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101: Woodworking Basics and Project Planning $50- 4 SLOTS

4/4, 6:00-8:30 pm

Learn about the characteristics of wood and how to identify them including grain, hardness, figure, durability and other qualities to look for when purchasing wood. No tools are used in this class.

Skills/Topics Covered:

  • Get a feel for different wood types & their properties
  • Selecting the right wood for your project
  • Learn to read project plans
  • Create a bill of materials

102: Woodshop Safety + 1 month Hobbyist Membership $100- 4 SLOTS

4/6, 6:00-9:30 pm

This class will walk you through how to use all major power tools. At the end, you will have a completed small cheese board and are qualified for supervised use of The Foundry's woodshop.

Hobbyist membership allows members to access the woodshop for 20 hours per month. Click to find out more about makerspace membership.

103: 2 day Hardwood Cutting Board $100- 1 SLOT

103a: 4/13, 6:00-9:00 pm

103b: 4/15, 3:00-6:00 pm

In this 2 part class you will make a beautiful 11" x 15" hardwood cutting board from a variety of woods in The Foundry's shared woodshop.

Skills/Topics Covered:

  • Using the table saw, planer, joiner, router, and sander
  • Strategies and techniques for gluing and clamping
  • How to choose the appropriate finish for your project
  • How to match wood properties to suit your project



Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift 25 lbs.

Must be 18 years old, 16+ with parent permission.


  • Receive a 5% discount when you purchase the complete 100 Series

Cancellation Policy  

Missed Classes: If you are unable to make it to a class, you may be able to make it up during the following season. However, this does not guarantee a seat as is it subject to availability and classes fill quickly. It is highly suggested that you check your availability before purchase. 

April 04, 2017 at 6pm - April 16, 2017
The Foundry
Tamera Knight · · 7168851381

Will you come?

$237.50 100 Series
101, 102, 103 Courses- 5% Discount applied
$100.00 102
Safety Course + 1 month hobbyist membership
$100.00 103
Hardwood Cutting Board
$50.00 101
Woodworking Basics and Project Planning

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