Woodworking Classes

    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: W0092722JS
    • 2

    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 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.
    • Prerequisites: 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 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 will have completed the required prerequisites before this class begins.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • 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.

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Photograph by Joy McCallister Photography.

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


     
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio & Woodshop, Class Code: WO+EL092722DS
    • 3
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    *This class has prerequisites; please see below.

    Learn to operate BARN's Laguna CNC woodworking router and go home with an oval lidded box with custom engraving. Open to students who have beginning skills in Fusion 360, this class will introduce you to this design program’s CAM (computer assisted machining) functions.

    At the first session in the ETA Studio, you will work in Fusion 360 to design your box. Starting with a standardized design, you will tweak the design and create custom engraving to add to the lid. At the second session in the Woodshop, you will use the CAM functions in Fusion 360 to develop tool paths for the router, output G code to run the router, and use the Laguna CNC to cut out and embellish your wooden box.

    You will make the box from maple and walnut. With the lid, the box will be 5¼ inches long, 4 inches wide and up to 3 inches high. At the end of class, your box will be ready for sanding and finishing.

    Details:

    • Prerequisites: Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 (Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar) and Intro to Fusion 360 CAD. 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.
    • You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • 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.

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor Bio: 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, September 27, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO092722JW
    • 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, September 30, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO09302222JS
    • 1
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    Practice your woodturning skills or try a project you need help with under the guidance of a woodturning instructor. You will need to bring stock or notify the instructor in advance of stock you need but do not have (paid for separately). Everything from simple bead-and-cove sticks to handles, boxes, goblets and bowls are appropriate for this guided studio time.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Prerequisites: 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 completed Orientation to the WoodshopWoodshop 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 will have completed the required prerequisites before this class begins.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • 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.

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    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.


    • Friday, September 30, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO093022MM
    • 4
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    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+.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

    • 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 Woodshop Studio page by clicking here.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Mike Morgan

    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO100122JH
    • 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+.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

    • 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 Woodshop Studio page by clicking here.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor:  Jeanne Huber
    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100122TN
    • 0
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    Dovetails started out as a practical solution to keep drawers from coming apart as people tugged and pushed them in and out. Today, they still serve that  purpose. But, in an era when there are also mechanical drawer slides and machine-assisted ways to join wood at right angles, hand-cut dovetails are celebrated as a code for fine craftsmanship. 

    Learning how to make these joints is a sure way to build your woodworking skills, because the process involves the fundamental steps common to all hand-cut joinery. In this class, you will learn how to design, lay out and mark dovetails, and how to cut them accurately and efficiently using hand saws and chisels. You'll also learn the tricks to getting them to fit perfectly.

    There won't be enough time in this class to complete a project, but you will go home with one or two completed corners, which you can use to refresh your memory later about which parts to cut and which to leave. It's surprisingly easy to get that mixed up if you haven't cut dovetails for a while, so having a reference piece can save you a lot of grief.

    Details

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Open to beginners, but prior hand-tool experience is recommended. Related skills — such as how to sharpen tools — won't be covered in this class.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    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.


    • Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO092522OB
    • 1
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    NOTE: This class was originally scheduled for Sept 25 but has been rescheduled to Oct. 2.

    Learn the fundamentals of making beautiful wooden pens as you also learn safe use of a lathe to make small wooden objects using carbide turning tools.

    The instructor will discuss the basic concepts of turning, using the modern pen as a model. You will use the drill press to prepare your turning blanks. Then, depending on the experience level of students in the class, the instructor will work out a schedule so that each student gets sufficient lathe time and one-on-one attention to complete a pen.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+. Beginners are welcome.
    • After completing this class, you will be qualified to turn pens during Open Studio time, provided you have also taken our free Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • 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.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Oscar Barbo has been a woodworker and turner for more than 30 years. Oscar is well traveled, learning his turning in Hawaii, where he relished making pens from the local Koa wood. He often uses rare woods and non-wood materials like bone and antler. He is looking to share his skills while promoting pen design.
    • Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO100222JH
    • 5
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    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+.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

    • 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 Woodshop Studio page by clicking here.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Jeanne Huber

    • Monday, October 03, 2022
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The BARN Woodshop. Class Code: WO100322
    • 3
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    Help design and build woodland or wetland creatures for holiday displays at Bloedel Reserve, the 150-acre forest garden on Bainbridge Island.

    In this Community Service project, youth and adults will team up to turn natural materials gathered at Bloedel into sculptures that will be on display from Thanksgiving through the New Year. Each participant will receive a free pass to visit Bloedel during the holiday season to see how the projects were used and enjoy the trails.

    Beginners, including the adult helpers, are welcome. Participation is free but registration is required. You can sign up as a team of two adults or an adult and a youth, or parents or guardians can register a youth who will work with a volunteer recruited by the BARN Woodworking Studio. This activity is offered on multiple days, and you can sign up for more than one. The goal is for each team to complete one piece at each session.

    Details:

    • Ages 12-14 and adults are welcome.  Register as a team if a parent or other adult will accompany the youth, or as a team of two adults, or as a solo youth if you want BARN to recruit an adult team member.
    • If you are registering a 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. Also, please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • If you are registering an adult-only team, please use the Youth's Name field for the name of your teammate. All emails will go to the person who registers the team.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocol
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100422BA
    • 4
    Register

    This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Learn how to create a lidded wooden box to hold a range of small items – candy, rings, trinkets – or just for show or gift-giving. Turning wooden boxes is an enjoyable, creative past-time; it’s also a skill-builder that encourages you to employ a variety of tools and techniques.

    In this class you will create and finish a classic cylindrical box with a fitted lid from a single piece of stock. You will use not only familiar tools such as a roughing gouge, spindle gouge and parting tool, but also a negative rake scraper plus a skew, which will improve the quality of the surface and provide crisp transitions. You will learn the sequence of steps that must be followed to successfully complete a box with a precision fit to the top, and how to create and use a jam chuck for finishing the bottom. 

    This class is designed for turners who have mastered the basics and long to expand their techniques.

    Prerequisites: 

    • Open to students who have successfully completed BARN's Intro to Woodturning, Wood Lathe Tool Sharpening and Orientation to the Woodshop classes. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you will have completed the required prerequisites before this class begins. If you have woodturning experience but haven't taken intro to Woodturning at BARN, you may schedule a private session to demonstrate those skills in lieu of that class; contact Jamie Straw, at (360) 551-9233 at least 10 days before this class.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • 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.

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor:

    Bob Abresch is a long-time woodworker who has been turning since 2017, when the BARN facility opened. He has taken classes from several notable local turners and has enjoyed creating a variety of turned objects which, much to his surprise and delight, have been popular items at BARN’s annual bazaar.

    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • Thursday, October 06, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA100422AE
    • 0
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    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.

    Session 1 will be in the ETA studio where you will use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign. You will prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter then in session 2, you will meet down in 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.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    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.

    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO100422CS
    • 5
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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+.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

    • 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 Woodshop Studio page by clicking here.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Charles Sharpe
    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 01, 2022
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100722TN
    • 1
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     * This class has pre-requisites. 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 tools but  want to develop those skills more under the guidance of an experienced instructor. This class includes:

    • developing a design, with limited options for varying the basic table plan so your table is the height and size you want.
    • creating a cut list.
    • fabricating parts.
    • assembling and gluing.

    Details:

    • Open to students 14+ years old who have taken Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools, or who have the instructor's permission, which you can arrange using this form. Some experience with hand tools would be a bonus.
    • 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.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
    • 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.

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    • Please note that there will be no class on Friday, Oct. 14.
    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, October 08, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Great Room
    • 6
    Richard Batcheller, owner of Blackmouth Design, a design and fabrication company on Bainbridge that does high-end retail installations and tackles other creative projects, will be the speaker for the October woodworkers' meeting.

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

    As usual, we’ll have coffee and nibbles. Free and open to all — no need to register.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • 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. 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.
    • In addition to the mask requirement, 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 bio:

    • Saturday, October 08, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100822JS
    • 5
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    "Where do you get your wood for turning?” -- Perhaps the most common question woodturners are asked by people new to the craft!

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


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

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

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • While this class has no pre-requisites, only students who have taken Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 will be allowed to operate a bandsaw and only those who have taken Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout I will be allowed to operate a miter saw during this class.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • 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.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    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.

    • Sunday, October 09, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO100922JW
    • 9
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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

    • Sunday, October 09, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100922BD
    • 2
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    This program has prerequisites. Please see below.

    If you're looking to tackle a project but want some help to develop and complete it, Woodshop Guided Open Studio is for you. By signing up for this program, you and up to two other woodworkers will have access to an instructor to guide your work. You will share the shop and tools with others, just as in any Open Studio. These sessions will be scheduled once a month, on the second Sunday of each month, while we gauge interest.  

    This program promises to help build your woodworking knowledge while increasing confidence and skill using the woodshop. It is open to both beginning woodworkers, as well as those with more experience who are seeking help with an unfamiliar process or a technical challenge, such as determining the most suitable joinery or designing a jig.

    Details:
    • Prerequisites: Open to people 14+ years old who have taken * Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. If you have not already taken these classes, please register for them before enrolling in this program. Please see our calendar here.
    • Purchase your own materials.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • 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.

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Ben Dykstra. Ben has been a woodworker for almost 30 years and has expertise in custom furniture and high-end kitchen cabinetry. He has worked with youth for more than 10 years and currently teaches middle school woodshop and high school technical drawing and CAD.  
    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO101122JH
    • 5
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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+.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

    • 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 Woodshop Studio page by clicking here.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Jeanne Huber
    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO101122TN
    • 4
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    This class has a pre-requisite. Please see below.

    Make a sturdy box with hand-cut dovetail corner joints as you build your woodworking skills and learn fundamental steps common to all hand-cut joinery.

    As you build a poplar box about 6 inches wide, 12 inches long and 3½ to 4 inches tall, you will learn how to design, lay out and mark the dovetails, and how to cut them accurately and efficiently using hand saws and chisels. You'll also learn tricks for getting a perfect fit. Depending on the pace of the class, you will finish your box using a combination of hand and power tools. There may be time to make a lid.

    Dovetails started out as a practical solution to keep drawers from coming apart as people tugged and pushed them in and out. Today, they still serve that  purpose. But, in an era when there are machine-assisted ways to join wood at right angles, and mechanical drawer slides, hand-cut dovetails have become a code for fine craftsmanship.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar. Hand tool experience is helpful but not required.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    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.
    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO101122JS
    • 3
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    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    The 36” Northfield bandsaw is the Wood Studio’s “Big Boy” and requires separate user qualification from the other bandsaws. Successful completion of this class, plus some supervision in your first Studio use of the Northfield, will qualify you to use it independently in Open Studio.  You will learn important safety guidelines, how to inspect and tune up this big saw, how to resaw boards and how to cut irregular or unstable stock safely.

    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.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
    • 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.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

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




    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO101222BC
    • 6
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    This class has a pre-requisite. Please see below.

    It is time to make your perfect Jack O Lantern creations and there is no better way than with a proper set of carving tools.

    This class will instruct you in making handles for each of these tools. This pumpkin carving set features: a Scoop to easily remove seeds and pulp, Angle Knife to help cut out patterns and trim edges; Serrated Carving Knife to create eyes, teeth, nose and other fine detail work.

    This is an excellent beginning handle-turning exercise to introduce you to woodworking on the lathe and you will create a treasured tool set that will bring joy for many Halloweens to come.

    Details:

    • Each student will be provided with a tools kit and wood blanks for the handles.
    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • 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.

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Bruce Claiborne. He has been actively turning wood since 2007 and has taken lathe workshops from Kirk DeHerr, John Jordan, Richard Raffan, and others since that time.  He has been teaching at BARN since 2015.
    • Thursday, October 13, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO101322MM
    • 6
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    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+.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

    • 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 Woodshop Studio page by clicking here.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Mike Morgan

    • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • Saturday, October 22, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO101522JS
    • 2
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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 will learn safety, tool control, and how to create the basic shapes involved in spindle and bowl turning. A small project will be started and completed as time permits.

    By successfully completing this class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes for spindle turning during Open Studio. While you will also be eligible to take a bowl-turning class, it is strongly suggested that you spend time turning in Open Studio a few times before you enroll in a bowl class. 

    In Session 1, you will learn about woodturning safety, bevel contact, and gouge technique focusing on good body mechanics - all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. You will use the roughing gouge during most of the class, followed by an introduction to the regular (“fingernail”) spindle gouge. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge and fingernail spindle gouge.

    In Session 2, you will review the earlier lesson, and then focus on the spindle gouge and parting tool, learning new mechanics for turning beads and coves. Toward the end of class, you will learn how a scroll chuck and tenon work in preparation for Session 3.

    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 use a scroll chuck, a Jacobs chuck and Forstner bit. 

    Details:
    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Prerequisite: 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 will have completed this class before Intro to Woodturning begins.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • 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.

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


      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, October 15, 2022
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO101522MM
      • 7
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      This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

      Virtually all woodworking projects involve measurement and math, for everything from calculating materials needed to ensure that parts are cut to dimensions that fit together properly. This class, part of BARN's Woodworking Basics series, will walk you through various kinds of measuring tools, from rulers and measuring tapes to French curves and digital calipers.

      You'll get tips about how to lay out angles and curves, how to measure, and how to mark dimensions to ensure accuracy. You will also learn basic math principles that are helpful in woodworking — and ways to cope if math isn't your strong suit.

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • Prerequisite: This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor: Mike Morgan
      • Monday, October 17, 2022
      • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
      • The BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO101722
      • 6
      Register

      Help design and build woodland or wetland creatures for holiday displays at Bloedel Reserve, the 150-acre forest garden on Bainbridge Island.

      In this Community Service project, youth and adults will team up to turn natural materials gathered at Bloedel into sculptures that will be on display from Thanksgiving through the New Year. Each participant will receive a free pass to visit Bloedel during the holiday season to see how the projects were used and enjoy the trails.

      Beginners, including the adult helpers, are welcome. Participation is free but registration is required.

      You can sign up as a team of two adults or an adult and a youth, or parents or guardians can register a youth who will work with a volunteer recruited by the BARN Woodworking Studio. This activity is offered on multiple days, and you can sign up for more than one. The goal is for each team to complete one piece at each session.

      Details:

      • Ages 12-14 and adults are welcome.  Register as a team if a parent or other adult will accompany the youth, or as a team of two adults, or as a solo youth if you want BARN to recruit an adult team member.
      • 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.
      • If you are registering an adult-only team, please use the Youth's Name field for the name of your teammate. All emails will go to the person who registers the team.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocol
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
       
      • Monday, October 17, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO101722JW
      • 12
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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

      • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
      • Thursday, October 27, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO101822DW
      • 4
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      This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

      Learn the basics of designing and building Euro-style cabinets, also known as frameless cabinets, as you build a versatile utility cabinet that could be at home in a den, office, craft room or garage.

      You will build a base cabinet with a top drawer, two doors and one or two shelves. You will be able to modify the dimensions to fit your needs, within the limit of what can be cut from a sheet of plywood. The materials fee covers one sheet of 3/4-inch hardwood plywood per student, with an option to get it pre-finished or unfinished, in case you want to paint once you take it home. Also included are 100-pound-capacity, full-extension drawer slides, hinges, and other supplies needed to complete your cabinet. If you want to use your cabinet later as a free-standing piece, you may want to add casters and a countertop. These will be discussed in the class but the materials are not included in the class fee.

      The class will start with an overview of cabinet styles, with an emphasis on Euro-style cabinets and their components. There will also be a discussion about cabinet materials and useful tools. You will learn how to sketch a plan, make a cut list and estimate materials, then go on to accurately and safely cut down sheets of plywood and assemble the pieces into a sturdy, square cabinet box. You'll also learn how to add components: shelves, doors and drawers. The class will cover the basics of how to install cabinets, but the actual installation is not included in the class.

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • Prerequisites: This is an intermediate-level class, open to people who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 & 2. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar. Before you register for the cabinet class, please log in to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you will have completed these requirements before this class begins.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

      • 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.

      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor: Dave Whitacre, assisted by Wayne Chang and Roz Estime.

      Dave moved to Bainbridge in 2013 after he retired as a petroleum engineer in Alaska. Woodworking has been his hobby for the past 40-plus years. He's enjoyed designing and building traditional-styled furniture and hopes to broaden his skills and techniques now that he has more time to devote to the craft.
      • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO101922CS
      • 6
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      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+.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

      • 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 Woodshop Studio page by clicking here.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor: Charles Sharpe

      • Sunday, October 23, 2022
      • Sunday, October 30, 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO0102322BM
      • 4
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      This class has prerequisites. Please see below before registering.

      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
      • oscillating 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. 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.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

      • 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.

      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor: Bob Mathisrud.  Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years. He helps at BARN in many ways, including by volunteering as a safety monitor in the Woodworking Studio. Morgan Neff will assist.

      • Monday, October 24, 2022
      • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102422MM
      • 6
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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+.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

      • 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 Woodshop Studio page by clicking here.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor: Mike Morgan
      • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
      • Thursday, November 03, 2022
      • 4 sessions