MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics

  • 01/15/2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • MS-P 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
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Makersmiths, Inc. members wishing to use the tools in the woodworking shop in Purcellville must complete a course of orientation and training and demonstrate competence with each tool before their name will be placed on the approved list of machine operators. Completion of red tool training in Leesburg does NOT permit you to use the tools or shop in Purcellville.  

While many of the tools in the two locations perform similar tasks, the tools in Leesburg are homeowner/hobbyist in size while the tools in Purcellville are industrial sized. Red Tool training for woodworking in Purcellville is divided into three classes: Red Tool Woodworking-Basics; Red Tool Woodworking-Advanced; and, Red Tool CNC. 

This course covers Red Tool Woodworking – Basics

Prerequisites - Must be 18 or older and have an interest in woodworking.

Class size is limited to four students. The class is a minimum of two hours but may take longer depending on attendee’s previous experience.

The class will start in the Green Room with a presentation and discussion covering shop etiquette, layout, hours, rules, material storage, and safety.   Class will then move into the wood shop where various machines will be demonstrated. Members will get an opportunity to practice on each machine. The machines covered in this class are; Panel Saw, Table Saw, Miter Saw, Drill Press, Spindle sander, 12” Disk Sander, Downdraft Sanding Table, and Dust Collector.

New to Makersmiths? Prior to coming to class, please sign this online waiver form:

Contact the instructor for questions: Dave Painter (

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Makersmiths Leesburg: 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175

Makersmiths Purcellville: 785 S. 20th St, Purcellville, VA 20132

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