Learn Fine Woodworking in My Shop at Your Own Pace

I teach fine woodworking as I was taught by my mentor James Krenov. The approach emphasizes the refined use of hand-tools and a keen awareness and appreciation for the expressive qualities found in wood. My shop is located in the beautifully pastoral mountain area of Valle Crucis, NC just outside of Boone. The area is replete with bed and breakfast inns, hotels, fine dining, antiquing, and other shopping opportunities. Golfing, skiing, zip-lines, tubing, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, and whitewater opportunities abound.

Private Instruction

I am happy to teach you one-on-one in my shop as our schedules permit. The advantages are customized offerings, hands-on work, and my undiluted attention. A typical 7-1/2 hour day involves 2-4 hours of lecture and demonstration. The remainder of the day is hands-on work for the student, while I resume my own work. You are encouraged to interact with me as needed for coaching. The most popular arrangement has been two days of plane making instruction. Other topics have included dovetailing, dovetailed box with a frame and panel lid, tools and techniques, wall cabinet with glass or coopered door, and project development. What is your particular interest?

Cost:  $200/day plus materials. Bring a friend and save $25 a day each; bring two friends and save $50 a day each. Start at 8:30 AM and end at 5:00 PM each day. Lunch is provided.

You will be required to sign a liability waiver to participate in any workshop.

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