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. 

 

Download the Wood Studio Policies

 

Fall 2019 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.

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

Fall Term Open Lab Hours
Fridays               5-8
Sundays            1-5
 

 

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.
Requires:
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. 
Requires:
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 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   Sunday 12-2                                    September 29      
WCR-2   Monday  3-5:00                              September 30
WCR-3   Tuesday  5:30-7:30                        October 1
         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.
 
 
Beginning Woodworking
Mondays  6-8:30                        October 7 – November 25
                                                     (No Class November 11)
WCR-21   Peter Young              Class Fee:  $60 (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 of first class is mandatory.
 
Beginning Woodworking
Tuesdays  6-8:30                       October 8 – November 19
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 of first class is mandatory.
 
Intermediate Woodworking
Wednesdays  6-8:30                  October 9 – November 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 Cutting Board
Thursdays  6-8:30                        October 10 - 24
WCR-24    Kirk Hutchinson         Class Fee:  $45 (Plus $20 Lab Fee)
Learn basic woodworking skills in a short, project based class with an experienced teacher.
 
Beginning Woodcarving
Thursdays 6-8:30                        October 24 – November 21
WCR-25    Rose Holdorf             Class Fee:  $55
                                                      Materials Fee: $15 – due to instructor during first class
Learn traditional greenwood carving, using axes and carving knives to transform woods from our local forests into useful objects for your home. Start with a freshly cut log or branch and carve household utensils, like chopsticks, spreaders, and spoons!
 
Make a Longboard or Skateboard!
Thursdays  6-8:30                      November 7 – December 5
                                                      (no class November 28)
WCR-26    Wayde Crawford      Class Fee:  $40
*Plus $20 Lab Fee and $38 deck only Materials Fee, or $75 for deck with hardware.
Make any style of longboard or a standard street deck skateboard. Learn how to shape, cut, paint, set up and ride a longboard or skateboard. Customize your deck in any way you want with paint, grip tape, and hardware colors. *please note that this class does not use all equipment required to attain a level 2 woodshop status, participants will qualify for level 1 after this class.
 
Workshops
 
Burning Desires Date Night: Wood Burning
Friday        6-8:00                       November 15
WCR-27    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.
 
Build a Post and Rung Stool
Saturday & Sunday        9am-5pm                 November 2-3
WCR-28    Rose Holdorf                                   Class Fee:  $60
                                                                            Materials Fee: $50
Build a post-and-rung stool out of sustainably harvested Oregon White Oak. On day one, learn about splitting logs for stool pieces and shaping split stool parts using a shaving horse, drawknife, and spokeshave. On day two use mortise and tenon joinery to assemble shaped parts into furniture, and explore different weaving patterns with traditional shaker tape to weave a beautiful pattern for the seat.