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tools and techniquesTools & Techniques classes get you up to speed on tool safety and operation, and basic woodworking techniques.


hands-onHands-on classes give you in-depth training on specific tools as you make a project to take home with you. Materials, tools, and basic designs are provided.

hands-onKnowledge classes provide you with essential design and technical background on a variety of topics in a compact, seminar/demonstration style format.

intro to woodworking
hands on
tools and techniques

Wood Turning Boot Camp
Lathe 101 + Turning Bowls on the Lathe

Mon 8/14 to Fri 8/18, 2-5pm each day

Two of our most popular lathe classes combined into a one-week boot camp!
Lathe 101: Intro to Turning
A hands-on introduction to the art of turning wood on the lathe, covering lathe setup, operation and safety, carving techniques, and tool sharpening. This class provides a solid foundation for those interested in a range of turning projects, such as furniture parts, tool handles, and many more.
Turning Bowls on the Lathe
Turn a block of wood into a beautiful wooden bowl while learning the principles of bowl turning, tool selection, and turning techniques. You will also learn lathe operation and safety, how to sharpen lathe tools, and finishing basics.
All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided. Completion of this class allows you to rent open studio time to work on your own lathe projects.
Price: $645
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intro to woodworking
hands on
tools and techniques

Intro to Woodworking Boot Camp - August
Session #1 - Mon 8/7 to Fri 8/11, 10am-1pm
Session #2 - Mon 8/14 to Fri 8/18, 10am-1pm

Our most popular intro class compressed into 5 days! Designed for beginners with little to no woodworking experience, this five-session class covers wood physics, shop safety and etiquette, an introduction to joinery concepts, and hands-on experience with both hand tools and machinery. The project for this class is a small side table featuring half-laps, bridle joints, and a round top. This course will give you the confidence and knowledge to work safely in the shop on your own projects and/or to move forward with more advanced woodworking classes. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Price: $495 + $100 materials/equipment fee
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picture frames on table saw
tools and techniques
hands on
Table Saw Intensive
Thursdays 7-10pm, 7/13 to 7/27
Master the table saw and find out why it is the most loved--and feared--tool in the shop. In this three-session class we will cover essential table saw techniques and safety while doing a fun and practical project: building a hardwood picture frame with keyed miter joinery. In addition to gaining confidence on the table saw, you will learn how to make accurate and repeatable miter cuts and keys with purpose-built jigs, how to set up and use a dado set, miter joint glue-up techniques, and quick and easy finishing methods.
Non-member price: $365 + $50 materials fee
Member price: $373
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lathe turning wood
tools and techniques
hands on
Lathe 101: Intro to Turning
August: Tues 7-10pm, 8/1 to 8/15
This three-session class is a hands-on introduction to the art of turning wood on the lathe, covering lathe setup, operation and safety, carving techniques, and tool sharpening. This class provides a solid foundation for those interested in a range of turning projects, such as furniture parts, tool handles, and many more. All materials and safety equipment provided. Completion of this class allows you to rent open studio time to use the lathe to work independently on your own turning projects.
Non-member price: $375 + $50 materials/equipment fee
Member price: $382 (includes materials)
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lathe bowl turning wood
tools and techniques
hands on
Turning Bowls on the Lathe
August: Mon 7-10pm, 7/31 to 8/13

In this three-session workshop, you will turn a block of wood into a wooden bowl while learning the principles of bowl turning, tool selection, and turning techniques. You will also learn lathe operation and safety, how to sharpen lathe tools, and finishing basics. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Completion of this class allows you to rent open studio time to work on your own lathe projects.
Non-member price: $435 + $60 materials/equipment fee
Member price: $445 (includes materials)
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routers 101 cutting board
tools and techniques
hands on
Routers 101 - Cutting board - NEW!
Thursdays 7-10pm, 6/15 to 6/29
Learn how to use the most versatile tool in the shop. With a router you can do twenty different types of joinery, create beautiful edge profiles, and make flawless duplicates of furniture parts. But used incorrectly, routers can be at best unpleasant to use and at worst dangerous. In this three-session intensive, you'll get hands-on training using stationary and plunge routers as well as the router table while learning essential router techniques and safety. Our project for this class will be a beautiful hardwood cutting board with rounded edges, bread-board ends with tongue and groove joinery, and a template-routed juice groove.
Non-member price: $375 + $50 materials fee
Member price: $382
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picture frames on table saw
tools and techniques
hands on
Woodworking II: Shaker Side Table -
Sundays 2-6pm, 6/4 to 7/16
This 7-session intermediate-level workshop takes you step by step through the typical furniture-making process: design, layout, cutting, joinery, assembly, glue-up and finishing. Working with machine and hand tools, you will build a solid hardwood side table with mortise and tenon joinery, tapered legs and a rabbeted drawer. Topics covered:
  • Reading design drawings
  • How to make a cut list and estimate materials and cost from a design
  • Milling rough lumber using the jointer, planer and table saw
  • Mortise and tenon joinery using the mortising machine and table saw
  • How to make and fit a rabbeted drawer
  • Cutting tapered legs
Non-member price: $725 + $150 materials fee
Member price: $787
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