Woodchips: Family Makerspace (Pilot)

  • July 17 - September 27, 2023
  • St Paul Tool Library

    1010 Dale Street North
    Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117
Ticket Price $50.00-$100.00 This event is now over

Learn woodworking skills and build confidence in safe tool use by making a variety of self-directed projects! Woodchips is an open shop makerspace for youth ages 9 and above and their grown-up(s) to get experience in the trades by engaging in creative, hands-on learning with the guidance and support of experienced shop mentors.

Participants will select 1-2 simple projects to customize and build from our menu of options. Standard projects for beginners include a Lollipop Stand, Wooden Robot, Bird/Bee House or Tote/Trinket Box.  As Woodchips advance, they can adapt, design, and tackle additional projects from our list or their imagination. 

Participants must be accompanied by a responsible adult. One ticket per kid; limit 2 kids per grown-up. (Designated grown-ups may alternate chaperone responsibilities.) 

The September '23 Woodchips Session includes 8 shop dates on Mondays and Wednesdays, where participants can drop-in at their convenience within a 2-hour time-frame. The shop mentor will also offer 2 make-up dates/ flex-sessions per participant as needed.

Please Note: This pilot session is being offered at a discounted rate. In addition to their 1-2 personal projects, participants will be making sample pieces for the shop and providing feedback as we continue to develop the Woodchips program.

Date & Time

Jul 17 - Sep 27, 2023

Venue Details

St Paul Tool Library

1010 Dale Street North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117 St Paul Tool Library
MN Tool Library

The Minnesota Tool Library is a cooperative, volunteer-driven nonprofit which shares tools, trade skills and workshop space.  Our mission is to empower each other, reduce waste, and improve communities through sharing. 

You can read more about what we do on our website: www.mntoollibrary.org

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