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Basic Bandsaw Box with Gwen (for women + non-binary makers)

  • 13 August 2022
  • 14 August 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 13 August 2022, 2:00 PM 6:00 PM (CST)
  • 14 August 2022, 12:00 PM 4:00 PM (CST)
  • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
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In this 2 day course students will use the bandsaw to create a catchall 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. 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. 

* This class is limited to 9 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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Gwen Comings is a sculptor and painter with an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in interdisciplinary studio and a BFA from MCAD in painting and drawing. They frequently use woodworking techniques and traditions in their art and enjoy making functional objects in their spare time.  Gwen is one of Fireweed's new board members - welcome Gwen!

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Pricing Transparency:

Cost breakdown per student:

Instructor receives $45

Admin receives $8

Rent contribution $7

Materials cost breakdown $27:

Glue $1

Sandpaper (hand and machine refills) $5

Wood (6x6x2in maple)  $10

Finishing wax $2

Prep time $9


What's this new thing? We are exercising better transparency and want folks to know what goes into a class and why they cost what they do.


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Now offering sliding scale pricing! We know the pandemic has effected people in different ways and want to keep woodworking accessible. Suggested admission is $87,  but we now have a $77 admission option and a pay it forward option.

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