Summer Youth: The World of Wooden Puzzles (Ages 12-16)

Woodworking, Youth

Summer Youth: The World of Wooden Puzzles (Ages 12-16)

Make small, precise wooden puzzles using hand tools and learn skills you can apply to many future projects.


$230.00 (any noted materials fee included)


$290.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 7/29/2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  2. Tue, 7/30/2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  3. Wed, 7/31/2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  4. Thur, 8/1/2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mon, 7/29/2024 - Thur, 8/1/2024

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Class, Summer Youth, Youth Ages 12-14, Youth Ages 14-16, Youth Class

Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

General Woodworking, Hand Woodworking


Building projects with "tight tolerances" is one of the most difficult and useful tasks a hand-tool woodworker can master. In this class, you'll learn the tricks and advanced skills that allow you to make wooden puzzle pieces that fit together perfectly. You'll learn to use:

  • Measuring and marking tools.
  • Japanese saw.
  • Block planes.
  • Chisels.

You'll be able to apply the skills you learn to any future projects that require accuracy.


  • Ages 12-16.
  • Skill level: Beginner.
  • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, and tie back long hair.
  • We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
  • Bring water and a snack.
  • Registration closes Monday, July 22.

Registering Youth

  • New registrants: When you register, select Others Only in the "Who Are You Registering?" section. On the next page, Add New Registrant. Create an account for your youth.
  • Next time you register: You will be able to Search Registrants to select your youth.
  • You may register your youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from noon-1 pm for the duration of this activity.
  • Make sure to fill out your youth's emergency contact information and other details when creating their account.
  • Questions? Email


A materials fee of $10, included in the class price, covers everything you'll need.

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 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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