Upcoming Workshop — Build a (Timber-Framing) Toolbox, Mar. 25, 1 p.m.–5 p.m., $50 ($40 for members)

This year we’re building a timber-frame workshop and we’ll have classes almost every weekend, covering this build from start to finish. See our Events page for the complete schedule, which is being finalized at this time. Classes typically run $50 with a cap of $500 for ten or more. See also: Timber Felling (Mar. 11), Tool Refurbishing (Apr. 1).

Workshop Details

We’re glad to work with Grand Inspired, in Stoughton, for this hands-on workshop to build a custom toolbox. We’re primarily focused on timber framing this year, so the box is divided for layout and cutting tools, but participants with other goals in mind can customize their boxes as desired. Students should bring the tools they hope to house in this box to fit the dividers properly (consider the following class: Tool Refurbishing, on Apr. 1). Timber-frame students should consider space for the following: crosscut saw, chisels (1″, 2″), mallet, carpenter’s axe, jack- or other handplane, draw knife, tape measure(s), chalk line, framing square, and more. We will bring a complete tool set for sizing dividers if students don’t have certain items.

Please wear clothing appropriate for the activity: close-toed shoes, perhaps light work gloves, hair tie, clothing without dangling parts, etc. If you have favorite ear and eye protection, please bring them, but we will have some available, too. We’ll have drinking water available, but please bring your own additional beverages. We will be indoors.

The workshop will be held at Grand Inspired, in Stoughton: 501 E Main St, Stoughton, WI 53589. It will take place on March 25, at 1 p.m.

Please RSVP by purchasing a ticket through our online store. Price is $50 (or $40 for members), plus a $50 materials fee. Space is limited and we will keep a waiting list. Get on the list by “purchasing” a waitlist ticket at no cost, also in our online store. Also, participants must fill out this liability waiver. Your RSVP is only complete when the waiver is filled out.

Donations are always welcome to help defray the cost of our workshops and programming. We are a member-supported organization.


Todd Fleming is a professional remodeling carpenter, experienced in both framing and finish carpentry.  He focuses on bringing traditional craft and knowledge back into house carpentry.  He got started with hand tools in knifemaking but found a passion for traditional woodworking, he has a wide experience across many areas of working with wood and a love of axes and hatchets.  

Scott is the director of the Low Technology Institute and is working on his third timber frame structure. He emphasizes simple, approachable projects to house, clothe, and feed ourselves with less dependence on fossil fuels.

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