Woodworking & related upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    • Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    • 13 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code WO0118
    • 0

    Registration is closed for this class that began Oct. 31.

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    The BARN Woodworkers Studio is proud to offer this 13-week series for anyone wishing to gain a comprehensive grounding in woodworking, using both hand and power tools. Limited to 10 students, the course covers:

    • Introduction to Wood and Shop Safety
    • Use of Bench and Bench Tools
    • Stationary and Portable Power Tools
    • Joinery
    • Assembly and Glue-Up
    • Beyond Solid Wood (plywood and other panel products)
    • Finishing
    • Project Planning and Design

    Instructors: Several instructors will teach individual sections of this course.

    • Saturday, November 25, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code WO1117JH-2
    • 0

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    Get checked out on the woodworking shop's major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety checkout class. Completing this class 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
    • Edge sander
    • Stroke sander
    • Laguna wide-belt sander
    • Cantak planer

    Please dress in the same way you will be expected to do when you use the shop for open studio time. That means:

    • Wear close-toe shoes.
    • Bring and wear safety glasses.
    • Wear hearing protectors when warranted; bring your own or use BARN's.
    • Avoid loose-fitting clothing; roll up sleeves. Tie back long hair.

    Instructor:  Jeanne Huber


    • Monday, November 27, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code WO1117JS-4
    • 1
    Register
    Learn to sharpen the tools you need to make spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

    This class is strongly recommended for anyone enrolled in Introduction to Wood Turning and is also open to wood turners of any skill level who want to learn to use the lathe tool sharpening equipment at BARN. The focus will be on gouges (spindle and bowl), but other tools can be discussed as time permits.

    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 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.

    • Monday, November 27, 2017
    • Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code WO1117MC
    • 5
    Register
    Learn to make mosaic-like laminated blocks of exotic woods layered with bands of color, then mount your block onto the wood lathe and make a bottle stopper, pen, jewelry or other small item.

    The first session will focus on designing and laminating a base block, 1½ inches by 1½ inches by 16 inches, with layers of exotic woods and dyed maple veneer. In session 2, you will saw that block and either rearrange it or add more exotic woods and dyed veneer to create a second block with a more intricate pattern. In the final sessions, you will turn that to make a finished project.

    Details:

    • Depending on class size, students may be divided into two groups for the final session of this class, so that everyone will have a lathe to work at. One group woould meet from 6-9 pm on Monday, Dec. 4. The other group, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6-9 pm. When you register, you will see a place to indicate  which session you want. If the class size allows it, students may have two turning sessions each.
    • The materials fee is $25. Please pay at the first session.
    • The class is open to beginners without previous jewelry or woodworking experience.

    Instructors: Martha Collins will lead the first two sessions and Bruce Claiborne will teach the final sessions.

    Martha went to trade school in cabinetmaking in the 1970s and apprenticed in a shop where wooden jewelry was made. In 1983 she moved her family to the Northwest to a shop/house she designed and built.  At that time she had her jewelry in several galleries along the West Coast. In the mid-'90s, she worked for Admiral Marine, building the interiors of multimillion-dollar yachts. For the last  decade and half she has been participating in national juried art shows. Currently she participates in a few high-end shows and teaches her lamination techniques, including in her own studio, at the  Port Townsend School of Woodworking and at Pratt Art Center in Seattle.

    Bruce is a longtime woodturner. A retired high school teacher, he often volunteers to help students learn to turn in the Bainbridge High School woodshop.




    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code WO1117-2MC
    • 3
    Register

    Make earrings or pendants vibrant with thin layers of exotic hardwoods and brightly colored veneers in this all-day class.

    Starting with laminated blocks prepared by the instructor, you will cut, shape and sand the pieces, bore and fit them with the necessary findings, and apply a clear finish.

    Details:

    • There is an additional materials fee of $35, payable by cash or check at the beginning of class.
    • The class is open to beginners without previous jewelry or woodworking experience.

    Instructor: Martha Collins went to trade school in cabinetmaking in the 1970s and apprenticed in a shop where wooden jewelry was made. In 1983 she moved her family to the Northwest to a shop/house she designed and built.  At that time she had her jewelry in several galleries along the West Coast. In the mid-'90s, she worked for Admiral Marine, building the interiors of multimillion-dollar yachts. For the last  decade and half she has been participating in national juried art shows. Currently she participates in a few high-end shows and teaches her lamination techniques, including in her own studio, at the  Port Townsend School of Woodworking and at Pratt Art Center in Seattle.


    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code WO1117JD
    • 2
    Register
    Get checked out on the woodworking shop's major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety checkout class. Completing this class 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
    • Edge sander
    • Stroke sander
    • Laguna wide-belt sander
    • Cantak planer

    Please dress in the same way you will be expected to do when you use the shop for open studio time. That means:

    • Wear close-toe shoes.
    • Bring and wear safety glasses.
    • Wear hearing protectors when warranted; bring your own or use BARN's.
    • Avoid loose-fitting clothing; roll up sleeves. Tie back long hair.

    Instructor:  Joe Dunstan


    • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Barn Woodshop. Class code WO1117AL
    • 7
    Register

    Learn to make and work with wood veneer that is more versatile than the typical veneer you can buy ready-made.

    Through discussion and demonstration, master furniture maker Aaron Levine will explain the benefits and challenges of working with veneer custom-cut on a band saw. Topics to be covered:

    • Why you might want to use veneer and the design possibilities it offers.
    • How to select wood for veneering.
    • How to adjust BARN's 36-inch bandsaw (which Levine used to own) and use a jig to ensure uniform veneer slices about 1/8 inch thick.
    • How to sand, arrange, and glue the veneer.

    There is no added materials fee for this class.

    Instructor: Aaron Levine is a Bainbridge Island furniture maker whose museum-quality pieces often feature surfaces covered with intricate, Escheresque marquetry. He always custom-cuts the veneers.



    • Saturday, December 02, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WP1217OB
    • 1
    Register

    Make a stunning wooden pen in this class, which is open to both beginners and those who already have some pen-turning experience.

    If you are a beginner, you will learn safe use of a lathe and its chisels and put those concepts to use as you make your first pen. You will also use a drill press to prepare your turning blanks.

    If you already have some pen-turning experience, you can make a high-end pen and opt for more expensive wood, such as koa, burled or spalted wood, or stabilized wood. You will learn advanced finishing techniques, resulting in a pen of a quality that typically retails for $75 or more.

    Details:
    • Beginners are welcome.
    • For both beginners and advance students, an additional fee of $10 to cover materials will be collected online when you register and pay.
    • If you decide to make the high-end pen, which uses more expensive materials, please bring cash or a check for an additional $15 to the class.
    Instructor: Oscar Barbo has been a woodworker and turner for more than 25 years. Oscar is well traveled, learning his turning in Hawaii, where he relished making pens from the local Koa wood. He often uses rare woods and non-wood materials like bone and antler. He is  looking share his skills while promoting pen design.
    • Sunday, December 03, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO1217MJ
    • 4
    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 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

    • Monday, December 04, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code WO1217MC
    • 7
    Register
    Learn to make mosaic-like laminated blocks of exotic woods layered with bands of color, then mount your block onto the wood lathe and make a bottle stopper, pen, jewelry or other small item.

    The first session of this three-session class will focus on designing and laminating a base block, 1½ inches by 1½ inches by 16 inches, with layers of exotic woods and dyed maple veneer. In session 2, you will saw that block and either rearrange it or add more exotic woods and dyed veneer to create a second block with a more intricate pattern. In the final session, you will turn that to make a finished project.

    Details:

    • Students will be divided into two groups for the final session of this class, so that everyone will have a lathe to work at. One group will meet from 6-9 pm on Monday, Dec. 11. The other group, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6-9 pm. When you register, you will see a place to indicate  which session you want.
    • The materials fee is $25. Please pay at the first session.
    • The class is open to beginners without previous jewelry or woodworking experience.

    Instructors: Martha Collins will lead the first two sessions and Jamie Straw will teach the final sessions.

    Martha went to trade school in cabinetmaking in the 1970s and apprenticed in a shop where wooden jewelry was made. In 1983 she moved her family to the Northwest to a shop/house she designed and built.  At that time she had her jewelry in several galleries along the West Coast. In the mid-'90s, she worked for Admiral Marine, building the interiors of multimillion-dollar yachts. For the last  decade and half she has been participating in national juried art shows. Currently she participates in a few high-end shows and teaches her lamination techniques, including in her own studio, at the  Port Townsend School of Woodworking and at Pratt Art Center in Seattle.

    Jamie has been turning for about two years. She is the vVce President for Education and Training for the local woodturners association.


    • Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class code: WO-JE1217MC
    • 6
    Register

    Make earrings or pendants vibrant with thin layers of exotic hardwoods and brightly colored veneers in this all-day class.

    Starting with laminated blocks prepared by the instructor, you will cut, shape and sand the pieces, bore and fit them with the necessary findings, and apply a clear finish.

    Details:

    •  An additional materials fee of $35, will be added to the class total when you register online.
    • The class is open to beginners without previous jewelry or woodworking experience.

    Instructor: Martha Collins went to trade school in cabinetmaking in the 1970s and apprenticed in a shop where wooden jewelry was made. In 1983 she moved her family to the Northwest to a shop/house she designed and built.  At that time she had her jewelry in several galleries along the West Coast. In the mid-'90s, she worked for Admiral Marine, building the interiors of multimillion-dollar yachts. For the last  decade and half she has been participating in national juried art shows. Currently she participates in a few high-end shows and teaches her lamination techniques, including in her own studio, at the  Port Townsend School of Woodworking and at Pratt Art Center in Seattle.


    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN woodshop. Class code WO1217JS
    • 2
    Register

    Progress to the intermediate level of bowl turning: turning a bowl that has a deeper profile and steeper sides than in the introductory class.

    You will turn one bowl during this class while learning to use three types of bowl gouges, ground with different bevel angles to help you navigate the steeper and more constrained profile of the bowls and to create a deeper, flat bottom without having “catches.” You will develop an understanding of why the different grinds work and when to use which one so that you can turn independently on increasingly sophisticated bowl shapes during open studio or at home on your own lathe. 

    Sanding and finishing of the bowl may need to be done outside of class. Students will be offered one hour each of one-on-one studio time with the instructor as follow-up to this class so that they may consolidate their skills.

    Photograph from Joy McCallister Photography.

    Details:

    • The $10 materials fee will be collected online at time of registration.
    • Open to those who have (a) completed the Introduction to Bowl Turning class and been approved for independent bowl-turning during open studio or (b) demonstrated the necessary lathe safety and bowl-turning skills using a bowl gouge during a private studio session to be arranged with the instructor. Contact the instructor, Jamie Straw, at (360) 551-9233.
    • Students must also have taken BARN’s class on Sharpening Lathe Tools or bring their own bowl gouges.
    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been woodturning for three years, and teaching at BARN since July 2017. She is Vice President of for Training and Education of the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, and focuses on the progressive building of skills and good tool technique as she mentors her students.
    • Thursday, December 07, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WP1217OB-2
    • 2
    Register
    If you sew or know someone who does, here's a chance to make an elegant seam ripper as you also learn the basic concepts of turning small wooden objects, which you can apply to a wide array of future projects. You will also learn to use a drill press to prepare your turning blanks.

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • An additional fee of $18 to cover materials will be collected online when you register and pay.
    Instructor: Oscar Barbo has been a woodworker and turner for more than 25 years. Oscar is well traveled, learning his turning in Hawaii, where he relished making pens from the local Koa wood. He often uses rare woods and non-wood materials like bone and antler. He is  looking share his skills while promoting pen design.
    • Saturday, December 09, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN's Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    We always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
    • Monday, December 11, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Wooshop. Class code WO1217JS-2
    • 2
    Register

    Get started in 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.

    In Session 1, you will  turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about 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.

    In Session 2, you will learn more about spindle turning as you make a candlestick, goblet, bottle stopper or opener. You will learn about design elements and balance, and how to use a template and/or calipers, and how to turn a secure tenon. Additional tools used will be a negative rake scraper and calipers. All of these accomplishments prepare you for other turning efforts such as bowls and boxes.

    Details:

    • Materials fee: This $10, charge, covers spindle stock and will be collected in addition to the class fee when you register and pay.
    • Clothing: Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops; closed and comfortable shoes.  No jewelry other than small earrings for women (no rings, bracelets, necklaces). Long hair must be tied back.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for over three years, making bowls and a variety of spindle projects.  She is 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. She is available to help continuing students during Open Studio for continuing students, and for individual tutoring sessions.

    • Monday, December 11, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN woodshop. Class code WO1217MJ-2
    • 10
    Register

    Yes, YOU can be a toy elf! (Elf hat encouraged.) The BARN woodshop will be open for guided toy-making for gift-giving to the little one in your life.

    We will supply toy ideas and help you build. If you have that special board, please bring it along. We will have some wood on hand, too. Also if you want to get a fast start we will have supplies at the ready to build a toy dump truck.

    Participants must be 14 or older. No woodworking experience is necessary, but to use the table saw, band saw, miter saw or drill press, you will need a safety checkout on these tools beforehand, which is typically done by taking our Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 class. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 qualifies you to use the router or router table, as well as some other tools.

    Three hours is not generally enough time to complete a wooden toy but you will get a good start and can finish up during open studio time.

    Questions? Please contact Matt Jabloner at Matt.jabloner@gmail.com, or phone 206-849-6584.

    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.

    • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO1217WC
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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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.

    Everyone who uses the new shop during open studio time will need to be certified to use these tools. The tools are in many cases different than the ones that were in BARN's temporary woodshop in Rolling Bay, so having been certified there is not sufficient. Certification is also a pre-requisite for advanced woodworking classes.

    In this class, you will get hands-on experience with these tools:

    • Table saw
    • 15” planer
    • Jointer
    • Chop saw
    • Band saw (14, 16 & 18 in)
    • Scroll saw
    • Drill press

    Details:

    Please dress in the same way you will be expected to do when you use the shop for open studio time. That means:
    • Wear close-toe shoes.
    • Bring and wear safety glasses.
    • Wear hearing protectors when warranted; bring your own or use BARN's.
    • Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing; roll up sleeves.

    Instructors: Wayne Chang

    • Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN woodshop, 889p Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island

    BARN woodturners are invited to meet other woodturners, share tips and projects, and help maintain equipment at this monthly gathering. We'll also have time to work on projects and make some shavings.

    Free for members; $10 for non-members. No need to register beforehand.

    • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    Do you have an old hand plane that needs you? Do you want to do woodwork and listen to music at the same time?

    Come join the Hand Tool Interest Group Gathering. We will talk hand tools and practice using hand tools. Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something. Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how and learn how to make dovetail joints.

    No experience necessary. But all users of the woodshop are first required to attend our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Check the Woodshop calendar for dates.

    Please call Matt at (206) 849-6584 with any questions.

    • Sunday, January 07, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO0118MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

    • Monday, January 08, 2018
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN woodshop. Class code WO0118MJ-2
    • 9
    Register

    Learn the basics of working with hand tools including saws, planes and chisels in this two-night introductory class. This is a beginner-level class. It is especially recommended for students who will be taking our nine-week Build a Guitar class, but it is also open to other woodworkers.

    In this class, the focus is on learning the purpose of various hand tools and how to adjust and use them. The hands-on activities will help you hone your skills. There is no class project.

    An additional materials fee of $3 to cover wood will be added when you register. If you pay by check, please add that to the class fee.

    Instructors: Matt Jabloner, assisted by Bill Gray. Matt is a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee and a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He especially enjoys working with vintage (but functional) hand tools. Bill is a retired nuclear engineer. He  has taken classes in hand woodworking at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and has assisted in other classes at BARN.


    • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Barn Woodshop. Class code WO0118JI
    • 10
    Register

    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 can choose your design — perhaps a bird or a scene from nature? — or adapt one of the designs that the instructor will provide.

    This class is open to both beginning carvers and those who already have some carving experience. Students can be as young as 8, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them.

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

    Basswood carving blanks are $2 each, which you can buy at the class from the instructor.

    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.

    • Thursday, January 11, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN woodshop, 889p Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island

    BARN woodturners are invited to meet other woodturners, share tips and projects, and help maintain equipment at this monthly gathering. We'll also have time to work on projects and make some shavings.

    Free for members; $10 for non-members. No need to register beforehand.

    • Saturday, January 13, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.
    • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    • 19 sessions
    • BARN woodshop bench room. Class code WO0318AS
    • 6
    Register

    Craft your own steel-string guitar under the guidance of a master luthier. In this nine-week class, you will go through all the steps, from shaping to assembling to finishing.

    The class, which inaugurates what we hope will be a robust series of luthier programs at BARN, is open to beginners. But if you have little or no hand tool experience, please also sign up for our two-night Hand Tool Basics class, scheduled in the week before the guitar class.

    Materials cost: So that you can build your guitar from the wood you want, students in this class will be responsible for purchasing their own materials in advance of the first session. This cost is in addition to the class fee.

    The easiest way to order materials is to buy through a “one stop shop” luthiers' supply site, such as Allied Lutherie (alliedlutherie.com) or Luthiers Mercantile (www.lmii.com). The latter provides a guitar kit “wizard" that lists what you need and prompts you for various material options. You are also welcome to shop at other retailers.

    • As a guide to what you might need to spend: The total cost came to $366 when the Luthiers Mercantile kit wizard was used to order everything needed to build a guitar with a sitka spruce top, mahogany sides and back, and Gotoh open gear tuners. If you opt for more exotic woods, the price would be higher.
    • Download a complete list of materials at this link. You will also receive the list in an email after you register.
    • If you have questions about wood species, dimensions or other details, feel free to e-mail the instructor at alan.villagemusic@gmail.com.
    • Shared tools and jigs will be provided, although if you have your own hand tools, you are welcome to use them. You will be able to store your parts and project at BARN during the duration of the course.

    This is an 18-session course. The posted schedule includes one extra session so the class can decide whether to meet on Presidents' Day, Feb. 19. Note that two sessions start at 6 pm, rather than 5:30 pm, to accommodate other activities in the woodshop.

    Instructor: Alan Simcoe is a maker of guitars, ukuleles and other stringed instruments. He and his wife, Debby, own Village Music in Lynwood Center. 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.

    • Monday, January 22, 2018
    • Monday, January 29, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN woodworking studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 8
    Register
    Have a well-loved piece of furniture in need of repair or just wish you knew how to bring one back into usable condition? In this hands -on class you’ll learn how to assess a piece of furniture and learn the steps needed to get it back in shape.

     Students can bring a piece of furniture or a part, such as a drawer, that needs help.  If you don’t have a piece but would like to learn repair techniques  work with others on a class supplied project.  The instructor will discuss the repair issues of each piece. Students who have a project too challenging to complete within the three sessions of this class can continue to work on it during open studio time or at a future furniture repair class.

    Details:

    • Open to beginners.
    • A materials fee of $8 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Students will learn then whether they need to purchase additional materials to repair their pieces.
    • Any upholstery must be removed beforehand. If a piece is too big or heavy for one person to carry into the shop, the instructor must approve the project ahead of time.

    INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. After earning a fine arts degree from Western Washington University, she worked in New Mexico as an apprentice ceramicist and then as an apprentice violin maker, developing her skills in fine woodworking and traditional finishes. She began designing and building custom furniture in the mid-1980s. Her interest in European, Early American and Asian antiques led her to focus on their restoration and repair.

    • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    Do you have an old hand plane that needs you? Do you want to do woodwork and listen to music at the same time?

    Come join the Hand Tool Interest Group Gathering. No experience necessary. We will talk hand tools and practice using hand tools.

    Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something.

    Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how and learn how to make dovetail joints.

    Please call Matt at (206) 849-6584 with any questions.

    • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO0218MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

    • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN woodshop. Class code WO0318MG
    • 7
    Register

    Hone your woodworking skills as you build a showpiece liquor cabinet and wine rack that opens up to reveal a serving area.

    Designed for woodworkers who are checked out for using the major tools in the BARN woodshop, this class will walk you through the process of buying wood, milling it to different dimensions, and building the basic cabinet plus components that include the wine rack and a drawer.

    Students will purchase their own wood for this class, so you can be as thrifty or as indulgent as you wish. The initial, two-hour session will go over how much wood to purchase and the design considerations involved in selecting the type or types of wood. Then there will be a two-week break to allow time to buy the wood.

    The 10 hands-on sessions that follow will be three hours each.

    Details:

    • Relatively beginner woodworkers are welcome, but before the class begins, you must have taken Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2 or have otherwise been checked out on the main tools in the shop. Numerous time for the safety checkout  classes are listed on the BARN calendar.
    • Students are responsible for buying their own wood and hardware. The wood could range from $60 to $70 for pine to $300 or so for walnut, with many options between those amounts. The hardware will cost $50 to $100, unless you choose really pricey drawer pulls. The instructor will bring catalogs to the first meeting so you can order the necessary hardware.
    • To stay on schedule, students may need to do some work between classes, during the woodshop's open studio times.
    • Thursday, February 08, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN woodshop, 889p Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island

    BARN woodturners are invited to meet other woodturners, share tips and projects, and help maintain equipment at this monthly gathering. We'll also have time to work on projects and make some shavings.

    Free for members; $10 for non-members. No need to register beforehand.

    • Saturday, February 10, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.
    • Thursday, February 22, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    Do you have an old hand plane that needs you? Do you want to do woodwork and listen to music at the same time?

    Come join the Hand Tool Interest Group Gathering. No experience necessary. We will talk hand tools and practice using hand tools.

    Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something.

    Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how and learn how to make dovetail joints.

    Please call Matt at (206) 849-6584 with any questions.

    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN woodshop. Class code WO0318MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN woodshop, 889p Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island

    BARN woodturners are invited to meet other woodturners, share tips and projects, and help maintain equipment at this monthly gathering. We'll also have time to work on projects and make some shavings.

    Free for members; $10 for non-members. No need to register beforehand.

    • Saturday, March 10, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.
    • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    Do you have an old hand plane that needs you? Do you want to do woodwork and listen to music at the same time?

    Come join the Hand Tool Interest Group Gathering. No experience necessary. We will talk hand tools and practice using hand tools.

    Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something.

    Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how and learn how to make dovetail joints.

    Please call Matt at (206) 849-6584 with any questions.

    • Sunday, April 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO0518MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN woodshop, 889p Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island

    BARN woodturners are invited to meet other woodturners, share tips and projects, and help maintain equipment at this monthly gathering. We'll also have time to work on projects and make some shavings.

    Free for members; $10 for non-members. No need to register beforehand.

    • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.
    • Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 8
    Register
    Have a chair that's wobbly or in need of help? Bring it to this three-session class! 

    The instructor, a furniture-repair expert, will discuss chair structure and evaluate the types of repairs needed for the chairs students bring with them. Then she will help students through the steps needed to correctly repair their chairs. Some chairs may need to be disassembled, scraped free of old glue, and re glued. Others may need new bracing or other first aid. By the end of the class students will learn not only how to fix their own chair but how to approach a variety of treatments on other chair repairs as well.

    Details:

    • Open to beginners.
    • Interested in learning a new skill but don't have an ailing chair at hand? We'll provide one or you can team up with another student to bring a chair new life.
    INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. After earning a fine arts degree from Western Washington University, she worked in New Mexico as an apprentice ceramicist and then as an apprentice violin maker, which taught her a lot about fine woodworking and traditional finishes. She began designing and building custom furniture in the mid 1980s. Her interest in European, Early American and Asian antiques led her to focus on their restoration and repair.
    • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    Do you have an old hand plane that needs you? Do you want to do woodwork and listen to music at the same time?

    Come join the Hand Tool Interest Group Gathering. No experience necessary. We will talk hand tools and practice using hand tools.

    Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something.

    Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how and learn how to make dovetail joints.

    Please call Matt at (206) 849-6584 with any questions.

    • Sunday, May 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO0518MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

    • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN woodshop, 889p Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island

    BARN woodturners are invited to meet other woodturners, share tips and projects, and help maintain equipment at this monthly gathering. We'll also have time to work on projects and make some shavings.

    Free for members; $10 for non-members. No need to register beforehand.

    • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.
    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    Do you have an old hand plane that needs you? Do you want to do woodwork and listen to music at the same time?

    Come join the Hand Tool Interest Group Gathering. No experience necessary. We will talk hand tools and practice using hand tools.

    Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something.

    Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how and learn how to make dovetail joints.

    Please call Matt at (206) 849-6584 with any questions.

    • Saturday, June 09, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.
    • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.
    • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.
    • Saturday, September 08, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.
    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.
    • Saturday, November 10, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.
    • Saturday, December 08, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.


    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.

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