Make handmade gifts in under and hour|Rockler Woodworking

There will be woodworking classes held at two Rockler Woodworking stores in the Tukwila, Seattle area.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:16am
  • Life

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores in Seattle and Tukwila are giving makers a unique opportunity to craft a handmade gift for the holiday season.

Rockler will host Handmade Gift classes on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. as well as 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Participants do not have to have any woodworking experience — Rockler staff will teach them how to use a lathe and other tools to create a unique handle for their choice of a bottle opener, an ice cream scoop or a pizza cutter.

Each participant will leave with a one-of-a-kind, handmade gift. The class will last approximately 45 to 60 minutes, with the cost ranging from $35 to $45 depending on which utensil the attendee chooses to make.

Rockler decided to offer these holiday gift classes after conducting a nationwide survey of 500 people, which found that over half of those surveyed would prefer to receive handmade gifts over those bought in a store.

The findings come just ahead of National Make a Gift Day (Dec. 3), which Rockler is recognizing by hosting its own Handmade Gift classes.

“Everyone leaves with a completed project that will make a great gift for someone they love,” said Scott Ekman, Rockler’s vice president of marketing.

Because handle turning is relatively simple, it’s ideal for anyone who wishes to participate, including those with little or no prior woodworking experience. Store staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance. Each participant will leave with a completed utensil.

Class size will be limited to six participants per session and attendees under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Class sign-up is available online by clicking on the store link below.

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware Tukwila

345 Tukwila Parkway, Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: (206) 244-916

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