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Woodshop 101: Core Power Tool Safety

Woodworking is a great skill set to have under your belt!

  • Duration Varies
  • 40 US dollars
  • Mankato Makerspace

Service Description

From fixing simple shelves to creating beautiful complex furniture, woodworking skills are handy to have. -Reminder to Makerspace Members- This is a REQUIRED WOODSHOP SAFETY COURSE. Learned skills are necessary before you can use the Wood Shop machines/electric tools independently. 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 Class is taught by our Woodshop Lead Tyler Vaughan, if you have any questions about this class you can contact him here Tyler is very upbeat and efficient, he'll get you squared away in no time.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Must cancel or reschedule at least 2 hours before the class. To Reschedule or Cancel please do so Via our website By logging in to your account (or create an account using the email address which you put when signing up for the class) go to MY BOOKINGS and from there you can select the class and you can reschedule or cancel. Some classes are one time only and so will need to cancel. side note: please, consider your instructor and their time. many instructors prep for their class for hours to have things ready for you and some travel from a great distances as well.

Contact Details

  • 1700 3rd Ave, Mankato, MN, USA

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