A key step on the path to self-reliance is learning how to build things from wood. In this hands-on workshop, you'll be guiding through the step-by-steps of making a structure from wood. You will join our skilled framer to construct an elevated pathway made entirely of wood, and learn skills you can apply in other construction projects. Whether you're ready to take on bigger projects, an aspiring carpenter, or want to become more self-sufficient, this workshop offers an hands-on training in skills that will last a lifetime. Sign up for either session (they are both the same). Limited to 10 per session.
Session A: October 8th in Bend
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Session B: October 21st in Bend
Begin your woodworking journey by learning about the essential tools needed for construction projects. Our instructor will provide insights into tool selection, safety measures, and proper usage, setting the foundation for your hands-on experience.
Framing and setting are the core of construction. Under our instructor's expert guidance, you'll learn the correct techniques to create a stable and well-structured project. From measurements to joinery, this segment will empower you with skills you will use frequently as you build new project or maintain existing ones.
Nothing instills pride like a well constructed, good looking outcome. You'll be able to create a polished look while ensuring the longevity of your project. Our instructor will guide you through techniques for sanding, sealing, and adding those final details that enhance both the appearance and durability of your pathway.
A seasoned woodworker with an extensive background spanning 25 years in the industry. Jason's journey has taken him through various woodworking projects and companies, making him a true master of his craft. Drawing from his wealth of experience, he's now excited to share his expertise with you. With a passion for precision and an eye for detail, Jason's leadership ensures a fulfilling and educational construction journey.
$99 for a 3 hour workshop
These will be in Bend, OR. Address on registration.
Bring your own safety gear - eye protection and work gloves. Wear clothing appropriate for outdoor work. Preferably wear boots with a steel or otherwise protected toes
This workshop is designed for adults and involves specific tools and materials that may not be suitable or safe for children. We want to maintain a focused and secure environment for all participants.
School of Ranch is a Central Oregon based 501c3 nonprofit. We hire experienced locals to teach practical homestead skills, live and in person. Beyond teaching skills and creating paying gigs, we help strengthen our community by bringing people together for live learning environments that encourage the development of trust and empathy.