Topics Covered During the Program
Safety principles related to the Woodworking trade.
The identification of solid woods, plywoods, and veneers.
Creating shop drawings (basic drafting) and understanding blueprints.
Selection and safe use of hand tools and portable power tools.
How to safely operate and understand all major woodworking machines.
Joints and joinery techniques, both by hand and machine.
Design and build curved parts and panels.
Frame and panel construction.
How to use AutoCad. (Computer Aided Design)
Finishing: How to apply several types of quality finishes. From hand to high tech spray finishes.
Introduction to CNC machining.
How to select, join, press, and finish veneered panels both flat and curved.
Vacuum bag Techniques.
Marquetry and inlay techniques.
The design and layout process.
photograph your own work. How to use Photoshop for basic image editing.
How to create a portfolio and market your work or yourself.
Client / Maker interface.
At the end of each program the students exhibit whatever work they
would care to show. This exhibit is kindly hosted by the Tutt Gallery in Kelowna.
here to see images from the 2012 exhibition
'Raising the Grain'.