Woodworking for Women
An Introduction to Working with Hand Tools and Power Tools
This five-day introductory course is intended to build confidence, demystify woodworking through use of hand tools and power tools, and excite students for further engagement with wood. The class project will be a serving tray. Different design and construction elements will be examined with the final design being determined by the student.
The class is also planning a guided trip to our fabulous and friendly local wood supplier, Edensaw.
This class is intended to give you a broad overview of different approaches to woodworking through exposure to a combination of hand tools and power tools. Topics include:
1. Understanding the nature of wood as a material
How to read grain
How wood moves
How to select for stability and function
2. Introduction to hand tools
How to use a hand saw
Lay out for precision joinery
Finish a joint with a chisel
Use a hand plane to create smooth finished surfaces
Joint a board (make a straight edge)
3. Techniques for joining wood together with joinery and power tools
4. Overview of power tools and stationary machines
And if time:
5. Introduction to the lumber yard: a trip to Edensaw Hardwoods
More questions? Ask Martha
You do not need to bring any tools for this class
Enthusiasm and a passion to learn woodworking. And smiles!
Class Information and Registration
Class size: 10
Materials Charge: $ 50
When you click on the Register link you will be able to register for the class or, if the class is full, sign up for the wait list.