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tools and techniquesTools & Techniques classes get you up to speed on tool safety and operation, and basic woodworking techniques.


hands-onHands-on classes give you in-depth training on specific tools as you make a project to take home with you. Materials, tools, and basic designs are provided.

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intro to woodworking
hands on
tools and techniques
Intro to Woodworking - Oct/Nov
Session #1-Wed 3-6pm, 10/18 to 11/15
Session #2-Wed 7-10pm, 10/18 to 11/15
Session #3-Fri 11am-2pm, 10/20 to 11/17
Session #4-Sat 10am-1pm, 10/21 to 11/18
Session #5-Sat 3-6pm, 10/21 to 11/18
Session #6-Mon 3-6pm, 10/30 to 11/27
Session #7-Mon 7-10pm, 10/30 to 11/27
Designed for beginners with little to no woodworking experience, this five-session class covers wood physics, shop safety and etiquette, an introduction to joinery concepts, and hands-on experience with the most commonly used woodworking machines.
The project for this class is a small side table featuring half-laps, bridle joints, and a round top. The goal of this course is to build a foundation of skills and knowledge so you can work independently on simple projects or move forward with more advanced classes. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Price: $495 + $100 materials/equipment fee
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lathe bowl turning wood
tools and techniques
hands on
Intro to Hand Tools
Fridays 3-6pm, 10/27 to 11/17
Over the course of four sessions you'll get hands-on training with essential hand tools--back saws, chisels, and planes--while making a classic hardwood mallet with simple and elegant joinery. You'll also learn how to keep your tools sharp and well-tuned. This class provides a solid foundation of skills and techniques for both small projects and more advanced hand cut joinery for furniture making. All tools and materials are included.
Non-member price: $395 + $50 materials/equipment fee
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routers 101 cutting board
tools and techniques
hands on
Routers 101 - Cutting board
Wednesdays 7-10pm, 10/25 to 11/8
Learn how to use the most versatile tool in the shop. With a router you can do twenty different types of joinery, create beautiful edge profiles, and make flawless duplicates of furniture parts. But used incorrectly, routers can be at best unpleasant to use and at worst dangerous. In this three-session intensive, you'll get hands-on training using stationary and plunge routers as well as the router table while learning essential router techniques and safety. Our project for this class will be a beautiful hardwood cutting board with rounded edges, bread-board ends with tongue and groove joinery, and a template-routed juice groove.
Non-member price: $375 + $50 materials fee
Member price: $382
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furniture making joinery bench
hands on
tools and techniques
Woodworking II: Chair
Sundays 2-6pm, 10/29 to 12/10 (no class 11/26)
This 6-week intermediate-level workshop takes you step by step through the typical furniture-making process: design, layout, cutting, joinery, assembly, glue-up and finishing. Working with machines and jigs, you will build a solid hardwood chair. You will learn two techniques to cut mortise and tenon joinery and use the table saw and router to shape parts. We will focus on machine set up and organization to get accurate, repeatable results. Topics covered include:
  • How to layout parts, make a cut list and estimate materials/cost from a design
  • Milling rough lumber using the jointer, planer and table saw
  • Cutting tapered parts on the table saw and how to build a taper jig
  • Mortise and tenon joinery using two methods: plunge router with table saw and Festool Domino joiner with loose tenons
  • How to use the router table and templates to create exact copies of a part
  • Strategies for gluing and clamping
Non-member price: $725 + $150 materials and equipment fee
Member price: $787 (includes materials)
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lathe turning wood
tools and techniques
hands on
Lathe 101: Intro to Turning
Wed 7-10pm, 10/11 to 10/25
This three-session class is a hands-on introduction to the art of turning wood on the lathe, covering lathe setup, operation and safety, carving techniques, and tool sharpening. This class provides a solid foundation for those interested in a range of turning projects, such as furniture parts, tool handles, and many more. All materials and safety equipment provided. Completion of this class allows you to rent open studio time to use the lathe to work independently on your own turning projects.
Non-member price: $375 + $50 materials/equipment fee
Member price: $382 (includes materials)
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lathe bowl turning wood
tools and techniques
hands on
Turning Bowls on the Lathe
Mon 7-10pm, 10/9 to 10/23
In this three-session workshop, you will turn a block of wood into a wooden bowl while learning the principles of bowl turning, tool selection, and turning techniques. You will also learn lathe operation and safety, how to sharpen lathe tools, and finishing basics. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Completion of this class allows you to rent open studio time to work on your own lathe projects.
Non-member price: $435 + $60 materials/equipment fee
Member price: $445 (includes materials)
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picture frames on table saw
tools and techniques
hands on
Table Saw Intensive
Thursdays 7-10pm, 9/14 to 9/28
Master the table saw and find out why it is the most loved--and feared--tool in the shop. In this three-session class we will cover essential table saw techniques and safety while doing a fun and practical project: building a hardwood picture frame with keyed miter joinery. In addition to gaining confidence on the table saw, you will learn how to make accurate and repeatable miter cuts and keys with purpose-built jigs, how to set up and use a dado set, miter joint glue-up techniques, and quick and easy finishing methods.
Non-member price: $365 + $50 materials fee
Member price: $373
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