Our warm, welcoming school shop is located in building 315 at Fort Worden State Park. Originally built as the power station for the fort, the station was decommissioned and has since been renovated into our hands-on classroom work space. The bench room and a machine/milling room are divided into two spaces. This keeps dust and noise from millwork contained while creating a healthy relaxed environment for students to work at their benches.
Each student gets the opportunity to work at a sturdy Sjoberg workbench equipped with a set of sharp professional bench tools. Many of our hand tools have been generously provided by Lee Valley/Veritas, and we have a number of beautifully restored vintage hand tools in working order. The shop is also steward to a well preserved antique moulding plane collection by planemaker D. P. Sandborn and a library of woodworking books and periodicals.
For your convenience, there is a fridge, microwave, kitchen sink, and endless coffee.
In spring of 2015, we began offering courses in building 304. It was previously home to the windows restoration project in 2010 and the porch furniture project in 2015. In 2017 the space was transformed into our second school building and workshop, greatly expanding our programming. As with building 315, this workshop has a bench room and separate machine/milling room. The benches were faculty designed and built.
Make yourself at home - enjoy an extensive library of woodworking books, stash lunch in the fridge, make use of the microwave/kitchen and enjoy hot coffee or tea.