Woodshop Qualification class – Safety and Operation with Dave Sherr

Offered the 1st or 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Pre-registration is required, purchase your ticket below 

Maximum 3 participants per class.

Open to the public – this class teaches you how to use standard woodshop equipment safely. It is not an official or professional certification. (Equipment: Table saw, miter saw, bandsaw, panel saw, jointer, planer, drill press)

This class qualifies you to use the Forge woodshop area if you are wanting to become a Forge member. Or, the class is great for anyone wanting to learn how to appropriately and safely use woodshop equipment in their own shop.

Please plan on spending about 3.5+ hours during the first day of the qualification process.  You will then come back (list specific date/time here, *you must attend the practicum if your intention is to join the Forge, must join within 6 weeks of class) and do the practicum part of the qualification.  This is where you will show that you are proficient in using the equipment without supervision.  There are some machine manuals and videos you can access and review here on our website.  There are also some quizzes you will complete after your qualification hands-on portion.  Do not do the quizzes before the class.

Please dress appropriately for working in the high bay.

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • No loose draping clothing, ties or strings that could get caught in the machinery
  • Tie back long hair
  • Wear Safety Goggles in the High Bay

Please arrive a few minutes early.   

It is your responsibility to show up on time for your class.  You may not be able to participate if you are late.

Any questions? Please email

We do our best to follow all Nevada County covid safety guidelines to ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: By purchasing you agree to our policies found here.wood