Introduction to Woodworking Techniques: Side Table

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea

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$400 4 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Mar 26, 6:30pm - May 07, 9:30pm (6 sessions)

Location:
Chelsea, Manhattan
227 W 27th St
Btwn W 27th & W 26th St
New York, New York 10001
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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Steven Ceraso

What you'll learn in this woodworking class:

Learn introductory skills to make objects and wood furniture. Begin with info on joinery concepts and wood physics as well as planes, cabinets scrapers and spoke shaves. You’ll learn how to safely operate woodworking machinery including the table saw, band saw, drill press, and miter saw. How to sharpen, and maintain hand tools is included. The project for this course is a side table with tapered legs finished to your taste. Gain knowledge on how to work safely and independently.

Bring to first class:
Shop Fox D3294 Scraper six-piece set, IRWIN Tools Marples Woodworking Chisel, 3/4-inch, Stanley 12-951 Spokeshave with Flat Base, all available at Amazon.com; Kobalt adjustable mouth Block Plane available at Lowes.com.

Recommended text: 
  • Woodworking Basics: Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship. 
Tuition includes $40 for supplied materials.

Note
Check room postings in the lobby of Marvin Feldman Center (27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue), by security (please tell security where you're going. Bring your order form to show.), or call the day of class for room locations: 212-217-8741 or 212-217-3334.

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Refund Policy
Continuing and Professional Studies Refund Policy:

Courses canceled 24 business hours in advance can be fully refunded. Courses that have 2 sessions has 25% refund after first session. Courses that have 3 sessions has 50% refund after first session; No refund after second session. Courses that have 4 sessions will have 50% refund after first session and 25% refund after second session and no refund after third session. Courses that have 5 or more sessions has 75% refund after first session, 50% after second session and 25% after third session and no refund after fourth session.

Please note that there are no makeup sessions and it is highly recommended students attend all sessions of classes they sign up for. They are short, intensive courses and missing one day is missing a lot. 


Precollege Programs Refund Policy:

The $15 registration fee is not refundable.

The refund period ends prior to the second scheduled session of the class, in accordance with the following:

FIT Precollege Programs canceled the course due to low enrollment :
100% including registration fee


Withdrawal prior to the last day of registration :
100% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to first day of class:
75% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to second day of class:
50% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal thereafter:
No refund

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If unsure of your room number, please visit the main security desk at the lobby of Marvin Feldman Center at 27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue for Room Information.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm Steven Ceraso 6 $400
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Apr 02 6:30pm - 9:30pm Steven Ceraso
Thu, Apr 16 6:30pm - 9:30pm Steven Ceraso
Thu, Apr 23 6:30pm - 9:30pm Steven Ceraso
Thu, Apr 30 6:30pm - 9:30pm Steven Ceraso
Thu, May 07 6:30pm - 9:30pm Steven Ceraso

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Question from Guillaume F.
Hi, I am very interested in this course but I doubt I'll have time to buy the tool this week. I'd like to subscribe for the next one, do you have any other starting date? Thank you!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! We don't have the upcoming dates yet, but you can save this class to your wish list so you will be notified when we add new dates. Thank you.
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Question from anonymous
Hi, the course description says to make a taper-legged side table. Is it okay to make it with my own design? I don't want tapered legs.
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! No, the student does not have to taper their table legs. This is a personal design choice.
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Question from Mike g.
How many people in class? I’m not really a beginner as I’ve taken shop in high school and am handy with most tools
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Mike! The average class size for this course is 10. The class does not necessarily need to fill up, but note that schools will typically have a minimum number of students required for a class to run from a financial perspective. Even though this class is for beginners, you are more than welcome to attend. You will learn more about creating a side table.
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Question from Andrew L.
Hi, I bought a Kobalt *adjustable* block plane at Lowe's - they didn't have a "low angle" one in stock. Does the adjustable block plane work for this class?
Answer from Andrew M. Verified Student
Hi! I took the class last semester and the block plane you purchased should be fine. To be honest, I used the low angle plane I had purchased exactly once, and the woodshop has ones there to use, or you can borrow one from a classmate.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hey, Andrew! Yes, the Kobalt Adjustable Block Plane is perfectly fine for the course.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hey Andrew! The school said they have tools there you can use, block plane doesn't have to have an adjustable mouth. Thanks!
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Question from Anonymous
Hi! I signed up for the Thursday night class with Steven Ceraso at FIT already but will need to miss 2 classes and maybe leave one of the classes early. Would this be a huge problem? I really, really want to take this course starting Feb in order to continue onto the Modern Chair class starting in Apr. Thanks!
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! The school doesn't prohibit missing classes, but please note that there are no makeup sessions and it is highly recommended students attend all sessions of classes they sign up for. They are short, intensive courses and missing one day is missing a lot.
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Question from Kristine R.
Hello! I'm shopping for the tools needed for the first day of class. Are these correct?? https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-1-12-220-12-220-Block-Plane/dp/B00002X1Z8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1505317355&sr=8-4&keywords=Low+Angle+Block+Plane https://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-725199-4-Inch-10-Inch-Narrow/dp/B000BT1PPE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1505317421&sr=8-4&keywords=3%2F4+inch+flat+wood+chisel+woodworking Thanks again!!
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! Please make sure to pick the exact item/s. The 3/4 inch flat wood chisel looks about right. As for the Block plane, the school requires a Low Angle Block Plane. See the list below: 12' Tape Measure Dust Mask Pencils 6 or 12 in. Combo Square 3/4 inch flat wood chisel Low Angle Block Plane (Kobalt, Stanley or equivalent), available at Lowes, Home Depot or on Amazon.com
Answer from JoAnne H. Verified Student
I can’t read the text super well, but something to measure, a square and pencils. They have all the equipment you’ll need too.
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Question from Kristine R.
Hello! The supply list is very helpful. I am unfamiliar with a lot of these tools and am not always sure I'm purchasing the correct item. Do we need to have these for the first class or can we confirm with the teacher on the first day that we are ordering the correct item?
Answer from Ciarra O. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! As per the class information page, the materials are needed on your first day of class. The kobalt adjustable mouth blockplane is available at Lowes.com while the rest of the materials may be bought at Amazon.com.
Answer from Caroline L. Verified Student
You can confirm on the first day. I purchased all of the items on the list. However, I barely used them as there are a number of tools available in the shop.
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Question from Jarrod K.
What is the "six-piece set" that is required for 1st class?
Answer from Andrea P. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This is a basic set of hand tools that you can use for future projects as well.
Answer from Jarrod K.
Thanks Andrea for the response, just wondering what should I type in Amazon to find it? What kind of hand tool?
Answer from Andrea P. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, Jarrod! Shop Fox D3294 scraper set, six-piece set, IRWIN Tools Marples woodworking chisel, 3/4-inch, Stanley12-951 spoke shave with flat base, all available at Amazon.com; Kobalt adjustable mouth blockplane available at Lowes.com.
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Reviews of Classes at Fashion Institute of Technology (921)

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Introduction to Woodworking Techniques: Side Table
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/26/2019
The class is affordable and good if you’re a beginner. However, the instructor might have anger management issues. He was constantly yelling and snapping at students over simple issues most of time(some were actually his fault) and only stressing people out more when there is indeed a serious issue. So although I liked the work itself, that’s the reason I won’t proceed to a more advanced course offered there. The assistants are awesome so I gotta be fair with them and thank them. Also the other students were great to work with.
Introduction to Woodworking Techniques: Side Table
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/27/2019
Great class that covered machinery + hand tools. The instructor and TA were both super knowledgeable and accommodating. Class size was a bit large so there was some waiting to use machines, but we all finished our tables.
Introduction to Woodworking Techniques: Side Table
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/29/2019
Great intro class but there were perhaps too many students. It felt a bit rushed.
Introduction to Woodworking Techniques: Side Table
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/27/2019
Fun, learned a lot and took home a useful table.
Introduction to Woodworking Techniques: Side Table
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/3/2018
Lots of hands on and used quite a few power saws. I plan on taking another class in this program.
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