2017 Wooden Boat Festival has ended

Jim Tolpin

After more than thirty years of working at woodworking for a living… and after having written more than a dozen books on the subject that have sold more than three-quarters of a million copies… I am now teaching woodworking for a living at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking located at Fort Worden State Park and Life-Long Learning Center.

While my books do impart a good deal of what I’ve learned over the years, I feel its time to get more personal about it. For this reason, I helped found the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Here I get to talk to students face-to-face and show them hand-to-hand the joys of working with wood. I'm now getting a real kick out of showing people how much fun it is to work good wood with really good hand tools into beautiful, functional objects.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 8

12:30pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

Saturday, September 9

1:30pm PDT