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.
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.
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:
This multi-week, evening class introduces students to the woodshop and fundamentals of wood furniture making. Students will begin with rough lumber and build a small coffee table or side table, start to finish. We will explore wood as a material and learn about how its grain and cellular structure impacts your designs from technical and aesthetic viewpoints. The class includes significant training on our machines, with a focus on best practices and how the tools work for you.
This class meets Wednesday & Thursday nights. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to come to our open shop hours to work on their projects. The cost of tuition includes access to our open shop hours, which are Tuesdays 2-8pm and Sundays 12-6pm.
Wed Jan 29th 2020: 6-7pm – One-hour intro
Thurs Jan 30th 2020: 6-9pm
Wed Feb 5 2020: 6-9pm
Thurs Feb 6 2020: 6-9pm
Wed Feb 12 2020: 6-9pm
Thurs Feb 13 2020: 6-9pm
Wed Feb 19 2020: 6-9pmThurs Feb 20 2020: 6-9pm
Thurs Mar 5 2020: 6-9pm - Student Showcase, all friends and family welcome!
This includes: materials (wood, glue, finish, hardware), 22 hours of instruction, and 8 days of additional open shop access
Six students maximum.
Instructor: Sarah Marriage
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.
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.
This class is a green wood spoon class, meaning you will be carving wood that was freshly cut from a tree. The skills you learn here can be taken with you to make utensils anywhere that trees grow.
This course is an introduction to all things axe, knife and spoon. No previous experience required. We will spend the day producing mountains of woodchips, learning to use these three simple tools, and creating a spoon for you to take home and use. A perfect first step for an absorbing hobby, and a great introduction to the world of spoon carving and working with green wood.
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.
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."
WOO will be closed for President's Day.
February Community Meeting 2/25/20
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!
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in the fields of woodcraft and furniture making.