Prerequisite: Attendees must be WOO members and must have taken at least one class in the subject they wish practice during club hours.
Join us Monday nights for Spoon 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.
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.
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."
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, table saw, band saw, drill press, and sanders.
This class is a prerequisite for using Open Shop Hours.
Open to all skill levels.
Have you always wanted to be a sawyer? Now's your chance to try it out in the company of other women and nonbinary folks.
Cutting a log into planks is no small feat, but instructors Larissa Huff and Elisabeth Arzt, with chainsaws and portable mill, will take students through the process of assessing a fallen tree, stabilizing it, problem solving the tree's quirks as well as those of the terrain around it, cutting away unwanted parts, milling its trunk into planks, and stacking them correctly to dry and season.
On the weekend of June 29-30 2019, we will be milling a giant, 100s year old beech tree.
This is the registration page for Day 1: Saturday June 29th, ONLY. Click here to go to the registration page for Day 2.
Have you always wanted to be a sawyer? Now's your chance to try it out. Day 2 of our Tree Milling workshop is open to people of all genders, 18 years and older.
This is the registration page for Day 2: Sunday June 30th, ONLY. Click here to go to the registration page for Day 1.
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field.
In this 5-day class students will learn basic woodworking skills such as milling rough sawn lumber and how to cut simple joinery with the appropriate tools to build a stool that we will later cover with the classic mid-century-modern technique of Danish paper cord weaving.
Mon-Fri, July 8-12, 9am - 4pm
End of class bbq & exhibition: Fri, July 12, 4-7pm
Materials Fee: $75
About the Instructor:
Originally from Germany where she managed an office and commercial design showroom, Christina Boy attended the Craft and Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with a focus on furniture design.
After completing her BFA she headed off to Western North Carolina where she was a Core Fellow at the Penland School of Crafts. There she took classes with many amazing instructors to continue her education working in wood and was also exposed to new media like steel fabrication. Upon returning to Virginia, Christina built a studio with the help of her father in law and husband, and is a full time studio artist with her shop located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison, Virginia.
Although she works with all kinds of locally sourced lumber she particularly enjoys working with salvaged articles. She likes to combine her love of the classic modern with her rural, rustic environment - making pieces that have simple and clean lines yet have an added playfulness be it color, texture, or pattern.
Christina has taught a variety of workshops throughout the east coast, such as at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Chestnut Creek School of Arts, and has also recently returned to the Penland School of Crafts as an instructor.
When she isn’t busy in her studio, Christina can be found out and about on their little homestead feeding their rabbits, pulling weeds in the garden, or in the kitchen processing and preserving the ample produce they grow every year.
Make your own kitchen spoon or spatula!
In this class we use basic carving techniques to create spoons using kiln dried lumber (as opposed to green wood spoon carving). Choose from a selection of woods, design your own shape, and we'll teach you how to make it!
Class includes three hours of instruction and all tools and materials.
Instructor: Krystal Mack
Open Shop HoursTuesdays 2-8pmSundays 12-6pm
1780 UNION AVE BALTIMORE MD 21211