Fine Woodworking

StudentDescription

The Fine Woodworking (WW) Certificate is a multi-faceted program founded in 1997 for beginners and experienced woodworkers. The curriculum is designed to give students the essential knowledge and basic skills that will enable them to be successful in their woodworking experience, whether as an employee, a self-employed professional, a building contractor or a hobbyist. 

Courses are designed to enhance both woodworking abilities and employability, with particular emphasis on safety in the work environment, attention to design and detail, accuracy and efficiency in the construction process, and quality in the finished product. 
The Certificate in Fine Woodworking consists of 10 courses (3 credit hours each). Students take 5 core classes consisting of Basic Woodworking, Furniture Design & Construction, Fine Cabinetmaking, Spanish Colonial Furniture and Wood Shop. Students also choose 5 elective courses selected from a dozen woodworking and other classes (Woodcarving, Wood Sculpture, Chair Design and Construction, Wood Lamination and Bending, Advanced Furnituremaking, General Carpentry, etc.).

Woodworking courses are not limited to what you see in the current schedule of classes—our “Topics” (WW 293) classes are provided for elective credit on a variety of specific subjects of interest to our students. Some examples from the past include Santo Carving, Door Making, Bed Making, Decorative Boxes, Hand Tools and Wood Joinery, Wood Picture Framing and Advanced Table Making.

This program is only available at UNM-Taos branch. Financial aid is available for qualified students.

Chair: James Rannefeld    jawar@unm.edu

Instructors 

Degrees 

  • Certificate in Fine Woodworking—30 credit hours

Current Course Offerings

Schedule as of November 16, 2017

Woodworking

WW 101 - Fund of Woodworking I

This course introduces the joys of working wood. Including: hand and power tool safety, stock preparation, and basic joinery techniques. $40.00 Lab Fee

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 57195

F 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 213

Lecture/Practice Experience
James W Rannefeld - jawar@unm.edu 3 4
Fees: $40
WW 108 - Wood Lamination & Bending

This course is an introduction to wood lamination as a technique for creating large forms in solid wood; for creating bent forms. Discussed: clamping, forms, presses, hand tools, power machinery, laminated joinery and decorative lamination. Prequisite: 101.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 60095

W 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 213

Lecture/Practice Experience
James W Rannefeld - jawar@unm.edu 3 8
Fees: $40
WW 110 - Furniture Design & Construct

Creating furniture from conception to completed work! Includes: history of furniture design, drawing furniture, woods, joinery, construction techniques, and shop safety. Prerequisite: 101.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 51158

T 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 213

Lecture/Practice Experience
James W Rannefeld - jawar@unm.edu 3 4
Fees: $40
WW 116 - Chair Design & Construction

This course is for advanced students that have already constructed tables. Students will learn about the history of chair design and construct individual projects, including design, engineering, machining, assembly and finish. Prerequisite: 101 and 110.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
57196 Lecture/Practice Experience Staff 3 3
Fees: $40
WW 117 - Wood Carving

This course introduces wood carving. The tools, safety practices, and basic techniques, including chip carving, low relief carving, texturing and tool sharpening. $40 Lab Fee.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 60093

M 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 213

Lecture
Mario E Vargas - santeromv@unm.edu 3 9
Fees: $40
WW 118 - Adv Furniture Making

This course offers students the opportunity to explore advanced furniture making techniques including veneering, coopering, compound-angle joinery, laminate bending, and more. The student will design and build an original piece of furniture utilizing these techniques. Prerequisite: 101 and 110.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 60094

T 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 213

Lecture
James W Rannefeld - jawar@unm.edu 3 5
Fees: $40
WW 120 - Woodworking Shop

This course is for students who have completed basic woodworking courses and are prepared to work on individual projects. Prerequisite: 101.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
CANCELLED
800
54197 Lecture/Practice Experience Staff 3 6
Fees: $40
WW 293 - T: Woodworking

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Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 61275

M T W R F 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Topics
James Loder - jloder@unm.edu 3 24
801 61276

M T W R F 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Topics
James Loder - jloder@unm.edu 3 9