The Hand Tool Shop 1: Measuring Tools & Techniques
1 Measuring Pencil Marking
with Master Woodworker Gary Rogowski
April 22 - 26th 10am-5pm daily, Mon-Fri
All Levels Encouraged
$850 ($825 with Cash or check) (materials: Included)

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Weekly Workshops

Week 1: 4/22 - 4/26  Measuring Tools & Techniques

Week 2: 4/29 - 5/3  Chisels and Saws

Week 3: 5/6 - 5/10  Hand Planes 

The Hand Tool Shop is a place for quiet concentration and focus. Put the noise of the busy world away. It’s a place to get acquainted with your tools and your wood and your bench so you can produce beautiful things.

Week One of this three week series focuses on Measuring Tools and Techniques. Learn how to cut to a line, how to plane square, and finally how to mark out accurate joints. We will mark out and hand plane a board flat and square learning to use scrub and smoothing and jack planes to achieve a beautiful result. 

Next we will lay-out and cut inlay patterns using marking gauges and knives to set out our cuts. These patterns we will chop out and clean using router planes. Inlay work is a revelation when you see how it can liven up a simple panel. Discover these simple methods for making your piece shine. Using dowels or plugs, you can inlay patterns to accentuate the grain of your panel or the edge of an elegant curve. Learn how to do stringing and straight line inlay and then see how to make and cut curved inlay patterns. With carving tools in hand you can start to make fantastic shapes to put into your work.

Taper Oak Chest Inlay

Finally this week, we finish by making two measuring tools: a sliding bevel and a set of winding sticks. These beautiful useful tools will make your work at the bench easier and will be a joy to behold. 

Join us for any one of these three weeks of class or join the entire program for a savings of $325 off the weekly costs. You’ll learn a great deal, have fun working at the bench, create beautiful projects, and give yourself the time you deserve to enjoy the pleasures of The Hand Tool Shop. This workshop is a Masterworks Class with Gary Rogowski. It qualifies as a prerequisite course for our Mastery Program.

1 Measuring Winding Sticks

1 Measuring Sliding Bevels