Making and using a Wooden Handplane
October 29 & 30, 2011
A handmade wooden plane is light, responsive and
capable of the finest smoothing and shaping. In this two-day class, students
will employ basic woodworking skills to transform a block of hardwood into a
sensitive and lasting tool. As the planes are completed, students will learn or
refine sharpening and planing techniques. They will
also become more knowledgeable about a plane's mechanics in general, enabling
them to troubleshoot and tune up any plane. The instructor uses handmade planes
to shape and smooth much of his own work.
Basic woodworking skills are practiced to a high
degree of accuracy in order to result in a lasting, valuable tool.
Level ~ Beginner
Course Length –Two Days Saturday & Sunday 9:00AM ~
Course Fee - $295.00
Materials - $30.00
John Cameron has been building and designing furniture for over 25 years. He is a member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters, and the recipient of a 2011 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Crafts. His work has appeared in magazines, books, museums, and galleries across the country. John lives and works in Gloucester, MA.