Tool Library – Chop Saw & Circular Saw Basics

New Year, New Skills! 




Join us at The Peterborough Tool Library on March 27th and learn how to safely use the chop saws & circular saws we have in the PTBO Tool Library inventory! The session will run from 6-8 pm.  The goal of the evening will be to show you how to safely use the chop saw & circular saw so that you feel confident borrowing it for your next creative project!

All safety gear will be provided. However, if you own your own safety glasses and/or hearing protection then please feel free to bring them!




Claude Paradis

Claude is a timber framer, furniture maker, forester and anything wood enthusiast. They enjoy using traditional joinery and a combination of power and hand tools to create structures and pieces that are both honouring the legacy of a thousand-year old craftspersonship and integrating a modern touch to them.


After several years of informal learning with experienced carpenters and woodworkers, they graduated from the timber framing program at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook BC in 2015. They are since an active member of the Timber Framers Guild and also a member of the OIFQ, the professional order of foresters in Quebec since 2013. They are excited to combine their experiences as a college forestry teacher and a timber framer to deliver the skill session with the Peterborough Tool Library.


Dre Johnston

Dré (Andrea) Johnston is the owner and operator of Blue Heron Hydrants, a contracting company specializing in flow-testing, preparing and painting municipal fire hydrants. Dré has worked in a variety of construction-related settings over the last decade.
An avid outdoorsperson, Dré has worked building high ropes courses and climbing walls, on home and cottage renovations and builds, and supporting timber frame and sustainable building construction in various locations across Ontario.
Detail-oriented and passionate about learning, Dré infuses all of her endeavours with a hearty-dose of curiosity, patience and excitement.
In her spare time, Dré can be found walking the trails of Peterborough with her partner Megan and Great Pyrenees Maggie.



PTBO Tool Library – 910 High St, Unit 14

Cost- 10$

Must be 18+

Peterborough Tool Library



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices
Attendee- Single Session10.00
Attendee- All 5 Sessions50.00