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EDS Getting Started-Hands On With Portable Power Tools 22-13

  • 05 Jul 2022
  • 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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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

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.

Curriculum includes:

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)

Class size is 6 students. Each student will have their own area in the Shop with each tool to be demonstrated. No tool sharing. Safe distancing.

Dress appropriately for working in the Shop.

The handouts will be reviewed in class.

Students must bring to class these items: shop apron, personal and required PPE, pencil, combination square or similar, razor knife, tape measure, notebook, piece of chalk, blank piece of paper for drawing and a straight edge.

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

This is a Guild Member only class. Not a Member? Visit the Membership page and JOIN now.

Review Shop Safety and Covid Information.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional safety requirements for those using the shop. Before you arrive for your scheduled session, please ensure the following:

o   You are in good health and not living with anyone who is ill with COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms of a respiratory infection.  

o   You are following the CDC guidelines if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

o   You have a face covering without an exhaust valve. This must cover your nose, mouth, and chin and is to be worn at all times. The Guild does have some for sale at the shop but we recommend you bring your own.

Thank you for helping to keep our community healthy!

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