Hand Tools in Modern Times

  • 📅 Date: Sunday, January 14th
  • 🕙 Time: 10:30 – 2:30 PM
  • 💲 Cost: $135.00 Includes  instruction + Materials
  • 🔨 Skill Level: Beginner and advanced/beginner
  • 🧑 Available Spots: 5



Use tools and techniques dating as far back as the 1800’s while building a box out of wood equally as old. Through this introductory project based class, you will learn skills that can be transferred to a variety of other projects in your creative and daily life.The class covers wood choice, hand tool instruction and practice.. By the end of each workshop, you’ll end up with a beautiful and lasting reclaimed wood object with a story attached. Refund Policy: 24 hour minimum notice for full refund  


  • Hand plane
  • Hand saw
  • Hammer
  • Measuring + Marking Tools
  • Sanding + Finishing


  • Douglas fir from Worcestershire sauce tanks
  • Oak barnwood
  • Coney Island Boardwalk
  • Longleaf pine
  • Antique Eastern white pine
  • Pickle tank redwood
  • Elm barnwood
  • Wormy chestnut (Don’t worry – the worms are long gone!)


  • Stan Abramov is based in New York City, dividing much of his time between work as a network engineer and producing a range of stunning objects with hand tools from a studio within his NYC apartment.
  • Alan Solomon is a partner at Sawkill Lumber and a co-author of Reclaimed Wood: A Field Guide. Sawkill Lumber was established in 2008 to recover lumber and history from deconstructed buildings in the NYC area.