Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, July 28, 2022
    • Thursday, December 15, 2022
    • 20 sessions
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane, NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 52
    Register

    Sketching is an important skill shared by makers across many disciplines! BARN is offering a weekly sketching group for the community to practice and improve their drawing skills. Sessions will include visual prompts and an opportunity to ask questions as you practice. Michael Gunderson, a veteran BARN instructor, facilitates these sessions. 

    Details:

    • Paper and pencils will be supplied if needed, or participants are encouraged to use their own sketchbooks and drawing tools.
    • This activity is only open to everyone in the community! Please register to get your name on our contact list and receive updates about the program, even if you don't plan to come every week. Just drop by when you can, as often as you like!
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    Facilitator Bio:

    Michael Gunderson moved to Bainbridge Island after a thirty-plus year career in California Public education. His degree is in the arts and has taught classes in art, jewelry, ceramics, and the trades, as well as serving as an activities and athletic director. He is a founding member of BARN and a past lead of BARN Woodworking.

    Michael thinks of himself as a person who solves visual problems. He proposes a situation and looks to openly create a visual answer, whether it be paint, wood or combinations of media. “Drawing is a language that creatives share,” he said recently. His sketchbook is a companion that he converses with daily.


    • Wednesday, August 03, 2022
    • Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    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.

    Details:

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

    • 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 for non-members. Please bring check or cash for payment.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the Woodshop Studio. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Thursday, August 04, 2022
    • Thursday, August 25, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    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.

    Details:

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

    • 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 a check made out to BARN for payment. 
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the Woodshop Studio. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Friday, August 05, 2022
    • Friday, August 26, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    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.

    Details:

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

    • Studio-specific safety policies are here.
    • 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.
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the Woodshop Studio. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Saturday, August 06, 2022
    • Saturday, August 27, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    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.

    Details:

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

    • 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 for non-members. Please bring check or cash for payment. 
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the Woodshop Studio. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Sunday, August 07, 2022
    • Sunday, August 28, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop
    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.

    Details:

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

    • 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 for non-members. Please bring check or cash for payment. 
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the Woodshop Studio. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
    • Monday, August 15, 2022
    • Sunday, August 28, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: Wo081522++
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Build your own sea kayak, using well-tested plans and kits from Chesapeake Light Craft. You can choose one of four Shearwater models — the 14-, 16- or 17-foot boats or the Sport model.

    Over the first week, you will use the stitch-and-glue technique to assemble the hull and deck, and finish the boat inside and out with fiberglass and epoxy resin. You will then have almost a week to finish sanding and apply multiple coats of marine paint or marine varnish, depending on the look you want. You can do this at BARN or at your home, on your own schedule. This class will be taught partly in the main woodworking studio and partly under canopies behind the building.

    On the final weekend of this class, you will install hardware and the seat — and maybe go out with your classmates on an inaugural trip.

    At the completion of the class, you can expect to take home a sea kayak that will give you years of pleasure as you explore the waters around Bainbridge Island and beyond.

    Want to learn more about what's involved in building one of these boat? Email your questions to Wayne Chang. Or drop by the Woodworking Studio during May, when the instructors will be building a Shearwater 14.,

    Special details:

    • To ensure that kits arrive in time, registration for this class will close on June 15. Refunds or credits will not be issued after this date.
    • Team or solo? You have the option of signing up to build a boat on your own (Solo Build). Or you can sign up with a teammate and together build one boat (Team Build). For a TEAM build please include both names, with the second name in parenthesis.  All reminders will be sent to the email address you use to register.
    • Choose your model. When you register, you will be asked to choose a model. You have your choice of the Shearwater 14-, 16- or 17-foot models or the Shearwater Sport. (The "hybrid" models are not an option for this class.) Please review Chesapeake Light Craft's kayak fit table, which shows cockpit dimensions, shoe sizes, and other details, so that you select the best boat for you. Light-touring kayaks are more streamlined and nimble than standard kayaks but still have enough cargo space for backpacking-type gear if you want to head out for a few days.
    • Materials fee. This fee covers kits and all supplies, such as gloves and epoxy applicators. The fee includes estimated shipping costs. But because those are rising rapidly, there may be an additional charge. If that is necessary, you will be notified and can then decide whether to proceed or get a full refund. The materials fee does not include marine varnish or paint, which might add $50-$100 depending on what you choose. Suitable options will be discussed in the class.

    Details:

    • Participants must be 14 or older. Some woodworking experience is helpful as this is a fast-paced class.
    • Prerequisite: Before this class begins, you must have completed Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions of this free, one-hour class 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. Please bring your own safety glasses.

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

    Instructors: Wayne Chang and Giovanni Strohmenger, both active members of the BARN Woodworking Studio have each built several similar kayaks.


    • Monday, August 15, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO081522CS
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    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
    • Tuesday, August 16, 2022
    • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: W0081622JS
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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, August 16, 2022
    • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Techinical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL081622DS
    • 6
    Register

    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.

    Fusion 360 can generate g-code for 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. 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 personal use".

    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

    Details:

    • 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: 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, August 16, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO081622CS
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    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

    • Saturday, August 20, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO082022JH
    • 3
    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:

    • 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, August 22, 2022
    • Friday, August 26, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO082222JS
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.

      • Wednesday, August 24, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO082422JW
      • 3
      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.

      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

      • Saturday, August 27, 2022
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO082722JH
      • 4
      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

      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

      • Thursday, September 01, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code:
      • 6

      Bob Splanger will train a group of mostly shop managers on how to use the dovetail jig he built for the woodworking shop. The class is full.

      No other use of the main shop during this time.

      • Thursday, September 01, 2022
      • Thursday, September 29, 2022
      • 5 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop
      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.

      Details:

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

      • 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 a check made out to BARN for payment. 
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the Woodshop Studio. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
      • Friday, September 02, 2022
      • Friday, September 30, 2022
      • 5 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop
      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.

      Details:

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

      • Studio-specific safety policies are here.
      • 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.
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the Woodshop Studio. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
      • Saturday, September 03, 2022
      • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO090322JW
      • 10
      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.

      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

      • Saturday, September 03, 2022
      • Saturday, September 24, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop
      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.

      Details:

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

      • 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 for non-members. Please bring check or cash for payment. 
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the Woodshop Studio. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
      • Sunday, September 04, 2022
      • Sunday, September 25, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop
      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.

      Details:

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

      • 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 for non-members. Please bring cash or a check made out to BARN for payment. 
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the Woodshop Studio. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
      • Tuesday, September 06, 2022
      • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO090622JS
      • 2
      Register

      To turn wood effectively and enjoyably, you need sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

      In this class, you will learn to sharpen gouges according to BARN protocol and gain an understanding of how to sharpen other tools (e.g., skews, parting tools, scrapers). If you would like advice on your own tools, you are welcome to bring them.

      This class is strongly recommended for students who have completed Intro to Woodturning or are enrolled in Intro to Bowl Turning. The class is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis.

      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: 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 06, 2022
      • Thursday, September 08, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA090622AE
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      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, September 06, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO090622JW
      • 5
      Register

      Do you ever get confused about what type of glue to use on your woodworking projects? Wonder about correct preparation and application? Which clamps to use and how long to leave them on? How to clean up the mess?

      This class, which is part of BARN's Woodworking Basics series, will engage you in a conversation to answer these and other questions focusing on materials and tools available in BARN’s Woodworking Studio. Our goal is to give you more confidence in this important phase of your project’s construction and provide you with a better result.

      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: Jeff Williams is a retired firefighter. While not a professional woodworker, he brings 40 years of experience as a fourth-generation woodworker. His great grandfather worked on furniture restoration at Hearst Castle in California in 1925. In addition, Jeff has six years with BARN’s Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio as prior studio lead and instructor.



      • Wednesday, September 07, 2022
      • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop
      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.

      Details:

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

      • 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 for non-members. Please bring check or cash for payment.
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the Woodshop Studio. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.
      • Wednesday, September 07, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO090722JH
      • 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:

      • 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
      • Sunday, September 11, 2022
      • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO091122BD
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      * 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.  
      • Monday, September 12, 2022
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO091222JW
      • 12
      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.

      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

      • Monday, September 12, 2022
      • Friday, September 16, 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO091222JS
      • 2
      Register

      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.

        • Monday, September 12, 2022
        • Monday, September 19, 2022
        • 3 sessions
        • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO091222BM
        • 4
        Register
        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. Marvin Crosland will assist.

        • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO091322JH
        • 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

        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

        • Wednesday, September 14, 2022
        • Thursday, September 15, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL091422AE
        • 5
        Register

        This class has a prerequisite. Please see details below.

        This class focuses on how to use the VCarve Pro software to design a project from scratch. You will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and basic text, edit and transform vectors, import 3D clipart and models, create tool definitions, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for machining on a CNC router. You will not run the router, but this class does qualify you for future studio-specific classes using CNC routers. If you want to go to the next step as quickly as possible, you may wish to register for CNC103: Making Inlays Using VCarve Pro and the CNC Router, which will be offered the following week. In that class, you will design an inlay project in VCarve Pro and then cut it on the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio.

        Please note: To take this class, you must have use of a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 10 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 [email protected] to contact the instructor for help.

        Details:

        • Open to students 14 years old and older who have taken CNC 101: Make a Sign OR previous CAD or VCarve experience would be useful.
        • 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. 

        • Saturday, September 17, 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO091722JH
        • 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:

        • 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, September 17, 2022
        • Sunday, September 25, 2022
        • 4 sessions
        • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code:WO091722PK
        • 5
        Register

        This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

        Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this four-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:

        • Ages 14+ are welcome.
        • Prerequisite: This class is open to people 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. 

        • All students must wear a mask to this class.

        • You must wear closed-toe shoes.
        • 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: Paul Kury. Paul studied woodworking at Lonnie Bird’s School of Fine Woodworking in Dandridge, Tennessee, and has been an active woodworker for more than 40 years. His preference is 18th century furniture. Paul also volunteers as a woodworking safety monitor at BARN.

         
        • Sunday, September 18, 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO091822JH
        • 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

        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, September 20, 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO092022MM
        • 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:

        • 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, September 20, 2022
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO092022JW
        • 6
        Register

        Do you ever get confused about which sanding tools or sandpaper to use on your woodworking projects? Do you want tips on how to remove milling marks, prepare for a stain finish or take a surface to a polish?

        In this class, which is part of the Woodworking Basics series, you'll learn about the tools and abrasive media available in the BARN Woodworking Studio and what works best in different circumstances. You will explore equipment from large to small, including your own hands. 

        This is a beginning-level 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: Jeff Williams is a retired firefighter. While not a professional woodworker, he brings 40 years of experience as a fourth-generation woodworker. His great grandfather worked on furniture restoration at Hearst Castle in California in 1925. In addition, Jeff has six years with BARN’s Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio as prior studio lead and instructor.


        • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
        • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
        • 7 sessions
        • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO013122KFG
        • 7
        Register

        * This class has prerequisites. See below.

        Build a unique slab bench or small table in this seven-session class.

        Create a piece that highlights the natural beauty in a slab's swirling grain or intriguing color known as spalting. Preserve a live edge, rip a straight-line edge or combine the two styles into your design.

        At the first session, the instructor will discuss design considerations, suitable wood and several options of styles for top and base. The instructor will walk you through the process of drawing up your design ideas into working plans. 

        The next sessions will be devoted to building your project and preparing it for final finish.

        The final session will cover finish options and application techniques. You will go home with enough finish to apply multiple coats to your completed project.

        You will work at your own pace. Be prepared to spend additional time during Open Studios, if necessary to complete your project. Open Studio is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop during these times without additional charge while working on a class project.

        Details:

        • Ages 14+ are welcome.
        • This class is open to students with intermediate skills who are comfortable using the shop tools. At a minimum, you must 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.
        • The $35 materials fee covers a moderate amount of epoxy and other shop materials. If your project requires a lot of epoxy, you may need to pay extra; the instructor will discuss this with you.
        • You need to supply wood for your project. You can buy wood from BARN, purchase it elsewhere or bring what you have from your wood stash. Registrants will receive information about how to select appropriate wood. The moisture issues associated with use of BARN's SawStop table saws aren't critical for this project unless your slab is thicker than 2 inches. You will be able to store your wood in the shop between sessions.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
        • 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.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
        Feedback from an earlier class:

        "An inspirational class! So much cool stuff to practice on many slab projects to come!!"
        — Ryan Boone, www.ryanboonedesign.com. (The picture shows his hall bench.)

        Instructor: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. She also makes custom furniture, including the slab coffee table in the Commons at BARN.

        • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
        • Thursday, September 22, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN ETA & Woodworking Studios, Class Code: WO+EL092122AE
        • 3
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