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Norfolk Wood Shop

Woodworking 101 Class - Side Tables - 5 Week Series Starts June 4th @ 6PM

Woodworking 101 Class - Side Tables - 5 Week Series Starts June 4th @ 6PM

June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and July 2nd 6PM - 8PM @ Colonial Place Neighborhood in Norfolk, VA

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Build your own side table - no experience necessary!

If you’re curious about woodworking, but don’t know where to start… this is the class for you!

Our 101 classes are intended for folks with little to no experience with woodworking. We’ll take you from some rough cut boards to a finished side table you can take home with you. All along the way we’ll walk you through what each machine does and how to use it safely and effectively. We’ll also include a couple of things at the end to help you care for your table and then you’ll have something that’s both beautiful and functional.

All of our classes and events are run by folks in the community. It’s for woodworkers, by woodworkers. In this case, Dennis will be running the show. He has over forty years of woodworking experience, eight years of experience selling his art at craft fairs, and for three years taught short courses at the University of Wisconsin. He prides himself on showing people how to create something they can be proud of.

In this class, you will learn the ins and outs of all the major power tools, including: table saw, jointer, planer, routers, and sanders. Over the course of 5 weeks, in two hour sessions, instructor Dennis Feggestad will guide you through the production of your own side table from start to finish, so you have a completely finished product that’s yours to keep.

In two hour sessions, you will go over the safety requirements of each tool, how to use it, and get that first experience under the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor. 

All tools, lumber, safety equipment and finishes will be provided in the class. Hearing protection, eye protection, and masks will be provided. The masks and safety glasses will be yours to keep! For masks, please email with the size, or come into the shop during open hours to get fitted. We provide RZ brand face masks which have a fitting guide on their website. Safety aids will also be provided in class. Students will have some options of what type of lumber to use for their table, and will pick out lumber during their first class. We'll also provide some finishing options for you to finish your side table with.

Please note: Each student will be responsible for showing up on time for each session, as instruction will begin promptly at the start. Each student will also be required to sign a liability waiver, as power tools are inherently dangerous to work with. Dennis will instruct and guide in the proper use, so danger is mitigated, however even professional woodworkers must stay sharp after years of working with these tools.

Dates and Times: Saturday mornings, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and July 2nd. Location: Colonial Place, Norfolk VA. **Once tickets are purchased, the exact address will be given to each attendee.**

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