Woodworking Classes

    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO010819JI
    • 6
    Register

    *This class has prerequisites; please see below.

    Expand your carving skills as you carve one or more plaques — perfect for a wall decoration, a sign by the front door, or a gift.

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

    Details:

    • This class is open to those who have completed Beginning Carving or a Carving Afternoon session. Students can be as young as 8, although those 12 and younger must have an adult with them.
    • If you choose a complex design, you might need to work on it during Open Studio time or at our Friday-evening Hand Tool Nights. To participate in these, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the Woodworking calendar for dates. 

      (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.)



    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them.

    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.

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

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL011219CS
    • 5
    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.





    - JGH


    • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    • Thursday, January 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO011519GB
    • 1
    Register
    Make a Japanese toolbox in this beginning Japanese woodworking class. As you make your box, you will learn some of the  basics of Japanese tools and ways of working wood, which are very different from those that evolved in the West.

    The toolbox  is designed to safely store and transport hand planes, hammers and chisels. But you can use yours for any number of purposes. The box will be approximately 2 feet long, 1 foot wide and 6 inches tall. It will have a sliding lid that locks into place without hardware. There is no complicated joinery in this project. You'll use copper nails — but with a clever twist developed by Japanese carpenters that keeps them from popping out.

    In this 4 session class you will learn:
    • how to sharpen the chisels and plane blades, by hand on water stones.
    • how to dress the wooden plane bodies with a scraper plane and set the blades with an octagon hammer.
    • how to flatten and square the wood with a hand plane.
    • how to lay out the pieces and cut them accurately to size, using Japanese squares and saws.

    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 and all of the 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 box 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.


     
    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • Saturday, February 02, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO011919TB
    • 3
    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.
    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.
    • Sunday, January 20, 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, January 21, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012119XX
    • 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
    • Grizzly planer/Cantak 15-inch planer
    • Small and large jointer
    • Chop saw
    • Drill press (3 different 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:TBD
    • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012219xx
    • 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 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

    • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO012319MG
    • 14
    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.

    • Saturday, January 26, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012619XX
    • 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
    • Grizzly planer/Cantak 15-inch planer
    • Small and large jointer
    • Chop saw
    • Drill press (3 different 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:TBD
    • Sunday, January 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012719xx
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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 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

    • Monday, January 28, 2019
    • Thursday, February 14, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012819TN
    • 1
    Register
    * This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Learn the fundamentals of working with hand and power tools and go home with an elegant bench in this nine-session intensive class. Designed for beginners as well as woodworkers who've never tackled a furniture-quality project, it will walk you through all the critical steps:
    • 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:

    • * This class is open to students who have completed our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Dates are listed on the calendar.
    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your project during Open Studio time between class sessions in order to to stay on schedule. These sessions are always free for members. Non-members can also participate at no additional charge while working on the class project. To use specific power tools during Open Studio, you will need to be checked off as having completed safety training for them. The instructor will do that in this class. You can also become certified by taking our Woodshop Tool Safety 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety 2 classes beforehand.
    • There will be a half-hour lunch break during the Tuesday and Thursday classes. Please bring a sack lunch as there won't be time to go elsewhere. BARN has a refrigerator, microwave, plates and utensils 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.


    • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO012919JD
    • 10
    Register

    Interested in being a safety monitor in the Woodworking Studio at BARN? This three-hour free class is a key step in the process.

    Prerequisites: To take this class, you must be a BARN member and have already taken Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.

    This class will explain the safety monitor program and the responsibilities of a shop monitor. BARN and woodshop policies will be covered. Discussion will include safety of users; safe operation of tools; woodshop systems including lighting, dust collection, cleanup, and procedures for opening and closing the shop for open studio time.

    Once you complete this class, you will need to “shadow” a monitor for one shift before you can be certified as a monitor.

    Level of Class: Intermediate

    Prerequisites: To take this class, you must be a BARN member and have already taken Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.

    Fee: Free to BARN Members.

    Instructor:  Joe Dunstan has been a woodworker for 20 years and has built his own house.  He manages the safety monitor program for the BARN woodshop.

    • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO013019MG
    • 24
    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.

    • Friday, February 01, 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, February 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO020319MJ
    • 5
    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, February 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020319MG
    • 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
    • Grizzly planer/Cantak 15-inch planer
    • Small and large jointer
    • Chop saw
    • Drill press (3 different 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 Gearheard - Mike is a life-long woodworker with emphasis these days on basic furniture designs and home improvement projects.
    • Sunday, February 03, 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, February 04, 2019
    • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020419AS
    • 6
    Register
    *This class has a prerequisite.  Please see below.

    French polish is an age-old method of applying shellac with a pad for a quality wood finish. It is used typically on furniture and particularly on wooden musical instruments. The results are high gloss, excellent depth of grain, ease of repair and lack of toxicity. 

    In four sessions, you will learn, and have the opportunity to practice on provided test pieces:

    • good surface preparation technique
    • grain-filling procedures
    • finish application
    • rub out

    Prerequisite:  You must complete the free *Orientation to the Wood Shop, prior to the first day of this class.  Please check the calendar for the available offerings of the prerequisite.


    Instructor:

    Alan 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.


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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, February 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO020519MG
    • 23
    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.

    • Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020519JI
    • 8
    Register

    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.



     
    • Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    • Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL020519CS
    • 6
    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.





    - JGH


    • Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020619JH
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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
    • Grizzly planer/Cantak 15-inch planer
    • Small and large jointer
    • Chop saw
    • Drill press (3 different 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
    • Friday, February 08, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020819JS
    • 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.

    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.

    • Saturday, February 09, 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, February 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021019DR
    • 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 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: Dave Roe - Dave was originally trained as a shop teacher with a focus on wood and metal working, he worked as a carpenter during the summers and sometimes during the school year in high school, college and graduate school.  His woodworking specializations are furniture design and construction, marquetry, inset work, and faceplate turning, with a special emphasis on the design and construction of fixtures and jigs for short run furniture production.

    • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021319XX
    • 3
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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 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, February 16, 2019
    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021619MG
    • 3
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    * This class has prerequisites. Please see details below.

    Learn all the steps in building a plywood lapstrake boat as you and your classmates construct a 9-foot, 6-inch Nutshell Pram in this nine-session class. The well-tested plans result in a lightweight dinghy that's enjoyable to row across a sheltered cove or lake, or be used as a tender for a cruising boat. It can also be outfitted with a mast and sail — but those are for later classes.

    In this class, you and your classmates will get the boat to the stage where it is ready to sail with oars. Among the many skills you will learn:

    • how to build and use jigs to cut scarf joints so you can glue up strong 10-foot-long plywood panels from 8-foot sheets.
    • how to build a ladder frame and molds, the temporary supports that establish  the shape of the boat.
    • how to bend and laminate frame parts and assemble the building jig.
    • how to shape parts with spokeshaves and hand planes to create accurate bevel cuts that result in tight joints between curving parts.
    • how to apply epoxy to make the boat water-tight and durable.

    Details:

    • * This is an intermediate-level class, open to those who have some experience with joinery and hand tools. If you are unsure whether you have enough experience, please contact the instructor, Mike Gearheard, at 206-455-5404. You must complete Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2 before the class begins. If you have not already taken these, please register for them before you sign up for this class.
    • The pre-requirements will also qualify you to use these tools during our 30 hours a week of open studio time. It may be necessary to work on the boat during open studio time between class sessions in order to complete it by the end of the class. Open studio sessions are always free for members. Non-members taking this class can also work on the boat during open studio time without an additional fee.
    • The $13 materials fee covers shop supplies plus your own copy of "Building the Nutshell Pram" by Maynard Bray, a 32-page booklet that shows all the steps.  BARN will buy the actual boat materials because it will eventually be sold in an auction.
    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 "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


    • Saturday, February 16, 2019
    • Sunday, February 17, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021619CS
    • 3
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    *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 "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


     
    • Saturday, February 16, 2019
    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL021619CS
    • 5
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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.





    - JGH


    • Sunday, February 17, 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, February 19, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021919EL
    • 1
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    * This class has a pre-requisite. Please see below.

    This all-day workshop with nationally known woodturner and instructor Eric Lofstrom will develop your skill with a foundation tool – the skew — and improve your skills with all turning tools.

    The most versatile tool for woodturners, a skew can peel, pare and finish wood to a fine surface, and create beads, V-cuts and coves. Learn how to wield a skew skillfully, and you can decrease your turning and sanding time on virtually all spindle projects. Is your primary interest in bowls and hollow forms? Learning to use the skew will improve all of your turning techniques.

    This hands-on class will emphasize sharpening, controlling the tool to finesse a clean cut, and practicing basic to advanced cuts. Using only the skew, you will explore many practice exercises designed to fine-tune your turning skills using two of Lofstrom’s favorite projects for honing spindle skills: an egg and his version of a finger-tip spinning top.

    Details:

    • * Open to students who have successfully completed Introduction to Woodturning or have approval two weeks in advance from the woodturning program coordinator, Jamie Straw. Use this form to contact her.
    • You may use BARN tools or bring your own skew(s).
    • There will be a lunch break mid-way through the class, with options to bring your own or share in ordering pizza. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave, as well as plates and utensils, for your use.
    • 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

    Instructor: Eric Lofstrom grew up around woodworking but learned about woodturning only in 2001, at a free demo about turning pens and letter openers. His wife bought him a mini lathe and tool set for Christmas that year, and he was on his way. After a few dramatic catches during the first few projects, he decided to focus on gaining tool control and improving his technique. Lofstrom joined the South Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners in 2002 and has since served on its board. He began demonstrating and teaching woodturning at local woodworking stores in 2006. Since then, he has taught at multiple symposiums and has become a sought-after instructor for woodturning clubs across the United States and Canada. See examples of his work on his website, www.ericlofstrom.com.

    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021219GB
    • 2
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    Make a Japanese toolbox in this beginning Japanese woodworking class. As you make your box, you will learn some of the  basics of Japanese tools and ways of working wood, which are very different from those that evolved in the West.

    The toolbox  is designed to safely store and transport hand planes, hammers and chisels. But you can use yours for any number of purposes. The box will be approximately 2 feet long, 1 foot wide and 6 inches tall. It will have a sliding lid that locks into place without hardware. There is no complicated joinery in this project. You'll use copper nails — but with a clever twist developed by Japanese carpenters that keeps them from popping out.

    In this 4 session class you will learn:
    • how to sharpen the chisels and plane blades, by hand on water stones.
    • how to dress the wooden plane bodies with a scraper plane and set the blades with an octagon hammer.
    • how to flatten and square the wood with a hand plane.
    • how to lay out the pieces and cut them accurately to size, using Japanese squares and saws.

    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 and all of the 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 box 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.


     
    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code:20
    • 5
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