safety checks and training
We are often asked about woodworking training, so we figured we would clarify a few things here:
Training is on a case-by-case basis, depending on what you wish to accomplish.
We usually do a basic safety check on the machines people plan on using first. If later on they want to get training on a particular piece of equipment, then we set up a training plan. Safety check or training is equipment specific.
Per the members agreement, people have to agree not to use a piece of equipment without being cleared.
Please note that safety checks and training are 2 different things:
- Safety checks are for people with some experience with woodworking equipment. That is our way of making sure you know how to use our equipment and are aware of basic safety tips. Safety checks are free for members.
- Training can be on a 1-on-1 basis or in a small group setting (workshops). It is for people who are not comfortable with certain techniques and would like to know more or get a more in-depth refresher.
You are encouraged to schedule a walk-in on Saturdays to discuss your needs and what you would like to accomplish or learn. That way we can figure out what would work for you and how we can best assist you.
We are also designing new beginners classes that are more general and teach basic woodworking skills like jointing and planing, gluing and finishing, as well as some more advanced workshops. If that is of any interest to you, you can either get on our mailing list (from the website) and you will be notified when that is scheduled or you can follow our Eventbrite page and you will be notified of new workshops, as soon as they are posted.
Thank you for your interest!
We hope to see you soon!