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Jointer & Planer

3 hrs        $60 person

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Class Description

Two most important shop machines to create straight and flat wood stock of uniform thickness.  This is all about how to setup and use these fabulous time-saving machines. This class includes how each tool works, their cutter heads and types, and best practices for maintaining sharpness.  Learn how analyze wood direction and to prepare and setup for a cut and includes precision adjustments for the perfect finish.   Includes the safe and accurate use and maintenance of the machines.   

3 hrs          $60      4-8 people

  • An Introduction to parts and functions and fine tuning adjustments.

  • Blades and Accessories

  • Types and Uses

  • Production Guides, Set-ups, and Work-Speeds

  • Safe Practices

  • Proper Maintenance and Trouble-shooting

About the Instructor
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With John Shinneman as your guide with his 38 years of furniture joinery and shop machinery expertise at your service.

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.