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L.L. JOHNSON LUMBER MFG. CO. & JOHNSON'S WORKBENCH
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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

 

 

INSTRUCTOR ERNIE SCHUETE

 

 WOOD TURNING CLASS

FOR ADULTS

May 10 - 11, 2019

 
 
TO SIGN UP FOR ERNIE'S MAY TURNIG CLASS

CALL ERNIE SCHUETE AT (517) 775-2166

 

 

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. No previous turning experience is required.


Maximum class size is three.
Class Cost: $160 plus $40 Materials Fee. Total $200
. $100 Deposit required at sign-up. All refunds are at the discretion of the instructor.

 
TO SIGN UP FOR FRED'S JUNE CARVING CLASSES

CALL 800-292-5937

OR STOP INTO OUR CHARLOTTE LOCATION

 

 
JUNE 21, 2019
Charlotte MI location

Friday Adult Carving Class:

1:30 - 3:30

Instructor Fred Erbisch is working on his own carving design for this class project.

 

 
JUNE 22, 2019
Charlotte MI location

Saturday Adult Carving Class

12:30 - 3:30

Instructor Fred Erbisch is working on his own carving design for this class project.

 

 
JUNE 22, 2019
Charlotte MI location

Saturday Children's Class

10:00 - 12:00

Instructor Fred Erbisch is working on his own carving design for this class project.

 

 
SEPTEMBER CARVING CLASSES
WOOD EXPO WEEKEND, September 6 & 7 2019
Fred will be teaching carving classes during our Wood Expo Show.
Times and details yet to be determined.

 

 
TO SIGN UP FOR FRED'S NOVEMBER CARVING CLASSES

CALL 800-292-5937

OR STOP INTO OUR CHARLOTTE LOCATION

 

 
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
Charlotte MI location

Friday Adult Carving Class:

1:30 - 3:30

Instructor Fred Erbisch is working on his own carving design for this class project.

 

 
NOVEMBER 30 , 2019
Charlotte MI location

Saturday Adult Carving Class

12:30 - 3:30

Instructor Fred Erbisch is working on his own carving design for this class project.

 

 
NOVEMBER 30, 2019
Charlotte MI location

Saturday Children's Class

10:00 - 12:00

Instructor Fred Erbisch is working on his own carving design for this class project.

 

 

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: $160 plus $40 Materials Fee. Total $200

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 sleeveā€™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.

 

OVAL FRAMES CLASS:

LOCATION & DATE:Charlotte Store. By Appointment. Please call 800-292-5937 ext: 313.
CLASS LEVEL: Intermediate
CLASS LENGTH: 4 Hours
COST: $50
PREREQUISITE: Router Class I, or basic experience with a router.
BRING: A router. Tools available for purchase day of class.
TOPICS COVERED: In this class you learn to build a jig to cut an oval frame with a router. This shop-built fixture will

allow you to build various sizes of oval frames.

 

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: $80
PREREQUISITE: None
Bring: A router. Tools available for purchase day of class.
TOPICS COVERED: This workshop will cover the basic uses of the router, including selecting the correct router and

bits 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: Intermediate
CLASS LENGTH: 4 Hours
COST: $80
PREREQUISITE: Router Class I, or beginning router experience.
BRING: A router. Tools available for purchase day of class.
TOPICS COVERED: This class will cover the many uses of the router table. You will also learn to cut circles and dados,

using various shop-built jigs and fixtures.

 

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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