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Winter 2019 Hobby Class

Chattanooga Woodworking Academy will host its next hobby class in woodworking beginning Tuesday January 22 and meeting on consecutive Tuesdays through Feb 26.   Classes will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the evenings. Instruction will take place at our workshop located at 1604 S. Market St. in Chattanooga.  The cost is $550, cash or check only, which includes a free woodworker knife with the Chattanooga Woodworking Academy logo.  To hold your place and ensure we have enough students, a non-refundable deposit of $50 is required by Friday, January 18.  You can send a check to the above address made out to Chattanooga Woodworking Academy. No prior woodworking experience is required to take the class. With the exception of a  measuring tape and pencil, tools will be provided by the school.  Class size is limited and places will be assigned in order of receipt of payment.  Interested persons can sign up by going to Contact Us and completing all of the requested information.  Please include in the body of the message: Signup for Hobby Class.



  1. Olivia Grace Lynn
    Posted on June 13, 2019 at 1:03 pm


    I am a student at UTC studying Construction Management. I would love to attend the next available hobby class or pay out of pocket to attend a course or two. Can I get more information about the time commitment for the program? I am extremely interested in knowing craftsmanship carpentry.

    Thank you!

    • Tom May
      Posted on June 18, 2019 at 1:04 pm

      Olivia, We are in the process of reviewing our hobby class course. We did not do a class this spring, but typically do one in the fall. The focus of the class has been on using hand tools, such as planes, dove-tail saws, chisels, etc. to make a carpenter’s box. It ends up taking too long to get it all done. So we are working out how to improve the class.

      The school, itself, is a 4-year apprenticeship and requires a commitment to the entire time to enroll. Students work on projects 2-3 days per week, either half-days or 3/4 days and then find work outside of class. I would suggest you visit the school and talk to Ryan Walker, the instructor, and Bill Carney, the director. We are on summer break now, but with some coordination, you can arrange a visit.

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