Summer 2014

Introduction to Woodworking
Class with Tom Nichols
Daily 9:00AM-4:00PM
I - Fundamental Woodworking
$475 ($450 with cash or check) (materials: $25)

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Everybody starts woodworking as a complete novice. Introduction to Woodworking is the first step toward making woodworking a part of your life. You never know, it may become a passion. This class puts you to work right away and you walk away with some great projects


In this class you can expect to:

  • Discover the basics of hand tools like hand saws, hand planes, spokshaves, chisels, rasps and files
  • Familiarize yourself with how the tools work, the differences between them and how to pick good ones
  • Practice making accurate measurements on your piece of wood and preparing it for action
  • Learn about wood itself--how timber becomes lumber and what qualities to look for when purchasing wood
  • Get a feel for different types of wood and how properties such as hardness and grain affects your work
  • Develop your joinery skills using both hand tools and a router to make clean and attractive joins>
  • Learn how to safely use drill presses. band saws and routers
  • Make a simple coat hanger, a carved spoon and a small box

If you’ve been considering woodworking as a hobby or craft to investigate, or something to add to your artistic repertoire, this is the class for you. If you let it, learning woodworking can transform your life. It can slow you down. It can draw out your creativity. It can become something that keeps your brain and hands going for the rest of your life.