Wood And Shop traditional woodworking school with 10 workbenches and antique hand tools

The Wood and Shop Traditional Woodworking School is finished, so I wanted to share these photos so you can see inside! 10 workbenches fill the school, which includes six Moravian workbenches, two traditional Roubo workbenches, one French pine bench, and one Swedish made workbench. This lovely maple workbench top was cut last year by a guy down in North Carolina:

figured maple moravian workbench top

I recently finished installing these wagon-style tail vises, made by my friend Will Myers. They glide sooo smoothly!

coffin smoother hand planes sitting on a woodworking workbench

Wagon tail vise on a moravian workbench

I had a lot of joints to cut, including twenty of these wedged tenons…and just about twenty of every joint:

Moravian workbench wedged tenons key tenons

I built tongue & groove tool shelves below four of the workbenches to hold many of the hand tools required for the woodworking school:

Lower shelf of a woodworking workbench filled with antique hand planers

moulding planes and hand planes on a workbench shelf

Nine of the benches have traditional leg vises with maple vise screws:

maple leg vise on a moravian workbench

Will Myers Shaker candle stand class at wood and shop traditional woodworking school

Will Myers will be teaching a class this May on building the Hancock Shaker Candle Stand (a few spots left…register here). It’ll be an incredible class where students will learn many valuable skills, including basic wood turning, sliding dovetails, using bow saws & compass planes & spokeshaves, etc.

Will Myers Shaker candle stand class at wood and shop traditional woodworking school

 Here are the classes that are scheduled for 2018 so far:

 

2018 CLASS SCHEDULE:

May 4-5: “Make a Custom Dovetail Saw with Tom Calisto”

May 10-12: “Building the Hancock Shaker Candle Stand with Will Myers”

May 25-26: “Restoring Wooden Handplanes with Bill Anderson” 

May 31-Jun 2: “Introduction to Hand Tool Woodworking with Joshua Farnsworth”  (FULL)

Jun 16: “Make a Moravian Dovetailed Footstool with David Ray Pine”

Jun 23: “Build a Pair of Heavy-Duty Sliding Dovetail Saw Benches with Joshua Farnsworth” 

Jun 28-30:  “Introduction to Hand Tool Woodworking with Joshua Farnsworth”

Jul 7: “Wood Joinery by Hand with Joshua Farnsworth”

Jul 13-14: “Make an 18th Century Panel Saw with Tom Calisto”

Jul 20-21: “Make a German Shave Horse with Ervin & Willie Ellis” 

Jul 27-28: “Make a Moravian Dovetailed Candlebox with David Ray Pine”

Jul 30-31: “Make Try Squares, Bench Hook, Winding Sticks, Donkey’s Ear & More with Bill Anderson” 

Aug 15-18: “Building a Dropleaf Pembroke Occasional Table with Bill Anderson”  (FULL)

Aug 21-25:  “Building a Classic Walnut Wall Cupboard with David Ray Pine” 

Sep 7-8: “Make a Custom Dovetail Saw with Tom Calisto”

Sep 19-22: “Make the Canterbury Shaker Side Table with Will Myers”

Oct 17-20: “Make a Sailor’s Tool Chest with Tom Calisto” 

Nov 2-3: “Restoring Wooden Handplanes with Bill Anderson” 

Nov 13-17: “Make a Cherry Shaker Wall Cabinet with Joshua Farnsworth

moulding planes and chisels on a shelf in woodandshop woodworking school

Here are some historical shelves & tills that I’ve built to hold the large variety of hand tools for the school.

antique hand saws on a blue saw till

Blue Hand Saw Till and Hand Planer Tool Cabinet with hand planes hanging from the bottom

Scrubbing a rough board with a fore plane or scrub plane

Here are some nice winter images of the woodworking school:

snowy exterior of wood and shop traditional woodworking school

Snowy exterior at wood and shop traditional woodworking school

Snowy exterior at wood and shop traditional woodworking school

I hope you can come out and join us for some classes!