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 WOODSHOP (WOD)
 
   
WOD305: Advanced Woodworking: Mortise & Tenon Joinery

Mortise and Tenon joints are among the most used (and most useful) ways of making sturdy, beautiful projects in solid wood. Understanding how to use and make these joints is one of the most important skills a woodworker should acquire. In this class, students will learn the process of making a variety of mortise and tenon joints, including hidden and through mortises, wedged tenons, bridle joints and lap joints. We will be using primarily the table saw and table router, chisels and other tools available in the woodshop. The class will include a mix of demonstration and hands on practice.

Prerequisites: Woodshop SBU (WOD101) AND Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU (WOD201). If you have not yet taken one or both of these classes, sign up for the next session here.

If you have not taken BOTH prerequisite classes before attending this advanced level class, you will be told to come back when you have completed the prerequisites.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Woodworking: Mortise & Tenon Joinery Tuesday, 9/20/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Woodworking: Mortise & Tenon Joinery Saturday, 9/24/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD306: Advanced Working: Dovetail Joinery

The hand cut dovetail joint is often considered the epitome of woodworking craftsmanship. In this class, you will learn the concepts behind this beautiful joint. You will spend time with saws and chisels, practicing techniques to produce variations of the dovetail and to improve your general woodworking skills.

Class Prerequisite: None! Prior experiences with hand tools, particularly chisels, is a plus.

Basic materials will be provided.

Minimum age: 16. All students under age 18 MUST be enrolled with a parent or guardian who is also taking the class.

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes and long pants.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Working: Dovetail Joinery Sunday, 9/25/16 9:00 AM 4.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD101: Woodshop SBU

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking and how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class.

Get practical, hands-on experience using a SawStop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, band saw, and belt and disk sanders. Learn to make straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes.

Project: Build a small wooden shelf

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Sliding compound miter saw, table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, and belt and disc sanders

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

8 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodshop SBU Wednesday, 8/31/16 5:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodshop SBU Sunday, 9/4/16 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Saturday, 9/10/16 9:30 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Thursday, 9/15/16 5:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Monday, 9/19/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Monday, 9/26/16 4:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Tuesday, 9/27/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Friday, 9/30/16 4:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD201: Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn proper techniques and how to safely operate the jointer, planer, and table-mounted router.

Use these woodworking tools to turn rough lumber into finished boards (achieve precise thickness, square edges and flat surfaces) as well as create complex profiles for edge finishing and joinery operations. Say goodbye to the constraints of lumberyard wood and the high price of mail order wood. Say hello to affordable custom woodworking projects!

Project: Perform various operations on a piece of wood.

Recommended: Successful completion of WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU prior to taking this class

Equipment access: Table-mounted router, jointer, planer

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Tuesday, 8/30/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 9/7/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 9/14/16 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 9/28/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD103: Wood Lathe SBU

Woodturning is a method of woodworking used to create wooden bowls, pens, table legs and endless other round or cylindrical items on a lathe.

Learn to safely use the lathe to make wooden parts in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Discover how to set up the lathe, prepare raw materials, and use different wood turning tools. Spin circles around the shop with the new skills acquired in this class!

Project: Turn a wooden spindle

Prerequisites: WOD101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

Equipment access: Wood lathe

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Wednesday, 9/7/16 7:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Wednesday, 9/14/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Monday, 9/26/16 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Thursday, 9/29/16 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.