Interior of Joshua Farnsworth's Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School with workbenches, woodworking hand tools, and wood stove

The Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School is a center for educating beginner and advanced woodworkers, featuring a broad range of 1-6 day classes and instructors. The school is located just outside historic Charlottesville, Virginia, and is the closest woodworking school of its kind near the metro Washington DC and Richmond areas. It sits just 18 minutes away from the Shenandoah National Park.  The school focuses mostly on using historical hand tools, but also incorporates modern techniques and modern styles. But one thing remains constant here: traditional quality and craftsmanship. Below is a list of classes currently offered at our woodworking school:

2020 CLASS CALENDAR:

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Feb 29: University of Virginia Students Hand Tool Woodworking Basics

Mar 12-14: “Introduction to Hand Tool Woodworking with Joshua Farnsworth”

Apr 10: “Hand Cut Moldings with Bill Anderson” (Cancelled because of COVID-19)

Apr 11: “Hand Plane Skills with Bill Anderson” (Cancelled because of COVID-19)

Apr 16-18: “Timber Framing with Ervin & Willie Ellis” (Rescheduled to Nov 5-7 because of COVID-19)

Apr 22-23: “Make a Handsaw Till with Tom Calisto”(Cancelled because of COVID-19)

Apr 24-25: “Make a Dovetail Saw & Tenon Saw with Tom Calisto” (Rescheduled to Oct 9-10 because of COVID-19)

May 1-2: “Restoring Wooden Handplanes with Bill Anderson”(Rescheduled to Sep 29-30 because of COVID-19)

May 11-12: “18th Century Wood Carving with Kaare Loftheim”(Cancelled because of COVID-19)

May 15-16: “Make a Colonial Ratcheting Table with David Ray Pine”(Cancelled because of COVID-19)

May 18-20: “Introduction to Hand Tool Woodworking with Joshua Farnsworth”

Jun 5-6: “Build a German Shave Horse with Ervin & Willie Ellis”

Jun 8-9: “Introduction to Wood Veneering and Inlay with Dave Heller”

Jun 11-13: “Bowl Carving & Spoon Carving with Mike Cundall”

Jun 27: “Wood Joinery by Hand with Joshua Farnsworth” (Merged into Aug. 29th class because of COVID-19)

Jul 11: “Make a Moravian Dovetailed Footstool with David Ray Pine”

Jul 16-18: “Introduction to Hand Tool Woodworking with Joshua Farnsworth”

Jul 31-Aug 1: “Carving Wooden Fans & Shells with David Ray Pine”

Aug 29: “Wood Joinery by Hand with Joshua Farnsworth”

Sep 14-16: “Introduction to Hand Tool Woodworking with Joshua Farnsworth”

Sep 18-19: “Sharpening Woodworking Hand Tools with Bill Anderson”

Sep 21-26: “Intro to Chair Making with David Ray Pine”

Sep 29-30: “Make Workbench Fixtures with Bill Anderson”(Cancelled because of COVID-19)

Sep 29-30: “Restoring Wooden Handplanes with Bill Anderson”(Rescheduled from May 1-2 because of COVID-19)

Oct 9-10: “Make a Dovetail Saw & Tenon Saw with Tom Calisto”(Rescheduled from Apr 24-25 because of COVID-19)

Oct 9-10: “Make a Wooden Spokeshave with Tom Calisto” (Cancelled because of COVID-19)

Oct 19-20: “Make a Moravian Dovetailed Candlebox with David Ray Pine”

Nov. 05-07: “Timber Framing with Ervin & Willie Ellis” (Rescheduled from Apr 16-18 because of COVID-19)

Here at the Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School we feature some incredible woodworkers who also possess great teaching ability. Below are short bios of the teachers we have lined up for classes, and this video will show you the classes these instructors are teaching in 2019: