Woodworking Classes

    • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Monday, April 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Woodworking Virtual Zoom Room
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Share your woodworking successes and challenges and learn what others in the BARN woodworker community are doing in a new series of online meetings.

    Scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of the month these sessions will usually begin with a small bit of prepared content, such as pictures of projects that members want to show, or interviews with local pro woodworkers, or tours of home shops — whatever content members of the group suggest. After the prepared content, we’ll have a chance to touch base on areas of interest with each other. You can ask technical questions, share lessons you've  learned, suggest classes you'd like to take.

    If you have pictures to share or a topic to suggest, please email woodclasses@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Details:

    • Free and open to all.
    • Registration is required to receive an email with the Zoom login instructions. You will receive an email 1 day before each session. Please watch for this email. The login will be the same from week to week. You can sign up even if some sessions have already happened.
    • These meetings will be held via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Saturday, March 13, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO031021
    • 2
    Register

    Open Studio sessions this week are limited to safety monitors. 

    The purpose is to review health protective procedures, which have been revised to a minor extent, and to give monitors a chance to work on projects if they wish. We envision about one hour to review procedures and two hours for projects.

    Please sign up for a time using this link: https://bainbridgebarn.org/woodworking-open-studio-reservations/
    • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop

    From March 17 through the end of the month, Open Studio sessions in the Woodworking Studio are limited to members only. You must sign up in advance using this reservation calendar.

    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. Participation is limited. You must sign up in advance using this reservation calendar.
    • Everyone is required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Overall BARN safety policies are here. Studio-specific 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, March 18, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Thursday, March 25, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop

      From March 17 through the end of the month, Open Studio sessions in the Woodworking Studio are limited to members only. You must sign up in advance using this reservation calendar.

      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. Participation is limited. You must sign up in advance using this reservation calendar.

      • Everyone in the studio is required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Overall BARN safety policies are here. Studio-specific 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, March 20, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Saturday, March 27, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop

      From March 17 through the end of the month, Open Studio sessions in the Woodworking Studio are limited to members only. You must sign up in advance using this reservation calendar.

      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. Participation is limited. You must sign up in advance using this reservation calendar.

      • Everyone in the studio is required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Overall BARN safety policies are here. Studio-specific 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, March 22, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Friday, March 26, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 3 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code WO032221BI
      • 8
      Register
      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      Make a stand for an iPad, cell phone or cookbook in a class designed to inspire and equip you to use easily available materials to make simple things for your home — even if you are an absolute beginner and your only shop space is a kitchen counter or table.

      The instructor, who is passionate about demystifying tools and sharing her love of woodworking with students at all levels and ages, will show you how to substitute a few clamps for the vise on a dedicated woodworking bench so that you can safely and accurately cut pieces to shape. You will learn fine points of measuring and marking, then progress to cutting two kinds of woodworking joints — a through-tenon and finger joints. You will be able to use these techniques later to build projects such as benches and boxes.


      Included in the materials fee:

      • Enough clear pine to make two stands plus extra wood for practice cuts or your own future projects.
      • A Japanese-style pull saw with a rib to stiffen the blade.
      • Two chisels, 1/4 and 5/8 inch wide. We are including these in the kits so we can sharpen them beforehand, ensuring they are ready for you to use.
      • A simple system using superfine sandpaper on a flat base that will allow you to resharpen the chisels and continue to use them on future projects.

      What you will need to supply:

      You will be responsible for supplying the following tools and supplies, some of which you may already have. Shop for the others at your local hardware store or order online. If you need to buy everything, the total will come to around $80, before tax and shipping, if you order via the links below. It's fine to substitute similar tools from other manufacturers. If you are not sure whether a tool you already own will work, please email a picture to the instructor at beth.ireland@verizon.net.

      In addition, please set up your work space before the class. If you will be working on a table or countertop, have thin cardboard, such as the back of a writing tablet, to protect the surface. Also have a desk light or other concentrated light source so you can see pencil marks clearly and show your work during the class to get help from the instructor.

      Details:

      • Registration will close on Monday, March 8th at 3:00pm. This is so we can process and mail kits in a timely manner. No refunds or credits will be given after March 8th.
      • Please verify your mailing address when registering.
      • No refunds or credits will be issued after the closing date.
      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructor Bio: Beth Ireland earned her undergraduate degree from the State University College at Buffalo and an MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been running her company, Beth Ireland Woodworking, since 1983. Her business provides woodworking with a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project entitled Turning Around America since 2010. She also teaches the 3-month Professional Woodturning Intensive at The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship. She lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Florida.


      • Monday, July 12, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Thursday, July 15, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO071221CS
      • 6
      Register

      Learn to use woodworking tools safely, efficiently and with precision while you build one or more projects of your own design. The pictures show just a few of the possibilities, which also might range from a cutting board or a cell phone amplifier to a shoe organizer or a jewelry holder. Or you could make a toy to give to a child. If you don't have an idea for your project, don't worry: We'll provide ideas to get your creative juices going.

      This class will focus on hand tools and a couple of portable power tools, such as a cordless drill and a jigsaw. You will learn how to "read" a board to choose the best places to cut specific parts, how to use measuring and marking tools, how to choose and use the appropriate saw to cut out parts, how to smooth the parts, how to assemble pieces, and more. This isn't an "assemble-a-kit"  class. You will be cutting, planning, gluing and finishing — and, we hope, getting excited about woodworking.


      Details:

      • This class is for youth 10-12 years old.
      • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
      • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick.  More details can be found here.
      • Wear close-toed shoes, avoid loose clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair. Please bring your own safety glasses, which you can purchase at a local hardware store or lumberyard. If you need a smaller size than what is commonly available, online sources sell youth-size safety glasses. Glasses must be certified to ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166.
      • Monday, July 26, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Thursday, July 29, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code: WO082621DG
      • 5
      Register

      Build a sturdy picnic table for your family's yard or deck as you learn woodworking skills you will be able to apply to many future projects.

      Starting with a plan for a table 6 feet long and 5 feet wide (including the seats), you will learn:

      • how to measure and mark to make accurate cuts
      • how to cut some parts with a hand saw
      • how to safely use a chop saw (also known as a miter saw) for other cuts
      • how to use a cordless drill to prepare holes for bolts and to drive screws, and how to select the most appropriate bits for different parts of this project
      • how to use a wrench as you tighten the bolts

      In addition, the class will repair at least one picnic table that has become very wobbly over time. By exploring why that happened, you will learn several key points that will help make your table and future projects more durable.

      Details:

      • This class is for youth 12-14 years old.
      • Registration will close on Sunday, July 11th at 1:00 PM.
      • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
      • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick.  More details can be found here.
      • Wear closed-toe shoes, avoid loose-fitting clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair. Please bring your own safety goggles, which you can purchase at a local hardware or lumber store. Glasses must be certified to ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166.
      • If your family does not have access to a pickup truck, we'll deliver your picnic table to your home after the class.

      Instructor:

      David Grant is a founding member of BARN and has been a woodworker since his introduction to the craft as a teenager.   He has taught a variety of woodworking classes at BARN and worked on numerous community service projects, including the oak benches at the Kitsap Humane Society's new reception center and the Torii gates that will be installed in the haiku garden at the Bainbridge Island library.

      • Monday, August 09, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Friday, August 20, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 10 sessions
      • Outdoor Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080921RN
      • 6
      Register

      **This class will be held at BARN under the canopy in the back.**

      Build your own sea kayak, using well-tested plans from Chesapeake Light Craft.

      In this 10 session class, you will learn from an expert how to build a 14-, 16- or 17-foot kayak, depending on the model you choose. You will use the stitch-and-glue technique with epoxy to assemble the hull and deck, then finish the boat inside and out with fiberglass and epoxy resin, and install hardware and the seat. And finally, you will brush on marine varnish to help protect your boat from damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun. You will use power sanders and a variety of hand tools.

      At the completion of the class, you can expect to take home a sea kayak that will give you years of pleasure as you explore the waters around Bainbridge Island and beyond.

      Special details:

      • Team or solo? You have the option of signing up to build a boat on your own (Solo Build). Or you can sign up with a teammate and together build one boat (Team Build). One member of each team must be 14 to 18 years old; the other person can be in that age range or older.
      • Choose your model. When you register, you will be asked to choose a model. The Chesapeake 14 is designed for paddlers who weigh 60 to 135 pounds. The Chesapeake 16LT (shown in the lower picture) is ideal for paddlers who weigh 100 to 160 pounds. And the Chesapeake 17LT (top picture) is for paddlers who weigh 160 to 220 pounds. Please review the company's kayak fit table, which shows cockpit dimensions, shoe sizes and other details, so that you select the best boat for you. Light-touring kayaks are more streamlined and nimble than standard kayaks but still have enough cargo space for backpacking-type gear if you want to head out for a few days. 
      • Materials fee. This fee covers kits and other supplies, such as marine varnish. Kits for the longer boats cost $100 more than for the 14-foot model, which is why you will see that up-charge when you select a model.
      • Open Studio overlap. The Woodworking Studio offers 30 hours a week of Open Studio time for people to work on personal projects. To accommodate this two-week, all-day class, some class hours will overlap with Open Studio. The instructor will try to schedule use of key power tools while the class has exclusive use of the shop, but during Open Studio, students will need to take their turn for use of tools, just as other studio users do.  Students will have use of two large canopies outside for assembling the kayaks.
      • Additional days possible: This is the first time BARN has offered this class so we are not sure whether two weeks is enough time for students to complete the kayaks. If needed, we will schedule additional class time on Saturday and Sunday mornings in September.

      Details:

      • This class is designed for youth 14-18 years years old, although one member of a team can be older.
      • To make sure we have the kits in time for the class, registration will close Tuesday, June 15, at 9:00 AM. Refunds or credits will not be issued after this date.
      • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). For a TEAM build please include both names.  All reminders will be sent to the email address you use to register.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child (or both participants in a team build, if younger than 18).
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
      • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick.  More details can be found here.
      • Wear closed-toe shoes, avoid loose-fitting clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair. Please bring your own safety glasses, which you can purchase at a local hardware store or lumberyard. Glasses must be certified to ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166.

      Instructor bio:

      Robert Niclas' passion for artisan woodworking started when he was quite young. His father was an artist, musician and photographer but was  employed by an oil company, so the family moved often. That exposed Robert to a great variety of art forms while they were living in the Middle East, visiting the Mediterranean, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, and the Western States. Robert also traveled around the Far East while he was in the Navy for six years.

      He met his wife, a New Zealander, while they were living in Sweden.  After marrying ,they moved to New Zealand, where Robert attended Carrington Polytechnic and completed the Trade Certificate and Advanced Trade Certificate in Furniture Making.  He went on to work in all fields of woodworking,  including building and renovating houses, creating furniture, and carving and turning wood. He also spent 30 years building luxury yacht interiors.  

      Currently Robert operates his own shop at home, where he makes furniture, wood carvings, small craft (canoes, kayaks and row boats), and electric violins and cellos. See his work at robertniclas.com.



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