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Bellingham Makerspace

1 Bellis Fair Parkway, #618

next to Dick's Sporting Goods

Bellingham, WA 98226

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Try your hand at traditional Japanese hand tools! Learn how to make and take home small wood items such as coasters, gems, and roses.

About this Event

Master the Cut is Part I of a 2-part Bellingham Makerspace tool sampler course. Part One introduces you to the hand plane and pull saw. We will discuss [and use/practice with] two traditional Japanese tools, the Kanna, or hand plane and the Ryoba, a pull saw.

The Kanna, or hand plane, can cut shavings as thin as 3 microns (0.003mm). For perspective, a piece of paper is roughly 0.1mm.

Japanese saws are well known for their razor-sharp teeth that cut on the pull stroke. There are all kinds of saws, but the one the student(s) will use is called a Ryoba, meaning "two teeth". One side has large rip teeth for cutting alongside the grain, the other has smaller teeth used for cutting across the grain.

Class Length: 2 hours
Prerequisites: None
Min/max registrations: 1-4

Instructor Bio: Ivan Schierling has been practicing Japanese carpentry for more than 10 years. As a student of many renowned woodworkers, Ivan was entranced with the beauty and craftsmanship of woodworking using well-made hand tools. From working on large garden structures to fine furniture, Ivan continues to refine his skills.

Important Information 

COVID-19: To keep everyone safe; masks (can provide), hand sanitizing (at entrances), temperature checks and social distancing are required at Makerspace. Maximum class size has been reduced to allow for social distancing.

Class fees: All class fees include materials. If you are a current Bellingham Makerspace member or scheduled volunteer you may select the discounted member registration. Some instructors offer scholarship discounts and volunteers may be eligible for training discounts.

Cancellations: All classes have a minimum number of participants. If the instructor specified number is not reached 24hrs before the class is scheduled to start, the class will be cancelled and any registrations refunded (Eventbrite fees are non refundable).

Refund policy: You may request a refund from Eventbrite no later than 24hrs before the class starts (Eventbrite fees are non refundable). After that point instructors and participants are committed and we won't be able to provide any refunds.

Donations: Want to help the financially challenged?, donate any amount to the Bellingham Makerspace Scholarship Fund. We want to make it possible for everyone to take the classes they want to take.

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  • When and where to arrive?
    • Bellis Fair Mall. The Makerspace main/front/mall entrance is the last on the left before Dick's Sporting Goods, the back/workshop entrance is to the right of Dick's outside entrance.
    • Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before class so that you have time to sign-in.
  • What to bring/not to bring?
    • For shop class personal safety, please wear closed-toe shoes, tie long hair back, and avoid any dangling jewelry or baggy clothing.
    • If the class involves computers, bring your laptop PC if you have one.
  • Is there an age limit?
    • All our classes are 18+ (14-18 with parental permission) unless otherwise indicated in the class description.

Other questions? Email us at manager@bellinghammakerspace.org

Date and Time

Location

Bellingham Makerspace

1 Bellis Fair Parkway, #618

next to Dick's Sporting Goods

Bellingham, WA 98226

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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