So, you want to make wood crafts? From crafting, to décor, to building stools or tables, the basics of “sizing” a piece of wood is critical to getting the results you want.
Come join us as we review basic woodworking machinery and techniques that will give you the skills necessary to take larger lumber down to the size needed for your projects.
This class will introduce you to the basics of cutting lumber to size accurately and safely. These are basic skills that will allow you to create personalized signs, picture frames, basic wall shelves, and so much more.
- Jointer: for cutting a flat, even edge on the sides of a piece of lumber.
- Table saw: for ripping and crosscutting a piece of lumber to width and height.
- Miter saw (chop saw): for crosscutting a piece of long lumber to length.
- Planer: for reducing a squared piece of lumber to a preferred thickness.
Skills you will learn
- The basic purpose, parts, methods, and safety procedures for each machine.
- Basic concepts to prepare and cut lumber safely and accurately on each machine.
- Hands on experience with each piece of machinery.
There is no project involved for class; however, if you bring lumber for a project you would like to work on, at the end of class we will be available to assist you with putting your knowledge to work.