Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking Classes

My current, scheduled class dates and locations are listed below.

 Sliding Lid Candle Box

Chestnut Creek School of the Arts Woodworking Studio
107 West Oldtown St.
Galax, VA 24333

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Learn to hand-cut dovetail joints and make raised panels by building a sliding lid candle box, based upon an antique from the 18th century. You’ll learn to lay out and make half blind and through dovetail joints with a handsaw and chisel. You’ll create a raised panel lid with a hand plane, and learn to use cut nails to attach the back.

Tuition: $98 (register by July 8th for a 10% tuition discount)
Material fee: $25 (payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class)
Max. Class Size: 6

To register for this class, visit the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts class registration page.

Private Classes

I also offer private instruction in my own shop in southwestern Virginia at the rate of $20 / hour. Private classes are available for up to two students at a time. Private classes may cover standard woodworking topics as well as personalized instruction on a topic of your choice. If you are interested in a personalized class, please contact me to discuss your specific needs, and we’ll work together to design the perfect class for you. Prices provided for private classes are per student. Family discounts are available for parent/child or spouse instruction. Contact me to register for private classes.