Fireweed Community Woodshop 

 

Furniture Making Classes

    • 28 July 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
    • 0
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    Learn about the principles of Timber Framing. Through theory, demonstrations and hands-on practice-- learn to carve the two fundamental joints in timber framing (the mortise and tenon) and familiarize yourself with square rule layout, design conventions, reading the grain, and using a variety of hand and power tools. No prior power tool experience required but some upper body strength, strong vision and tape measure familiarity will benefit you a lot! You will leave the workshop with a tenon and a mortise checker for any future timber framing projects and the knowledge of how to start a larger project, what tools are necessary, and what resources are out there for deepening your understanding.

    The materials fee for this class is $20 and is included in the admission cost.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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    Taught by Alo Osberg

    • 01 August 2024
    • 04 August 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
    • 2
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    In this class we’ll make a simple single slat chair using traditional and modern tools with fresh black ash and woven with cotton Shaker tape. Beginners are welcome, but some basic woodworking experience will make the learning curve with the tools shorter. This class will require some hand strength to grip tools and some extended periods of standing. Being able to open a sealed jar is an example of hand strength.

    The materials cost of this class is $65 and is included in the admission cost. 

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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    Taught by Mary Tripoli

    In this class we’ll make a simple single slat chair using traditional and modern tools with fresh black ash and woven with cotton Shaker tape. Beginners are welcome, but some basic woodworking experience will make the learning curve with the tools shorter. This class will require some hand strength to grip tools and some extended periods of standing. Being able to open a sealed jar is an example of hand strength.

    The materials cost of this class is $65 and is included in the admission cost. 

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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    Taught by Mary Tripoli

    • 05 August 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 14 27th Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
    • 5
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    Open shop is a time for you to bring in any projects or crafts you are working on and have access to the tools and the space. While we will have an instructor on staff to help open shop run smoothly and make sure tools are being used safely, this is a self-directed work time NOT class time. Open shop is capped at 8 participants and needs 6 participants to run.

    Registrants of open shop MUST have taken power tools 101 or be comfortable and experienced using power tools.  

    Every attendee of open shop must register. Please no guests without registration!

    Please email fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com if you have any questions about open shop or what tools are available to use.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***
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    Facilitated by Bozena.

    • 06 August 2024
    • 08 August 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
    • 4
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    In this 2-day course students will use the bandsaw to create a box that can be used in countless ways! Working from a solid piece of wood salvaged from lumberyard offcuts, you will learn to design, layout, cut, sand, and reassemble the pieces to form a functional box and lid. Once you learn the basic process, the possibilities are endless! You will learn and use the following tools during class: bandsaw, spindle sander, orbital sanders, clamps.

    A 30 minute meal slot will be set aside for all, you are invited to bring something to eat and drink each day.

    The materials fee for this class is $43 and is included in the admission cost.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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    Taught by Gwen Comings


    • 10 August 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
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    Make a cutting board while learning how to use power tools. We will cover using the electric planer, ripping on the table saw, cross cutting on the miter saw, curved cuts on the bandsaw, and finishing. This is a great chance to get to know, or brush up on the most powerful tools in the shop. Take home your very own cherry or maple cutting board at the end.

    The materials fee for this class is $20 and is included in the admission cost.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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     Taught by Meena Mangalvedhekar.  

    • 14 August 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
    • 0
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    Make a cutting board while learning how to use power tools. We will cover using the electric planer, ripping on the table saw, cross cutting on the miter saw, curved cuts on the bandsaw, and finishing. This is a great chance to get to know, or brush up on the most powerful tools in the shop. Take home your very own cherry or maple cutting board at the end.

    The materials fee for this class is $20 and is included in the admission cost.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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     Taught by Meena Mangalvedhekar.  

    • 19 August 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 14 27th Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
    • 7
    Register

    Open shop is a time for you to bring in any projects or crafts you are working on and have access to the tools and the space. While we will have an instructor on staff to help open shop run smoothly and make sure tools are being used safely, this is a self-directed work time NOT class time. Open shop is capped at 8 participants and needs 6 participants to run.

    Registrants of open shop MUST have taken power tools 101 or be comfortable and experienced using power tools.  

    Every attendee of open shop must register. Please no guests without registration!

    Please email fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com if you have any questions about open shop or what tools are available to use.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***
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    Facilitated by Bozena.

    • 04 September 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
    • 6
    Register

    Make a cutting board while learning how to use power tools. We will cover using the electric planer, ripping on the table saw, cross cutting on the miter saw, curved cuts on the bandsaw, and finishing. This is a great chance to get to know, or brush up on the most powerful tools in the shop. Take home your very own cherry or maple cutting board at the end.

    The materials fee for this class is $20 and is included in the admission cost.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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     Taught by Meena Mangalvedhekar.  

    • 05 September 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
    • 6
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    It can be hard to find just the right picture frame--especially for one-of-a-kind art--and custom frames are expensive. Solve that problem by learning how to build your own! We'll use the table saw, chop saw, and drill to construct basic frames out of poplar. Students should come to class with dimensions of the piece they want to frame, and we'll take it from there!

    The materials fee for this class is $15 and is included in the class admission cost.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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    Taught by Kate Schiffler 


    • 08 September 2024
    • 29 September 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 14 27th Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
    • 5
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    Do you ever wonder where to put clothes you’ve worn that aren’t ready for the wash? Create an artistic chair to keep your clothes off the floor on their way to the laundry room. We will use found branches (provided by the instructor unless you have some to share!) and milled lumber to express our imagination during the Year of the Chair. Use the table saw, band saw, and drills to assemble a chair according to your own pattern and what the wood invites you to do.

    The materials fee for this class is $55 and is included in the admission costs.



    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***
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    Taught by EB.

    • 21 September 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
    • 8
    Register

    Make a cutting board while learning how to use power tools. We will cover using the electric planer, ripping on the table saw, cross cutting on the miter saw, curved cuts on the bandsaw, and finishing. This is a great chance to get to know, or brush up on the most powerful tools in the shop. Take home your very own cherry or maple cutting board at the end.

    The materials fee for this class is $20 and is included in the admission cost.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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     Taught by Meena Mangalvedhekar.  

    • 21 September 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
    • 7
    Register

    Join us for a special BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) centered class to practice the basics of Power Tools

    Make a cutting board while learning how to use power tools. We will cover using the electric planer, ripping on the table saw, cross cutting on the miter saw, curved cuts on the bandsaw, and finishing. This is a great chance to get to know, or brush up on the most powerful tools in the shop. Take home your very own cherry or maple cutting board at the end.

    The materials fee for this class is $20 and is included in the admission cost.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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     Taught by Meena Mangalvedhekar (@meenanew)  Bio 1.  Bio 2.   


    Join us for a special BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) centered class to practice the basics of Power Tools

    Make a cutting board while learning how to use power tools. We will cover using the electric planer, ripping on the table saw, cross cutting on the miter saw, curved cuts on the bandsaw, and finishing. This is a great chance to get to know, or brush up on the most powerful tools in the shop. Take home your very own cherry or maple cutting board at the end.

    The materials fee for this class is $20 and is included in the admission cost.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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     Taught by Meena Mangalvedhekar (@meenanew)  Bio 1.  Bio 2.   

    • 26 September 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
    • 8
    Register

    Make a cutting board while learning how to use power tools. We will cover using the electric planer, ripping on the table saw, cross cutting on the miter saw, curved cuts on the bandsaw, and finishing. This is a great chance to get to know, or brush up on the most powerful tools in the shop. Take home your very own cherry or maple cutting board at the end.

    The materials fee for this class is $20 and is included in the admission cost.

    *** We do require masking indoors, whatever your vaccination status***

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     Taught by Meena Mangalvedhekar.  

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