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Machine Milling Basics - The Evans Method

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Knowing how to correctly read grain and mill lumber is a basic skill that is often overlooked by novice woodworkers. Building furniture using flat, square lumber allows you to be extremely accurate and takes much of the frustration out of furniture making. Knowing how to mill lumber will reduce snipe and chip out and saves lumber by creating less waste. It also allows you to use rough cut and salvaged lumber. This milling method uses stationary machines so you will be working with the table saw, jointer, planer, and drum sander. You will not go home with a finished project but you will go home with a clearer understanding of how to accurately mill lumber. These milling skills are necessary if you plan to take any of the advanced project classes at Blue Heron.

Required equipment: Safety glasses, hearing protection
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Michael Evans
Class size: 4
Cost of materials: None
Class Cost: $60
Class #98

Earlier Event: September 21
Wood Carving Basics
Later Event: October 12
Wood Turning Basics