This handsome and portable tool chest is a great three-day introduction to several bedrock hand-tool joinery techniques: dovetails, dados, rabbets and shiplaps. Plus you’ll learn rules for carcase construction (and when to break them), how to cut a fingernail moulding, raise a panel, use cut-nails and install either butt hinges or strap hinges (your choice!). By the end of Day 3, you’ll be able to pop all your tools in your new chest (which fits in the back of almost any car) for your drive home. Better yet, you’ll have learned the joinery skills to build many future projects!

Beginners are welcome.


Participants need to bring a small kit of tools for the class (list provided and we’ll have extras of tools if your kit isn’t complete).

Megan Fitzpatrick

May 14, 15 & 16, 2021

Dutch Tool Chest


To Register: Call Aaron Beale at 859-985-3224 or email at