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The Mankato Makerspace

Wood Shop Safety 1.0—Core Power Tools

Woodworking is a great skill set to have under your belt! Let Tyler teach you the basics.

Wood Shop Safety 1.0—Core Power Tools
Wood Shop Safety 1.0—Core Power Tools

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2021, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Mankato Makerspace, 1700 3rd Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA

About the event

From fixing simple shelves to creating beautiful complex furniture, woodworking skills are handy to have.

This course covers the basic functionality and use of the core power tools in any woodshop: the jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, and compound miter saw. In this three-hour session, students will learn

(1) basic operations in milling, surfacing and dimensioning lumber

(2) the components of each tool

(3) safe operation of each tool

(4) applications of each tool to surfacing & dimensioning lumber

(5) alternative applications for each tool. 

Students will learn to make a variety of cuts with various saws and will learn to square and true boards using a jointer and planer.

Students should come to the class with closed-toe shoes and long pants. Avoid loose clothing, long sleeves, gloves, and loose jewelry. The student material fee includes take-away PPE (basic ear protection, a dust mask, and safety glasses).

Class size:  3

age restrictions:16 and up

If you are a  Current Mankato Makerspace Member use Coupon Code MEMBER DISCOUNT to get $5 off Ticket 

If you have any questions contact 

Tyler Vaughan

Little about Tyler-

"Tyler is amazing! So hard working and the man with the plan, you bring him an idea and he runs with it. He is very kind, encouraging and so knowledgeable! Would gladly take more classes from him in the future. "


Tyler is our beloved Shop Lead of the Wood shop. He has been wood working for over 5 years, where he has gained experience with hand and power tools for milling, joinery, construction, surface preparation, and finishing wood.  He is a full time college professor at MNSU and part time commission wood worker/artist and part time volunteer here at the Space. 


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