Saw Horse Workshop


Saw horses are an essential part of a flexible woodworking practice.

In this two day class we will layout (mark out) all the joinery for a pair of saw horses suited to support a bench. Final height and dimensions will be customized to the individual for maximum comfort and efficiency while working. Joinery will be a variety of advanced mortices and tenons, including wedged and pegged. The focus will then be on cutting and assembly of one saw horse.  Leaving the second one to be finished at home if needed.




Sharpening with Japanese Waterstone and Japanese Joinery – Mortises & Tenons or more advanced joinery.

Japanese Block Plane and Chisel Set-Up & Use




  • 210mm ryoba saw or 24mm fine ryoba saw
  • 6mm(1/4”) chisel
  • 12mm(1/2″) chisel
  • hammer, square, pencil, eraser.


  • Dozuki saw
  • 12mm paring chisel
  • Marking gauge
  • A slightly wider chisel is also useful – 18, 21 or 24mm
  • Sashigane (Japanese square)

Contact Mokuchi to purchase tools. As a Japanese tool retailer Mokuchi provides guidance on selecting tools and a student discount.


$310 for instruction
An additional $80 materials fee will be required for each student at time of class.

# of Students

4-6 maximum