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Summer Camp – Woodworking for Teens

July 22 - July 26 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Beginning Woodwork Class


Minimum age 14 – 17 yrs

Our fully equipped shop is the scene of creative,  engineering, and practical skill building work for 5 hours of instruction every day as well for free time. The skills your teen will learn here, will last a life time.

Parents this class is open both girls and boys.  No knowledge is required and the class is well supervised.

In this hands-on class, you will learn the complete process of woodworking from concept to finished product.   You will learn about:

  • How to Design Furniture – see this blog entry “Designing Furniture”, to get a idea about some of the things you’ll learn
  • How to Mill Lumber – this means making wood straight, square, flat and true.  You will learn how to use use power tools such as the Jointer, Planer, Chop Saw and Table Saw
    • If you haven’t used any of these machines before, don’t worry! That’s why you’re taking the class to learn safe and proper use.  If you’ve been using them for a while, we will check your technique and suggest upgrades for safety and productivity.
  • How to Do Joinery – Learn how to make three fundamental joints – Rabbets, Mortise and Tenon, and Mitres.  These joints help you do the majority of woodworking projects.
  • Construction –  Learn about the different kinds of glues used in woodworking, how to sand and what to sand with, how to clamp and different types of clamps (the YouTube video over on the right gives you a quick look)
  • How to Select a Finish – If you’ve been baffled by finishing this broad based review will show you how to select a finish, and how to apply

This is a jammed packed five days and we’ll make sure you get to put all the theory that you’re learning into practice with two projects – a chopping board and a small table.


Supervision ratio is high and we stress safety above all else.  Students  may use power tools only after they have been instructed in their safe and proper use, have spent time observing instructors in their safe and proper use, and can demonstrate to their instructors their ability to use the power tools safely themselves, including the use of protective eye gear and hearing protection.


Students should plan on bringing their own lunch and a water bottle.

There is an hour break for lunch and students will only be allowed to leave the premises with written approval from a parent.

Class Times

Class starts at 9am but students can arrive as early as 8:30am.  Class ends at 4:00pm and students must be picked up by 4:30pm.


Students will be allowed to check their cell phones during the three breaks during the day.  Parents should call the School line at 813 223 3490 during class time so as not to disturb the student while using machinery.


Tuition:  $780 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: None
One time Registration Fee: $45


Materials List: Poplar wood will be provided (Included in the cost of the class)
Suggested books:

Syllabus: Beginning Woodworking Syllabus


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