Woodworking Basics: Table Saw Techniques

  • Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, January 22, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PST)
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO012222DM
  • 0


  • $243+ $50 materials fee
  • $187 + $50 materials fee

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* This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

The table saw is a cornerstone of every shop, and in this introductory class you'll learn the fundamentals of how this powerful and versatile machine works. We'll start with the anatomy of a table saw and how to calibrate the saw to achieve precise cuts every time, and then move on to skills like ripping wood, making miter cuts, and learning to make rabbets and dadoes.

By the end of this class, you'll have covered most of the cuts you'll ever make with a table saw. You'll have the skills and confidence to change blades, know how to ensure that your cuts are straight and square, and understand how to cut pieces to size accurately and repetitively. The materials fee covers practice wood. This class focuses on learning techniques, not building a class project.

  • Ages 14+ are welcome.
  • * To take this class, you must first complete Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to confirm that you have completed these prerequisites.
  • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
  • 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.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

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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