This class is a survey of common hardware & tools needed to attach things to stuff. That’s a wildly broad subject, so we will be focusing on materials most commonly found in the home: wood, metal, & masonry (brick, concrete, drywall, etc.) We will cover screws, nails, anchors, drill/drivers, impact drivers, hammer drills, and different types of drill bits.
You will learn how the structures of wood, metal, and masonry dictate which hardware & tool you should use. You’ll learn how to tell the difference between different types of screws and drill bits. We will also discuss the use and limits of some common fastener tools: drill/drivers, impact drivers, and hammer drills!All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!
ATTACHING THINGS TO STUFF is designed for all skill levels, from folks that have never held a drill to professional woodworkers/craftspeople. Nobody is born knowing this stuff, and there is always more to discover! Join us to learn about materials and fasteners in an enthusiastic and welcoming environment.
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to women, non-binary, and trans folks over the age of 18.
Morgan M. Ward has been a tradeswoman for more than 10 years. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Sculpture from the University of Georgia. She’s worked in the fields of residential renovations & HVAC, and in historic preservation as a tinsmithing apprentice. She’s had the honor of working in people’s homes, as well as historic buildings and museums, such as the Maryland State House in Annapolis and the National Building Museum in DC.
When not swinging a hammer, she can be found online as WOO’s Education Coordinator and as your friendly local Moderator in WOO’s virtual workshops. In real life, you can find her biking & hiking around the mid-Atlantic with binoculars looking at birds. Yellow-bellied sapsuckers are a current favorite.