Wood Shop

What Wood you like to build today? 

Shop Lead


Lauren Olewnik

woodshop@rutlandmint.org


Tools


  • 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

    • 07/22/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 07/29/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • 112 Quality Lane
    • 4

    Soil with Soul: Build a Worm Bin & Upcycle Your Food Scraps

    Aristotle called worms the “intestines of the earth.” These humble, misunderstood creatures have a bad reputation for being gross and slimy but that is simply not the case. They are important players in the decomposition of organic matter. What they leave behind after feasting on decaying matter is what gardeners and farmers call “black gold.” Like cow manure, vermicast (aka worm poop) is a highly prized soil amendment rich with nutrients and microbes that plants and soil love. We know you will too, so let’s compost your food scraps with worms!

    In this three-day workshop, you will

    • build a three-tier vertical migration worm bin; each tier will be 12” x 12” (1 sq. ft. of surface area)

    • learn how this three-tier system operates and how to start it using worms specific for composting

    • methods for caring and feeding your worms, such as maintaining optimal temperatures, moisture percentages, and healthy Ph-level, as well as balancing the carbon to nitrogen ratio

    • when and how to harvest vermicast

    • applications for vermicast, for example, using it to top dress house plants or making a compost tea for your garden

    Each participant will receive bedding material, 1 pound of composting worms, worm chow, and a worm blanket to start their home system. 

    Cost
    Members: $225
    Non-members: $300

    Workshop Dates
    Thurs. July 22, 6-8 pm
    Tues. July 27, 6-8 pm
    Thurs. July 29, 6-8 pm


    • 07/27/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • 112 Quality Lane
    • 5
    Register

    Introduction to Woodshop

    Come on everybody; let's make some sawdust. Let's 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 safeway to use:

    • Cutting with a compound miter saw. (chopsaw)
    • Ends and outs of how a tablesaw works
    • What is a bandsaw is used for 
    • You will also learn how to 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. Make sure you are thinking safety first and get yourself a pair of safety glasses. 

    • 08/03/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 08/24/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 6
    Register

     

    Light It Up - Lamp Building

    Do you have an old ugly lamp that you can’t even sell at a yard sale, well it is not worthless if you bring it to this class you will learn how to deconstruct it and make it into something more beautiful. 

    In this class you will learn how to:

    • Deconstruct a lamp and save the wiring

    • Create a unique personalized lamp base

    • Wire a lamp of your own design using The recycled parts from your old ugly lamp. 

    In this class you will need to have an old ugly working lamp to start, and a few found objects that you think would make a beautiful individualized lamp base, such as: an old chunk of wood, a piece of marble, an old car part, or even an empty whiskey bottle…. use your imagination!!  The possibilities are endless. 


    Members  $125

    Non-members $150

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