Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 02, 2021
    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Sunday, October 03, 2021
    • Sunday, October 31, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members; $20 for non-members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO101921JI
    • 0
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    Learn to carve shallow designs so they look like 3-D objects with far more depth — an essential skill if you want to carve a wall decoration, a sign by the front door, a plaque or other relief carving.

    You will start with the basic shape cut out from basswood, allowing you to skip the tedious time needed to carve away the background. This frees more class time for developing  techniques for creating the embellishments that bring a relief carving to life.

    You will be able to choose one or more designs from among those that the instructor will provide. If you've taken this class before, you will be able to carve something new this time. Your materials fee includes the cost of the basswood blanks.

    Details:
    • Ages 12 and older are welcome. No prior experience is needed.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.

    • You will build your carving skills much faster if you practice between sessions. If you want to work on your carvings during Open Studio times between classes, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the Woodworking calendar for dates. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.)
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.

    Instructor: 
    As a third-generation woodworker, Jeff Iller learned about woodworking tools and knives early on. By high school, he was winning ribbons with his wood carvings at his hometown fair. Around 1996 Jeff found room for a shop and he has carved ever since. He’ll carve most anything, but prefers to innovate with the working tools to carve multiple parts inside one piece of wood and to make physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carvings on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

    Iller says he was taught early on that he could make anything from wood. He is still trying to prove that statement wrong.

    • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Monday, October 11, 2021
    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 8 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio
    • 6

    A team will be using the Woodworking Studio to build a conference table for the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce as a community service project. No monitor-only access during this time.

    No additional volunteers are needed for this project. If you would like to receive notice about upcoming projects, please contact Marianne Spur via wood.lead@bainbridgebarn.org.



    • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO101221DW
    • 0
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    *This class has prerequisites. See below.

    Gain confidence in using a wide array of power tools safely in this three-week component of BARN's Intro to Woodworking series.

    You will build a sturdy, two-step stepstool of solid wood and plywood. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common stationary and portable tools in the woodshop:

    • table saw
    • band saw
    • miter saw
    • jointer
    • planer
    • drill press
    • oscilating spindle sander
    • router
    • biscuit joiner
    • hand drill
    • impact driver
    • random orbit sander

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • * Prerequisites: Beginners are welcome but you must first complete our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. For more details, see the Woodshop calendar here.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Dave Whitacre

    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO101821BA
    • 2
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    This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Learn how to create a lidded wooden box to hold a range of small items – candy, rings, trinkets – or just for show or gift-giving. Turning wooden boxes is an enjoyable, creative past-time; it’s also a skill-builder that encourages you to employ a variety of tools and techniques.

    In this class you will make a classic cylindrical box with a fitted lid from a single piece of stock. You will use not only familiar tools such as a roughing gouge and spindle gouge, parting tool and scrapers, but also explore using a skew to help the quality of finish and provide crisp transitions. You will learn the sequence of steps that must be followed to successfully complete a box with a precision fit to the top, and how to create and use a jam chuck for finishing the bottom.

    This class is designed for turners who have mastered the basics and long to expand their techniques.

    Details:

    • * Open to students who have successfully completed BARN's Intro to Woodturning class or have demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session with the Lathe Program Coordinator. To schedule that, contact Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233, and arrange a review session at least 10 days before this class.
    • * Students must also have taken our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you enroll in this class. For times and to register, see the Woodworking Calendar.
    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Bob Abresch. Bob is a long-time woodworker who started turning two years ago when the BARN facility opened. He has taken classes from several notable local turners and has enjoyed creating a variety of turned objects which, much to his surprise and delight, have been popular items at BARN’s annual bazaar.


    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO102021JS
    • 2
    Register

    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    If you want to be more effective when using any of the four bandsaws in the BARN Woodworking Studio, this class is for you. A bandsaw seems like a simple machine, but to get the best results, one must understand the types of blades, the guides that support the blade, the size and power of the saw, and how the teeth cut wood. And some cuts — such as resawing, cutting curves and beveling  — require special techniques. All bandsaws need to be tuned regularly, and with the heavy use in our studio, more often than once per week.

    In the first session, you will learn about the mechanics of the saw and blades, how to choose which saw and blade to use, how to tune each saw, and how to change the blade when you need a different one for your project.

    In the second session, you will practice making cuts of various kinds, including those that require relief cuts, templates, stock support or special tuning of the fence. Such cuts include resawing, cutting round stock, tapering (for pieces such as table legs), easy circle cutting, beveling and template-cutting for duplicates.

    Completing this class will qualify you to use the 36-inch Northfield saw, which is not included in the tool safety class that covers the other bandsaws. 

    You will be encouraged to ask questions relevant to your own project interests, and to share any problems you've had using bandsaws.

    Details:

    • * This class is open to those who have completed Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.
    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw. Jamie has been woodworking for more than 20 years and has experienceon all of the standard stationary tools of a wood shop. Her first floor-model tool was a bandsaw, which she uses for both sawing large woodturning blanks and processing dimensional lumber.




    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO211021JH
    • 1
    Register
    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:
    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.

    Instructor: Jeanne Huber

    • Friday, October 22, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO102221JW
    • 7
    Register

    Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

    Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.

    Details:

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102321CS
    • 1
    Register
    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

    To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.

    Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.
    Instructor: Charles Sharpe
    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102521JH
    • 0
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    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

    To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.

    Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.
    Instructor: Jeanne Huber
    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO261021CS
    • 1
    Register
    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:
    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.

    Instructor: Charles Sharpe

    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA102621AE
    • 0
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    Learn the basic features of VCarve Pro, a popular program used to make signs, engravings, intricate inlays and imported 3D shapes and models on computer-controlled routers. VCarve Pro is easier to learn than Fusion 360, the other 3D design program taught at BARN, and can be used for projects on both the large CNC router in the Woodworking Studio and the small CNC router in the ETA Lab.

    You will use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign. You will prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter and then head down to the wood shop to carve it on the CNC router.

    Details:

    • Open to students 14+ of all levels.
    • A material fee of $10 will be added to the tuition price.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. (In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection.

    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO102321JS
    • 0
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    Get started on your woodturning adventure with this three-session beginner's class, where you’ll complete small spindle projects as you learn safety, tool control and how to create the basic shapes involved in spindle and bowl turning.

    By successfully completing this class and our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes for spindle turning during Open Studio. You will also be eligible to take a bowl-turning class, although it is strongly suggested that you spend time turning in Open Studio a few times before you enroll in that class. (Note that you still must take Tool Safety Classes before using other power tools in the Studio.)

    • In Session 1, you will turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about woodturning safety, gouge technique and how to use the tools with good body mechanics — all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge.
    • In Session 2, you will refine your use of the spindle roughing gouge and spindle gouge, learn how to use a parting tool, and design and turn a spindle project between centers. You may need to sand and finish your project outside of class.
    • In Session 3, you will increase the precision of your turning technique by making a small project such as a honey dipper, finial, spinning top or goblet, with your own design elements. You will be turning using a scroll chuck, and further refine your gouge skills by turning a thinner design with smaller elements. Time permitting, a texturing tool may be used on appropriate projects.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.

    • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO110221JS
    • 0
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    *This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Make two bowls 6 to 7 inches in diameter in this two-session class as you build your woodturning skills and learn some of the special techniques and insights needed for bowl-turning.

    The best (and most fun) way to hone your bowl-turning skills is to use green wood for the blanks. In this class you will turn two green-wood bowls, working on smooth and efficient cuts. In the first session, you will learn the best bowl shape for a novice turner, how to safely mount the blank on the lathe, and how to use of a scroll chuck and bowl gouge. You will also learn how to maintain even wall thickness, and how to treat the bowl to prevent cracking while it dries. In the second session, in addition to turning a second bowl, you will learn the basics about balancing grain and which Northwest woods are best for turning.

    By successfully completing these two sessions and turning two bowls, you will have a good understanding of the process and techniques, and be qualified to turn bowls of this size independently during Open Studio time in the BARN Woodworking Studio.

    While this class is oriented to novice turners, it is also appropriate and useful for experienced turners who have predominantly used scrapers and wish to acquire or improve their gouge skills.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • *Open to students who have taken BARN's Intro to Woodturning class or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session, which you can arrange by contacting Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233, at least 10 days before this class. Students must also have taken our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you enroll in this class. Please see our calendar here for the orientation and safety classes.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Photograph by Joy McCallister Photography.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.


     
    • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
    • Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Thursday, November 04, 2021
    • Thursday, November 18, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Friday, November 05, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop.

    Open Studios are resuming on Fridays, with a few changes:

    • A professional woodworker will be in the shop to offer advice. This month, it will be Bob Spangler, owner of Robert Spangler / Furniture Maker, a custom woodworking shop on Bainbridge Island.
    • Offered only on the first Friday of each month, at least for now.
    • Open only to members.
    • Hours are 9 am to 4 pm, but no pro from noon to 1 pm.

    During this test period, which will run into January, private donors are funding the pay for the professionals. We expect that past the trial period, there will be a fee to cover the costs. And, depending on demand and safety monitor availability, we may expand to offer this on multiple Fridays each month.

    Members are welcome to ask the pro for suggestions about design, joinery, finishes or other details. This isn't a class with an agenda driven by an instructor, but rather an opportunity for woodworkers to ask questions and get advice from someone with years of professional experience. The pro will not be teaching how to operate the tools.

    As with all Open Studio sessions, a safety monitor will be on duty and will be responsible for safety. You will be able to work on projects of your own choosing.

    Spangler earned a degree from Iowa State University, School of Design in Landscape Architecture. After working in the field for two years, he discovered that working with his hands was extremely gratifying and he began woodworking by apprenticing with a third-generation cabinetmaker for the next year. In 1974, he opened his own woodworking business and since 1982 has focused solely on custom furniture. Since then his work has been included in national shows, public art projects, various publications, competitions and private collections. On larger-scale projects, he has collaborated with other artists and design committees.

    For seven years,Spangler was an Instructor Technician and supervisor of the woodworking studio at the University of Washington School of Art. He uses traditional techniques as well as CNC technology in his current work.


    Spangler built this cherry table and two chairs, commissioned by the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art in 2018.

    Spangler's Ming Chair, which he built from walnut in 1983

    Details for this Open Studio session:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • Participation is free to members. The regular qualifications apply: You must have taken Orientation to the Woodshop and the appropriate safety checkout classes before you use specific tools. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • Saturday, November 27, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Sunday, November 07, 2021
    • Sunday, November 28, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members; $20 for non-members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Monday, November 08, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO110821JW
    • 10
    Register

    Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

    Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.

    Details:

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO110921JS
    • 2
    Register

    To turn wood effectively and enjoyably, you need sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

    In this class, you will learn to sharpen gouges according to BARN protocol and gain an understanding of how to sharpen other tools (e.g., skews, parting tools, scrapers). If you would like advice on your own tools, you are welcome to bring them.

    This class is strongly recommended for students who have completed Intro to Woodturning or are enrolled in Intro to Bowl Turning. The class is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor bio: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.

    • Friday, November 12, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

    High schoolers, come on down to BARN for an evening of games, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. You'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, metal-working, and more - every month is a different lineup. You can also just hang out and chill or work on your own projects.  

    This fall, our Teen Nights will be based outdoors, with some activities taking place under our large canopies and some small group activities happening inside our facility.  All participants will be required to wear masks and only students who are fully vaccinated will be permitted in the building.  

    No registration is required, but teens will be asked to sign in and out and provide a parent phone number and email address upon arrival.  

    Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends.  

     Details:
    • No pre-registration is required for the in-person event, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival. 
    • Masks will be required, and hand sanitizing.  In case of rain, some activities may be moved indoors.  Restrooms will also be available indoors.  
    • Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  BARN is pleased to partner with Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island, and Bainbridge Youth Services for this event.  

    • Saturday, November 13, 2021
    • Saturday, November 20, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO111321SW
    • 2
    Register

    *This class has prerequisites. See below.

    Gain confidence in using a wide array of power tools safely in this three-week component of BARN's Intro to Woodworking series.

    You will build a sturdy, two-step stepstool of solid wood and plywood. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common stationary and portable tools in the woodshop:

    • table saw
    • band saw
    • miter saw
    • jointer
    • planer
    • drill press
    • oscilating spindle sander
    • router
    • biscuit joiner
    • hand drill
    • impact driver
    • random orbit sander

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • * Prerequisites: Beginners are welcome but you must first complete our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. For more details, see the Woodshop calendar here.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Scott Weigle

    • Monday, November 15, 2021
    • Friday, November 19, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO111521JS
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Get started on your woodturning adventure with this three-session beginner's class, where you’ll complete small spindle projects as you learn safety, tool control and how to create the basic shapes involved in spindle and bowl turning.

    By successfully completing this class and our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes for spindle turning during Open Studio. You will also be eligible to take a bowl-turning class, although it is strongly suggested that you spend time turning in Open Studio a few times before you enroll in that class. (Note that you still must take Tool Safety Classes before using other power tools in the Studio.)

    • In Session 1, you will turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about woodturning safety, gouge technique and how to use the tools with good body mechanics — all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge.
    • In Session 2, you will refine your use of the spindle roughing gouge and spindle gouge, learn how to use a parting tool, and design and turn a spindle project between centers. You may need to sand and finish your project outside of class.
    • In Session 3, you will increase the precision of your turning technique by making a small project such as a honey dipper, finial, spinning top or goblet, with your own design elements. You will be turning using a scroll chuck, and further refine your gouge skills by turning a thinner design with smaller elements. Time permitting, a texturing tool may be used on appropriate projects.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.

    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO111621JW
    • 5
    Register

    Do you ever get confused about what type of glue to use on your woodworking projects? Wonder about correct preparation and application? Which clamps to use and how long to leave them on? How to clean up the mess?

    This class will engage you in a conversation to answer these and other questions focusing on materials and tools available in BARN’s Woodworking Studio. Our goal is to give you more confidence in this important phase of your project’s construction and provide you with a better result.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams is a retired firefighter. While not a professional woodworker, he brings 40 years of experience as a fourth-generation woodworker. His great grandfather worked on furniture restoration at Hearst Castle in California in 1925. In addition, Jeff has six years with BARN’s Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio as prior studio lead and instructor.

    • Monday, November 22, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO112221JS
    • 2
    Register

    To turn wood effectively and enjoyably, you need sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

    In this class, you will learn to sharpen gouges according to BARN protocol and gain an understanding of how to sharpen other tools (e.g., skews, parting tools, scrapers). If you would like advice on your own tools, you are welcome to bring them.

    This class is strongly recommended for students who have completed Intro to Woodturning or are enrolled in Intro to Bowl Turning. The class is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor bio: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.

    • Thursday, November 25, 2021
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.


    • Thursday, November 25, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    No Open Studio session in the Woodworking Studio today. Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

    BARN is closed. Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Saturday, November 27, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO112721JW
    • 10
    Register

    Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

    Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.

    Details:

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Monday, December 13, 2021
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO112921TN
    • 6
    Register

    This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Build a small, Shaker-style table suitable as a lamp stand or night stand as you learn to take a project through all of the steps from initial idea to finished project.

    This class is designed for students who know the basics of using hand and power tools but  want to develop those skills more under the guidance of an experienced instructor. You will start with a basic design and cut list, then fabricate parts, cut joinery, and assemble and glue your table. The instructor will strive to help all students get their project glued up before the end of the class. There will not be enough time to apply finish.

    Details:

    • Open to students 14+ years old who have taken Beginning Woodworking: Hand Tools and Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools, or who have the instructor's permission, which you can arrange using this form.
    • You also need to have completed Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 and our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop. If you are missing any of these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class.
    • The seven 3-hour class sessions probably will not be enough for you to finish your project. Plan on doing additional work during the woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time so that you complete your table by the end of the class. Open studio time is always free for BARN members. Non-members can also use Open Studio to work on class projects without an additional fee.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    Instructor: Ted Newman. Ted studied woodworking and has assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.
    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking Studios, Class Code: WO+ETA112921AE
    • 2
    Register

    This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Use the VCarve Pro software program to design and cut an inlay on the Woodworking Studio's CNC router.
    Each student will attend two sessions. For the first session, the class will meet in the Electronics & Technical Arts lab to review VCarve Pro, review/finalize design of inlay, and set up the CNC project.
    The second session will be in the Woodworking Studio. Students will cut the materials (walnut and maple), and glue them up. The instructor will then show students how to cut off the excess inlay material and sand the inlays using a sample cut so students can do the same to their project at their leisure after the glue has dried.

    Details:

    • Open to students 14 years old and older who have taken CNC 102: VCarve Pro for CNC Routing.
    • A $30 material fee will be added to the tuition price.
    • There are 3 spots available for this class to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this class fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • When you are working in the Woodworking Studio, you must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. (In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection. Using VCarve Pro, he also made the hummingbird inlay shown in the top picture.)

    • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO113021JS
    • 4
    Register

    "Where do you get your wood for turning?” -- Perhaps the most common question woodturners are asked by people new to the craft!

    In this class you will learn not only where to find or buy wood, but also how to evaluate wood for different projects; how to cut, preserve and store it (if it is green); how to lay out bowls, vessels and spindles on your stock to ensure good project success; and how to maximize the yield from your wood. Much of the wood local turners use is free “found” or “fallen” wood, and there are many details to learn about how, when and where to obtain these treasures.


    Woodturners use bandsaws to prepare much of their stock, and are often challenged by irregular pieces of wood that require special safety tactics. In this class you will learn how to determine which approach you should use for a particular piece of wood, be it a log, a burl or a piece of spindle stock. Students who have taken Tool Safety II will gain hands-on experience in cutting turning stock on one of the studio’s bandsaws.

    You are welcome to bring one or two pieces of wood you want to evaluate for turning stock.

    Details:

    • While this class has no pre-requisites, only students who have taken Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 will be allowed to operate a bandsaw and only those who have taken Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout I will be allowed to operate a miter during for this class.
    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.


    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 29, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Friday, December 03, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop.

    Open Studios are resuming on Fridays, with a few changes:

    • A professional woodworker will be in the shop to offer advice. This month, it will be Curtis Erpelding, who makes custom furniture and does small production runs at his shop in Port Orchard.
    • Offered only on the first Friday of each month, at least for now.
    • Open only to members.
    • Hours are 9 am to 4 pm, but no pro from noon to 1 pm.

    During this test period, which will run into February, private donors are funding the pay for the professionals. We expect that past the trial period, there will be a fee to cover costs. And, depending on demand and safety monitor availability, we may expand this to multiple Fridays each month.

    Members are welcome to ask the pro for suggestions about design, joinery, finishes or other details. This isn't a class with an agenda driven by an instructor, but rather an opportunity for woodworkers to ask questions and get advice from someone with years of professional experience. The pro will not be teaching how to operate the tools.

    As with all Open Studio sessions, a safety monitor will be on duty and will be responsible for safety. You will be able to work on projects of your own choosing.

    When professional woodworkers in our area have questions, they often seek advice from Erpelding, who works out of a two-car-garage shop at his home. He got into the field via a job in a bookstore, where he needed to build shelves and repair furniture. He went on to study at the Oregon College of Arts & Crafts. Through a grant he received from the National Endowment for the Arts in the 1980s, he developed designs for a stacking chair that he still makes in small runs. A Popular Woodworking article featured his use of computerized woodworking tools to cut parts, grooves for intricate inlays and joinery that he tuned in the software to slide together with the perfect amount of friction for the glue he was using.

    Examples of Erpelding's work can be seen on the website of Northwest Fine Woodworking, a Seattle gallery that closed in 2016 but lives on via its website.


    These are the  stackable chairs Erpelding makes, based on work he did through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to design furniture for mass production. Aiming for a "fine woodworking" look, Erpelding chose quality hardwood and leather upholstery.

    Erpelding cut the intricate inlay for this table on his CNC router, which he designed and built himself.


    Details for this Open Studio session:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • Participation is free to members. The regular qualifications apply: You must have taken Orientation to the Woodshop and the appropriate safety checkout classes before you use specific tools. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • Saturday, December 18, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Sunday, December 05, 2021
    • Sunday, December 26, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members; $20 for non-members.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO113021JW
    • 4
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    Do you ever get confused about which sanding tools or sandpaper to use on your woodworking projects? Do you want tips on how to remove milling marks, prepare for a stain finish or take a surface to a polish?

    In this class, you'll learn about the tools and abrasive media available in the BARN Woodworking Studio and what works best in different circumstances. You will explore equipment from large to small, including your own hands. 

    This is a beginning-level class.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams is a retired firefighter. While not a professional woodworker, he brings 40 years of experience as a fourth-generation woodworker. His great grandfather worked on furniture restoration at Hearst Castle in California in 1925. In addition, Jeff has six years with BARN’s Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio as prior studio lead and instructor.

    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • Sunday, December 12, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121121JS
    • 0
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    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Make two bowls 6 to 7 inches in diameter in this two-session class as you build your woodturning skills and learn some of the special techniques and insights needed for bowl-turning.

    The best (and most fun) way to hone your bowl-turning skills is to use green wood for the blanks. In this class you will turn two green-wood bowls, working on smooth and efficient cuts. In the first session, you will learn the best bowl shape for a novice turner, how to safely mount the blank on the lathe, and how to use of a scroll chuck and bowl gouge. You will also learn how to maintain even wall thickness, and how to treat the bowl to prevent cracking while it dries. In the second session, in addition to turning a second bowl, you will learn the basics about balancing grain and which Northwest woods are best for turning.

    By successfully completing these two sessions and turning two bowls, you will have a good understanding of the process and techniques, and be qualified to turn bowls of this size independently during Open Studio time in the BARN Woodworking Studio.

    While this class is oriented to novice turners, it is also appropriate and useful for experienced turners who have predominantly used scrapers and wish to acquire or improve their gouge skills.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • *Open to students who have taken BARN's Intro to Woodturning class or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session, which you can arrange by contacting Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233, at least 10 days before this class. Students must also have taken our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you enroll in this class. Please see our calendar here for the orientation and safety classes.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.