Participants start with a rough piece of lumber & learn how to use various period hand tools -- saws, chisels, & planes—to transform the wood into a handsome, dovetailed sliding-lid candle box. Basic sharpening & tool-use techniques are also taught. Both beginners & experienced woodworkers who want to hone their craft will benefit from this course.  Tools & wood are provided.  Students may bring their own hand tools as well. 


Please note this class runs approximately from 9AM - 5PM. (Subject to Instructor Discretion) 



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  • Peter Forward is the proprietor of Peter Forward Cabinetmaking. He has worked professionally as a cabinetmaker since he was 17, & is known for his traditionally styled fine furniture. A Rensselaer County N.Y. resident, Peter also serves on the Historic Eastfield Foundation’s board of directors.

  • Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 2 weeks notice before the scheduled class in order to recieve a full refund. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or by emailing