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Students learn to use shop tools by building a simple project. Through building a simple project in this introductory course, students learn the use of many of the more common power tools available in the RCC woodshop. Safety is a primary concern and is covered in detail for each tool. Students can then apply the skills learned in this course to build a project of their choosing during the RCC Open Woodshop hours. All supplies and materials are included in the class fee. Students must provide their own safety equipment (eye, ear and dust protection) for the course.Level I Beginner: Easy project with basic skill development.
Learn the skills and techniques needed to make two beautiful wooden boxes that can be displayed in your home or given as gifts. We will discuss the elements of box design including proportion, scale, texture, focal point, visual illusion, function and interior design. You will also learn basic woodworking skills necessary for all woodworking projects: safe use of tools, selection of the appropriate tool, stock preparation and marking, and precision cutting. Two types of boxes featuring different joinery and lids will be built. This course will provide the basis for your further development as a box maker. All materials and supplies will be included in the class fee. Level I Beginner.
Members of the public are invited to use RCC's Woodshop during weekly open shop hours. The shop includes a variety of table saws, sanding machines, drill presses, routers, a jointer, a planer, and ample workspace. A woodshop supervisor will be onsite for consultation during these open hours. Reservations are not required; however, the drop-in fee must be paid at the RCC Customer Service Desk. Open Woodshop Hours:Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Learn to design, plan, and lay out your project while learning the safe use of the tools necessary to build a beautiful and unique box consisting of sophisticated joinery and a variety of construction techniques. In this course you will have the choice of building a small Japanese Tansu-style chest or a jewelry/keepsake box featuring mitered-dovetail construction or finger joints. All projects must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to purchase their own wood and materials for the project and must take their project home between sessions. Contact instructor Dan Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange and discuss your project. This is a Beginner Level I course although some familiarity with power tools would be useful.
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