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Fine Woodworking Orbita
Are you curious about woodworking but don’t know where to start? Start here!
This hands-on course is for the beginning woodworker or anyone who wishes to review fundamental skills and get a solid foundation in and competence with hand-tools and basic woodworking principles.
Our evening classes are held three nights per week, making them convenient for busy schedules, and we offer additional shop time as needed.
This is the first class in the three-part Fundamentals series, which lets you build your skills at your pace, through progressively more complex projects.
We start by learning basic workshop safety, wood technology, hand-tool use and maintenance, measuring and marking, and basic joinery. Students will practice each new skill by making functional projects, including their own woodworking tools.
You’ll build confidence and competence that will prepare you for a lifetime of woodworking happiness.
You will learn
• workshop safety
• the basics of wood and wood movement
• the use and maintenance of basic hand tools (planes, chisels, etc.)
• how to sharpen edge tools
• measuring and marking out, and basic joinery including: through-dovetails, half-blind dovetails, half-lap joints, and mortise and tenon joints.
Schedule: Four weeks of evening classes from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a total of 33 instruction hours, with additional shop time available as needed to work on the exercises.
Tools required: Tool kit supplied by the school.
Please bring ear and eye protection and a safety mask.
Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 8.
Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. Face masks are required. If you have symptoms of any contagious illness, please notify the school and do not attend any class.
Long sleeves, loose-fitting clothing, and long hair are not allowed around the power equipment.
Open-toed shoes or sandals are not allowed.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. Masks are optional, however, if you exhibit symptoms of a cold or allergies you must wear a mask. If you have the flu or Covid please stay home.
Thank you for your understanding
Fine Woodworking Orbita