Fine woodworking is an ancient craft of shaping fine wooden furniture, boxes, products, instruments, and more. Today this can be done with modern power tools, but the traditional approach of using hand tools remains the gold standard. With a few simple tools, you can make anything out of wood—even in a cramped NYC apartment.
This course gives students the core skills, knowledge, and tools necessary to continue practicing and learning woodworking on their own (or in more advanced classes). No prior experience is necessary, and all tools and material are included.
What You’ll Get
3 workshops — Students will build the fundamental competencies of woodworking in three workshop sessions, 3-4 hours long each. Students will learn to use traditional hand tools (planes, saws, chisels, etc) to accomplish the core woodworking activities (measuring and layout, stock preparation, joinery, etc).
Joinery tool set — Students receive a set of tools (backsaw, chisels, square, etc) they can use for joinery work in the studio and on their own at home. These tools are yours to keep, and are included with the price of registration.
Wooden tool box — In the final workshop, students will make a fine wooden toolbox to store their joinery tool set and other tools.
Discounted tools — Students will have the opportunity to purchase discounted tool packages at the end of the course.
Skill Level : Beginner — This course is best suited for beginners with little or no prior experience in woodworking. Those with some experience or knowledge should consider our Foundations of Woodworking course.
Length: 3 sessions, 4 hours each (give or take thirty minutes).
Typical class size: 6-8 people.
Arjun is a designer and an educator with 10+ years experience leading and teaching in strategic design, design thinking, product design, architecture, and other fields. He’s worked with clients across every industry, advised president Obama on innovation policy, and collaborated with folks like Stephen Hawking and Kanye West. He has developed innovative new educational programs for colleges and private institutions, and held faculty teaching roles at the University of Washington, Boston University, and Georgetown University.
When and Where
First Class: June 28, July 6, July 13
Second Class: August 9, August 16, August 23
6-10pm each session.
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Where: CraftsmanAve Studio, 117B 11th street – Brooklyn, Gowanus.
Transportation: Take the F, G or R train to 4th Ave – 9th St station.
Or a short cab ride via Battery Tunnel from Manhattan.