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Advanced Wood Working- Rough to Smooth

November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$75 – $300

Every great artist started at the beginning. Learn the essentials of creating your own woodworking project in this full-day workshop. You’ll learn the basic operation and safe handling of the table saw, jointer and planer while you mill down rough stock for panel glue ups. We’ll then teach the basic operation and safe handling of several common woodworking tools while you complete your own maple and black walnut cutting board.

For Beginners: Don’t be intimidated. Our instructors have been in your shoes and will work hard to make sure you have a great experience.

For Experienced Makers:  Orientation classes are mandatory for all tool areas but there’s no reason why you can’t have a good time. Let us challenge you with a new technique or help you brush up on the basics.


Project: Maple & Black Walnut Cutting Board

Difficulty: Beginner – Intermediate

Age: 14+

Duration: 6.5 hours – you must arrive 15 minutes before the start time to participate. The class will start as scheduled, please be respectful to the instructor and other participants by arriving on time.

Come to our workshop if:

  • You’re looking a different way to unwind after work.
  • You want to meet cool people building cool things
  • You love challenging yourself by learning new skills.

Skills Learned: How to mill rough lumber for use in woodworking projects. How to measure, mark and layout a project, working with hardwood, shaping,  sanding, cutting, glue joining and applying a food safe finish.

Class Goals:  By the end of the session, students will be comfortable with the operation of the jointer, thickness planer, table saw, various hand tools, drill, impact driver, drill press, biscuit joiner, jig saw, band saw, mitre saw, spindle sander, random orbit sander, belt sander, handheld router, dust collector and extraction system.

During the class, students will learn and demonstrate their competency with each tool. Students will be authorized to use the tools independently as members of Maker Cube at the discretion of the instructor. Please note that based on attendance this tool training may not provide significant practice with each tool, nor discuss any intermediate or advanced techniques. 

Not a member? If you love the class and want more shop time we offer great incentives for new members on the day of the workshop.

Safety First! Required:

  • Safety Glasses and Hearing Protection (provided)
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Tie long hair back
  • No loose jewelry or cords
  • No long sleeved shirts or loose clothing

About the Instructor:

Adam Ali, Director and Co-founder at Maker Cube

Adam has been tinkering and making for as long as he can remember. He recalls spending summers with his dad and brothers building tree forts, soapbox racers, and bike ramps. Their favorite project being an epic two-floor pallet wood treehouse complete with lights, windows and (of course) a secret escape hatch. He followed his passion through school taking as many courses as he could in woodworking, metal fabrication, music production, and media arts. For the past 10 years, Adam has built skillsets in many disciplines with his favorite being custom car audio fabricator. Adam’s approach to design and making often comes from a need to solve problems that don’t have commercially available solutions.



What is the age limit for the class? The minimum age for participants is 14 with a participating guardian or 16 otherwise.

Where can I park? Maker Cube has a large parking lot and street parking. It’s free to park.

How do I cancel or reschedule a class? Refunds or credit for future classes will only be provided if we are notified by email to [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance of the class. No refunds will be provided for late cancellation, but we do offer a 50% credit towards a future class.

For questions, or concerns contact [email protected]


November 6, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75 – $300
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Maker Cube – Langley Makerspace
#104B - 5947 206A St.
Langley, BC V3A 8M1 Canada


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