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Becoming a Handywoman


 Learning Basic Carpentry and Problem Solving

 By Starting at the Very Beginning 

June 7, 8 & 9, 2019



I owned a construction company in Atlanta for 18 years. I’m also pretty handy. However, everything I learned was by the seat of my pants, or, ‘figuring it out’ on my own, which meant lots of mistakes and some finished products that weren’t so pretty, or didn’t work so well.


My wish for you is to learn from master craftsman, Peter Bull, by starting at the very beginning. You will learn all the tricks/tidbits that you have never been shown and that are critical to your project’s success. This workshop will save you lots of time and disappointment.


The weekend will start with a Friday evening lecture/demo on using basic hand tools correctly, what you must have in your tool box, fasteners and what a difference using the right one can make, and measuring accurately. Saturday we will spend the day with layout, measuring, cutting, fastening, becoming comfortable with your tools. On Sunday we will have hands-on power tool usage and address your particular home projects so you will be ready to get started when you get back home.


After this weekend you will be set to take either of the next workshops, Carpentry 101 or Basic Home Repairs, or both.


This workshop is limited in attendance to 8 women.

The workshop starts Friday at 7:00pm (please eat dinner before class). Class will begin at 9:00am on Saturday and go until 5:00pm. We will start back on Sunday at 9:00 and wrap up the workshop at 3:00. Breakfast and lunch included both days. Saturday evening you are on you own to explore Main Street restaurants in Clayton.

Workshop Cost is $380

Non-residential cost is $260

$200 due at registration; remainder due at check-in.

Single rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.


Peter Bull earns his living by timber framing, doing finish carpentry, producing elegant cabinetry and fine art pieces to keep his shop running.

“Putting it all in one word,” says Peter Bull, “I’m a woodworker.” Since 1979 Bull has worked steadily at his craft from his Cleveland shop in White County.” If it is wood, Bull has done it – carpenter, box maker, cabinet maker, timber framer – he has done it all.


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