Workshop

The Halifax Tool Library has a Workshop space hidden inside! 

Our shop is well appointed with dust collection, compressed air, two bandsaws, a 6″ jointer, 12″ planer, two lathes, compound miter saw, several routers, sanders, oscillating spindle sander, and a professional grade Saw Stop table saw.

All workshop shifts are Supervised by Volunteers that have experience in various trades that are able to help you with your project plans, designs, tool use and cuts!

Members are welcome to use the workshop during all operating hours, except when Programs are running.   

PRIOR to using the Workshop, ALL Members and Volunteers MUST take the Workshop Basics Course.

**  There will be no exceptions, Regardless of Skill Level. This class walks you through all of the tools in the Workshop, keeps our Members Safer, and helps in reducing wear & tear on our Workshop Tools.

To book time in the workshop email info@halifaxtoollibrary.ca

Reservations are not required once you have completed your Workshop Basics Class. 

Workshop Basics Class

 

In this 2.5 hour class, we will walk through the most commonly used tools in the workshop as we move from Raw Lumber to Dressed 4 Sides (D4S), ending with a fully finished single piece Cutting Board of your own design! 

The main project in this course can be completed by most within 2 hours time.  This leaves plenty of time for additional instruction on all machines as required, as well as to detail & finish your project.  

You will receive training on the safe usage of the following tools: band saw, miter saw, jointer, planer, table saw, router table,  and drill press. You will have ample time to try out each tool.

This is a Required course for anyone wishing to use the Workshop tools at Halifax Tool Library, Regardless of Individual Skill Level.    

Please dress appropriately for working in a woodshop:
Closed-toe shoes, hair tied in the back, no loose clothing or long baggy sleeves.

If you have your own Safety Glasses & Ear Protection we recommend you bring them, but we do have some on hand! 

Cost:

Members: Cost included in Membership Activation fee.  

General Public: $25.00 Donation to HTL

Note:

  • Payment will be collected the day of your Class.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign workshop waivers and process payment (if required).
  • Please make sure your chosen date works with your schedule prior to booking.

Upcoming Class Dates: 

June 21, 2024

Class: Friday 6:30-9p

Maximum 5 Participants

Please email:  operations@halifaxtoollibrary.ca to register.

June 28, 2024

Class: Friday 6:30-9p

Maximum 5 Participants

Please email:  operations@halifaxtoollibrary.ca to register.

July 5, 2024

Class: Friday 6:30-9p

Maximum 5 Participants

Please email:  operations@halifaxtoollibrary.ca to register.

July 12, 2024

Class: Friday 6:30-9p

Maximum 5 Participants

Please email:  operations@halifaxtoollibrary.ca to register.

July 19, 2024

Class: Friday 6:30-9p

Maximum 5 Participants

Please email:  operations@halifaxtoollibrary.ca to register.

More Dates to Follow

Future Class Dates to Follow.