Live Shop Class

Remember the good old days of shop class? If not then it’s time to add this interactive shop class to your list of things to do! At Building with Kinfolk we don’t just want to give you plans and send you out into the world, we want to help you grow and learn the right way! With our Live Shop Class, you can build and learn from the comfort of your own shop, backyard, or driveway. All of our classes are completely interactive and allows you to build with us, ask questions, and learn in a classroom-type environment. Whether you are a seasoned builder looking for a fun online community, or if you are new to woodworking, these classes are for you! Find a class and sign up below before the spots run out!

While each Live Shop Class has a different set of required tools, we have a few that we think are absolutely essential (at least in our opinion).


Live Shop Class - Kreg K4My most used tool in the shop for building almost any project is the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig. This jig can be used for almost any project you want to build, from small builds to large immaculate builds. There are several types on the link above at many price points. My favorite is the Kreg K4, both for ease of use and affordability. At $99 it will likely be the most used tool in your shop and will be one of the most used tools in Live Shop Class.

Live Shop Class - Dewalt DWS779Another great tool that will save you a lot of time is a good miter saw. The price ranges for miter saws are all across the board so always check reviews. The one I use in my shop is the Dewalt DWS779 and I love it! If you aren’t ready to make that kind of commitment then Kobalt makes a few that I have found to be very rugged and reliable, like the SM2517LW that is only $249. (If you are having a hard time deciding, check out our post on Choosing the Right Miter Saw)

Live Shop Class - Rikon 60-101 Dust CollectorTo round out this very basic list is some kind of shop-vac or dust collection system. Nothing is worse than having a dirty shop, and not just for your sanity. I used to spend days at a time in my old shop without and collection system and I would have sawdust in my lungs for days. It’s not healthy, and it’s not fun. You don’t have to have a huge system, even a simple shop-vac like the Rigid HD1402 is a great option. If you want to step up I would suggest the Rikon 60-101. It is what I use and I love it! If you want to learn more about dust collection, head over to our post where you can learn how to make your own!

Available Classes

Intro to Woodworking

In this class, you are not only going to learn about basic woodworking, tools, and safety techniques, but you are also going to be building an Adirondack Chair! Click here for more info and to register!