Basics of Hand Plane Use

09/26/2021 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM CST

Admission

  • $40.00

Summary

The class will cover the basics of setting up, adjusting, maintaining, and using some common handplanes.

Description

The class will cover the basics of setting up, adjusting, maintaining, and using some common handplanes. We'll get practice sharpening, adjusting all the features of a standard plane, cleaning and maintaining the plane, how to hold and use a smoother, jack, and jointer to level and smooth a board, how to judge grain direction and tearout, and how to use a shooting board. If time allows, we can look at some more specialized tools like a rabbet, router, spokeshave, etc. 

 

Students can bring their own planes if they have them, but the instructor will bring a few of my own, as well as everything else we will need - sharpening stones, strops, honing guides, etc. lnstructor will provide wood for practice as well.