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Woodshop Intro for Women

Course Overview

If you’ve never really had the opportunity to gain experience in the woodshop before, the prospect of working with power tools can be a bit daunting. They’re loud, they’re powerful and it’s no secret they can be dangerous. However, the table saw, planer, jointer, and bandsaw are useful tools: once you know what you’re doing and gain some practice and confidence, they make your work easier and open up new worlds. Join wood artist Cecilia Schiller in a hands-on exploration of woodworking basics: the how, when, and why of safe and effective power tool operation. Using the jointer, planer, table saw, and band saw, you will learn, step by step, how to take rough sawn lumber and turn it into a beautiful multi-colored laminated board; then use it to make an attractive lidded box. And finally, you’ll learn how to personalize it with unique details and fine handwork. By request, this class is only open to people who identify as women.

Registration in the March 2020 session of this class includes participation in the Carvers Conference day on Friday, March 6th, as part of Wood Week, which features demonstrations, skill shares and open shop. More information will be provided upon registration. Please plan to participate!


Thu, Mar 19th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 22nd, 2020

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at

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We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Length: 4 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 16+
Registration Cost: $390.00
Includes materials fee of $50.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.