Class: Introduction to Hand Tool Woodworking with Joshua Farnsworth (3 Days)

$480.00

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CLASS LENGTH: 3 Days

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Joshua Farnsworth will teach the fundamentals of traditional woodworking with hand tools. Students will learn the basics of woodworking hand tools, workbenches, and lumber. Students will then use hand saws, handplanes, and gauges to dimension a board, followed by learning to cut a variety of wood joints, including dovetails, mortise & tenon, tongue & groove, rabbets, dado, grooves, and whatever other useful joints time allows. See below for class details.

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Description

Spend three days with Joshua Farnsworth learning the fundamentals of traditional woodworking with hand tools. Students will learn a wide range of skills, preceded by an in-depth discussion about hand tools, workbenches, and lumber. At their own traditional workbench, students will then learn to use hand saws, handplanes, & gauges to dimension a rough board (the most fundamental of skills), followed by learning to cut a variety of wood furniture joints, including dovetails, mortise & tenon, tongue & groove, rabbets, dado, grooves, and whatever other useful joints time allows. And if time allows, students will have the opportunity to cut moldings with dedicated antique molding planes. Here’s a video from a recent class:

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:

The class material fee is $20. It 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.

Photos from a Recent Class:

older gentleman woodworking student measuring a piece of poplar lumber with a zig zag rule on sawhorses at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

woodworking students using crosscut hand saws to cut poplar boards on saw horses at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

female woodworking student using a crosscut hand saw to cut a poplar boards on saw horses at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

bearded male woodworking student using a stanley bailey No. 7 jointer plane to square a poplar board on a woodworking workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

male woodworking student using a stanley bailey No. 7 jointer plane to square a poplar board on a woodworking workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

older gentleman woodworking student using a try square to check squareness on a board at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

male woodworking student using a stanley bailey No. 7 jointer plane to flatten the face of a poplar board on a woodworking workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

male woodworking student using a miter box saw to cut a poplar board on a woodworking workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

male woodworking using an antique boxwood plow plane to cut a groove on a woodworking workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

female woodworking student using a tongue and groove come and go plane at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

male woodworking laying out a dovetail joint with a marking gauge on a woodworking workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

male woodworking laying out a dovetail joint with a marking gauge on a woodworking workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

young male woodworking student cutting dovetails with a dovetail saw on a woodworking workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School

older gentleman woodworking student cutting dovetails with a dovetail saw on a woodworking workbench at Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Woodworking School