Vashon Makerspace has scheduled two new classes for July and August

 

Introduction to Woodworking

This hands-on class will cover basic woodworking techniques and safe operation of commonly used portable and stationary power tools. Students will learn steps of woodworking procedure, cost estimation, planing, jointing, ripping, crosscutting, and dado joint construction. Related topics will include hardware and fastener applications and wood finishing techniques. Students will construct a step stool and a small box; or similar projects. Project materials are included in the course fee. Instructor Erik Mortensen has years of experience as a contractor and community college instructor
Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8:30, July 17th to August 21st (6 sessions – 12 hours), Fee $150, Class limited to 6 adults (age 18+), Location: Vashon High School Woodshop

For more information or to register for this class email to:  info@vashonmakerspace.org  Subject line Intro Woodworking class
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Open Shop Woodworking

Supervised access to a fully equipped woodworking shop. Instructor will be available for consultation and instruction on an individual basis.  Instructor Erik Mortensen has years of experience as a contractor and community college instructor. Students must have previously taken an introductory woodworking course that included training on safe operation of table saw, jointer, planer, power miter saw, band saw, and router/router table. Students will be required to demonstrate safe operation of each of the above named tools. Students should bring a complete set of plans with drawings, steps of procedure, and bill of materials to the first class session. Thursday evenings 6:30 – 8:30, July 19th to August 23rd (6 sessions – 12 hours), Fee $135, Class limited to 6 adults (age 18+), Location: Vashon High School Woodshop

For more information or to register for this class email to: info@vashonmakerspace.org  Subject line Summer Open Shop

 

Our first woodworking classes in the Vashon High School woodshop were very well attended.  In fact, so many wanted to attend that we had to add a second session on Thursdays.  And there have been requests for additional classes in the same facility over the summer.  Here are some photos from the Thursday class on the last day.

Intro to Woodworking class begins this week.
Section 1 begins Tuesday April 24th and continues for five additional weekly sessions on Tuesdays
Section 2 begins Thursday April 26th and continues for five additional weekly sessions on Thursdays.
Sessions are from 6:30 – 8:30 PM (please try to arrive early for the first session)
(Must be pre-registered for this class)
Location: Vashon HS Wood Shop
Directions: Enter from the Vashon Highway by the Youth and Family Services Building. Follow the signs
Email kevingrayum@gmail.com to register

The next fixit cafe has been scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 10 to 2 at the Eagles’ building at 18134 Vashon Highway SW.  This event is co-sponsored by the Vashon Makerspace/Tool Library, Zero Waste Vashon, the King County Library system and the Eagles.  Admission is free.

Previous Fixit Cafe

Bring your broken household items to be repaired.  There will be experienced repair people available to help you.  Go to vashonfixit.com to sign up to participate, either as a fixer or to get things repaired.  Basic information about the procedures and the kinds of items that are acceptable are on the website and on the Fixit Cafe Poster