Woodworking

Woodworking – Fundamentals

PRC 7100

Learn the heritage art of woodworking at the introductory level. Course work includes discussion on history and trends, practice, and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Upon completion, participants will be prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. Discussion is held at the beginning of class about what types of wood will work best for each student’s project and guidance is provided about obtaining wood. The quantity and purchase amount will vary per student and per project but will cost $50 or less. The Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW) has poplar wood for purchase. If students prefer wood other than poplar, it may be purchased elsewhere. Please call the instructor at 336-394-4718 for recommendations. Some students prefer to bring in wood from other sources. Neither Rockingham Community College staff nor the CCWW staff will cut down trees or retrieve fallen wood from private community members. Wood obtained from anywhere other than the CCWW must be inspected and approved by the instructor. Students must provide safety glasses and hearing protection. A $20 supply fee is included in the cost of this class.

Classes are held at the Center for Construction Trades and Woodworking (CCTW) located at 333 South Scales Street in Reidsville. This is the former Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW), which was renovated and renamed in Spring 2022.

Instructor: Smith Cost: $147
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7100-01 55972 W 8/31-11/16 5:45-9:15PM CCTW
PRC-7100-01 56612 W 2/1-4/19 5:45-9:15PM CCTW

 

Woodworking – Intermediate

PRC 7143

Learn the heritage art of woodworking at the intermediate level. Course work includes discussion on history and trends, practice, and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Upon completion, students are prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. Students need wood for projects, which they learned about in the pre- requisite Fundamentals of Woodworking class. Wood obtained from anywhere other than the CCWW must be inspected and approved by the instructor. A $20 supply fee is included in the cost of this class.

Classes are held at the Center for Construction Trades and Woodworking (CCTW) located at 333 South Scales Street in Reidsville. This is the former Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW), which was renovated and renamed in Spring 2022.

Instructor: Smith Cost: $147
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7143-01 55969 T 8/30-11/15 5:45PM-9:15PM CCTW
PRC-7143-02 55970 TH 9/1-11/17 5:45PM-9:15PM CCTW
PRC-7143-02 56613 T 1/31-4/18 5:45PM-9:15PM CCTW
PRC-7143-02 56825 TH 2/2-4/20 5:45PM-9:15PM CCTW
PRC-7143-03 57367 TTH 5/23-8/1 5:45PM-9:15PM CCTW

 

Woodworking – Advanced: Fine Points of Furniture Construction

RRC 7127

Learn the heritage art of woodworking at an advanced level. Coursework includes discussion on the history, trends, and practice of the art and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Upon completion, students will be prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. Safety equipment is required (safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.). Students need wood for projects, which they learned about in the pre-requisite Fundamentals of Woodworking course. Wood obtained from anywhere other than the CCWW must be inspected and approved by the instructor. A $20 supply fee is included in the cost of the class.

Classes are held at the Center for Construction Trades and Woodworking (CCTW) located at 333 South Scales Street in Reidsville. This is the former Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW), which was renovated and renamed in Spring 2022.

Instructor: Smith Cost: $202
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7127-01 55971 TTH 8/23-11/17 8AM-3:30PM CCTW
PRC-7127-01 56614 TTH 1/31-4/20 8AM-3:30PM CCTW
PRC-7127-01 57367 TTH 5/23-8/3 8AM-3:30PM CCTW

 

Cabinetmaking

CAB 3100

Learn the fundamental techniques of cabinetmaking. Course topics include understanding the difference between production and custom cabinets; proper selection of woods, materials, tools and finishes; learning how to plan, blueprint and build a small cabinet; understanding cabinet installation; and understanding how to estimate building and labor construction costs.

Students will need: Safety glasses, hearing protection, N95 mask, measuring tape, pencil, folding rule (instructor will specify what type of folding rule during the first class – do not purchase this ahead of time).

Students must wear closed toe shoes. Pants must fit snugly at the waist and properly throughout, because loose-fitting pants or shirts can catch in the machinery and cause serious injury. While operating machinery, never wear long sleeves that fit loosely or do not button at the wrist. Long hair must be tied back into a bun at all times to prevent getting caught in machinery. The instructional space is comfortable but not heated or air-conditioned, so students should dress accordingly.

Students do not need to purchase the following list of project materials prior to the first class. Student projects and project sizes will be determined during the first class and students will purchase materials after that. Here is a general idea of what materials may be needed, although the sizes and cost may vary:

1 ea 3/4 x4’x8’ plywood = approx. $89
1 ea 1/4 x4’x8’ plywood = approx. $20
50 board feet of 4/4 poplar in the rough @ approx. $2.60/bdft = approx. $130
4 drawer slides – @ approx. $24/each = approx. $96
Total approximate materials cost for student project: $335

Classes are held at Freeman Wood Crafters (FRWC), located at 413 Church St. in Eden.

Instructor: Freeman Cost: $202
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CAB-3100-01 56214 TTH 8/15-12/22 6-9PM FRWC
CAB-3100-02 57378 MW 1/9-5/5 6-9PM FRWC
CAB-3100-03 57379 TTH 1/10-5/4 6-9PM FRWC
CAB-3100-01 57380 M-TH 5/30-8/1 6-9PM FRWC

 

Intro to Cutting Boards

CAB 7020

This course, held on three Saturdays, provides an introduction to cutting board creation from master woodworker Jim Freeman, just in time for the holidays. Students get an hour lunch break from 12-1 p.m. No class Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26.The class is held at Freeman’s Wood Crafters, 413 Church St., Eden. To register, call 336-342-4261 ext. 2333, or visit https://www.rockinghamcc.edu/continuing-education/how-to-register/

Instructor: Freeman Cost: $92
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CAB-7020-01 57625 S 11/19-12/10 8AM-5PM FRWC
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