Florida School of Woodwork

FLORIDA SCHOOL OF WOODWORK

One of the great things we get to do here is share the knowledge of woodworking so, if you have always wanted to develop your knowledge of woodworking, turning or carving but didn’t know where to begin, this is for you. We offer hands-on classes taught by master craftsmen and women who are passionate about teaching.

No matter your current knowledge, abilities and goals you will find a class for you here at the Florida School of Woodwork.  Classes are offered for recreational to professional practitioners and focus on both project and technical development in all of the disciplines of woodworking – furniture making, lathe and carving skills.

VISITING FROM OUT OF TOWN?

Tampa and Florida offer broad choices of places to stay and things to do, so if you are coming for a class you might want to invite someone along with you and make a vacation out of your trip.  There are cooking schools, art schools, museums, biking trails, water activities galore and of course we have dolphins and manatees.

“Hands down this School is head and shoulders above all the others, just an great place to go and learn from the best” Brian Anderson

Experienced Woodwork Instructors

All of our classes are taught by experienced furniture makers, turners and carvers. We are passionate makers with real-world experience. So whether you are looking for a new career, to improve your skills or a new hobby our instructors are here to give you the tools and experience to make your designs come to life.

Personal Attention

All of our classes are designed to give you the focused attention and encouragement needed to build your skills, comfort level, and repertoire of woodworking techniques. We keep class sizes small to tailor lessons and instruction to your individual needs.

Novice to Experienced Woodworkers

Classes are offered at all levels and cover an array of topics, techniques and a variety of time frames. Subjects cover joinery, hand tools, finishing and cabinet making. We also offer private one-on-one classes that can be scheduled to accommodate schedules that are complicated.

Recent Works

Really Made a Difference

The emphasis on safety, control and thinking ahead really made a difference to my approach.  Broke a lot of bad habits.

L. Cambridge

Wonderful

The patience of the instructors is wonderful, I’m looking forward to the my next class.

A. Feldman

Well Articulated

(The class was)…holistic, focused on safety, very well articulated.  The things that really made it work were ability to see and use lots of different tools, Sally (dog), the wonderful shop, the instruction for tool use.

K.Owen

Great Class!

Thanks for a great class!  It was just what I was hoping for!  Your complete coverage of the details of the process of idea generation, sketching, construction drawing, cutlist prep, etc. all the way through final stages of finishing was excellent.  I really appreciated your focus on safety and your watchful eye when we were using the power tools.  I especially appreciated your methodology with feeding stock through the table saw.  I am going to diligently practice that in my own shop.  As I said when I was there, I need to get more adept at being precise in my measurements and setup to make cuts and your instruction in that was perfect.

P. Ford

Exceeded Expectations

I enjoyed the class and especially the hands on nature of the experience.  There was a lot of material to cover, but I feel the pace was not too much.  It would have been nice to have more time to repeat some of the projects for memory purposes.  The homework does help reinforce some of the lecture material.  Overall this was a rewarding class and opened my eyes to what I think will become a wonderful experience in creating my own pieces.

D. Jessup

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