You will need to bring: Personal hand tools from this tool list. (Most students have or can borrow most of these tools)
Who is this class for: Basic carpentry classes are open to women of any skill level.
Overview: 2-day basic skills workshops introduce students to basic carpentry concepts of layout, cutting, and fastening, while building a pair of sawhorses that students will take home after the class. The skills learned in this class form a foundation for both rough carpentry and more detailed finish work. After this class, students will be able to safely use a range of hand and power tools and will understand the fundamentals of construction. This class can be taken as a stand-alone class, or as a pre-requisite for any of the other longer project-based classes.
Lead Instructor: Maria Klemperer-Johnson
- Reading plans
- Cross-cutting with handsaw
- Cross-cutting with circular saw
- Cross-cutting angles
- Laying out and cutting plywood
- Fastening with screws
- Fastening with nails
Project Description: Students will build a pair of sturdy sawhorses that are theirs to take home after the class. These horses are constructed from 2x material and plywood, and serve as a good introduction to cross-cutting, ripping, cutting angles, and using plywood.
Take Home: Students take home their assembled sawhorses.