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Introduction to Tools Workshop

Dykes with Drills Introduction to Tools Workshop at Tinkering School in San Francisco.

In this workshops you will learn tool use and safety, team building and have fun doing it!

You will be trained to use a variety of shop tools and equipment to begin your woodworking adventure. Following your hands on training, you will form small groups, where you will collaborate to take a design from conceptualization to completion as you find solutions to everyday problems.

Date: November 16

Participants will learn how to use the miter saw (chopsaw), jig saw & power drill and work in small groups to make something from a prompt revealed at the workshop.

Time: 10am - 2pm

Price: $50

How the event will go:

10:00a - 10:05a Meet and Greet

10:05a - 10:15a Ground Rules

10:15a - 11:15a Tool Training

(short break)

11:30a - 1:30p Project Time

1:30p - 1:45p Group Share

1:45p - 2:00p Closing Circle

What we promise you will get from this event is tool training, team building, confidence and fun using woodworking tools.

Please note that this is a skill building workshop. Participants will work in small groups to design and build something that will allow them to practice the new skills they learned. Individuals will not be making an item to take home with them.

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 info@dykeswithdrills.com

Financial Aid:

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.

Workshop Policies: 

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.

Saturday 11/16/2019

10:00 AM PST


02:00 PM PST

Tinkering School
347 8th Avenue
San Francisco CA 94118



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