Beginner Series: Potting Bench
Jul
30
12:00 pm12:00

Beginner Series: Potting Bench

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make an outdoor potting bench out of dimensional lumber. It is also handy for garage storage or a BBQ! You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Here is the plan we'll be basing our project on: https://www.ryobitools.com/nation/projects/potting-bench_4031

$100 (taxes included) plus $25 for the lumber. $125 total payable by Visa, Mastercard, AmEx or etransfer.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Leaning Ladder Shelf
Aug
13
12:00 pm12:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Leaning Ladder Shelf

  • Hands-On Halifax

***This class is sold out. Email us if you would like to be on the waitlist***

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a leaning ladder-style shelf. You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Here is the plan we'll be basing our project on: http://www.ana-white.com/2010/07/plans/leaning-wall-shelf


$50 (taxes included) plus $30 for the lumber. $80 total payable by Visa, Mastercard, AmEx or etransfer.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.


Beginner: Upholstered Bench
Jul
23
12:00 pm12:00

Beginner: Upholstered Bench

  • Hands-On Halifax

We will learn the basics of carpentry tools and building principles, along with the basics of upholstery. Taken together, you will build a cushioned bench with a 15"x36" top--in one day! This class is meant for beginners and you do not need to be a member to take it.

The build will consist of two parts. First, we will build the solid wood base for the bench, and then Marty Robar from On the Mend Upholstery and Restoration will teach us the basics of upholstery with a no-sew cushioned top for the bench.

$100 (taxes included) plus $50 for the lumber, upholstery foam and fabric. $150 total payable by etransfer or by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx here: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/upholstered-bench-1

Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Beginner: Step Stool
Jul
16
12:00 pm12:00

Beginner: Step Stool

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a two-step step stool out of dimensional lumber. You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Here is the plan we'll be basing our project on: http://www.ana-white.com/2011/02/plans/vintage-step-stool

$50 (taxes included) plus $10 for the lumber. $60 total payable by Visa, Mastercard, AmEx or etransfer.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Three-Tier Stand
Jul
9
12:00 pm12:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Three-Tier Stand

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a three-tier planter/storage rack out of dimensional lumber. You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Here is the plan we'll be basing our project on: http://overthebigmoon.com/diy-produce-stand-for-under-30/

$50 (taxes included) plus $10 for the lumber. $60 total payable by Visa, Mastercard, AmEx or etransfer.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Friday Social: Make Your Own Chopsticks
Jul
7
6:00 pm18:00

Friday Social: Make Your Own Chopsticks

  • Hands-On Halifax

A great way to spend a Friday evening with a friend or a date. Brad from Holley Woodshop (https://www.facebook.com/HolleyWoodshop/) will show you how to make beautiful hand-planed and hand-detailed sets of chopsticks out of a variety of woods.

Skills in this class include hand-planing, chisels, table saw, band saw, and finish work. You'll work in pairs moving to each station, and at the end of the night you'll each have a set of custom chopsticks. It's fun, low-stress, social, and educational all at once! 

You do not need to be a member for this class. $18 per person, or $30 for two people, so bring a friend! That includes two hours of instruction, materials, taxes, and your own chopsticks to take home at the end of the night. 

Please register in advance by emailing us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com

Beginner: Triangle Shelf
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

Beginner: Triangle Shelf

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques.

In this class, we will make a triangular wall shelf. You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Some Pinterest inspiration for your triangular shelf design: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/triangle-shelf/

$50 (taxes included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx. Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

 

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Upholstered Bench
Jun
21
Jun 28

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Upholstered Bench

  • Hands-On Halifax

We will learn the basics of carpentry tools and building principles, along with the basics of upholstery. Taken together, you will build a cushioned bench with a 18"x36" top--in only six hours of class time over two sessions! This class is meant for beginners and you do not need to be a member to take it.

The build will consist of two sessions. On Wednesday June 21st, we meet to build the bench base, which will follow a plan something like this: http://www.morelikehome.net/2012/10/day-9-build-bench-with-2x4s.html

The next week, Wednesday June 28th we meet again and are joined by Marty Robar from On the Mend Upholstery and Restoration. He will teach us the basics of upholstery and we'll make a no-sew cushioned top for the bench, along the lines of this one: http://www.oldhousetonewhome.net/2014/07/diy-no-sew-bench-cushion.html

$100 (taxes included) plus $50 for the lumber, upholstery foam and fabric. $150 total payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx, or online here: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/upholstered-bench

Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Three-Tier Planter
Jun
18
12:00 pm12:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Three-Tier Planter

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a three-tier planter/storage rack out of dimensional lumber. You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Here is the plan we'll be basing our project on: http://overthebigmoon.com/diy-produce-stand-for-under-30/

$50 (taxes included) plus $10 for the lumber. $60 total payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Rolling Cart
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Rolling Cart

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques.

In this class, we will make a three-shelf rolling cart out of dimensional lumber. You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Here is the plan we'll be basing our project on: http://www.ana-white.com/2014/08/plans/smaller-rolling-cart-home-depot-dih-workshop

$50 (taxes included) plus $10 for the lumber. $60 total payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Jun
4
12:00 pm12:00

Trade School: Bug Hotel

  • Hands-On Halifax

Bug hotels provide shelter and nesting areas for a variety of insect life. On June 4th, join us at Hands-On Halifax Community Woodshop from noon to 2pm to build frames for bug hotels. We'll learn basic carpentry skills along the way, and this part of the day will be limited to eight people. From 2pm to 4pm the session is open to everyone and we'll be filling the bug hotels with materials and finding homes to install them.

Please bring materials to fill the bug hotels, such as pinecones, bamboo shoots, twigs, moss and cardboard.

To barter for this experience, please bring some useful materials for the wood shop, such as leftover paint and stain, scrap wood and hardware, sandpaper, or painter tape to leave behind in appreciation.

The venue is located at the very end of the parking lot.

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Three-Tier Planter
May
28
12:00 pm12:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Three-Tier Planter

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a three-tier planter/storage rack out of dimensional lumber. You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Here is the plan we'll be basing our project on: http://overthebigmoon.com/diy-produce-stand-for-under-30/

$50 (taxes included) plus $10 for the lumber. $60 total payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Step Stool
May
21
12:00 pm12:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Step Stool

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a two-step step stool out of dimensional lumber. You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Here is the plan we'll be basing our project on: http://www.ana-white.com/2011/02/plans/vintage-step-stool

$50 (taxes included) plus $10 for the lumber. $60 total payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Three-Tier Planter
May
14
12:00 pm12:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Three-Tier Planter

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a three-tier planter/storage rack out of dimensional lumber. You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Here is the plan we'll be basing our project on: http://overthebigmoon.com/diy-produce-stand-for-under-30/

$50 (taxes included) plus $10 for the lumber. $60 total payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Beginner: Test Tube Planter

  • Hands-On Halifax

In this two-hour course you will construct and assemble a Test Tube Planter Rack. A test-tube planter rack provides a great start into micro-gardening. With simple construction, this creative project can spruce up your office or living space, and can make a great gift for mom or a special someone.

Course fees include four 8” x ¾” test tubs, wood, and plants!

The suggested plan involves using a housed-joint called a dado (“day-doe”). A small amount of glue is used to reinforce the joint, but fasteners are NOT required (i.e. no nails or screws). The dado joint is efficiently cut using the tablesaw. Participants who are interested in cutting this joint with a handsaw and chisel will be accommodated.

Although all materials are provided, you are welcome to bring your own lumber or plants. Please note the test tube dimensions (8’ x ¾” diameter) when selecting your supplies.

Facilitator: Brad Holley. Follow me on Instagram @HolleyWoodshop

$25 per person (includes tax, instruction time and materials) payable by cash, Visa, Mastercard or AmEx. Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Growler Carrier with the LBL (Session 3)
May
7
2:00 pm14:00

Growler Carrier with the LBL (Session 3)

  • Hands-On Halifax

Move your suds in style!

In this beginner class, you will work from a plan to make a craft beer crate, designed to transport two 32 fluid ounce Growlers (available at many local craft breweries). As you work to complete this project, you will be introduced to some basic woodworking techniques including basic plan reading, joinery and assembly, and learn to use some of the shop’s tools.
Guidance on finishing techniques will also be provided.

This class is presented in partnership with the Ladies Beer League!

$60 (taxes, instruction time and materials included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Power Tools 101
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

Power Tools 101

  • Hands-On Halifax

If you have never held a saw or a drill before (except maybe in junior high woodshop!), this class is for you. The aim of this class is to build your confidence so that you can try a cut with each saw. We will go through basic woodshop safety, and learn how to use the most common tools you need for woodworking:

  • Compound mitre saw
  • Table saw
  • Circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill

Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes (not sneakers), tie back long hair and leave all jewelry at home. We provide safety glasses and ear protection but you may also bring your own if you prefer. You do not need to be a member to attend this class.

$50 (taxes in) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register

CANCELLED! Beginner: Frames for Mounted Canvas
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

CANCELLED! Beginner: Frames for Mounted Canvas

  • Hands-On Halifax

***We have decided to cancel this event! If you are interested in learning to make this style of frame, please come by during our Monday evening by-donation night and I would be happy to show you how to make them!***

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a simple floating frame for a piece of art on mounted canvas. The mounted canvas you're framing can be any dimension, but please bring it with you! It might be a painting you've had unframed for years or maybe your own work from a Paint Nite event. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

 $50 (taxes, instruction time and materials included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Beginner: Three-Tier Planter
Apr
23
12:00 pm12:00

Beginner: Three-Tier Planter

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a three-tier planter/storage rack out of dimensional lumber. You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Here is the plan we'll be basing our project on: http://overthebigmoon.com/diy-produce-stand-for-under-30/

 $50 (taxes included) plus $10 for the lumber. $60 total payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Beginner: Three-Tier Planter
Apr
9
12:00 pm12:00

Beginner: Three-Tier Planter

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a three-tier planter/storage rack out of dimensional lumber. You can customize the dimensions and after the class it will be ready to paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

Here is the plan we'll be basing our project on: http://overthebigmoon.com/diy-produce-stand-for-under-30/

 $50 (taxes included) plus $10 for the lumber. $60 total payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Beginner: Storage Crate
Apr
2
12:00 pm12:00

Beginner: Storage Crate

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where complete a project in one session. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a storage crate out of scrap wood. The size and design will be up to you, and after the class you can paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

 $50 (taxes, instruction time and materials included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Series: Wall-Mounted Cabinet
Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

Series: Wall-Mounted Cabinet

Make your own wall-mounted hinged-door cabinet over fifteen hours of workshop time. This beginner class meets from 6pm to 9pm for four weeks (March 29th, April 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th) . Skills covered in this class include joinery, jointing, planing, mitre cuts, gluing and clamping, assembly, sanding and finish work. 

Instructor: Shaun Raymakers is a Red Seal carpenter who has worked on everything from large-scale commercial projects to small household ones. His interest in hand tools and joinery came from needing a quiet, low-dust way to work.

$150 (taxes in), payable by cash, Visa, Mastercard or AmEx. Materials fee will be approximately $20.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register. 

Power Tools 101
Mar
26
2:00 pm14:00

Power Tools 101

  • Hands-On Halifax

If you have never held a saw or a drill before (except maybe in junior high woodshop!), this class is for you. The aim of this class is to build your confidence so that you can try a cut with each saw. We will go through basic woodshop safety, and learn how to use the most common tools you need for woodworking:

  • Compound mitre saw
  • Table saw
  • Circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill

Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes (not sneakers), tie back long hair and leave all jewelry at home. We provide safety glasses and ear protection but you may also bring your own if you prefer. You do not need to be a member to attend this class.

$50 (taxes in) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register

Sunday Social: Fairy Doors
Mar
19
2:00 pm14:00

Sunday Social: Fairy Doors

  • Hands-On Halifax

In this class we will make and decorate fairy doors to attract the springtime fairies! These tiny doors can be any style or design, so you can make yours unique. We will learn basic shop safety, and how to use tools such as the bandsaw, scroll saw, sander, mitre saw and jigsaw. This is a beginner class and you do not need to be a member to attend this class.

$30 for one person or $50 for two (taxes in), so bring a friend! Payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Sunday Social: Wood Block Printmaking
Mar
12
12:00 pm12:00

Sunday Social: Wood Block Printmaking

  • Hands-On Halifax

In this class, you will learn how to make a wood block carving that can then be used for printmaking. We'll have the supplies on hand to turn your carvings into greeting cards if you want to use them that way! This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class. It's a fun, social way to spend an afternoon learning new skills and making art.

Instructor: Arjun Lal is a local artist

$30 per person or $50 for two, so bring a friend! Taxes, instruction time and materials included; payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Beginner Series: Growler Crate
Mar
5
12:00 pm12:00

Beginner Series: Growler Crate

  • Hands-On Halifax


Move your suds in style!

In this beginner class, you will work from a plan to make a craft beer crate, designed to transport two 32 fluid ounce Growlers (available at many local craft breweries). As you work to complete this project, you will be introduced to some basic woodworking techniques including basic plan reading, joinery and assembly, and learn to use some of the shop’s tools.
Guidance on finishing techniques will also be provided.

$60 (taxes, instruction time and materials included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Power Tools 101
Feb
26
2:00 pm14:00

Power Tools 101

  • Hands-On Halifax

If you have never held a saw or a drill before (except maybe in junior high woodshop!), this class is for you. The aim of this class is to build your confidence so that you can try a cut with each saw. We will go through basic woodshop safety, and learn how to use the most common tools you need for woodworking:

  • Compound mitre saw
  • Table saw
  • Circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill

Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes (not sneakers), tie back long hair and leave all jewelry at home. We provide safety glasses and ear protection but you may also bring your own if you prefer. You do not need to be a member to attend this class.

$50 (taxes in) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register

Beginner Series: Hexagonal Planter
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

Beginner Series: Hexagonal Planter

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where you arrive at 10am and leave mid-afternoon with a completed project. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a hexagonal planter out of scrap wood, in the style of http://jenwoodhouse.com/2x4-building-challenge/. The size and design will be up to you, and after the class you can paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

 $50 (taxes, instruction time and materials included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Hands-On Halifax Valentine's Party!
Feb
13
1:00 pm13:00

Hands-On Halifax Valentine's Party!

  • Hands-On Halifax

Hands-On Halifax is celebrating Valentine's Day! On Monday, February 13th from 1pm to 4pm the shop is open for making crafts and Valentines.

We’ll show you how to cut out a shape on the bandsaw, and we’ll have craft supplies on hand to paint and decorate them. Adults can cut out and decorate, and we’ll have a kids’ area away from the tools where they can decorate shapes we’ve got ready for them. Expect treats and crafty fun! 

This event is by donation, and there’s no need to RSVP. Just pop by any time between 1pm and 4pm on February 13th!

Beginner Series: Storage Crate
Feb
12
10:00 am10:00

Beginner Series: Storage Crate

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where you arrive at 10am and leave mid-afternoon with a completed project. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a storage crate out of scrap wood. The size and design will be up to you, and after the class you can paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

 $50 (taxes, instruction time and materials included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Beginner Series: Planter Box
Jan
29
10:00 am10:00

Beginner Series: Planter Box

  • Hands-On Halifax

The Beginner Series of classes are single-session classes where you arrive at 10am and leave mid-afternoon with a completed project. Along the way, you learn to use the shop's power tools and some woodworking techniques. 

In this class, we will make a planter box out of scrap wood. The size and design will be up to you, and after the class you can paint, finish or stain it any way you wish. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

 $50 (taxes, instruction time and materials included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

Jan
22
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Social: Wood Block Prints

  • Hands-On Halifax

In this class, you will learn how to make a wood block carving that can then be used for printmaking. We'll have the supplies on hand to turn your carvings into greeting cards if you want to use them that way! This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class. It's a fun, social way to spend an afternoon learning new skills and making art.

Instructor: Arjun Lal is a local artist

$30 per person or $50 for two, so bring a friend! Taxes, instruction time and materials included; payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.