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 WOODSHOP (WOD)
 
   
WOD101: Woodshop Access (SBU)

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

After this class, members 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-toe shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

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

Note: This class does not cover the wood router, the planer, the jointer, or the wood lathe./i>

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

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
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-toe 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!

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
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-toe shoes, eye protection, short sleeves

  • 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Thursday, 2/23/17 7:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD438: Woodturning: Make Custom Light Pulls

So you took the SBU, what's next? Come and make your own custom light pulls! After this class, each student will walk out with at least two customized light pulls. These make great gifts and really put a spark into your home.

Project: Custom Light Pulls

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU, WOD 101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

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

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


1 session currently scheduled:
    Woodturning: Make Custom Light Pulls Tuesday, 2/21/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.