Upcoming Classes

Upcoming class:  Saturday, May 22nd - 1:30p - Gatsby's Bar, Raleigh, NC

Would you like your child to learn some basics about carpentry such as how to use a hammer; how to use a backsaw; how to read a tape measure; know what the face grain, edge grain, and end grain are; learn the importance of making something "square" and more?  Join me Saturday, May 22nd at 1:30 at Gatsby's Bar in which your child will make a small wooden crate while learning some carpentry basics.  

  • Class is for kids 10 and up

  • Time:  This class will run a little over an hour

  • Price:  $50 (covers costs of materials and tools used, prep time on my end for each project prior to class, and the carpentry lesson)

  • How to pay:  You can pay by cash or check the day of the class

  • Ages:  10 and up (parents are certainly welcome to be present)

  • # of students:  Given the fact that everyone has their own level of concern for the coronavirus I will keep the max at 6 students.

  • Class will be first come, first serve.  The deadline to enroll in the class is Friday, May 21st.  However, once 6 students are enrolled, this class will close.  No students may sign up the day of as material necessary can only be prepared prior to the class.

Crate measures 5" h. x 7" l. x 5" w.

only 3 spots left!


Let me start by saying that in the beginning I did a lot carpentry classes and demos (pop-ups) in and around Raleigh to spread the word about our business.  I would bring various tools, different types of PPE, etc. to teach kids and their parents something carpentry related.  As always it was safety first.  I started out at relatively small places such as Pelagic Beer and Wine and Lilly's Pizza.  How do you use a hammer the right way?  What's the difference between a drill and an impact?  That circle of numbers behind a drill's chuck?  What's that all about?  How do you saw wood the right way?  How do you use a hand screw clamp?  What's a crescent wrench?  How are wrenches different than pliers?  It went on and on.  They were a lot of fun! 


Pretty soon the businesses got bigger, and included places such as Marbles Kids Museum, Kidzu Children's Museum, the Midtown Farmers Market at North Hills, and various events held at Dorothea Dix Park such as Touch-a-Truck and 5 Factors 5(an event for child abuse prevention).

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Built! at Kidzu Childrens Museum
Built! at Kidzu Childrens Museum

If you're a camp director and are looking to add a carpentry class to your summer program please let me know!  I'd love to share my passion with your community.