Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shelter at Northeastern Woodworker's Show This Weekend

Are you living or visiting the upstate New York area this weekend? Come check out Shelter at the 21st Annual Woodworker's Showcase in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York!

The show, located at the Saratoga Springs City Center and put on by the Northeastern Woodworker's Association, will feature lectures, demonstrations, and all kinds of examples of fine woodworking from across the region. Shelter will be displaying great woodworking tools including Japanese saws, Flexcut carving tools, woodturning tools, the Tormek Sharpening system, and an assortment of woodworking and building books.

You won't be able to miss our booth at the show, which will feature a gorgeous 8' by 8' timberframe in douglas fir. It demonstrates through tenons, trusses, wedges and birdsmouth joints.

Woodworker's Showcase hours:
Saturday the 31st - 10am to 5pm
Sunday the 1st - 10am to 5pm

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tools for Women Workshops Special Offer

Ladies, are you looking to gain some confidence when it comes to tools? Does the idea of building your very own timber frame home excite you, but you’re not sure how to get started? Or do you just want to be informed enough to talk to the contractor remodeling your kitchen about all your options? If so, you have to check out the deal we’ve got on our Tools for Women workshop series!

Sign up for THREE classes in the Tools for Women series*, and we'll take 10% off each class. (Total discount will be applied to your third tuition.)

If you’ve already taken Basic Tool Selection for Women workshop or have signed up for another course, consider adding the Sharpening, Hands-On Sawhorse Building Workshop, Power Tool Selection for Women, or our famous Post & Beam course—all designed just for women. Not only is this a great bargain, it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn something new about construction, tools, timber framing, and yourself. 

*If you've already taken a class in the series, it will count towards earning the discount.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Second Chance at Top Bar Beekeeping 101 Class

Alright, no more excuses. You heard about the Top Bar Beekeeping 101 class we offered at Shelter in February, but you were still in hibernation. Lucky for you, we had such a great time we’re offering the class again on April 14 and 15.

Time to wake up, sign up, and learn all about getting that honey!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Bangor Daily News Features Tools for Women Workshops

Blueberry at work.
(From Bangor Daily News)
Blueberry is featured in today's Bangor Daily News. Writer Christopher Cousins asks her about the challenges of working in the construction industry as a woman and highlights the upcoming Tools for Women workshop and class series at Shelter. Here's a selection from the article: