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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Three Legged Stool

Date: October 15-16, 22-23, 29-30

Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm, with 30 minute lunch break. Lunch is not provided.

Milling class on 10/15 - 1PM to 5PM

 

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

Class Description: In this class we will each build a small 18" high, 3 legged stool. THe stool features splayed tapered legs, bridle joint joinery and has learning opportunities in both machine and hand tool work. There is potential for fitting each student's skill level. 

Age: Adults; Young adults 16+

Number of Students:  Class size is restricted to 10 students 

Tools and Materials:

  • Tape Measure and a 6" rule or so rule

  • Sliding T- bevel

  • Combination square

  • Marking knife

  • Marking gauge

  • Sharp pencil, not a carpenter pencil

  • Sketch pad (not necessary, but its good to have something to sketch out ideas)

  • Bench chisels, sharp - at least 3/8" - 1" widths and mallet.

  • Spokeshave - flat soled for sure and a curved sole might also come in handy, but not necessary. Most important is that it is tuned and sharp. 

  • Cabinet scraper

  • Rasp or coarse file

  • A small rabbet plane would be handy, but if there are 2 or 3 for everyone's use that would be good enough. It won't get used much by each person in the class

  • A tool apron is a plus

  • Hearing protection, safety glasses and dusk mask.

You must be a ACWA member to attend this class.

Cost: $500/student plus materials. Students provide their own lumber. Approx 8 bd. ft. of 8/4 stock. A plank 8" wide by 72" long x 8/4 will be a perfect size to work from. 

 

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. 

Contact: Mark Wedekind. mw.weekind@

gmail.com  907-297-9189

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Mallett

Date: December 17-18, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm Lunch is not provided

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware at 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

Class Description: In this class we will construct a mallett.

Age: Adults: Young adults 16+

Number of Students:  Class size is restricted to 6 students 

Tools and Materials:

  • 7/16" or 1/2" mortise chisel if you have one. If not please let us know and we'll find one for you to borrow. All the other tools needed will be provided.

 

You must be a ACWA member to attend this class.

Cost: $30 materials fee. $40 instructor fee, $20 shop fee  Total Cost $90.00

 

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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Bandsaw Jewelry Box

Date: To Be Announced

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm Lunch is not provided

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware at 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

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

Level: Intermediate

Age: Adults

Number of Students:  Class size is restricted to 4 students 

Tools and Materials:

All tools are provided. 5-6 inch wood blanks of various hardwoods, template, glue, and wipe-on finish will be provided.

 

You must be a ACWA member to attend this class.

Cost: $25 materials fee, 25.00 instructor fee.  Total Cost $50.00

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. 

Shaker Oval Boxes

Date: November 12 & 13, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm Lunch is not provided

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware at 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

Class Description: In this fun class students will construct a set of 5 cherry shaker boxes with lids

Age: Adults: Young adults 16+

Number of Students:  Class size is restricted to 5 students 

Tools and Materials:

All tools are provided. You do not need to bring any tools.

 

You must be a ACWA member to attend this class.

Cost: $60 materials fee, $150.00 instructor fee, $20 shop fee. Total Cost $230.00

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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Scroll Saw Christmas Ornaments

Date: December 10th, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm Lunch is not provided

 

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware at 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

Class Description: Students will choose a Christmas ornament patter and be given instruction in how to use a scroll saw to create the ornament.

Age: Adults: Young adults 16+ (12+ if accompanied by an adult)

Number of Students:  Class size is restricted to 8 students 

Tools and Materials:

 All tools and materials will be provided.

You must be a ACWA member to attend this class.

Cost: $10 materials/instructor fee, $10 shop fee  Total Cost $20.00

 

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. 

Grizzly Bear Cutting Board with CNC Router embellishments

Date: December 3-4, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm Lunch is not provided

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware at 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

Class Description: In this class we use a band saw to cut out a grizzly bear shaped cutting board.  Use a router to finish the edges and hand sander to smooth all surfaces.  A CNC shaper will be available to customize the cutting board with images and text. 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 4 students 

Tools and Materials:

All tools and materials will be provided.  Maple material, template and walnut oil will be provided.

 

You must be a ACWA member to attend this class.

Cost: Materials, instructor and shop fee  Total Cost $60.00

 

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. 

Christmas Tree Box

Date: November 19-20, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm Lunch is not provided

Where: Alaska Industrial Hardware at 5655 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage

Class Description: Will will construct a wooden box that hides a Christmas tree stand.  it will be decorated with stencils of the participants choice.

Age: Adults: Young adults 16+

Number of Students:  Class size is restricted to 4 students 

Tools and Materials:

All tools and materials will be provided.

You must be a ACWA member to attend this class.

Cost: $45 materials fee. $25 instructor fee, $20 shop fee  Total Cost $90.00

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.