TBSI Workshops

Class Name
Class #
Class Dates
Lab fee
Wood Furniture
CM 2596
November 16-18, 2017
8am - 5pm
Dale Peel
CM 2636
November 2-4, 2017
8am - 5pm
Gerald Cooper
Wood Furniture ll
CM 2796
February 22-24, 2018 &
March 1-3, 2018
8am - 5pm
Chris Gochnour
Furniture Refinishing
CM 2706
March 22-24, 2018
7am - 9pm
Chris Timm &
Carl Timm



Wood Furniture Students will learn the use of hand woodworking tools and techniques to build a box with traditional hand cut dovetail joinery and implement other skills. 



Blacksmithing, an essential trade in early American life and settling of the west, is an art still available through a few artisans. Through the processes of forging, drawing, bending, upsetting, and punching students will make and temper a cold chisel and a punch. With these basis tools they will fabricate blacksmith projects in the class.

Wood Furniture ll 


Students will build an advanced woodworking project in this class. This class focuses on traditional hand tool joinery techniques. Each year the students will build a different project. Many students take this workshop year after year.

Furniture Refinishing 


In this workshop students will bring their own furniture item that they plan to refinish. By refinishing their project under the direction of an expert refinisher, students learn valuable refinishing techniques and leave the class with their refurbished piece of furniture. Students will also observe the refinishing of other students’ projects.