Jan 30 – Feb 2 (All day)
Interested in woodworking? Want to learn the fundamental skills? Join carpenter hobbyists Brian Buhrow, Jerry Kuns and others with the same interests at Enchanted Hills Camp for our popular workshop for both beginning and intermediate woodworkers.
The Workshop features four days/three nights of instruction in the beautiful hills outside Napa. Instruction will cover wood turning, hand tool work and an introduction to power tools. We will learn how to measure accurately without sight, using click rules, gauge blocks, Vernier calipers and talking tape measures. The workshop leaders will talk about wood types and construction techniques and learn when to glue, when to nail and when to use screws. We will also touch on finishing techniques. Each participant will have a completed project to take home.
Individual tutoring will be available for beginning woodworkers to give them a broad familiarity with woodworking machines and tools. We all started somewhere, and this is a great opportunity to begin gaining the skills, confidence and enjoyment of woodworking.
Spouses, Companions and Partners are welcome. Registration limited to 6 participants.
Please Note: ALL campers must be able to take care of their own daily needs with little assistance.
- Aspects of instruction will take place under occlusion
- Telescopic or folding cane desired for ease of movement while in workshop
- Bring click rule if already owned. (loaners will be available)
- Click rules along with other measuring tools will be available for purchase.
Who: Adults (ages 21 and older) who are blind or have low vision and are eager to learn woodworking
Where: Enchanted Hills Camp
When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 through Sunday, February 2, 2020
Cost: $300.00 plus $40.00 for transportation
Spouse/Companion Cost: $150
Spaces are limited & are reserved on a first come, served basis, so sign up now!
For questions and registration, please contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@LightHouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7310.
About Brian Buhrow
Brian Buhrow works as a computer network engineer by day and as a wood working hobbyist and handy man by night. Brian has always been handy and creative. Brian has built drawers, tables, small cabinets, shelves and a design or two of his own creation. He doesn't promise to know everything in the class, but he promises to teach what he knows and to help the students learn to teach themselves what they need to know.
About Jerry Kuns
Jerry Kuns is an amateur but reasonably skilled woodworker and project designer. He will be happy to assist students achieve basic skills and comfort with tool handling, measurement techniques and surface finishing. Come explore and enjoy working with woods!