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.

Getting to Know the Tablesaw

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. As well as, discuss using various accessories and jigs such as feather boards, push pads, taper jig, panel sled, spline jig. As I discuss the tablesaw you will be able to try out the various procedures and accessories for the tablesaw.

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

  • Learn how to make and use your own jigs

Class Size: 2 Students  (1 session class)

Dates:

  • July 13th Tuesday @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Price: $120 + $0 materials fee

Tools Required:

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

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask

Getting to Know the Router

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, basic/advanced techniques, router tables, and use of router jigs through part discussion, part hands-on. There will be some hand-on experience on using the different types of routers, router bits, and jigs. We will also use the router to practice mortises for joinery, and practice doing an inlay. By the end of the course you will become confident in knowing the ins and outs of using a router to get you started in your own shop.

Key Points

  • Learn the basics of the router

  • Distinguish the difference between the routers

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

  • Using various jigs and accessories

Class Size: 2 Students (1 session class)

Dates:

  • July 20th Tuesday @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Price: $120 + $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 1hr 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: 2 Students (1 session class)

Dates:

  • July 27th Tuesday @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Price: $90 + $0 materials fee

Tools Required:

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

  2. Safety glasses, ear protection, dust mask