Longtime woodworker Mo Howland pursued his life long hobby when he opened a community wood and welding workshop.
Shop Class-NB operates much like a gym, but instead of paying to lift heavy weights, you pay to operate great tools in a comfortable environment.
Our State Magazine Interview
with Mo Howland
Maurice Howland has filled his life with the whir and hum of machinery and the sweet smell of sawdust. Inspired by a lifetime spent in woodshops — first in high school, then in the Air Force, and later in his own garage — and a move to a historic home in New Bern with a less-than-ideal workspace, Howland decided to turn his hobby into a career.
Mo opened Shop Class, a do-it-yourself community workshop in downtown New Bern with a simple concept:
You pay for your time in the space, and he provides the tools you need to create a masterpiece.