Core Tools In Use: Build A Traveling Tool Chest

with Deneb Puchalski

July 29 - 30 , 2017

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Core Tools In Use: Build a Traveling Tool Chest

with Deneb Puchalski

July 29-30, 2017

Saturday (9-5) Sunday (9-4)

Materials Fee: $100

Required Tools: See Below

Registration Information

Total cost is $375; $275 Ticket and $100 Materials Fee. Lunch included. Limited to 14 people.

Located at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks: Route 1, Warren, Maine 04864.

To sign up, click the 'Buy' button above or call: 800-327-2520. A non-refundable $125 advance deposit is required at checkout; full payment is required 30 days before the workshop. For more information email us.


This course will expand upon tool expert Deneb Puchalski's "Hand Tools Demystified" course, and focus on how to get the most out of your hand tool collection. Deneb will walk you through the basics of coarse, medium, and fine cuts, and discuss how different types of hand tools work together.

During this course students will use what we consider the "Core Tools" to prepare stock for construction of a portable tool chest. The principles covered in this course will easily translate to future woodworking projects.

We recommend this class for beginning woodworkers, and power tool focused woodworkers looking to include hand tools in their craft.

About the Instructor:

Deneb Puchalski is the lead demonstrator for our Hand Tool Events ® and has travelled across North America and the UK teaching people about our tools. Deneb studied woodworking at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine and went on to become an assistant instructor and artist in-residence at that school, during which time he honed his woodworking skills and sense of design. In addition to contributing articles to various woodworking magazines, Deneb is the leading talent for our YouTube instructional videos about hand tools and woodworking. He has also taught workshops at various woodworking schools around the country.

Required Tools

Below are some of the tools we'll learn about in the class. We encourage you to bring your own tools or buy the required tools when you get here, as there are not enough classroom tools to outfit everyone.

Please do not bring tools in need of repair or major fettling – there will not be time to fully tune them for use during the workshop.

Please keep in mind, the best way to guarantee available tools for the class is to call ahead with an order. Some items on this list may be specific to another toolmaker. Please call us with any questions.

Note: The list below references tools Lie-Nielsen carries, though you are welcome to bring tools from other makers.