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 power tools in the woodshop.


$260.00 (any noted materials fee included)


$323.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Woodworking Certificate Participant

Free (any noted materials fee included)

Policies and Tuition Assistance

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 8/12/2024 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  2. Wed, 8/14/2024 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  3. Mon, 8/19/2024 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mon, 8/12/2024 - Mon, 8/19/2024

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Class, Has Prerequisite

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.

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 accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org 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

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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