The Handwork Initiative
Empowering People Through Handwork
Two Programs
Utilizing the craft of woodworking to nurture the overall well-being of a child.
Learn the fundamentals of furniture making
For Kids
It is about the child
It is not about creating the next generation of crafts people, it is about nurturing qualities in a child that will serve them well in all of life.

The aim is...
  • To instill the love of creating
  • To promote curiosity
  • To encourage self-respect
  • To aid in autonomy
  • To promote the connection between mind and body
  • To inspire respect for honest bodily labor

In the program, the child is in a self paced environment where they are guided through a series of thoughtfully selected wooden build models. They receives training on the proper use of real hand tools like hand planes, spokeshaves, and chisels. It is based on a Swedish method called Educational Sloyd from the late 1800's.
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    "Put a young man in a woodshop, his hands work to the advantage of his brain and he becomes a philosopher while thinking himself only a craftsman."
    —Jean Jacques Rousseau
    For Adults
    Interested in learning Woodwork?
    Reach out, I am in the process of forming classes and am gauging interest on both individual and group classes
    Support The Handwork Initiative
    Support go towards building workbenches, purchasing tools, and the overall growth of the program.
    ** The Handwork Initiative is currently part of Woolly Furniture LLC and is not a 501(c)(3), I am just a man on a mission to improve lives through this beautiful craft and am current working on the non-profit formation.