Northfield Bandsaw


Northfield Bandsaw

The 36” Northfield is the Wood Studio’s “Big Boy” and requires separate user qualification from the other bandsaws.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 1/30/2024 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tue, 1/30/2024


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Class, Has Prerequisite

Woodshop Studio

General Woodworking


Successful completion of this class, plus some supervision in your first studio use of the Northfield, will qualify you to use it independently in open studio.

You'll learn important safety guidelines, how to inspect and tune up this big saw, how to resaw boards, and how to safely cut irregular or unstable stock. 


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.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Jamie Straw

Jamie has been turning wood for many years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning program. She is a past vice president for education and training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.

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