What is Wood?

Thurs 4/27/17, 6:30-8:30pm
or
Thurs 5/4/17, 6:30-8:30pm

$15.00

Wood is a material that grows all around us. Most of us interact with wood everyday in our built environment. And now you want to use this living material to make your own work. This class explores how wood works, how it behaves over time. We'll learn about wood grain, grain direction, medullary rays. We'll talk about different common species of wood. We'll review how to choose lumber at the lumber yard, and talk about how lumber is sold.

Intro to Steam Bending
30.00

April 29th 12pm-2pm

$30

Open to all skill levels. We'll learn about how to bend wood using steam. The class introduces students to a simple steam box and a discussion of how and why the process works. We'll spend the rest of the class steaming thin samples of wood and making twisty sculptures to take home. This is a fun class that produces rapid, sometimes unpredictable results.

Build a Custom Cat House!

May 6th, 12pm-4pm

$95.00

Open to all skill levels. We will use the band saw, drill press, and a variety of other tools to assemble a little home for your feline family member, with custom openings, scratchy features, and maybe a toy or two.

Basic Workshop Safety

May 10, 6pm-8pm

$15

This class is a prerequisite for WOO community members who wish to access our machine room during community shop hours. This class covers basic machines that you can use to work with pre-milled lumber (Don't know what this is? That's ok! Also, consider coming to our "What is Wood?" class!). Machines include bandsaw, tablesaw, chopsaw, drill press, and sanders.

Basic Workshop Safety

May 11, 6pm-8pm

$15

This class is a prerequisite for WOO community members who wish to access our machine room during community shop hours. This class covers basic machines that you can use to work with pre-milled lumber (Don't know what this is? That's ok! Also, consider coming to our "What is Wood?" class!). Machines include bandsaw, tablesaw, chopsaw, drill press, and sanders.