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The Krowe's Nest School of Woodworking

Learn how to make a project of your choice

   The Krowe's Nest Woodworking School was established in 2001.

      It is located in the Historic District of Durham, Connecticut.

  • Students of all levels attend.
  • Classes are usually one on one. No waiting for individual instruction.
  • Shop safety in paramount.
  • Ages 10-99 are acepted. Students under 18 must have a legal guardian present.
  • Class times are based on openings on the shop calendar.
  • Learning is project based. Students choose their own project. Projects can be designed as part of the class. Projects can include repair instructions.
  • Tuition is $20-35 dependent on age of student and complexity of project.
  • Scrap wood may be available at no or minimum cost.
  • Free shop visits are welcome to view the shop and to discuss a potential project.

Projects Have Included the following:

  • Tables, Chairs, Desks, Benches
  • Book Cases, Cabinets, Display Cases
  • Bowles, Vases, Baseball Bats
  • Toys, Bird Houses
  • Jewelry Boxes, Trinket Boxes, Tool Boxes
  • Cutting Boards
  • Banjos, Music Stands

    The shop power tools:

  • Delta 3hp Table Saw
  • Delta Drum Sander
  • Delta Scroll Saw
  • Dewalt 2hp Router
  • Dewalt 12" Planer
  • Milwaukee 3 1/4 hp Talble Router
  • Bosch Palm Router
  • Powermatic Floor Drill Press
  • Rikon 18" Band Saw
  • Nova 16" DVR Lathe

    Hand powered tools include:

  • Dewalt biscuit joiner
  • Porter Cable brad nailer
  • Milwaukee battery powered drill
  • Rockwell corded drill
  • Klingspor palm 1/4 sheet sander
  • Porter Cable orbital sander
  • Festool Sanders with Dust Collector
  • Festool Domino Joiner

    Special Jigs and Fixtures:

  • Incra Twin Linear fence system for the router table.  Allows precision cuts for exotic joints for boxes.
  • Incra 5000 cross cut sled for the table saw.  Allows precision repeatable miters.
  • Many special purpose jigs

 A plethora of hand tools are available, some dating to grandfathers’ day. 


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