Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools

  • Saturday, December 05, 2020
  • Sunday, December 13, 2020
  • 3 sessions
  • Saturday, December 05, 2020, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PST)
  • Saturday, December 12, 2020, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PST)
  • Sunday, December 13, 2020, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120520ME
  • 5


  • $195 + $30 materials fee
  • $150 + $30 materials fee

*This class has prerequisites. See below.

Gain confidence in using a wide array of power tools safely in this three-week component of BARN's Intro to Woodworking series.

You will build a sturdy, two-step stepstool of solid wood and plywood. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common stationary and portable tools in the woodshop:

  • table saw
  • band saw
  • miter saw
  • jointer
  • planer
  • drill press
  • oscilating spindle sander
  • router
  • biscuit joiner
  • hand drill
  • impact driver
  • random orbit sander


  • Open to ages 14+
  • * Prerequisites: Beginners are welcome, but you must first complete our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. For more details, see the Woodshop calendar here.
  • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Hand Tools in either order. Both classes are required to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
  • Wear close-toe shoes, avoid loose clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.
Instructor: Mo Ellis
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