More Open Shop Hours!
Special 2-Day Workshop:
Sourcing Trees from Baltimore City’s Camp Small
August 1 & 2
With guest teacher Rod Northcutt
DAY 1: Monday August 1st, 6 - 10pm:
Guided visit to Camp Small- Baltimore City’s felled tree storage site. There, you will learn how to identify common tree species, and return to the library to brainstorm tomorrow's project ideas.
6 - 10pm - Meet at Camp Small https://goo.gl/maps/vWH8qU2aQeu
DAY 2: Tuesday August 2nd, 6 - 10pm:
Green woodworking workshop: make a thing with green wood! Then, learn to use an Alaskan chainsaw sawmill to process logs into usable planks for drying. Following this, there will be a group design session for a solar wood drying kiln for the Tool Library courtyard, and a "Rocket Stove" dinner conversation on how, as makers, we can participate in more sustainable practices.
6 - 10pm - At the Library
Cost - $60 | Time - 8 hours over 2 days
Our tools are heavily used - beyond average consumer use - so we appreciate any contractor-grade donations of any of the following, in good working order:
Compound mitre saws
Large shop vacs
Small jack hammer
Contractor table saw
Quick Grip Clamps
Electric Drain Augers
Electric Lawn Mower
Electric Weed Wackers
Electric Hedge Trimmers
Small 120v Mig welders
Paddle bit sets
Hammer drill bit sets
Benchtop Drill Press
Benchtop Thickness Planers
SK8orDIY SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
In an effort to maintain our mission of affordable access, we are creating the SNTL Scholarship Fund, whereby anyone may apply to take any of our classes completely free of charge, based on financial need and desire.
The SK8orDIY Fundraiser will be a celebration of community, art, music, and thinking outside the box! Proceeds from raffle ticket sales and the silent auction will go directly into the Fund, making learning opportunities a reality for kids and adults in our community.
Why is this important, you ask? Our society is experiencing a disconnect from hand-craft skills like woodworking or even basic home maintenance. We’ve gone from being hardy pioneer, true DIYers, to just calling a professional or buying it on Amazon. However, there has been a resurgence of interest in learning those skills and re-igniting the do-it-yourself spirit. For some, this has become a hobby, for others it is out of financial necessity. For everyone, it should be an available opportunity!
Baltimore Print Studios
Katey Truhn/Jessie Unterhalter