Instructions on how to get Wood Shop Certifications

Jan 24, 2022 · Longmont, United States of America

This is a repeating informational nonevent.
THIS IS NOT AN EVENT THAT YOU ATTEND. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE WAITLIST ON MEETUP. READ BELOW AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO LEARN HOW TO GET IN THE WOODSHOP CLASS QUEUE.
THIS IS NOT A POSTING FOR A IPCS

The instructions on how to proceed with the online portion of certification are in this document.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bVIv29USABvgZsdjsd4jptS6B4TK9oELyB4FLDKpLbE

FYI, IPCS's are scheduled based on the number of people on the woodshop class queue. Please go through the process to get In the class queue for the class you want and then feel free to post in the woodshop channel of Slack or DM me if you don't think one is being scheduled quickly enough.

Depending on what you want to do in the woodshop you will need to complete the different classes listed below. Everyone that uses the woodshop will need to take the Woodshop Safety and Policies Class(S&P) annually. This is a free class and goes over basic usage policies and safety in the shop. There is no physical component to the class, simply watch the video and take the quiz. The other classes will all have a hands-on session with an instructor to verify your understanding of the tools' use and safety. After you watch the videos and complete the quiz you will be placed in the class queue for the in-person certification session (IPCS). There is a separate queue for each class. Instructors will post available session dates and times and cut off dates in the Slack woodshop channel, Meetup, and email. The person highest on the class queue that responds by the cutoff time will get in that session.

The tools are broken into the following classes.
Woodshop 101 teaches;
How to make a simple wooden spoon with each tool
How to use the drill press
How to use the miter saw
How to use the band saws
How to use the tabletop disc and belt sander
How to use the panel saw
How to use the router table

Woodshop 201 teaches;
How to use the combo 16" jointer/planer machine
How to use the drum sander

Sawstop covers how to use the Sawstop table saw.

Wood Lathe (Spindle class) covers the use of the wood lathe.

After you have completed the quiz for a class you are automatically placed in woodshop class queue. You can see the class queue here. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZI31JSLQSZgYlBSROQJ04xgcCeKVAgKaAyFje1hpF0A

After you get on the class queue keep an eye on your email or watch for IPCS postings in Meetup.

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