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Hand Tools Next Step : Build a Pair of Krenov Sawhorses (2 weeks) : DMWA Spring 2019 Classes

Hand Tools—The Next Step

Des Moines Woodworkers Association : Winter 2019 Class Series

What you will do/learn: For those who have taken the hand tool basics class, this next step tackles more involved joinery. Of course, we'll still center that around a great project. This time, it's a pair of light trestle sawhorses made popular by James Krenov. The focus of the class will be on sawing well, mortise & tenon joinery, and lap joints.

Maximum number of participants: 6-10

Skill level required: Beginner

What you will make: Saw Horses

Materials required: TBD


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.

If you have any questions, contact Chuck Haas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (515) 650-6559_ option 5), or Phil Huber, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Event Details:

Event Date April 27, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date April 27, 2019, 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Location The Woodsmith Store, Des Moines, IA
Categories Classes and Seminars (paid / limited seating)

Venue Information - The Woodsmith Store, Des Moines, IA

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.

** Guests are always welcome! **

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:

  • An update on Club events and activities
  • Woodworking Q&A
  • Time to get to know other members
  • An educational presentation
  • Member project show and tell
  • Plus, great cookies and coffee!


10320 Hickman Road, Clive, IA 50325


  • Monday-Friday: 9:00-7:00
  • Saturday: 9:00-5:00
  • Sunday: 11:00-4:00

Toll-free 800-835-5084

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