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MIL101B21 From Rough to Ready: Milling Rough Lumber
February, 16 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM$119
Open to all
Milling is the process of machining rough lumber to your desired dimensions. Once you learn this process, you’ll be able to select any wood you want and mill it to your own specifications.
Otherwise, you’ll be limited to buying dimensioned lumber, leaving you at the mercy of the lumber yards. So unless you enjoy working with warped and twisted boards, or don’t mind losing thickness off of dimensioned lumber to remove those twists, you will find this a very useful skill to have.
You will learn: how to select rough lumber, prepare it for milling, control for grain orientation and dimensional stability, and prepare the lumber for woodworking.
Prerequisite: None. Open to all skill levels.
Tools required: All tools and materials supplied.
Please bring ear and eye protection and a safety mask.
Class size: Maximum 7.
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. Effective May 26, 2020:
- We will be strictly limiting class sizes to no more than eight (8) students to allow for adequate distancing between class participants.
- All benches and shared tools will be sanitized before and after each class.
- All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly-fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school.
- When entering the school, all students, instructors, and staff will have their temperature checked. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 will not be allowed to enter the building.
- Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms—even if it is believed to be allergy-related—will not be allowed to enter the building.
Thank you for your understanding.
Meet Your Instructor
Raúl has been a professional furniture maker since 1990. A member and former president of the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers, and a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Raúl specializes in custom furniture and antiques restoration, and is particularly interested in traditional hand-tool techniques. He began to teach himself woodworking during the 1970’s while working in the aerospace industry and eventually changed careers to devote himself to the craft. In 2008, with the help of other accomplished woodworkers, he founded the School in order to bring the highest level of woodcraft education to Arizona and to create opportunities for the next generation of woodworkers to learn from some of today’s most respected masters.