Fall 2019

Woodworking with Hand Tools

Girls will learn proper technique and practice useful applications of the most common hand tools. We will use these tools to create a small wood project to take home. From claw hammers to many types of screwdrivers, hardware, wrenches, chisels, planes, files, and sanding devices, we will use human-powered tools to work with wood in new ways. This wood course is appropriate for beginners and advanced woodworking girls, too! Projects will be different than last year, and will provide great practice and craft for returning girls, as well as plenty of first-time instruction for newcomers. Previously we’ve made wooden spoons, birdhouses, and more, and this fall’s project will be just as awesome!


About our Carpentry and Woodworking program

Carpentry and woodworking is the heart of Girls Garage! Starting at age 9, we offer 3 sessions of after-school wood classes that begin with hand tools and continue with power tools and an integrated wood workshop. With a focus on safety, we teach layout and measurement fundamentals and precise cutting, carving, and assembly techniques. Tools taught include tape measure, speed square, clamps, hammers, chisels, files, handsaws, chop saw, jigsaw, bandsaw, drills, drivers, and hand and power sanders. Each session focuses on one project, integrating tool knowledge and mathematical concepts. Girls take home personal projects that will remind them of their craft and growing knowledge! Our Carpentry and Woodworking program for 9-13 year old girls is also great preparation for girls interested in continuing on in our Advanced Design/Build teen program.

Program Quick Facts:

When: Thursdays, 3 after-school sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Who: 24-48 girls per year, ages 9-13
What: 3 take-home carpentry/wood projects per year
How: By paid online registration
How much: $350 per session, scholarships available
Instructors: Emily Pilloton, others TBD for Fall 2019