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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.

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406 Guion Street, New Bern, NC

(252) 617-8980

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