Insight Into Woodworking Classes 2018

Each year the Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild members offer a series of classes to provide an introductory level of information for beginning and intermediate woodworkers.  Instructors lecture and demonstrate basic woodworking tools and techniques. While this is not a hands on class, it is an excellent opportunity to interact with professional woodworkers, see their shops, setups, works-in-progress, and learn the tricks of the trade. The Insight program is also a great way to meet fellow local woodworkers for association and guidance. The Insight Into Woodworking series of 12 or 13 classes are offered for $125 per person.

Download the 2018 Insight Class Registration Form.

Download the 2018 Insight Class Schedule. Locations will be provided to registered students.

John Webb
David Stan

Below is a sampling of the classes that were offered in 2016.  

  • Introduction to wood shops & measuring. This session will cover basic shop setup.  It will also provide you an opportunity to meet the instructors, review class schedule and voice your needs.
  • Introduction to Table Saw Usaage and Basic Table Saw Tune-up.
  • Small shop hand tool use and restoration. Covers basic hand tool use and maintenance.
  • Scraper and band saw utilization. Scraper use and demonstration of how to resaw wood and cut curves safely using a band saw.
  • Cabinet Construction.. This session will provide an overview of cabinet making and the use of the table saw.
  • Routers, shapers and their jigs. Provides an overview and use of routers and shapers and jigs that make them safe and efficient.
  • Architectural wood carving, mold making and folk style whittling. Provides an overview of carving tools and techniques using hand tools.
  • JIgs and Fixtures. Covers building and using jigs, fixtures and templates for accuracy and repetition.
  • Tool sharpening, tool modification.  Provides you with a greater understanding of methods to sharpen plane irons and chisels and how to modify tools for special applications.
  • Shop Safety. Considerations for being safe in the shop and keeping all 10 of those amazing fingers.
  • Wood Turning. An overview of turning and turning tools in making round objects. Wet woodturning techniques will be demonstrated
  • History of finishing materials. Provides an overview of finishes and finishing techniques.