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Sharpening Woodworking Tools (Monday Oct-Nov)
with Rick Gallion
The first thing to learn about woodworking is sharpening the tools you will be using. In this course you will learn to sharpen bench chisels, plane irons, card scrapers, cabinet scrapers and marking knives. We will be using a grinder, a burnisher and water stones to put a razor edge on your tools. Bring in your grandad’s old plane or chisel or a new tool. They will all need sharpening.
Standard First Aid, CPR, AED
with Andrew Eckman
Note: This is a two-night course. Students must attend both nights for certification. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique to keep oxygenated blood flowing to vital organs of the body – especially the brain and heart – after cardiac arrest. Coupled with appropriate use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), many victims of sudden cardiac arrest may recover with minimal or no after effects. This course will teach participants the skills necessary to save a life: CPR/AED for adults, children and infants, and how to deal with heart attack/cardiac arrest, stroke and choking. The First Aid component teaches participants to recognize and care for sudden illnesses like anaphylactic shock (severe, life-threatening allergic reactions), head and spinal injuries, chest and abdominal injuries, diabetic emergencies, poisoning, bites and stings, musculoskeletal injuries, bleeding control, burns, heat and cold emergencies, and seizures. This is a “lay responder” or “community” level course, suitable for the general public, as well as Adult or Child Care Providers, Driver Education/Motorcycle Rider Instructors, Maine Guides, Dental Practitioners, etc. Participants successfully completing the program will receive a two-year certification in these skills. The program meets or exceeds all applicable medical and/or OSHA guidlines.
Table Saw Basics (Nov)
with Rick Gallion
The table saw is the most important tool in the shop. It does more than just cut wood to exact dimensions; it also does joinery, molding, and with a few simple jigs that you can make, it will also do specialty cuts. Learn how to get the most from your saw, how to use it safely, and what to look for when purchasing a saw. The course will be taught using the amazing new SAWSTOP, the saw with the built-in brake system that prevents injury from a spinning blade. No materials needed.
Taking Great Digital Photos
with Leisha MacDougall
If you are comfortable with using the settings and functions on your digital camera, or have taken Leisha’s basic class, and want to learn more about improving the quality of your photos...this class is for you! We will explore the implications of contrast, lighting & shapes through discussion. Then we will experiment, using what you’ve learned, to take photos indoors, outdoors or to tell a photo story. Learn to see differently-work more creatively. Leisha will provide feedback and technical tips! Bring your digital camera with fresh batteries to class.
with Rick Gallion
This class is for beginning and more advanced woodworkers. We will build a small, useful piece of furniture using only hand tools. You will learn basic joinery and use hand saws, hand planes, marking knives, chisels and scrapers. On completion you will have a project to take home and brag about. All tools provided. There will be a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor.