The Craft Center Wood Studio has offerings for members at multiple levels. At the general access level, after completing an orientation members with experience may use hand tools, including: drills, jigsaws, palm sanders, and more. If you know how to use the large equipment, pass the SAW and the quiz, then you can use the hand tools as well as the following: 2 band saws, a miter saw, 2 Saw Stop table saws, a Grizzly planer, a jointer, drill press, lathe, and a router. In addition, the studio offers Tech Hours, during which a wood tech is available to help you make a cut, plane a board, etc.
Winter 2019 Woodworking Schedule
Lab Fee: $20 /term for all- for blade sharpening, maintenance & wood debris disposal.
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.
Orientations can be taken during Open Lab at any point in the term.
Winter Term Open Lab Hours
Fridays (EXCEPT October 12) 5-8
General Access Wood Shop Use:
Includes all hand tools and hand-held power tools (except router). All members wishing to use the woodshop at this level should have a basic familiarity with hand tools and their safe use. Students enrolled in a beginning wordworking class will receive the orientation as part of their class instruction and do NOT need to attend an orientation.
1. Current Term Orientation (held during the first 30 minutes of each SAW, Pre-Registration required).
2. Plus Step #’s 4 and 6 below.
Large Equipment Access
Students with extensive woodworking experience wishing to use the shop outside of class time may be granted a Large Equipment Access level after satisfactorily completing the following steps.
1. Watch Safety Video (online or at Craft Center)
2. Read Safety Manual (online or at Craft Center)
3. Take and Pass the Wood Studio Quiz (online or at Craft Center)
4. Sign Agreement for Use Form
5. Complete Safety Assessment Workshop (SAW) and achieve a level 2 or higher clearance. SAW certifications are valid for one academic year (Fall - Summer).
6. Pay $20 Lab Fee Per Term.
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.
Orientations for GENERAL ACCESS are held during the first 30 minutes of SAW times, listed below. This half-hour orientation is REQUIRED for all new and returning members who are NOT REGISTERED in a wood working class. Learn how the wood studio works.
Orientations for GENERAL ACCESS (handheld power tools) are held during the first 30 minutes of SAW times, listed below. This half-hour orientation is REQUIRED for all new and returning members who are NOT REGISTERED in a wood working class. Learn how the wood studio works.
Orientations and Safety Assessment Workshop
WCR-1 Monday 3-5:00 January 14
WCR-2 Tuesday 5:30-7:30 January 15
WCR-3 Sunday 12-2 January 20
Additional sessions may be added as needed.
Instructor: Staff Workshop Fee: FREE
The first 30 minutes of the SAWs serve as an orientation for members who are wanting to use the Craft Center’s wood studio and hand tools. Members wishing to use the studio and hand tools, but not the large equipment, may leave after the orientation. Otherwise, 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. Orientations are good for one academic year with continuous membership. 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 Required. If you took an orientation this Fall Term, you do not need to take it again.
Mondays 6-8:30 January 28 – March 11
WCR-21 Peter Young Class Fee: $55 (Plus $20 Lab Fee)
Gain practical woodworking skills in this 7 week class. Free 1st project wood option for OSU students! All other attendees will furnish materials; available from the craft center or elsewhere. Attendance at first class mandatory.
Tuesdays 6-8:30 January 22 – March 12
WCR-22 Wayde Crawford Class Fee: $60 (Plus $20 Lab Fee)
Gain practical woodworking skills in this 8 week class. Free 1st project wood option for OSU students! All other attendees will furnish materials; available from the craft center or elsewhere. Attendance at first class mandatory.
Wednesdays 6-8:30 January 23 – March 13
WCR-23 Matt Shuman Class Fee: $60 (Plus $20 Lab Fee)
Expand your woodworking skills with an experienced woodworker. Matt Shuman, a long-time Craft Center woodworking instructor, is bringing back our intermediate class.
Make a Longboard or a Skateboard!
Thursdays 6-8:30 February 7 – 28
WCR-26 Wayde Crawford Class Fee: $40
*Plus $20 Lab Fee and $36 deck only Materials Fee, or $72 for deck with hardware.
Students will have the option to build a longboard or skateboard style board. The class will cover: jigs, bending, gluing, cutting, styling and painting the board. Students choose their wheel colors during first class or can purchase their own.
Burning Desires Date Night: Wood Burning
Friday 6-8:00 March 1
WCR-25 Peter Young Class Fee: $30 per person or $50/couple
Membership not required
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.