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Bellingham Makerspace, The Foundry

1000 F Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

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This class will familiarize students with foundational woodworking skills and the tools required to process rough lumber for fine woodworking projects. The techniques you will learn in Wood 101 are required for all further woodworking classes at the Bellingham Foundry, so if you want to start learning how to use tools and process lumber, this is the class for you!

This single session class covers a number of topics essential for the beginning woodworker. First we will go over general shop safety as well as machine-specific safety notes. Participants will gain hands-on experience with all of the tools necessary (jointer, planer and chop saw) to process rough lumber into a usable piece of wood that is flat, square and true in all dimensions. We will also touch on the concepts of wood movement, grain orientation and wood selection.

Participants in this course will also get to go beyond traditional carpentry techniques with an intro to the laser cutter! After your wood block has been squared and trued, we demonstrate how to write a message of your choice on it with the laser cutter.


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Class fees & donations: All class fees include materials. If you are a current Bellingham Foundry member you may select the discounted member price for your ticket. Please do not select this option if you are not a member as all member discounts will be confirmed prior to class.
Want to throw a little extra in to support our scholarships? There’s a donation option at registration to add any amount that you want to pay forward. A donation receipt will be included with your registration confirmation email.

Scholarships: Limited scholarships are offered on every class registration page, and are generously supported by fellow students. Please accept this gift if you need it. Our only request is to limit yourself to one scholarship every 2-3 months to keep these opportunities widely available.

Refund policy: We currently do not offer refunds or transfers between classes. You may, however, transfer your ticket to another person who is 18 or older. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, you are welcome to post in the class event on our Facebook page, or ask us to share your email address with the class waitlist.

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What is your refund policy?
We currently do not offer refunds or transfers between classes. You may, however, transfer your ticket to anyone 18 or older. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, consider posting on the relevant class event on our Facebook page. At your request, we’d also be glad to share your email address with the class waitlist.

How do I transfer my ticket to someone else?
You can either log in to your EventBrite account and edit the attendee info on your registration, or email us at (education@bellinghamfoundry.com) with 1) the date and name of the class, and 2) first name, last name, and email address of the person you’d like to transfer your ticket to.

When and where to arrive?
Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before class to settle in and be ready to go! Signs inside the entrance will guide you to our classroom.

What to bring/not to bring?
For your personal safety, please wear closed-toe shoes, tie long hair back, and avoid any dangling jewelry or baggy clothing. You may also want to bring a water bottle and a snack.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket?
No - we'd prefer to save a few trees! We can look up registration details electronically if need be.

Is there an age limit?
All our classes are 18+ unless otherwise indicated in the class description.

Other questions? Email us at (education@bellinghamfoundry.com).

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