Hand Tool Class

– over 4.4 hours with extra $28 in plans
– 29 video lessons from workshop basics to critical hand tools skills
– lessons are followed in any order and stopped + repeated any time
– all lessons are included in single price
– printable reference material included
– Dovetail Jig Plan + Tutorial ($14 value) included in purchase
– Shooting Board Plan + Tutorial ($14 value) included in purchase

– Bench Hook project included

The video lessons include step by step hand tool sequences. Each lesson guides you through the learning process to develop the hand tool skills you are seeking. This Hand Tool Class is derived from twenty years of woodworking and furniture making expertise. The class is based on skills developed and used in a fully functioning furniture making studio. The class features separate modules on the following topics:

– setting up a workshop for woodworking
– up to date info on workshop safety
– hand tool overview
– lessons on handplanes and chisels
– lessons on clamps, handsaws
– lessons on marking tools
– dovetail jig + shooting board plan $28
– make handmade dovetails using jig
– dovetail class
– learn to make + use a shooting board
– learn to make + use bench hooks
– Bench Hook project included
– intro to Moxon Vise 
– Thicknessing Sled (workbench jig)
– workbench sequences 
– Knife Hinge Install
– hand tool class will get you going with hand tools

START WOODWORKING (eBook, 115 pgs., $15) included with this course


29 video lessons included with purchase of Hand Tool Class. 29 HD Video modules + Dovetail Jig Plan + Shooting Board Plan for $40

Hand Tool Class $40

Norman maintains a blog of ongoing projects in his studio at Pirollo Design Blog as well as having written and published four books in the past year. Some of the books and magazines where authors furniture, work methods and philosophy have been featured:

Quiet Woodworking (New Art Press)
Hand Tool Woodworking (New Art Press)
Start Woodworking (New Art Press)
Craftisian Interview (Norman Pirollo)
HackSpace Magazine – Make With Wood  April 2020
Woodworking: From Design To Making (New Art Press)
The Wood Artist: Creating Art Through Wood (New Art Press)

From Hi-Tech to Lo-Tech: A Woodworker’s Journey (NAP)
Start Your Own Woodworking Business (New Art Press)
Rooted: Contemporary Studio Furniture (Schiffer)
IDS15 (Studio North)
Canadian Woodworking magazine Jan. 2015
Our Homes magazine Fall 2014
IDS14 (Studio North)
NICHE Magazine Winter 2013
Fine Woodworking Magazine  4 Bench Jigs for Handplanes
Fine Woodworking Magazine  Essential Shopmade Jigs
Woodwork magazine
Wood Art Today 2 (Schiffer Books)
500 Cabinets ( Lark Books)
Studio Furniture: Today’s Leading Woodworkers (Schiffer)
Canadian Interiors Design Source Guide
Ottawa Life magazine (Profile,work) 2012
Panoram Italia magazine
Our Homes magazine

Course Overview (short, lo-res) below.