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tools and techniquesTools & Techniques classes get you up to speed on tool safety and operation, and basic woodworking techniques. Successful completion of these classes "certifies" you use Makeville's workshop for your own projects.

hands-onHands-on classes give you in-depth training on specific tools as you make a project to take home with you. Materials, tools, and basic designs are provided.

hands-onKnowledge classes provide you with essential design and technical background on a variety of topics in a compact, seminar/demonstration style format.

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picture frames on table saw
tools and techniques
hands on
Table Saw Intensive - Feb
Tuesdays 7-10pm, 2/14 to 2/28
Master the table saw and find out why it is the most loved--and feared--tool in the shop. In this three-session class we will cover essential table saw techniques and safety while doing a fun and practical project: building a hardwood picture frame with keyed miter joinery. In addition to gaining confidence on the table saw, you will learn how to make accurate and repeatable miter cuts and keys with purpose-built jigs, how to set up and use a dado set, miter joint glue-up techniques, and quick and easy finishing methods.
Non-member price: $365 + $50 materials fee
Member price: $373
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lathe turning wood
tools and techniques
hands on
Lathe 101: Intro to Turning
Wed 7-10pm, 2/15 to 3/1

This three-session class is a hands-on introduction to the art of turning wood on the lathe, covering lathe setup, operation and safety, carving techniques, and tool sharpening. This class provides a solid foundation for those interested in a range of turning projects, such as furniture parts, tool handles, and many more. All materials and safety equipment provided. Completion of this class allows you to rent open studio time to use the lathe to work independently on your own turning projects.
Non-member price: $375 + $50 materials/equipment fee
Member price: $382 (includes materials)
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lathe bowl turning wood
tools and techniques
hands on
Turning Bowls on the Lathe - Feb
Mon 7-10pm, 2/13 to 2/27

In this three-session workshop, you will turn a block of wood into a wooden bowl while learning the principles of bowl turning, tool selection, and turning techniques. You will also learn lathe operation and safety, how to sharpen lathe tools, and finishing basics. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Completion of this class allows you to rent open studio time to work on your own lathe projects.
Non-member price: $415 + $60 materials/equipment fee
Member price: $427 (includes materials)
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intro to woodworking
hands on
tools and techniques
Woodworking for Women - NEW!
Session #1 Fridays 11am-2pm, 2/17 to 3/17
Session #2 Tuesdays 7-10pm, 2/21 to 3/21
Same as Intro to Woodworking but different vibe! Designed for beginners with little to no woodworking experience, this five-session class covers wood physics, shop safety and etiquette, an introduction to joinery concepts, and hands-on experience with both hand tools and machinery. The project for this class is a small side table with angled legs, using half-laps and bridle joints. This course will give you the confidence and knowledge to work safely in the shop on your own projects and/or to move forward with more advanced woodworking classes. Completion of this class certifies you to rent studio time for your own projects. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Price: $495 + $100 materials/equipment fee
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intro to woodworking
hands on
tools and techniques
Intro to Woodworking - Feb/Mar
Session #1-Wed 3-6p, 2/15 to 3/15
Session #2-Wed 7-10p, 2/15 to 3/15
Session #3-Sat 10am-1pm, 2/18 to 3/18
Session #4-Sat 3-6pm, 2/18 to 3/18
Session #5-Sun 10am-1pm, 2/19 to 3/19
Session #6-Mon 7-10pm, 2/20 to 3/20
Session #7-Tue 11am-2pm, 2/21 to 3/21
Designed for beginners with little to no woodworking experience, this five-session class covers wood physics, shop safety and etiquette, an introduction to joinery concepts, and hands-on experience with both hand tools and machinery. The project for this class is a small side table with angled legs, using half-laps and bridle joints. This course will give you the confidence and knowledge to work safely in the shop on your own projects and/or to move forward with more advanced woodworking classes. Completion of this class certifies you to rent studio time for your own projects. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Price: $495 + $100 materials/equipment fee
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picture frames on table saw
tools and techniques
hands on
Woodworking II: Shaker Side Table - NEW!
Sundays 2-6pm, 2/5 to 3/19
This 7-session intermediate-level workshop takes you step by step through the typical furniture-making process: design, layout, cutting, joinery, assembly, glue-up and finishing. Working with machine and hand tools, you will build a solid hardwood side table with mortise and tenon joinery, tapered legs and a rabbeted drawer. Topics covered:
  • Reading design drawings
  • How to make a cut list and estimate materials and cost from a design
  • Milling rough lumber using the jointer, planer and table saw
  • Mortise and tenon joinery using the mortising machine and table saw
  • How to make and fit a rabbeted drawer
  • Cutting tapered legs
Non-member price: $725 + $150 materials fee
Member price: $787
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picture frames on table saw
tools and techniques
hands on

Woodworking II: Lamp - NEW!
Thursdays 7-10pm, 2/9 to 3/23
This intermediate-level course takes you step by step through the typical furniture-making process: design, layout, cutting, joinery, assembly, glue-up and finishing. Working with machine and hand tools, you will build a solid hardwood lamp with mortise and tenon joinery and turned legs. Topics covered:

  • How to layout parts, make a cut list and estimate materials/cost from a design
  • Milling rough lumber using the jointer, planer and table saw
  • Turning round parts on the lathe
  • Mortise and tenon joinery using the mortising machine with table saw
  • How to integrate lamp hardware/wiring into woodworking projects
Non-member price: $725 + $100 materials fee
Member price: $742
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lathe bowl turning wood
tools and techniques
hands on
Intro to Hand Tools
Sun 2-5pm, 1/8 to 1/29
Over the course of four sessions you'll get hands-on training with essential hand tools--back saws, chisels, and planes--while making a classic hardwood mallet with simple and elegant joinery. You'll also learn how to keep your tools sharp and well-tuned. This class provides a solid foundation of skills and techniques for both small projects and more advanced hand cut joinery for furniture making. All tools and materials are included.
Non-member price: $395 + $50 materials/equipment fee
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lathe bowl turning wood
knowledge
Design to Reality Workshop
Sunday 1/15, 2-6pm
Do you have an idea for your next project but you're not sure where to start? In this 4-hour workshop you will learn how to plan a successful project from start to finish. Using a table as an example project, we'll cover design, budget, timeline, building strategies, jigs and what to expect at the lumber yard. First, you'll brainstorm and sketch some basic table ideas. Then we’ll look at the sketches as a group and select one design, or combine elements of several, to use as our example project. After drawing the table design at full scale with pencil and paper and in a 3D modeling program, we’ll lay out the parts and come up with a cut list, thinking through the building process in its entirety. This includes anticipating which tools and any jigs we would need. Last, we’ll outline a procedure list -- a detailed step-by-step plan for building the project. By the end of this class you'll not only have a detailed plan for making a table, you'll have a framework for planning and building virtually any project.
This class is also a great jumping-off point for private instruction with the instructor if you wish to pursue the table you designed in class or a different project.
Non-member price: $100
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workshop tools studio rental
Workshop Certification
Do you have experience with woodworking machines and want to bring your own projects to Makeville Studio? Take this class to get certified to rent studio time or become a member. Beginners should take Intro to Woodworking for equivalent certification.
This class will get you oriented to the machines and systems in our shop as well as review critical safety concepts for the table saw, band saw compound miter saw, router table, and drill press, with an introduction to the planer and jointer. Basic techniques will be covered for each tool, including how to use the various jigs and tables for more efficient and accurate work. Single 3-hr session.
Available dates:
Sat 1/21, 10am-1pm
Price: $215
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