Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition


Sailing Into the New Year

Tis the season to sit down with good company over dinner and drinks…and then contemplate the coming year. That great pondering about what the future will bring.  For some of us it is a worrisome occasion, for others there is a sense of impending good fortune.  I suspect the perspective is all based upon your internal optimist or pessimist.  Nonetheless, there is a means of adding a brighter spin to everyone’s outlook.  

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Tool Time

Tools are the essential of our tradecraft. Sharp chisels, perfectly squared planes and the odd collection of power toys will get you through almost everything.  I thought.

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Amy SleeperComment
Save The Date

Benches are stacking up in the production shop! Come by and check out the progress on the Fort Worden porch furniture project during our open house December 10th from 4pm-6pm. Work by the foundations course students will also be on display. Hope to see you there! 

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Purists and Plastics

Wandering through the displays and docks one cannot but help overhear conversations that begin with, “great lines,” followed up by, “but it’s not a real ‘woody,’ check out the epoxy finish...."

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Kacie GuthrieComment
Sneak Peek at 2016 Course Calendar

Here's the current version of our 2016 Schedule. We're still working on details and will be opening registration at the end of October.

We're expanding - we're adding a new machine room and bench room. This will allow us to teach more classes and to more fully teach the use of woodworking machines - for example you'll see a new 12 week furniture making intensive in Fall.

Other new courses

  • Design / Build Studio (April) - your chance to take four weeks to focus on designing and building a piece of furniture
  • Building a Tiny House  (April / May) - a four week program to build a solid wood tiny house. More details soon
  • Just Joints  (July and August) - a five day focus on joinery techniques
  • Beginning Relief Carving and Open Studio (June) - two week long classes from Mary May
  • Intermediate Digital Design and Fabrication (July)
  • Spoon Carving (August) - week long and a weekend class with Jarrod Stonedahl
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