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This short course is designed for people who have completed the basic wood course offered at Ideaworks. Guided by Jim Simpson, local fine furniture craftsman, students will not only be able to improve upon the skills learned in the basic class, but will learn some new ones as well. The class is oriented around a predetermined project. Materials for the class project are included.
The course will include:
1. Safety - general shop safety review
2. Use of power tools - All can hurt you, but proper use and practice will improve your woodworking!
A. Miter/chop saw
C Router table
D. Table saw
3. Skill refinement -
3. Cutting to dimension
4. Gluing & assembly
4. Class outcomes:
Students will refine skills that can be applied to future projects, and become more practiced on the tools. This class is a gateway to projects that are bigger, better, and requiring more skill in the future. Participants will experience a feeling of accomplishment, and have a good time in the class!
Students should plan to attend all classes.
The first meeting will cover basic safety and project selection. The second session will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day one. We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!
What Not to Wear:
We will provide:
1730 H Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
Fresno Ideaworks is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.