Introduction to Hand Tool Woodworking
This is our most introductory class to hand tool woodworking. You will learn how to evaluate, sharpen, and use a core set of hand tools in addition to recognizing what to avoid when looking at flea market finds.
Power tool users and novice woodworkers alike will find value in this class. Students are encouraged to bring their own tools along for evaluation and tuning; however, even if you haven’t yet purchased your first tool, this is a great place to start since you’ll walk away better informed with information to help you make better purchase decisions.
Primary Skills Taught in this Class
- Overview of essential woodworking handtools
- Understand how the tools work
- Tool adjustment
- Simple sharpening
- Basic woodworking operations like planing, sawing, chiseling, and layout
The only prerequisite is an interest in handtool woodworking.
No tools are required for this class, but feel free to bring what you have. Even without tools you’ll have an opportunity to work with the instructor’s tools, allowing you to make informed decisions when you buy your first tools. The Artisans Guild may also have a limited number of tools available to lend for class, subject to availability.
- Bench planes
- Handsaws, joinery saw
- Layout tools
There is no material fee for this class.
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