Japanese Tool Box - Private Class

Japanese Tool Box - Private Class

By Appointment Only

$ 850.00

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Experience the quiet pleasure of woodworking with hand tools while making a beautifully simple Japanese tool box. Over the course of 2 days, students will learn the function and safe use of different kinds of hand planes. After practicing with the tools, students will flatten boards, trim to 90 degrees, and cut miter joints by hand with a shooting board. Finally, students will fine tune a hand plane to prepare the box parts for finishing. No sanders here!

This is a great class for those who would like to start woodworking with hand planes at home and are wondering which tools to buy. Rent a set from us and come try them out while making a box!

Total class time is 7 hours and limited to two students.

All wood, hardware, and finishing supplies are included. This workshop requires you to bring your own set of hand tools, or rent a set from the shop for $40. You can book your tool rental on the Hand Tool Rental page. The tools you will need include the following. 


  • Jack plane
  • Block plane
  • Smoothing plane


  • Jointer plane
  • Marking gauge 

COVID-19 Update:
Allied Woodshop requires all students 12 years of age and older and all instructors to be fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible, against COVID-19 to attend a group class. Proof of vaccination will need to be shown at the start of the class. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior to the class may be accepted. If using a rapid test, it must be taken within 24 hours prior to the start of class. For a multi-session class, a new negative test result will be required each week. There is no need for a second test for a class that takes place over 2 consecutive days.

N95, KN95, or surgical masks covering the nose and mouth are required during all classes. Cloth masks are no longer acceptable face coverings during classes. Allied will provide a mask for any student that needs one.

If you have any questions about this policy, please email us at hello@alliedwoodshop.com for a prompt response.

Class schedule

Shortly after purchasing the class, you'll receive an email from us about scheduling. 


Each private class will be paired with one of our talented and experienced instructors.

Getting Here
Allied Woodshop
407 E Pico Blvd, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Please arrive 15 minutes early. 

Parking is available in nearby lots for $5-$10/day, cash only. Drive up the ramp and an attendant will direct you to a space. If you park on a lot that is NOT recommended by us, please be sure to check the hours with the parking attendants as some lots close as early as 3 pm. Nearby streets have metered parking (ranging from 2 hour to all day parking) and accept credit cards. 

What to Wear
Please wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Boots or sneakers are fine and long pants are preferable. Do not wear loose or baggy clothing and please tie back long hair. No dangly jewelry. Please note, this is a woodshop with no AC. You can expect to get sweaty and dusty. Woodworking is hard work!

Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are available. If you would like to gift this class, purchase Woodworking Bucks for the total cost of the class. 

Refund and Transfer Policy
Private instruction can be refunded up to three months after purchase, minus a $50 registration fee, if it has not already been scheduled or completed. We require one week's advance notice to reschedule any previously scheduled hours, and we are only able to accommodate one change request. There are no refunds or rescheduling for private instruction hours that are scheduled and not attended. Please email hello@alliedwoodshop.com to schedule private instruction, request a change in scheduled hours, or request a refund.

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