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wood Studio

In our wood studio, we make side tables, beehives, compost bins, coffee tables, serving trays, and more—and we teach you how to make them, too. We focus our education in learning the fundamentals of furniture-making, an in-depth opportunity for community members to learn diverse, applicable woodworking skills and techniques. Every student that takes a class leaves with their own work.
 


Wood Studio Classes

Fundamentals of Machine Tools

Price: $150
Supply fee: $50
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 18 and older

This course is an introduction to basic machine tools used in woodworking. Each student will learn the basics of the band saw, the table saw, the router, and other useful machines. We will also discuss in detail "the inch" in wood working, different grains of wood, and wood movement across different machines. Students will create pieces that are the introductory pieces for working with hand tools.

The course will be taught by local master woodworker Shane Carter (http://www.cottonwoodworks.com).

NOTE: This course and the Fundamentals of Hand Tools are a pre-requisite for future woodshop classes.


Fundamentals of Hand Tools

Price: $150
Supply fee: $50
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 18 and older

This course is an introduction to basic hand tools used in traditional woodworking.  Each student will learn the basics of using hand saws, planes, chisels, and layout tools; and apply these skills by making their very own slide top box. We will also discus the basics of sharpening edged tools such as planes and chisels used in the class and the basics of furniture construction.

The course will be taught by local master woodworker Aaron Lane (www.lanewoodworking.com).

NOTE: This course and the Fundamentals of Machine Tools are a pre-requisite for future woodshop classes.
 


Handmade Cutting Board

Price: $200
Supply fee: Included
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 18 and older

Get your feet wet in the wood shop in this traditional woodworking class. We'll focus on the most iconic hand tools of woodworking; the hand plane. You'll learn to use a hand plane to properly dimension rough lumber to achieve a flat, straight, smooth surface on all sides. Lessons will include basic sharpening and tool set-up, followed by planing techniques and how to read wood grain. You'll then use these techniques to fashion a beautiful cutting board to take home and enjoy for years to come.


Wood + Metal table

Price: $385
Supply fee: Included
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 15 and older

This six-week class combines woodworking and welding to design and build an end table or plant stand. The class is led by the awesome sculptor and UAB professor Sarah Heath. You will start by choosing a design from various options based on skill level, then move on to learning how to cut, weld, and finish your steel table bottoms in the Metal Studio. Once finished with the bottoms, you'll head to the Wood Studio for a shop orientation and to lay out their table tops from our large selection of wood. From there the wood will be cut, jointed, sanded, stained, and mounted to the steel bases for a finished project. This class is an ideal introduction to those interested in both the Wood Studio and Metal Studio and will discuss safety, basic techniques, and design considerations in each.


MEMBERSHIP

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