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Woodworking

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: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Instructor: Derek Witte, derek_witte@yahoo.com -and- Rayan Ghazal, rayan@stanford.edu

    SECTION A – (CLASS LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS)

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 13 to November 15
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 2–5 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop
    Price: $240

    SECTION B – (CLASS LIMITED TO 18 STUDENTS)

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 14 to November 16
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop
    Price: $230
    No Longer Available
  • WOODWORKING 2: MAKE A CHEESE SLICER (**NEW**)

    Build a super cool cheese-slicer (about 9” x 5.25” x 5/8”) perfect for a holiday gift, if you are willing to part with yours!

    Duration: Two Session (December 2 and/or December 9)

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 (Students currently enrolled in Woodworking 1 are also eligible)
    Instructor: Marc Brown, marc@chezbrown.org

    SECTION A

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: December 2
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Hour: 9 a.m.–12 Noon
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop
    Price: $48

    SECTION B

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: December 9
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Hour: 9 a.m.–12 Noon
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodsho
    Price: $48
  • WOODWORKING 2: SMALL SKILLS BUILDING PROJECTS (**NEW**)

    Simultaneously expand your woodworking skills and your supply of gifts for special occasions.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 12 to November 14
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 - NO EXCEPTIONS
    Price: $240
    Instructor: Marcus Miller, wmmiller2@yahoo.com

  • WOODWORKING 2: BUILD A TRIO OF BOXES (**NEW**)

    Expand upon skills learned in Woodworking 1 by building a collection of boxes.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: September 14 to November 16
    (No class: September 21.)
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 2–5 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 - NO EXCEPTIONS
    Price: $216
    Instructor: Marc Brown, marc@chezbrown.org

  • 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: 9 wks
    Date range: September 11 to November 13
    (No class: October 9.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 and Woodworking 2 classes (No Exceptions)
    Price: $216
    Instructor: Claude Godcharles, claudeg@earthclod.com

  • WOODWORKING 4: Advanced — Open Shop
    (Class limited to 18 students)

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

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 13 to November 15
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: Three quarters of woodworking classes
    Price: $240
    Instructor: Rayan Ghazal, rayan@stanford.edu