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Sharpening Intensive (A Hands-On, Limited Enrollment Class)  

Sat Jan 06 2018



OH, THE JOY OF WORKING WITH TRULY SHARP TOOLS!

Stop fighting your tools! Learn what sharp tools feel like and how to get - and keep - your tools sharp. This hands-on, limited enrollment class will teach you the essential skill of free-hand sharpening. Half the $50 class fee will be refunded to participants in the form of a Tools for Working Wood gift certificate ($25).

The class will practice on chisels (supplied) and will discuss knives and other blades that can be sharpened with the same technique.
Click here more information and to register.

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Time: 12 - 2 PM
Location: Tools for Working Wood, 112 26th Street (R train to 25th Street, a few blocks away. Street parking available.)
Instructor: Joel Moskowitz
Cost: Class fee: $50. All students are given a TFWW gift certificate worth $25.


Parking is available on our block. The subway (R train to 25th street in Brooklyn) is only a few blocks away.




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Mastering Dovetails - Tuesdays (1/9, 1/16 & 1/23)  

Tue Jan 09 2018


Learn dovetailing the way apprentices apprentices traditionally mastered certain woodworking techniques: by following instructions, using accurate tools and then practicing these hand skills.

The class will consist of three classes taught on successive Tuesday nights (January 9th, 16th and 23rd) covering the following: (1) Exploration of the features and uses of hand tools used in dovetailing, including sharpening and grinding (2) Beginning to dovetail and the establishment of good dovetailing technique and (3) Continued practice and development of dovetailing skill.

Initially students will learn to grind and sharpen tools their tools, and then learn how to accurately lay out a joint, saw straight consistently, and chisel precisely. The home assignment will entail cutting a dovetail a day, putting into regular practice this woodworking essential. Students' progress will be evaluated with areas for improvement noted. If anyone runs into trouble during their daily dovetailing, they are welcome to confer with Joel via Skype to get them back on the right track.

The class teaches a fundamental woodworking skill via correct technique and regular repetition. Once you have your dovetailing skill in place, you can go on to do all kinds of fancy woodworking.

Class size is limited to four students. Tuition includes all materials (including the homework) and use of tools during the class but students must obtain certain tools for home practice. This class was great!! Joel is a straight shooter and will tell you like it is. This is exactly what an apprentice needs. It is nice to learn from someone who is passionate about his craft. I cannot wait for the next class. - Steven (Aug, 2017)

“If you want to learn to cut dovetails by hand, I highly recommend this class...I liked the no-nonsense approach and Joel's focus on old-school efficiency and practicality. I also liked that you have access to TFWW's tools..I dug learning this skill in a class rather than through books or YouTube videos because I feel that, hour for hour, a class is more efficient. Having an instructor there who can correct you on-the-fly, and give personalized advice, made me feel I was picking it up much quicker than I would if I were trying to just learn it on my own.
-- Core 77, November 24, 2017


Click here for more information and to enroll.

Parking is available in front of our store or elsewhere on our block and under the expressway. The subway (R train to 25th street in Brooklyn) is a few blocks blocks away.
Instructor: Joel Moskowitz
Class dates: January 9, 16 and 23, 2018
Class duration: 3 x 3 hour sessions (6 pm - 9 pm)
Where: At our showroom at 112 26th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Mastering Dovetails - Saturday Intensives (1/13 & 1/20)  

Sat Jan 13 2018


Learn dovetailing the way apprentices apprentices traditionally mastered certain woodworking techniques.

The class will consist of three phases: (1) Exploration of the features and uses of hand tools used in dovetailing (2) Beginning to dovetail and the establishment of good dovetailing technique and (3) Continued practice and development of dovetailing skill. Phases I and II will be taught on the first Saturday (January 13th - all day) and the Phase III on the second Saturday (January 20th - half day).

Students will learn how to accurately lay out a joint, saw straight consistently, and chisel precisely. The home assignment will entail cutting a dovetail a day, putting into regular practice this woodworking essential. Students' progress will be evaluated on the second session, with areas for improvement noted. If anyone runs into trouble during their daily dovetailing, they are welcome to confer with Joel via Skype to get them back on the right track.

The class teaches an essential woodworking skill via correct technique and regular repetition. Once you have your dovetailing skill in place, you can go on to do all kinds of fancy woodworking.

Class size is limited. Tuition includes all materials (including the homework) and use of tools during the class but students must obtain certain tools for home practice. Click here more information and to register.

This class was great!! Joel is a straight shooter and will tell you like it is. This is exactly what an apprentice needs. It is nice to learn from someone who is passionate about his craft. I cannot wait for the next class. - Steven (Aug, 2017 session)

“If you want to learn to cut dovetails by hand, I highly recommend this class...I liked the no-nonsense approach and Joel's focus on old-school efficiency and practicality. I also liked that you have access to TFWW's tools..I dug learning this skill in a class rather than through books or YouTube videos because I feel that, hour for hour, a class is more efficient. Having an instructor there who can correct you on-the-fly, and give personalized advice, made me feel I was picking it up much quicker than I would if I were trying to just learn it on my own.
-- Core 77, November 24, 2017

Parking is available in front of our store or elsewhere on our block and under the expressway. The subway (R train to 25th street in Brooklyn) is a few blocks blocks away.
Instructor: Joel Moskowitz
Class duration: First session 11 am-5 pm, second session 11 am - 2 pm.
Where: At our showroom at 112 26th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Recent Blogs:
Sharpening Intensive (A Hands-On, Limited Enrollment Class) - 01/06/2018
Mastering Dovetails - Tuesdays (1/9, 1/16 & 1/23) - 01/09/2018
Mastering Dovetails - Saturday Intensives (1/13 & 1/20) - 01/13/2018