The Central Minnesota Woodworker’s Association in Partnership with the Paramount Center for the Arts is offering the following classes and events in the first half of 2018

All classes and events held at the
Paramount Tech Center
248 33rd Ave South
Waite Park, MN 56387

Create a Basic CabinetCabinet

Tuition: $175.00 (includes all materials to create a cabinet)
Experience Level: beginner, no prior experience required
Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 9am-5pm with George Vondriska ( 1 session)
Capacity: 10

Master the basics of cabinet making and the door is open to build shop cabinets, vanities, book cases, and so much more. In this session you’ll learn to:
• Use tricks and shortcuts for making perfect dadoes and rabbets
• Use a shop-made jig and plunge router for adjustable shelf holes
• Dimension and join a face frame
• Dimension door parts for an overlay flat panel door
• Create rail and stile (cope and stile) joinery on the router table
• Hang a cabinet door

George has been building cabinets for a long time, and will pass along a number of techniques that simplify the cabinet making process. Each student will build a 16” wide x 22” tall x 8” deep cabinet. Note: that the top and molding shown in the photo will not be part of this class.

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Introduction to Basic WoodworkingBox

Tuition: $120.00 (includes all materials to create one keepsake box)
Experience Level: beginner, no prior experience required
Tues, Mar 6-20, 2018, 7-9pm with Mark Voigt ( 3 sessions)
Capacity: 10

Dive into the world of woodworking in this introductory level workshop, where students will build a keep-sake box over the course of three lessons. The box will feature miter joints, and a lift off lid. Constructing the box will provide an application of lessons on shop and machine safety, machine operation, wood selection, joinery, gluing and clamping, and finishing.

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Lie Nielsen Hand Tool Event

March 16, 2018, 10am to 6pm
March 17, 2018, 10am to 5pm
Fee: $FREE

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Coming to St. Cloud, MN
Woodworking Hand Tool Event with Central Minnesota Woodworker’s Association

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks(R), the premier US manufacturer of heirloom quality woodworking tools, is bringing its popular Hand Tool Event(R) to St. Cloud, MN on March 16-17, 2018 with the Central Minnesota

Woodworker’s Association. This event is part of the company’s ongoing international program to expose woodworkers of all ages and skill levels to the benefits of traditional hand tools and techniques, and is a rare opportunity for the public to receive first-hand instruction directly from the toolmakers. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks makes heirloom quality, woodworking hand tools in Warren, Maine, and takes pride in providing exceptional support to their customers. Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Events travel to cities around the country to promote woodworking education in the use of hand tools. Lie-Nielsen also offers weekend workshops, instructional videos, and encourages visitors to tour their showroom and shop in Maine. For more information about this event, please contact Jared Patch at (800) 327-2520, email, or visit

Explore the Basics of MarquetryMarquetry

Tuition: $150.00 (includes all materials to create one decorative item)
Experience Level: beginner, no prior experience required
Sat, April 7, 2018, 9am-4pm & Sun, April 8, 2018, 10am-2pm
with Don Peterson ( 2 sessions)
Capacity: 10

Marquetry is the art and craft of producing pictures and decorative designs using the grain, figure, and color of wood veneers and other materials. The design created using these veneers is glued to a base.

This class will cover the basics of selecting and using veneer, cutting a design from the veneer, assembling the pieces, and gluing and finishing the completed picture. All materials and tools are included. The student will leave with the basic tools and supplies to continue working on an additional project of their own.

Instructor for the class is Don Peterson. Don has been doing marquetry for several years. He completed classes with Paul Schurch.

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