Class: Make a Traditional Barn Ladder with Joshua Farnsworth (1 Day)

$160.00

In stock

CLASS LENGTH: 1 Day

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Come spend an enjoyable day building a traditional wedged barn ladder, and gain some valuable woodworking skills. This strong ladder will look and function perfectly in your barn or your apartment! See below for more 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.

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Description

Wooden oak ladder on a woodworking workbench for ladder making class

Come spend a day with Joshua Farnsworth building a traditional wedged barn ladder. This is a solid ladder! Students will learn to use various layout tools to space out the ladder rungs, according to their preference (and according to safety standards). Mortises will be bored on a drill press (for accuracy), and students will make wooden wedges and learn how to wedge the tenon rungs for a solid ladder that will last for years. Finally, students will spend any remaining time refining the ladder & easing the sharp edges with block planes and rasps. This ladder will look and function perfectly in your barn or your apartment!

About the Instructor:

Joshua Farnsworth woodworking instructor at the woodandshop traditional woodworking school

Joshua Farnsworth is the founder of the Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School, and the creator of WoodAndShop.com. He loves building period furniture, collecting & rehabbing antique hand tools, and teaching traditional woodworking. He built most of the workbenches in the school. But most of all Joshua loves spending time with his family on their little Virginia farm.

Materials Fee & Required Tools:

The class material fee is $100. It is payable to the instructor before or on the day of the class. This ladder will be made out of either ash or oak, depending on the availability at the time of the class. All tools will be provided for this class, but students are welcome to bring their own block plane, dovetail saw, fine rasp, large try square or combination square, and large dividers.

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.

Wooden oak ladder on a woodworking workbench for ladder making class

Lady using a rubber mallet to assemble an oak ladder in a ladder making class

Wooden oak ladder on a woodworking workbench for ladder making class

Older man using a rasp to make a bevel on a ladder in a ladder making class

Wooden oak ladder on a woodworking workbench for ladder making class

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