Intro to Wood Shop
Interested in making something out of wood? This 4-hour class will give you the fundamental skills and build the confidence needed to safely create two identical and square pieces of wood. Not only will this make you a better woodworker, you'll be able to turn unsurfaced lumber into usable boards with ease. You'll also learn how to properly care for tools and clean up after use.
Starter Kit: $425 - includes 3 months of membership with wood shop access, a $375 value!
Router Table Basics
This 4-hour class will outline the most basic functions to get you familiar and comfortable with this most versatile of powertools. Essentially a big electric motor fitted with a collet that holds a cutting head (bit), a router runs uni-directionally and (often) at variable speed. Learn how to safely use the machine and tools, properly set up the table, exchange bits, gain lots of hands-on experience and build a sweet box.
Table Saw Basics
An entire 4-hour class dedicated to our SawStop; students learn how to make the most of this versatile tool while building a simple trinket box.
CNC Router Basics
Learn how to cut or engrave on our Pro Series 60"x120" CNC Router. This class will teach students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the Wood Shop CNC. Members must attend this workshop before renting time to use the CNC.
Kitchen Knife Series
Join us for a 2-day workshop building a handle, assembling a knife and sharpening the 6” Damascus Steel blade for use in the kitchen. Work with a selection of exotic hardwoods to shape a custom handle, learn how to properly apply epoxy to attach scales to the tang, drill pin holes, buffer the wood, and finally, polish the blade throughout with sandpaper and sharpen for use.
Wood and Metal Table Fabrication Series
This 5-session series is the full package! Start in the Wood Shop by collecting, arranging, cutting, and gluing up exotic wood scraps for a unique tabletop; plane the completed boards, and add finishing oil or poly topcoat. While in the metal shop, prepare and cut metal for a stand, weld, grind new welds and rough edges, and paint if desired. Finally, assemble the tabletop to the stand for a totally unique piece of furniture, all under the tutelage of a very talented ADX Maker.
Nonmember: $600 - includes Intro to Wood and Intro to Metal courses, plus 1 month of membership with wood and metal access, a $325 value!
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A staple tool in any woodshop, bandsaws are capable of cutting many materials in many ways. Learn the basics of safety and process in this 4-hour course where students design, cut, and assemble a small box with a drawer using only a bandsaw, sanding tools, and wood glue.
Traditional Japanese woodworking is famous for it's precise joinery that requires no hardware or glue to maintain strength. This technique is also used to create intricate, wooden, functional artwork, known as kumiko, which is used within Japanese style-rooms to create a stunning atmosphere. In this four-hour class you will make and take home a small powered speaker to liven up your cooking, working or playing! The class is an introduction to the kumiko woodworking technique as well as very (very!) simple electronics. Along with the speaker, you will leave with an understanding of the physics of a loud speaker and an fairly intimate relationship with basswood.
Hope Chests Series
Build and customize your own full-size hope chest in this 5 session series. This is a traditional woodworking project that utilizes many of the tools and processes frequently done in a wood shop, teaching you how to square up material, prepare for assembly, and protect for longtime use. This class is great for beginners and intermediate students who want to build on their woodworking skills while making a beautiful keepsake that can be used for many years to come.
Nonmember: $600 - includes Intro to Wood Shop course and 1 month of membership with wood shop access, a $225 value!
Lathe Tool Basics
Gain your confidence with this powerful and traditional tool by taking this 3 hour class that covers all the basics. Wood turning is a fun and satisfying process to make many different projects from table legs to bowls to knitting needles in a very short time. This skill-based class gives you hands-on time on the lathe under the direct supervision of an experienced wood turner. The different types of knives, gouges, and chisels are demonstrated and practiced, also learning how to sharpen and keep sharp using safe, proper cutting techniques.
Jig Building Basics
In this class, students are taught the principles behind building jigs for different tools and processes. Jigs are important for repeated identical processes such as cutting, drilling, and assembling. Jigs are also important tools that can used to increase safety and decrease working time. The forces behind each tool and process may be different, but this class teaches you how to control them and become a more methodical maker. Once the basics are understood, jigs can be designed for almost limitless processes and materials.
Hand Tool Basics
Gain your confidence with traditional hands tools by taking this 4 hour class that covers the foundations of cutting and shaping wood by hand. Students will use a combination of hand saws, planes, rasps and scrapers to cut and shape an heirloom cutting/serving board from hard wood. This project based class will introduce proper hand tool use as well as provide a foundational understanding of the nature of wood as a material. Students will leave with a fully completed project.
ADX gift Certificates
Give the gift of making with a gift certificate to our shop! Gift certificates can be used towards any ADX product or service. You can also purchase a gift certificate for our Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will go to qualified applicants that have been approved by ADX staff.
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Jumpstart your experience with the ADX Starter Kit!
This package includes 3 months of Membership and 1 Introduction Class of your choice. This package gives you access to thousands of dollars worth of tools, an opportunity to learn new skills in a safe and inclusive community environment, and the room to explore your creativity with your fellow humans. All you need is a little curiosity and the courage to get started!
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