WPAFB offers variety of classes


Submitted photo 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.

Submitted photo 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.


WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The Consolidated Hobby Complex provides a variety of classes and is located in Bldg. 1227 in the Kittyhawk Area of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The basic wood turning class, the most popular class, is offered 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every other Tuesday and is taught by wood turning specialist Chris Barrett.

Barrett teaches students how to use all sizes of wood lathes to complete projects such as creating large, decorative wooden bowls. The students learn on three different machines, using many types of woods.

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 p.m. individuals pay for one hour at $5 and get the second hour free. Participants may work up to four straight hours for $10. 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.

Other available classes:

Stained Glass: This is a 10-person class that meets on Tuesdays. It’s offered as a five week course in which 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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday. 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. The classes are personalized by teaching basic car care using the student’s own car. The Auto Hobby is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

The Arts and Crafts Shop is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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

Submitted photo 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.
https://www.beavercreeknewscurrent.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2019/02/web1_161209-F-EJ780-002.jpgSubmitted photo 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.