This Weekend! Buy Local!

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Area 405 : PRESENTS!

Be awesome, buy locally made artwork and handcrafted items!  Station North Tool Librarians have made custom Chef’s Knives, Cutting Boards, Bike Racks, Screenprinted Shirts/Hoodies/Gift Certificates for memberships and classes!

Friday December 12th – 4p-9p

Saturday December 13th 10a-5p

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What is the Safety Class? How can I use Open Shop?

If you didn’t already know, the Station North Tool Library is also a public woodworking shop; although folks work with all kinds of materials in there besides wood!  The Public Workshop is available for FREE to library members two times per week:  Sunday 11-5p and Tuesday 5-8p, BUT you have to have completed our mandatory Safety Class in order to access those Open Shop hours.


Safety Classes are offered several times a month, 2 hours, $25, register HERE.  During the class you are introduced to shop etiquette, machine safety, and you even get the opportunity to start using some of the basic machines by making a small project!

If you would like to start using some of the more intimidating machines and are totally new to the woodshop environment, we recommend you then take: Woodworking I and II.

During Open Shop hours, members who have completed the Safety Class may come in and use the machines they are “signed off” on; that process is explained in the Safety Class.  Please note; however, that while there is always a Shop Monitor on duty, their job is to oversee everyone and they may not have the ability to provide a member one-on-one instruction for an extended period of time or project assistance.  For that kind of in-depth instruction we offer classes or you may Hire An Expert to assist you with your particular project and skill advancement.  Email: for more information regarding the Public Workshop, Classes, or Hire an Expert.


Member Made – Media Console & Nightstands

149412-9619484-frontangle_pngYou may see him working away diligently on Sunday’s in Open Shop, or manning the library on Wednesday nights – David – one of our amazing volunteers also happens to be a pretty awesome designer and craftsman on the weekends!  He spent the summer making this amazing media console for his records/player and these gorgeous nightstands.  We are going to convince him to teach a class – hahahah!



Member Made – Bathroom Makeover

Nick and Kelly, some of our members, completely redid their bathroom with tools from the library!  Here are some great ways to keep a bathroom remodel affordable:

  • Make a task list
  • Research other stories online of people who have done those tasks themselves
  • Make a plan; layout, colors, fixtures like lights or faucets
  • Set a budget
  • Get materials at a reclamation center like:
  • Research instructions by talking to folks, checking out books from our library or online
  • Get crackin’!

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Modern Wood Bike Rack Class – 1 Day

Saturday November 1st 12p-4p

Arman Mizani of Mizani Designs guest stars as an instructor for the Public Workshop and guides you through simple woodworking techniques to craft a sophisticated way to turn your bicycle from living room obstacle to art on the wall.



Learn new shop methods plus*, special tips on how to hang heavy stuff in these gosh darn Baltimore row homes.

PRE-REQUISITE: Safety Class (one offered the morning of the class!)

Cost:  $80 (materials included)

4 hours – 12p-4p

Register HERE | View Arman’s work HERE



Scrap to Style Class!

Saturday, October 25th  |  11am-5pm*

Object Guerilla, William Holman, teaches you to make this uniquely designed modern lamp entirely from scrap wood you can find anywhere! Build confidence in the Public Workshop and go home with this beautiful design!





*PRE-REQUISITE: Safety Class – offered that morning from 9am-11am if you haven’t taken it!!!


  • Using jigs
  • Bandsaw
  • Table saw
  • Mitre saw
  • Drill press
  • Disc sander
  • Pneumatic brad nailer

Finished lamp is 5′ tall, 10″ in diameter, and casts a warm, striated pattern of light through all the diffusing slats.

Materials (all provided): scrap wood, plywood, lamp fixture, glue, and nails

Class time: 6 hours

Cost: $80

REGISTER HERE  |  MORE of Will’s work


Check out our all new classes in basic woodworking and crafting a custom coffee table. Make your own thangs! Not to be missed!

And of course, check out ALL our classes and the calendar on the CLASSES/EVENTS page.