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tools and techniquesTools & Techniques classes get you up to speed on tool safety and operation, and basic woodworking techniques. Successful completion of these classes "certifies" you use Makeville's workshop for your own projects.

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.

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intro to woodworking
hands on
tools and techniques

Intro to Woodworking - Oct/Nov
Session #1-Wed 3-6p, 10/19 to 11/16
Session #2-Wed 7-10p, 10/19 to 11/16
Session #3-Thu 7-10p, 10/20 to 11/17
Session #4-Sat 10am-1pm, 10/22 to 11/19
Session #5-Sat 3-6pm, 10/22 to 11/19
Session #6-Sun 10am-1pm, 10/23 to 11/20
Session #7-Tue 7-10pm, 10/25 to 11/22
Session #8-Mon 7-10pm, 10/24 to 11/21
Session #9-Mon 3-6pm, 10/31 to 11/28
Session #10-Tue 3-6pm, 11/1 to 11/29
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 with angled legs, using half-laps and bridle joints. 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. Completion of this class certifies you to rent studio time for your own projects. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Price: $495 + $100 materials/equipment fee
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milling rough lumber
tools and techniques
hands on
Milling Workshop
Wed 10/12 and Thu 10/13, 7-10pm
Every woodworking project starts with milling--getting your lumber straight, flat and square. Small mistakes in milling add up to huge headaches down the line. In this two-session class, you will learn how to square up and clean up rough hardwood lumber four-square using the table saw, planer and jointer. Techniques and safety will be covered for each tool. All tools and materials are included.
Non-member price: $200 + $50 materials/equipment fee
Member price: $225 (includes materials)
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hand cut doetails
tools and techniques
hands on
Hand Cut Dovetails Workshop
Sundays 3-6pm 10/16 to 10/30
Hand cut dovetails enjoy a special place in the world of woodworking due to their superior strength and timeless beauty. In this three-session intensive, you will learn how to get the most from chisels and dovetail saws, how to mark and measure half-blind and through dovetails, techniques for getting a perfect fitting joint, and how to keep your tools tuned and sharp. If you're ready to take your hand tool skills to a new level and immerse yourself in a challenging and meditative woodworking experience, this class is for you!
Non-member price: $370 + $45 materials and equipment fee
Member price: $373
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milling rough lumber
knowledge
Hardwood Lumber 101
Monday 10/17, 7-10pm
Stumped by wood? In this seminar, we will take the mystery out of selecting, estimating and purchasing hardwood lumber. You'll learn about hardwoods vs. softwoods, how to spot "problem" lumber, wood sizing and pricing, and how to prepare for a trip to the lumber yard, including money-saving tips and local sources of quality lumber.
Non-member price: $100
Member price: $90
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lathe bowl turning wood
tools and techniques
hands on
Intro to Hand Tools
Wed 7-10pm, 11/30 to 12/21
Over the course of four sessions you'll get hands-on training with essential hand tools--back saws, chisels, and planes--while making a classic hardwood mallet with simple and elegant joinery. You'll also learn how to keep your tools sharp and well-tuned. This class provides a solid foundation of skills and techniques for both small projects and more advanced hand cut joinery for furniture making. All tools and materials are included.
Non-member price: $395 + $50 materials/equipment fee
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lathe turning wood
tools and techniques
hands on
Lathe 101: Intro to Turning
Oct Session: Wed 7-10pm,10/12 to 10/26

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. Instructor Alan Dorsey will guide you through the basics, with a special focus on turning decorative and functional furniture parts such as table legs, chair parts, and finials to name a few. This class also provides a solid foundation for those interested in a range of turning projects, such as pepper grinders, tool handles, and pens. This class also serves as a prerequisite for our bowl turning class. 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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hand joinery stool class
tools and techniques
hands on
Steam Bending Workshop
Wednesdays 7-10pm, 10/19 to 11/16
This five session course will introduce you to the methods and processes of bending solid wood using steam while making a decorative bent wood lighting fixture. We will cover how to build a steam box using simple and affordable materials, how to select and prepare the wood, shaping the wood with molds, straps and drying racks, and joinery for bent wood projects.
Non-member price: $475 plus $50 materials fee
Member price: $472
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lathe bowl turning wood
tools and techniques
hands on

Turning Bowls on the Lathe
Oct Session: Mon 7-10pm,10/10 to 10/24

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: $415 + $60 materials/equipment fee
Member price: $427 (includes materials)
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furniture making joinery bench
hands on
tools and techniques
Woodworking II: Chair
Tuesdays 7-10pm, 9/13 to 11/1
This 8-week 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 machines and jigs, you will build a solid hardwood chair. You will learn two techniques to cut mortise and tenon joinery and use the table saw and router to shape parts. We will focus on machine set up and organization to get accurate, repeatable results. Topics covered include:
  • How to layout parts, make a cut list and estimate materials/cost from a design
  • Milling rough lumber using the jointer, planer and table saw
  • Cutting tapered parts on the table saw and how to build a taper jig
  • Mortise and tenon joinery using two methods: plunge router with table saw and Festool Domino joiner with loose tenons
  • How to use the router table and templates to create exact copies of a part
  • Strategies for gluing and clamping
Non-member price: $775 + $150 materials and equipment fee
Member price: $832 (includes materials)
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workshop tools studio rental
Workshop Certification
Do you have experience with woodworking machines and want to bring your own projects to Makeville Studio? Take this class to get certified to rent studio time or become a member. Beginners should take Intro to Woodworking for equivalent certification.
This class will get you oriented to the machines and systems in our shop as well as review critical safety concepts for the table saw, band saw compound miter saw, router table, and drill press, with an introduction to the planer and jointer. Basic techniques will be covered for each tool, including how to use the various jigs and tables for more efficient and accurate work. Single 3-hr session.
Available dates:
Sat 10/8, 10am-1pm
Thurs 11/10, 7-10pm
Price: $215
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