Woodworking Basics: Hand Tools


Woodworking Basics: Hand Tools

Learn how to use hand tools skillfully and build a tote — part of BARN's Woodworking Basics Certificate series.


Policies and Tuition Assistance

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 3/16/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  2. Sun, 3/17/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  3. Sat, 3/23/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  4. Sun, 3/24/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sat, 3/16/2024 - Sun, 3/24/2024


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Class, Has Prerequisite

Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

General Woodworking, Hand Woodworking


Learn how to use woodworking hand tools with a project specifically designed to give you experience with the most common ones. You'll 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.


A two-compartment tote, handy for storing or carrying silverware, garden tools, or other items


Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • You must wear closed-toe shoes to class.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Paul Kury

Paul Kury studied woodworking at Lonnie Bird’s School of Fine Woodworking in Dandridge, Tenn., and has been an active woodworker for more than 40 years. His preference is 18th-century furniture. Paul also volunteers as a woodworking safety monitor at BARN.

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