SUGGESTIONS FOR BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE WOODWORKERS
Here are some tips on where to start your journey with the Guild’s programs.
Attend Classes or Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Safety Classes & Shop Certification– Most new members start with these classes. These classes will introduce you to the Guild, orient you to the shop, and set you up with a Shop Card so you can use the shop and attend classes.
Intro Lectures– We have a handful of intro classes that will introduce you to some of the foundations of woodworking in a demonstration and lecture format.
Basic Skill Building Classes– These beginner and intermediate level, hands-on classes are a great place to start if you are brand new to woodworking or have some experience. Depending on the class you will learn basic or intermediate skills and build simple or more complex projects.
We have several SIGs that meet monthly and cover a range of special interests from carving, hand tools, CNC, professionals and women’s woodworking. SIG meetings are free.
Participate in Other Hands-On Learning Opportunities
We have three Community Projects oriented teams that allow woodworkers of all skill levels to help build projects that serve the local community or the Guild. Depending on the team (Toy Team, Project Build or Local Community Projects), you will be led by team mentors and learn about and work on a variety woodworking projects. Pitch in! We need your help! Community Projects involvement is free.