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Class: Make Woodworking Hand Tools with Will Myers (2 Days)



CLASS DESCRIPTION: Spend two days with Will Myers making a bunch of essential woodworking hand tools to fill your tool chest! Students will make a traditional joiner’s mallet, a cutting marking gauge, a metal try square, and a traditional bench hook. See class details below.

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.


Come spend two fun days with hand tool woodworking expert Will Myers, building some fundamental hand tools to fill your tool chest! Students will work with Will to make a traditional & sturdy joiner’s mallet, a cutting gauge with a french wedge, a brass & walnut try square, and a traditional bench hook.

Will Myers holding a shop made cutting gauge or marking gauge

This class is a great compliment to our other tool making classes: “Make Workbench Hand Tools with Bill Anderson“, “Make a Dovetail Saw & Tenon Saw with Tom Calisto“, “Make an 18th Century Panel Saw with Tom Calisto“, and some handplane making classes coming up soon.

About the Instructor:

Will Myers woodworking teacher at the Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School

Will Myers is an expert furniture maker from North Carolina, who specializes in building reproduction furniture with historical hand tools. Will is featured in the best-selling DVD “Building the Portable Moravian Workbench with Will Myers” and on the PBS TV show “The Woodwright’s Shop“. He also teaches woodworking classes at Roy Underhill’s “Woodwright’s School”.

Materials Fee:

The material fee for this class is $45, and is payable to the instructor before or on the day of the 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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Fri-Sat Mar 15-16, 2019


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