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October 23 & 24, 2021

Join us for two days in April to build a charming cherry carrier.  With a focus on hand tool woodworking, we’ll cut compound-angle dovetails at the bench to create the box before adding the bent lamination handle and nailed bottom.  The handle detailing is created with a single carving tool.   You’ll leave with the skills to create them in all sizes.

Early examples are credited to Shaker communities who used the wooden carrier in their medicinal herb business.  Like much of the Shaker design, the carrier combines both beauty and utility.  Open to beginners though familiarity with the tools is beneficial.

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).

Wooden Carrier Class Tool List


  • Combination Square
  • Bevel Gauge (two, if you have ‘em)
  • Chisels (¼”, ½” and 1”) or entire set.  An ⅛” chisel is helpful but not necessary.
  • Mallet
  • Marking/Cutting Gauge
  • Dovetail saw
  • Smoothing Plane
  • Hammer
  • Marking Knife
  • Coping Saw


  • Small v-carving tool (for cutting in the hatching on the handle).

Andy Glenn

Wooden Carrier

October 23 & 24, 2021


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