Woodworking Course

The WoodSkills Woodworking Course will dramatically improve your woodworking and furniture making skills. The course is based on skills developed and used in a fully functioning furniture making studio. Learn from an expert in woodworking. Norman Pirollo has been woodworking for over 25 years, his work published in magazines and books and established four woodworking businesses. Norman has also written and published the From Hi-Tech to Lo-Tech: A Woodworker’s Journey book, chronicling his exciting journey into woodworking. Most recently, Norman has authored the Woodworking: From Design To Making book.

Woodworking Class

The woodworking course features separate modules on these topics:

– how to select and prepare wood
– how to design and set up a workshop
– up to date information on workshop safety
– modules on hand tools and power tools
– learn joints and how to create them
– learn to make handmade dovetails
– learn mortising with hand and power tools
– working in a hybrid environment of hand and power tools
– how to use a jointer, planer, router, tablesaw, bandsaw
– choosing + applying finishes
– intro to veneering with veneering basics
– intro to bench hooks
– bench hook project included
– intro to the shooting board 
– intro to Moxon Vise
– dovetail class
– workbench sequences
– over 6 hours in total

– 41 video modules (wood selection, tools, joinery, veneering, finishing)
– modules can be followed in any order and stopped or repeated
– 41 modules included in single $40 price
– printable reference material included for each module
– Woodworking Fundamentals Certificate available upon completion

The video modules include step by step woodworking sequences. Each module guides you through the learning process to develop the skills you are seeking. The Woodworking Course is derived from 25 years of woodworking expertise.

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

Jorge R. Perez of Flushing , NY says this about Woodworking Course
“It helped me improve my  woodworking skills considerably ”

Steve Vidal of Throop, Pennsylvania says this about Woodworking Course
“All woodworkers, novice or professional, will benefit from this course “

Bruce Holden of Cut Knife High School, Saskatchewan says
“Congratulations on an excellent woodworking course! I teach woodworking in a rural Saskatchewan high school and recommend your course to my students.”

James Cowell of Glendale, Utah says this about Woodworking Course
“I wanted to learn woodworking but didn’t know where to begin. The course helped me out”

Purchase Woodworking Course course with 41 HD Video lectures for $40

Woodworking Course $40

Norman maintains a blog of ongoing projects in his studio: Pirollo Design Blog as well as having written and published three books in the past year. Books, 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 Publishing)
IDS15 (Studio North)
IDS14 (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
Craft Journal