Open Shop is your time to work on personal projects. Register online or just drop by and check in with one of your friendly neighborhood Shop Monitors to register in person.
Notes: ear and eye protection provided. Please bring your own respirator if you need one.
Open Shop times:
March Community Meeting 3/31/20
This month our meeting is going virtual! We will talk about changes to our programming in response to the Covid 19 pandemic.
We will also give a virtual tour of the newly renovated woodshop. Although the physical shop is currently closed, we want you to see what you have to look forward to in the future!
A link to attend this meeting will be emailed to all registrants on Monday, 3/30/20.
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in the fields of woodcraft and furniture making.
April Community Meeting 4/28/20
6-7pm - volunteer activity hour
7-8pm - community meeting
For folks interested in breaking the ice with some woodshop activity, join us at 6 for our pre-meeting volunteer session.
We will start the meeting portion promptly at 7, so please arrive before 7 so that you don't miss introductions and the monthly featured member talking about their work!
This is a free safety class for WOO members. In this class, students will learn WOO safety policies and safe usage of the following machines: chop saw, band saw, drill press, and sanders.
This class is a prerequisite for using Open Shop Hours.
Open to all skill levels.
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to women and gender non-conforming folks over the age of 18.
Prerequisite: Attendees must be WOO members and must have taken at least one class in the subject they wish to practice during club hours.
Join us Monday nights for Spoon, Carving and Turning Club, where participants hone the skills that they've learned in class, and explore new ideas, new shapes, chat with others about design, inspire each other, and make new friends through woodworking!
You can use WOO's tools and scrap wood, and we can also help you decide on tools you might want to buy for yourself! BYO dust mask and sandpaper (or buy from us), we provide everything else.
Have fun taking a design from carving to print!
This class will take you from concept to finished print. You will draw/transfer your design onto a wood block, and carve out with handheld gouge tools. Then you will learn how to get the right consistency of ink on the inking plate, and finally, the amount of pressure to apply to get a good hand burnished print.
Note: The carved design will come out in reverse once printed. If carving words, or want the design to face a certain way, bring the design printed out as reverse. We have carbon paper to transfer to woodblock. Bring a simple design with you to class so you will have time to carve and experiment with printing. (woodblock size approx 5x7")
Wear clothes that are ok to get ink on. We will be using water based printmaking ink. Also, wear clothes that are ok to get dirty, and closed toe shoes. We will be using water-based printmaking ink.
Cutting Board Class Fall 2017
This is a great class for students looking for an introduction to our facilities and to working with wood in general. This class also counts toward safety certification on some of our more advanced equipment, for use during Open Shop Hours. Students go home with a cutting board and experience milling wood from rough lumber, using most of the tools in the woodshop.
Open to all skill levels.
"My friends often refer to me as the Black Martha Stewart, but I prefer to go by Shalon. I will co-sign on the fact that I am creative spirit, and I love a good material transformation, whether it's flour, sugar and butter, wood and metal, fabric and thread, or just a coat of paint...I love it all.
"Through personal projects and several humanitarian trips to the South to rebuild New Orleans and the surrounding areas after Hurricane Katrina, I've gained experience in building and developed an affinity for power tools."
May Community Meeting 5/26/20
June Community Meeting 6/30/20
July Community Meeting 7/28/20
August Community Meeting 8/25/20
Open Shop HoursTuesdays 2-8pmSundays 12-6pm
1780 UNION AVE BALTIMORE MD 21211