Tool Teaser at Sports Basement in San Francisco.
Come learn about tools and get a taste of what we do at our Introduction to Tools Workshops. This is a fun, beginner friendly event for anyone who is interested in learning how to use tools safely.
Date: November 14
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Price: $15-20 sliding scale
How the event will go:
6:00p - 6:05p Meet and Greet
6:05p - 6:15p Ground Rules
6:15p - 7:00p Tool Time
7:45p - 7:55p Reset Shop
7:55p - 8:00p Closing Circle
Who we are:
We call ourselves Dykes With Drills. By using the word “dyke”, we reclaim it from its history of oppression and exclusion. By using drills and other tools, we build communities of diversity and inclusion. Our community of builders includes people of all sexualities and genders, including those who are non-conforming, transgender, and allies.
We create equity for women, transgender, and gender non-conforming folx in the trades and construction industry. By hosting tools workshops, volunteer events, job referrals and meet-ups, we cultivate opportunities for individuals to connect with each other and to use power tools. In everything we do, we foster safe, inclusive, non-judgmental spaces for learning and teaching.
Dykes with Drills workshops are committed to 4 goals:
1. Giving people independence and confidence when using power tools
2. Creating communities of people through project based collaboration
3. Learning from our mistakes
4. Accessibility both financially & physically; no one turned away for lack of funds
If you want more information or to get in contact with us directly, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Need financial aid? Ask us! We want to make sure this event is accessible to you and prioritize aid to POC attendees.
Do you want to donate to make this workshop available to those who can’t afford it? Talk with us!
Are you in a wheel chair? There is wheel chair access in the building, however not all of the tools are accessible or set up to be operated safely by someone in a wheel chair. Some modifications in the shop can be made if we know in advance that you are coming.
Do you have a low scent tolerance? We ask that our participants refrain from using extreme scents, though cannot guarantee the workshop space will be scent free. Please know that sawdust is present in the shop and we have masks available upon request.
Are you ASL? We currently don’t have translation available, and would love to work with you about how you can access our workshops.
The best thing to do if you are someone who has questions is to message us! We are happy to work with you and your needs.
Please review policies below before committing to a workshop.
All workshops are 18+; no woodworking experience necessary;
If Dykes with Drills needs to cancel a workshop, we will notify you 24 before the class and give you the option of refund or reschedule; and
If you are unable to attend your one-time workshop, email us 48-hours before the class starts. If you are unable to make your series class, email us one week before the class starts.