Chicago School of Woodworking

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Join us at our Hand Tool Event® in Chicago, IL!

January 31-February 1, 2020
Friday (10am - 6pm)
Saturday (10am - 5pm)

Hosted by the Chicago School of Woodworking

5680 N. Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60646


Admission is free and open to the public.


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Parking is available on site.

About the Venue

The Chicago School of Woodworking was established in 2007 to train students in the art of furniture making. In December 2015, the school moved into its current 13,500 square foot facility, located in Chicago's Norwood Park neighborhood on the Northwest side of the city. The facility has two bench rooms, two machine rooms and a library/classroom available to students.

Free Shipping

We offer free shipping on orders placed at the Event (excludes Workbenches, Vise Hardware, and Dovetail Chain Drive Vises).

Guest Demonstrators:

Jeff Miller - J. Miller Handcrafted Furniture

Jeff Miller is a furniture designer, craftsman, teacher and author of woodworking books and articles. Jeff's furniture has been shown in galleries and shows nationwide and has won numerous awards. His furniture is in the Decorative Arts Collection of the Chicago History Museum. The shop is setup in an old post office building and is spacious and well equipped.

Mateo Panzica - The Lazarus Handplane Co.

Mateo Panzica of the Lazarus Handplane Co. is a toolmaker in Louisville, KY. His planes and slicks are made entirely by himself, blades and all. His diverse past endevors include time spent working in bronze casting, making furniture, doing high end furniture conservation at the Chicago Conservation Center, and building timber frame structures in Southern Appalachia.

Mark Hicks - Plate 11 Workbench Co.

Mark Hicks, of Plate 11 Bench Company specializes in easy to assemble "Ready to Fit", French style and Plate 11 bench kits inspired by the works of A.J. Roubo.

Dan Schwank - Red Rose Reproductions

Red Rose Reproductions' primary focus is reproducing 18th century tools including various side escapement planes, spill planes, and panel raising planes, along with other hand tools. We offer beech billets and tapered irons for those wishing to build their own planes. We also offer wood vice screws of various sizes from Acer-Ferrous Toolworks.