PFW requires payment for each class upon registration. If a registrant wishes to arrange for other payment terms, please call the shop to discuss. Refunds are issued only if the canceling student’s slot is filled, and are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. In the event that a student is required to miss a class, it may be possible to schedule some make-up time, depending upon the student’s and the instructor’s schedules. This is at the discretion of PFW. Credit cards are accepted by telephone or via our website. In the event that a course is canceled by PFW, a full refund will immediately be issued.
PFW respects and is committed to protecting your privacy. We may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our site. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited. PFW will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone whatsoever.
Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.
Shipping PolicyPFW does not ship from our “PFW Store.” A customer cannot make a purchase of anything except a course using a credit card via our website.
The safety of all participants is the primary consideration of PFW. All students will be required to follow the instructor’s directions at all times. Any student who works in an unsafe manner or fails to follow an instructor’s direction may be asked to leave PFW immediately. Under this circumstance, a tuition refund is solely at the discretion of PFW.
Woodworking is an inherently dangerous process. Each student will be given a form of General Release of Liability upon initial registration and will be required to promptly sign and return it to the Studio, a standard practice of all craft schools. A sample of this Release available for examination upon request.
Storage of Ongoing Project Materials
Solely on a “space available” basis, project materials may be stored at PFW during the term of the course only. PFW accepts no responsibility for theft or damage of a student’s materials, hardware, tools or other property stored at PFW.
Tools, Handtools, Sharpening
PFW is well equipped with power tools and the safe use of these tools by the students is permitted. Each student is encouraged to have his or her own handtools, such as measuring and marking devices, chisels, planes, hand saws, etc. PFW has some handtools available for student use. A detailed list of handtools for each course is available upon request, and is sent out with course registration materials.
PFW has a complete sharpening center, generously supported by Shapton Stones, and by Toolsforworkingwood.com and Norton Abrasives. Careful student use is permitted. PFW stocks for sale a range of Shapton sharpening stones and accessories. A price list is available upon request.
PFW supplies consumables as part of the course tuition, including adhesives, abrasives, etc.
Each student is required to bring his or her own hearing protection and eye protection, and dust protection, if desired.