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BIPOC Power Tools 101 with Meena (for women + marginalized genders that feel comfortable with a femme approach to woodworking)

  • 02 August 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
  • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
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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 cutting board at the end.


THIS CLASS IS INTENDED FOR FOLKS IDENTIFYING AS PEOPLE OF COLOR, please do not register if you are a white-bodied person.

HOSTED AT OUR *NEW SHOP SPACE!  

(14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414)

* This class is limited to 7 individuals to prevent the spread of covid-19, please do not attend class if feeling ill, we will refund you. All students are required to wear a mask see our covid safety protocol: here

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


This course is offered as micro-reparations pricing. Fireweed Community Woodshop believes in wealth redistribution while our nation has still not properly paid reparations to marginalized communities. 

Pricing Transparency:

Cost breakdown per student ($31):

Instructor receives $20

Rent $5

PPE and supplies $6


Materials cost breakdown $20:

$20 goes to the instructor for materials

Walnut and other various types of wood and prep time involved 


If you need a scholarship, please email us at fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com, no questions asked.




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