CLASSES

$40.00 membership fee required to take classes, good for 1 year and covers a family, **Please note as of 1/1/2022 individual memberships are no longer available

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Wooden Bow Saw

Date: 4-30 & 5-1-2022

Time: 10 a.m. -to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description:

In this class we will make a tension now saw style coping saw utilizing some basic joinery.

Age: Adult / Adolescent 16+

 Number of Students: 6

Tools and Materials: tools: pencil, ruler, combination square, marking guage, plane, drill press, chisels, mallets, spoke shave, band saw or rasps, spindle sander, sand paper, tongue oil finish. Materials: handle stock 1.5 x 1, 5 x 8, frame stock 30"x2"x1/2, cord, blade, hardware (kits from Taylor toolworks)

Cost: $20.00 Shop fee, Instructors fee: 20.00, Material fee is To Be Determined and payable to the instructor at the class.

 Total Cost $40.00 + Material Fee approx $35.00

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy. You must be an ACWA member to attend this class. 

 

 

You must be an ACWA member to attend the class. Please sign up on this website.

 

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Nested Shaker Oval Box

Date: Rescheduled

Time: 10 a.m. -to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description:

Build a set of nested Shaker Oval Boxes. Students will be introduced to the art of oval box making over the course of two days. A set of four nested oval boxes made from cherry will be completed in this time. 

Age: Adult / Young adult 16+

 Number of Students: 5

Tools and Materials: All tools are provided. You do not need to bring any tools.

Cost: $60.00 material fee, Instructors fee: $150.00, $20.00 shop fee

 Total Cost $230.00

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy. You must be an ACWA member to attend this class. 

 

 

You must be an ACWA member to attend the class. Please sign up on this website.

 

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Hexagonal Box with Lid

Date: TBD

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

In this fun class we will use a miter saw to make a beautiful octagonal box with lid.

 

Age: Adults

Level: Intermediate

Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 4 students

Tools and Materials: All tools are provided. You do not need to bring any tools. You have the choice of hickory or oak wood, glue, and spray finish will be provided.

Cost for New Members: $80.00 $40 materials fee, $20.00 shop fee, and $20 instructors fee.

 

You must be a member of the club to take this class for insurance purposes.  Can be added at checkout. 

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy.

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Narrow Cottage End Table with Drawer

Date: TBD

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

In this class we will make an End Table  with Drawer. Height 24 3/4" x Width 14" x Length 24" You will use a Table saw, Orbital sander, Drill, Pocket hole jig, Level and square to make an end table. 

Age: Adults

 Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 4 students

Tools and Materials: All tools are provided. You do not need to bring any tools. Wood as available will be provided, glue, and spray finish will be provided.

Cost: $35.00  Includes $20.00 shop fee, and $20.00 instructor fee. Total cost is $75.00.

 

You must be a member of the club to take this class for insurance reasons.  Sign up on this website. 

 

24" Base Cabinet, Hardwood Faceframe, Shaker Style Doors

Date: 5-21 & 5-22-2022

Time: 10 a.m. -to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description:

We will build a 24" base cabinet with a hardwood face frame, one drawer, and one door shaker style.

Age: 16 and up

 Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 4 students

Tools and Materials: In this class we will be using a track saw, table saw, edge banding, pocket screws, drum sander and router. All tools and materials will be provided. 

Cost: $20.00 shop fee, Materials fee: $170.00,  Total Cost $190.00.

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy. You must be an ACWA member to attend this class. 

 

 

You must be an ACWA member to attend the class. Please sign up on this website.

 

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Candle Holders

Date: TBD

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

In this class we will use a drill press, table saw, and/or router to make one of two (your choice) candle holder designs. 

 

Age: Adults

Level: Beginner

Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 4 students

Tools and Materials: All tools are provided. You do not need to bring any tools. You have the choice of a birch log or oak wood.

Cost for New Members: $50.00. Includes $20.00 shop fee, $20 materials fee, and $10 instructors fee.

 

You must be a club member to take this class. Can be added at checkout

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy.

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Picture Frame from Barnwood

Date: To be Announced​

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description: I will furnish frame stock cut from old fence boards for small (6x8 - 8x10) pictures - bring picture. Class will cut miter joints for frames and assemble complete with hanger and back dust cover. Discussion provided on what makes a good frame and touch up of barn wood.

 

Age: Teen to Adult

Level: Beginner

Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 10 students

Tools and Materials: All tools and materials will be provided. Please bring a picture.

Cost for New Members: Free

 

You must be a member of the club for insurance purposes to take this class.  Can be added at check out. 

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy.

Wood Framed Kitchen Trivot

Date: To Be Announced

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

In this class we will be making a wooden maple frame to hold a 12" square ceramic tile

 

Age: Adults

Level: Beginner

Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 3 students

Tools and Materials: All tools and materials will be provided, however if you have a small trim hand plane, rabbit plane, and/or a sanding block, bring them along. 

Cost for New Members: $35.00.  Includes a $20.00 shop fee, $5.00 material fee and $10 instructors fee.

 

You must be a member of the club for insurance purposes to take this class.  Can be added at check out. 

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy.

Epoxy Application to Furniture

Date: To Be Announced

Time: 10 - 11 a.m. lecture on epoxy application for our monthly meeting.

11 - 4 p.m. audience participation and/or application of epoxy to projects.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Training Center at 2192 Viking Drive, Anchorage

Monthly Meeting and Class Description:

1. The format for this class is different than that of our other classes. The first hour will be our monthly meeting and Ron Werli from Eagle River Sawmill will give a free lecture to include the following topics:

~ Purchasing the wood for your project.  A brief discussion on preparing yourself to better insure the moisture content of your purchase is actually good to work with, don't just take the sellers word for it. Invest in a moisture meter. 

~ Cracks and splits provide places to add color to the project. Spalted woods enhance the natural beauty in you're project.

~Preparation of your wood slab for epoxy.

~ The different brands of epoxies and the types and their use.

~ Sealing your wood.

~Sanding between coats of expoxy.

~Flood coats

~ The steps to make the hi gloss finish, a matte finish

~ Cure Time

~Repairing scratches, dents, and chips.

~ Rubio Monocoat. A high quality, easy to apply plant based hard wax wood finish.

2. From 11 t0 4 p.m. students will either observe the epoxy application process, or will apply epoxy to their projects.

Age: 16 years and up

Number of Students:  Attendance is restricted to 10 audience observation participants; and to, 4 additional students with actual projects. The project for the epoxy application will be the coffee table built on the class of Dec 5th. 

Tools and Materials: All tools and materials will be supplied for the epoxy.

You must be a ACWA member to attend this class.

Cost: Students who are observers will pay a $30 registration fee. Those with projects will pay $125 which includes all materials and tools.  Sign up on this website. 

 

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Fees will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy. 

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jigs and asa-no-ha pattern

Date: To Be Announced

 

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store;

5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description: On Saturday, students will build their own jigs to take home and then prepare the kumiko stock for use on the project.  On Sunday, the class will cover the design, layout and construction of a basic Asa-no-ha pattern. Great mix of power tool and hand tool techniques.

Age: Adults

 

Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 3-4 students

 

Tools and Materials: Wide chisel (1" or larger works best); small block plane (eg. Lie-Nielson 102); Bench plane.

Cost: $125.00,  Includes shop fee, materials, and instructor.  

You must be a member of the club to take this class.  Sign up on this website. 

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy. You must be an ACWA member to attend this class. 

Coffee Table

Date:To Be Announced

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description: We will be constructing a coffee table out of wood. It will have a wooden apron that will have mortise and tenon joints at each corner. Two choices are available for the top- a flat top or a live edge. The top will be then expoxied the following week at our monthly meeting.  You must sign up as a participant if you want to apply epoxy to your table top. 

 

Age: 16 and up

Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 4 students

Tools and Materials: All tools will be provided. You have the choice of selecting your own material for the top or oak will be provided.  Please let us know what type of wood you'd like for the apron and legs.

Cost for Members: $20.00 shop fee, material fee to be determined; Instructor fee: $50.00

 

You must be a member of ACWA to attend this class.  Membership can be added at checkout.

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy.

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Polar Bear Cutting Board Class

Date: TBD

 

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

In this fun class we will use a band saw to cut out a grizzly bear shaped oak cutting board. We then use a router to finish the edges and hand sander to smooth all surfaces. The final step is to apply a walnut oil finish to all surfaces and it’s ready to use.

 

Age: Adults

Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 3 students

Tools and Materials: All tools are provided. You do not need to bring any tools. Oak material, template, glue, and walnut oil finish will be provided.

Cost for New Members: $45.00  which includes $20.00 shop fee; $10.00 materials fee and $15.00 instructors fee.  You must be a club member to take this class.  Sign up and pay on this website.

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy.

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Kerf Bent Box Fundamentals

Date: To Be Announced

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store;

5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description: Layout and cut bending kerfs then bend a small box using hot water to relay the kerf "hinge" wood. 

 

Age: Adults

 

Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 4 students

 

Tools and Materials: Tenon saw, bent carving knife, 1/4-inch bench or butt chisel, combination square.

Informational Resources: See attached images and references.

Note: This is a manual woodworking class, no power tools will be used. 

Cost for New Memebrs: $30.00. Includes $10.00 shop fee, $20 materials fee. You must be a member of the club to take this class.  Sign up on this website. 

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy. You must be an ACWA member to attend this class. 

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Scroll Saw Christmas Ornament

Date: TBD​

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description:

Students will choose a Christmas ornament pattern and be given instruction in how to use a scroll saw to create the ornament.

Age: 16+ or 12+ accompanied by an adult

 Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 8 students

Tools and Materials: All tools and materials will be provided. 

Cost: $10.00 shop fee, Materials/instructor fee: $10.00. Total cost $20.00

 

You must be an ACWA member to attend the class. Please sign up on this website.

 

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Wall Mounted Coat Rack

Date: To Be Announced

 

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store;

5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description: In this class we will make a wall hung coat rack. We’ll use a table saw to cut the rack to the length you need and then use a router to finish the edges. We then finish with spar urethane and install the coat hooks.

 

Age: Adults

 

Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 4 students

 

Tools and Materials: All tools are provided. You do not need to bring any tools. Oak material will be provided. You need to bring coat hooks of your choice. A good source is Hardware Specialties.

 

Cost for New Memebrs: $50.00. Includes $20.00 shop fee, $20 materials fee, and $10 instructors fee.  You must be a member of the club to take this class.  Sign up on this website. 

 

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy. You must be an ACWA member to attend this class. 

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Bandsaw Jewelry Box

Date: April 16, 2022

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

In this fun class we will use a band saw to make a beautiful jewelry box with one drawer.

Age: Adults

 Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 4 students

Tools and Materials: All tools are provided. You do not need to bring any tools. 5- 6 inch wood blanks of various hardwoods, template, glue, and spray finish will be provided.

Cost: $50.00  Includes $25.00 material fee and $25.00 instructor fee. You must be a member of the club to take this class for insurance reasons.  Sign up on this website. 

 

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is not provided. 

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Traditional Longbow

Date: To be Announced

3 sessions

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description:

This is a class for experienced woodworkers. Over three weekends we will build a traditional longbow by creating laminations of cherry and combining them with fiberglass. This involves using the bandsaw, drum sander, and pattern makers rasps. (Oh, and lots of sanding by hand.) Everything is provided in the class and you will have your choice of black, brown, or green fiberglass for the back and belly of the bow. A black walnut or cherry handle section will be available. You will learn how to make a very thin, tapered laminations and a tried and true method of clamping several layers of material into a precision, heated form. 

There is nothing like releasing an arrow from a longbow that you made yourself!

Age: 16 if accompanied by an adult

 Number of Students: 3

Tools and Materials: All provided

Cost: $320

 

 You must be a member of the club to take this class for insurance reasons.  Sign up on this website. 

 

Scroll Saw Puzzle

Date: TBD

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store;

5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description: 

We will be using a scroll saw to cut out a small puzzle. Several choices will be available. 

Age: 16+ or 12+ if accompanied by an adult

 

Number of Students: 5

Tools and Materials: All tools and materials will be provided. 

 

Cost: $20.00 shop fee, Instructor fee: $20.00. Total cost $40.00

  You must be a member of the club to take this class.  Sign up on this website. 

 

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy. You must be an ACWA member to attend this class. 

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Welcome Sign using CNC Router

Date: TBD

 

Time: 10 a.m. -to 4 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware Store; 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

 

Class Description:

We will use a hand held, CNC router to route "Welcome Home" below a mountain top scene on a cedar plank. Paint and/or stain for the finishing touch.

Age: 16 and up

 Number of Students: Class size is restricted to 4 students

Tools and Materials: All tools and materials will be provided. 

Cost: $20.00 shop fee, Materials fee: 30.00 Total Cost $50.00.

Cancellation Policy: Club membership is not refundable. Tuition will be refunded on a case by case basis or if we can find another student to fill the vacancy. You must be an ACWA member to attend this class. 

 

 

You must be an ACWA member to attend the class. Please sign up on this website.