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Our club is offering some exciting woodworking classes this fall! If you have cabin fever from the COVID pandemic, this might be an opportunity to get out of the house.

Our classes will be small with only a few folks, and everyone will be required to wear a mask so your COVID exposure will be minimal.

Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to learn from Master Woodworker, Phil Huber, who is also the host of the TV Show, WoodSmith Shop. This is a great opportunity to get some quality woodworking training from an expert right here in Des Moines. Classes are generally for beginner (some intermediate) woodworkers and cover a range of topics. You can sign up for as many classes as you want at $20 per class, or sign up for all 4 classes for a discounted price of $75.

To sign up, simply visit our Online Payment page (opens in a new window) to register and pay. Be sure to fill in the Reason with the name of the class you are signing up for. Hurry, since the classes are starting soon and spots are limited. If you have any questions, contact Tom Brumback ( ​This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 515-664-8732. For specific class questions, contact Phil directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Phil:

Phil Huber is the host of the Woodsmith Shop TV show and the multimedia editor for Woodsmith magazine. He's been woodworking for nearly 30 years. He enjoys building for friends and family including wall cabinets, tables, boxes, carved bowls and spoons. He works in a small shop at the back of his garage and loves to put old tools back into use.

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:

Name of Class: Hand Tool Skills

What you will do/learn: Improve your skills with chisels, saws, and lay out techniques.

  • Maximum number of participants: TBD
  • Skill level required: Beginner
  • Cost: $20
  • Tools to bring:
    • none
  • Date: November 14, 2020
  • Time: 9-11am
  • Location: Chuck Haas’ Shop : 175 S 9th St, West Des Moines, IA, unit #430 (Map)

 

Name of Class: Router Workshop

What you will do/learn: Learn just how versatile this tool is with hands on techniques, tips, and jigs.

  • Maximum number of participants: TBD
  • Skill level required: Beginner
  • Cost: $20
  • Tools to bring:
    • none
  • Date: November 21, 2020
  • Time: 9-11am
  • Location: Chuck Haas’ Shop : 175 S 9th St, West Des Moines, IA, unit #430 (Map)

 

Name of Class: Working with Hand Planes

What you will do/learn: Discover what you can do with a variety of hand planes: from basic planes, to molding, planes, and joinery planes.

  • Maximum number of participants: TBD
  • Skill level required: Beginner
  • Cost: $20
  • Tools to bring:
    • none
  • Date: December 5, 2020
  • Time: 9-11am
  • Location: Chuck Haas’ Shop : 175 S 9th St, West Des Moines, IA, unit #430 (Map)

 

Name of Class: Table Saw + Band Saw Joinery

What you will do/learn: Power saws are usually employed to cut parts to size. We’ll look at practical methods for joining them back together.

  • Maximum number of participants: TBD
  • Skill level required: Beginner
  • Cost: $20
  • Tools to bring:
    • none
  • Date: December 12, 2020
  • Time: 9-11am
  • Location: Chuck Haas’ Shop : 175 S 9th St, West Des Moines, IA, unit #430 (Map)