Introduction to Woodworking with Powertools (P23)

Instructor: Chris McGrody

This ten-week class begins by reviewing measuring accuracy using tape measures, and combination squares and learning to select your rough sawn wood. With the hum of the jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, and routers begin you begin making your new creation in wood. Safe use of these power tools will be emphasized while you transform lengths of rough pine or poplar into a handsome, functional, shaker-style step stool ready for finishing.  $85 Materials Fee applied at checkout.


Chris McGrody has been building custom furniture and handcrafted cabinetry professionally in his shop for 15 years. Prior to starting his own shop, Chris worked for a number of years at a local furniture studio building high-end traditional Shaker furniture. While working there as a craftsman, he also ran the workshop program and taught week-long and weekend workshop courses. Chris also instructs regularly at the Dartmouth College Student Woodshop. Chris enjoys passing along his knowledge of woodworking through project based classes.