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You will need to bring: Personal hand tools from this tool list. Please bring the tools on this list that you are able to purchase, already own, or can borrow. Contact us to let us know which Hammerstone tools you will need to use during class.
Who is this class for: This table saw fundamentals course is open to women of any skill level.
Overview: One of the most powerful and versatile tools in the woodworking shop is the table saw. It is also one of the most dangerous. At Hammerstone, we believe that dangerous tools should be respected, but not feared nor avoided. This one day skills intensive will familiarize students with the safe use of the table saw through both demonstration and ample hands on experience.
Instructors: Maria Klemperer-Johnson
- Table saw safety
- Changing blades
- Different types of saws
- Ripping on the table saw
- Cross cutting on the table saw
- Cutting angles
Project Description: The main goal of this class is to provide students with as much hands on experience with the saw. We will make practice cuts on scrap wood and construct a small crate. We will hone our skills by processing materials for our 2-day basic skills courses later in the summer.
Take Home: Small crate