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Lowell Makes

47 Lee St
Lowell, MA 01852 us

November 2018

Woodshop Series-Skill Development I: Rough to Smooth Workshop

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lowell Makes, 47 Lee St
Lowell, MA 01852 us

Skill Development I: Rough to Smooth Workshop This session covers techniques to process rough-sawn lumber into true and square dimensional wood ready for use in projects.  The workshop will provide hands-on practice in using the jointer, thickness planer, miter saw, and table saw.  Safety and set up of power equipment will be covered, including how to change blades, make adjustments, and perform maintenance.  The shop's dust collection systems will be reviewed in detail. This workshop is exclusive to Lowell Makes…

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December 2018

Woodshop Series-Skill Development II: Smooth to Pre-Finish Workshop

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lowell Makes, 47 Lee St
Lowell, MA 01852 us

Skill Development Workshop II:  Smooth to Pre-Finish This session covers techniques to take the true and square boards from the "Rough to Smooth" workshop (Skill Development I) to a pre-finish stage.  Participants will learn how to use both power machines and hand tools including hand planes, card scrapers, and the sand paper processes. The workshop will cover the various types of power sanders in the shop (oscillating spindle, oscillating belt, horizontal belt, random orbital) and discuss techniques for surface preparation…

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Woodshop Series-Skill Development III: Finishing Workshop

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lowell Makes, 47 Lee St
Lowell, MA 01852 us

Skill Development Workshop III:  Finishing Workshop This session covers finishing techniques.  Participants will learn the process of final wood preperation, color selection, building layers, and buffing to a final sheen.  The workshop will cover techniques in using fillers/sealers  to fill grain, applying the right stain or dye to achieve a desired color tone and selecting a finish.  The session will involve a comprehensive review of General Finishes assortment of products, gel stains and dyes, water-based finishes, rag on finishes, polyurethanes,…

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