Online Class

Milling Lumber: From Rough to Ready

$17.87$40.00

Reap the satisfying rewards of milling your own wood! Confidently navigate your local lumberyard and gain valuable skills for beautiful results on your next project.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Luke Goodhue
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Elevate your next woodworking project with lumber you can proudly say you milled yourself! Carpenter and professional instructor Luke Goodhue is your guide as you get to know your wood and learn techniques for working with, across or against the grain. Luke breaks down everything you need to know before you head to the lumberyard, including what kind of wood to select, saw essentials and lumber lingo. Moving on, find out how to identify common defects in your wood and get techniques for roughing out and storing your selected wood. Then, become comfortable using a jointer, use your body correctly and get tips to avoid tear out. Next, learn how to use a planer, work with wood of various thicknesses and plane legs! Finally, Luke will demonstrate how to safely work with a table saw to complete the milling process. Plus, learn how to tip-cut parallel edges, cross-cut ends and even use a cross-cut sled for stunning results.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Know Your Wood
07:05
Meet your instructor, furniture maker and professional woodworking instructor Luke Goodhue, as he introduces you to the basics of wood. Discover how wood is formed and gain an understanding of how working with, against and across grain affects your lumber.
2. Before Heading to the Lumberyard
06:51
3. Navigating the Lumberyard
18:04
4. Jointer Anatomy
08:05
5. Using the Jointer
19:00
6. Using the Planer
15:47
7. Using the Table Saw
17:17

Taught by

Luke Goodhue
Luke Goodhue
Luke Goodhue is an instructor, custom furniture maker and carpenter. He teaches in the Fine Woodworking and Lutherie program at Red Rocks Community College in Colorado, and his work has been commissioned by the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum and by private patrons.

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