This might interest you, Nikki. Night School Woodworking at Okanagan Collage Okanagan College Trades Continuing Studies:
Night School Woodworking.
KLO Campus in the Construction Trades shops, West end of Campus, Kelowna BC
. "Night School Woodworking for the aspiring woodworker.
Let our professional instructors help you acquire the confidence to tackle your home woodworking projects.
In our safe and casual atmosphere, you will learn about hand tools, sharpening, safety, various woods and
materials, joinery techniques, fasteners, hand power tools and machines.
Have fun spending a few evenings in our professional, fully equipped shops. "
'Secrets to Hand and Table Routing'
This course is for the woodworker looking to gain knowledge in basic and advanced routing. Topics include how to avoid router pitfalls, router techniques, the use of fences and pilot bearing bits, creating jigs and building a router table.
About this workshop:
- Introduction to routers
- Safety, sizes, maintenance, shank sizes, variable speed settings,
direction of rotation, tightening a bit, changing pilot bearings.
- How to best approach the job.
- Avoiding chipping, burning, edging 4 sides of solid stock, edging narrow stock, cutting direction, using feather boards.
- Types and uses of various router bits. Bits used for both joinery and decoration.
- Specific techniques: Spline joints, tongue & groove, mortise & tenon, bullnose,
straight lining, raised panel door profile, rabbets/dados, trimming plastic laminate etc.
- Using non pilot/pilot bits and fences.
- Using router table fences.
- Straight routing, routing entire edge (offsetting out feed fence).
- Plunge router and plunge routing, following fences, using template guides (collars).
- Hand routing/contour routing.
- Creating jigs.
- Stile & rail doors, panel designs, arches/curves/circles, pattern routing.
- Techniques/tips for building a router table.
Workshop Length: Two sessions lasting 3 hours each
Dates: April 7, and 9.
Location: Okanagan college Joinery Shop at the West end of the KLO Campus.