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Legacy Learning’s Wood Shop Wednesday begins Feb. 12

A new Wood Shop Wednesday begins this week, offering participants the opportunity to explore their creative side in the workshop.

The Legacy Learning Boone River Valley four-session experience will be held Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 4 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Webster City High School. Craftsman Rusty Farrington will lead the workshop which will focus on developing skills to build a project of the participant’s choice. He will work with participants individually, assisting were requested, demonstrating techniques such as dovetail joints, and suggesting possible solutions to problems encountered. He’ll also point out design opportunities along the way.

Participants should come to the workshop with an idea of what they want build and the wood necessary to construct the project. The first night can be used for developing plans, sharpening tools and other tasks, or the student can begin the building process right away.

Power tools will be available in the workshop, but a toolbox with the following items would be handy to have, but is not necessary: Hammer, mallet, chisels, Jack plane (No. 5), smooth plane (no. 4), block plane {60 ½, 9, 9 ¼. 110, 220 and so forth}. Saws – dovetail, carcass, ryobi panel (cross-cut, rip), tape measure, pencil, tool box knife or marking knife, router plane, sand paper, combination square.

To register for the Wood Shop Wednesdays, visit www.legacylearningbrv.org.

Following the final class, Farrington will lead the Woodworking Lab beginning March 11. The group will meet one day a month on a day chosen by the group. Tuition for the lab is $30 per day and is due prior to attending the lab.

The Woodworking Lab offers enthusiasts a chance to polish their skills with Farrington helping attendees to realize their design ideas.

The goals of the lab are to provide a collaborative studio environment for practicing and advancing their skill, according to organizers. It’s also an opportunity to building community and create an encouraging positive group of woodworking enthusiasts of all levels.

Farrington will be on site to provide the glue that gets the group organized, watch over the safety of participants and provide coaching, demonstrations and advice. Organizers said the group will participate in an ongoing Facebook club that can communicate outside of assigned sessions. A minimum of three participants are required to hold a session.

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