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FTW200B21 Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking II

February, 1 - February, 25 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Ready to move beyond the basics? The second step in our three-part Fundamentals series, this course builds on the skills taught in Fundamentals I and prepares you for even more advanced craftsmanship as you progress in your woodworking.

This is a hands-on class, during which you will improve your skills through exercises and projects, concluding with a beautiful dovetailed bench.

You will learn:

  • Safe use of power tools, including jointer, planer, band saw, miter saw, and table saw
  • Hand-cut dovetails, through and half-blind
  • Hand-cut mortise and tenon
  • Sharpening
  • Shaping with spokeshaves
  • Surface preparation for finishing
  • Working to a drawing
  • Marking out
  • Gluing up

Schedule: Evening classes, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, for a total of 36 instruction hours. There will be additional shop time available as needed to work on the exercises.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals I or equivalent.

Tools required: All tools and materials supplied by the school.

Please bring ear and eye protection and a safety mask.

Class size: Maximum 9.

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understand these policies.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. Effective May 26, 2020:

  • We will be strictly limiting class sizes to no more than eight (9) students to allow for adequate distancing between class participants.
  • All benches and shared tools will be sanitized before and after each class.
  • All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly-fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school.
  • When entering the school, all students, instructors, and staff will have their temperature checked. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 will not be allowed to enter the building.
  • Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms—even if it is believed to be allergy-related—will not be allowed to enter the building.

Thank you for your understanding.



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Meet Your Instructor

A native of northern Michigan, John has called Phoenix home since the early 80’s. He became interested in woodworking several years ago and successfully completed the demanding course at the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery. John is currently employed by De La Madera Studio in Scottsdale, where he builds high-end custom furniture for the interior design trade, including window shutters, office furniture, and kitchen cabinets. But he hasn’t given up luthiery, and enjoys building ukuleles in his spare time.


February 1@6:00 pm
February 25@9:00 pm
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