Winter 2018 Woodwork Schedule

Safety requirements for 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. NEW 

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

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

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                Jan. 16

WCR-2   Wednesday 6-8                      Jan. 17

WCR-3   Saturday 12-2pm                   Jan. 20

WCR- 4  Monday   3-5pm                     Jan. 22

Additional sessions may be added as needed.

Note: If you completed and passed the SAW in Fall 2017 your requirement for this term is Steps #’s 1-4 above, Step #5 is good through Summer 2018 provided continual membership.

Instructor: Glenn Sweet        Class 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

Mondays  5:30-8                                  Jan. 22  to Mar. 12

WCR-21    Glenn Sweet                      Class Fee:  $55 (Plus 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 1st class mandatory.

 

Intermediate Woodworking/Furniture Building

Tuesdays  5:30-8                   Jan. 23 to Mar. 13

WCR-22  Glenn Sweet          Class Fee: $55 (Plus 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 1st class mandatory.

 

Woodworking Basics- Simple Project Focus

Thursdays  6-8:30                              Feb. 1–Mar. 15

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 1st class mandatory.

 

Wooden Spoon Pyrography Technique Workshop

Sat.   12-2                                            Feb. 10

WCR-25    Peter Young                      Member Class Fee: $30

Non- member Class Fee: $42 (No lab fee required/ no SAW requirement)

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.