"Making Classic Hand Tools": Waco, Texas, September 8-13

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08-29-2008 04:43 AM

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Hey everyone,

It’s short notice but I just got this email and thought I’d pass it along to you all. I am not affiliated with Homestead Heritage, and receive nothing for this plug. I merely am a fan after a one-on-one session I had at their School of Woodworking, and this looks like a great class!


Dear friends and fellow woodworkers,

We would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming workshop Making Classic Hand Tools, September 8-13th. Some of you have expressed an interest in taking this hands-on workshop so we would like to share a few of the details with you. Those who have taken this workshop expressed how enjoyable it was to make their own tools and then be able to use them in their everyday woodworking.

You will make a traditional joiner’s mallet from solid maple, a marking gauge, a layout knife, a dovetail template, a traditional wooden spokeshave and a bowsaw used for cutting fine curves. All of the tools are made from different woods and we will discuss their various properties and the different working characteristics that make them suitable for making hand tools. You will also learn about heat treating steel cutting irons, as you make the blades for the different tools.

There is nothing more enjoyable than using tools fashioned by your own hands. We hope that you will consider this class to improve your skills as well as increase your personal tool collection.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. To register simply go to and click on the woodworking classes link, then click on workshops schedule and scroll down to the registration page, or you can call Lisa at 254-799-1480.

Hope to see you soon.


Frank Strazza

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#1 posted 08-29-2008 12:37 PM

That sounds cool!

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