Woodworking Basics: Dados, Rabbets & Grooves (table saw focus)

  • Thursday, February 17, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO021122DM
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  • $121+ $50 materials fee
  • $93+ $50 materials fee

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* This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

A common misconception for many woodworkers is that fine woodworking requires complicated techniques or difficult-to-cut joinery.  Three simple joints — dados, rabbets and grooves — are the workhorses in furniture construction.

In this class, you will learn about the variety of these joints, how to select the appropriate one or a combination for each part of a project and how to set up the table saw to cut each joint safely and accurately. You will learn how to set up a dado blade and how to change the safety cartridge on BARN's SawStop table saws. As you practice, you will build a small, simple cabinet utilizing these joints.


  • Ages 14+ are welcome.
  • This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking CalendarPlease login to your BARN account, click on your profile name and check the link "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed these classes.
  • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
Instructor: Dina Madson is a safety monitor in the BARN Woodworking Studio and a local general contractor. She has battled her addiction to wood and woodworking machinery for more than 30 years. 
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