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TMW101H23 Tool Making Workshop

August, 19 - August, 20 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


One of the joys becoming a craftsperson is making your own tools. Not only is it fun, but by building your own woodworking tools, you have a chance to customize them to your own preferences and style.

Master craftsman Randy Gengarelly will lead this busy and productive workshop, in which each student will build four attractive and high-quality woodworking tools that will give you years of satisfying use.

This is a beginner-friendly class that offers a fun opportunity to learn joinery and building techniques that will empower you to make more tools on your own as you continue to develop your woodworking practice. Randy will guide you through each project and will show you a number of options for shaping the tools to best suit your particular needs.

You will make:

  • Cutting (marking) gauge
  • Pencil marking gauge
  • Mallet
  • Try square

If time permits, we will also add a bonus project of a fairing board, which is a very helpful tool to make for yourself.

 Fundamentals I or Equivalent.
Tools and materials: All tools and materials are provided; however tools are a great way to use up small pieces of wood, so if you have any favorite woods that you’d like to use, feel free to bring them.

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


Eye, hearing and dust protection are required in the machine room or when operating machines in the bench room.

Long sleeves and loose-fitting clothing are not allowed around the power equipment. Long hair must be pulled back and secured.

Closed-toe shoes are required. Open-toed shoes or sandals are not allowed.

COVID Policy: Masks are optional, however, if you are exhibiting symptoms of any contagious illness or if you have had a positive test for COVID or influenza within the past 5 days, please notify the school and do not attend class.

Thank you for your understanding.


Meet your Instructor

Furniture maker Randy Gengarelly specializes in making luxury pieces that are reminiscent of the finest work done in previous centuries, with meticulous attention to aesthetics, craftsmanship, and function. His work has been featured in Fine Woodworking magazine and the Orbita® watch-winder catalogue. Randy studied under the great Italian-born cabinet-maker Egidio “Gene” Oliverio, who began his apprenticeship at the age of seven and who had never seen a power tool until moving to the United States in the mid 1930’s. In that tradition, Randy does most of his work with hand tools, which he feels are key to acheiving the fine lines, subtle shaping, and precise fit of truly fine furniture. Randy also  spends part of his time teaching leadership and communication skills around the U.S. and world. This role has allowed him to closely study the furniture in many of the world’s best museum collections and his admiration for these masterpieces influences each piece that he designs and builds.


August 19@9:00 am MST
August 20@5:00 pm MST
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Tool Making Workshop with Randy
$ 376.00
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