Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • Monday, November 25, 2019
    • Monday, December 28, 2020
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom

    Meetings are held every fourth Monday of the month.

    EXCEPTIONS: 

    JANUARY: This meeting will be on the 3rd Monday, January 20th
    MAY: the meeting will actually be on Wednesday, May 27th (same time)

    Contact: Michael S. Morgan



    Meetings posted through the 2020 year. 

    Posted by Tammie on 11-19-19

    • Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020420JI
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Get a good foundation in carving techniques, including push, stop and draw cuts. In this three-session class, you will learn the basics of safe handling and use of carving knives the first night, then go on to learn how to deal with changes in wood grain, hollowing techniques, and other concepts as you make a spoon and carve a figure during second and third sessions.

    This class is open to both beginning carvers and those who already have some carving experience. Each time BARN schedules this class, the carving projects are new.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 12 and older. No prior experience is needed.
    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.
    • You will build your carving skills much faster if you practice between sessions.  If you want to work on your carvings during Open Studio times between classes, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the Woodworking calendar for dates. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.)

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: As a third-generation woodworker, Jeff Iller learned about woodworking tools and knives early on. By high school, he was winning ribbons with his wood carvings at his hometown fair. Around 1996 Jeff found room for a shop and he has carved ever since. He’ll carve most anything, but prefers to innovate with the working tools to carve multiple parts inside one piece of wood and to make physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carvings on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

    Iller says he was taught early on that he could make anything from wood. He is still trying to prove that statement wrong.



     
    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio
    • 6
    Dave Whitacre and Wayne Chang and their team will be using the main shop to build cabinets for BARN.
    • Monday, February 10, 2020
    • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021020CK
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    * This class has prerequisites. See below.

    Build a unique slab bench or small table in this six-session class.

    Create a piece that highlights the natural beauty in a slab's swirling grain or intriguing color known as spalting. Preserve a live edge, rip a straight-line edge or combine the two styles into your design.

    At the first session, the instructor will discuss design considerations, suitable wood and several options of styles for top and base. The instructor will walk you through the process of drawing up your design ideas into working plans. 

    The next sessions will be devoted to building your project and preparing it for final finish.

    The final session will cover finish options and application techniques. You will go home with enough finish to apply multiple coats to your completed project.

    Details:

    • * This class is best suited for students with intermediate skills who are comfortable using the shop tools. At a minimum, you must have completed our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. If you haven't taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. See calendar here.
    • The $35 materials fee covers epoxy and other shop materials.
    • You will need to supply the wood for your project. You can buy wood from BARN, purchase it elsewhere or bring what you have from your wood stash. Registrants will receive information about how to select appropriate wood. The moisture issues associated with use of BARN's SawStop table saws aren't critical for this project unless your slab is thicker than 2 inches.
    • You will work at your own pace, but you should be prepared to spend additional time during Open Studio times between class sessions, if necessary to complete your project. Open Studio is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop during these times without additional charge while working on a class project.
    • You will be able to store your wood in the woodshop between sessions.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Feedback from an earlier class:

    "An inspirational class! So much cool stuff to practice on many slab projects to come!!"
    — Ryan Boone, www.ryanboonedesign.com. (The picture shows his hall bench.)

    Instructor: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. She also makes custom furniture, including the slab coffee table in the Commons at BARN. Mo Ellis and Marvin Crosland will assist.

    • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021520TB
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this three-week component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

    You will 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:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your tote during Open Studio time in order to complete it by the end of the class. To participate in these sessions, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See dates on the calendar. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also participate at no charge for the duration of this class.)
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools in either order. Both classes are recommendedd for students who want to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    • This class includes a half-hour lunch break. Please bring a sack lunch  because there won't be enough time to go out. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchenette on the lower level.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Todd Butler grew up in a woodworking family and studied hand tool use at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. He is a furniture-maker through his part-time business, The Butler Did It. He uses hand tools regularly, although there he was in the October 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking, learning to use a CNC router with guidance from Tim Celeski, the designer of BARN's woodworking benches. Mark Bixby will assist.
    • Sunday, February 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021820BC
    • 1
    Register

    ** This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    In this class we will work with an intriguing and challenging lathe tool, the skew chisel.  This versatile tool is especially useful in spindle turning, and one that can give you very smooth final cuts. In class, you will practice peeling cuts, V-cuts, making tenons, planing cuts, round-overs and beads, as well as parting, in the process of making an egg and spinning tops.  Proficiency with the skew requires practice, but the rewards are great – it is a traditional tool used by all master turners!

    Students need to have completed the Introduction to Woodturning class, and will do best in this class if they’ve put in a few practice hours on basic spindle work.

    Details:

    **Open to students who have taken BARN's Intro to Woodturning class or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session with the instructor. If you have not take this course, please contact Bruce Claiborne, 206-498-3045, by February 10 to arrange a review of your skills before you register for this class.

    Instructor Bruce Claiborne has been actively turning wood since 2007 and has taken lathe workshops from Kirk DeHerr, John Jordan, Richard Raffan, and others since that time.  He has been teaching at BARN since 2015.


    • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO021920JS
    • 3
    Register

    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    This class is designed for woodworkers who want to understand the subtleties of using the four bandsaws in the Woodworking Studio. A bandsaw seems like a simple machine, but to use it effectively and get the best results, one must understand the types of blades, the guides that support the blade, the size and power of the saw, and how the teeth cut wood. And some cuts — such as resawing, curve-cutting curves and beveling  — require special techniques.

    In this class, you will learn how to choose which saw to use, how to check and adjust the guides for each saw, how to safely feed material through, and how to make a few specialty cuts, such as cutting round stock, repeating curved designs, and cutting perfect circles. Students are encouraged to ask questions relevant to their own project interests, and to share any problems they’ve had using bandsaws.

    * This class is open to those who have completed Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.

    Instructor:

    Jamie Straw has been woodworking for over 20 years, with experience on all of the standard stationary tools of a wood shop. Her first floor-model tool was a bandsaw, which she uses for both sawing large woodturning blanks and processing dimensional lumber.



    • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for guests. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Friday, February 21, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 Drop in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Friday, February 21, 2020
    • Friday, March 06, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA022120CS
    • 4
    Register

    This Class is a deep dive into the CAM (Computer Aided Machining) for milling portion of Fusion 360. A how to that lets you fully utilize the CNC (computer controlled) SERVO Milling Machine. Bringing a laptop computer with Fusion 360 installed is required for this class.

    We will import a 3D CAD file into Fusion360. Prep the file for transfer to the CAM workspace. Discuss the various options for tool path generation including their utility, limitations, and requirements. Options for holding down your work will be presented, including two sided work. You will then have an opportunity to run the rebuilt Servo CNC mill to cut out your part.

    Each student will make their own personalized key chain fob.

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a three-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program in depth. An extensive amount will be spent demonstrating the different types of tool path implementation. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 
    • Types of tool paths
    • Proper fixturing and hold downs
    • How to work with our new control systems

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.


    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022220MM
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

    To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.

    Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools: 

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

    Details:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
    Instructor: Mike Morgan
    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO022320JW
    • 18
    Register

    Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

    Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.

    This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • Thursday, March 05, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022520
    • 4
    Register
    Make a Japanese toolbox in this beginning Japanese woodworking class. As you make your box, you will learn some of the  basics of Japanese tools and ways of working wood, which are very different from those that evolved in the West.

    The toolbox  is designed to safely store and transport hand planes, hammers and chisels. But you can use yours for any number of purposes. The box will be approximately 2 feet long, 1 foot wide and 6 inches tall. It will have a sliding lid that locks into place without hardware. There is no complicated joinery in this project. You'll use copper nails — but with a clever twist developed by Japanese carpenters that keeps them from popping out.

    In this 4-session class you will learn:
    • how to sharpen the chisels and plane blades, by hand on water stones.
    • how to dress the wooden plane bodies with a scraper plane and set the blades with an octagon hammer.
    • how to flatten and square the wood with a hand plane.
    • how to lay out the pieces and cut them accurately to size, using Japanese squares and saws.

    Details:

    • This class is open to beginners 14+ years old, but it is also designed for seasoned woodworkers who want to explore these tools and methods.
    • BARN will supply the wood and all of the necessary tools, but you are also welcome to bring and use your own tools.
    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your box during Open Studio time in order to complete it by the end of the class. To participate in these sessions, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See dates on the calendar. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.)
    • Wear close-toe shoes.

    Instructor: Gary Bella  grew up in western Pennsylvania. After college and art school, he moved to the Bay Area in California and began working in Marin County with several firms in residential construction. Later, he specialized in finish carpentry while developing a design/build business. He took classes with traditional Japanese teahouse carpenter Makoto Imai and later worked primarily with Makoto building traditional houses and tea houses in California, New York and Washington. After he moved to Bainbridge in 2003, he continued to build Japanese-inspired projects for private clients. He was among the craftsmen who restored the Japanese guest house at the Bloedel Reserve.


     
    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022520JH
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class. Please see the calendar for more details.) 

    To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.

    Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools: 

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

    Details:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
    Instructor: Jeanne Huber
    • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022620JS
    • 1
    Register

    Effective and enjoyable woodturning is dependent on sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

    This class is strongly recommended for students enrolled in Introduction to Bowl Turning and graduates of Introduction to Woodturning. This class is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis. You will receive hands-on training for sharpening gouges (roughing gouges, and spindle and bowl gouges) A brief overview of sharpening other tools such as parting tools, skews and scrapers will be included, based on the skills learned in this class.

    Details:

    • In class, you will learn to sharpen gouges according to BARN protocol, and gain an understanding of how to sharpen other tools (e.g., skews, parting tools, scrapers). If you would like advice on your own tools, you are welcome to bring them.
    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and closed-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No bracelets or necklaces; earrings must be no longer than 1". Long hair must be tied back.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.

    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for guests. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 Drop in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022820DR
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify 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
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Dave Roe

    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022920JS
    • 8
    Register

    “Where do you get your wood for turning?” -- Perhaps the most common question woodturners are asked by people new to the craft! In this class you will learn not only where to find or buy wood, but also how to evaluate wood for different projects; how to cut, preserve and store it (if it is green); how to lay out bowls, vessels and spindles on your stock to ensure good project success; and how to maximize the yield from your wood. Much of the wood local turners use is free “found” or “fallen” wood, and there are many details to learn about how, when and where to obtain these treasures.


    Woodturners use bandsaws to prepare much of their stock, and are often challenged by irregular pieces of wood that require special safety tactics. In this class you will learn how to determine which approach you should use for a particular piece of wood, be it a log, a burl or a piece of spindle stock. Students who have taken Tool Safety II will gain hands-on experience cutting turning stock on one of the Studio’s bandsaws.

    You are welcome to bring one or two pieces of wood you want to evaluate for turning stock.


    Details:

    • While this class, in general, has no pre-requisites, only students who have taken Tool Safety II will be allowed to operate a bandsaw and Tool Safety I is required in order to operate a miter saw for this class.
    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and closed-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No bracelets or necklaces; earrings must be no longer than 1". Long hair must be tied back. 

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.

    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO030120MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Monday, March 02, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO011320WP
    • 6
    Register

    What distinguishes well-designed furniture? In part, that depends on what you want the furniture to do. Is it art? Or is it functional? Or both — or is that even possible?

    In this four-session class, you will learn about design trends in hand-made and factory-made furniture, and how the materials available have shaped designs over the years. You will also learn about proportion, ergonomics, the psychology of shape, and the importance of understanding the properties of the materials you use.

    With all that as the base, the instructor will discuss the process he uses to come up with designs that art galleries are eager to display. And he will guide you as you develop an original design based on what you have to work with — materials, skills, tools, workspace, budget. The process, if you follow the instructor's lead, will include hand sketching, a computer drawing using a program such as SketchUp, a physical model made of simple materials, and a work plan that includes the sequence of fabrication and assembly.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ welcome.
    • This class is open to beginners but it may be especially useful for skilled woodworkers who are eager to incorporate creative elements in their projects.

    Instructor: Warren Pollock. Warren is a registered architect noted for his modernist designs. He worked for several design firms as well as his own over a 50-year career that began after he graduated with a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Washington in 1968. He designed houses, offices, multi-family, mixed-use and retail projects through Warren Pollock and Associates and later Warren Pollock Architect, both in Seattle. Interspersed were stints at MulvanneyG2 Architecture and Su Development, both in Bellevue, and Metrica Architects in Seattle, a firm he helped found that also had an office in Bogota, Columbia. After retiring from architecture, he became active in the BARN Woodworking Studio. Tables he built have been featured and sold at a local gallery.

    • Monday, March 02, 2020
    • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030220JS
    • 2
    Register

    ** This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Make two bowls 6 to 7 inches in diameter in this two-session class as you build your woodturning skills and learn some of the special techniques and insights needed for bowl-turning.

    The best (and most fun) way to hone your bowl-turning skills is to use green wood for the blanks. In this class you will turn two green-wood bowls, working on smooth and efficient cuts. In the first session, you will learn the best bowl shape for a novice turner, how to safely mount the blank on the lathe, and how to use of a scroll chuck and bowl gouge. You will also learn how to maintain even wall thickness, and how to treat the bowl to prevent cracking while it dries. In the second session, in addition to turning a second bowl, you will learn the basics about balancing grain and which Northwest woods are best for turning.

    By successfully completing these two sessions and turning two bowls, you will have a good understanding of the process and techniques, and be qualified to turn bowls of this size independently during Open Studio time in the BARN Woodworking Studio.

    Details:

    • **Open to students who have taken BARN's Intro to Woodturning class or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session with the instructor. If you have not taken Introduction to Woodturning, you need to contact Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233,  and arrange a review session at least 10 days before this class. Students must also have taken our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you enroll in this class. Please see our calendar here for safety and orientation classes.
    • While this class is oriented to novice turners, it is also appropriate and useful for experienced turners who have predominantly used scrapers and wish to acquire or improve their gouge skills.
    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and closed-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No bracelets or necklaces; earrings must be no longer than 1". Long hair must be tied back.

    Photograph by Joy McCallister Photography.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.

    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030320WC+DW+MG
    • 2
    Register

    This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Learn how to turn a stack of hardwood planks into fine furniture as you build a desk for the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum.

    Working as a team under the guidance of three skilled BARN woodworkers, you will start by reviewing the design (crafted by Bainbridge Island furniture maker Bob Spangler). You will assess the grain orientation, figure and color of several big leaf maple planks to determine how best to use each piece. Then you will go on to mill the wood and cut the joints. You will learn techniques to make dados,  bridle joints (shown in the detail picture), and modern mortise-and-tenon joints using the Festool Domino. You’ll learn how to glue up and clamp a complex project and how to prepare the surfaces for finish, including using epoxy to fill knotholes. And, finally, you’ll apply the finish and buff it out to create a silky-smooth, durable surface.

    There is no materials fee for this class because the desk will go to the historical society. The museum asked for BARN's help in building two desks, which will be prominently located in the entry lobby of the museum. The first one, built by the instructors of this class, is on display in the downstairs Commons at BARN and is shown in the picture above.

    Details:
    • * This is an intermediate-level class, open to woodworkers 14 years old and older who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1  and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.
    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe shoes are required. Avoid dangly jewelry. Tie back long hair.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructors: Dave Whitacre, Wayne Chang and Mike Gearheard. Dave moved to Bainbridge in 2013 after he retired as a petroleum engineer in Alaska. Woodworking has been his hobby for the past 40-plus years. He's enjoyed designing and building traditional-styled furniture and hopes to broaden his skills and techniques now that he has more time to devote to the craft. Wayne enjoys the challenge and problem solving that goes along with woodworking. In the past, most of his woodworking involved rebuilding his 100-year-old house. Now it revolves around anything that his daughter asks him to build. He also coordinates the community service projects done in the Woodworking Studio. Mike heads boatbuilding programs in the Woodworking Studio. When he isn't volunteering as a shop manager or safety monitor, he can often be found in the shop building challenging projects such as whole sets of chairs.

    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030320JI
    • 7
    Register

    Wooden spoons can be completely utilitarian — or real works of art. In this class, you will learn to make the more challenging, artful kind. You'll be well prepared if you later want to make purely utilitarian spoons on your own.

    Spoon carving involves grain changes, curves and hollowing — all techniques that are useful in many kinds of carving projects. The instructor will explain a variety of tools you might want to use and how to use them safely. You will also learn how to hold or secure the wood safely and the steps involved in carving spoons efficiently. You will work from prepared basswood blanks.

    Details:

    • Open to anyone 12 and older.
    • Beginners are welcome, although the projects are also suitable for more experienced carvers.
    • You will develop your carving skills faster if you practice between sessions. To work on your carvings during Open Studio times, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the Woodworking calendar for dates. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.)
    • Wear close-toe shoes. Tie back long hair.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: As a third-generation woodworker, Jeff Iller learned about woodworking tools and knives early on. By high school, he was winning ribbons with his wood carvings at his hometown fair. Around 1996 Jeff found room for a shop and he has carved ever since. He’ll carve most anything, but prefers to innovate with the working tools to carve multiple parts inside one piece of wood and to make physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carvings on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

    Iller says he was taught early on that he could make anything from wood. He is still trying to prove that statement wrong.



     
     
    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • ETA Studio, Class Code: EL030320CS
    • 4
    Register

    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

    This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controlled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help. You can download a free trial by clicking here. Look towards the middle of the screen and click on "Create an Account". AutoDesk will send you a confirmation email. Click on the link and go to Download Free Trial. Be sure you choose "Fusion 360 for hobbyists and makers".

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A  learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a cad design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.





    - JGH

    • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Thursday, March 05, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for guests. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Friday, March 06, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 Drop in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Friday, March 06, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO030620TB
    • 1
    Register

    Learn to give plane blades and chisels a razor-sharp edge so you can experience the joy of doing fine woodworking by hand. Having sharp tools, whether they’re BARN’s or your own, is not only safer, it’s also key to dramatically improving the quality of your work.
    In this single-session class, you will learn:

    • How to flatten and polish the back of the blades (and why that's important).
    • How to shape the lower front edge to the required angle, using BARN's WorkSharp tool.
    • How to polish the bevel using water stones.
    • How to hone a polished edge to razor sharpness.
    • How to flatten a waterstone using a diamond pad.
    Details: 
    • Bring one or two plane or chisel blades that need sharpening, if you have them. If they are in really bad shape, you might not have time to get them fully tuned up during the class.
    • If you don’t have tools to bring, no problem. You can learn on BARN’s tools. BARN’s tools must be sharpened according to specifications that the studio has adopted. You can use other angles or processes for your own tools.
    • The sharpening systems are also available for use during Open Studio times, provided you have first taken our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Open Studio is free for members and $20 for guests.

    Instructor: Todd Butler

     
    • Friday, March 06, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030620GE
    • 6
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify 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
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Greg Engemann

    • Saturday, March 07, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030820DR
    • 5
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify 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
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Dave Roe

    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Monday, March 09, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030920JH
    • 2
    Register
    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

    To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.

    Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools: 

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

    Details:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
    Instructor: Jeanne Huber
    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO031020JS
    • 3
    Register

    Effective and enjoyable woodturning is dependent on sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

    This class is strongly recommended for students enrolled in Introduction to Bowl Turning and graduates of Introduction to Woodturning. This class is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis. You will receive hands-on training for sharpening gouges (spindle and bowl), and a brief overview of sharpening other tools such as parting tools, skews and scrapers.

    Details:

    • In class, you will learn to sharpen gouges according to BARN protocol, and gain an understanding of how to sharpen other tools (e.g., skews, parting tools, scrapers). If you would like advice on your own tools, you are welcome to bring them.
    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and closed-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No bracelets or necklaces; earrings must be no longer than 1". Long hair must be tied back.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.

    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Great Room
    Register

    Join us at BARN each month for an evening of inspiring ideas!  BARN Talks are bringing the community together for presentations and discussion on topics that highlight the challenges, decisions, failures, and successes in life and craft. 

    Our March event features the dynamic duo of Walter Dill and Monica Uhl who will share the steps along their journey to have a big impact in the world while living in a small footprint.   

    Their talk will focus primarily on the creative process of transforming a neglected 1956 Airfloat travel trailer into a spectacular tiny home.  Their rig ‘Talulah’ is packed with incredible custom woodworking elements and thoughtful design details.  

    Monica and Walter will tell tales of the various design challenges they encountered along the way and the lessons they learned through their mistakes and successes throughout the project.  They will show photos of key interior and exterior features and demonstrate how their design choices reflect their character. 

    Even if you’ve never dreamed of living in a tiny space, we think you’ll be inspired by the stories and life experience of this engaging couple. 

    • Please register and bring a guest! During registration please indicate in the box provided if you will be bringing a guest.
    • The event is free but we will be welcoming a suggested donation of $5 per person at the door.  
    • Light refreshments will be provided. 

      Our speakers:  
      Monica Uhl has a formal education in Marketing and Computer Science.  Among other endeavors, she ran a greeting card business and was CEO of a tech creative agency.  Walter Dill's education was in Art and Industrial Design. He co-created Living Traditions Dance, the Pacific Northwest's largest non-competitive social dance business from 1990-2004.  Their website is www.dilluhlsional.com.  

      If you are interested in being a speaker in the future, please contact BARN Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org.  

      • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop

      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Thursday, March 12, 2020
      • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop

      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 drop-in fee for guests. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Friday, March 13, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop
      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 Drop in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Friday, March 13, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO031320JH
      • 6
      Register
      Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

      To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.

      Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools: 

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

      Details:

      • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
      • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
      Instructor: Jeanne Huber
      • Saturday, March 14, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • BARN Great Room
      Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Held every second Saturday of the month.


      We always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
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