July 27, 2013 · 10:15 AM
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TL;DNR: Experienced woodworkers can get access to our woodworking shop after passing this session.
Thanks to generosity of one of our members (Karl H.), Nova Labs has a well-equipped wood shop. However, so far we were unable to offer regular training in use of woodworking machinery (this will change in the coming months - we are working on the curriculum). However, quite a few our members and Meetup already have serious woodworking experience, and don't really require training to use the machines safely. We would like to give them access to the shop.
With that goal in mind, we are scheduling the first of several Woodshop Sign-off sessions for experienced woodworkers. To attend one, you are not expected to build museum-quality furniture, but you should have reasonably recent experience using stationary woodworking power tools, specifically miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, router and band saw. Having a full set of fingers is a plus.
We will ask you to describe your woodworking experience and projects, explain safety concerns in woodworking, and complete a sequence of operations involving the machines listed above. On successful completion, the attendees will be cleared to use all woodworking tools and machinery at Nova Labs, except lathe (this is a separate class).
If you don't qualify for this sign-off, don't worry: within next few weeks, we are going to start running beginner-level orientation sessions and tool-specific trainings.
Prior to this event, you must attend a GREEN orientation session