You may attend classes if you are fully vaccinated.

MWTCA Tool Meet in Medina,MN

Date: Sunday, February 13, 2022, 7:30 to 12:00 noon
Where: The National Guard Armory, 3050 HWY 316 (Redwing Blvd.) Hastings Minnesota, 55033.
Cost: $10 entry fee. You must be a member. You can join at the door for $25 I believe. There are 3 meets a year.
Description: MWTCA tool meets are a great place to shop for tools and visit with like minded people. I will be there demonstrating. Bring a few tools to sell, buy tools, view tool displays. Registration starts at 7:30, Trading starts at 8:30. Social distancing and masks required.
I will be demonstrating.

Sack Back Windsor Chair

My friend Jim Van Hoven will be running a chair class at his shop in St. Croix Falls WI. He will be doing a two session program with the first session March 18>20 and the second April 1>3, 2022. The fee is $700.
Contact Jim for more information and to sign up.
[email protected]

Tool Making, Make a Moxon Double Screw Vise, a Marking Gauge, a Mallet, and a Marking Knife

  • Date: March, 26th and 27th, Saturday 9:00 – 5:00, Sunday, 10:00 - 4:30
  • Cost: $350
  • Materials:Included
  • Skill Level: All
  • [email protected]

A gateway skills class

Course Description

We will be making a traditional double screw vise as shown in Randal Holme and Moxon. Also a mallet, a marking gauge, and a marking knife. You will use hand tools to make these four very useful items for your shop and gain the ability to make more of them as needed. Hand chopped mortises, boring with a brace and bit, threading with a screwbox and tap are all covered. We will do a bit of metal work on the marking knife, grinding and filing the blade to shape then hardening and tempering the steel. The tools alone are worth the cost of the class!

Tools Needed: Bring what you have

  • Chisels
  • block plane




September 2nd & 3rd 2022

Don’t miss it! Best woodworking event ever!

For the fourth time, join modern woodworking hand tool makers and fellow enthusiasts for a weekend immersion in all things handwork. Unplug from the world of machines, dust and noise while listening to the crisp sounds of the hand plane, chisel and saw in a restored timber-frame dairy barn in the traditional, historic German village of Amana.

Just Joints: Handcut Joinery

  • Date: November 13th and 14th, Saturday 9:00 – 5:00, Sunday, 10:00 - 4:30
  • Cost: $310
  • Materials: Included
  • Skill Level: All
  • [email protected]

Course Description

On the first day we will learn to lay out and cut several basic woodworking joints. We will cut mortise and tenon and bridle joints. Learning to layout joints, saw straight, cut to the line and chop and pare with a chisel to your mark. Working our way up to dovetails on day two. We will also cover wood movement and why joints are made the way they are.

Whether for drawers or case work dovetails are actually pretty basic woodworking. At first it can be a bit difficult to keep it all straight. Pins first? Tails first? What’s a pin or tail? Which piece is the waste? What’s a half pin? How do you keep the pieces organized? It will all become clear as you learn to layout, saw and chop this signature woodworking joint. We will do through and half-blind joints, then make a box! Bring the tools you have. I have some I can loan you.

Tools Needed:

  • Dovetail saw (for small joints)
  • Carcass saw (for casework joints)
  • Sharp Chisels
  • Mallet
  • Marking Gauge
  • Marking Knife
  • 6” Square
  • Smooth Plane

A Place To Sit: Make a Bench

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 4th, 9:00 – 5:00
  • Cost: $180
  • Materials: included
  • Skill Level: All/beginner
  • [email protected]

A gateway skills class

Course description

This is a great place to get your feet wet in woodworking and make a useful and attractive piece of furniture. The handcut joinery is strong and simple and easy to repeat at home. We will plane a taper, use a bow or coping saw, chisel a dado, and auger holes for wood pegs