Tuning & Using Hand Planes with Graham Blackburn May 14 - 15, 2022

about this workshop

In this class, students will learn what a plane is really intended to do! Graham will demonstrate how to fettle, tune, and sharpen it, regardless if the plane is made of wood, composite, or metal—old, rusty, or new or expensive. The course will focus primarily on bench planes (smoothers, jacks, and jointers) but if you have block planes, rabbet or any specialty plane, Graham will show how to use them efficiently. Make sure to bring all the planes you have. You’ll never need sandpaper or sanders again!

Unique Instructor Graham Blackburn

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$390 tuition + $20 materials

Key Points:
*The mouth
*The cap iron
*Sharpening methods
*Planing jigs for accuracy

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Tuning & Using Hand Planes with Graham Blackburn May 14 - 15, 2022



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