Woodworking I


Woodworking I

Class Code: 3WOD10D21-A

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 13, 2021 - April 29, 2021

Class Time: 12-4:30pm (40 total hours)

Instructor(s): Eric Blanpied

Age Group: Ages 18+

Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Woodworking

Price: $950.00

Member Price: $875.00

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Description

Learn how to use power tools and hand tools safely and effectively to build a piece of fine furniture. Class assignments introduce the core concepts and techniques required for most woodworking projects, including milling boards to straighten them, choosing and creating appropriate joints to connect them, and the careful handwork to finish everything well. Students leave with a strong foundation for more advanced wood classes and a small end table. All tools for learning are provided.

This class is a prerequisite for the CREATE Program, a way for students to use our studio space, tools, and equipment to work on individual projects.

New Health and Safety Guidelines

All students must review and adhere to all of The Crucible's Health and Safety Guidelines to best protect our students and staff during this public health crisis. Classes have been modified to Alameda County’s latest safety recommendations and will continue to adapt as things change. If your class is cancelled by The Crucible due to updated county guidance, we are pleased to offer you a refund for a class or session that cannot run.

Students who withdraw at least seven days prior to the first scheduled session of a class will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee. No portion of tuition will be refunded or transferred if a withdrawal is made less than seven days before the class start date. Classes are subject to cancellation; and in the event that The Crucible cancels a class, students receive information about refund, credit, or transfer. If you are interested in taking a class, register early so we know you're interested! There are no make-up classes. No exceptions. While it is infrequent, instructors are subject to change. See all of The Crucible's Policies and Resources here.
At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

Teacher Bio: Eric Blanpied

I’ve lived almost all my life in the East Bay, attended the Wood Technology trade school program at Laney, and have spent decades since building furniture. My desire to mix wood and metal in my designs brought me to The Crucible, where I now enjoy being a teacher of wood, and a student of metal. I love sharing what turns me on about these dynamic materials, and helping people chase their creative goals.

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