Woodworking Basics: Hand Tools

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023
  • Friday, April 07, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Friday, March 31, 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, April 04, 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Friday, April 07, 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code:WO032923TL
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  • $260 + $20 materials fee
  • $200 + $20 materials fee

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

About this Class

Once you've taken Orientation to the Woodshop, join us to 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


  • All students must wear a mask to this class.

  • You must wear closed-toe shoes.


Orientation to the Woodshop (multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar)

Class Policies


Tom Leurquin has been a BARN member since its opening and specializes in projects involving hand tools. After taking several hand tool courses at BARN and the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, he fell in love with the intimacy and meditative aspects of working wood by hand. His civil engineering background has helped him achieve a critical eye for detail and precision that enriches the art of hand tool woodworking.

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