Hand Tool Basics -- Build a Tool Tote
Des Moines Woodworkers Association : Winter 2019 Class Series
What you will do/learn: Hand tools are a fun way to enjoy building projects out of wood. This class walks you through some foundation skills: sawing, using chisels, measuring & marking, shaping, and drilling with hand-powered tools. Along the way, you'll make a tote that can hold some of your favorite tools. This class looks at how to effectively use chisels, hand saws, and hand planes for fine work and cutting simple joints. We'll also discuss how sharpening tools makes them more accurate, safer, and more fun to use. Along the way, we'll make a sweet small tool tote to use anytime you are out of your shop. With a mix of demonstration and hands-on learning, there's always time for questions and problem solving.
Maximum number of participants: 6-10
Skill level required: Beginner/Intermediate
What you will make: Small tool tote
Tools to bring: (tools will be available if you don't have some items)
About our classes:
Your Education Committee is excited to offer club members some new opportunities to sharpen your woodworking skills. We are offering 4 classes this fall by Phil Huber, Editor of Woodsmith Magazine. Classes are open to members of the Des Moines Woodworkers. If you are not already a member, now is a good time to join! See our sign-up page to join the Association.
Classes are for beginner woodworkers and cover a range of topics. Winter 2019 classes will cost $25 and will consist of 2 sessions, with the exception of the Sharpening Classes which are 1 session for $15. You can sign up for as many classes as you want, or sign up for all 4 classes for a discounted price of $80 (you will choose one of the two sharpening classes).
To sign up, simply go online to our Online Payment form to register and pay. Be sure to state the reason code with the name of the class you are signing up for. Hurry, since the classes are starting soon and spots are limited.
The Woodsmith Store hosts our regular Member Meetings in the meeting space in the back of the store, and is also one of our Preferred Suppliers.
General Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at the Woodsmith Store in Clive, IA (Get Map).
We meet in the back room of the store, please ask at the front desk if you need help finding us. Doors open at 6pm for socializing.
Meetings start at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise posted below, and generally are over about 9:00 pm.
Because the Woodsmith Store closes at 7pm, you may not be able to get in if you arrive after 7pm. Come early and meet your fellow woodworkers!
Meetings consist of:
Main Line 515-254-9494