I know this is short notice but I thought that anyone not too far away would enjoy this introduction to woodworking. Following the success of John (my former apprentice)’s first hands-on workshop in November, we found a slot for him to teach a second one on Friday the 13th of January 2023. John is using my curriculum as a basis to teach his class. I developed this workshop 30 years ago when I too began to teach those interested in hand-tool methods of working wood. I wrote and developed my own curriculum in light of the fact that none existed with the substance and depth it needed to pass on the skills from a craftsman’s perspective. Many thousands have passed through this introduction to lay a firm foundation, start out knowing what sharp is and what tools did what, how to sharpen and set them up and then which joints are essential to those working with hand tools alone. I believe that this one-day workshop is essential for those starting out or indeed who work wood but have never actually worked with hand tools.
It’s a small and compact class of five, sign up as soon as possible to ensure you establish your bench space. It might just be the best shop tool you ever buy.