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.
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.
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.
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.