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Intro to Woodworking for Women: Make a Keepsake Box

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Date(s) - Wednesday, Apr 5th

Ottawa Tool Library


Let’s have some fun learning the basics of woodworking using both hand and power tools!

This workshop is for women and those identifying as women who want to dip their feet into woodworking in a safe and inclusive environment!

The basics of woodworking will be taught by turning a thin piece of wood into a beautiful item. You will learn about cutting, gluing, sanding, and applying finish to wood items by using a bandsaw, drills, and sanders, while giving you a solid introduction to tool safety.

Come build this simple yet beautiful keepsake box with us and develop more skills.

This workshop is perfect for beginners who want to dip their feet into woodworking.


All course participants need to be fully vaccinated and show proof at the beginning of the workshop. We operate with health and safety guidelines in place: mask wearing is mandatory in our space.

Workshops are transferable to another person, but non-refundable. Please make sure this date works with your schedule.


Stéphanie (she/her/elle) started to be really serious about woodworking during the pandemic, building small things in her garage. Being limited on space and not having access to the big power tools, she has developed skills doing charcuterie and cutting boards, bandsaw boxes, frames, some epoxy work and even kumiko woodworking. She is now merging this new passion for woodworking with her career skills of training delivery and facilitation of events. Stéphanie’s objective is to make woodworking accessible to everyone, no matter what your skill level or knowledge is. She promises a fun and judgment free class that will allow you to ask any question and go at your own pace.