There is an immense satisfaction that comes with working in wood. Whether you want to begin learning about woodworking or if you're looking for a class in advanced technique, Arbutus boasts a vast array of instructors and experiences.
In this class students will develop some fundamental woodworking skills through making a solid maple stool. Students will have some variation in the height of their stool based on their desired application, which might include things like a step stool, child’s stool, squatty potty, plant stand, computer stand etc. Once the pieces are brought to their final dimensions at the chop saw, students will use hand tools and the band saw to cut mortise and tenon joints to connect their leg pieces. After the pieces are glued up, we will do some final shaping and finishing of the stool components.
All materials and tools will be provided, but students are welcomed to bring their own hand tools, including block plane, chisels, marking tools.
Ages 16 and older welcome!
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To meet the Washington Safe Start COVID-19 protocols we can only permit 5 students and one instructor. All participants are required to wear a mask inside the facility. WE CANNOT ALLOW DROP-INS DURING THIS TIME - PLEASE PLAN AHEAD.
Instructor: Francis Fong
Capacity Remaining: 5
Schedule Details: June 22, 23, 24, 29, and 30 from 6-9 PM
Dates: 6/22/2021 - 6/30/2021
Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Days: Tu W Th
Building: Arbutus Folk School
There’s nothing like the feel of a really sharp knife slicing through wood, safely and efficiently. Students in this class will learn to use a variety of carving and sculpture tools (knives, gouges, saws, etc.), and how to approach various kinds of wood. An introductory project--carving a spoon--will introduce basic skills. A sharpening workshop will teach care and feeding of knives and gouges. The spoons students carve can be complex or simple, depending on the imagination and dedication of the individual. At the end of the class each student should have the knowledge and skill to complete their carving on their own.
AGES 16 AND UP WELCOME!
To meet the Washington Safe Start COVID-19 protocols we can only permit 5 students and one instructor. WE CANNOT ALLOW DROP-INS DURING THIS TIME - PLEASE PLAN AHEAD.
Instructor: Joe Tougas
Capacity Remaining: 3
Dates: 5/23/2021 - 5/23/2021
Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
Funding for Arbutus Folk School has been provided by Humanities Washington and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020, and by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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