Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw with Stephen Proctor

Dates: 9/13/2014 - 9/13/2014
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $140
Deposit: $50

I thought I knew a lot about table saws until 16 years ago when I saw Stephen Proctor do a table saw demo. It was an 8 hour presentation of which over 6 hours was all new information to me. Not only did he cover the basic information such as set-up, blade selection and maintenance, he also demonstrated advanced concepts such as production cutting, curved coves and how to hollow out a seat for a chair. His discussion on getting the most from your table saw are the best I have ever seen. When you consider that the table saw is the workhorse in today's shop. It becomes apparent that this machine can do more than rip, cross cut and dado.

Stephen will begin the day by taking a look at both the exterior and interior workings of the table saw, guards, and fences so that students can gain an understanding of proper setup and maintenance. He then sifts through the marketing hype and talk about which blade or dado set works best for each operation. Demonstrations include ripping, crosscutting, dimensioning, cove-cutting, dadoing, rabbeting, tapering, and making special fixtures--all with a special emphasis on the crucial element of safety. It will be a full day with lots of information, so bring your notebooks and cameras!

Key Points:

Table saw set up and maintenance
Blade selection and care
How to make simple fixtures
Cove cutting
How to safely make complex cuts

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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