5212 Pulaski Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19144
Philadelphia Furniture Workshop

Foundation Course

Woodworking Machinery Basics

Instructor - Alan Turner/Mario Rodriguez
9:00 - 4:00 (day); 6:30-9:30 p.m. (evenings)

Class Size - approximately 7


This is a course designed for the new or newer woodworker who has little or no experience with the major power tools common in a woodworking shop. With a heavy emphasis on safety, we cover the table saw, the bandsaw, the jointer and the planer. You will learn how these machines work, discuss the types of these machines available in the marketplace, how to set them up, square them, and, most importantly, how to properly and safely use them.


This course will prepare you to purchase rough lumber, and then accurately dimension stock for whatever project you have in mind, be it a small decorative box or a larger case piece. Foursquaring stock is a critical step in any woodworking project, and flat, parallel, and square are the result of proper machinery usage.

Cost: $160
To register for this course, please call us at 215-849-5174, or email us, and we will forward registration materials.


  • To be scheduled