Beginning Woodworking Class at Shop Class™

Shop ClassMonday, January 28, February 5, 12, 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon (maximum of 8 registrations)

Offered through partnership with Craven Community College Adult Enrichment Program – Registration: $180.60

Shop Class’s DIY Workshop at 406 Guion Street is located in an industrial area north of New Bern’s Downtown Historic Neighborhood between George and North Craven Streets.

Instructor: A. E. “Joe” Clay, Shipwright & Fine Furniture Maker

This three part workshop class is held in a recently renovated 1920’s 3,000 square foot warehouse equipped with a 52” professional SawStop table saw, panel saw, band saw, compound miter saw, 15” planner, 8” jointer, lathe, various drills drivers, routers, sanders and high quality hand tools. The novice woodworker (or woodworkers) with limited experience, will have the opportunity to hone their woodworking skills and learn how to safely operate woodworking machinery and tools. Upon completion of this three week course students will be able plan and execute woodworking projects in their home shops or at Shop Class, a DIY community workshop available on a subscription basis.

Class one includes classroom and hands on demonstrations on how to safely operate power and hand tools, a review of the Shop Class’s rules (w/liability waiver signing) and a lecture on the nature of wood.

In the remaining two classes, under the supervision of Joe Clay, students use the materials provided (wood, sandpaper, glue and finishing products) to build and finish a laminated cutting board that will be theirs to keep.

To register visit: or call 252-617-8980.

Submitted by: Maurice Howland, Shop Class, LLC