Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition

Steve Eastwood


Steve Eastwood


I grew up in Maine.  My early years were spent helping my father, a carpenter, on camps and other building projects.  Those few years planted the woodworking seed in me.  During college I spent a summer at the county fairgrounds working on barns and other structures and knew someday I would work with wood.

After college, I moved to Seattle and spent many years in the financial / corporate world.  Homeowner remodeling and upkeep projects kept me in touch with wood and building.  I also took several classes at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking with Jim Tolpin and spent a year of Sundays learning carving with Walter Henderson on Orcas Island.  An avid cross-country skier and certified PSIA instructor, I enjoyed teaching skiing and biathlon.

In 2014, I finally had enough of Wall Street and moved to Port Townsend to attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boat-building.  After a year there, I graduated with an Associate Degree in Traditional Small Craft and Repair and Restoration.

I began work at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking the day after graduating from the NW School of Wooden Boat-building which confirmed right away that woodworking and teaching are much more fun than spreadsheet and portfolios.  I look forward to introducing people to hand tool skills and refining existing techniques.




E-mail: steve@ptwoodschool.org