Technique Classes

These classes really focus on a specific tool or process in the shop. Whether it is learning how to use the tablesaw safely, controlling the router with confidence, or simply understanding the proper way to mill the lumber in the shop down into pieces.

Basic Tablesaw Techniques

Unsure or uncomfortable to using a tablesaw? Then once taking this class you will gain confidence and know your way around a tablesaw. We will first start out learning the various parts to the tablesaw, different types of tablesaws, and different types of blades used. Then before using the saw, we will discuss thoroughly the safety procedures. After that, we will discuss the various ways to use the tablesaw such as: ripping, crosscutting, making dadoes/rabbets/grooves. Everyone will be able to use the tablesaw to practice the proper way of using the saw.

Key Points

  • Learning the proper safety procedures

  • Understand how a tablesaw operates

  • Learn the various blades that can be used

  • Practice simple skills on the tablesaw

Class Size: 3 Students 9 (1 session class)

Dates: TBD

Price: $75 + $0 materials fee

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

Advanced Tablesaw Techniques

You know the basics of using a tablesaw and want to learn more techniques on the saw? Then this class will broaden your knowledge. In this class we will discuss the many accessories that can be used on the saw, how to use those accessories, and getting the most from your tablesaw. Some of the accessories used will include: feather boards, taper jigs, spline jig, crosscut sleds, sacrificial fence, box joint jig, and cove cutting jig. Everyone will be able to use these jigs and accessories to practice with. Once completed, you will be able to utilize these skills in your shop to get more use out of the tablesaw and purchase or make your own jigs.

Key Points

  • Learn how to use jigs for the tablesaw

  • Learn how to make your own jigs

  • Find places where you can purchase jigs and accessories

Class Size: 3 Students (1 session class)

Dates: TBD

Price: $75 + $0 materials fee

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

Basic Router Techniques

Looking to get a router for your shop and become familiar with one? Then this class will introduce you to basic router functions, router bits, and basic techniques through part discussion, part hands-on. There will be some hand-on experience on using the different types of routers and router bits. By the end of the course you will become confident in knowing the ins and outs of using a router to get you started. We highly recommend taking the advanced technique class to complete your learning around the router. It would truly be the perfect 2 classes to learn everything with the router.

Key Points

  • Learn the basics of the router

  • Distinguish the difference between the routers

  • See what various router bits are available and their use. 

Class Size: 3 Students (1 session class)

Dates:TBD

Price: $75 + $0 materials fee

        

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

Advanced Router Techniques

Famillar with the router and want to learn more even? Then this course will add depth to your router skills. It will be part discussion, parts hands-on class on selecting the router table, jigs, and accessories, template routing, mortises, inlays. You will be able to have hands-on experience on using the router table in different applications for furniture and cabinetmaking, using jigs such as dovetail jigs and coping sleds, and using flush trim bits to make multiple curved parts. By the end of this course you will be able to go into your shop and apply all the techniques you gained to make furniture in a more confident way.

Key Points

  • Learn advanced techniques with the router and router table

  • The proper use of jigs for the router

  • Using the router to make multiple parts 

Class Size: 3 Students (1 session class)

Dates:

  • TBD

Price: $75 + $0 materials fee

         

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

The Milling Process

Have a bunch of wood and have no idea on how to mill it down? Well, this class is perfect for you! In this brief 3hr class we will go over each step through the process of milling rough lumber to its final dimensions. The tablesaw, jointer, and planer will be used exclusively. We will also talk about how lumber is made at the sawmill, different grades of hardwood lumber, and how to layout parts for your project.

Key Points

  • Lumber milling process

  • Sawing logs into lumber

  • Layout of parts on your boards 

Class Size: 6 Students (1 session class)

Dates:

  • September 9th Monday  @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $60 + $0 materials fee

Tools Required:

  1. Paper/pencil and notebook (for note taking if you wish)

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

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