A couple weeks ago I took a basic carpentry class for women. No guys allowed. It was an empowering weekend. The class taught us to be familiar with tools, lumber and basic carpentry skills. We also learned about job site organization and tool maintenance.
I learned how to use a chop saw, jigsaw, table saw and circular saw! It was nerve-wracking but in the end it was all pretty easy. The best thing of all has been that I have actually been using the skills I learned. Last weekend we started building a book shelf for our office. I’m looking forward to doing more!