Hand Tools Workshop

Hand Tools Workshop


Date: To be announced
Time: Wednesdays from
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Learn all about the use and care of woodworking hand tools! 

This workshop will be held over the course of three consecutive Wednesday evenings. All students will receive the following materials to work with and take home:

  • Block Plane
  • Dovetail Saw
  • 2 Chisels
  • Waterstone
  • Saw File

With these tools, you'll learn the care and maintenance of a bevel edge, toothed edge, and hooked edge. You'll learn how to optimize use for each of these tools and the basics of tooling and materiality. These core basics can be applied to an array of other woodworking tools, kitchen knives, and any other edges. Students come away with a knowledge of what materials to use for certain projects, how to get the most of your tools, and how to resolve issues when tools aren't working well. 



John Randall, Owner/Founder, Bien Hecho

John Randall founded Bien Hecho in 2009 as a full-service woodworking shop that makes furniture, millwork, cabinetry, and custom carpentry, specializing in reclaimed and sustainably-sourced wood. John takes pride in craftsmanship and founded Bien Hecho Academy in 2014 to share his woodworking expertise with students of all ages and backgrounds.


Bien Hecho is located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Ave, Building 3, Suite 1110 (between 5th & 8th Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11205 

Full instructions and directions will be e-mailed upon the completion of your purchase.


Refund Policy

Purchases for Bien Hecho Academy workshops and classes may only be 100% refunded up to 3 days after purchase and 7 or more days prior to class start date. There will be a 30% fee for any refund/cancellation requests outside our refund policy.

For more information, to join a waitlist for sold-out classes, or for any other questions, contact info@bienhechobklyn.com.