Woodshop Certification introduces students to basic woodworking tools including, but not limited to, the Saw Stop, band saw, miter saw, and planer. The purpose of this certification is for participants to feel safe and confident in the woodshop using a variety of tools.
This class is appropriate for 18+
Nick has always been a tinkerer and a teacher, learning as much as possible and sharing that knowledge with others. Nick has a bachelor's degree in computer science and spent 7 years as a software engineer. He has been involved in the maker community at Artisan's Asylum in Somerville since 2011 and now helps run the bicycle shop there. Nick has built more than 15 custom chopper bicycles in all sorts of bizarre configurations and he regularly commutes on a bike that's over 5 ft tall, is covered in programmable LED lights and has an on board sound system. Nick is excited about the potential of human powered and alternative energy transportation, especially around the city for short distance trips. When not in the workshop Nick is a certified Parkour instructor and teaches kids of all ages how to better use their bodies to move through space.
Electrical engineer, innovator, tinkerer and entrepreneur, Manny worked for many years in the automatic semiconductor test industry before branching out into product design and small business development. Manny is happiest when he is tinkering and building and is always thinking of how to make improvements to processes, products and lives. At The Makery, we call him the idea guy, not only for his ideas, but also for solutions. Manny loves to play with wood, electronics, mechanics and all kinds of machines and he loves to learn how things work. Manny is enthusiastic about trying new things and lives by the motto, “How hard can it be?”!