Woodworking Basics: Table Saw Techniques

  • Saturday, March 18, 2023
  • Sunday, March 19, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, March 18, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, March 19, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN's Woodshop, Class Code: WO031823DM
  • 2


  • $243 Tuition + $50 Material Fee
  • $187 Tuition + $50 Material Fee

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Learn the fundamentals of the powerful and versatile table saw - the cornerstone of every shop.

About this Class

We start this introductory class with the anatomy of the table saw and how to calibrate it to achieve precise cuts every time. Then we 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, the know-how to ensure that your cuts are straight and square, and understand how to cut pieces to size accurately and repetitively.

This class focuses on learning techniques, not building a class project.


  • 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.
  • A materials fee is included in the cost of the class and covers practice wood.


You must first complete Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar. Log in to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to confirm that you have completed these prerequisites.

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Dina Madson is a safety monitor in the 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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