Spring 2018 Woodworking Schedule

Lab Fee: $20 /term for all- for blade sharpening, maintenance & wood debris disposal.

Open Lab

During Open Lab, A Craft Center Wood Tech will monitor to help assure safety and provide assistance to members for short tasks, such as cutting a few boards on the miter saw, or ripping a board on the table saw. Please note: this is not a class, but rather an opportunity for members with some basic skills (ie: has used a jig saw, etc.) to have some basic cuts performed, or to be supervised making the cuts themselves. Those with no wood experience are encouraged to take a beginning woodworking class with us. 

Orientations can be taken during Open Lab at any point in the term.

Spring Term Open Lab Hours
  • Wednesdays 4-7pm
  • Fridays 3-5pm

 

General Certification

All wood shop users are granted a General Certification, which permits them use of the studio and hand tools available for checkout from the front desk.  If enrolled in a class, attending an orientation is not necessary. 
 
All wood studio members must:
  1. Be current term members
  2. Pay current term wood lab fee
  3. Complete an orientation (unless enrolled in a beginning woodworking class).
  4. Sign a Wood Studio Agreement form.

 

Safety requirements for Level 2 shop use, members must:

  1. Watch safety video
  2. Read safety manual
  3. Take & Pass wood studio quiz
  4. Sign agreement for use form
  5. Complete the Safety Assessment Workshop (SAW) & approved for shop use.

These requirements will be good for one academic year fall> summer, provided there is continuity in membership.

Note:  Due to increasing costs in the studio a reimbursement fee of $150 will be charged to members who ‘trip’ the Sawstop table saws as a result of misuse and/or carelessness. If you are not well versed in proper safety procedures and operation of the equipment, seek assistance from wood studio staff or do not operate it.

 

Safety Assessment Workshop

WCR-1   Tuesday 5:30-7:30                 Apr. 10

WCR-2   Wednesday 6-8:00                 Apr. 11

WCR-3   Saturday  12-2:00                  Apr. 14

WCR- 4  Monday  3-5:00                      Apr. 16

Additional sessions may be added as needed.

Note: If you completed and passed the SAW in Fall 2017 or Winter 2018 along with Steps #’s 1-3 above, only Step #4 is required this term, providing you have maintained a continual membership since completing a SAW.

Instructor: Glenn Sweet Workshop Fee: FREE

This 2-hour workshop is REQUIRED for all new and returning members who are NOT REGISTERED in a wood class, who are Experienced Woodworkers, familiar with the safe & proper use of large power equipment. This class provides basic information on studio policies, equipment safety and provides wood for members to demonstrate their competency in safe and proper operational use of power tools. Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

 

Beginning Woodworking                         ***FULL - Room on Waitlist

Mondays  5:30-8                             Apr. 16  to June 4 (No class 5/28)    

WCR-21    Glenn Sweet                  Class Fee:  $50 (Plus $20 Lab Fee)

Gain practical skills, confidence and learn safe and effective use of power and hand tools from a master furniture builder.  Absolute beginners will start with building a level-suitable project, such as a beautiful handcrafted box, a picture frame or a cutting board. These projects will develop the skillset necessary for students to then progress onto other projects. Classes are small so the instructor can provide individual help. Free 1st project wood option for currently enrolled OSU students! All other, will furnish materials; available from the craft center or elsewhere…your instructor will guide you in this process. Most tools are provided. No prior experience required. A required wood shop SAW will be incorporated into the first few classes. Attendance at first class mandatory.

 

Intermediate Woodworking/Furniture Building  ***FULL - Room on Waitlist

Tuesdays  5:30-8                      Apr. 17 to June 5

WCR-22  Glenn Sweet              Class Fee: $55 (Plus $20 Lab Fee)

In this 8-week class students will translate basic woodworking skills into the design and creation of a small piece of furniture with guidance from a master furniture builder. Students will learn about the design process and how to turn ideas into finished pieces, creating your own design or choosing from provided options, such as a small table, chest, or bench. Free small project wood option for currently enrolled OSU students!  Both hand tools and power tools will be used to explore wood as a medium. Creativity and original thinking will be emphasized throughout the class. This is an intermediate class. A basic familiarity with hand tools and power tools is required. A wood shop safety checkout is provided in the first class. Students furnish materials and most tools are provided.

Attendance at first class mandatory.

 

Woodworking Basics- Simple Project Focus  ***FULL - Room on Waitlist

Thursdays  6-8:30                  Apr. 19 to May 31

WCR-23  Matt Shuman          Class Fee: $50(Plus Lab Fee)

A 7-week introductory level class where you will be acclimated to the wood studio, learn woodshop safety and proper use of power and hand tools needed to complete a simple project such as: a custom shelf, storage rack, cutting board or picture frame. Access to independent use of studio will be granted once proficiency is displayed as determined by your instructor. Classes are small so the instructor can provide individual help. Free 1st project wood option for currently enrolled OSU students! All other, will furnish materials; available from the craft center or elsewhere…your instructor will guide you in this process

No prior experience required.  A required wood shop SAW will be incorporated into the first few classes. Attendance at first class mandatory.

 

Burning Desires Date Night: Wooden Spoon Wood Burning     NEW

Friday        6-8:00                                               Apr. 27                                                                  

WCR-25    Peter Young                                     Class Fee: $30 per person or $50/couple (No Day Pass or Membership required)                    

Pyrography, the art or technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point. Attend an introductory two hour session of pyrography and learn how to decorate two wooden spoons with unique wood burned designs. You will also be shown how to varnish and care for your product.