Woodworking: Get Started

    • Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    • Thursday, February 02, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO013123MG
    • 5
    Register

    Learn techniques and strategies to help you custom mill wood to the precise dimensions you need.

    About this Class

    In fine woodworking, everything starts with the wood. Before you can focus on joinery or fancy details, you need to make a board foursquare, with surfaces that are flat, straight, parallel, and square. And then you need to cut the lengths, widths, and thicknesses you need, in a way that positions the pieces where the grain direction makes the most sense.

    In this class, you learn how to custom mill wood to the precise dimensions you need, including:

    • Why wood cups, twists, and bows, and what to pay attention to when you are selecting the wood
    • How to use the jointer, planer, and table saw to get a board to the point where it can be used in furniture making
    • How to read a board when you are laying out parts, so that you use the wood efficiently and wind up with grain directions that are pleasing to the eye, functional, and structurally sound.

    Details

    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.

    Prerequisites

    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 Calendar.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Mike Gearheard leads BARN's Woodworking Studio.
    • Saturday, February 04, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Main Studio, Class Code: WO020423JH
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn the basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools you can use during open studio times, once qualified.

    About this Class

    You are given a piece of wood to cut and shape in this hands-on class.

    Completing this class will qualify you to use the following tools during the Woodshop Studio’s 30 weekly hours of open studio time, and classes that require certification in these tools: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    You will shape a piece of wood using specific studio tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeanne Huber

     

    • Sunday, February 05, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020523DR
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tool Safety Checkout 1 class.

    About this Class

    Completing this class qualifies you to use the following tools during open studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    Achieve proficiency on these power tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Dave Roe

    • Wednesday, February 08, 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020823CS
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn the basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools you can use during open studio times, once qualified.

    About this Class

    You are given a piece of wood to cut and shape in this hands-on class.

    Completing this class will qualify you to use the following tools during the Woodshop Studio’s 30 weekly hours of open studio time, and classes that require certification in these tools: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    You will shape a piece of wood using specific studio tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeanne Huber

     

    • Monday, February 13, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO021323JW
    • 5
    Register

    This introduction to our Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio is required for anyone who wants to work in the studio.

    About this Class

    This free orientation covers policies and etiquette in a community workshop, safety, and the studio’s leadership structure.

    The Open Studio experience is discussed as well as what the studio contributes to support members’ learning and project work. 

    Learning opportunities to help the studio run smoothly are provided. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors, assisting on community service projects, and helping on Monday Maintenance.

    If you are new to woodworking, a basic series of classes is explained to help you begin your woodworking experience while using natural and sustainable materials to create with your hands.

    Details

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • Wear close-toed shoes.
    • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

    Project

    You will learn how our studio works and fulfill the orientation prerequisite for further use of the studio and classes.

    Materials

    Any materials used will be provided.

    Prerequisite

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeff Williams

    • Tuesday, February 14, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021423CS
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tool Safety Checkout 1 class.

    About this Class

    Completing this class qualifies you to use the following tools during open studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    Achieve proficiency on these power tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Charles Sharpe

    • Friday, February 17, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021723JH
    • 2
    Register

    Learn the basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools you can use during open studio times, once qualified.

    About this Class

    You are given a piece of wood to cut and shape in this hands-on class.

    Completing this class will qualify you to use the following tools during the Woodshop Studio’s 30 weekly hours of open studio time, and classes that require certification in these tools: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    You will shape a piece of wood using specific studio tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeanne Huber

    • Saturday, February 18, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO021823JW
    • 9
    Register

    This introduction to our Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio is required for anyone who wants to work in the studio.

    About this Class

    This free orientation covers policies and etiquette in a community workshop, safety, and the studio’s leadership structure.

    The Open Studio experience is discussed as well as what the studio contributes to support members’ learning and project work. 

    Learning opportunities to help the studio run smoothly are provided. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors, assisting on community service projects, and helping on Monday Maintenance.

    If you are new to woodworking, a basic series of classes is explained to help you begin your woodworking experience while using natural and sustainable materials to create with your hands.

    Details

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • Wear close-toed shoes.
    • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

    Project

    You will learn how our studio works and fulfill the orientation prerequisite for further use of the studio and classes.

    Materials

    Any materials used will be provided.

    Prerequisite

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeff Williams

    • Monday, February 20, 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022023JH
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tool Safety Checkout 1 class.

    About this Class

    Completing this class qualifies you to use the following tools during open studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    Achieve proficiency on these power tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeanne Huber

    • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO022123JW
    • 1
    Register

    Explore equipment, tools, and abrasive media so you can make the best choices for your woodworking projects.

    About this Class

    Do you ever get confused about which sanding tools or sandpaper to use on your projects? Do you want tips on how to remove milling marks, prepare for a stain finish, or take a surface to a polish?

    This class, part of the Woodworking Basics series, explores the tools and abrasive media available in the Woodworking Studio and explains what works best in different circumstances. You can explore equipment from large to small, including your own hands. 

    Details

    • 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.
    • Skill level: Beginner

    Project

    Learning the tools and abrasive media in the Woodworking Studio.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeff Williams is a retired firefighter who has been involved with BARN's Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio for six years, including previous stings as studio lead and instructor. While not a professional woodworker, he has 40 years' experience as a fourth-generation woodworker. His great grandfather worked on furniture restoration at Hearst Castle in California in 1925.

    • Wednesday, February 22, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO022223JH
    • 6
    Register

    Explore what goes into choosing the right wood for your project – color, density, moisture content, movement, and more.

    About this Class

    When you're planning a project, do you choose wood by color? By how hard it is? By its grain pattern? The right answer usually involves several factors, but it really depends on what you want to build.

    This class, part of the Woodworking Basics series, starts with a discussion about how wood grows and how that influences the look and performance of lumber. Learn about moisture content and wood movement, and how that should influence the wood you choose for various projects. You also learn why the best option, in some cases, isn't natural lumber but a panel product such as plywood or even particleboard.

    Details

    • 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.

    Project

    Learn what factors are at play when choosing wood for your projects.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    You must have taken Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeanne Huber, who heads the Woodworking Studio's program committee.

     
    • Friday, February 24, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022423JH
    • 6
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tool Safety Checkout 1 class.

    About this Class

    Completing this class qualifies you to use the following tools during open studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    Achieve proficiency on these power tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeanne Huber

    • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022823JH
    • 4
    Register

    Learn the basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools you can use during open studio times, once qualified.

    About this Class

    You are given a piece of wood to cut and shape in this hands-on class.

    Completing this class will qualify you to use the following tools during the Woodshop Studio 30 weekly hours of open studio time, and classes that require certification in these tools: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    You will shape a piece of wood using specific studio tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeanne Huber

    • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO011623JW
    • 12
    Register

    This introduction to our Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio is required for anyone who wants to work in the studio.

    About this Class

    This free orientation covers policies and etiquette in a community workshop, safety, and the studio’s leadership structure.

    The Open Studio experience is discussed as well as what the studio contributes to support members’ learning and project work. 

    Learning opportunities to help the studio run smoothly are provided. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors, assisting on community service projects, and helping on Monday Maintenance.

    If you are new to woodworking, a basic series of classes is explained to help you begin your woodworking experience while using natural and sustainable materials to create with your hands.

    Details

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • Wear close-toed shoes.
    • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

    Project

    You will learn how our studio works and fulfill the orientation prerequisite for further use of the studio and classes.

    Materials

    Any materials used will be provided.

    Prerequisite

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeff Williams

    • Friday, March 03, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030323JH
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn the basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools you can use during open studio times, once qualified.

    About this Class

    You are given a piece of wood to cut and shape in this hands-on class.

    Completing this class will qualify you to use the following tools during the Woodshop Studio’s 30 weekly hours of open studio time, and classes that require certification in these tools: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    You will shape a piece of wood using specific studio tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeanne Huber

    • Saturday, March 04, 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO030423JW
    • 12
    Register

    This introduction to our Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio is required for anyone who wants to work in the studio.

    About this Class

    This free orientation covers policies and etiquette in a community workshop, safety, and the studio’s leadership structure.

    The Open Studio experience is discussed as well as what the studio contributes to support members’ learning and project work. 

    Learning opportunities to help the studio run smoothly are provided. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors, assisting on community service projects, and helping on Monday Maintenance.

    If you are new to woodworking, a basic series of classes is explained to help you begin your woodworking experience while using natural and sustainable materials to create with your hands.

    Details

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • Wear close-toed shoes.
    • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

    Project

    You will learn how our studio works and fulfill the orientation prerequisite for further use of the studio and classes.

    Materials

    Any materials used will be provided.

    Prerequisite

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeff Williams

    • Sunday, March 05, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030523DR
    • 5
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tool Safety Checkout 1 class.

    About this Class

    Completing this class qualifies you to use the following tools during open studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    Achieve proficiency on these power tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Dave Roe

    • Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030823CS
    • 6
    Register

    Learn the basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools you can use during open studio times, once qualified.

    About this Class

    You are given a piece of wood to cut and shape in this hands-on class.

    Completing this class will qualify you to use the following tools during the Woodshop Studio’s 30 weekly hours of open studio time, and classes that require certification in these tools: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    You will shape a piece of wood using specific studio tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Charles Sharpe
    • Monday, March 13, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO031323JW
    • 12
    Register

    This introduction to our Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio is required for anyone who wants to work in the studio.

    About this Class

    This free orientation covers policies and etiquette in a community workshop, safety, and the studio’s leadership structure.

    The Open Studio experience is discussed as well as what the studio contributes to support members’ learning and project work. 

    Learning opportunities to help the studio run smoothly are provided. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors, assisting on community service projects, and helping on Monday Maintenance.

    If you are new to woodworking, a basic series of classes is explained to help you begin your woodworking experience while using natural and sustainable materials to create with your hands.

    Details

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • Wear close-toed shoes.
    • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

    Project

    You will learn how our studio works and fulfill the orientation prerequisite for further use of the studio and classes.

    Materials

    Any materials used will be provided.

    Prerequisite

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeff Williams

    • Monday, March 13, 2023
    • Monday, March 20, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO031323BM
    • 3
    Register
    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

    Details

    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.

    Prerequisites

    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

    Instructor

    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.

    • Tuesday, March 14, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO031423CS
    • 5
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tool Safety Checkout 1 class.

    About this Class

    Completing this class qualifies you to use the following tools during open studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    Achieve proficiency on these power tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Charles Sharpe

    • Saturday, March 18, 2023
    • Sunday, March 19, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Woodshop, Class Code: WO031823DM
    • 4
    Register

    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.

    Details

    • 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.

    Prerequisites

    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.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    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. 

    • Saturday, March 18, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO031823JH
    • 5
    Register

    Learn the basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools you can use during open studio times, once qualified.

    About this Class

    You are given a piece of wood to cut and shape in this hands-on class.

    Completing this class will qualify you to use the following tools during the Woodshop Studio’s 30 weekly hours of open studio time, and classes that require certification in these tools: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    You will shape a piece of wood using specific studio tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeanne Huber


    • Tuesday, March 21, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO032123DR
    • 6
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    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tool Safety Checkout 1 class.

    About this Class

    Completing this class qualifies you to use the following tools during open studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details

    • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
    • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
    • 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 will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page.

    Project

    Achieve proficiency on these power tools.

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Dave Roe

    • Tuesday, March 28, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO032823JW
    • 12
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    This introduction to our Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio is required for anyone who wants to work in the studio.

    About this Class

    This free orientation covers policies and etiquette in a community workshop, safety, and the studio’s leadership structure.

    The Open Studio experience is discussed as well as what the studio contributes to support members’ learning and project work. 

    Learning opportunities to help the studio run smoothly are provided. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors, assisting on community service projects, and helping on Monday Maintenance.

    If you are new to woodworking, a basic series of classes is explained to help you begin your woodworking experience while using natural and sustainable materials to create with your hands.

    Details

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • Wear close-toed shoes.
    • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

    Project

    You will learn how our studio works and fulfill the orientation prerequisite for further use of the studio and classes.

    Materials

    Any materials used will be provided.

    Prerequisite

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Jeff Williams

    • Wednesday, March 29, 2023
    • Friday, April 07, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code:WO032923TL
    • 4
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    Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this four-session component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

    About this Class

    Once you've taken Orientation to the Woodshop, join us to build a two-compartment tote, handy for storing or carrying silverware, garden tools, or other items. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common hand tools.

    You will learn to use:

    • Measuring and marking tools
    • Crosscut and rip cut hand saws
    • Hand planes
    • Chisels
    • Hand drill (bit and brace)
    • Coping saw

    Details

    • All students must wear a mask to this class.

    • You must wear closed-toe shoes.

    Prerequisites

    Orientation to the Woodshop (multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar)

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Tom Leurquin has been a BARN member since its opening and specializes in projects involving hand tools. After taking several hand tool courses at BARN and the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, he fell in love with the intimacy and meditative aspects of working wood by hand. His civil engineering background has helped him achieve a critical eye for detail and precision that enriches the art of hand tool woodworking.

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