Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Monday, December 13, 2021
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO112921TN
    • 1

    This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Build a small, Shaker-style table suitable as a lamp stand or night stand as you learn to take a project through all of the steps from initial idea to finished project.

    This class is designed for students who know the basics of using hand and power tools but  want to develop those skills more under the guidance of an experienced instructor. You will start with a basic design and cut list, then fabricate parts, cut joinery, and assemble and glue your table. The instructor will strive to help all students get their project glued up before the end of the class. There will not be enough time to apply finish.

    Details:

    • Open to students 14+ years old who have taken Beginning Woodworking: Hand Tools and Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools, or who have the instructor's permission, which you can arrange using this form.
    • You also need to have completed Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 and our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop. If you are missing any of these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class.
    • The seven 3-hour class sessions probably will not be enough for you to finish your project. Plan on doing additional work during the woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time so that you complete your table by the end of the class. Open studio time is always free for BARN members. Non-members can also use Open Studio to work on class projects without an additional fee.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    Instructor: Ted Newman. Ted studied woodworking and has assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.
    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 29, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • 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:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • 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:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • Saturday, December 18, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • 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:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Sunday, December 05, 2021
    • Sunday, December 26, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • 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:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • 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 for non-members.
    • 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.
    • Monday, December 06, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120621
    • 0
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    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:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. 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: TBD
    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • Thursday, December 09, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: 120721JS
    • 2
    Register

    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    If you're a woodturner, you can gear up for the holidays by making projects for your own table or for personally designed gifts. The system you will learn in the class is applicable to many turning projects.

    In this 2-session class, you will choose two of these items to make:

    • High-quality pizza cutter
    • Sleek, stainless steel bottle opene
    • Microplane zester (fine grater
    • Elegant pie knife
    • Cheese slicer
    • Bottle stopper (wine, liquor or oil/vinegar
    • Pig-tail food flipper
    • Ice cream scoop
    • Coffee scoop

    During the first session, you will create a design, and then learn how to use a Ruth Niles mandrel to mount stock on the lathe. You will turn and sand this project, and select a finish for it.  During the second session, you will turn and sand your second project, sand and learn how to apply finish and buff both, then mount the hardware.

     Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Open to those who have taken Intro to Woodturning, plus Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    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, December 07, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Techinical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL120721DS
    • 1
    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.

    Fusion 360 can generate g-code for 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 personal use".

    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

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Doug Salot has adopted Fusion 360 as a lifestyle. He has used it to design signs, cabinets, and replacement parts for various broken things. You'll often find him in ETA using the laser cutter or in the woodshop carving things on BARN's CNC router.

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    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120721JI
    • 1
    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:

    • Ages 12 and older are welcome. No prior experience is needed.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • 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 only for people 14+ years old. Open Studio is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.

    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, December 09, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO120921JW
    • 0
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    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.

    Details:

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Friday, December 10, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121021CS
    • 2
    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

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. 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: Charles Sharpe

    • Friday, December 10, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

    Teens, come on down to BARN for an evening of games, friends, music, and creativity!  You'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, metal-working, and more - every month is a different lineup. You can also just hang out and chill or work on your own projects.  Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends!  

    This month our event is winter themed, with projects you can make to give as gifts this holiday season!  It will be based indoors, so all participants will be required to be vaccinated per our current covid safety protocols.  All will be required to wear masks throughout the evening, except while eating at a distance from others... did we mention free pizza is provided?!!  You bet it is.  

    No registration is required, but teens will be asked to sign in and out and provide a parent phone number and email address upon arrival.  

    Activities this month will include cookie decorating, wood carving, welding, needle felting, laser cut ornaments, stamped copper rings, and more!  We'll also have a holiday movie going (with popcorn, of course.) 

    Read on for descriptions of the various workshops:

    Stamped Rings:  Make a customized stamped copper or brass adjustable ring. Learn how to file and sand metal and use symbol or letter metal stamps to make your ring unique.

    Needle felting: Use colorful wool and a special needle to create a felted snowman or tree ornament, or another creation you dream up!

    Poetry & Art for LGBTQ+ and Allies: Open to all, gay or straight, this safe space lets you play with words and visuals to express your identity. Create hand-bound mini poetry chapbooks to gift your loved ones for the holidays.

    Laser Cut Ornaments: Learn how to use one of BARN's laser cutters in our Electronic & Technical Arts studio to create a wood ornament to take home. 

    Welding:  Learn to use BARN's plasma cutter and other tools in our Welding Shop to make an artistic, one-of-a-kind gift out of steel.   

    Questions? Contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: [email protected]

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  

    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • Sunday, December 12, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121121JS
    • 1
    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.

    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.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • *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, which you can arrange by contacting Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233, 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 the orientation and safety classes.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    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.


     
    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121121+3
    • 4
    Register

    Do you play a guitar, violin or cello but aren't sure how to care for it? Or are you curious about whether a stringed instrument that's been in the family for decades is suitable for a student to use? Are you interested in learning luthier skills?

    At this event, you can meet others interested in creating a luthier program at BARN, which might include informal get-together sessions, programs on topics such as tone wood, and classes such as building a dulcimer or learning to create inlays. It's a great opportunity to get answers to your questions and share your suggestions.

    Discussion leaders will include Wayne Johnson, owner of Irvin Guitars, who makes fine hand-crafted acoustic steel-string guitars; Clay Levit, a fiddle player and former owner of the Fiddler's Green Music Shop in Austin, who makes violins; and Rob Carson, a cellist and stringed instrument maker with formal training in violin restoration and repair.

    Details:

    • This event is free but please register so we know how many people to expect. All ages are welcome, although people younger than 14 should be accompanied by an adult.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Sunday, December 12, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI121221KB
    • 4
    Register

    This class is for ages 21+

    Add charcuterie to your kitchen wheel house in this hour and a half class at BARN. Led by Kimber Brown you’ll learn how to create a meal for two (or appetizers for 4) on a serving board of your choice that will not only look amazing but will dazzle those who you invite to devour it.

    Featuring a Mediterranean theme, you’ll be making hummus from scratch, slicing and dicing veggies and cheeses, and layering all the ingredients, which include; salami, olives, naan, and dolmus into a beautiful, colorful gastronomical feast. When your creation is finished, you’ll step back and say, “Wow! I made that!”

    We’ll supply the ingredients and a glass (or two) of vino – you come with a serving board such as a ceramic or glass plate or platter, a wood slab – like a cutting board, or metal tray. As for size, plan for something in the range of 6” to 11” across x 12” to 16” long or up to a 14” circle. If it’s larger, no problem. We’ll create in the space you provide. Also, bring two to three small bowls that will fit onto your board to hold dips and other food items, about 3 – 4 inches across.

    Details:

    • We are partnering with our Woodshop studio by offering a Try It! Make a Charcuterie Board or a Folk Cutting Board class on Saturday, December 4th beginning at 9:00am. Make a charcuterie board to bring to this Kitchen Arts class! To read more about the offering in our Woodshop, click here.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

      Instructor: Kimber Brown
      Never one to back away from a fun kitchen experience, Kimber discovered the world of building food boards when a friend gifted her a board book and a food board for her birthday.  Both items sat until this past summer when she cracked open the book and immediately scoured her larder for the starting ingredients of what became the first of many boards. From savory to sweet each board she creates has its own style and flavor but all are guaranteed to wow. Also, as a woodworker Brown looks forward to creating more boards for her collection to use for when she says, “I am bored – let’s make a board!”


      • Monday, December 13, 2021
      • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121321
      • 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

      Details:

      • Open to ages 14+.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
      • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. 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: TBD

      • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
      • Friday, December 17, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO12142121JS
      • 0
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      Get started on your woodturning adventure with this three-session beginner's class, where you’ll complete small spindle projects as you learn safety, tool control and how to create the basic shapes involved in spindle and bowl turning.

      By successfully completing this class and our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes for spindle turning during Open Studio. You will also be eligible to take a bowl-turning class, although it is strongly suggested that you spend time turning in Open Studio a few times before you enroll in that class. (Note that you still must take Tool Safety Classes before using other power tools in the Studio.)

      • In Session 1, you will turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about woodturning safety, gouge technique and how to use the tools with good body mechanics — all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge.
      • In Session 2, you will refine your use of the spindle roughing gouge and spindle gouge, learn how to use a parting tool, and design and turn a spindle project between centers. You may need to sand and finish your project outside of class.
      • In Session 3, you will increase the precision of your turning technique by making a small project such as a honey dipper, finial, spinning top or goblet, with your own design elements. You will be turning using a scroll chuck, and further refine your gouge skills by turning a thinner design with smaller elements. Time permitting, a texturing tool may be used on appropriate projects.


      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
      • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      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.

      • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121521
      • 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:

      • Open to ages 14+.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
      • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. 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: TBD
      • Friday, December 17, 2021
      • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121721TN
      • 2
      Register

      Make a bandsaw box from a solid piece of wood, without needing to make any tricky joinery at the corners. Once you know the process, you can go on to make boxes that are oval, heart-shaped, lizard-shaped, or most any shape you want. Bandsaw boxes make great gifts and are a wonderful way to turn leftover pieces of wood into something beautiful and useful.     

      You will learn about bandsaw box design and construction, cut your box on the bandsaw, and glue it together. As the glue is drying, you will learn how to finish  your box with milk paint and pyrography (using a pen that burns a design into the wood).

      Your materials fee covers a maple block for your box. You can substitute other wood if you have a piece you want to use.

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • This class will start with a session from 3 to 5 pm, then break for an hour for dinner and time for glue to dry. It will then resume from 6 to 8 pm. If you want to bring food, BARN has a convenience kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave, which you are welcome to use.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants.  BARN safety policies are here.
      • Wear closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. Safety glasses are required. We recommend bringing your own.

      Instructor: Ted Newman. Ted studied woodworking and has assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.

      • Saturday, December 18, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121821CS
      • 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:

      • Open to ages 14+.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
      • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. 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: Charles Sharpe
      • Sunday, December 19, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121921
      • 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

      Details:

      • Open to ages 14+.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
      • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. 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: TBD

      • Saturday, December 25, 2021
      • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

      This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.


      • Saturday, December 25, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop

      No Open Studio in the woodworking shop today. BARN will be closed. Enjoy the Christmas holiday.

      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:

      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Monday, December 27, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122721
      • 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:

      • Open to ages 14+.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
      • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. 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: TBD
      • Tuesday, December 28, 2021
      • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO122821JS
      • 1
      Register

      To turn wood effectively and enjoyably, you need sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

      In this 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.

      This class is strongly recommended for students who have completed Intro to Woodturning or are enrolled in Intro to Bowl Turning. The class is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis.

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
      • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructor bio: 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, December 28, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122821
      • 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

      Details:

      • Open to ages 14+.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
      • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. 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: TBD

      • Wednesday, December 29, 2021
      • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO122921JW
      • 5
      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.

      Details:

      • This class is free, but registration is required.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
      • Wear closed-toe shoes.

      Instructor: Jeff Williams

      • Monday, January 03, 2022
      • Wednesday, January 05, 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO010322JS
      • 0
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      This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

      Get started on your woodturning adventure with this three-session beginner's class, where you’ll complete small spindle projects as you learn safety, tool control and how to create the basic shapes involved in spindle and bowl turning.

      By successfully completing this class and our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes for spindle turning during Open Studio. You will also be eligible to take a bowl-turning class, although it is strongly suggested that you spend time turning in Open Studio a few times before you enroll in that class. (Note that you still must take Tool Safety Classes before using other power tools in the Studio.)


      • In Session 1, you will turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about woodturning safety, gouge technique and how to use the tools with good body mechanics — all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge.
      • In Session 2, you will refine your use of the spindle roughing gouge and spindle gouge, learn how to use a parting tool, and design and turn a spindle project between centers. You may need to sand and finish your project outside of class.
      • In Session 3, you will increase the precision of your turning technique by making a small project such as a honey dipper, finial, spinning top or goblet, with your own design elements. You will be turning using a scroll chuck, and further refine your gouge skills by turning a thinner design with smaller elements. Time permitting, a texturing tool may be used on appropriate projects.

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • * To take this class, you must first complete Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions of this free, one-hour class are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.
      • Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
      • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register.

      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, January 04, 2022
      • Tuesday, January 18, 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: 010422JI
      • 7
      Register

      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 the 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:

      • Ages 12 and older are welcome. No prior experience is needed.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

      • 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.)
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
      • Wear closed-toe shoes.

      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, January 04, 2022
      • Wednesday, January 05, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA010422AE
      • 1
      Register

      Learn the basic features of VCarve Pro, a popular program used to make signs, engravings, intricate inlays and imported 3D shapes and models on computer-controlled routers. VCarve Pro is easier to learn than Fusion 360, the other 3D design program taught at BARN, and can be used for projects on both the large CNC router in the Woodworking Studio and the small CNC router in the ETA Lab.

      You will use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign. You will prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter and then head down to the wood shop to carve it on the CNC router.

      Please note: To take this class, you need a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 11 already downloaded to that computer. Download a free trial at www.vectric.com. The software requires a PC or a MAC that has Windows installed. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please email the instructor for help. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to the class, you may use an ETA studio desktop computer with the required software already loaded.

      Details:

      • Open to students 14+ of all levels.
      • A material fee of $10 will be added to the tuition price.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructor: Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. (In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection.

      • Friday, January 07, 2022
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop.
      Open Studios are resuming on Fridays, with a few changes:
      • A professional woodworker will be in the shop to offer advice. This month, it will be Tim Celeski, an Indianola furniture maker, sculptor and writer about woodworking topics..
      • Offered only on the first Friday of each month, at least for now.
      • Open only to members.
      • Hours are 9 am to 4 pm, but no pro from noon to 1 pm.

      During this test period, which will run into February, private donors are funding the pay for the professionals. We expect that past the trial period, there will be a fee to cover the costs. And, depending on demand and safety monitor availability, we may expand to offer this on multiple Fridays each month.

      Members are welcome to ask the pro for suggestions about design, joinery, finishes or other details. This isn't a class with an agenda driven by an instructor, but rather an opportunity for woodworkers to ask questions and get advice from someone with years of professional experience. The pro will not be teaching how to operate the tools.

      As with all Open Studio sessions, a safety monitor will be on duty and will be responsible for safety. You will be able to work on projects of your own choosing.

      Celeski studied architecture and design and spent more than 30 years in business as a designer. Once he discovered woodworking, he fell in love with the craft, dropped his design career, became a full-time furniture maker and never looked back. His main focus has been on original design, high-end custom outdoor furniture. His extensive line covers many types of furniture from Arts and Crafts to contemporary. His work is in in collections across the US and Canada. More than 100 of his pieces are in some of the Greene and Greene masterpieces in Pasadena.

      Celeski currently focuses on fine art wood sculpture and contemporary furniture. He’s a contributing editor writing on digital woodworking methods and furniture design for Popular Woodworking Magazine and an instructor at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.


      Japanese Tsuba-shaped Round Robinson table in Khaya Mahogany designed for a Greene and Greene home in Pasadena, California

      The Leschi 66” contemporary backless bench is designed for both indoor and outdoor use. 

      Details for this Open Studio session:

      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
      • Participation is free to members. The regular qualifications apply: You must have taken Orientation to the Woodshop and the appropriate safety checkout classes before you use specific tools. 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.
      • 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.
      • Saturday, January 08, 2022
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: 010822WJ
      • 6
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      * This class has a pre-requirement. Please see below.

      Bring your acoustic, steel-string guitar to this class and learn how to make it as easy to play and good-sounding as it can be.

      Master luthier Wayne Irvin Johnson will begin by discussing key elements involved in setting up a guitar, including neck relief, nut action, string action, intonation and more. Then he will guide you through the steps as you perform your own setup.

      You will tweak truss rods for perfect neck relief and make nut and bridge adjustments for great action. You'll also learn how to make saddle adjustments to improve intonation. Finally, you'll learn about string differences, put on a set of fresh strings, and test out your improvements.

      Please note: This class is for people with steel-string guitars, not classical, nylon-string instruments.

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • * Open to those who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.
      • When you register, you have the option of paying $15 for new strings. The instructor will bring a selection. Or you can choose to waive that fee and bring your own strings.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
      • You must wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
      Instructor: Wayne Irvin Johnson. The acoustic guitar has been a part of Wayne Irvin Johnson for nearly all his life.  Having learned to play at the early age of 6, he learned quickly how wonderful and meaningful music is to the human experience.  His ability to play by ear proved to be a profoundly helpful skill when he took up the art of custom guitar building later in his adult life. He studied under the world-renowned luthier Sergei de Jonge, and has been building his own line of custom acoustic steel-string guitars for more than six years. He has been invited to show his guitars at various venues where some of the finest luthiers in the world are on display.  This is his full-time profession.  He and his wife reside in east Bremerton. Learn more at his website, irvinguitars.com.
      • Monday, January 10, 2022
      • Monday, January 31, 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO011022+3
      • 3
      Register

      Learn to use woodworking tools safely, efficiently and with precision while you build a project such as a desk organizer or a tool tote. You will be able to customize the design to suit the way you plan to use your project.

      This isn't an "assemble-a-kit"  class. You will be planning, cutting, gluing and getting your project ready for finish — and, we hope, getting excited about woodworking.

      Projects are subject to the instructor's approval, with one key criteria being that your design is streamlined enough to complete within the three sessions of this class.

      Details:

      • This class is for youth 12-14 years old. Class dates are January 10, 24 & 31. 
      • Registration will close on Saturday, 01/08 at 5:00pm.
      • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
      • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here
      • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of class. 
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register. 
      • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      Instructors: David Grant, assisted by Val Tollefson and Rick Gibb, all experienced woodworkers who volunteer as safety monitors in the BARN Woodworking Studio.
      • Monday, January 10, 2022
      • Monday, January 17, 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO011022ME
      • 3
      Register

      *This class has prerequisites. See below.

      Gain confidence in using a wide array of power tools safely in this three-week component of BARN's Intro to Woodworking series.

      You will build a sturdy, two-step stepstool of solid wood and plywood. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common stationary and portable tools in the woodshop:

      • table saw
      • band saw
      • miter saw
      • jointer
      • planer
      • drill press
      • oscilating spindle sander
      • router
      • biscuit joiner
      • hand drill
      • impact driver
      • random orbit sander

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • * Prerequisites: Beginners are welcome but you must first complete our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
      • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructor: Mo Ellis

      • Tuesday, January 11, 2022
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO011122JS
      • 7
      Register

      * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

      If you want to be more effective when using any of the four bandsaws in the BARN Woodworking Studio, this class is for you. A bandsaw seems like a simple machine, but to 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, cutting curves and beveling  — require special techniques. All bandsaws need to be tuned regularly, and with the heavy use in our studio, more often than once per week.

      In the first session, you will learn about the mechanics of the saw and blades, how to choose which saw and blade to use, how to tune each saw, and how to change the blade when you need a different one for your project.

      In the second session, you will practice making cuts of various kinds, including those that require relief cuts, templates, stock support or special tuning of the fence. Such cuts include resawing, cutting round stock, tapering (for pieces such as table legs), easy circle cutting, beveling and template-cutting for duplicates.

      Completing this class will qualify you to use the 36-inch Northfield saw, which is not included in the tool safety class that covers the other bandsaws. 

      You will be encouraged to ask questions relevant to your own project interests, and to share any problems you've had using bandsaws.

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • This class is open to those who have completed Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking CalendarPlease login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
      • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register. 

      Instructor: Jamie Straw. Jamie has been woodworking for more than 20 years and has experienceon 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.




      • Friday, January 14, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

      High schoolers, come on down to BARN for an evening of games, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. You'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, metal-working, and more - every month is a different lineup. You can also just hang out and chill or work on your own projects.  

      This fall, our Teen Nights will be based outdoors, with some activities taking place under our large canopies and some small group activities happening inside our facility.  All participants will be required to wear masks and only students who are fully vaccinated will be permitted in the building.  

      No registration is required, but teens will be asked to sign in and out and provide a parent phone number and email address upon arrival.  

      Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends.  

       Details:
      • No pre-registration is required for the in-person event, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival. 
      • Masks will be required, and hand sanitizing.  In case of rain, some activities may be moved indoors.  Restrooms will also be available indoors.  
      • Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: [email protected]


      • Saturday, January 15, 2022
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO011522CL
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