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Shop Lead

Currently Supported by Director of Operations


  • Saw Stop Table Saw
  • Band Saws
  • Drill Press
  • Drum & Rotary Sander
  • Lathe
  • Chop Saws
  • Planer
  • Jointer
  • CNC Router
  • Handheld Routers
  • Handheld Sanders
  • Brad Nailer
  • And many other hand tools!

Upcoming events

    • 05/07/2024
    • 06/25/2024
    • 8 sessions
    • The MINT 112 Quality Lane Rutland VT 05701

    Woodshop STAFF HOURS

    Welcome to the MINT Woodshop! If you have questions, need support with a project, or just want to check out the shop space, please drop in!

    • 05/21/2024
    • 05/23/2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 112 Quality Lane
    • 6


    Make yourself an amazing cutting board or charcuterie board while learning the basics of woodworking.

    In this class you will learn:

    • use of the table saw
    • use of the chop saw
    • use of the band saw
    • use of router table
    • use of the jointer and planer. 

    This class also provides the basic knowledge gained in the woodshop orientation course allowing members to use the woodshop during member hours. 

    Instructor: Dan Lovell

    Member: $85

    Not Yet Member: $100

    • 05/29/2024
    • 06/19/2024
    • 5 sessions
    • 112 Quality Lane
    • 4

    Build Your Own Fish Landing Net

    Attention outdoor enthusiasts!

    Build your own landing net for your fishing adventures. In this class we will make and cut parts and pieces to assemble all the details we need for a unique signature net. This class will be a four part class and will meet for two hours each night. All participants will leave this class with a 15-inch net ready to hit the water!

    *This is not an introductory class, students should take woodshop orientation prior to this course.*

    This class will utilize both the wood shop and the laser to customize your handle and make it truly one of a kind. 

    Minimum enrollment for this class is 3 students.

    Instructor: Dan

    When: May 29th, 30th, June 5th, 12th and 19th. 

    Sessions run from 5:00PM-7:00PM

    Members: $200

    Not Yet Members: $225

    • 06/04/2024
    • 06/11/2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 112 Quality Lane
    • 2

    Woodshop: Introduction to Bowl Turning on the Lathe

    In this class, we will cover how to prep, mount and turn a block of wood on the lathe. This class will use green wood and will have homework to do at your home, outside of class time. We will discuss various methods for drying green wood blanks as well as best practices for working on the lathe. 

    Students will learn:

    -How to prep, mount and turn a block of wood on the lathe

    -How to successfully dry green wood 

    -Best safety and use practices for the lathe

    Please wear clothing that fits properly and avoid loose or baggy clothing. 

    When: June 4th and 11th 5:30PM-8PM

    Member: $135

    Non Member: $155

    • 06/06/2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The MINT, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, VT
    • 5

    Introduction to the MINT Woodshop

    Come on everybody; let's make some sawdust!

    Take a tour through the wood shop and learn how to use some of the more common woodworking tools. 

    In this class you will learn the safe way to:   

    • Cut with a compound miter saw (chopsaw)
    • Use our SawStop tablesaw
    • Use both the jointer and planer 
    • Use a variety handtools and measuring techniques

    Absolutely no experience is necessary! If you have any interest in woodworking this is the class for you. 

    Think safety first: bring you own safety glasses if you desire. There will be some on-hand to borrow as well.

    Instructor: Dan

    Fee: $15 members

A place for tinkerers, makers, and small businesses to have space, contacts, and equipment to thrive. If you possess a passion for creating and making, a MINT membership is for you.

112 Quality Lane, Rutland, Vermont

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