Fundamentals of Woodworking

Class # SPI-600

Fundamentals of Woodworking

Gain confidence and learn new skills! Enjoy twenty-four hours of woodworking. This experience is for the beginner through the amateur. Trainers are noted for their tips and hints allowing you to produce a better project. The class familiarizes you with wood technology, furniture construction techniques, safe machine operation and tool set sharpening.

Class Overview:
Producing a Three-Legged Shaker Table

The following are specific woodworking technologies presented.

  • Interpreting plans
  • Selecting wood species
  • Recognizing machining characteristics of selected wood species
  • Laying out project parts patterns to maximize wood usage
  • Squaring wood with a Jointer, Surfacer and Saw
  • Using a Bandsaw to create arcs and circles
  • Developing curved edges (profiles) with a router bit
  • Producing flat surfaces on a spindle with a rotary planer
  • Selecting the correct glue (adhesive) and applying
  • Learn correct clamping techniques
  • Choosing the proper sanding paper
  • Mastering finishes and finishing
Age Restrictions
Class for AGES 12 and UP or Instructor’s Permission
A certificate is awarded upon class completion

NO prerequisites;
NO background in woodworking;
NO materials required;
NO tools needed

Class Time and Information
The class takes twenty-four hours in eight hour blocks of time over a three-day period encompassing a Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Days and times may be altered depending on the circumstances.
Course # Course Title Tuition Lab Fee Material Fee Total Hours
SPI-600 Fundamentals of Woodworking $575 $75 $25 $675 24

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