The first step in any woodworking project is dimensioning your stock. Lucky for you there are four tools specifically designed to take rough sawn lumber and process it into boards that are straight, flat, and true! The miter saw, band saw, jointer, and planer form a workflow that any woodworker interested in working with solid wood should know. The final step might include sanding on a belt sander, disk sander, or spindle sander. This class will cover the maintenance and safe operation of these tools, and the techniques for using them to dimension rough stock, shape it, and smooth the final shape. Students will leave prepared to use these tools unsupervised as members at Artisan's Asylum or in their own shops.
Students will gain an understanding of wood, including its structure, how trees are sawn into lumber, and how lumber is graded and sized. They will learn to identify grain direction on faces and edges of boards. Students will learn to process rough stock into boards that are straight, flat, and true using the Asylum's compound sliding miter saw, Powermatic and Rigid band saws, 16-inch jointer, 22-inch planer, belt and disk sander, and oscillating spindle sander. Topics will include safety, principles of operation, maintenance, and techniques for dimensioning and resawing. By the end of the three weeks, students will be fully tested out and ready to use these tools without supervision as members at Artisan's Asylum or in their own shops!
No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.
Rough stock will be provided for students to practice on.
What to Bring:
Students should wear shop appropriate clothes - closed-toe shoes, no dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair should be tied back.
Session 1: Wednesday, December 7, 7:00-9:30
Session 2: Wednesday, December 14, 7:00-9:30pm
Session 3: Wednesday, December 21, 7:00-9:30pm or by arrangement (TESTING)
Michael Goulde attended furniture design and fabrication programs at the BU Program in Artisanry and the Museum School in Boston before making custom hardwood furniture and cabinets in Jamaica Plain for several years. He has played an important role in building out the Asylum's Wood Shop facility over the past four years.
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