Learn to use the power tools in the Woodshop at Hacker Lab. WoodShop Orientation is a two hour safety and tool use class designed to get you up to speed quickly. We will first cover the basics in the classroom focusing on safety and accuracy. WoodShop 101 will introduce you to the SawStop table saw, Miter Saw and Drill Press.
This class is part of our Maker Space Training. It is a required class for anyone wishing to use the power tools in the Woodshop at the Midtown HackerLab.
What will students get out of this class?
We will start with a safety orientation and introduction to safety features of the tools available. Then we’ll get down to using the tools in the WoodShop, to make sure you are comfortable in their regular use.
You will be shown how to make accurate cuts in wood using the Hacker Lab Table Saw and Miter Saw, and how to use the Drill Press. You will know how to inspect a saw for defects, how to safely change blades, how to adjust the saw to maximize cutting accuracy, and you will see demonstrations of safest methods for making cuts in wood using the Hacker Lab saws.
How should students prepare?
Please make sure to sign our general release of liability agreement before class.
At the teacher’s consideration, classes with 2 or fewer students signed up may be cancelled and students asked to re-enroll in the next class.
About the Instructor
Hi, my name is Eric Schneider. I am a native of Sacramento. After college with a degree in psychology, I went into commercial sales, made some money. Left sales to start a construction company. Owned a restaurant, lost some money. And when the housing market crashed, sold out and began pursuing my passion of restoring antiques. Now I repair and restore anything from watches and clocks to old radios and victrolas, to car parts and travel Trailers. I also make commissioned furniture and kinetic art pieces for designers and others.