The Unplugged Woodshop

Canada’s First Hand Tool Only Woodworking School


Intro To Hand Tools

Every 2-weeks

Make a Wooden Plane

Oct 15th to 19th

Dovetail Bootcamp

Nov 3rd & Dec 8th

Finishing Bootcamp

Nov 10th & Dec 15th

Shaker End Table

Oct 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th & 22nd

Japanese Woodworking

Oct 20th & 21st

Greenwood Wednesday

Nov 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

Kerfing Plane & Frame Saw

Nov 12th to 16th

Hand Tool Bootcamp

Oct 13th & Nov 24th

Woodworking for Women

November 1st, 8th, & 5th

Roubo Parquetry

Nov 19th to 23rd

Make a Dovetailed Drawer

Dec 3rd to 7th

From the Store

Marcou Chamfer Plane

Philip Marcou is a New Zealand plane maker, known for his incredible, custom-made hand planes. We’re happy to welcome him to the Hand Tool Emporium and have a limited stock of his Chamfer Planes.

Based on a traditional Japanese model, precise chamfers can be made easily and repeatedly with this tool.

Two Handed Rasps

” I designed these rasps to be used like a spokeshave and have dimensioned them accordingly. With a working area approximately 4” long and 1” wide, these rasps have both a flat and a half round surface.”

Tried & True Varnish Oil

Tried & True Varnish Oil is a superior penetrating linseed oil and natural resin finish that is ideal for all interior woodwork; including furniture, flooring, tables, countertops and surfaces that come in contact with food. Varnish Oil is commonly used by woodworkers for easy, wipe-in application to bare wood or overtop an already-stained piece to achieve an even sheen and long-lasting durability.

Millie's All-Purpose Penetrating Tung Oil

Millie’s All Purpose Penetrating Tung Oil (with beeswax) was developed as a foolproof, easy-to-use, low-toxic, earth-friendly Polymerized Tung Oil that is safe to use on all types of porous surfaces, including unfinished wood such as salad bowls, butcher blocks, cutting boards, furniture, floors, wooden garden tool handles, timber frames and beams.

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From the Blog

We’re Moving!

  Hey folks! What a difference a few days can make. On Tuesday afternoon, my wife and I were...

Greenwood Wednesdays

  A new series of Green Woodworking classes is beginning on Wednesday, November 7th from 6-9pm....


From the Studio


Heirloom Quality Furniture

Commission work available.

Custom furniture, made by hand at The Unplugged Woodshop.

by: Tom Fidgen
Species: Reclaimed Teak
Features: Kumiko Panel, Etched Glass Panels, Dedicated Tea Boxes