Woodworking Classes

    • Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO091118JI
    • 6
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    From a single piece of wood, carve a pair of pliers with handles and jaws that actually move. Or carve a ball that's inside a cage with openings so small that your friends will wonder how you squeezed the ball inside. Or make a chain with links of solid wood — just how is that done?

    In this three-session class, you'll learn tricky carving techniques like these from master carver Jeff Iller. This class is open to hose who already have some carving experience. BARN offers Beginning Carving classes every other month, and Iller is also happy to help you learn at the weekly meetings of the North Kitsap Woodcarver's Guild, which meets from 6 to 9 pm. each Thursday at the Sons of Norway Hall, 18891 Front St. NE in Poulsbo.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them.
    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.
    • In addition to the class fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies.

    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.



    • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • Saturday, October 06, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO091518TB
    • 0
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    Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this four-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:

    • A materials fee of $15 to cover the wood and shop supplies will be added to the class fee when you register and pay.
    • Beginners are welcome.
    • 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.
    • Instructor: Todd Butler, assisted by Dick Culp. Both grew up in woodworking families and have studied hand tool use at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Todd is a furniture-maker through his part-time business, The Butler Did It, and uses hand tools regularly. Dick is on the board of directors at the Port Townsend school and has taught hand tool classes at BARN.

    • Sunday, September 16, 2018
    • Sunday, December 23, 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Electronic & Technical Arts

    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 is a free event for members. For non-members, it's $20. Bring cash or check. Or purchase a punch card at BARN or from our website under the tab "About BARN." No need to register. Just drop by!



    • Monday, September 17, 2018
    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO091718TN
    • 0
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    Learn the fundamentals of working with hand and power tools and go home with an elegant bench in this four-day intensive class. Beginners are welcome, but before the first session you need to have taken BARN's Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class or have previous woodworking experience approved by the instructor (details below).

    This class walks you through the critical steps of making a well-crafted project:
    • You will learn the basic principles about designing projects built of wood, and then design your bench.
    • You will learn to properly square and machine the parts, using power tools including the jointer, planer and table saw.
    • Working with chisels, hand planes and hand saws, you will cut and fit the joints: dovetails and wedged tenons with through mortises. You will learn to use water stones to sharpen the chisels and plane blades.
    • There will not be time in the class for finishing, but you will learn options that you can complete on your own.

    Details:

    • If you have not already taken our Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 class and the classes listed on the calendar are full, please email using this form and we will open a spot for you. Use the same form to contact the instructor for a review of your skills other than by taking this class.
    • A materials fee of $21 to cover wood (poplar) and shop materials will be added to the class fee when you register and pay.
    • There will be a dinner break of approximately an hour each evening. You will be free to leave, but we suggest bringing food and eating in the Commons at BARN. A refrigerator, microwave, plates and utensils are available for your use.

    Instructor: Ted Newman studied woodworking and 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.

    • Friday, September 21, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code WO092118JS
    • 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:

    • You can bring one or two of your own tools to work on, or use BARN's tools.
    • 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.
    • There is an additional Materials Fee of $5.00 that will be added to the class cost when you register.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about three years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017.  She is currently Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.

    • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO092218DG
    • 0
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    Please join the waitlist if you are interested in this class. Registration has been closed to allow time to prepare the materials for this class.

    Add some hardscape to your garden and enhance your woodworking skills by building a tuteur, a cedar pyramid used to support tomatoes, sweet peas and similar garden vines. It also looks gorgeous on its own.

    Suitable for beginners, this one-session class will give you hands-on experience with the miter saw, band saw, hand saw, portable drill/screw driver and nail gun. And best of all you get to go home with a tuteur about 5 feet tall.

    Details:

    • A materials fee of $35 to cover the cost of wood, fasteners and shop supplies will be collected when you register and pay.
    • Dress suitably: Avoid loose-fitting clothing; roll up sleeves, and wear close-toe shoes. Tie back long hair.
    • Bring and wear safety glasses. Wear hearing protectors when warranted; bring your own or use BARN's.
    Instructor: David Grant, a BARN woodworker and board member.
    • Monday, September 24, 2018
    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO092518JS
    • 1
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    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. To take this class, you must already have taken Introduction to Woodturning or equivalent. (See below).

    You will learn how to use a bowl gouge while designing and turning tthe two bowls. In the first session, you will learn the basics about selecting green wood and creating proper bowl blanks, preserving the blanks for future turning, mounting a bowl safely on the lathe, and using bowl gouges to create the bowls. In the second session, you will turn a seasoned bowl blank as you practice and improve your  gouge skills and learn the basics of sanding and finishing.

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

    Details:

    • Open to students who have taken BARN's Introduction to Woodturning class or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session with the instructor. If you have not taken Introduction to Woodturning, you need to contact Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233,  and arrange a review session at least 10 days before you register.
    • A materials fee of $25, for two bowl blanks, is in addition to the class fee and will be collected when you register and pay.
    • 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.

    Photograph by Joy McCallister Photography.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about three years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017.  She is currently Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.
    • Monday, September 24, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO092418MM+AS
    • 5

    This class has been canceled.


    Build a tenor ukulele in this six-week class — a great first luthier project or an ideal opportunity to sharpen luthier skills you already have.

    This class will meet two evenings a week. At the first session, you will practice hand tool skills needed for making instruments. Then you and your fellow students will spend one session making jigs and cam clamps for use by this and later luthier classes at BARN. The remaining five weeks will be devoted to building the instruments. The instructor will guide you through fabricating the parts, bending the sides, cutting the sound hole, adding stringing, and assembling and finishing your ukulele. The class will use pre-made neck and fretboards, and a BARN member will cut the bridges on a CNC router.

    Details:

    • A $65 materials fee will be added when you register and pay. This covers all the wood and other parts needed for your ukulele, as well as shop supplies. Tops will be AA-grade Sitka spruce.
    • Open to beginners 14+ years old. However, some hand tool experience is definitely a plus.
    • The instructor will distribute a schedule showing the steps to be covered at each session. To stay on schedule, you are likely to need to spend additional time working on your ukulele during the woodshop's open studio times. The instructor estimates that most students will need to devote two to four hours a week to this, in addition to the class hours.

    Instructors: Mike Morgan, a member of the Woodworking Studio's steering committee, will teach the first two sessions. Alan Simcoe will teach the remaining sessions. Simcoe is a maker of guitars, ukuleles and other stringed instruments. He and his wife, Debby, own Village Music on Bainbridge Island. Besides showcasing his custom instruments, the shop offers music lessons and instrument repairs. Simcoe also performs with his Latin jazz band, The Cuban Heels. He was named an Island Treasure in 2009.





    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO092518MG
    • 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.

    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO092518DW
    • 1
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    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:

    • In addition to the class fee, a materials fee of $30 to cover the wood, fasteners and shop supplies will be charged when you register and pay.
    • Beginners are welcome, but please enroll in our three-hour Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 class ahead of time. If the classes listed on the calendar are full, please email using this form and we will open a spot for you.
    • 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, assisted by Mo Ellis.
    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO092518BS
    • 0
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    This woodturning class will begin by using 3 pieces of kiln dried wood. When making boxes it is critical that the wood is dried so that a perfect fit can be made. 

    The first piece to turn will be the base using a 4 jaw scroll chuck.  A bowl gouge will be used to turn the outside and a hollowing tool will be used to form the inside shape that echoes the outside form. 

    The second piece will be a top that fits into the base. You will use a combination of bowl gouges and scrapers to complete the top. 

    Before the top is complete the finial will start between centers and turned using spindle gouges. You will then press fit the finial into the top and the top and finial will be turned as a complete piece using a 4 jaw scroll chuck. You will go home with a completed lidded box. 



    Details and 
    Prerequisites:

    • Students must have taken Intro to Turning and Intro to Bowl Turning classes, or have comparable wood lathe turning experience, before registering for this class. If you have not taken these classes, contact Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233, to arrange a review session at least 10 days before you register.
    • Students must also have attended the Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 classes before registering for this class.
    • Materials Fee: $44 for the wood blocks and consumables. This will be added to the class cost when you register.

    Instructor
    Brad Stave began working with wood at the age of 5 when he received his first toolbox. After graduating from college he remained true to his heart.  Brad realized that working with wood was not enough and wanted to share his love through teaching. Brad taught Graphic Arts in Mukilteo, WA and then moved to Wyoming, where he taught woodworking to Arapaho and Shoshone Native American Children (grades 3-8).  

    In 1985, Brad moved to California where he started a new job and became a father of a baby daughter.  Sensing her husbands need to find some avenue to work with wood, his wife Silvia bought him a wood lathe. And from that point on, Brad knew he had found his niche. Brad says, “Of all the creative endeavors I have pursued, wood turning has been the most rewarding, it is the pursuit of my heart.” In 2006 Brad moved back home to the Pacific Northwest where Gig Harbor is now home.
    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL092518CS
    • 0
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    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

    This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A  learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 
    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a cad design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.

    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO092918MG
    • 15
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    The first step in designing and making any object is translating the idea into a two-dimensional plan, and that starts with a drawing. In this class, you will learn how to add shading to sketches so that they look more realistic and allow you to see different layers and angles of your design.

    This class is for beginners and people who want to revisit their drawing skills. While offered through the Woodworking Studio, this class will be useful to you whatever your discipline.  

    Details:
    • Open to anyone 14 or older.
    • A materials fee of $10 to cover paper, pencil, pencil sharpener and eraser will be added when you register and pay.

    Instructor: Michael Gunderson - Michael moved to Bainbridge after a thirty-plus year career in California Public education.  His degree is in the arts and has taught classes in art, jewelry, ceramics and the trades, as well as serving as an activities and athletic director.  He has always found a great pleasure in communicating with young people.

    He thinks of himself as a person who solves visual problems.  He proposes a situation and looks to openly create a visual answer, whether it be paint, wood or combinations of media. He is not political in his work - not even angry. He's looking for the fun and the whacky.

    • Monday, October 01, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code: WO100118JS
    • 1
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    Get started on your woodturning adventure with this two-session beginner's class, where you’ll learn how to create the basic shapes involved in both spindle and bowl turning and make two or three spindle projects. By successfully completing this class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes in Open Studio at BARN, and be eligible to take a bowl-turning class.

    In Session 1, you will  turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about woodturning safety, 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 and parting tool. You will make one basic spindle project such as a wand or a spinning top.

    In Session 2, you will learn more about spindle turning as you make a bottle stopper or opener. You will learn about design elements and balance, how to use a mandrel system for securing material, and the use of a template and calipers.. Additional tools used will be a negative rake scraper and skew. All of these skills will prepare you for other turning efforts such as turning bowls and boxes.

    Details:

    • In addition to the class fee, a materials fee of $20 will be added when you register. This fee covers spindle stock and finishing supplies.
    • Clothing: Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops; closed and comfortable shoes. No jewelry other than small earrings  (no rings, bracelets, necklaces). Long hair must be tied back. We discourage fleece clothing, as it collects shavings.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about four years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017.  She is Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.

    • Friday, October 05, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio
    • 1

    If you build or repair guitars, ukuleles, or other stringed instruments — or want to — you are invited to our free weekly gathering for luthiers. Ask questions, share tips, and use BARN's growing collection of luthier tools as you work alongside  others on your instruments.

    This special interest group meets each Friday from 6-9 pm in the bench room unless a class is scheduled there, in which case it will move to a nearby space.

    If you have questions or comments for the group leader, Doug Salot, please use this form to contact him.

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

    • Saturday, October 06, 2018
    • Sunday, October 07, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code: WO100618JS
    • 2

    This class has been postponed for later in the Fall.


    Get started on your woodturning adventure with this two-session beginner's class, where you’ll learn how to create the basic shapes involved in both spindle and bowl turning and make two or three spindle projects. By successfully completing this class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes in Open Studio at BARN, and be eligible to take a bowl-turning class.

    In Session 1, you will  turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about woodturning safety, 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 and parting tool. You will make one basic spindle project such as a wand or a spinning top.

    In Session 2, you will learn more about spindle turning as you make a bottle stopper or opener. You will learn about design elements and balance, how to use a mandrel system for securing material, and the use of a template and calipers.. Additional tools used will be a negative rake scraper and skew. All of these skills will prepare you for other turning efforts such as turning bowls and boxes.

    Details:

    • In addition to the class fee, a materials fee of $20 will be added when you register. This fee covers spindle stock and finishing supplies.
    • Clothing: Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops; closed and comfortable shoes. No jewelry other than small earrings  (no rings, bracelets, necklaces). Long hair must be tied back. We discourage fleece clothing, as it collects shavings.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about four years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017.  She is Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.

    • Saturday, October 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO100618TS
    • 4
    This class has been canceled.




    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.

    Each student will go home with four trays, ranging from approximately 7½  by 11 inches to 15 by 21¾ inches, with cherry rims and birch 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.

    Details:
    • Open to beginners.
    • A materials fee of $55, to cover tray components and shop supplies, will be added when you register.
    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.


    • Sunday, October 07, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100718MJ
    • 5
    This class has been postponed.

    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 Guilded 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.

    Your child must 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.


    • Monday, October 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO100818JD
    • 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.

    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
    • Grizzly planer/Cantak 15-inch planer
    • Small and large jointer
    • Chop saw
    • Drill press (3 different drill presses)

    Details:

    • A $3 materials fee to cover wood will be added to the class fee when you register and pay.
    • 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: Joe Dunstan has been a woodworker for 20 years and has built his own house.  He manages the safety monitor program for the  shop.

    • Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100918JI
    • 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.
    • In addition to the class fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies.

    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.



    • Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    • Thursday, November 01, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100818CFK
    • 2
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    Build a unique slab bench or small table in this six-session class.

    Create a piece that highlights the natural beauty in a slab's swirling grain or intriguing color known as spalting. Preserve a live edge, rip a straight-line edge or combine the two styles into your design.

    At the first session, the instructor will discuss design considerations, suitable wood and several options of styles for top and base. The instructor will walk you through the process of drawing up your design ideas into working plans. 

    The next sessions will be devoted to building your project and preparing it for final finish. You will work at your own pace, but you should be prepared to spend additional time during Open Studio times between class sessions, if necessary to complete your project. 

    The final session will cover finish options and application techniques. You will go home with enough finish to apply multiple coats to your completed project.

    Details:

    • There is a $34 materials fee to cover the finish, epoxy and other shop supplies. This will be collected online when you register and pay.
    • You will need to supply the wood for your project. You can buy wood from BARN, purchase it elsewhere or bring what you have from your wood stash. Registrants will receive information about how to select appropriate wood. The moisture issues associated with use of BARN's SawStop table saws aren't critical for this project unless your slab is thicker than 2 inches.
    • Beginners are welcome, but please enroll in our three-hour Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2 classes ahead of time. If the classes listed on the calendar are full, please email using this form and we will open a spot for you.
    • You will be able to store your wood in the woodshop between sessions.

    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. Marvin Crosland will assist.

    • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO101018IF
    • 6
    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.

    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
    • Grizzly planer/Cantak 15-inch planer
    • Small and large jointer
    • Chop saw
    • Drill press (3 different drill presses)

    Details:

    • A $3 materials fee to cover wood will be added to the class fee when you register and pay.
    • 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: Ian Forbes – Ian is a life-long home handyman, now enjoying BARN’s vast capabilities to tackle furniture and home improvement projects. Learning new “tricks of the trade” every week!
    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    What types of epoxies are there, and how do you use them? At this month's free membership meeting for BARN woodworkers, Matthew Weaver of Fiberglass Supply in Burlington will explain the different products and show how to mix and apply them for flawless effects. He'll also bring examples of epoxies that weren't mixed or applied correctly — the nightmare every woodworker wants to avoid.

    As a student at the University of Washington, Weaver was part of the composites team working on a Formula SAE racecar. He worked full-time building surfboards for five years, then went to work for Fiberglass Supply in 2002. Two years later, his family bought the business, which he now runs. Besides selling supplies for epoxies and fiberglass work, the company sells boat kits, surfboard blanks and other products. It also calls itself a "composite materials superstore," and does research and development work for industrial manufacturers and companies in the aerospace business.

    These monthly meetings always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of woodworking, 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.

    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL10131818CS
    • 7
    Register

    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

    This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A  learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 
    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a cad design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.

    • Monday, October 15, 2018
    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO092518JS
    • 3
    Register

    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. To take this class, you must already have taken Introduction to Woodturning or equivalent. (See below).

    You will learn how to use a bowl gouge while designing and turning tthe two bowls. In the first session, you will learn the basics about selecting green wood and creating proper bowl blanks, preserving the blanks for future turning, mounting a bowl safely on the lathe, and using bowl gouges to create the bowls. In the second session, you will turn a seasoned bowl blank as you practice and improve your  gouge skills and learn the basics of sanding and finishing.

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

    Details:

    • Open to students who have taken BARN's Introduction to Woodturning class or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session with the instructor. If you have not taken Introduction to Woodturning, you need to contact Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233,  and arrange a review session at least 10 days before you register.
    • A materials fee of $25, for two bowl blanks, is in addition to the class fee and will be collected when you register.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Photograph by Joy McCallister Photography.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about three years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017.  She is currently Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.
    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO0101618GB
    • 4
    Register

    Help launch BARN's new Japanese woodworking program as you learn to set up Japanese-style chisels and planes. These tools never arrive ready to use; they always require fine-tuning, and this class will teach you the steps.

    The class will work on tools that BARN is buying for use in beginning Japanese woodworking classes. But once you get hooked on this style of woodworking, you are likely to buy your own tools and will need the information covered in this class.

    To set up the wooden-body planes used in Japanese woodworking, you will learn how to flatten the back of the blade, shapen the bevel edge on water stones, and fit the chipper blade. You will fine-tune the wooden block and condition its base with a scraper plane. Then you will learn to set and adjust the blade.

    Turning to the chisels, you will learn how to fit the handle ring, and how to prepare the back of the blade and sharpen the bevel edge.

    Details:

    • Open to beginners 14+.
    • There is no materials fee for 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 master craftsmen who restored the Japanese guest house at the Bloedel Reserve.


    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO101618MC
    • 1
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in 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 Sande
    • Edge sander
    • Laguna 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:
    Marvin Crosland - Marvin is a retired Broadway and Touring Stagehand. Since moving to Poulsbo and joining the BARN, he is continuing the quest to transit from a Theatrical Carpenter into a Woodworker.
    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN, Metal and Woodshop Studios, Class Code: ME1017LS+
    • 4
    Register

    Make your own pizza peel in this 2 session class!

    In this multi-studio class you will cut and deburr the aluminum paddle and handle tube; form the tube and attach it to the paddle. You will then go to the Wood Shop on Wednesday, October 24 (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM) and use the wood lathe to shape the handle that will then be attached to the peel assembly.

    Watch the Kitchen Arts Studio calendar for upcoming "Make Your Own Pizza" classes where you can use your new pizza peel!

    There will be an additional $20 materials fee for wood and metal added to the cost of class when you register.



    Instructors: 

    Linda Sohlberg  wyldwooddogs@gmail.com
    Linda Sohlberg.  Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN.

    Peter Moseley metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org 
    Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Jamie Straw jrae4@comcast.net
    Jamie Straw  has been turning wood for about two years but has enjoyed teaching since she was 14 years old.  She is currently Vice President for  Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Woodturners Association. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.


    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • Friday, October 19, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO101718BG
    • 10
    Register

    Whether you are making a toy for your grandchild, son or daughter — or sibling, if you are a teen at least 14 years old — this class is for you. Push or pull toy animals thrill and excite toddlers with their animated movement. You will make a child smile while improving your woodworking skills.

    You will be offered a choice of different wooden toys to build,  such as galloping horses, toucan, hippo or duck. You will learn shop safety, template making, band saw techniques, sander operations, and drilling. After choosing a design, you will cut it out, add the movable parts, such as wheels, legs, jaws, arms and tail. Then you will decorate the toy to give it the unique look and feel that you desire.

    Instructors will assist you in laying out and cutting the parts and in figuring out the simple engineering needed to bring your toy to life. After completing this class you will be able to build any of a dozen other animals in this series.

    Details:

    • A material fee of $25, to cover materials and shop supplies, will be added when you register and pay.
    • Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced woodworkers.
    • The class will consist of two three-hour sessions with open studio time between to finish the project.  The instructor and assistants will be available each day. The complete schedule is Oct. 17 — class 6 to 9 p.m.; Oct. 18 — open studio 3 to 9 p.m.; Oct. 19 —  class 6 to 9 p.m.; Oct. 20 —  open studio noon to 6 p.m.

    Instructor: Bruce Glover has worked with wood for most of his life, primarily simple projects around the house. After taking courses at his local Woodcraft store, he started making more woodworking projects with an emphasis on lathe work. Not long ago, a friend suggested toy making and Bruce has added those to his shop undertakings. Sam Bardelson, Tom Leurguin, Jeff Williams and Michael Gunderson, all experienced woodworkers, will assist Bruce.

    Photo credits: Galloping horses by Rick Mayotte. Grasshopper by Cristiana
    Felgueiras. Toucan by David Wakefield.

    • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO101818XX
    • 6
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in 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 Sande
    • Edge sander
    • Laguna 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: TBD

    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • Saturday, October 27, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102018DM
    • 4
    Register

    The table saw is a cornerstone of every woodworking shop, and in this class you'll learn the fundamentals of how this powerful and versatile machine works. Beginners are welcome, but before the first session you need to have taken BARN's Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class (see details below).

    We'll start with the anatomy of a table saw and how to calibrate it to achieve precise cuts every time, then move on to skills like ripping wood, crosscutting, making angled cuts, and cutting rabbets and dadoes. The second session will focus on techniques useful when you need to make repetitive cuts, including use of jigs and stop blocks. You will also learn how to use a tapering jig. And if your cuts don't come out as perfect as you wish they were, you will learn how to figure out what you need to do differently so they come out better.

    Details:
    • If you have not already taken our Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 class and the classes listed on the calendar are full, please email using this form and we will open a spot for you.
    • A materials fee of $40 to cover wood and shop materials will be added to the class fee when you register and pay.
    Instructor: Dina Madson is a monitor in the BARN Woodworking Studio and a local general contractor. She has battled her wood amachinery addiction for Dina is a monitor in the wood workshop, a local general contractor, and has battled her wood and woodworking machinery addiction for over 30 years. 30 years.


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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, October 22, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code WO102218JS
    • 2
    Register

    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:

    • You can bring one or two of your own tools to work on, or use BARN's tools.
    • 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.
    • There is an additional Materials Fee of $5.00 that will be added to the class cost when you register.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about three years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017.  She is currently Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.

    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102318TS
    • 4
    Register
    Make a set of Shaker-style pantry boxes, useful as gifts or for storingall manner of things.

    The Shakers used their bentwood boxes to store dried beans and other food, as well as small parts for a variety of crafts. The Shakers also offered these boxes for sale, and they became very popular because of their beauty and a practical feature: They nest, so they store compactly when not in use. According to one history of these boxes, "The idea of buying a complete set of seven or eight graduated size boxes was a luxury that was out of the reach of most nineteenth-century households, as each size cost about a full day's pay and the larger ones even more." Today, both authentic and newer Shaker-style boxes are treasured collector's items.

    In this class, you will make three boxes, which correspond to sizes 2, 3 and 4 in the Shaker sizing system. The base of the smallest box is 3½ by 5¾ inches, and the largest is 4½ by 7 inches. The box walls are maple; the bases are pine.

    On the first day, you will cut, feather and bend the sides and the lid rims, and learn how to fasten these parts with clinched copper tacks, using an anvil and hammer.

    On the second day, after the bent parts have dried, you will cut and fit the bases and tops so they snug tightly within the oval parts. And then you will peg the curved parts to the flat pieces and sand everything smooth in preparation for finishing at home. The instructor will discuss three finish options: milk paint, shellac (with or without tinting) and wipe-on polyurethane.

    Details:
    • Open to beginners.
    • A materials fee of $43, to cover box components and shop supplies, will be added when you register.
    • Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.
    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, October 23, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Downstairs small classroom at BARN, Class Code: WO102318DK
    • 5
    Register

    If you're just starting out using tools and don't know where to begin with home repairs, BARN's Home Repair series of classes is for you.

    In this session, we will help you figure out the best starter tools and explain why you would select one type over another. We will have an example of a well-equipped starter tool box.

    You will see some of the many kinds of hammers out there and learn how to pick out and use one that will work well for the projects you plan to do in your home. You will learn which types of screwdrivers to use, and why, and you will be able to test different types to see what works best for you. You will also learn the difference between pliers and wrenches and will leave the class knowing which kind to use for a project. We will show you what to look for in a tape measure, and how to select safety glasses and ear protection. 

    You will receive a list of suggested tools for a home toolbox — also useful as a gift for a graduate or someone just starting out on their own. You will also get a list of other tools you might consider purchasing after you have the key tools in your toolbox.

    Details:

    • Open to beginners.
    • You can sign up for each Home Repair class or just the ones that interest you or suit your schedule. It is not necessary to take the classes in any particular order.
    • A $10 materials fee, to cover shop supplies and materials for the class, will be added to the class fee when you register and pay.

    Instructor: Denise Baker-Kircher put herself through college by running her own remodeling business in Chicago in the 1970s.  While working a full-time job, she worked with Seattle Habitat for Humanity for several years as part of the volunteer crew, then on the electrical team, and finally as head of the speaker’s bureau.  Denise has gutted, remodeled, completely rewired, insulated, drywalled and finished two of her previous homes in the Seattle area.  She is currently a BARN woodshop monitor and is happily designing and building new cabinetry for the home she shares with her husband, Dave, on Bainbridge Island.

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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, October 29, 2018
    • Monday, November 05, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL10291818CS
    • 8
    Register

    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

    This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A  learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 
    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a cad design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.

    • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO103018DK+JH
    • 5
    Register