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.


$75.00 (any noted materials fee included)


$96.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Woodworking Certificate Participant

Free (any noted materials fee included)

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 6/18/2024 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tue, 6/18/2024

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Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

General Woodworking, Free at BARN


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

Mike Gearheard

Mike grew up in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington, and served three years in the Peace Corps in Nepal. He worked for the Environmental Protection Agency for 33 years. Mike has lived on Bainbridge Island since 1988 and enjoys exploring the Olympics with his fly rod. He is a self-taught woodworker and boat builder. Mike and his wife, Billee, are committed to making BARN a thriving community resource.

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