Woodworking Basics: Measurement and Math


Woodworking Basics: Measurement and Math

Explore various measuring tools, from rulers and measuring tapes to French curves and digital calipers.

Meeting Times
  1. Wed, 1/3/2024 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wed, 1/3/2024


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Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

General Woodworking


Virtually all woodworking projects involve measurement and math, for everything from calculating needed materials to ensuring that parts are cut to dimensions that fit together properly.
This class offers tips about how to lay out angles and curves, how to measure, and how to mark dimensions to ensure accuracy. You'll also learn basic math principles that are helpful in woodworking — and ways to cope if math isn't your strong suit.

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.

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

John McCormack

John McCormack is a furniture designer, maker, and teacher living and working in Port Townsend. A graduate of the cabinet and furniture making program at North Bennet Street School in Boston, he holds a Master in Fine Arts in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design. He has written for various publications, including "Fine Woodworking," which featured his piece on "The Ultimate Crosscut Sled" on its cover. He got his start in woodworking by studying under John Kassay, author and expert on Shaker and Windsor furniture. Read more at his website: https://www.johnpmccormackdesign.com/

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