May 4 – Intro to Woodworking with Hand Tools Workshop

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For thousands of years, humankind has been transforming wood into all kinds of incredible things without the aid of motors. Woodworking with hand tools is a more contemplative process which brings you closer to the wood and allows you to better understand the material being worked. Find a connection with this timeless method of making and creating at our very first Intro to Woodworking with Hand Tools Workshop.

Instructor Geof Vincent (the VTL’s very own Shop Manager!) will introduce participants to the basic tools needed for working wood by hand: planes, chisels/gouges, and saws; and demonstrate their proper use. Marking and measuring with scribes, knives, compasses, gauges and squares will also be covered in tandem with a brief lesson in wood grain. Participants will be given a chance to work with each tool and practice the techniques while receiving feedback and instruction, and leave with the resources to continue their own education in a self-directed manner.

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2013, from 11:00am-2:00pm

Where: The Tool Library, 3448 Commercial Street

Cost: $20 for VTL Members | $25 for Non-Members

What to Bring: All materials will be provided. The workshop will take place outside so wear comfortable, tighter-fitting clothing that is weather appropriate.

Questions? Email lauren [at] vancouvertoollibrary [dot] com

Advance registration is required! Please pre-pay and sign up through the PayPal button below or come into the shop to register. Refunds are available up to 48 hours before the workshop begins.

Workshop Registrants: Please include your email address in the PayPal form! This is how we’ll contact you with any workshop updates and to confirm your registration. Note that VTL Members will be required to present their member cards at the workshop.