Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking Classes & Seminars

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

Private Woodworking ClassI also offer private instruction in my own shop in southwestern Virginia at the rate of $25 / 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. Private classes may be skill based or project based. The beauty of a private class is that the curriculum, duration, and timeline are all completely customized to your goals and schedule, and the instruction is all one-on-one.

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.

Hand Tool Woodworking Seminars

bob rozaieski fine woodworking custom furniture and school of traditional woodworking classes in new jersey and virginia traditional woodworking demonstrationsIs your woodworking club or guild looking for a new and interesting program for their next meeting? Does your museum need an historical craft interpreter for a special event or day? I am available for traditional woodworking demonstrations or seminars. I’ve studied the trade from the early colonial period in the 1600’s through the mid 1800’s. I can put together a custom program for your organization, which can optionally include costumed interpretation, based upon your specific needs.

If you’re interested in a demonstration, please contact me to discuss possible topics for your program.

Scheduled Appearances

Introduction to Woodworking Hand Tools

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Sharpening Hand Saws

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Sharpening and Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 PM