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Join the Palo Alto Adult School woodworking team and create your dream project! Our woodworking classes are designed to address a wide variety of subjects and varying woodworking experience levels.

  • WOODWORKING 1: Build a Table
    (Limited enrollment in each class)

    Develop woodworking skills while building a table from rough wood using power tools.

    Day(s) of the week: Day & Evening Classes

    Quarter: Winter 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Instructor: Derek Witte, derek_witte@yahoo.com, Rayan Ghazal, rayan@stanford.edu

    SECTION A – (CLASS LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS)

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 17 to March 21
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 2–5 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop
    Price: $240

    SECTION B – (CLASS LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS)

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 18 to March 22
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop
    Price: $240
    No Longer Available
  • WOODWORKING 2: BUILD A CRAFTSMAN-STYLE MANTEL CLOCK (**NEW**)

    This class offers the developing woodworker the opportunity to expand upon skills learned in Woodworking 1 by building a mantel clock in the Craftsman (a/k/a Arts & Crafts) style. The final size of the clock is about 8” wide x 13” high x 4” deep and will be made from quarter-sawn oak. Various new skills will be introduced, including the router table, the horizontal boring drill, the taper jig, and angled cuts on the table saw.

    No textbook required. There will be a $60 materials fee payable to the instructor to cover the cost of wood.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 18 to March 22
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 2–5 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop

    Quarter: Winter 2018
    Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 - NO EXCEPTIONS
    Price: $240
    Instructor: Marc Brown, marc@chezbrown.org

  • WOODWORKING 2: BUILD A KEEPSAKE/JEWELRY BOX (**NEW**)

    Build a keepsake box while learning new skills and honing existing techniques.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop

    Quarter: Winter 2018
    Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 - NO EXCEPTIONS
    Price: $240
    Instructor: Marcus Miller, wmmiller2@yahoo.com

    No Longer Available

  • WOODWORKING 3:
    Advanced Power Tools Techniques

    Learn power tool setup and technique beyond the basics. This class prepares students for Open Shop to be competent and capable of machine setup and operation on their own.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 22 to March 19
    (No class: February 19.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop

    Quarter: Winter 2018
    Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 and Woodworking 2 classes (No Exceptions)
    Price: $192
    Instructor: Claude Godcharles, claudeg@earthclod.com

  • WOODWORKING 4: Advanced — Open Shop
    (Class limited to 15 students)

    Work at your own pace with access to instruction, equipment and advice when you need it.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 17 to March 21
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop

    Quarter: Winter 2018
    Prerequisite: Three quarters of woodworking classes
    Price: $240
    Instructor: Rayan Ghazal, rayan@stanford.edu