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Class: Build a Sailor’s Tool Chest with Tom Calisto (4 Days)



CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join Tom Calisto to build this historical sailor’s tool chest. Not only will you have a unique tool chest when you’re finished, but you will learn how to cut compound angled dovetails and other joints. See below for class details.

WAIT LIST: If the class becomes sold out, click here to get added to the wait list. People may cancel, we may add more slots, or we may decide to add another class date.

PAYMENT: If you would like to pay for a class using a different method than online with a credit card, email us here to arrange to pay by check or cash. We don’t accept credit cards over the phone.



tom calisto popping out of a sailor tool chest

In this four day class you will work along with Tom Calisto to build a Sailor’s tool chest, based off an antique chest given to Tom. This sea chest will refine your hand tool skills, with special emphasis on learning compound angled dovetails.

About the Instructor:

Tom Calisto woodworking teacher at the Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

Tom Calisto is an expert hand tool maker and engineer, with specialty in making historical hand saws. He has been featured on the the PBS TV show “The Woodwright’s Shop“. He also teaches woodworking classes at Roy Underhill’s “Woodwright’s School” and is a regular contributor to Fine Woodworking Magazine and Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Materials Fee:

The class fee is $175. It will be payable directly to the instructor before, or on the first day of class.

How to Get Here & Where to Stay:

The address of the school is 5700 Buffalo River Rd. Earlysville, Virginia 22936 (Google Maps here). The school is convenient to quite a few hotels, stores, and restaurants, and is only 8 minutes from the Charlottesville airport. Many more details are listed on the school’s main page here.

Class Policies, Liability Waiver, & Cancellations:

A PDF document with the full class policies and a liability waiver will be sent in the order confirmation email. All students are required to sign and return this document prior to attending the class. Anyone can cancel a class up to 2 weeks prior to the class for a full refund (minus a $25 fee that covers credit card processing fees and administrative work). Cancellations under two weeks before a class begins will be given a refund (less $25) if we can find someone else to fill the slot. If we have to cancel a class for an unforeseen emergency, inclement weather, or low number of registrations, a full refund will be given to students.

Additional information

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Mon-Thur Aug 5-8, 2019


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