CLASSES

Learn How to Make Cool Stuff

By offering classes, we hope to teach beginners and advanced learners about skills and techniques. Unless noted, all required tools and materials are provided so all the student is responsible for when they show up is learning and having fun.

The resident Mann Tool instructor, David Pietras, is a South Carolina native and has lived in Columbia for 53 years. He started woodworking in 1978 when he was hired by Doc Wildes Funky House Building CompanyTools. His love for the forests and his passion for wood shows in many of his designs and projects. One of his favorite things he has done in his career was being a high school woodworking teacher for four years.

Adirondack Chair Featuring Shaper Origin

Adirondack Chair Featuring Shaper Origin

Ever thought about building a chair but worried the joinery and curves would be too difficult? With Shaper Origin and Workstation you can conquer the tough parts with confidence!! This class will give you hands on techniques and strategies to cut the most difficult aspects of a modern Adirondack chair design. In this 5 hour class we will cut the patterns from MDF. You can take the files, plans and patterns home to finish up. This an outdoor design so you can use a hearty species from our large inventory of lumber to finish at home if you would like. The class fee will include use of a Shaper Origin and Workstation, plus MFT worktable. MDF will be provided for patterns. This is a premium class with room for 4 students. Safety and social distancing will be practiced. Cost will be $300 per student.

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Bangle Bracelet

Bangle Bracelet

In this unique class, students will learn how to measure your wrist for a proper fit, prepare a blank and turn a wooden bangle bracelet. There is no experience required. Each student will complete a bangle bracelet. We are happy to be featuring guest instructor, David Fellows! Retired from the SC Department of Juvenile Justice, David continues to give of his time and talents as a volunteer instructor at SCDJJ.

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Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning

Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning

We will show you how to set up for bowl turning and guide you through the turning process using the proper tools to complete the bowl. Students will take home one project.

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Bowl II: Log-to-Bowl

Bowl II: Log-to-Bowl

Learn how to prepare a green log for turning.We will also discuss drying and storage. Everyone will turn a bowl.

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Bowl III: Natural Edge Bowl Turning

Bowl III: Natural Edge Bowl Turning

Learn how to prepare a green log for turning. We will also discuss drying and storage. Everyone will turn a natural edge bowl.

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Bowl IV: Wooden Platter Class

Bowl IV: Wooden Platter Class

This course will guide you through the process to make a wooden platter. Students will take home one project.

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Celtic Knot Pen

Celtic Knot Pen

We will be making a Celtic Knot pen blank and then turning it on the lathe. Some pen turning experiance is required.

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CNC 101: Intro to Software

CNC 101: Intro to Software

6:00pm-8:30pm. Students will follow along with the instructor as he lays out various techniques and discusses several strategies to get the most out of your CNC or Shaper Origin. He will also cover some inexpensive or free software that will give you more options in creating unique projects.

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Router I: Basics

Router I: Basics

This class will introduce (or re-introduce) you to the router. Topics covered will include safety, basic operation, bit selection, and adjustment.

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Router II: Advanced Router Techniques

Router II: Advanced Router Techniques

This class will teach advanced router techniques and jigs to make your router more useful. Router I, or router experience, is a prerequisite for this class.

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Tablesaw Basics

Tablesaw Basics

This class will introduce (or re-introduce) you to a tablesaw. Topics covered will include safety, basic operation, blade selection, and adjustment.

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Wood Prep

Wood Prep

We will be demonstrating the jointer, planer and tablesaw to prepare rough stock for use in woodworking projects.

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Wooden Pen Turning

Wooden Pen Turning

No experience required. In this entry level class we will show you how to set up the lathe and guide you through the proper procedure to complete a slimline wooden pen.

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CLASSES SCHEDULE

Learn How to Make Cool Stuff

Title Date Time Cost
Celtic Knot Pen (Thu) 3.11.2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $85.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Fri) 3.12.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Class Full
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Sat) 3.13.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Class Full
Adirondack Chair Featuring Shaper Origin (Sat) 3.20.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $300.00 Class Full
Tablesaw Basics (Tue) 3.23.2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $65.00 Sign Up
Wood Prep (Thu) 3.25.2021 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $65.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Fri) 3.26.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Sat) 3.27.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Class Full
Router I: Basics (Tue) 4.06.2021 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $65.00 Sign Up
Wooden Pen Turning (Thu) 4.08.2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $80.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Fri) 4.09.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl II: Log-to-Bowl (Sat) 4.10.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Class Full
CNC 101: Intro to Software (Wed) 4.14.2021 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $65.00 Sign Up
Router II: Advanced Router Techniques (Thu) 4.15.2021 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $65.00 Sign Up
Bangle Bracelet (Fri) 4.16.2021 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl III: Natural Edge Bowl Turning (Sat) 4.17.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Wooden Pen Turning (Thu) 5.06.2021 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM $80.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Fri) 5.07.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl I: Beginners Bowl Turning (Sat) 5.08.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl II: Log-to-Bowl (Sat) 5.15.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up
Bowl IV: Wooden Platter Class (Sat) 5.22.2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM $105.00 Sign Up

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