- Hand Planes 101
September 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you have an old hand plane at home collecting dust? Or maybe you inherited a hand plane from a relative, or picked one up at a yard sale, with good intentions of learning how to use it. You can bring that plane to this class and learn all about it as we transform it from a decoration on your mantle to a well-tuned tool.
In this class we’ll examine a variety hand planes and learn what makes a quality hand plane. We’ll take the planes apart and use files, sandpaper, and elbow grease to bring all the critical surfaces down to clean, flat metal. We’ll then restore and sharpen the blade, using a power grinder to re-establish a new edge. We’ll discuss the different types of water and oil stones you can purchase, and finally we’ll cover the entry-level method of sharpening with sandpaper and a blade holder.
By the time we’re done, you’ll have a blade sharp enough to shave with!
Instruction and materials. There is a registration option to purchase a quality used plane to use during class, and keep it afterward. By the end of class, you’ll go home with a razor-sharp restored hand plane that is ready to use!
You should bring…
You don’t need to bring anything, but if you have your own hand plane, you are welcome to bring it along.
No experienced required
Best for Ages…
18 years and older.
Venue: Duluth Folk School Library
Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and is not handicapped accessible.