Introduction to Woodworking May 11-12
Date and Time: May 11-12, 8:30 to 4:30
Our Location: 5400 SW 196th Lane
Southwest Ranches, FL 33332
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Course outline:Introduction to Woodworking
- Wood: Hardwood vs softwood. How wood is milled. How wood is sold. Domestic vs exotic. Wood hardness. Selecting lumber.
- Shop safety: How to protect your lungs, eyes, ears and fingers.
- Hand tools: How to use and sharpen basic hand tools.
- Power tools: discussion and demonstration of the many power tools found in our shop with the emphasis on safety.
- Measuring: How to use basic measuring tools with an introduction to digital.
- Drilling: Discussion and demonstration of all the different types of drill bits used in woodworking.
- Lunch: Provided
- Joinery: Discussion with examples of some of the joints used in woodworking.
- Adhesives: Discussion of the many types of glues and used in woodworking.
- Abrasives: How to select the correct type of abrasive for your project.
- Finishing: Different types of finishes and how to apply them.
- Stock preparation: Demonstration on how to prepare rough cut lumber using the jointer, planer and table saw.
- Cutting board: Each student will glue up and clamp a laminated cutting board using domestic hardwoods.
- Fiddle bow bread knife: Each student will prepare the stock, trace the pattern and cut to shape on the band saw. Further shaping will be done on the router table and drum sander.
- Lunch provided
- Finishing the cutting board. Flattening the cutting board using the planer and belt sander
- Selecting the final shape for the cutting board
- Cut board to final shape and sand to 220 grit or better.
- Put radius on all edges using router.
- Finish cutting board and bread knife with food grade mineral oil.
- Discussion on shop planning. Tool selection. Lighting. Dust collection.
- Group photo.