Table Saw Basics
1 session • Total: 6 hours • Class limit: 6 • Cost: $95
Table Saw Basics is for the person who may not even have a table saw or for someone who wants to make sure they are making cuts the proper way on their saw. In TSB, I will cover safety methods for all the popular cuts on the Table Saw. In addition, you will see several jigs for the saw and learn how to make some of them.
Such matters as tune up, eliminating (to a major extent) kickback, and adjusting for proper cuts both ripping and crosscut. Each student will be able to make these cuts themselves as they build an Oriental Tool Box. This box is about 30 inches long and 10 inches high by 10 inches wide. It is described in Toshio Odate's book on Japanese Woodworking Tools (see info). This makes this class rather unique in that it combines demonstrations and lecture with hands-on construction.
You'll also learn how to get smooth cuts in plywood, how to get the most out of your material when you use software to help you, and how to assemble your work. You'll must bring safety glasses and a dust mask is suggested
You will also need these tools:
- Cordless Drill to install over 50 screws - This can actually be a corded drill capable of driving screws. Also, if you have small drill bits for pilot holes bring them. If you have one of the quick change systems which permit you change between drilling and driving screws, bring that as well.
- A combination square or a try square of 6 inches or more
- A 12 inch ruler (if you have a combination square, you have one)
- A tape measure
- 2 clamps capable of clamping 12 inches wide material.
All other materials including plywood, glue, screws are provided..