...learn new woodworking skills while handcrafting items you can take home after each class.
MEDINA, Minn. (PRWEB) March 08, 2018
To celebrate National Woodworking Month, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide will be offering hands-on project kits and classes throughout April in which participants can learn new woodworking skills while handcrafting items they can take home after each class.
Projects include a custom knife; a turned handle for a bottle opener, ice cream scoop or pizza cutter; a wireless speaker; and a custom sign. Participants can sign up for any or all of the classes, and they'll leave with a completed project. Plans, overview videos and materials also will be available online for those who want to make the projects on their own.
"April is National Woodworking Month – the perfect time to learn new woodworking skills," said Scott Ekman, Rockler's vice president of marketing. "These classes offer a unique opportunity for anyone interested in woodworking to learn basic techniques, get some hands-on experience and meet other people interested in the craft."
All Rockler stores will offer the “Make-and-Take” classes, and a different project is scheduled for each week. Class size will be limited from three to six participants, so lots of one-on-one help will be available.
Each class will last 2 to 3 hours and will focus on a single project. In the knifemaking class, they’ll mount, shape and finish a custom wood handle/grip on a knife kit. In the turned handle class, they’ll turn a wood handle on the lathe that can be used with bottle opener, ice cream scoop or pizza cutter hardware. In the wireless speaker class, they'll build a small decorative box and install the speaker components inside. In the custom sign class, they’ll use a plunge router and character templates to create their own sign on a wood blank.
The cost of each class ranges from $25 to $60 and includes all materials. More details and links to register for local classes are available at http://www.rockler.com/makeandtake.
About Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
Celebrating its 64th year as a family-run business, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the nation’s premier supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and other high-quality woodworking and do-it-yourself products. Rockler has 37 retail locations in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA, and WI, as well as extensive catalog and internet operations.
To learn more about Rockler, please visit http://www.rockler.com or call 1-877-ROCKLER.