Welcome to Tool of the Day With Professional Finish Carpenter – Teacher Tom!
Each week we will be introduced to a new tool. We will learn its name(s), how often we might use it, different projects where it would be needed, and important safety tips to remember when using it. I will often show a video demo of me using the tool of the day. Learners will not be permitted to use tools during this class, but they are welcome to practice what they learn outside of class with adult supervision.
Each class will have a worksheet with a picture of the tool of the day and the name of the tool. Learners are welcome to color this picture and draw or write down anything that helps them remember this particular tool. (Ex: Something they would use it to make). It is suggested that learners who plan to take this class for several weeks have a binder that we will refer to as their “toolbox,” where they can add their worksheet to after each class.
As there is a new tool for each class, learners can come and go anytime!
Week of Sept 5-11: Drill
Week of Sept 12-18: Impact Driver (Screw Gun)
Week of Sept 19-25: Grinder
Week of Sept 26-October 2: Miter Saw (Chop Saw)
Week of Oct 3-9: Jig Saw
Week of Oct 10-16: Scroll Saw
Week of Oct 17-23: Oscillating Saw (Multi-tool)
Week of Oct 24-30: Nail Gun
Week of Oct 31-Nov 6: TBD
…and more to come!
The class will begin with introductions, then we will learn about our tool of the day, and end with some Q&A. We will use slides, pictures, and a video demo to learn about our tool of the day.
Learners who are 8+ who want to learn about Finish Carpentry can also take my one-time finish carpentry class here: