Date(s) - 2020/02/16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Faust Park Shop
Are you new to woodworking? Wondered how to get started? What tools to buy and when? If you
answered yes to these questions, the Saint Louis Woodworkers Guild can provide the answers. A new
class is starting in February 2020, which is tailored for new woodworkers. The class will meet once a
month for ten to eleven total sessions. The class will cover the essentials needed to start you on your
woodworking journey. For example in lesson one you will learn about wood, its properties, how to select
it and how to buy it. Each following lesson will build on the previous class throughout the course
Succeeding lessons will introduce you to hand tools and their proper use. Woodworking machinery and
the safe use of both stationary and portable power tools. How to plan a project and purchase the
materials required, through the finishing process will be covered. Joinery techniques from mortise and
tenons to hand cut dovetails will be taught.
Throughout the course, short lessons will be followed by practical hands on exercises that will build your
skills and provide the knowledge required to become an accomplished and safe woodworker. The
course will wrap up with the construction of two projects which will challenge you and put your new
knowledge into play.
Some “homework” will be required between sessions. While not required, it is highly recommended,
that class members attend the Guild’s Safety Class so that they may utilize the Faust Park shop between
The class size will be limited so don’t put off signing up! You can pay for the class, one of two ways;
either monthly, (at $30.00 per month for ten months), or an upfront, onetime charge of $250.00 for the
total course. The cost of materials is extra and you should plan on acquiring some basic hand tools along
The first class is scheduled for Sunday February 16th and will continue on the third Sunday of each
month for the duration of the class.