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Introduction to Wood Shop

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - February 4 @ 5:00 pm


NOTE: This class includes two sessions: 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, February 3rd, AND 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, February 4th. You must attend both to be cleared for woodshop use at Idea Fab Labs.

Class Description:

Introduction to Wood Shop is a two-part course on the essentials of a functional woodshop and general woodworking. This course includes an overview of woodworking techniques, safe tool operation, and maintenance and will culminate in hands-on experience with shop tools while participants work through select projects. No experience is necessary.

Topics Covered:

General Safety and Hazards

  • Head, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Ears, Hands, Feet

General Wood Processing

  • Cross Cut, Rip Cut, Plane / Surface, Joint, Sand, Drive/Drill, Route/Mould/Shape

Safe Tool Use

  • Manual Hand Tools (Miter Saw, Hand Saw, Chisel, Screw Driver, Hammer)
  • Automatic Hand Tools (Circular Saw, Drill, Palm Sander, Jigsaw, Router)
  • Large Machinery (Table Saw, Chop Saw, Drill Press, Band Saw, Shaper, Belt Sanders)

What to Bring:

Your own gloves and a water bottle.


$160 total for two sessions.

Materials Required:

None. Materials are included in class price.


16 years of age and over please.

Instructor Bio:

Nick Slobodian is an IFL member and has worked for over 10 years as a builder, forester, sawyer, and agroforestry specialist. His vision is to build a sustainable forest products business that fosters growth not only in the forest but also in the communities that live within them.

Check out Nick’s website to learn more about his endeavors.

Seats remaining: 2/7


February 3 @ 2:00 pm
February 4 @ 5:00 pm
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Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz


Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz
2801 Mission St. #204
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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