Using reclaimed or scrap pine, redwood or cedar wood, you will be creating a movable, durable toy to enjoy or pass on to someone special. The morning will begin with 2-3 hours in the shop cutting, shaping and gluing parts for your chosen toy. To allow time for the glue to dry, you will have a couple of hours of private time to: - hike on trails through the woods on our 30 acres - walk down (1/3 mile) and commune with the natural surroundings or swim at the year-round creek on our property - pick vegetables from our large, seasonal garden for a luncheon salad - simply relax in creekside hammocks or patio furniture. The afternoon would be 1-2 additional hours in the shop to complete your heirloom toy to take home.
We are currently Airbnb Superhosts and I am a lifelong woodworker with a completely outfitted shop. I have made hundreds of model toys over the years and have never sold one. The act of giving to family, friends and charitable organizations for silent auctions has been my passion during our years living and working overseas in Thailand as well as here in the United States. The shop will be set up for woodworkers to read plans, prepare wood parts using power and hand tools, glue/assemble your choice of vehicles (Model T, Paddlewheel boat, Biplane or Steam Locomotive) and take home your creation. Shop safety, proper use of power cutters, drills and sanders will be part of the experience.
All of the power and hand tools and wood necessary to build a movable wood toy to take home.
This experience will be a total of approximately 5 hours in the woodshop. The remaining time will be free for guests to explore our property or short trips to discover the historical Nevada County countryside.
When working around power tools it is highly recommended that you wear closed shoes and have no loose hanging jewelry or shirt sleeves that may get snagged in the machines.
Santa's Woodworking Shop in the Woods