Woodworking Essentials – February (Women & LGBTQIA+)
February 18, 2024
The Dapper Hammer
Yes, you can build, too!! Whether you are completely new to tools, or have been DIY’ing home projects for years, this is the class for you!
This one day class is a safe, supportive environment for you to be fully you as you explore new tools, learn new skills, and inspire yourself and others with your imagination. This class will introduce you to all the skills and tools you will need to be successful at building DIY home projects.
We will chat about shop safety, try our hand at a variety of tools, and work on an individual project, which you will take home at the end of class.
IS THIS CLASS FOR ME?
Topic 1: Selecting Materials & Planning Your Project
-What type of wood should I use? Where should I get it?
-How do I know which boards are best?
-What to consider when planning your project?
-How to measure and mark for for accuracy
-Saws 101: Miter Saw, Hand Saw, Circular Saw, Jig Saw
Topic 2: Drill Skills
-When to use screws vs nails
-Choosing the size & type of screws to use
-Drill Bits & Drivers: What are they and how to change them
-Clamps, clamps, clamps
-Dell’s miscellaneous & helpful tips
Topic 3: Pocket Hole Joinery (aka The Kreg Jig Class)
-How to join and build almost anything with a drill and this simple tool.
-This is how I started building 10+ years ago, and is still a method and skill I use regularly.
-How to join parallel boards (ie table top)
-How to join perpendicular boards (boards at 90 degrees)
-Working with Angles
-How to join different thicknesses of wood
Topic 4: Finishing Your Piece
-Sanding Grits & Methods
-Paint vs Stain vs Oil
-Interior vs Exterior Protective Coats
Bring your drill! One of the questions I receive the most is how to use a drill properly and effectively. The best way to get comfortable with your drill is to learn and practice with it. If you have a drill at home, please bring it (and any batteries/bits/drivers) to class and we’ll explore it together! Please note: if you do not have access to a drill, we have several available for you to use in the shop.
Date: February 18, 2023
Who: Women & LGBTQIA+
Classes are held at The Dapper Hammer Workshop, which is a large, open, well ventilated space. As of May 1, 2022 The Dapper Hammer has moved to a mask optional policy.
- Upon arrival, please complete a waiver before class begins
- Please wear closed-toed shoes
- Avoid wearing clothing with long ties (ie no hoodie strings)
- Any long hair should be tied/clipped back
- Sanitized eye and ear protection will be provided
- Please bring a packed lunch and/or snacks.