Woodworking Warden Hours Thursday 5:00 to 7:00

The first woodworking warden hours will be this Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00.

The warden hours are open to both members and non-members. The warden hours are for whatever purpose you need them to be for. If you need help planning a project, need to know how to safely use a tool, or just want to come in and work while someone is around to chat, feel free to stop in, and I will be around to help you out.

This week I’ve been asked to help out with planning a coffee/game table project. If that sounds like something you would want to build and need a brainstorming session, feel free to join in.

I’ll also be doing some maintenance, replacing the planer knives and the bandsaw blade. If you want to learn how to use and adjust either of those tools, this is a perfect opportunity!

See you thursday,


Woodworking warden hours last night were productive, got a number of things done:

  1. Flipped the planer knives over to the sharp side, so the planer no longer has a 1/16" bow over the width of cut and it gives a nice smooth finish.
  2. Fixed the broken side panel on the planer. The mounting screw holes had broken out so the panel was just hanging loose. I fabricated two metal brackets to replace the factory mounts so it’s nice and secure now.
  3. Helped Will break down a large sheet of Oak plywood for his game table.
  4. Emptied the dust collector and swept the shop.
  5. Aligned the bandsaw fence to run true to the currently installed 3/16" blade, so it can easily be used as a straight cut guide now.

The next woodworking warden hours will be Thursday, September 14th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Feel free to come with any of your own projects that you need a hand with or anything you have questions about in the realm of woodworking. I look forward to helping out!

I also have two projects lined up that we could walk through, a wine bottle holder/display that is perfect for learning to use the jointer, planer, and bandsaw and a lap desk that is great for learning to use the table saw and miter saw. If you let me know you want to do one of those a few days beforehand I can even pick up the wood for you (both are about $25 worth of material if you want me to pick it up).

If no one has project work for next time, I’ll be using the time to build a new crosscut sled, stabilize the table saw wings and fence, flatten the workbench top, or plan the miter saw station build.