Woodworking with the Festool Track Saw & Domino Joiner

  • Monday, May 16, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO051622MR
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Registration

  • $87 + $30 materials fee
  • $67 + $30 materials fee

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This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

Learn to use the Woodworkinig Studio's Festool track saws and Domino joiners. These tools are among the most useful in the shop, but they are a mystery to many woodworkers because they are pricey and not often found in home shops.

The track saws produce straight and angled cuts with the accuracy of a table saw, but instead of having to move the wood past a spinning blade, you move the saw on a track while the wood is stationary. It's a safer way to cut when you're dealing with heavy slabs or full sheets of hardwood plywood, or need to cut pieces with sharp angles. The track saws are plunge cutters, which also makes them useful for cutting shapes that would be impossible to create on a table saw.

Mortise-and-tenon joints are some of the strongest ways to link pieces of wood, but creating them by hand or even with traditional power tools is tricky. That's why woodworkers increasingly turn to the Festool Domino joiner, a hand-held cutter that creates recesses perfectly sized for pre-made, loose tenons. These joints are quick and easy to cut. And when they are glued, they are plenty strong.

This class will walk you through the basics of these machines. You'll learn how to set up and use the track saws and to choose the right size of Domino biscuits for your project and how to change the bit, adjust the depth of cut, and select the right amount of wobble to ensure that your glue-up goes smoothly.

This is not a "project" class. You will make practice cuts on scrap wood.

Details:

  • Ages 14+ are welcome.
  • Prerequisite: This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

  • 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.

  • 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: Mike Rehder
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