The Unplugged Woodshop

Canada’s First Hand Tool Only Woodworking School

From the School

Finishing Bootcamp








Finishing Bootcamp

Saturday, March 31st from 10 AM – 3 PM

In this class, students will learn 3 traditional wood finishing techniques. You’ll start by preparing the materials using high angle hand planes and card scrapers, and then move onto the steps for smoothing and polishing wood.

Cutting Board Bootcamp

Saturday, April 14th from 10 AM – 5 PM

In this class, you will learn some fundamental hand-tool techniques while you make a beautiful cutting board. Perfect as a gift or for your own home, you’ll leave with a beautiful, and unique cutting board.

Joinery Bootcamp

Saturday, April 21st from 10 AM – 5 PM

In this all-day class, you’ll learn the four basic joints in woodworking: Lap, Bridle, Dovetail and Mortise and Tenon Joint.

From the Store

Alfie Shine Hard Wax Polish

Alfie Shine is a gorgeous blend of the finest waxes, oils and exotic resins, researched and developed by Jim Hendricks for use on his extensive collection of rare and valuable woodworking hand tools.

Minimalist Tool Holster - Limited Stock

Regardless of the shop size, there are always a core set of tools that get used time and time again when making projects out of wood. If your shop is like most, these tools get left in odd places, lost under shavings or like socks in a drier, go missing completely.

From the Blog

Joinery Check

Whenever you make a sawcut in any woodworking project, follow it up with a quick joinery check....

In Praise of Hide Glue

Exercise caution if you decide to use higher gram strengths of hide glue they may be stronger, but...


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