The Woodworking Club is open to any Robson Ranch resident, male or female, who has an interest in woodworking regardless of their experience. Thus we have a wide range of experience levels among our membership. We have some very experienced craftsmen, some people who have little or no woodworking experience at all and everything in between.
While there is a lot of individualized assistance for newer woodworkers, this year we have added a series of monthly basic woodworking classes. These are short informational sessions that provide some of the basic background information and technique demonstrations to help people get started on their first projects. Our first class covered the different types of wood readily available here and their different characteristics and uses. The second class demonstrated the basic technique for taking a rough piece of lumber and turning it into a flat, smooth piece of wood for whatever project you are building.
These initial classes were well received by those who attended. They will be followed by a series of smaller, hands-on classes that will incorporate the techniques and knowledge from the earlier classes. These will include a basic box-making class in conjunction with our Memorial Box project for Children’s Hospital and a basic toy making class in conjunction with our Toys for Tots program. Other classes like these will be offered as the opportunities arise. For our more experienced woodworkers we will continue to offer our inlay class, and we are expanding our classes for using the CNC Router.
So if you are a woodworker or if you just want to see if you have an interest in woodworking, come take a tour of the shop and talk to our members. I think you will find that you can get all the help you need to get going with that first project.