To celebrate National Woodworking Month in April, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores throughout the country offered hands-on project kits and classes. Participants had the opportunity to learn or hone a variety of woodworking skills while producing items to take home.Projects made during Rockler’s celebration of National Woodworking Month in April.
Projects included a wooden tote; four-in-one screwdriver; custom sign and turned bowl.
“National Woodworking Month is the perfect time to learn new woodworking skills,” says Scott Ekman, Rockler’s vice president of marketing. “These classes offer a unique opportunity for anyone interested in woodworking to learn basic techniques, get some hands-on experience and meet other people interested in the craft.”
A different project was scheduled for each week with class size limited to three to six participants, maximizing the availability of one-on-one help.
The wooden storage tote class covered the step-by-step process of assembling and finishing. Woodturning basics were the focus of the 4-in-1 screwdriver class, while participants used a plunge router and templates to create their own custom sign on a wood blank. The bowl project provided the experience of turning and finishing on the lathe.
Plans, overview videos and material lists are available online at www.rockler.com.
This article originally appeared in the May 2019 issue.