Woodworking Basics: Power Tools


Woodworking Basics: Power Tools

Build a sturdy step stool as you gain experience with some of the key stationary and portable tools in the woodshop.

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 9/19/2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  2. Fri, 9/22/2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  3. Tue, 9/26/2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tue, 9/19/2023 - Tue, 9/26/2023


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Has Prerequisite, Class

Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

General Woodworking


As you build a two-step step stool made of solid wood and plywood, you will learn to safely use these tools:

  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Miter saw
  • Jointer
  • Planer
  • Drill press
  • Oscillating spindle sander
  • Router
  • Biscuit joiner
  • Hand drill
  • Impact driver
  • Random orbit sander

This class is a component of BARN's Woodworking Basics Certificate program, which includes 14 classes and a mentored final project. Learn more »

You do not need to be a certificate student to take this class.


A $50 materials fee, included in the class fee, covers all materials needed.


Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

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Instructors or Guides

Bob Mathisrud

Bob has a long work history of facilities operations, which has provided him with a wide range of experience in the skilled trades. He helps at BARN in many ways, including volunteering as a safety monitor in several studios.

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