Woodworking Basics: Power Tools

  • Monday, March 13, 2023
  • Monday, March 20, 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • Monday, March 13, 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, March 20, 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO031323BM
  • 0


  • $195 + $50 materials fee
  • $150 + $50 materials fee

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Gain confidence with a wide array of power tools and build a stool as part of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

About this Class

After you've taken Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2, join us to build a sturdy, two-step step stool of solid wood and plywood. This project is specifically designed to give you experience with the most common stationary and portable tools in the woodshop.

You will learn to safely use:

  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Miter saw
  • Jointer
  • Planer
  • Drill press
  • Oscillating spindle sander
  • Router
  • Biscuit joiner
  • Hand drill
  • Impact driver
  • Random orbit sander


Skill level: Beginner (but see "Prerequisites" below).

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.


You must have completed Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.

Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

Class Policies


Bob Mathisrud has a long work history of facilities operations, which has provided him with wide-ranging experiences in the skilled trades. He helps at BARN in many ways, including by volunteering as a safety monitor in the Woodworking Studio. Morgan Neff will assist.

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