Featured Workshop

Cutting board with knife, garlic, greens, and wine.

Solid-Wood Cutting Board • $55

Create your own finished cutting board. You will start by choosing a lovely piece of raw hardwood to cut down to shape on the chop saw, then add details with the drill press and router tables. Lastly, you will sand your piece to a lovely finish with both the drum sander and hand sanding block. During this project, you will use a variety of power tools, hand tools, and butcher block oils to finish your project.

Saturday, February, 11th • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Workshop Events and Classes

Jointer, Planer, and Tablesaw Basics • $65

Sunday, January 29th • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP

Sunday, February 12th • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP

Bandsaw, Drill Press, and Panel Saw Basics • $70

Sunday, February 5th • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP

Shop Basics and Big Tools Overview • $20 

Thursday, January 26th • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM RSVP

Solid-Wood Cutting Board • $55

Saturday, February 11th • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM RSVP

About the Ace Workshops

Ace has a large array of tools, large and small, to help you realize your grandest wood and metal-based projects. Our beloved workshops are made of two rooms and have many very good woodworking tools. But our workshops are not just used for woodworking. Dirty work of all kinds1 can be done in our workshops.


Access 100's of tools

laser cut wood surface tablet case front
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Learn all about using the Ace Workshops

With all this potential packed into one space, we recommend that you attend the “New Member Workshop”. You can take this free class before signing up for membership.

Tool Certification

Many of the tools in the workshop can hurt you if used improperly. Some tools are easily hurt by you. In both cases, the risks may not be inherently obvious.  Please see the calendar for upcoming certification classes or learn how to request a class

Shop tools that require certification

  • Planer
  • Joiner
  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Lathe
  • Portaband
  • Track saw
  • Drill Press

A note on safety

Woodworking and messy shop activities have inherent risks. Members are responsible for knowing and understanding the risks and are expected to work within the limits of their own, and the tools’, abilities. Eye protection is required, as is hearing protection for loud operations. Dust protection is strongly encouraged, and the dust collection systems and ambient filter must be used for all dust and chip producing operations. We have a fantastic safety record, let’s keep it — and our fingers!

  1. We cannot use heavy VOCs as the workshop doesn’t have a direct air intake and systems to support it.

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