Woodworking Basics: Hand Tools

  • Monday, November 07, 2022
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, November 07, 2022, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PST)
  • Wednesday, November 09, 2022, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PST)
  • Monday, November 14, 2022, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PST)
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code:WO110722PK
  • 4


  • $260 + $20 materials fee
  • $200 + $20 materials fee

Registration is closed

This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this four-week component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

You will build a two-compartment tote, handy for storing or carrying silverware, garden tools, or other items. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common hand tools. You will learn to use:

  • measuring and marking tools
  • crosscut and rip cut hand saws
  • hand planes
  • chisels
  • hand drill (bit and brace)
  • coping saw


  • Ages 14+ are welcome.
  • Prerequisite: This class is open to people who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

  • All students must wear a mask to this class.

  • You must wear closed-toe shoes.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

Instructor: Paul Kury. Paul studied woodworking at Lonnie Bird’s School of Fine Woodworking in Dandridge, Tennessee, and has been an active woodworker for more than 40 years. His preference is 18th century furniture. Paul also volunteers as a woodworking safety monitor at BARN.

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