Power Tools 101, 13 Jan
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Power Tools 101, 13 Jan

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, the basics of measuring and cutting, and learn how to use the most common tools you need for woodworking:

Compound mitre saw
Jigsaw
Bandsaw
Drill and drill press

Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, 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.

$30 (taxes in) payable by etransfer, Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register or follow this link to pay online: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/power-tools

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 Beginner: Honeycomb Shelves
Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner: Honeycomb Shelves

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 hexagonal/honeycomb wall shelf (or shelves!). 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 shelving design:https://www.pinterest.com/explore/honeycomb-shelves/

$50 (taxes included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.at our online store at the top right of the page.

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Beginner: Storage Crate
Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner: Storage Crate

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 with oblong oval handles. The dimensions 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 etransfer or by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx at this link: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/storage-crate-1

 

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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Beginner: Bar Cart
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner: Bar Cart

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 bar cart, perfect to give as a Christmas gift or to serve in style at your holiday parties! 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.

$150 (taxes and materials included), payable by etransfer or credit card at this link: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/bar-cart

Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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SOLD OUT! Beginner: X-Style Coffee OR End Table
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: X-Style Coffee OR End Table

***This class is sold out! Please email 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 coffee table with X-style sides OR an end table, based on the one shown here: http://www.ana-white.com/2012/07/plans/rustic-x-coffee-table 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.

$150 (taxes and materials included) for the coffee table OR $95 for the end table, payable by etransfer or by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx here: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/x-style-coffee-or-end-table

Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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SOLD OUT! Power Tools 101
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Power Tools 101

***This class is sold out! Another session will be added in December***

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, the basics of measuring and cutting, and learn how to use the most common tools you need for woodworking:

Compound mitre saw
Circular saw
Jigsaw
Bandsaw
Drill and drill press

Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, 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.

$30 (taxes in) payable by etransfer, Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register or follow this link to pay online: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/power-tools-3

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SOLD OUT! Series: Walnut Table
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT! Series: Walnut Table

***This class is sold out!***

Make your own modern side table out of a beautiful hardwood: walnut! This class meets from 6pm to 8:30 pm every Wednesday for a four-week series: November 15th, 22nd, and 29th and December 6th. Tools used in this class include table saw, jointer, planer, routers, and mitre saw. Skills taught in this class include clear coat lacquer finish, rabbet and dado joinery, table top gluing and more. Best of all: A gorgeous handmade piece of furniture for your home. Exact design TBA!

Instructor: Dan Arsenault, BBA. Dan has a diploma in wood manufacturing, woodworking, and cabinet making from Holland College. He has worked at Millwrights in Bedford and has been building custom pieces for three and half years of various designs, materials, and finishes. He has also run an online wood product business building items requested by customers.

$160 plus $100 for materials, for a total for $260 payable by etransfer or with Visa, Mastercard or AmEx here: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/walnut-table

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register. 

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Beginner: Votive Candle Holder
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

Beginner: Votive Candle Holder

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 trio of votive candle holders. We'll construct them and then learn techniques for painting, staining, glazing and distressing to customize your finish. Wood, finish, and candles are all included! This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

About the instructor: Marty is an experienced woodworker and upholsterer, and owner of On the Mend Upholstery and Restoration

$25 (taxes included) payable by etranfer or by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx here: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/votive-candle-holder-1 Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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SOLD OUT! Beginner: Three-Tier Stand
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Three-Tier Stand

***This class is sold out. Please email us if you'd 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 three-tier planter/storage rack out of dimensional lumber. 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/

Registration (including materials) is $60 payable by etransfer or by Visa, Mastercard, AmEx here: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/three-tier-stand-2

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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SOLD OUT! Power Tools 101
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Power Tools 101

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

 

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, the basics of measuring and cutting, and learn how to use the most common tools you need for woodworking:

  • Compound mitre saw
  • Circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Bandsaw
  • Drill and drill press

Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, 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.

$30 (taxes in) payable by etransfer, Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register or follow this link to pay online: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/power-tools-1

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Votive Candle Holder
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Votive Candle Holder

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 trio of votive candle holders. We'll construct them and then learn techniques for painting, staining, glazing and distressing to customize your finish. Wood, finish, and candles are all included! This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

About the instructor: Marty is an experienced woodworker and upholsterer, and owner of On the Mend Upholstery and Restoration

$25 (taxes included) payable by etranfer or by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx here: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/votive-candle-holder. Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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SOLD OUT! Beginner: X-Style Coffee Table
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: X-Style Coffee Table

***This class is sold out! Email us to be added to 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 coffee table with X-style sides, based on the one shown here: http://www.ana-white.com/2012/07/plans/rustic-x-coffee-table 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.

$150 (taxes and materials included) payable by etransfer or by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx here: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/x-coffee-table. Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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SOLD OUT! Beginner: X-Style End Table
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: X-Style End Table

***This class is sold out! Email us to be added to 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 an end table with X-style sides, based on the one shown here: http://www.ana-white.com/2012/08/plans/rustic-x-end-table 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.

$95 (taxes and materials included) payable by etransfer or by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx here: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/end-table. Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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SOLD OUT! Power Tools 101
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Power Tools 101

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, the basics of measuring and cutting, and learn how to use the most common tools you need for woodworking:

  • Compound mitre saw
  • Circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Bandsaw
  • Drill and drill press

Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, 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.

$30 (taxes in) payable by etransfer, Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register or follow this link to pay online: https://squareup.com/store/handsonhalifax/item/power-tools

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SOLD OUT! Beginner: Votive Candle Holder
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Votive Candle Holder

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 trio of votive candle holders. We'll construct them and then learn techniques for painting, staining, glazing and distressing to customize your finish. Wood, finish, and candles are all included! This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

About the instructor: Marty is an experienced woodworker and upholsterer, and owner of On the Mend Upholstery and Restoration

$25 (taxes included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx. Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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SOLD OUT! Beginner: Over-the-Arm Sofa Table
Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Over-the-Arm Sofa Table

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 over-the-arm sofa side table. We'll construct the side table to the custom height of your chair or sofa, and then learn techniques for painting, staining, glazing and distressing it to customize your finish. Wood and finish are included. This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

About the instructor: Marty is an experienced woodworker and upholsterer, and owner of On the Mend Upholstery and Restoration.

$75 (taxes included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx. Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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SOLD OUT! Series: Hand Tool Club
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT! Series: Hand Tool Club

***This class is sold out! Email us to be added to the waitlist***

Hand Tool Club is a five-session weekly class that will introduce participants to the essential tools and practice of hand-tool woodwork. This class is over five Wednesdays, 6:00pm- 8:30 from September 20th to October 25th (but no session on October 4th). Difficulty: Intermediate

Each week participants will work through one tool while building a rectilinear box

  • Marking tools
  • Backsaw
  • Coping saw
  • Chisel
  • Handplane and card scraper

Shop appliances will be used and demonstrated (moxon vise, shooting board, bench hook, planning hook).

The class will culminate in the completion of a dovetailed hand-tool tote which will be capable of carrying and storing all of the essential hand-tools. Home practice will be strongly encouraged. Suggested readings/video links will be provided. For the tool tote build we will roughly follow Jay Bates’ “Handcut Dovetail Handtool Tote - 236”. Check out his YouTube page and video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZXbepeTyT4

About the instructor: Brad Holley (@HolleyWoodshop on Instagram) is an amateur woodworker from Dartmouth, NS and current vise chair of the Atlantic Woodworkers Association (atlanticwoodworkers.ca). In his personal woodshop Brad regularly builds furniture and household items using both power-tools and hand-tools. Through study, steady practice, and the generous help of experienced others Brad has learned the basic skills of hand-tool woodwork and invites you to learn and practice with him.

Cost: $125; includes materials for tool tote build (pine). Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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Beginner: Centrepiece Box
Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

Beginner: Centrepiece Box

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 centrepiece box. We'll construct the box and then learn techniques for painting, staining, glazing and distressing it to customize your finish. Wood and finish are included, and then you'll be able to fill it as you see fit! This is a beginner class, and you do not need to be a member to take this class.

About the instructor: Marty is an experienced woodworker and upholsterer, and owner of On the Mend Upholstery and Restoration

$35 (taxes included) payable by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx. Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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Beginner: Upholstered Bench
Sep
10
12:00 PM12:00

Beginner: Upholstered Bench

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-2

Email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to register.

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SOLD OUT! Beginner: Leaning Ladder Shelf
Sep
3
12:00 PM12:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Leaning Ladder Shelf

***This class is sold out but please email handsonhalifax@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist. Spots sometimes open up in the weeks prior!***

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.

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SOLD OUT! Beginner: Honeycomb Shelves
Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

SOLD OUT! Beginner: Honeycomb Shelves

*** This class is sold out. Email us at handsonhalifax@gmail.com if you'd like to be added to 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 hexagonal/honeycomb wall shelf (or shelves!). 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 shelving design: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/honeycomb-shelves/

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

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