Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools

  • Friday, June 18, 2021
  • Friday, June 25, 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • Friday, June 18, 2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Friday, June 25, 2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO061821DW+SW
  • 1


  • $195 + $30 materials fee
  • $150 + $30 materials fee

    Please not this class has prerequisites.

*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


  • Open to ages 14+. Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
  • * 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. 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.
  • 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.
Instructors: Dave Whitacre and Scott Weigle
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