These classes are a good place for beginners to start their woodworking journey. These classes will introduce you to a few basic aspects of woodworking and are offered on a regular basis.
Note: These are lecture classes with little to no hands-on activities.
In these classes you will learn the about common hand tools, basic elements of joinery, things to consider about project design, a common cabinet construction method, and an overview of finishing. Classes are taught by a number of instructors and there is plenty of time to ask questions.
Introduction to Hand Tools
Explore the different hand planes, chisels, scrapers, measuring and marking tools. You will see how to use them as well as their care and maintenance.
Introduction to Joinery
Explore the many ways that a box or door can be put together. Demonstrations include the use of common joints and how to make them with various shop tools.
Introduction to Design
How to design your project, and why some designs are beautiful while others are clumsy.
Introduction to Cabinet Construction
Demonstrates making cabinets using the table saw as the primary tool and the option of using rabbets, dados, pocket screws, and biscuit joints.
Introduction to Finishing
Explains the basics of finishing using wax, oils, varnishes, and shellac. Includes a review of finishing terms (sealer, conditioner, filler, etc.) what they are and when to use them.
To register for a class, click on the class in the Guild Calendar or in the upcoming events below.