Woodworking Basics: Hand Tools


Woodworking Basics: Hand Tools

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

Meeting Times
  1. 09/05/2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  2. 09/07/2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  3. 09/12/2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  4. 09/14/2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9/5/2023 - 9/14/2023


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Class, Has Prerequisite

Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

General Woodworking, Hand Woodworking


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

This class is a component of BARN's Woodworking Basics Certificate program, which includes 14 classes and a mentored final project. Learn more »

You do not need to be a certificate student to take this class.


This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Tom Leurquin

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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