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For nearly 20 years, the Heritage School of Woodworking has successfully taught over 4,000 aspiring woodworkers the art of hand tool woodworking in our acclaimed workshops at the Ploughshare campus in Central Texas.  The school began in 1995 with simple, one-day classes on joinery and hand tools. These small classes have now grown into a full-time hand tool woodworking school with over 30 different courses. Starting in 2014, the woodworking classes and workshops are now being offered online.

In each of the classes, our craftsmen will teach you how to use centuries-old skills to produce heirloom furniture that will last for generations. You’ll learn the basics, such as sharpening, as well as how to make dovetails and other joints that will then be incorporated into actual projects you will take home and cherish. After our foundational courses, we have a whole series of more advanced project courses, such as dovetailed blanket chests and hand-carved rocking chairs, that will help you hone your woodworking skills.

For our online courses, you can watch all the videos as many times as you wish at any time you wish! Subscribe to the channel today or purchase one of the videos with confidence. Or, get one of your woodworking friends or family a gift subscription–they’ll love it. We want you to be 100% satisfied with your courses or we will refund your money, no questions asked! Read the FAQ.

Do your own review. Watch some of our free online woodworking classes.

The furniture that our craftsmen and teachers have made over the last 25 years stand as a testament to their skill and experience. See a gallery of their work and learn more about our teachers. After teaching 1,000s of students over the past 20 years, our instructors have developed techniques that help aspiring woodworkers overcome the issues that are commonly faced as they strive to perfect their craft. Their patience and passion for woodcraft have won them much praise from their students. Read some of the testimonials from our students.

Browse through our on-campus courses or check out our new online woodworking classes and sign up for a free 2-day trial to start learning online. If you have any questions, please contact us. We are located about 10 minutes off Interstate 35, eight miles north of Waco. The air-conditioned workshop is nestled in the cedars along with several other traditional craft shops at Homestead Heritage in Waco, Texas. Our craft village includes a forge, pottery shop, fiber arts studio, a craft gallery, a cafe and more (see Homestead Craft Village for more information on the craft village).

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Testimonials

Just wanted you all to know we had one of the best weeks we have ever experienced. Thank you both and all the folks that made our time there great. You both blessed us with your knowledge and skills. Thanks for sharing them with us.
G.U., Woodworking student

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