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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 $35 for each class.

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 or classes you are signing up for. 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 2021 Class Schedule:

Build an Adjustable Height Stool

What you will do/learn : Bar stool, shop stool, or just an extra seat at the table, you can build an adjustable height stool that uses wood threads you made yourself. In this three session class with Phil Huber, we'll explore creating curved legs, circles, and other shapes. The stool goes together with easy to cut joinery. You'll also learn how to cut threads in wood. A materials list will be provided after you sign up.

  • Maximum number of participants: TBD
  • Skill level required: 
  • Cost: $35
  • Tools to bring :Please bring eye & ear protection
  • Date: 3 weeks: October 30, November 6, and November 13, 2021
  • Time: 9:00a to 11:00a
  • Location: Chuck Haas’ Shop : 175 S 9th St, West Des Moines, IA, unit #430 (Map)
2021 fall class stool

Arts & Crafts Style Clock

What you will do/learn : An heirloom timepiece doesn't have to take up a lot of space. This stylish clock catches your attention on a mantle, shelf, or table top. Despite its small size, you'll learn about creating solid joinery and paying attention to fine details. The centerpiece of the clock is a handcrafted tile from Motawi Tileworks (purchased prior to class) — or other item of your choosing. A materials list and tool list will be provided after you sign up.

  • Maximum number of participants: TBD
  • Skill level required:
  • Cost: $35
  • Tools to bring : Please bring eye & ear protection
  • Date: 3 Weeks: December 4, December 11, and December 18, 2021
  • Time: 9:00a to 11:00a
  • Location: Chuck Haas’ Shop : 175 S 9th St, West Des Moines, IA, unit #430 (Map)
2021 fall class artsandcraftsclock