Woodworking & related upcoming events

    • Saturday, July 08, 2017
    • Saturday, September 30, 2017
    • 11 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 0

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    Learn to make a 16-foot, strip-built cedar kayak from start to its fiberglass finish with guidance from Joe Greenley, designer of the beautiful boats sold by Redfish Kayaks in Port Townsend.

    There is no materials fee for students who want to work on the main class project, which will be sold at auction to benefit the BARN Woodworking & Small Boat Building Shop. There will also be space for a limited number of students to build kayaks to take home, but these students must purchase the necessary materials. The kits, from Redfish Kayaks, cost $1,695 or $1,295, depending on the model. 

    The class is ideal for beginning woodworkers, as well as more seasoned woodworkers who want to enhance their skills in hand tools and experience the comaraderie of working on wooden boats as a team. With minimum power tool use, students will focus on using planes, spoke shaves and various measuring tools to achieve a high degree of craftsmanship.

    The class will provide a strong base for anyone who wants to build a kayak on their own or with friends or family. Open studio time in the boatbuilding area within the BARN woodshop will be dedicated to strip kayak building in the fall.

    Questions about the class should be directed to Michael Gunderson at gunderhatch@yahoo.com.

    Instructors: Joe Greenley, founder of Redfish Kayaks,  and Michael Gunderson, head of the boatbuilding programs at BARN.

    • Thursday, August 10, 2017
    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 10

    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.

    • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 5

    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.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed.
    • All tools and materials will be provided at no extra fee.

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

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

    • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 3

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

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

    Details:

    • The materials fee is $25, payable at the class.
    • Dress suitably: Avoid loose-fitting clothing; roll up sleeves, and wear close-toe shoes. Tie back long hair.
    • Bring and wear safety glasses. Wear hearing protectors when warranted; bring your own or use BARN's.
    Instructor: David Grant, a BARN woodworker and board member. Joshua Haza will assist.
    • Monday, September 25, 2017
    • Friday, October 06, 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 0

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    The BARN Woodworkers Studio is proud to offer this 10-session 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

    The series will be offered at various times throughout the year, sometimes on weekdays, other times on weekends or week nights, to meet the needs of people with different schedules.

    Instructors: Several instructors will teach individual sections or groups of sessions each time this course is offered.

    • Thursday, September 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, like all other users of the woodshop, you must first attend our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodshop calendar.

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

    • Sunday, October 01, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 6
    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. Rob Rusher will assist.

    • Sunday, October 01, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 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:  Mike Morgan


    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 5

    Kids will learn basic woodworking skills while building a rubber-band powered paddle boat.

    Starting with a rectangular blank, the kids will cut it into the shape of a boat and drill holes to insert dowels. They will use a hand plane to smooth the edges and bevel the hull. If time permits, we will  assemble the paddles and try out the boats.

    The class is open to kids 8 and older. Parents are welcome to join their children, but it is not required. Parents will be asked to sign a permission form.

    There is a $5 materials fee, payable at the class, to cover purchase of the wood.

    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.
    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop
    • 7

    “Tree down!” A common occurrence in the Great Northwest, and many of us want to save some of that tree – let it live on in a work of art. In this class, you will learn how to save that wood for wood-turning or carving into a bowl, tool handle, pretty box, or carved spoons, for instance.

    Wood that’s simply left on the ground, or in the garage, or cut up and tossed into a pile will split, crack and eventually rot. Here you will learn the essentials of selecting wood, see a demonstration of chain-sawing the wood properly (evaluating the wood and planning cuts, safety and proper cutting techniques); sealing the wood properly, how to store it, and what the process is for future turning. Even if someone else saws the wood under your direction, you’ll need to know what they should do and how to take care of the wood afterward.

    Students are welcome to bring sample wood they want to see processed (1-3 pieces) – we can use it to demonstrate. Maximum diameter is 18”.


    Contact Instructor: Jamie Straw
    (360) 551-9233 jrae4@comcast.net

    • Monday, October 09, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    Designed as a user's guide to BARN's new Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Shop, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. 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 range from serving as safety monitors to helping with tool maintenance and   Cleanup Mondays.

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

    Instructor: Jeff Williams, head of the Woodworking & Small Boat Building shop.


    • Monday, October 09, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 4

    If you have at least basic woodturning experience, here's your opportunity to get a head start on holiday gift-giving. Make classy bottle stoppers, sturdy pizza cutters, beautiful pie knives, coffee scoops, ice-cream scoops, gourmet zesters, bottle openers, or cheese slicers.

    You can choose which projects to complete during the class. You will also receive information about where to buy the best hardware for future projects. 

    Details:

    • Depending on which projects you choose, the materials cost for wood and hardware will be around $10 to $25, payable at the class.
    • Open to those who have taken a class on turning between centers or who have a few hours of turning experience and understand lathe safety and basic tool techniques for gouges, parting tools, use of chucks, etc.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about two years and is the vice president for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Woodturners Association. She enjoys both spindle turning (as in the projects covered in this class) and turning bowls, and gives both types of projects as gifts.

    • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 4


    Make a high-end pen from koa, burled or spaltedwood, or tabilized wood and learn advanced finishing techniques in this intermediate-level class. Pens of this quality typically retail for around $75 or more.

    Open to students who have previous pen-turning or spindle-turning experience. BARN classes that qualify you include Intro to Pen Turning, Intro to Wood Turning and Turning Between Centers. Other turning experience may be OK; contact the instructor at 808-990-2842 to discuss.

    An additional fee of $25 to cover materials is payable at the class. Please bring cash or a check.

    Instructor: Oscar Barbo has been a woodworker and turner for more than 25 years. He learned to turni 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, October 14, 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, October 16, 2017
    • Monday, October 23, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN woodworking studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 9
    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.

     

    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 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.

    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, October 19, 2017
    • Thursday, November 02, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 0

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    Learn the basics of wood turning as you make two projects in this three-part class.

    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, parting tool, small skew.

    In Session 2, you will learn more about spindle turning as you make a goblet or a candlestick. You will learn about design elements and balance, and how to use a template or story stick and calipers. In preparation for bowl turning, you will also learn to turn a tenon and begin learning how to hollow wood on the lathe Additional tools covered: negative rake scraper, template, calipers. 

    In the final session, you will turn a bowl. This will begin with a short explanation about selecting wood and cutting a bowl blank on a bandsaw. You will receive a pre-cut blank. You will mount it on a lathe, rough turn the outside and tenon, then mount the work in scroll chuck and hollow the interior. You will learn how different bevel angles work in different parts of the bowl and experience how face- and end-grain  react differently to the cutting tools. Tools:  bowl gouges (two types), spindle gouge, parting tool, negative rake scraper.
    Details:

    • All tools and materials provided.
    • Clothing: Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops; closed and comfortable shoes.  No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women (no rings, bracelets, necklaces). Long hair must be tied back.
    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about two years, but she 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.




    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 3
    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:  Dave Roe


    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 2

    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: Jeanne Huber

    • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN-Small Classroom
    • 13

    Challenge yourself out of your comfort zone. Move into new creative territory. This workshop will focus on design as a general concept. Assignments and exercises will help students apply these ideas to their own artistic practices.

    The exercises will involve paper, metal, wood, fiber and found objects. Each student will bring samples of their work to share with the class and one piece that they are willing to exchange with another student. There will be one-on-one guidance from the instructor.

    The instructor wants each student to bring a piece from their discipline that they will give to another student. If it is wood, and is given to a fiber person, they incorporate into a design.

    Additional Material Fee: $3 Please bring to the beginning of class as cash or check.

    Instructor:  Micki Lippe - Micki's jewelry has been exhibited throughout the US.  She served as founder of the Seattle Metal's Guild, on the board of Pratt Fine Arts Center and as president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.  Micki's work was included in Adorn and the "500 Earrings" book, among others.  Locally, she teaches at Pratt Fine Arts Center and Danaca. 



    • Monday, October 23, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 2
    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.

    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 4

    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:

    • The materials fee is $35, payable at the 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, October 24, 2017
    • Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 7
    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, Oct. 30. The other group, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 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 is Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Woodturners Association. She has been turning for about two years.


    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 10
    Carve a rosette, the type of embellishment often found on furniture and other woodworking projects, as you learn the techniques of shallow relief carving.

    This is an intermediate-level carving class, open to those who have completed Intro to Wood Carving or have other prior carving experience.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed.
    • All tools and materials will be provided at no extra fee. Students are also welcome to bring and use their own tools.
    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.
    • Thursday, October 26, 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. 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.

    • Friday, October 27, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island WA
    • 8
    Your project is finished and now you want to show it off. What to do? You've tried to take a photo, but the image does not capture the beauty of your work.

    In this 4-hour workshop, Jerry Davis will demonstrate how to capture the perfect image of your art with what you have. iPhone, iPad, 35mm, etc. bring what you are comfortable with. He will explain lighting, lighting angles, highlights, avoiding flare, creating simple backgrounds, reflection, contrast, color and white balance, tools and equipment, and special effects. 

    He will share examples of his photos and demo some of his techniques. Specifically, he will teach you how to use your digital camera or smartphone with what you have at home. You will use your camera or smartphone to take photos of your print, glass fiber, jewelry, etc. Time will be set aside for sharing, comment, and questions.

    Bring one or two pieces that you want to photograph, your smartphone or camera, a notebook and the manual that goes with your camera if available.

    No experience necessary!

    Studio fee: $5

    Instructor: Jerry Davis has been a photographer for more than 40 years. Part of that time he was a craftsman as well. After photographing his own work, he started shooting pictures for other artists. Much of their work was in glass or silver. Yes, he started with the hard stuff! He often traveled to the artists' locations so they could have full access to their creations. He constructed many small photo studios in the artists' workshops. Jerry works with available light, natural light, continuous lights, and strobes.

    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    • Sunday, November 12, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 8
    Make a Shaker-style step stool customized to your height in this three-session class as you develop your hand- and power-tool skills.

    The basic design includes a long post to help you steady yourself as you reach for a high shelf or cupboard. The post has a hole so you can store the step stool on a peg on a wall, if you wish.

    In this class, you will learn to hand-cut mortise and tenon joints, as well as dovetail joints. The class also covers elements of design, such as ratios that lead to pleasing proportions, and how to “measure” without using a ruler. You'll learn what a story stick is and how to use it, and why a mock-up is useful when you are fine-tuning a design.

    Details:

    • $15 materials fee, payable at the first class, to cover cardboard for a mockup, pine and walnut for the stool and story stick, glue and fasteners.
    • Class is open to students certified at the BARN studio to use the table saw, planer, joiner and band saw. This can be accomplished by taking the  Woodshop Safety Checkout 1 class. Students must also take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the Woodshop calendar for the schedule.
    • Students should also have a basic understanding of hand tools, although the instructor will also review the techniques. The joints used are a reasonable size so there is room for some variance in the fit.
    Instructor:  A hand tool devotee, Dick Culp has taken many classes at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and will be sharing what he's learned. He serves on the school's Board of Directors and was a director of Bainbridge Island Community Woodshop until it merged with BARN at the end of 2013.
    • Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    • 13 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 8

    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

    The series will be offered at various times throughout the year, sometimes on weekdays, other times on weekends or week nights, to meet the needs of people with different schedules. A student who must  miss a session will be able to attend the comparable session at a later time.

    All users of the woodshop are required to take a free, one-hour class on Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are scheduled before the first class in this series.

    Instructors: Several instructors will teach individual sections or groups of sessions each time this course is offered.

    • Sunday, November 05, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 6
    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. Rob Rusher will assist.

    • Monday, November 06, 2017
    • Monday, November 13, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Metal Arts Studio and Kitchen Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 4

    Build a wooden pie box with punched copper top, make a pie to fill it, and carry them both home. And in the process, gain experience on tools in three BARN studios: Woodworking, Metal Arts and Kitchen Arts.

    In this three-evening class, you will use a table saw, chop saw and other tools to build the basic box from cypress. In the sheet metal shop, you will create a decorative punched-metal top, which will allow steam to escape as your pie cools., and a stainless steel drawer to hold the pie. And, in BARN's commercial kitchen, you will bake a pie from scratch to carry home and enjoy, perhaps as a rehearsal for a Thanksgiving pie.

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • There is an additional materials fee of $49. Please pay at the first session by check or cash.
    • Before the class, draw the design you want for the perforated metal cover. For ideas, search Google images for "punched tin" but select a small design that leaves a least a 1-inch border around the 12-inch-square metal you will be decorating.The image shows the type of design that would be suitable.

    Instructors: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi will guide the woodworking phase, Jack Archer the sheet metal work, and Kate McDill, the baking component. Carol is a professional furniture restorer. Jack is the retired owner of a sheet metal business and heads BARN's sheet metal programs. Kate is a member of BARN's Kitchen Arts group, and baking is her passion.

    • Saturday, November 11, 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.
    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 7
    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:  Dave Roe


    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 5

    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: Jeanne Huber

    • Monday, November 27, 2017
    • Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 7
    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. 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.
    • 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, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 6

    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:

    • The materials fee is $35, payable at the 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.


    • Sunday, December 03, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 6
    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. Rob Rusher will assist.

    • Monday, December 04, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 7
    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, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 7

    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:

    • The materials fee is $35, payable at the 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.


    • 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.
    • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 6

    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 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 Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 6
    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. Rob Rusher will assist.

    • Monday, January 08, 2018
    • Monday, January 15, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN woodworking studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 10
    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 11, 2018
    • Thursday, April 05, 2018
    • 13 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 8

    NOTE: We are revising dates for this class and have disabled registrations in the meantime.

    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

    The series will be offered at various times throughout the year, sometimes on weekdays, other times on weekends or week nights, to meet the needs of people with different schedules. A student who must  miss a session will be able to attend the comparable session at a later time.

    Instructors: Several instructors will teach individual sections or groups of sessions each time this course is offered.

    • 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.
    • 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 Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 6
    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. Rob Rusher will assist.

    • 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.

    • Thursday, March 01, 2018
    • 12:00 AM - 12:30 AM

    Test event with multiple choice

    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 6
    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. Rob Rusher will assist.

    • 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.
    • Saturday, March 10, 2018
    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 13 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 9

    NOTE: We are reevaluating the format for this class and have disabled registrations in the meantime.

    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

    The series will be offered at various times throughout the year, sometimes on weekdays, other times on weekends or week nights, to meet the needs of people with different schedules. A student who must  miss a session will be able to attend the comparable session at a later time.

    Instructors: Several instructors will teach individual sections or groups of sessions each time this course is offered.

    • 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, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 6
    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. Rob Rusher will assist.

    • 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.
    • Monday, April 16, 2018
    • Monday, April 23, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 8
    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, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 6
    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. Rob Rusher will assist.

    • 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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