Getting Started – Shop Safety for Beginners
Note: Completion of Intro to the Guild (all members) is a prerequisite for taking this class.
Instructors: Jeff Hilber, Ginny Benware
The Getting Started class is a continuation of the safety process in good woodworking practices taught in the Intro to the Guild class.
Getting Started is a required class for those needing experience with the safe and appropriate use of portable power tools, prior to starting the path to the Guild’s Shop Certification classes.
This is a four-hour class, with ~2-12 hours of practice with a jig saw, a trim router, a random orbital sander, drill motors (battery and corded), a circular saw and installing their accessories.
Drawing up a plan and cutting list
What happens at the lumber yard; grading, moisture content, grain and figure.
Wood characteristics, hidden hazards
Simple approaches to accuracy,
Specific tool safety techniques.
The final section of the class will be using these tools to create a cutting board. Material provided by the Guild.
Please review the Guild’s PPE (personal protection equipment) policy from the Intro to the Guild class.
Have all your PPE for this class. Approved wrap around safety glasses, hearing protection, a dust mask (these tools are not connected to the dust collection system)
In addition, follow the COVID-19 virus protection protocols required for Shop use.
Class size is four students. Each student will have their own area in the Shop with each tool to be demonstrated. No tool sharing. Safe distancing.
Masks in place and hands washed before entering the Shop.
Dress appropriately for working in the Shop.
The handouts will be reviewed in class.
Students bring to class: shop apron, personal and required PPE, pencil, combination square or similar, razor knife, tape measure, notebook, piece of chalk.
Upon completion of Getting Started, members can sign-up for the Shop Certification classes.
For more information on the Shop Certification process:https://guildoforegonwoodworkers.org/Safety-Classes-&-Shop-Certification
Please register online and remit payment at once. Your registration is not complete without payment.
This is a Guild Member only class. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.