Wood Craft Center
Wood Craft Center Toy Box Class
What We Offer
All classes are eight weeks long and open to all DoD ID card holders. Tuition is due the first night of class; Please note that the cost of materials is not included. This is rated one of the best classes offered in DoD, and a full range of custom work is also available.
Adult Education Woodworking
From beginner to journeyman woodworker, the environment at the Wood Craft Center is one of learning, experiencing and succeeding - a place where dreams can be transformed into articles of beauty and quality.
Fairchild's Wood Craft Center is a learning place, setting high standards in adult education while making woodworking a simple, economical and gratifying experience. It is rated as one of the best in DoD in classes offered, professional instruction and patron usage. It is available for use by active duty military, retired military, authorized DoD civilian employees and their respective families. This includes appropriated and non-appropriated civilian employees and family members. Once basic woodworking skills are acquired students have the lifelong ability to produce household furniture and products to use during their leisure.
Adult Wood shop Degree
Students completing Woodworking I, II and III will receive a diploma in "Adult Woodworking" representing 140 hours of hands-on experience in contemporary wood shop. The degree stipulates that the graduate is skilled in techniques of cabinet-making, fine woodworking, joinery, sanding and finishing; that the graduate has working knowledge and experience in the use of wood shop tools and equipment including the table, radial, band, scroll, power and panel saws, hand jig and circular saws, jointer, planer, shaper and woodworking hand tools. It also states that the graduate has proven proficient in the production of wood products using a variety of joining methods including dowel, dado, rabbet, tongue and groove, biscuit, dovetail and cabinet door joints.
The graduate of FAFB Wood Craft Program will have successfully produced finished products in each of the beginning, intermediate and advanced courses and accomplished high standards of woodshop safety, cleanliness, orderliness and professional woodworking ethics.
Woodworking I (Beginning)
The student will learn the basics of cabinet-making and woodworking and will construct a night stand incorporating concepts of drawer construction, joinery, planing, shaping, gluing and oil finishing. Students will learn the use of shop equipment and proper safety procedures. Prior woodworking experience is not required. This is the first of a three-part series leading to the Adult Wood Shop Degree. Class schedule will be determined on the first day. No experience required.
Woodworking II (Intermediate)
Prerequisite: Woodworking I
Students will construct a raised panel dresser with dovetailed drawers, and will further their knowledge in the use of shop equipment, construction techniques and finishing methods. This course, in sequence with Woodworking I & III, is required for the Adult Wood Shop Degree.
Woodworking III (Advanced)
Prerequisite: Woodworking I & II
Students will have the choice of an advanced cabinet or woodworking project to construct. Recommended projects include a china cabinet, gun cabinet, desks or tables. Students will progress to more detailed use of shop equipment and woodworking techniques. This course, taken in sequence with Woodworking I & II, qualifies the student for the Adult Woodshop Degree.
Prerequisite: Adult Wood Shop Degree
This Class is for students who have completed Woodworking I, II and III and would like to continue
with the advanced projects. Students can arrange any schedule during the open hours of the Wood
Craft Center. The fee ($70 per month) is calculated for any 30 day period.
Note: Tuition is due the first night of class. Material costs are distributed throughout the course. Materials not included in tuition cost.
Specials: 1/2 off tuition for second patron when couples apply for a class. Pay for 11 months of shop time, and recieve the 12th month free.