Woodworking Classes

    • Monday, March 11, 2019
    • Monday, April 01, 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO031119TN
    • 4
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    * This class has prerequisites. See below.

    In this culminating segment of  BARN's Beginning Woodworking series, you will build a small, Shaker-style table suitable as a lamp stand or night stand that incorporates some of your own design elements.

    You will learn to take a project through all of the steps from initial idea through finished project, including:

    • developing a design, including details that you select, such as width, depth, height and whether to taper the legs.
    • creating a cut list.
    • fabricating parts.
    • assembling and gluing.
    • finishing.

    Details:

    • * Open to students who have taken Beginning Woodworking: Hand Tools and Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools, or who have the instructor's permission. If you want to arrange that, please email using this form.
    • * You also need to have completed our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. 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.

    Instructor: Ted Newman

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    Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


    • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    • Saturday, March 30, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO031219BS
    • 0
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    * This class has pre-requisites. Please see details below.

    The chair is often considered the Holy Grail of woodworking. It isn't really that daunting — but it is a challenge.

    In this class, you will build a chair that the instructor, noted Bainbridge Island furniture maker Bob Spangler, designed specifically for this class. He will discuss design and what it takes to make a chair that is structurally robust,  comfortable and pleasing to the eye. You will work with patterns and jigs, then use the bandsaw and the shaper to create parts that are accurate and repeatable. You will learn vacuum forming to bend the pieces that make up the back of the chair. All joinery for the chair will be mortice and tenon and you will use the Festool Domino so that you may produce the chair again at a later time with the Domino at BARN or your own shop.

    Everyone will leave the class with a complete chair and patterns to reproduce the chair or a set at a later time. You will need to upholster the chair seat on your own, but the instructor will describe how to stretch leather for a seat cover.

    Details:

    • * This class is for intermediate and advanced woodworkers. You must be comfortable using the major power tools in the shop. At a minimum, you must have completed our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. If you haven't taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class.
    • This class has nine sessions to it. Please note the different days and times.
    • The materials fee includes mahogany and other supplies needed to build the chairs but does not include upholstery or leather for the seat.
    • Be prepared to work on your chair during Open Studio times between class sessions, if necessary to keep up with the class schedule. Open Studio is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop during these times without additional charge while working on a class project.
    • If you take this class, you will be welcome to reproduce the chair for your own use or as a gift, but you cannot reproduce it for sale. If you give it as a gift, Spangler would appreciate acknowledgement as the designer.
    Instructor: Bob Spangler, owner of Robert Spangler Furniture Maker on Bainbridge Island, has been a cabinetmaker and furniture maker since 1973. His work has been included in national shows, public art projects, publications, competitions and private collections. Bob was an instructor at the University of Washington Art Department's woodshop for seven years and a member of Northwest Fine Woodworking in Seattle for 26 years. Birgit Josenhans will assist in teaching this class. See their work at  http://rspangler.com. Ted Newman will also assist.

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    Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


    • Monday, March 18, 2019
    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO031819CFK
    • 4
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    Did you ever wonder how to get a really professional-looking finish on your woodworking project? In this hands-on class, you will learn about different types of wood stains and clear finishes and get a chance to experiment with them on a sample board that you can take home and use for future reference.

    The class is four sessions to allow drying time as you go through all of the steps, from preparing the surface to applying stain and finish, to rubbing out the finish. You will learn how to prepare the surface to help ensure an excellent finish, which stains and finishes work best on different types of solid wood and plywood, and which tools and techniques to use when applying stains and finishes by hand (ie, without spraying). You will also learn which products are compatible with one another — and which ones aren't.

    Details:

    • Open to beginners but also suitable for experienced woodworkers. 
    • If you have a project that needs finishing, you are welcome to bring it or a picture of it to the class and consult with the instructor on the best approach. (A later class will focus on refinishing — it is not the topic of this class.)
    Feedback from an earlier class:

    "With her professional background, Carol provides you with information that takes you beyond the easy way out of Minwax products at the big box store to the world of waterborne finishes vs alcohol-based or petroleum-based products. You get to see and work with a variety of wood species and grain patterns using penetrating and topical finish products and — what was most exciting — dyes. Most importantly you get the instructions in what not to do as well as what works for you. This is a level of information and hands-on trial that every serious woodwork needs to experience."

    — Jeff Williams, former BARN woodshop lead

    Instructor: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. She also makes custom furniture, including the slab coffee table in the Commons at BARN.


     
    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO0326019TS
    • 4
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    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Make a set of nesting oval trays as you learn the basics of bending wood with moisture and heat. These elegant trays are perfect for gift-giving, or you can use them to serve snacks or confections or to display collections or decorations.You will go home with four trays, ranging from approximately 7½  by 11 inches to 15 by 21¾ inches, with cherry rims and maple bases.

    On the first day, you will make forms for bending your trays, so that you can make additional sets later if you wish. You will also cut, feather and bend the rims, and learn the tricks of fastening the hoops with copper tacks, using an anvil and hammer.

    On the second day, after the rims have dried overnight in the forms, you will cut and fit the bases so they snug tightly within the rims. And then you will peg the rims to the bases and sand everything smooth in preparation for finishing at home. The instructor will discuss two finish options: shellac and wipe-on polyurethane.
    * Open to those who 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 sign up for this class.
    Instructor: Thomas Scott is owner of Fremont Occasional Woodworks, a shop in the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle where he makes and sells Shaker boxes, furniture, walking sticks and other wooden items. His website includes a link to his blog about all things woodworking.
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    Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO032619JS
    • 2
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    Effective and enjoyable woodturning is dependent on sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

    This class is strongly recommended for students enrolled in Introduction to Woodturning and is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis. You will receive hands-on training for sharpening gouges (spindle and bowl), and a brief overview of sharpening other tools such as parting tools, skews and scrapers.

    Details:

    • In 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.
    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and closed-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No bracelets or necklaces; earrings must be no longer than 1". Long hair must be tied back.

    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, March 26, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO032619MG
    • 16
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    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.

    This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.

    • Monday, April 01, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO040119JW
    • 22
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    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.

    This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO040219DW
    • 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:

    • * 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.
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Hand Tools in either order. Both classes are required to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    Instructor: Dave Whitacre
    • Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO0402219GB
    • 4
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    Make a shoji screen as you learn to work with Japanese layout tools, chisels, planes and saws. You'll also learn about traditional proportions for shoji, the terminology involved, and how to work with rice paper, the traditional covering for the lightweight wooden framework on these elegant panels.

    You can hang your screen, about 18 by 24 inches, in a window or skylight and enjoy the way sunlight filters through the translucent paper, or adapt your screen as a cabinet door. If you want to create a sliding door, the traditional use of shoji, you will need two or three screens and will need to make the others on your own, using what you learned in this class. You can also use shoji in a set of three to create a freestanding, folding screen.

    Details:

    • This class is open to beginners 14+ years old, but it is also designed for seasoned woodworkers who want to explore these tools and methods.
    • BARN will supply the wood, paper and necessary tools, but you are also welcome to bring and use your own tools.
    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your shoji during Open Studio time or at our Friday evening Hand Tool Nights in order to complete it by the end of the class. To participate in these sessions, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See dates on the calendar. (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.)

    Instructor: Gary Bella  grew up in western Pennsylvania. After college and art school, he moved to the Bay Area in California and began working in Marin County with several firms in residential construction. Later, he specialized in finish carpentry while developing a design/build business. He took classes with traditional Japanese teahouse carpenter Makoto Imai and later worked primarily with Makoto building traditional houses and tea houses in California, New York and Washington. After he moved to Bainbridge in 2003, he continued to build Japanese-inspired projects for private clients. He was among the craftsmen who restored the Japanese guest house at the Bloedel Reserve.


     
    • Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020519JI
    • 7
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    Get a good foundation in carving techniques, including push, stop and draw cuts. In this three-session class, you will learn the basics of safe handling and use of carving knives the first night, then go on to learn how to deal with changes in wood grain, hollowing techniques, and other concepts as you make a spoon and carve a figure during second and third sessions.

    This class is open to both beginning carvers and those who already have some carving experience. Each time BARN schedules this class, the carving projects are new.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed.
    • 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 take advantage of Open Studio times and our Friday evening Hand Tool Nights, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Open Studio and Hand Tool Nights are always free for members. Non-members can also participate without additional charge while working on a class project.

    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, April 03, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO040319JW
    • 24
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    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.

    This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Friday, April 05, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO040519TB
    • 3
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    Learn to give plane blades and chisels a razor-sharp edge so you can experience the joy of doing fine woodworking by hand. Having sharp tools, whether they’re BARN’s or your own, is not only safer. It’s also key to dramatically improving the quality of your work.
    In this single-session class, you will learn:

    • How to flatten and polish the back of the blades (and why that's important).
    • How to shape the lower front edge to the required angle, using BARN's WorkSharp tool.
    • How to polish the bevel using water stones.
    • How to hone a polished edge to razor sharpness.
    • How to flatten a waterstone using a diamond pad.
    Details: 
    • Bring one or two plane or chisel blades that need sharpening, if you have them. If they are in really bad shape, you might not have time to get them fully tuned up during the class.
    • If you don’t have tools to bring, no problem. You can learn on BARN’s tools. BARN’s tools must be sharpened according to specifications that the studio has adopted. You can use other angles or processes for your own tools.
    • The sharpening systems are also available for use during Open Studio times, provided you have first taken our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Open Studio is free for members and $20 for guests.

    Instructor: Todd Butler, assisted by Mark Bixby

     
    • Friday, April 05, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio

    * These sessions have a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Beyond the speed and noise of power tools, there is a whole world of woodworking done with hand tools. Whether you’re a luthier, a wood carver, an inheritor of old hand tools or just generally interested in honing your hand woodworking skills or tools, you are invited to this weekly gathering in the bench room. Share tips, ask questions, get inspired.

    Details:

    • To attend these sessions, you must first have attended our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the calendar for dates and times.
    • Free for members. $20 for non-members.
    • No experience necessary. Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something, or work on your partially built guitar, or bring out BARN’s carving tools or your own and whittle away.
    • Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how.
    • Questions? Use this form to contact us.

    NOTE: These sessions may need to be canceled occasionally. Check the woodworking calendar for any updates.


    • Sunday, April 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO040719MJ
    • 6
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    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Sunday, April 07, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Monday, April 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO040819JH
    • 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:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: 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
    • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO041019MM
    • 0
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    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
    • Wide-belt sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Mike Morgan

    • Friday, April 12, 2019
    • Friday, April 26, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO041219MG
    • 2
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    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Add sailing capability to a nutshell pram. This three session class covers building the daggerboard, rudder, tiller and mast step.

    Details:

    To take this class, you must have taken Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Tool Safety Checkout 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class.

    Instructor: Mike Gearheard, who heads the boatbuilding programs in the BARN Woodworking Studio, is a member of the shop's steering committee and a safety monitor. He built the nutshell pram shown in the picture and has enjoyed sailing it for many years.

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    Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than small earrings is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, or necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


    • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Great Room
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Held every second Saturday of the month.


    We always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
    • Monday, April 15, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO041519JH
    • 3
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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:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: 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: Mike Morgan
    • Thursday, April 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO041819MM
    • 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
    • Wide-belt sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Jeanne Huber

    • Saturday, April 20, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO042019JH
    • 4
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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:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: 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
    • Saturday, April 20, 2019
    • Saturday, May 04, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO042019TB
    • 2
    Register

    Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this three-week component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

    You will build a two-compartment tote, handy for storing or carrying silverware, garden tools or other items. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common hand tools. You will learn to use:

    • measuring and marking tools
    • crosscut and rip cut hand saws
    • hand planes
    • chisels
    • hand drill (bit and brace)
    • coping saw

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your tote during Open Studio time or at our Friday evening Hand Tool Nights in order to complete it by the end of the class. To participate in these sessions, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See dates on the calendar. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also participate at no charge for the duration of this class.)
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools in either order. Both classes are required for students who want to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    • This class includes a half-hour lunch break. Please bring a sack lunch  because there won't be enough time to go out. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchenette on the lower level.
    Instructor: Todd Butler grew up in a woodworking family and studied hand tool use at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. He is a furniture-maker through his part-time business, The Butler Did It. He uses hand tools regularly, although there he was in the October 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking, learning to use a CNC router with guidance from Tim Celeski, the designer of BARN's woodworking benches. Mark Bixby will assist.
    • Sunday, April 21, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO042719JH
    • 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
    • Wide-belt sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Jeanne Huber

    • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO042819JW
    • 25
    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.

    This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Monday, April 29, 2019
    • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO042919CS
    • 3
    Register

    *This class has prerequisites; please see below.

    Learn to operate BARN's new Laguna CNC woodworking router and go home with an oval lidded box with custom engraving. Open to students who have beginning skills in Fusion 360, this class will introduce you to this design program’s CAM (computer assisted machining) functions.

    At the first session, you will work in Fusion 360 to design your box. Starting with a standardized design, you will tweak the design and create custom engraving to add to the lid. At the second session, you will use the CAM functions in Fusion 360 to develop tool paths for the router, output G code to run the router, and use the Laguna CNC to cut out and embellish your wooden box.

    You will make the box from maple and walnut. With the lid, the box will be 5¼ inches long, 4 inches wide and up to 3 inches high. At the end of class, your box will be ready for sanding and finishing.

    Details:

    • *This is an intermediate-level class, open to students who have completed Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Intro to Fusion 360 CAD/CAM for CNC Machines.
    • You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer.
    • Please note that each session has different end times.

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a model maker, artist and educator. For 19 years, he taught model making and design as a full-time instructor at the Art Institute of Seattle. He currently teaches classes here at BARN in jewelry, metal fabbrication, sheet metal, and now woodworking. Bill Gray will assist.

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    Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than small earrings is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


     
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO043019JI
    • 7
    Register

    Wooden spoons can be completely utilitarian — or real works of art. In this class, you will learn to make the more challenging, artful kind. You'll be well prepared if you later want to make purely utilitarian spoons on your own.

    Spoon carving involves grain changes, curves and hollowing — all techniques that are useful in many kinds of carving projects. The instructor will explain a variety of tools you might want to use and how to use them safely. You will also learn how to hold or secure the wood safely and the steps involved in carving spoons efficiently. You will work from prepared basswood blanks.

    Details:

    • Open to anyone at least 8 years old, although those 12 and younger must have an adult with them. Beginners are welcome, although the projects are also suitable for more experienced carvers.
    • You will develop your carving skills faster if you practice between sessions. Take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class first if you want to carve during Open Studio time or at our Friday-evening Hand Tool Nights. 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.

    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.



     
    • Friday, May 03, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio

    * These sessions have a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Beyond the speed and noise of power tools, there is a whole world of woodworking done with hand tools. Whether you’re a luthier, a wood carver, an inheritor of old hand tools or just generally interested in honing your hand woodworking skills or tools, you are invited to this weekly gathering in the bench room. Share tips, ask questions, get inspired.

    Details:

    • To attend these sessions, you must first have attended our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the calendar for dates and times.
    • Free for members. $20 for non-members.
    • No experience necessary. Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something, or work on your partially built guitar, or bring out BARN’s carving tools or your own and whittle away.
    • Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how.
    • Questions? Use this form to contact us.

    NOTE: These sessions may need to be canceled occasionally. Check the woodworking calendar for any updates.


    • Sunday, May 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO050519MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Sunday, May 05, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Great Room
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Held every second Saturday of the month.


    We always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
    • Sunday, May 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    • Saturday, June 15, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO052819BS
    • 3
    Register

    * This class has pre-requisites. Please see details below.

    The chair is often considered the Holy Grail of woodworking. It isn't really that daunting — but it is a challenge.

    In this class, you will build a chair that the instructor, noted Bainbridge Island furniture maker Bob Spangler, designed specifically for this class. He will discuss design and what it takes to make a chair that is structurally robust,  comfortable and pleasing to the eye. You will work with patterns and jigs, then use the bandsaw and the shaper to create parts that are accurate and repeatable. You will learn vacuum forming to bend the pieces that make up the back of the chair. All joinery for the chair will be mortice and tenon and you will use the Festool Domino so that you may produce the chair again at a later time with the Domino at BARN or your own shop.

    Everyone will leave the class with a complete chair and patterns to reproduce the chair or a set at a later time. You will need to upholster the chair seat on your own, but the instructor will describe how to stretch leather for a seat cover.

    Details:

    • * This class is for intermediate and advanced woodworkers. You must be comfortable using the major power tools in the shop. At a minimum, you must have completed our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. If you haven't taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class.
    • This class has nine sessions to it. Please note the different days and times.
    • The materials fee includes mahogany and other supplies needed to build the chairs but does not include upholstery or leather for the seat.
    • Be prepared to work on your chair during Open Studio times between class sessions, if necessary to keep up with the class schedule. Open Studio is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop during these times without additional charge while working on a class project.
    • If you take this class, you will be welcome to reproduce the chair for your own use or as a gift, but you cannot reproduce it for sale. If you give it as a gift, Spangler would appreciate acknowledgement as the designer.
    Instructor: Bob Spangler, owner of Robert Spangler Furniture Maker on Bainbridge Island, has been a cabinetmaker and furniture maker since 1973. His work has been included in national shows, public art projects, publications, competitions and private collections. Bob was an instructor at the University of Washington Art Department's woodshop for seven years and a member of Northwest Fine Woodworking in Seattle for 26 years. Birgit Josenhans will assist in teaching this class. See their work at  http://rspangler.com. Ted Newman will also assist.

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    Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


    • Sunday, June 02, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO060219MJ
    • 6
    Register