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empowering women & non-binary makers through the art of woodcraft

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    • 05 December 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • ZOOM
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    Learn how to make a shrink box using traditional carving techniques....wait, what is a shrink box you ask? Its a fresh cut, hollowed out branch that has a dry piece of wood inserted In the bottom. As the branch dries, it shrinks around the dry base!

    For this course you will learn how to hollow out the branch, carve a notch for the dry piece, saw the dry base for fitting, and carve the dry base. A lid will be discussed, but is an optional post class homework. Students will be able to keep tools for 1 week after class in order to finish project. 

    Please wear pants and close toed shoes (even in your own home). Set up in a sweepable area, we are going to make some wood chips! You will need a desk or table to clamp to!

    This course will be held over Zoom. It is limited to 6  people. The zoom link will be emailed to students after signing up for the course.

    If you identify as a BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) student and would like reparations pricing please email us at womenswoodshop@gmail.com and we will sign you up for just the materials fee.  Women's Woodshop believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities.  

    Course materials include:

    1 branch, 1 curved knife, 1 straight knife, gloves, a coping saw, a clamp, base/lid material * materials fee doesn't not include the purchase of tools, just temp rental.

    Materials can be picked up/dropped off for local students at location near Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. This address will be emailed to students upon registration. Out of state students will be given the option of requesting shipping and a return shipment envelope for an additional $26.00. (covers priority shipping  to & from ). 

    Taught by Jess

    Pricing Transparency:

    Cost breakdown for $70 class:

    Instructor receives $35/student

    Admin receives $5

    Tool purchases/upkeep  $20 (we have to make the curved knives)

    Website/zoom subscription $10


    Materials cost breakdown $15:

    Wood  $5

    Prep time $10 ( have to get fresh cut wood for this)


    What's this new thing? We are exercising better transparency and want folks to know what goes into a class and why they cost what they do.


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    Need a scholarship? We got you! Just email us womenswoodshop@gmail.com, tell us what you can afford and we will cover the rest. No questions asked. 


    • 10 December 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • ZOOM
    • 1
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    Learn how to carve a spoon from a fresh cut tree using traditional Nordic carving techniques. We cover tree anatomy, axing out a blank (roughed out spoon shape), knife holds for the hook & sloyd knife, drying, and finishing. This class is great for the beginner or the person wanting to learn Sloyd style carving. The class fee includes tool rental, materials, a finishing kit, and safety gloves. Please wear pants and close toed shoes (even in your own home). Set up in a sweepable area, we are going to make some wood chips!

    This course will be held over Zoom. It is limited to 12 people in order to offer more more interaction with peers and instructor. The zoom link will be emailed to students after signing up for the course.

    This course has 4 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $15. Women's Woodshop believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities.  The course registration and shipping fee will be waived for individuals who identify as BIPOC.

    Course materials include: spoon blank, straight knife & hook knife, finishing kit, and cut proof glove rental. Materials can be picked up/dropped off for local students at location near Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. This address will be emailed to students upon registration. Out of state students will be given the option of requesting shipping and a return shipment envelope for an additional $18.00. (covers to & from shipping). 

    Taught by Jess

    Pricing Transparency:

    Cost breakdown for $45 class:

    Instructor receives $20

    Admin receives $5

    Tool purchases/upkeep  $10

    Website/zoom subscription $10


    Materials cost breakdown $15:

    Sandpaper $1.00

    Oil $1.50

    Jars $1.00

    Baggies $.50

    Prep time $11 ( have to get fresh cut wood for this)


    What's this new thing? We are exercising better transparency and want folks to know what goes into a class and why they cost what they do.


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    Need a scholarship? We got you! Just email us womenswoodshop@gmail.com, tell us what you can afford and we will cover the rest. No questions asked. 


    • 12 December 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom
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    Join us for an afternoon with Sheilla Actis, a jewelry maker from Brazil! In this demonstration, Sheilla will share  marquetry veneer techniques that can be applied in small objects or jewelry. She will show different ways of cutting and gluing wood veneers creating  geometric or free lines patterns for your woodworking projects. She also share and talk about wood finishes and which ones she works with.  All the information will be guided by showing the steps of an earring pattern Sheilla created. The process is quite simple and it can be made at home with small pieces of wood veneers and basic hand tools

    About Sheilla in her own words:

    My name is Sheilla, I am a Brazilian woodworker who fell in love with wood at a violin making workshop in Cambridge, 201O. Later I got very interested in marquetry so I took every course I could find in Brazil. 

    There are so many types, styles and techniques in marquetry. They can bring different possibilities to woodworking. 

    For the past years I have  been teaching how to apply these techniques in jewelry and I also have started a small business to sell my work and create new projects from wood wastes that combine marquetry techniques and my creative process. 

    Pricing Transparency:

    Cost breakdown for $5-$50 class:

    Instructor receives $200

    Admin receives $75

    Website/zoom subscription $10

    goal=$285



    • 17 December 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom
    • 7
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    An online introduction to chip carving - a versatile style of folk carving using inexpensive and simple tools taught by the talented Aspen Golann. Aspen will demonstrate essential cuts and shapes that you can use to adorn furniture, boxes, utensils, any kind of decorative or functional woodwork. We will cover design layout, traditional motifs, and contemporary designs.


    Learn to use a traditional cut knife for use in soft woods, and a straight chisel for hardwood and furniture applications. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new way to apply a lifetime of woodworking experience, chip carving is an exciting and accessible craft. We will cover tools, wood selection, grips, straight and curved cuts, Roman letters, carving design and layout, and straight chisel techniques to carve in furniture grade hardwoods.

    December 6:00-8:30 central time

    This course will be held over Zoom. It is limited to 16 people in order to offer more more interaction with peers and instructor. The zoom link will be emailed to students after signing up for the course.

    Course materials include: practice Basswood Boards, print off patterns, acetone, and  flexcut chip carving knife rental. Materials can be picked up/dropped off for local students at location near Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. This address will be emailed to students upon registration. Out of state students will be given the option of requesting shipping and a return shipment envelope for an additional $18.00. (covers to & from shipping). 

    This course has 8 sponsored seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $15. Women's Woodshop believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities.  The course registration and shipping fee will be waived for individuals who identify as BIPOC.


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    Cost breakdown for $45 class:

    Instructor receives $20

    Admin receives $5

    Tool purchases/upkeep (initial class is actually $20) $10

    Website/zoom subscription $10


    Materials cost breakdown $15:

    Wood $10

    Prep time $5


    What's this new thing? We are exercising better transparency and want folks to know what goes into a class and why they cost what they do.


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    Need a scholarship? We got you! Just email us womenswoodshop@gmail.com, tell us what you can afford and we will cover the rest. No questions asked. 



Past events

19 November 2020 Getting into the Trades- A panel discussion
15 November 2020 VIRTUAL Decorative Carving Demo with Ouida Vincent (For women and marginalized genders who are comfortable in femme oriented spaces)
07 November 2020 BIPOC Power Tools 101 (for women + marginalized genders that feel comfortable with a femme approach to woodworking)
07 November 2020 Power Tools 101 (for women + marginalized genders that feel comfortable with a femme approach to woodworking)
21 October 2020 Introduction to Chip Carving for Women and Non-binary Carvers
07 June 2020 CANCELLED Bowl Turning 201 (for women + non-binary makers)
20 May 2020 CANCELLED Power Tools 101 (for women + non-binary makers)
16 May 2020 CANCELLED BIPOC Power Tools 101 (For Women & Non-Binary Makers of Color)
15 May 2020 CANCELLED Bowl Turning (for women + non-binary makers)
13 May 2020 VIRTUAL Spoon Carving (for women + non-binary makers)
13 May 2020 Virtual Spoon Carving
10 May 2020 CANCELLED Virtual Wood Block Carving - Mother' Day Edition (for women + non-binary makers)
09 May 2020 CANCELLED Picture Frames (For Women & Non-binary Makers)
09 May 2020 CANCELLED Bandsaw Hair Pins & Hair Sticks (for Women & Non-binary Makers)
07 May 2020 CANCELLED Power Tools 101 (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
21 April 2020 VIRTUAL Advanced Spoon Carving (for women + non-binary makers)
17 April 2020 CANCELLED Build A Viking Era Loom (all genders/no genders)
14 April 2020 VIRTUAL Spoon Carving (for women + non-binary makers)
11 April 2020 CANCELLED Be Your Own Handyperson: Kitchen Renovation
08 April 2020 CANCELLED Power Tools 101 (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
07 April 2020 CANCELLED- Birch Bark Bangle (for women & non-binary makers)
04 April 2020 VIRTUAL-Garden Cold Frame
03 April 2020 VIRTUAL- Garden Cold Frame
02 April 2020 CANCELLED Build A Side Table (for women + non-binary makers)
01 April 2020 CANCELLED-BIPOC Power Tools 101 (For Women & Non-Binary Makers of Color)
25 March 2020 CANCELLED Bowl Turning (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
21 March 2020 Postponed Kolrosing: Next Level! (all gender/no gender)
21 March 2020 POSTPONED Kolrosing Basics (All gender/no gender)
14 March 2020 Be Your Own Handyperson: TRIM 101 (for women and non-binary makers)
13 March 2020 Make A Date with the Table Saw (women + non-binary folks)
11 March 2020 Hook Knife Sheath for Spoon Carvers (all gender/no gender)
29 February 2020 Bandsaw Hair Pins & Hair Sticks (for Women & Non-binary Makers)
22 February 2020 Butterfly Joint Tea Tray (all gender/no gender)
16 February 2020 Dala Horse Carving (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
15 February 2020 BIPOC Power Tools 101 (For Women & Non-Binary Makers of Color)
14 February 2020 Who Cares about Valentine's Day Craft Hang (for women + non-binary makers)
13 February 2020 Spoon Carving (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
12 February 2020 Bowl Turning (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
08 February 2020 Dala Horse Carving (for women + non-binary makers)
06 February 2020 Power Tools 101 (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
05 February 2020 Post and Rung Stool (for women + non-binary makers) SOLD OUT
03 February 2020 Valentine-Palentine Print Making Class (For Women + Non-binary Makers)

About the shop

Women's Woodshop empowers women and non-binary makers through the art of woodcraft.   We offer classes, community events, and more.

Contacts

info@womenswoodshop.com

Address: 2237 E 38th Street, Minneapolis MN 55407         
(on Dakota Land)

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