Woodworking Classes

    • Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO110618JI
    • 4

    Learn to carve letters and you'll be able to make a "Welcome" sign for your entry, a custom bread board, or all kinds of projects, from plaques to boxes, that celebrate milestones in the life of your family and friends.

    In this three-session class, master carver Jeff Iller will guide you in choosing a font, laying out words and carving the letters so the details are crisp and uniform. In the class, you will work on rectangular pieces of basswood. With skills learned in the class, you can go on to carve lettering on plates, boxes or other projects.

    This class is open to hose who already have some carving experience. BARN offers Beginning Carving classes every other month, and Iller is also happy to help you learn at the weekly meetings of the North Kitsap Woodcarver's Guild, which meets from 6 to 9 p.m. each Thursday at the Sons of Norway Hall, 18891 Front St. NE in Poulsbo.

    Details:

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

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

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



    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO111918OB
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    Learn the fundamentals  of making beautiful wooden pens as you also learn safe use of a lathe to make small wooden objects using carbide turning tools.

    In this class, the instructor will discuss the basic concepts of turning, using the modern pen as a model. You will use the drill press to prepare your turning blanks. Then, depending on the experience level of students in the class, the instructor will work out a schedule so that each student gets sufficient lathe time and one-on-one attention to complete a pen.

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • A materials fee of $21 to cover pen blanks, hardware and shop supplies will be added when you register and pay.
    Instructor: Oscar Barbo has been a woodworker and turner for more than 30 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 to share his skills while promoting pen design.
    • Friday, November 23, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio

    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:

    • 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? Contact Doug using  this form or phone Matt at (206) 849-6584.

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


    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO112718MG
    • 17
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    Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

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

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

    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO112818MJ
    • 0
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    Learn to give plane blades and chisels a razor-sharp edge so you can experience the joy of doing fine woodworking by hand. Having sharp tools, whether they’re BARN’s or your own, is not only safer. It’s also key to dramatically improving the quality of your work.
    In this single-session class, you will learn:
    • How to flatten and polish the back of the blades (and why that's important).
    • How to shape the lower front edge to the required angle, using BARN's WorkSharp tool.
    • How to polish the bevel using water stones.
    • How to hone a polished edge to razor sharpness.
    • How to flatten a waterstone using a diamond pad.
    Details: 
    • A $5 materials fee for shop supplies will be added when you register and pay.
    • Bring one or two plane or chisel blades that need sharpening, if you have them. If they are in really bad shape, you might not have time to get them fully tuned up during the class.
    • If you don’t have tools to bring, no problem. You can learn on BARN’s tools. Should we say something like this or just emphasize it in the class? BARN’s tools must be sharpened according to specifications that the studio has adopted. You can use other angles or processes for your own tools.
    • The sharpening systems are also available for use during open studio times. These are free for members and $20 for non-members.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, assisted by Bob Worden

    • Friday, November 30, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio

    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:

    • 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? Contact Doug using  this form or phone Matt at (206) 849-6584.

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


    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • Sunday, December 02, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code: WO120118JS
    • 0
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    Get started on your woodturning adventure with this two-session beginner's class, where you’ll learn how to create the basic shapes involved in both spindle and bowl turning and make two or three spindle projects. By successfully completing this class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes in Open Studio at BARN, and be eligible to take a bowl-turning class.

    In Session 1, you will  turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about woodturning safety, technique and how to use the tools with good body mechanics — all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge and parting tool. You will make one basic spindle project such as a wand or a spinning top.

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

    Details:

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

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

    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • Sunday, December 02, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO100618TS
    • 4
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    Make a set of nesting oval trays as you learn the basics of bending wood with moisture and heat. These elegant trays are perfect for gift-giving, or you can use them to serve snacks or confections or to display collections or decorations.

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

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

    On the second day, after the rims have dried overnight in the forms, you will cut and fit the bases so they snug tightly within the rims. And then you will peg the rims to the bases and sand everything smooth in preparation for finishing at home. The instructor will discuss two finish options: shellac and wipe-on polyurethane.

    Details:
    • Open to beginners.
    • A materials fee of $55, to cover tray components and shop supplies, will be added when you register.
    Instructor: Thomas Scott is owner of Fremont Occasional Woodworks, a shop in the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle where he makes and sells Shaker boxes, furniture, walking sticks and other wooden items. His website includes a link to his blog about all things woodworking.
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    Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


    • Sunday, December 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120218MJ
    • 4
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    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child 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.


    • Sunday, December 02, 2018
    • 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, December 03, 2018
    • Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120318DW+
    • 0
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    This class has prerequisites. See below.

    Learn the basics of designing and building Euro-style cabinets — also known as frameless cabinets — in this two session class. With other students, you will build one or more base cabinets with a drawer, a shelf, and a door.  Cabinets made in this class will be donated to a Bainbridge Island non-profit community project. 

    This is an intermediate level class and students shall have previously taken Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 & 2 classes.

    Topics to be covered:
    • Overview of the frame-less cabinet and its components, including discussions of:
        • Cabinet designs 
        • Materials commonly used in cabinet builds
        • BARN tools available for building cabinets 
    • Hands-on cabinet build including:
      • Preparing cut sheets from a drawing
      • How to efficiently and safely break down a sheet of plywood 
      • Use of story sticks for accurate layouts and assembly
      • Carcass or box assembly techniques and consideration
    • Overview of doors, drawers, and shelves, including discussion of:
      • Use of story sticks for accurate layout and hardware installation on doors and drawers
      • Door, drawer and shelf hardware
      • Door, drawer and shelf preparation, assembly and installation
      • Cabinet installation techniques
      • Hands-on door, drawer, and shelf assembly and installation
      • Review of general questions about cabinet designs, assembly methods, hardware options, and installation concerns.

    Materials Fee: $5.00 for consumables.  All other materials for this class are being provided as the finished cabinets will be donated to a Bainbridge Island community project. Please register.

    Instructors:
    • Dave Whitacre - Dave Whitacre moved to Bainbridge in 2013 after he retired as a petroleum engineer in Alaska. Woodworking has been his hobby for the past 40-plus years. He's enjoyed designing and building traditional-styled furniture and hopes to broaden his skills and techniques now that he has more time to devote to the craft.
    • Dan Jacobs – Dan has done “barn carpentry” on his sheep ranch in Big Springs, California just south of the Oregon border.  He has also been an amateur “shipwright” aboard his 41-foot wooden yawl.  Dan considered himself a novice woodworker until joining Bainbridge Island Community Wood Shop, BARN’s woodworking studio predecessor.  Dan is a founding member of BARN and a member of BARN’s Wood Shop team that built cabinets for all the BARN Studios, where he specialized in drawers and doors. 
    • Wayne Chang - Wayne enjoys the challenge and problem solving that goes along with woodworking. In the past, most of his woodworking involved rebuilding his 100-year-old house. Now it revolves around anything that his daughter is asking him to build.
    • Mike Gearheard - Mike is a life-long woodworker with emphasis these days on basic furniture designs and home improvement projects. 
    • Michael Gunderson - Michael moved to Bainbridge after a thirty-plus year career in public education. His degree is in the Arts and has taught classes in Art, Jewelry, Ceramics and the Trades, as well as serving as an activities and athletic director. Michael is currently serving as the Wood Studio lead.

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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 are allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


    • Monday, December 03, 2018
    • Monday, December 17, 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120318TN
    • 3
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    In this culminating segment of  BARN's Beginning Woodworking series, you will build a small, Shaker-style table suitable as a lamp stand or night stand that incorporates some of your own design elements.

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

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

    The seven 3-hour class sessions probably will not be enough for you to finish your project. Plan on doing additional work during the woodshop's 30 hours a week of open studio time so that you complete your table by the end of the class. Open studio time is free for BARN members. Non-members enrolled in this class can also work on their tables during open studio time without an additional fee.

    Details:

    • A materials fee of $40 to cover poplar and shop shop supplies will be collected when you register and pay online. If you pay by check, please add that to the class fee.
    • Open to students who have taken Beginning Woodworking: Hand Tools and Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools or who have the instructor's permission. If you want to arrange that, please email using this form.
    Instructor: Ted Newman, assisted by Bob Worden

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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, December 04, 2018
    • Thursday, December 06, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102318TS
    • 0
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    Make a set of Shaker-style pantry boxes, useful as gifts or for storingall manner of things.

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

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

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

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

    Details:
    • Open to beginners.
    • A materials fee of $43, to cover box components and shop supplies, will be added when you register.
    • Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.
    Instructor: Thomas Scott is owner of Fremont Occasional Woodworks, a shop in the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle where he makes and sells Shaker boxes, furniture, walking sticks and other wooden items. His website includes a link to his blog about all things woodworking.
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    Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


    • Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120418JS
    • 5
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    This class has a prerequisite; please see below.

    Woodturners of all skill levels will enjoy the challenge and joy of turning their own French rolling pin. The style can be tapered or straight, any length from a palote, used for rolling out tortillas, to full-sized for making pies and other pastries. Smaller in diameter than the classic American rolling pin, and lacking handles, this style of rolling pin gives the baker an excellent feel for the dough as it’s worked. It is also very maneuverable, making for easy corrections in thickness, and it can be used to lift the dough and easily drape it into the pie pan or other baking dish.

    In this three-hour class, students will design and turn their choice of style for a one-piece rolling pin, choosing from wood specially selected for the project. Attention will be focused on turning a truly symmetrical shape and finishing with a food-safe finish, leaving a smooth surface that will perform well and give years of service. Maximum length of pins will be approximately 15.5” .

    Details:

    • The $20 materials fee includes wood, finish and shop supplies.
    • Completion of BARN’s Introduction to Woodturning is required.
    • Clothing requirements: Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops; closed and comfortable shoes. No necklaces or bracelets. Small earrings, plain ring bands OK, but no rings with settings. Long hair must be well tied-back. Please be aware that fleece clothing will collect shavings.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been woodworking, mostly with power tools, since 2006. Her current focus is on woodturning, both bowls and spindle-turning, and she is a past VP Training and Education for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. She has taught woodturning at BARN since 2017, and puts an emphasis on building effective turning skills that enable students to enjoy and explore their craft, taking it to artistic levels as they learn.

    • Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120418JI
    • 3
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    Get a good foundation in carving techniques, including push, stop and draw cuts. In this three-session class, you will learn the basics of safe handling and use of carving knives the first night, then go on to learn how to deal with changes in wood grain, hollowing techniques, and other concepts as you make a spoon and carve a figure during second and third sessions.

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

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed.
    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.
    • In addition to the class fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies.

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

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



    • Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO120518JD
    • 9
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    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.

    • Friday, December 07, 2018
    • Saturday, December 08, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120718CS
    • 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 start 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.


    • Monday, December 10, 2018
    • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO121018JS
    • 2
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    Make two bowls 6 to 7 inches in diameter in this two-session class as you build your woodturning skills and learn some of the special techniques and insights needed for bowl-turning. To take this class, you must already have taken Introduction to Woodturning or equivalent. (See below).

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

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

    Details:

    • Open to students who have taken BARN's Introduction to Woodturning class or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session with the instructor. If you have not taken Introduction to Woodturning, you need to contact Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233,  and arrange a review session at least 10 days before you register.
    • A materials fee of $25, for two bowl blanks, is in addition to the class fee and will be collected when you register.
    • While this class is oriented to novice turners, it is also appropriate and useful for experienced turners who have predominantly used scrapers and wish to acquire or improve their gouge skills.
    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.

    Photograph by Joy McCallister Photography.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about three years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017.  She is currently Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.
    • Monday, December 10, 2018
    • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121018CS
    • 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.


    • Monday, December 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121018XX
    • 0
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    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.

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

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

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

    Details:

    • A $3 materials fee to cover wood will be added to the class fee when you register and pay.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
    Instructor: TBD
    • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO121118OB
    • 2
    Register
    If you sew or know someone who does, here's a chance to make an elegant seam ripper as you also learn basic safety procedures when using a wood lathe and carbide turning tools.  You will also learn basic concepts of turning small wooden objects.  You will also learn to use a drill press to prepare your turning blanks.

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • Students are encouraged, not required, to take the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class prior to registering.
    • A materials fee of $21 to cover wood, hardware and shop supplies will be added when you register and pay.
    Instructor: Oscar Barbo has been a woodworker and turner for more than 30 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 to share his skills while promoting pen design.
    • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO121318MG
    • 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.

    • Friday, December 14, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio

    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:

    • 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? Contact Doug using  this form or phone Matt at (206) 849-6584.

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


    • Saturday, December 15, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121518MG
    • 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.

    • Saturday, December 15, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121518JS
    • 2
    Register

    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.

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

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

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

    Details:

    • A $3 materials fee to cover wood will be added to the class fee when you register and pay.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
    Instructor: Jamie Straw - Jamie Straw has been woodworking, mostly with power tools, since 2006. Her current focus is on woodturning, both bowls and spindle-turning, and she is a past VP Training and Education for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. She has taught woodturning at BARN since 2017, and puts an emphasis on building efficient turning skills that enable students to enjoy and explore their craft, taking it to artistic levels as they learn.
    • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121818OB
    • 1
    Register
    Learn the fundamentals  of making beautiful wooden pens as you also learn safe use of a lathe to make small wooden objects using carbide turning tools.

    In this class, the instructor will discuss the basic concepts of turning, using the modern pen as a model. You will use the drill press to prepare your turning blanks. Then, depending on the experience level of students in the class, the instructor will work out a schedule so that each student gets sufficient lathe time and one-on-one attention to complete a pen.

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • A materials fee of $21 to cover pen blanks, hardware and shop supplies will be added when you register and pay.
    Instructor: Oscar Barbo has been a woodworker and turner for more than 30 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 to share his skills while promoting pen design.
    • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121918JD
    • 2
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating Sander
    • Disc Sande
    • Edge sander
    • Laguna wide-belt sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

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

    • Friday, December 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio

    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:

    • 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? Contact Doug using  this form or phone Matt at (206) 849-6584.

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


    • Wednesday, December 26, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122618JI
    • 5
    Register

    Take a break from holiday hubbub and spend some time carving! This informal event is designed so you can bring guests and family along and spend a pleasurable afternoon exploring this craft and making something together.

    Master Carver Jeff Iller will have ideas and materials for simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. Each day is listed separately on the BARN calendar so you can sign up for one or more sessions, as you wish.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will cover wood and shop supplies. 

    Instructor: As a third-generation woodworker, Jeff Iller learned about woodworking tools and knives early on. By high school, he was winning ribbons with his wood carvings at his hometown fair. Around 1996 Jeff found room for a shop and he has carved ever since. He’ll carve most anything, but he especially enjoys carving multiple parts inside a single piece of wood and making  physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carving 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.




    • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122718JI
    • 10
    Register

    Take a break from holiday hubbub and spend some time carving! This informal event is designed so you can bring guests and family along and spend a pleasurable afternoon exploring this craft and making something together.

    Master Carver Jeff Iller will have ideas and materials for simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. Each day is listed separately on the BARN calendar so you can sign up for one or more sessions, as you wish.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies. Members: $18+10=$28. For Non-Members: $23+10=$33.

    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 he especially enjoys carving multiple parts inside a single piece of wood and making  physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carving on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

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




    • Friday, December 28, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122818JI
    • 10
    Register

    Take a break from holiday hubbub and spend some time carving! This informal event is designed so you can bring guests and family along and spend a pleasurable afternoon exploring this craft and making something together.

    Master Carver Jeff Iller will have ideas and materials for simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. Each day is listed separately on the BARN calendar so you can sign up for one or more sessions, as you wish.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies. Members: $18+10=$28. For Non-Members: $23+10=$33.

    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 he especially enjoys carving multiple parts inside a single piece of wood and making  physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carving on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

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




    • Friday, December 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio

    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:

    • 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? Contact Doug using  this form or phone Matt at (206) 849-6584.

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


    • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122918JI
    • 10
    Register

    Take a break from holiday hubbub and spend some time carving! This informal event is designed so you can bring guests and family along and spend a pleasurable afternoon exploring this craft and making something together.

    Master Carver Jeff Iller will have ideas and materials for simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. Each day is listed separately on the BARN calendar so you can sign up for one or more sessions, as you wish.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies. Members: $18+10=$28. For Non-Members: $23+10=$33.

    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 he especially enjoys carving multiple parts inside a single piece of wood and making  physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carving on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

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




    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • 8:30 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.

    Contact: Jeff Williams

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


    We always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
    • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Great Room
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Held every second Saturday of the month.


    We always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
    • Saturday, June 08, 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.
    • Saturday, August 10, 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.