Woodworking Basics: Power Tools

  • Sunday, October 23, 2022
  • Sunday, October 30, 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • Sunday, October 23, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, October 30, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO0102322BM
  • 3


  • $195 + $50 materials fee
  • $150 + $50 materials fee

Registration is closed
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


  • 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.

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