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Class Description

Every so often we gather for a mightily informal ROUND TABLE.  These Round Tables are:  Topical discussions with expert advisors and professional woodworkers: those with many years of practice and expertise.   Beginners and newbies are welcome.  Usually a main theme or topic and it’s an open forum from there.  Pose any question and there’ll be no shortage of advice regarding tools, finishes, adhesives, fasteners, machinery, woods, best products and practices, etc.   Always free-spirited and informative; fun to be in the company of other enthusiast!  

FREE           7:00 – 8:30pm          OPEN FORUM             NO RESERVATIONS

  • Typical Topics and Themes

    • Finishes

    • Adhesives

    • My Favorite Jigs and Other Shop Inventions

    • Mistakes Are Learning Opportunities

    • ON the Cutting Edge – New Tools/Products  + Old  Ones Rediscovered

    • Fasteners, Hinges, and Closures

About the Instructors
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Join John Shinneman & Bruce Schwager and friends for a lively discussion of products and practices and opinions.

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How to Get Here & Where to Stay:

We’re in-town with many choices for lodging, stores, and restaurants, all within a 5 minute walk through our little Seaside Village.   There are airport shuttles, Lyft/Uber/Taxi, and a popular free bus system.  A car is unnecessary here.  Recommending a place to stay (there are plenty to choose from) is difficult as they range greatly in price and accommodations, from B&B, Motel, Inn, and Air B&B/VRBO.  Let Google be your guide.   

The Learning Lab’s Wood Shop is located behind Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), and behind the Children’s Theater, and behind the Island Dance Theater.  The address is 723 Camano Avenue in Langley WA (commonly known as the old Langley Middle School) and parking for the Wood Shop is best on the West side of the campus in what is now The South Whidbey Community Center.

Class Policies, Liability Waiver, & Cancellations:

When a class is reserved by you, you may CANCEL the class up to 10 business days prior to the day of the class for a full refund (minus a $25 fee that covers credit card processing fees and administrative work). Cancellations less than 10 business days prior will be given a refund (less $25) if we can find someone else to fill your place.  If we cancel a class for any reason, a full refund of any paid-in-advance funds will be returned to registrants.  Participants may be asked to sign a WAIVER of liability in which they take responsibility for their safety, represent they are not sensory impaired, have no medical conditions of which our Staff ought to be aware, are knowledgeable of and will abide by Shop SAFETY rules, and they are representing they can physically, knowledgeably, and safely operate the tools of the Shop.