Redwood Fences & Gates

I teach woodworking classes and maintain tools at Ace Makerspace in Oakland, CA. I also teach woodworking classes at MacBeath Hardwood in Berkeley. I operate a fence business where I work with wood almost daily.


I offer private, one-on-one or group lessons about any major power tools, including:

BandsawDrill PressRoutersLathe
Track SawCircular/SkillsawOscillating ToolSanders
Miter SawJigsawHand PlaneChisels

I can help you using your own tools in your own shop. I’m an experienced woodworking teacher. I teach both experienced woodworkers as well as complete beginners. Kids under 16 need an adult present.

Pricing for up to five people is $100 for the first hour, $80/hour after that. If you would like a class with more that five people please contact me for more information and a price for the event you have in mind.

Tool Service

I offer many kinds of tool maintenance and minor repair services:

  • Tablesaw Alignment
  • Blade changes on most tools
  • Replace electrical plug
  • Bandsaw tuneup
  • Miter saw tuneup

I don’t generally repair broken tools. Repairs are limited – mostly I can perform provide training on maintenance and tuning of your tools.

Contact me at or 510-928-4442 if you are interested in any of my tool training and maintenance services.

Classes and Events

Anyone can sign up for woodworking classes at Ace Makerspace in Oakland, CA. You do not need to be a paying member to take classes and the cost is not different for members. This is their calendar:

Ace Makerspace Class Calendar

I also occasionally present one-hour classes at MacBeath Hardwood in Berkeley, CA. These are infrequent and the topic varies.

MacBeath Hardwood Events