Private Instruction

Private Woodworking Instruction


I provide personalized one-on-one woodworking instruction that is geared to your needs. If you have a shop already set up then I can teach in your space so that you can use your tools and create a workflow that works in your shop. Conversely, if you are new to woodworking, you are more than welcome in my shop to learn and explore what goes into a hand tool-focused shop. I will work with you to plan out your personalized instruction plan that will be designed to include the skills you want to learn.

Here are some of the woodworking topics that I can cover with you:

  • Set-up and use of various woodworking machines

  • Set-up and use of hand tools

  • Setting up a shop

  • Sharpening

  • Cutting and fitting joinery

  • Furniture design

  • Creating woodworking plans and cut lists

  • Wood technology

  • Buying lumber

Tutored Builds

Another popular option is tutored builds where you and I work hand-in-hand on specific woodworking projects that you want to build. Anything from jewelry boxes to work benches can be designed and built together, all the while increasing your woodworking knowledge and skill.

How Much?

Because everyone's needs are different, it would be impossible for me to quote prices or get much more specific than I have here. That being said, I can tell you that my hourly rate is $50/hour and that I'm generally available in the evening and on weekends. If you are interested in private woodworking instruction, please feel welcome to contact me at  so we can start planning your personalized woodworking education.