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Advanced Joinery Workshop

Joinery Workshops on How to Use Advanced Woodworking Machines

The workshop is a full size shop with Jointer, Planer, Sharper, Moulder, Drill Press, Clamp and Glue Stations, and many more.

  1. Consider learning general safety, functions, and Advanced Machining techniques.
  2. Register for one of our Advanced Joinery workshops. If you don't see a suited date, contact us. We could have updated our workshop focus based on the interests.
  3. General woodshop experience and comfort using machines will allow you to have some hands-on practice. Or if it's your first time, observe and learn the safety and operations.
  4. Let's chat about your background, machinery, tools, supplies, and experience, and confirm the workshop.
  5. Arrive the day before and depart the day after the workshop.
  6. We already have the hotel room block, and we can pick you up at the Montrose (MTJ) airport.
  7. Enjoy the hands-on workshop with small number of attendees. And enjoy Ridgway, Ouray, and even other activities in the area! Some enjoy a mini-vacation with their significant others, too.
  8. After the workshop, stay in touch on your projects.

Workshop topic and agenda can change, determined together with the interested and signed-up attendees.

"I left Alpine absolutely confident I could do anything with a shaper. Anything.”
-Mackenzie Strawn, Stayton Wood Windows

Our Advanced Joinery workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate woodworkers looking to upgrade their skills and become proficient in operating a shaper machine. Whether you're a hobbyist who wants to master the basics for projects at your home shop or a professional interested in brushing up with a masterclass, this workshop offers instruction and techniques that will benefit operators of any skill level. With a versatile instructor and small class sizes designed to maximize individual participation and learning, your particular interests and questions can be addressed and worked into the course. Above all, this workshop emphasizes safety and proper technique, and all of our customers learn to operate the machine properly and professionally.

This workshop's topics include machine and tooling setup, spindle alignment, fence positioning and feeding techniques for a shaper machine. Our motto is “It starts with knowledge…”, and our goal is for attendees to leave knowing how to maximize the machine and tooling capabilities of their equipment, and operate a shaper machine safely and with confidence.

For more information on this workshop, we encourage you to contact us with your questions. We'd love to hear about your next project and help you find out if this class is right for you!

Please click below for our current workshop schedule/checklist or to register:

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>> Register for the Apr 26-29 Advanced Joinery Workshop

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