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 WOODSHOP (WOD)
 
   
WOD099: Master Class: Table Saw

Completed the Woodshop SBU? Interested in learning more? Join us for a Master Class with local educator Adam Nelson.

In this class, you will gain hands-on experience with advanced table saw techniques. Get familiar with feather boards, sleds, and work holding techniques. Students will also learn how to square lumber, rough cut, rip cut, cut narrow pieces, and re-saw.



Project: Build an apple crate

Prerequisites: Woodshop SBU

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

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


1 session currently scheduled:
    Master Class: Table Saw Thursday, 2/16/17 6:00 PM 3.0 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.
   
WOD405: Master Class: Router

Master this versatile tool that is essential to serious woodworkers. This class covers hand router use and template routing.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Master Class: Router Saturday, 2/18/17 2:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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.
   
WOD905: Advanced Woodworking Joinery II: Dado Blades and Box Jointing



1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Woodworking Joinery II: Dado Blades and Box Jointing Saturday, 2/25/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD102: Hand Tool Basics

This is a great skill building class for adults who may have missed high school shop class or are looking to familiarize themselves with these tools before undertaking a DIY project. The class is also ideal for young people who are interested in learning how these tools can empower them to build whatever they imagine, from a skate ramp to a backyard roller coaster.

In this class, you will learn how to safely operate a number of the most frequently used hand tools. Your instructor will guide you through the proper techniques to cut, shape, assemble, and finish a small project.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Hand Tool Basics Tuesday, 1/24/17 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD101: Woodshop Access (SBU)

Learn how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this Access class (formerly Safety and Basic Use)

After this class member's will have access to the SawStop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, band saw, and belt and disk sanders. Learn to set up straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes.

Project: This class doesn't include a project

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

this class does not cover the wood router, the planer, the jointer, or the wood lathe

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

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Saturday, 1/28/17 6:00 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 Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Friday, 2/3/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Wednesday, 2/15/17 10:00 AM 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 Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Wednesday, 2/22/17 6:30 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
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Monday, 2/27/17 6:00 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
    * 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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Thursday, 1/26/17 7:00 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
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Saturday, 2/11/17 12:00 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 Monday, 2/20/17 6:00 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD304: Advanced Woodworking - Joinery

Wood joinery is the foundation of building furniture and wooden structures. Joints can be very simple and purely functional or they can be complex and elegant, requiring a master level of artistry and skill to produce.

In this class, learn joint-making techniques as well as highly valuable theory and background information as they apply to joint making. Learn when to use certain joints, which joints are the strongest, how grain direction influences joint strength, glue selection, pre-gluing techniques, proper clamping and much more. This class will provide the foundation needed to create virtually any wood structural project.

Class time will be split between discussing theory in the classroom and learning joinery techniques and creating joints in the woodshop.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of WOD101 - Woodshop and WOD201 - Planer, Jointer and Router Table Safety and Basic Use (SBU) classes.

You will learn how to use a mortise and tenon jig and a dovetail jig for use on your own joinery projects, available for you as a TechShop member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Woodworking - Joinery Monday, 1/30/17 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.