Woodcraft of Austin hosts woodworking classes, where you can learn how to make kitchen tools, such as a cutting board or pepper mill. Photo from Woodcraft of Austin.

Woodworking and cooking have a lot in common, and those two worlds sometimes collide at Woodcraft of Austin. The woodshop and store at 10901 Interstate 35 North offers several hands-on classes each year to make kitchen gear, including cutting boards and pepper mills. Some of the classes are suited for beginners who might not have much experience, while others require some knowledge of lathes and jigsaws.

Some of the cutting board classes are easier than others, and next week, intermediate students can take a three-part series to make an end-grain cutting board. That class takes place Monday through Wednesday next week from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $160, including the materials such as maple, cherry and walnut wood, to make the board.

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2, Woodcraft of Austin will host a pepper mill class that is open to both beginners and intermediate woodworkers, and that class costs $135 and also includes materials. For questions and more information, go to woodcraft.com or call 512-407-8787.