Instructables Woodworking Club: Project #2

The second project of the Instructables Woodworking Club was a scrap wood house number sign which focused on glueing. This project involved gluing scraps of wood together and clamping them in order to create a door sign, cheese board or decorative key hanger. The club organizers had all the material ready for us and then the 5 of us (who happen to all be women), followed the steps set out by the Instructables lesson.

The lesson was straightforward and informative. We all got to cutting and glueing and creating our projects. What I liked most about this club build night is that everyone was working together to learn something new.

Lana, who’s a regular club member said this about the second project:

“This Instructables group further increase my knowledge of tools: again using the compound mitre saw, then learning about the planer and glue (who knew that stuff was so good?!).  Afterwards I also gained knowledge and experience using the handheld drill to pre-drilling the holes and using this same tool to screw on the hooks from the Instructable website.  I am again really happy with how this turned out.  I took some scraps of wood plus some coat hooks that were just laying around and made something I am proud of.  I can use these skill to make other usable items out of scraps and discarded pieces.  Again thanks to Yukonstruct and Instructables, a whole new world is opening up for me.”

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Instructables Woodworking Club: 1st meeting a success!

The first Instructables Woodworking Club meeting was a great success!

Our 5 participants were eager to learn, and the excellent step-by-step project in the Instrutctables Woodworking Class took us through the project.

Here’s what Instructables Club member Lana said about her experience with the first project:

“I decided to join in order to gain confidence using the woodworking tools. I found the group really encouraging and helpful especially since we were all working through the lesson together. I am so proud of myself- I took an ugly green 4×4 and made these amazing dice that just turned out way better then I ever hoped they would. I have never used power tools before and now I can walk into the workshop and feel competent enough to handle a compound miter saw, a drill press and various sanders. Which I always thought were too scary for me. Thank you Yukonstruct and Instructables.
After the first Instructables experience I went on to join the second Instructables group in October 2016.”

The second iteration of this workshop will be learning all about glue while making a house number sign. Stay tuned for even more!

 

Our New Instructables Woodworking Club

YuKonstruct will be hosting a woodworking instructables club!
 We will be following along with the Instructables Woodworking Class, learning together as we complete one DIY project per month.
This club is a great whether you’re new to woodworking or just want to solidify your understanding of the woodworking basics! Plus you get to create and learn with other members and go home with neat DIY projects!
The woodworking instructables club is not a workshop. Members can join and go through the lessons by themselves and everyone gets together to figure things out with the group. The intention is to go through the lessons independently and make the projects and learn skills together. There is no YuKonstruct instructor, we are learning together from the lessons put together by instructables.com.

Here’s what you should know:
  • Participation in the online classes and hands-on collaborative learning is FREE to YuKonstruct members. There will however be a registration fee for each project to cover the material costs.
  • YuKonstruct will host one project per month and will supply the materials for each project. This club will run for a total of 7 months (7 projects).
  • Members should sign up a week ahead of time to secure a spot. Register for the club session (project builds) through YuKonstruct’s events calendar. An Instructables premium account is required to take the classes -YuKonstruct members without the premium accounts will be provided with them after signing up for a project.
  • You may join for all the lessons and projects or choose just one.
  • Members are responsible for going through all previous lessons ahead of time and ensuring that they know the skills needed to do the project.
  • There is no guarantee that the project will be completed within the time-frame — you can keep all of the materials, and will have the step-by-step instructions from instructables to continue on your own.

Stay tuned for the upcoming club nights on our events page. Our first project will be Yard Dice!

Questions? Email [email protected]

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