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Professional Instruction and Shop Space

Is your shop too small to cut the parts for that plywood project? Need hands-on instruction on a jointer? I can help you build projects and improve your skills.

I'm Tom Caspar, a longtime member of the Guild, ex-editor of American Woodworker and Woodwork magazines, and the instructor of The Unplugged Woodshop, now going into its 25th year.

I've recently outfitted a shop in South Minneapolis. The shop features well-tuned professional equipment including a table saw, jointer, planer, drum sander, drill press, router table, chop saw and more. I also have a wide selection of hand tools used in the "Unplugged Workshop" class I teach locally at Woodcraft and annually in Maine at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

If you need help milling your rough lumber, dimensioning stock for a project, learning how to sharpen a scraper or use a plane or cut perfect dovetails, I'm your guy. One-on-one teaching is my specialty, tailored to just what you need to know.

My fee is $30/hour.
For more information contact: Tom Caspar, at