MS-P Red Tool Woodworking – Basics

  • 07/11/2024
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 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. We will meet in both the Green Room and woodshop for this event. 

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.

To prepare for class, please do the following: 

  1. Wear closed-toe shoes, open-toed shoes are not allowed in the shop.
  2. Ensure you are not wearing loose clothing, have long unconfined hair, or dangling jewelry.
  3. You will need eye protection. We have goggles available for you to wear if you do not bring your own.
  4. Hearing protection is not required by highly recommended. We have disposable foam earplugs, but if you have your own, please bring them.

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

If the class is full, Click here to wait list a class.

Contact the instructor for questions: John Borden

Come see us

Makersmiths Leesburg: 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
Makersmiths Purcellville: 785 S. 20th St, Purcellville, VA 20132

You can also watch Virtual Tours on our YouTube Channel!                                 

Join us

Normally the best way to get to know us better is to just come on by during one of our Open Houses:

  • Leesburg Open House: Thursdays 6-8pm
  • Purcellville Open House: Tuesdays 6-8pm

You can email to request a tour if those days don't work for you. We're here to help get you making the best way we can!  


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