Handplanes – Their History and Use

hand planes

1 day class

Learn the intricacies of hand planing from our instructors. We offer this hands-on workshop on tuning, sharpening and using traditional bench planes. Our instructors will also demonstrate the use of a variety of other hand planes used in woodworking, including rabbet planes, shoulder planes, block planes, panel-raising planes and low-angle planes as well as molding planes. Though we provide the hand planes and related equipment, we encourage students who want to restore their own hand plane or fine tune their new one to bring them to the workshop. Through hands-on exercises developed for this class, each student will master the skills of traditional hand planing using bench planes.

Most woodworkers rely heavily on machine methods to trim and finish their work, yet despite this increased dependency, the quality of work produced by using hand-planing methods still far exceeds modern machine methods. A vast percentage of power sanding, planing and trimming can be eliminated by simply developing basic hand-planing skills. We show you how to do this through this one-day workshop of short lectures and craftsman demonstrations.

This class is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In order to secure your place in a class, we must receive your full registration fee for any class costing $1,000.00 or less.

Note: Since our workshops are specifically designed for adults, an individual must be 18 years old to enroll in a class. All students should wear practical work clothes and shoes. For your safety, we ask that you do not wear shorts or sandals to a class you are attending.

All our classes close 24 hours before the class date with the exception of classes that start on Monday, which will close the Friday before. If there's a class that closed early that you'd like to attend, please call us at 254-754-9620 to check for availability.

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Learn the intricacies of hand planing from our instructors. We offer this hands-on workshop on tuning, sharpening and using traditional bench planes. Our instructors will also demonstrate the use of a variety of other hand planes used in woodworking, including rabbet planes, shoulder planes, block planes, panel-raising planes and low-angle planes as well as molding planes. Though we provide the hand planes and related equipment, we encourage students who want to restore their own hand plane or fine tune their new one to bring them to the workshop. Through hands-on exercises developed for this class, each student will master the skills of traditional hand planing using bench planes.

Most woodworkers rely heavily on machine methods to trim and finish their work, yet despite this increased dependency, the quality of work produced by using hand-planing methods still far exceeds modern machine methods. A vast percentage of power sanding, planing and trimming can be eliminated by simply developing basic hand-planing skills. We show you how to do this through this one-day workshop of short lectures and craftsman demonstrations.

This class is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In order to secure your place in a class, we must receive your full registration fee for any class costing $1,000.00 or less.

Unless otherwise noted, the materials fee for our classes is included in the registration cost.
2018
April
7
Sat
Apr. 7th
Total Registration Cost: $140
Status: Open
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2018-04-07