Hand Tool Class


– over 4 hrs + $28 plans included in $40 price
– 29 video lessons (workshop basics to critical hand tool skills)
– lessons can be followed in any order, stopped and repeated 
- Shooting Board Plan + Tutorial ($14) included
- Dovetail Jig Plan + Tutorial ($14) included
- Bench Hook project included

The downloadable video lessons include step by step hand tool sequences. Each lesson guides you through the learning process to develop the hand tool skills you are seeking. This Hand Tool Class is derived from twenty years of woodworking and furniture making expertise. The class is based on skills developed and used in a fully functioning furniture making studio. Separate modules on the following topics:

– setting up a workshop for woodworking
– up to date information on workshop safety
– hand tool overview
– lessons on hand planes and chisels
– lessons on clamps, hammers and handsaws
– lessons on marking gauges and squares
– learn to create handmade dovetails using a dovetail jig
- dovetail class 
- workbench sequences
- Intro to Moxon Vise 
- Thicknessing Sled (workbench jig) 
- Knife Hinge Install 
– learn to make and use a shooting board
– learn to make + use bench hooks
– dovetail jig plan + shooting board plan ($28) included
- Bench Hook project included 
– hand tool class enables you to start using hand tools

Hand Tool Class. 29 HD  Hi-Res Video modules + Dovetail Jig Plan + Shooting Board Plan included in one-time $40 price

Norman maintains a blog of ongoing projects in his studio as well as having written and published four books in the past year. Some of the books and magazines where authors furniture, work methods and philosophy have been featured:

Craftisian Interview (Norman Pirollo)
HackSpace Magazine – Make With Wood  April 2020
Woodworking: From Design To Making (New Art Press)
The Wood Artist: Creating Art Through Wood (New Art Press)

From Hi-Tech to Lo-Tech: A Woodworker’s Journey (New Art Press)
Start Your Own Woodworking Business (New Art Press)
Rooted: Contemporary Studio Furniture (Schiffer Publishing)
IDS15 (Studio North)
Canadian Woodworking magazine Jan. 2015
IDS14 (Studio North)
Fine Woodworking Magazine 4 Bench Jigs for Handplanes 
2009 Fine Woodworking Magazine 
Essential Shopmade Jigs 2009
Woodwork magazine
Wood Art Today 2 (Schiffer Books)
500 Cabinets ( Lark Books)
Studio Furniture: Today’s Leading Woodworkers (Schiffer Books)
Canadian Interiors Design Source Guide
Ottawa Life magazine (Profile, work) 2012
Panoram Italia magazine Our Homes magazine

For a limited time, get WOODSKILLS Issue 01 & 02 (digital)
$18 value with purchase of this class