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Woodworking for Women   

Class Overview

Learn all about the basics of woodworking in this rewarding hands-on class! This class is specifically designed for women-identified people to learn in a supportive and laid-back environment. The curriculum is the same as our Woodworking I class.

You will learn how to use the main hand tools and power tools in the shop, as well as the important safety rules when using the equipment. Then you will practice on the equipment and make a curio shelf while being guided at each step of designing, building and finishing your project.

Discover joinery techniques, the importance of sharp tools, when to use different kinds of fasteners and adhesives, and basic methods of wood finishing.

The goal of the class is for students to gain confidence on the equipment so that they can work independently in the shop. This class is a prerequisite for Woodworking II and mandatory for using the woodshop during open studio time. 

Week 1: Please bring a notebook and pencil to first class. 

Weeks 2-10:  Students will be required to bring their own Personal Protection Equipment (safety glasses, hearing protection) for all remaining classes.

In this class, you will learn:

  • shop safety, including personal protection in the wood shop
  • the properties of wood and how that informs the selection and milling of lumber
  • how to properly use hand tools (hand saw, block plane, chisel and hammer) and power tools (hand drill, router, drill press and table, miter and band saws).
  • joinery techniques, the importance of sharp tools, when to use different kinds of fasteners and adhesives, and basic methods of wood finishing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about the basics of woodworking
  • Explore the different tools used and learn how to use them safely
  • Create a class project in a supportive, laid-back environment

Who Should Take This Class?

  • Students who would like to continue learning the basics of woodworking
  • Women-identified people who are interested in learning more about woodworking in a supportive learning environment

 

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