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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

    • 06/11/2024
    • 07/29/2024
    • 6 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!

    • 09/21/2024
    • 11/09/2024
    • 8 sessions
    • 112 Quality Lane
    • 4

    Building a George Nakashima Style Bench

    In this 8 week intensive course, you will create your very own Conoid

    Bench in the style of George Nakashima. The second week we will take a field trip to select your bench slab material (this will be a separate charge of about $200-$400 that is not included in your registration fee).

    Using appropriate power and hand tools, students will be guided to fashion all component parts, from raw wood, necessary to create a correctly executed Nakashima style bench.  Students will learn design considerations as well as construction and finishing techniques necessary to complete their bench.

    The class will consist of eight 6 hr sessions on consecutive Saturdays.  Please make sure you can attend classes as new skills will be taught each week and the time in class is necessary for completing the bench.

    Learning Objectives:

    -design and build your own conoid bench

    -learn how to safely use the lathe 

    -learn how to shave and taper spindles with a spoke shave

    Instructor: Kent

    This class is offered to members only, as students will need to have taken a woodshop orientation class. 

    Member Cost: $1500

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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