The Unplugged Woodshop

Clark Kellogg
October 7-11

Skilled use of hand tools is one of life’s great pleasures. In this exercise-based workshop, students learn to get crisp, accurate results from chisels, planes, spokeshaves, and other traditional woodworking tools. Clark provides thorough instruction in selecting and tuning up your tools, hollow-grinding and honing razor-sharp edges, cutting mortise-and-tenon and dovetail joints, planing boards four-square, fairing curves, and more. Whether you work entirely without electricity or seek to combine the quiet satisfaction and adaptability of hand tools with the more rigid efficiencies of machinery, the skills acquired in this course are invaluable. 

Clark Kellogg is a self-employed furniture maker in Houston, TX, who exhibits nationally. After earning a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Virginia in 2003, he completed our Nine-Month Comprehensive and, later, the Fine Woodworking Program at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, CA. Clark is a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking, and has been published in Fine Homebuilding, American Craft, and Letter Arts Review. His website is

Open to novice and intermediate woodworkers.


Tuition: $810

Kellogg benchtop with assorted hand toolsStudents learn to sharpen, tune up, and use an essential variety of handtools.

 Kellogg detail paring pins