The woodworking studio, which was completely renovated in 2018, is fully equipped to support workshops in woodturning, carving, and small furniture construction. Located adjacent to the glassblowing studio and just a few steps from the dining hall, the woodshop studio accomodates six students and an instructor with plenty of room to move around, plus a spacious grassy area right out front that is nice for sanding on sunny days.
Woodworking Studio Tour
Equipment & Supplies
The 2018 renovation in the wood studio brought with it seven brand new Harvey Turbo Lathes and custom made work benches with vices and bench dogs. Additionally the shop is outfitted with a jointer, a planer, bench grinder, tablesaw, 12-speed drillpress, bandsaw, router table, disc sander, air compressor, and a sliding double bevel mitre saw. A full array of hand tools, glues, and finishing oils are available. A state-of-the-art dust collection system runs throughout the studio. Safety equipment includes face shields, basic clear glasses, ear muffs, disposable ear plugs, and non-slip floor mats.
Workshop Open Studio
Instructors in woodworking will outline safety guidelines for students who wish to continue working after formal instruction ends. The use of power tools and equipment will be limited and is at the discretion of the instructor. The table saw is not to be used without the instructor present. Between 4:30pm and 9:30pm, students may work alone in the studio; we suggest bringing a cell phone in case an emergency arises and you need to contact the on-site coordinator. After 9pm, when the coordinator makes final rounds, we require that two individuals are present in the studio in order to continue working with any power tools or equipment allowed by your instructor.
All students in the wood studio are expected to wear closed-toe shoes and be comfortablly dressed for long periods of standing. Long hair should be tied back.
As is true in all Snow Farm studios, there is to be no consumption of drugs or alcohol in the studios, nor shall students work with studio equipment when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The last person in any studio is responsible for turning off indoor lights and closing the doors for the night.