class, this next step tackles more involved joinery. Of course, we'll still center that around a great project. This time, it's a pair of light trestle sawhorses made popular by James Krenov. The focus of the class will be on sawing well, mortise & tenon joinery, and lap joints.

Maximum number of participants: 6-10

Skill level required: Beginner

What you will make: Saw Horses

Materials required: TBD

 

About our classes:

Your Education Committee is excited to offer club members some new opportunities to sharpen your woodworking skills. We are offering 4 classes this fall by Phil Huber, Editor of Woodsmith Magazine. Classes are open to members of the Des Moines Woodworkers. If you are not already a member, now is a good time to join! See our sign-up page to join the Association.

Classes are for beginner woodworkers and cover a range of topics. Winter 2019 classes will cost $25 and will consist of 2 sessions, with the exception of the Sharpening Classes which are 1 session for $15. You can sign up for as many classes as you want, or sign up for all 4 classes for a discounted price of $80 (you will choose one of the two sharpening classes).

To sign up, simply go online to our Online Payment form to register and pay. Be sure to state the reason code with the name of the class you are signing up for. Hurry, since the classes are starting soon and spots are limited.

If you have any questions, contact Chuck Haas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (515) 650-6559_ option 5), or Phil Huber, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Event Date April 27, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date April 27, 2019, 11:00 am
Categories Classes and Seminars (paid / limited seating)

Get Sharp

Des Moines Woodworkers Association : Winter 2019 Class Series

Come learn about the basics of sharpening edge tools like chisels and hand plane blades. Bring along a chisel to work through some of the steps on your own. With what you learn in this one-day class, you'll have a good understanding of what it takes to create a razor sharp edge.

Maximum number of participants: 6-10

Skill level required: Beginner

What you will make: Sharp tools

About our classes:

Your Education Committee is excited to offer club members some new opportunities to sharpen your woodworking skills. We are offering 4 classes this fall by Phil Huber, Editor of Woodsmith Magazine. Classes are open to members of the Des Moines Woodworkers. If you are not already a member, now is a good time to join! See our sign-up page to join the Association.

Classes are for beginner woodworkers and cover a range of topics. Winter 2019 classes will cost $25 and will consist of 2 sessions, with the exception of the Sharpening Classes which are 1 session for $15. You can sign up for as many classes as you want, or sign up for all 4 classes for a discounted price of $80 (you will choose one of the two sharpening classes).

To sign up, simply go online to our Online Payment form to register and pay. Be sure to state the reason code with the name of the class you are signing up for. Hurry, since the classes are starting soon and spots are limited.

If you have any questions, contact Chuck Haas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (515) 650-6559_ option 5), or Phil Huber, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Event Date May 18, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date May 18, 2019, 11:00 am
Categories Classes and Seminars (paid / limited seating)

Seminars are offered by The Woodsmith Store and last approximately one hour. 

Cost: $8 per person (includes a $5 Woodsmith Store gift certificate)

The store stays open until 8pm on seminar nights.

More information, including a schedule of all current seminars, is available in-store and occasionally on their Facebook page.

Event Date December 12, 2019, 6:30 pm
Event End Date December 12, 2019, 7:00 pm
Categories Classes and Seminars (paid / limited seating)

The router is a versatile power tool that can be used for so many woodworking tasks. During this two-part class, you get an idea of just what it can do. We'll look at essential operations, must-have bits, and handy jigs. We'll also take a look at how a router table fits into a workshop. The class will consist of both demonstration and hands-on practice.

Bring your router if you have one.

This is also the perfect class for someone without a router but looking to learn.

Event Date February 8, 2020, 9:00 am
Event End Date February 8, 2020, 11:00 am
Individual Price $30
Categories Classes and Seminars (paid / limited seating)