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Woodshop Certification is for experienced woodworkers that would like to work independently in our workshop during Open Workshop hours or book the workshop for private independent use. This class will cover general safety and workshop procedures, material handling, and expectations on how to use The Makery workshop. In order to gain access to the tools,...
Learn the essentials of operating the most common power and hand tools through a hands on project. Skills we will learn Tool usage and safety Basic joinery Measuring and jigging Sanding and finishing techniques Tools we will use Jointer Planer Miter saw Table saw Band saw Router Drill press Belt sander
Framing is expensive and costly. The Makery can help. We will teach the basics of learning how to make a frame. Whether you want to frame a precious work of art or make a custom frame for snapshots, this class will help you get started toward making your own custom frames.
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Experience the joy of working with wood and create a customized side table. Choose your own dimensions for an end table, coffee table or another small table. Pre-requisites: Must have taken Intro to Woodworking or equivalent Additional Fees: Materials are not included in the class price. Extra fees will apply depending...
Family Woodworking Time! Come on in for a relaxed morning in the Woodshop. As the weather is turning cooler, create a special place to organize your family gear. Learn how to build a simple coat rack and then add personalized painted details. A little woodworking, a little art, and a whole lot of family fun time. Ages 5+ years with an adult.
This woodworking/furniture-making open shop class allows students to build projects of their own choice/selection with guidance from the instructor about design, joinery and construction techniques. The course also focuses on individual review of project-specific machine safety, making jigs and honing hand tool skills. It is recommended that...
A router is a versatile woodworking tool that is used to shape and to produce finished edges. You can also use it to produce cutaways, holes, and contours. This class will cover the basics of the router, safety considerations, typical uses, and how different jigs and bits can be used in a wide variety of projects. This is a Hands-on workshop.
The router has become one of the most important and useful power tools in the shop, but there is a process necessary to assure safety. In this class we will give you the practical experience on all types of routers, and router bits. There will be lectures on the use and function of router bits, and how to set up and operate the router by hand or in...
Learn to use the properties of the table saw to do seemingly complex tasks. First we will cover basic parts of the tool and important safety considerations. We will then learn how to make a few jigs, and, with simple settings (and almost no measuring), we will work our charms.
Cut, carve and sand an elegant spoon. Beginners will make a basic version; intermediate students may try more sculptural versions. Use the band saw to establish a spoon balnk, then carve handle and bowl. End with a non-toxic oil finish.
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This short session can be one of the most valuable skills you can learn. Having sharp tools will take the drudgery out of handwork and cam make the use of hand tools a pleasurable experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn this skill from one of the leading craftsman in the country.
In this workshop we will cover simple finishes. The day will start with wood preparation and sanding, followed by the mixing and applying of water stains and discussion about oil stains. Shellac will be the material of choice for the sealer and top coats. The students will learn how to mix the flakes into a solution and the proper technique for brushing...
Federal furniture was customarily embellished with stringing, bandings, bellflowers and fans. In this seminar the student will learn how to make simple tools especially designed to inlay stringing into a tapered leg. Simple bandings will be glued up and sawn and inlayed into the leg as a cuff. Bellflowers and a fan will be cut from veneers and appropriately...
Make an American version of a traditional English long bow from a single piece of quarter-sawn ash with Dacron strings. Start with a review of shop safety and operation of basic power tools, wood selection and project layout. Construct a bowstring maker’s jig and a custom bowstring, then fit your final 68” bow. Test-fire your bow at a certified...
Is rotted wood plaguing your windowsills, sashes, porch decking, column bases, wood gutters, or siding. With Flex-Tec epoxy, you can repair these areas without replacing the wood. It remains resilient and flexible so it can expand and contract with the surrounding wood to stand the test of time. It has excellent bonding strength, will not slump...
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