With Maverick Edwards, Wood Shop Ninja
This workshop is open for 18+, or teens accompanied by an adult.
What will be covered:
In this class, we’ll make one of a woodworker’s most fundamental tools; a wooden mallet. Sure you could go buy one, but where’s the fun in that? Students will also get hands on experience with the table, miter, and band saws as well as the drill press and sander. And yes, there will be some hand tool work with chisels as well.
If you would like to come in and *use* the wood shop outside of this class, you must be a member.
Not yet a member? Sign up for membership here:
A paid membership doesn't automatically guarantee you'll just get to come and use all our tools. First and foremost, we need to make sure you can demonstrate that you know how to safely use them. We don't want you to injur yourself or anyone else, and also proper training helps prevent damage to our tools.
Not all classes are free for members, but they are always at least discounted. Why is this? Our instructors are experts; some choose to volunteer their time, and some need to earn money for sharing their knowledge and experience because this is how they make their living.
Students Should Already Know:
Students taking this class should have previously taken the Wood Shop Safety class from Make Nashville since we will be making heavy use of power tools. If you haven’t, please note that during registration and be prepare to arrive 30 minutes early so that the instructor brief you on safely using the tools prior to class and can adjust the class’s content accordingly.
Dust mask, hearing protection and safety glasses if you have them. Make Nashville has a limited supply of disposable ones.
About the instructor:
Maverick Edwards is Make Nashville’s Resident Woodworking Ninja.
He was one of those kids who asked for two of the same toy for Christmas; one to play with, and one to take apart to see how it worked. That request of course was never met, however the request for “more Lego and model rockets” (the gateway drugs to making) often was. By the time high school rolled around he had built nearly eighty model rockets and had taken up playing guitar. When one of his friends gave him a no name electric guitar that “didn’t work” it wasn’t long before it had been disassembled, refinished, rewired and turned into a playable instrument.
As he began playing in more bands and taking on ever more challenging instrument customization jobs, it inevitably lead to building guitars of his own design from scratch.
These days Maverick keeps the wolf from the door by being a computer programmer during the day. At night he can being found playing music with his band, or building yet another guitar in the Wood Shop.