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