Instructor:Don Sell or Matt Hatcher
Learn how to safely use the woodshop at the Columbus Idea Foundry.This class will instruct participants on how to set up and use the woodshop tools properly. The instructor takes you through the steps of one wood-worked demo project.
The class covers setup and safe use of the
- 6” jointer.
- 12” Surface Planer
- 10” Cabinet Saw
- 12” Cutoff Saw
- 14” Band Saw
- Oscillating Spindle Sander
- Router Table with Router lift
- 24”/44” Drum Sander
- Panel Saw
This class is a prerequisite to using the tools in the woodshop. After taking the orientation, CIF Members are eligible to rent the woodshop for their own projects.
Table Saw Tips and Tricks
This class is intended for beginners and intermediate woodworkers who would like upgrade their skills, and learn a few tricks.
Participants will learn how to choose the right blade for the job and learn how to tune the saw for the best performance. The class also will include learning how to use the table saw to create jointery, including miter, spline, drawer lock, box joints, dados, and rabbits.
Participants will make and take home a blade carrying case to store and protect their blades.
Wood Lathe 101
From the smallest pen to large vases and banisters, the lathe has some of the most artistic capacity of any tool in the woodshop. The possibilities for useful and functional art are endless. In this class, you will be introduced to the basics of using a lathe for turning a small object (bottle stop). A pen turning demonstration will also be given if there is enough time. Each student will complete a bottle stopper from rough wood start to gloss finish using a piece of recycled walnut. Once trained on the lathe, you will be able to use the CIF woodshop to explore a variety of lathe turning projects, such as spindle/banister turning, pen making, and even more advanced techniques such as bowl and plate turning.
Preparing Rough Sawn Wood for Use
Instructor: Don Sell
Learn how to prepare rough sawn wood for use in your woodworking projects.
Using rough sawn wood is both economical and fun. The instructor recently priced a 1x6x8 piece of red oak from a Big Box store for $24.72. A piece of 1x6x8 rough sawn Red Oak purchased from a local sawmill would cost about $8.80. As you can see there is substantial savings to be had by doing it yourself.
This class will cover selecting rough sawn wood, how it is priced, and where to find it. Participants will learn how to do a straight line rip and use a jointer to true two of the sides. Additionally participants will then use the surface planer to mill the wood to the desired thickness and prepare a 1x6x8 piece of poplar for their future use.
Using rough sawn wood can be a way to use wood that you cannot get or afford from a big box store.
Woodworking Baby Spoons and Knives
Instructor: Joe Sharp
The instructor is a dad who likes to make his little guys wooden spoons and cutlery. He will teach participants how to carve and create a knife or spoon out of Ohio cherry or maple for the baby in their lives.
Attendees will leave the class with a spoon or a knife and the knowledge of how to make more of these amazing gifts.
Safety Requirements: Whether attendees take this class to learn or
come knowledgeable, shop safety will be taught and enforced. Sensible closed toe shoes, safety glasses, no loose clothing and long hair being tied back are required safety measurements.
Prerequisite Skills: Along with a general understanding of tools and their safety, the ability to use a tape measure and some prior experience with power tools is ideal.
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