office (209) 744-8233
fax (209) 744-8292
cell (916) 897-7815

Welcome to Willie's Woodshop

Since 1985,  Stephen Willner (Willie) has been working in a  classroom and credentialed by state of California , teaching basic woodworking skills to  children. He is now moving to his classroom to a converted  bus which accommodates  ten workbenches that are designed to fit children.

Any time and any money you spend so your child can participate in a real life hands-on activity such as working with wood and hand tools  can provide is worth it!  The benefits are cumulative and can last a lifetime.

 Classes are held in my woodshop classroom (converted bus) at various public and private Sacramento schools, I facilitate Scout badge work, birthday parties for children 5-14 and am a vendor for summer day camps.

Children are drawn to the sounds of sawing and hammering and I am fortunate to share this exciting and productive experience with them.

Woodworking classes for children

The classes are one hour long, and most projects can be completed in one class. All tools and materials are supplied. Classes are booked in groups of 4-10 and the cost varies depending on location. If you would like more information or to schedule classes contact us at 916-897-7815 or swillner@sbcglobal.net. Kids love tools and making projects, and this is the perfect medium for them to do so. Regular classes can  be held in the Sacramento /Stockton area, So, lets go make some sawdust.

Kids love tools and banging out wood projects, and this is the perfect medium for them to do so.

Regular classes are held in the Sacramento area, birthday parties for 6-10 year olds, scout badge work, home school classes, play dates, bar/bat mitzvahs and summer camps, make up the traveling woodshop schedule

Safety first!

  • Children are given instruction on basic hand tools. How to saw wood clamped into a miter box, shape and sand it, drill holes, turn screws, and drive nails until their project is completed. Children must come ready to pay attention and follow safety rules. Safety goggles or glasses are provided during the class.
  • As children mature and gain experience basic machines tools are introduced.   .