Length: 9 Weeks  |  Price: $475.00  |  Prerequisite: CSW 102

Wednesdays, 5:00-7:30 pm, or 7:30-10:00 pm, March 20- May 15 , or

Thursdays, 12:00-2:30 pm, or 6:30-9:00 pm  March 21 – May 16.

Registration is open.

Techniques of Machining Wood carries on the learning process of safely and effectively building furniture.  This course focuses primarily on power tools and machines.

As part of the milling process, you will use the jointer, planer and table saws. In addition to dimensioning the wood for your project, instruction on the table saw will include cutting tongue-and-grooves with a dado blade, and the use of the tapering jig. You will learn to use the router with a jig to make half-blind dovetails, and the router table to chamfer an edge and make grooves. The Festool Domino will be used for joinery.

All of these techniques will be taught in detail so you will have a thorough understanding of how the machines operate and how to safely use them.

At the conclusion of this course you will walk away with an entryway table and valuable skills and experience in using the most common power tools found in a home workshop.


The final course of a three course series, Techniques of Machining Wood, advances students knowledge of various  woodworking machines and culminates with the construction of a challenging entryway table.

  • Students are required to purchase some tools and materials needed for this class.
  • You will be required to bring a notebook, pen and pencil.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting saw-dusty.
CSW 103 Cutlist

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