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. For any woodworking class, a headlamp is always a helpful tool for students to bring along!
This course is a prerequisite for using any woodworking machines in the woodshop. Through this course, students will learn how to use a miter saw (chop saw), jointer, planer and bandsaw safely and effectively.
Students will begin the class by watching training videos, followed by a discussion and written test, and then the instructor will demonstrate proper use of the machines. Finally, the students will be required to pass a hands-on test where they will sequentially use the machines to mill a rough piece of wood square, flat and parallel on each surface.
Successful completion will be recorded and the student will be qualified to use the machines during open woodshop hours.
ENTER FROM THE ALLEY WAY
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.
AGE REQUIREMENT: 16 YEARS AND UP
Instructor: John Chernoff
Capacity Remaining: 0
Dates: 10/30/2021 - 10/30/2021
Times: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Building: Arbutus Folk School
Saturday from 10 AM to 12:30.
Capacity Remaining: 4
Schedule Details: Saturday from 10 AM to 12:30.
Dates: 11/20/2021 - 11/20/2021
IMPORTANT: PASSING THE WOODSHOP SAFETY TRAINING COURSE IS REQUIRED TO USE THE FOLLOWING WOODWORKING MACHINES DURING OPEN STUDIO: MITER SAW, JOINTER, PLANER AND BANDSAW.
This is time to work on self-directed projects without an instructor. Students should be proficient in the techniques required for their projects, however, knowledgable woodworking staff is on hand to orient students to the shop space and answer questions. A limited supply of lumber is available for purchase or students may bring their own. Open shop participants may use Arbutus's stock of hand tools, which includes but is not limited to: work benches, chisels, hand planes, saws, sharpening stones, marking and measuring tools, and carving tools. Participants may also bring their own tools.
Appropriate for intermediate to advanced skill levels. Open woodshop sessions do not include instruction.
Class takes place at Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia. ENTER FROM THE ALLEY WAY.
Tools and materials are available, though students may wish to bring their own tools and lumber.
Open to students ages 16 years and older. Full scholarships available for youth with financial need - apply at https://arbutusfolkschool.org/youth-scholarship-program/.
For Covid safety we cannot allow drop-ins at this time - please register to attend. Masks are required for the duration of all classes. Students must complete a health check form before participating, available digitally through our website and on paper upon entry to the building.
Capacity Remaining: 5
Schedule Details: Saturday, 1-4 PM
Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Capacity Remaining: 6
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
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