What wood you make?

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  • By Airman 1st Class Ryan Zeski
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
The 92nd Force Support Squadron's Wood Craft Center offers a place for patrons of all ages to learn or show off their woodworking skills. The staff offers basic to advanced classes allowing the creation of wood-crafted masterpieces.

The wood craft center offers woodworking I, II and III, which will take anyone from a novice to someone one who can craft anything they desire. The courses require a fee for materials over the two month span.

"For someone who completes woodworking I and II, there probably isn't anything they can't build," said Kevin Watt, 92nd Force Support Squadron woodcraft instructor.

For those not looking for a lengthy commitment, the shop also offers shorter courses lasting anywhere from three hours to all day.

"Those taking the course will be able to come in with nothing and have something to take home at the end of the day," said Watt.

Other courses include basic scroll-saw use, custom pen making, building a toy box and making a challenge coin display case. There are 13 courses at the woodshop with more to be released in the upcoming months.

If an experienced woodcrafter wishes to use the shop, all they would need to do is take a qualification course which takes about an hour.

"If someone wants to make cabinets here, they have all the tools to do so," said Watt.

This is an industrial sized wood shop, the tools and machines provided are top of the line, enabling anyone to create exactly what they want, added Watt.

"I've been in woodshops my whole life and I haven't seen one better equipped," said Michael Cain, 92nd FSS woodcraft staff.

Watt said the wood shop hopes to reach out to more Active Duty members and pass on the love of woodworking.

Custom making items is another service provided by the shop. For a fee, customers can request items they wish to have made and the wood craft staff will fulfill their request.

For more information on the wood craft center call (509) 247-5189.