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lathe bowl turning wood
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Intro to Hand Tools Boot Camp
Mon 8/20 to Fri 8/24, 2-5pm
In this 5-day intensive, 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.
Price: $415 + $60 materials/equipment fee
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Intro to Woodworking - Sept
Session #1 - Wed 3-6pm, 9/5 to 10/3
Session #2 - Wed 7-10pm, 9/5 to 10/3
Session #3 - Thu 7-10pm, 9/6 to 10/4
Session #4- Sat 3-6pm, 9/8 to 10/6
Session #5- Sun 3-6pm, 9/9 to 10/7
Session #6- Mon 3-6pm, 9/10 to 10/8
Session #7- Tues 11am-2pm, 9/11 to 10/9
Session #8- Tues 7-10pm, 9/11 to 10/9
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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picture frames on table saw
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Table Saw Intensive
Thursdays 7-10pm, 8/30 to 9/13
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.
Price: $390 + $60 materials fee
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Woodworking II: Chair
Mondays 7-10pm, 9/10 to 10/29
This 8-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
Price: $875 ON SALE $775 (includes materials and equipiment fees)
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Woodworking II: Shaker Side Table
Saturdays 10am-2pm, 9/8 to 10/20
This 7-session 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 machine and hand tools, you will build a solid hardwood side table with mortise and tenon joinery, tapered legs and a rabbeted drawer. Topics covered:
  • Reading design drawings
  • How to make a cut list and estimate materials and cost from a design
  • Milling rough lumber using the jointer, planer and table saw
  • Mortise and tenon joinery using the mortising machine and table saw
  • How to make and fit a rabbeted drawer
  • Cutting tapered legs
Price: $850 ON SALE $750 (includes materials and equipiment fees)
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lathe bowl turning wood
tools and techniques
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Intro to Hand Tools
Thursdays 7-10pm, 9/20 to 10/11
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.
Price: $415 + $60 materials and equipment fee
Register now!
intro to woodworking
hands on
tools and techniques

Intro to Woodworking Boot Camp - August
Session #1 - Mon 8/13 to Fri 8/17, 10am-1pm
Session #2 - Mon 8/20 to Fri 8/24, 10am-1pm
Our most popular intro class compressed into 5 days! 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 both hand tools and machinery. The project for this class is a small side table featuring half-laps, bridle joints, and a round top. This course will give you the confidence and knowledge to work safely in the shop on your own projects and/or to move forward with more advanced woodworking classes. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Price: $495 + $100 materials/equipment fee
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