Make a Wooden Hand Plane

  • 1 Hand Plane Jack
    with Jack Reynolds
    Oct. 24-25, Sat-Sun, 10am to 5pm
    Level: Beginning and beyond
    Cost: $240
    Materials: $50 estimated depending on blade

    Make a wood hand plane that can take a beautiful shaving down the length of a board. It is astonishing! Miraculous! Possible.

    There is nothing cooler in the shop than grabbing the wood hand plane that you made to take a shaving down the length of a board. It is astonishing and miraculous! It is also possible.

    Join us for a two day class designing, building, tuning and using your own wood hand plane. We will build a smoothing or jack plane using Hock plane irons designed specifically for wood hand planes. Using Oregon White Oak or European Beech for the plane body, learn how to cut, clean and create the interior of the plane body. Get techniques for creating the wedge shape to hold the plane iron and the wedge to hold it in place. Learn sharpening techniques for the Hock iron you choose from 1″ to 1 1/2″ in width. You’ll glue up your plane body day one and shape it using the band saw, rasps, and spoke shave. Discover methods for sharpening and for fine tuning your plane on the second day so that you can be taking great shavings.

    It is a revelation to make your own hand planes. Come and learn how. A whole new world will open up for you.


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