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Specialists lead wood-working, other craft classes at center

Dan Peck, woodworker, completes finishing work with a circular saw sander for a shadow box at the Consolidated Hobby Complex, Bldg. 1227 in the Kittyhawk area. (U.S. Air Force photos/W. Eugene Barnett)

Dan Peck, woodworker, completes finishing work with a circular saw sander for a shadow box at the Consolidated Hobby Complex, Bldg. 1227 in the Kittyhawk area. (U.S. Air Force photos/W. Eugene Barnett)

1st Lt. Marshall Quebatay lines up and presses a nameplate onto a shadow box in the self-help area of the Arts and Crafts Shop of the Consolidated Hobby Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/W. Eugene Barnett)

1st Lt. Marshall Quebatay lines up and presses a nameplate onto a shadow box in the self-help area of the Arts and Crafts Shop of the Consolidated Hobby Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/W. Eugene Barnett)

The Consolidated Hobby Complex provides a variety of classes including the basic wood turning class which is their most popular class. This class is offered every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is taught by wood turning specialist Chris Barrett.

Chris teaches students how to use all sizes of wood lathes to do projects like large, decorative wooden bowls. The students learn on three different machines, using many types of woods.

Other available classes:

Stained Glass: This is a 10-person class that meets on Tuesdays. It’s offered as a five week course where students expand their skills and build on their projects each week. They make things like stepping stones and window panes, and they learn how to cut and grind glass and solder.

Make It Monday: This is a sewing class offered every Monday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is the only class taught by volunteers. The volunteers come from the old Community Activity Center.

Auto Shop: The Auto Shop offers an Auto Class and Basic Car Care for Beginners. The instructor is ASE-certified and offers one-on-one classes. He further personalizes his classes by teaching basic car care using the student’s own car.

The Consolidated Hobby Complex is located in Bldg. 1227 in the Kittyhawk Area. The Arts and Crafts Shop is open Monday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Auto Hobby is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday it’s open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dan Peck is the Arts and Crafts manager and works full time at the woodshop, along with part time woodworker Scott Fillback, who works with do-it-yourselfers. Anyone who is active military, civilians and retirees may come in and use the woodshop facilities and tools.

The fee for the woodshop is $5 per hour, but during workdays after 2:00 p.m. you pay for one hour at $5.00 and you get the second hour free. You may work up to four straight hours for $10.00. Each type of hardwood is priced per board foot and customers can pay with cash, check or credit card. When checking out at the end of the day, users take their sign-in sheet up front to the main customer service center and pay for their product.

For more information, contact Dan Peck at 937-257-1476 or email him at daniel.peck.1@us.af.mil.