Woodworking Classes

    • Sunday, October 20, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102019DR
    • 0
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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
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Dave Roe

    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102119JH
    • 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:

    • The $3 materials fee covers practice wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
    Instructor: Jeanne Huber
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102219TB
    • 0
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    Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this three-week component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

    You will build a two-compartment tote, handy for storing or carrying silverware, garden tools or other items. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common hand tools. You will learn to use:

    • measuring and marking tools
    • crosscut and rip cut hand saws
    • hand planes
    • chisels
    • hand drill (bit and brace)
    • coping saw

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your tote during Open Studio time in order to complete it by the end of the class. To participate in these sessions, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See dates on the calendar. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also participate at no charge for the duration of this class.)
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools in either order. Both classes are required for students who want to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    • This class includes a half-hour lunch break. Please bring a sack lunch  because there won't be enough time to go out. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchenette on the lower level.
    Instructor: Todd Butler grew up in a woodworking family and studied hand tool use at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. He is a furniture-maker through his part-time business, The Butler Did It. He uses hand tools regularly, although there he was in the October 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking, learning to use a CNC router with guidance from Tim Celeski, the designer of BARN's woodworking benches. Mark Bixby will assist.
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102219JH
    • 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
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Josh Haza

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • Friday, October 25, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO102319DK
    • 3
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    * This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    In fine woodworking, everything starts with the wood. Before you can focus on joinery or fancy details, you need to make a board foursquare, with surfaces that are flat, straight, parallel and square. And then you need to cut the lengths, widths and thicknesses you need, in a way that positions the pieces where the grain direction makes the most sense.

    In this class, you will learn techniques and strategies that will help you custom mill wood to the precise dimensions you need. You’ll learn:

    • Why wood cups, twists and bows, and what to pay attention to when you are selecting wood.
    • How to use the jointer, planer and table saw to get a board to the point where it can be used in furniture making.
    • How to read a board when you are laying out parts, so that you use the wood efficiently and wind up with grain directions that are pleasing to the eye, functional and structurally sound.

    Details:

    • Designed for beginner to intermediate woodworkers, ages 14+.
    • * Open to those who have completed Woodshop Studio Orientation and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class.

    Instructor: David Kaplan is an avid amateur woodworker. He especially enjoys the process of turning rough lumber into straight, square stock.

    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO102619DS+ME
    • 3
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    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Build a playable acoustic-electric cigar box guitar in a class that blends traditional lutherie, folk-instrument wisdom, and a bit of whimsy. Cigar box guitars are great fun to make and easy to play.

    You will learn:

    • What makes a guitar sound like a guitar.
    • How to choose or make your own cigar box.
    • How to shape and fret a neck.
    • Where to place a pickup and how to control your tone and volume.
    • How to add mojo and personalize your instrument.
    • How to add tuners, strings, nut, and bridge and pluck that first note!

    Details:

    • Open to those 14 years and older who have completed Woodshop Tool Safety 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. If you want to work on your instrument during open studio time, please also take our free Orientation to the Woodshop class before this class begins.
    • The materials fee covers all basic materials including your choice of cigar box, but no paint or other finish.You may also want to provide your own additional hardware for mojo-enhancing embellishments.
    The guitars in the pictures were made by local teenagers in a summer program at BARN.

    Instructors: Doug Salot and Mo Ellis.

    Doug Salot started playing the guitar about 10 years ago and occasionally tries to distract himself by building guitars and ukuleles.He studied instrument building with local luthier Alan Simcoe.

    Mo has played guitar off and on for a loooong time and is still trying to figure it out. He built his first instrument, a mountain dulcimer, about 40 years ago, then went on to make a hammered dulcimer and lotsof experimental stringed instruments. Some were playable. All were fun to build.


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    Please avoid dangling jewelry or loose clothing. Long hair must be tied back. Close-toed shoes are required.

    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • ETA Studio, Class Code: EL102619CS
    • 4
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    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

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

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

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

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

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





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    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • Monday, November 04, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO+MA111319CFK+LS
    • 7
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    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Build an elegant wooden pie box with a punched copper top as you gain experience on tools in BARN's Woodworking and Sheet Metal studios.

    In this three-evening class, you will use a table saw, chop saw and other tools to build a pegged box from cypress. You will also create a decorative punched-copper top, which will allow steam to escape as your pie cools, and a stainless steel drawer to hold the pie.

    If you also register for the November Monthly Bakealong: Pumpkin Pie, scheduled for Nov. 26 in BARN's Kitchen Arts Studio, you'll be able to give your freshly baked pumpkin pie a ride home in style.

    Details:

    • Open to people age 14+ who have completed * Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and * Sheet Metal: Safety and Orientation (free). If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. Please see the Woodshop calendar here and the Sheet Metal calendar here.
    • Before the first class, draw the design you want for the perforated metal cover. For ideas, you can search Google images for "punched tin." Make your drawing full scale, allowing at least a 1-inch border around the 12-inch-square metal you will be decorating. You will transfer your drawing directly to the metal. The image shows the type of design that would be suitable. 

    Instructors: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi will guide the woodworking phase. Linda Sohlberg will head up the metalworking. Carol is a professional furniture restorer. Linda heads BARN's Sheet Metal Studio.

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    Wear close-toe shoes. Avoid dangling jewelry or loose clothing. Long hair must be tied back.


    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102919JH
    • 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:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
    Instructor: Jeanne Huber
    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • Friday, November 01, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102919BC
    • 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.

    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+ welcome.
    • 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. (Note that you still must take Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 before you can use the tools covered in those classes.)

    Instructor: Bruce Claiborne has been woodturning for over 12 years, enjoying various spindle projects, bowls, platters, and boxes. He is an active member of the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, and has been instrumental in establishing the wooturning area of BARN's Wood Studio. He currently volunteers regularly at the high school shop on Bainbridge helping students with the wooturning projects.

    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102919JI
    • 2
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    Wooden spoons can be completely utilitarian — or real works of art. In this class, you will learn to make the more challenging, artful kind. You'll be well prepared if you later want to make purely utilitarian spoons on your own.

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

    Details:

    • Open to anyone at least 8 years old, although those 12 and younger must have an adult with them. Beginners are welcome, although the projects are also suitable for more experienced carvers.
    • You will develop your carving skills faster if you practice between sessions. Take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class first if you want to carve during Open Studio time. 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.

    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, October 31, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO103119MM
    • 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
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Mike Morgan

    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO110319MJ
    • 5
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    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

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

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

    Details:

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

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


    • Monday, November 04, 2019
    • Monday, November 11, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO110419AV
    • 5
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    Sketching and model-making are great ways to work out a design for a woodworking project, but at some point you also need a drawing with dimensions so you can figure out how much wood to buy and the sizes you need to cut. This class takes you through the steps from having a sketch to buying the wood — and knowing how to cut it in a way that makes efficient use of materials.

    Yes, it's possible to do this on a computer screen with a program such as SketchUp — but paper and pencil work, too, and that's the approach this class will cover.

    Taught by an architect who spent a career making models for challenging architectural projects, this class will cover:

    • How to make accurately scaled drawings showing front, side and top-down views, using a pencil, a few basic tools and paper.
    • How to incorporate tricky details, such as joinery, in the drawings.
    • How to assemble a cut list from the drawings.
    • How to determine how much wood or sheet materials to purchase.

    Details:

    Open to beginners, ages 14+.

    Instructor: Alec Vassiliadis studied models from a very young age. He built  lots of scale models of planes, cars and boats, and painted, altered and sometimes destroyed them. "So, naturally, I gravitated to architectural school, where I excelled at building models," he said. After working as an architect for about a year, he gave up on paper as a medium of design and fell back into building models. It did not take long before he was turning his life passion into a profession. He has been building models for architects and industrial designers for the past 40 years.
    • Monday, November 04, 2019
    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102119JS
    • 3
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    ** 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 time-saving methods of hollowing out the inside of the bowl, 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, finding and selecting green wood, creating proper bowl blanks and preserving the blanks for future turning,

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

    Details:

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

    Photograph by Joy McCallister Photography.

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

    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO110519ME
    • 2
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    *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:

    • * 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. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. For more details, see the Woodshop calendar here.
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Hand Tools in either order. Both classes are required to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    Instructor: Mo Ellis
    • Thursday, November 07, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO110719DS
    • 1
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    Want to make an electric guitar, a wooden sign with engraved letters or a sculpture or toy with interlocking parts? Or do you want to precision-cut wooden parts from expensive wood while minimizing waste? The Woodworking Studio's new CNC router is the tool for you — but for many woodworkers, using it can be daunting.

    By signing up for a Custom CNC Router Project class, you will get one-on-one help (or two-on-one help if you want to team up with a friend and share the cost) in carrying out your project. The help available will be tailored to what you need. If you have nothing other than a pencil sketch, you'll be matched with a BARN instructor skilled in design and use of the Fusion 360 design program. If you already have a design in Fusion 360 and just need help in translating that design into the code that controls the CNC router, securing your work, and running the router, that's the help you will get.

    Custom CNC Router Project classes are set up for an initial two-hour session. If you already have a design in Fusion 360, you may be able to complete your project within that time. If you are starting from scratch, the initial session may not be enough but you will get a better idea of the scope of work involved and you will be able to schedule the additional time you need.

    Because every project is different, please email woodcnc@bainbridgebarn.org and give an idea of what you want to do. Include a sketch if you have one. Other times are available, so if this scheduled class doesn't work for you, please include in your email several times when you are generally available.

    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO110819JW
    • 25
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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.

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

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Saturday, November 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Great Room
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Held every second Saturday of the month.


    We always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
    • Sunday, November 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO111519DR
    • 6
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Dave Roe

    • Monday, November 11, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO111119JH
    • 6
    Register
    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

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

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

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

    Details:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
    Instructor: Jeanne Huber
    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO111219DM
    • 4
    Register
    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    So you’ve gotten proficient with the basics on the table saw, like ripping and crosscutting and cutting rabbets and dados.  There is so much more that can be done on this machine, and this class is designed to introduce you to some of the more advanced techniques.

    In this class, you'll learn how to select the right blade and prevent tear out, how to use a jig to cut tapers, how to cut a straight edge on a crooked board, how to cut tenons or angles on edges of boards, how to make thin repetitive cuts, and how to make dead-on miter cuts for picture frames and other projects. You will also learn how to cut box joints, splines for mitered frames, raised panels and even circles — all on the table saw.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome
    • * Open to those who have taken Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1. If you have not taken this class, please register for it before you enroll in this class.
    • This is an intermediate-level class. If you are new to using a table saw, you will benefit from taking Table Saw Basics before you take this class.

    Instructors: Dina Madson is a safety monitor in the BARN Woodworking Studio and a local general contractor. She has battled her addiction to wood and woodworking machinery for more than 30 years. 

    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO111319JD
    Register

    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Interested in being a safety monitor in the Woodworking Studio at BARN? This two-session  class will explain the safety monitor program and the responsibilities of the shop monitor. 

    Session one will cover BARN and woodshop policies.  Discussion will include safety of users, safe operation of tools, woodshop systems including lighting, dust collection, cleanup, and opening and closing procedures for Open Studio time. Session two will go into detail on the safe operation of several of the more complex tools including the SawStop table saws, band saws and wide-belt sander. 

    Monitors should be able to volunteer for at least one three-hour shift each month. When the shop is not being used for classes or other activities, monitors receive an email saying they can use the shop as long as another monitor is present.

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

    Level of Class: Intermediate

    * Prerequisites: To take this class, you must be a BARN member and have already taken Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.

    Instructor:  Joe Dunstan has been a woodworker for 20 years and has built his own house.  He and Jodi Kelly manage the safety monitor program for the Woodworking Studio.

    • Friday, November 15, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO111519TB
    • 2
    Register

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

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

    Instructor: Todd Butler

     
    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO111819DK
    • 6
    Register
    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

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

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

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

    Details:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
    Instructor: David Kaplan
    • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO111919JW
    • 25
    Register

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

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

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

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    • Friday, November 22, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO111919BC
    • 2
    Register

    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.

    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+ welcome.
    • 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. (Note that you still must take Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 before you can use the tools covered in those classes.)

    Instructor: Bruce Claiborne has been woodturning for over 12 years, enjoying various spindle projects, bowls, platters, and boxes. He is an active member of the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, and has been instrumental in establishing the woodturning area of BARN's Wood Studio. He currently volunteers regularly at the high school shop on Bainbridge helping students with the woodturning projects.

    • Thursday, November 21, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO112119MM
    • 6
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Mike Morgan

    • Friday, November 22, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • BARN Wide Event

    BARN will be closed and the front and back doors locked down to both Members and Non-Members beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday night as we begin preparations for the Bazaar at BARN.

    Doors will reopen to all on Saturday, at 8:00 AM.

    If you have questions, please contact Carla our Membership Coordinator at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.



    • Saturday, November 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN wide event- No classes scheduled
    The BARN Bazaar is a new Bainbridge Island holiday tradition featuring a wide variety of art, crafts, and artisan foods, all made by hand. Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens all year round at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original handmade items – all made right here at BARN.

    Kick off the holidays in homegrown style. Join us for a day of shopping, food, and community!

    BARN members wishing to participate in this event must be a member for a minimum of 3 months (must join by August 31st) to participate. You can contact Carla Mackey at membership@bainbridgebarn.org for an application which will be available Monday, October 21.

    • Sunday, November 24, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO112419JH
    • 6
    Register
    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

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

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

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

    Details:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
    Instructor: Jeanne Huber
    • Thursday, November 28, 2019
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    This is a staff holiday.


    • Sunday, December 01, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120119DR
    • 6
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Dave Roe

    • Monday, December 02, 2019
    • Monday, December 16, 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120219TN
    • 0

    * This class has prerequisites. See below.

    In this culminating segment of  BARN's Beginning Woodworking series, you will build a small, Shaker-style table suitable as a lamp stand or night stand that incorporates some of your own design elements.

    This class is designed for students who know the basics of using hand and power tools but  want to develop those skills more and learn to take a project through all of the steps from initial idea through finished project. This class includes:

    • developing a design, including details that you select, such as width, depth, height and whether to taper the legs.
    • creating a cut list.
    • fabricating parts.
    • assembling and gluing.

    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. If you want to arrange that, please email using this form.
    • * You also need to have completed our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. 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.
    Instructor: Ted Newman. Ted studied woodworking and 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.

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

    • Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120319JH
    • 6
    Register