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Timber Skills Workshops


WE BELIEVE IN... Maintaining Traditional Work Skills.

Because a strong back, calloused hands, and good craftsmanship should not be a thing of the past.

Here at the Red Ants Pants Foundation, we believe in teaching and sharing practical skills that can be used in our day-to-day lives, work places and while we’re out exploring all that Montana has to offer. Having the skills to work with timber can be incredibly useful and rewarding. Whether it is for a career choice or home ownership, knowing how to work with wood and use the related hand and power tools is a valuable skill.

Each year, using proceeds from our Red Ants Pants Music Festival, we host multi-day Timber Skills Courses designed to empower and educate women of all skill levels on the basic understanding, maintenance and operation of hand and power tools.

2023 Timber Skills Courses
NEW! Dovetail Carpentry ~ March 11-12, 2023
Carpentry 101 ~ September 14-17, 2023
Chainsaw 101 ~ September 28 - October 1, 2023
NEW! Chainsaw 201 ~ October 6-9, 2023

Registration for fall Timber Skills courses opens
April 5, 2023 at 5:00PM MT

Select course of interest below to access the registration form

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Safety is the focus of the weekend, ensuring all participants feel comfortable and empowered to learn and practice at their own pace. The course is physically demanding – applicants must be able to lift 20 lbs, bend at the waist, and be able to be on their feet for a few hours at a time and takes place in variable weather conditions and on uneven terrain. We hope you are able to join us for this retreat full of learning, empowerment and fun. Questions? Contact us!

The Timber Skills weekend was the most empowering and fun girls weekend I have ever had. Beautiful camping, gourmet food, fresh wildflowers on all the tables, and a group of amazing women learning to cut wood with chainsaws. Hell yeah!


Carpentry Courses


Chainsaw courses


Dovetail Carpentry

Dovetail Carpentry

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