The Southwest School of Woodworking, is committed to making your woodworking experience excellent and rewarding.

Featured Classes

**Dovetails Right off the Bandsaw with Michael Fortune July 10 & 11
Intro to Turning - Monaco July 2-4
Stunning Oval Table with Michael Fortune: July 12-16

Master Class

Your woodworking adventure begins here

Master Teachers
We offer master classes taught by some of the most respected craftspeople in the world, including Doug Forsha, David Fleming, Randy Gengarelly, Jimmy Clewes, Scott Grove, Paul Schürch, and Michael Fortune — who designed and built this table. Our instructors are selected not only for their own accomplishments, but their ability to teach and inspire students to produce their own best work.

Dedicated Students
Our students pursue a wide variety of interests and styles, from cabinetry to turning to veneering to carving. This stunning Aztec-style calendar was hand carved by student Steve Renneckar.

Recent classes

In just one week, our April Introduction to Woodworking class took students from novices to furniture makers, as they completed these elegant cherry tables made with tapered legs, beveled top, and domino joinery.

Turning instructor extraordinaire Matt Monaco returned in May for a class in Turned Boxes. Each student learned confidence on the lathe, refined their turning skills, and produced beautiful containers.

New Classes

The Portable Workbench: September 3-5

This new three-day workshop is perfect for any woodworker who has limited space or needs a movable workstation. Made from a single sheet of plywood, this clever portable workbench provides a sturdy surface with slots for bench dogs and clamps, plus a bottom shelf for tools — then folds down into a box the size of a large suitcase. It even has a carry handle!

Michael Returns!

After a long year full of travel restrictions, Michael Fortune is returning to the Southwest School of Woodworking, so mark your calendars!