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Introduction to Wood Shop

October 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - October 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


NOTE: This class includes two sessions: 2-5pm on Saturday Oct. 2nd AND 2-5pm on Sunday Oct. 3rd. You must attend both to be cleared on woodshop use at Idea Fab Labs.

This class is full! – We will hold another Oct 23-24. Check back soon.

Class Description:

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

This class is full!


October 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
October 3, 2021 @ 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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