Foundations of Woodworking: Machine, Tool, & Shop Safety - Session A - Fall 2023

09/12/2023 06:00 PM - 09/14/2023 09:00 PM ET


The Wooden Boat School's Foundations of Woodworking series of classes provides practicing and aspiring woodworkers with the fundamental knowledge and best practices that are essential for the craft of woodworking. In this third course of the five-course series, students will learn how to safely handle tools and machinery in a shop setting. The class will include information on the different types of machinery and their uses, safe shop practices including: use of eye and ear protection, emergency protocols, and advice for setting up a home shop. This class is perfect for anyone looking to get basic safety certification with wood shop machinery or looking for the best practices to take home to their own workshops.

Dates: Sept. 12 and 14, 6 - 9 PM
Instructor: Andy Willner
Class Size (max.): 6
Prerequisites: None
Registration Deadline: Sept. 10, 2023

General Public: $115
Member at Individual Level: $110
Member at Household Level: $105

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Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be offered for cancellations that occur 30 days or more before a program's registration deadline (if no deadline, the first day of the program). Cancellations between 30 and 7 days will be offered a 50% refund or credit toward another class. Cancellations after the registration deadline or within 7 days of the first day of class (whichever comes first) will not be refunded.

Instructor: Andrew Willner has been an instructor and boat building volunteer since the inception of the HRMM’s Wooden Boat School. He has taught such classes as Foundations of Woodworking, decorative marine carving, building a sea chest, building a dove tail toolbox, “split” turning for spoon making, marine finishing and painting, pattern making for bronze casting, among others, and has participated in development of the Wooden Boat School curriculum. He previously owned Korthchmar and Willner Boat Builders in Staten Island, NY, taught woodworking and boat building at the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, ME, served 20 years as the Baykeeper in the New York/NJ Harbor Estuary for NY/NJ Baykeeper, and is the Executive Director of the Center for Post Carbon Logistics.