Timber Framing and Woodworking Classes 2018

Basic Carpentry 

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Jan 22nd- Feb 26 (no class Monday Feb 19th)

Mondays 5wks 6-8:30pm
Instructor: MacKinnon
Learn about basic tool use, safety equipment, types of wood and different cuts of wood as well as some fundamentals of house framing. Both hand and power tools will be taught and used to complete a simple group project. Students are encouraged to bring drawings, photographs, and questions about their own maintenance and repair issues or building dreams.

Intermediate Carpentry
March: 5, 12, 19 and April: 2, 9, 16

Mondays 6wks 6-8:30pm
Instructor: MacKinnon
Continue the work from Basic Carpentry designing and building a small project. Topics continue on hand and power tool use, safety and measurement skills. Fastening, joinery techniques and structural integrity of existing buildings as well as a focus on individual’s current projects will also be discussed. This is an intermediate class with the goal of completing a group project. Prerequisite: Basic Carpentry

Timber Framing
April: 23, 30 and May 7, 14 (only 4 weeks)

Learn the fundamentals of design and construction of small timber frame structures using mortise and tenon joinery. Students will learn layout techniques, tool use, and options for joinery cutting methods. Meetings will also touch on finishes and options for HVAC systems for timber frames. This course will primarily focus on hand-cut joinery and tools but will also demonstrate power tools and techniques used by modern timber framers.
Tools & Materials provided

Woodworking for Women
Saturday, April 14

9am – 4pm
Join the long history of Women making a difference in the trade industry and feel confident to build your dream shed, house, studio, or anything you can think of, at anytime, for years to come. Gain a basic overview of terms, tools, and techniques used in the field of carpentry. Learn how to safely use a wide range of hand and power tools.

We’ll go over house framing and layout while looking at the anatomy of a structure. Whether
you’re planning on building a house or just want some basic skills, this course will help you gain
the confidence you need.


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