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Sac Midtown: Intro to WoodShop 201

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Overview

This is Part 2 for people wanting to learn to use the power tools in the Woodshop at Hacker Lab.  Intro to WoodShop is a two hour safety and tool use class designed to get you up to speed quickly.

In 201, the instructor will introduce you to safety and use of the Bandsaw, Joiner/Planer, Thickness Planer, and Circular Saws.

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 Bandsaw, Jointer/Planer, Thickness Planer, and Circular Saws.  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.