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 
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 is moving! All classes after 10/31/2022 will be held at our new location at 4160 Whiteside Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063. Free parking on site and additional free street parking available.

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.

More Questions?
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